Malar Trust India

Malar Trust India is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2011 on the initiative of two long time friends, one Indian and one Italian, with a common dream: to help children from the poorest section of society to reach a better life through education.

They both strongly believe that if children are given the opportunity to study up to the highest level they can change not only their life but also the life of their families, with a general long-run improvement of the welfare of the communities they belong to.

So they decided to work together with two “sister” organizations, one Italian, Malar Trust Onlus, and one Indian, Malar Trust India: Malar Trust Onlus fundraises in Europe to collect the money to support the projects of Malar Trust India.

Presently, they raise and spend about 50 lahks annually, working in eight villages in the Chengalpattu District of Tamil Nadu. In this area, they run some Education Centers as small hubs of their various activities: nurseries, tuition centers, scholarships programmes, tailoring classes and general social welfare as little occasional medical support, providing basic documents, helping disabled to access facilities. An Old Age Daily Care Center has been inaugurated in 2023.


A story of success

Sreebha is a girl who lives in a hut with her mentally disabled father, her mother and her younger sister who is still studying; when we met her, only her mother had a simple job and the family economic situation was not good. Since 2020, thanks to Malar Trust scholarship program, she has been able …

The Projects

Malar Trust’s vision is to offer, at village level, whatever kind of help is required to improve the individual and social wellfare:

  • supporting the children during their entire school life from balwadi to college, providing school uniforms; notebooks etc.
  • improving the children’s health with free medical assistance and through the education of their families to a better hygienic care;
  • assisting adults, especially disabled, with small loans when they have good business ideas;
  • helping people who are facing critical situation, such as widows with kids or old people living alone without family support.
  • organizing tailoring courses for women so that they can learn a useful skill.
  • sponsoring individuals with a monthly support for essential needs.

Where we work