This is the story of Divya Barathi, one of the students who graduated thanks to our scholarships – and whose results give prestige to our program.
You may remember the story of a young mother from the village of Anjeneya who was killed by tuberculosis (TB) back in 2019.
Her widowed husband, with their two children, returned to his native village to live with his elderly parents, moving away from our educational and community activities.Continue reading “Checking in on a struggling family”
In December last year, Malar Trust made scholarship awards to 63 students – worth 10 lahks rupees – to pay for their schooling in 2020/2021. The 33 new scholarship students and 30 existing ones come from all age groups, from primary school up to college.Continue reading “Transforming lives: 10 years of scholarships”
Malar Trust India organised a series of workshops about menstruation and associated issues for women belonging to the tribal communities of the villages where we work. The four sessions were delivered in collaboration with the Institution of Research and Development for Rural Poor Trust (IRDRP) and the Consortium of Health Associations in India (CHAI) which jointly financed the project.
Over 100 women attended the four workshops which provided knowledge on the functioning of the female body and basic hygiene information..Continue reading “workshops on menstruation for tribal women”
Our fourth Day Care Centre opened in the Irular community of Puliyur village (Chengalpattu District) on Saturday September 12th 2020. The centre is serving children from 15 families who live in the village, who have only been able to attend school occasionally until now.Continue reading “Fourth Day Care Centre opens in Puliyur”
On 28 August, Malar Trust India (MTI) received two awards from the Chengalpattu Department of Disability Welfare.Continue reading “Two awards for Malar Trust India”
It was only when the Government began free food distribution in March and April that we realised how many people – especially Gypsies and tribal people – do not have their family ration smart cards yet.Continue reading “No smart cards, no food!”
On April 1st 2019 a new Disabled Resource Center, run by Malar Trust India, officially opened its doors to the public.Continue reading “Malar Trust India opens a Disabled Resource Center in Poonjeri village”
A tailoring machine has been delivered yesterday in one of the backward areas where the Association works, a village called Periyar Nagar (Manampathy, Thiruporur block).Continue reading “Tailoring machine donated in Periyar Nagar”