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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 30 lahks annually, working in five villages around Poonjery, in the Kancheepuram 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 social welfare.

Members

12.03.07 - Mani e Niruba
“Mani” G.Rupakanthan, our Managing Trustee, with his elder daughter Niruba

The Board of Trustees:

Managing Trustee
Mr. G. Rupakanthan S/o Govindasamy, born May 31st 1980, residing at 49 Mettu Street, Poonjeri Village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Trustee
Mr. M. Sekar, S/o Munayan, born January 20th 1976, residing at 4/49 Mettu Street, Paiyanur Village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Trustee
Mrs. R. Kokila, W/o Rajan, born December 5th1978, residing at 15 Mettu Street, Poonjeri Village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

The Projects

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

  • supporting the children during their entire school life from balwadi to college;
  • improving the children’s health with free medical assistance and through the education of the families and better hygienic conditions in the whole village;
  • assisting the parents 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.

 

Where we work

villageAll our activities start at root level, working with the local community of each village.

Starting a balwadi or a coaching class is usually the first step to build a relationship with the families, especially the mothers of the children who are the main target of our programmes.
With the most underprivilaged communities, we need to explain first the importance of education as the only way to improve the future life of their children.
We periodically arrange meetings with the parents of the children enrolled in our programmes to better understand their needs and those of the community.