CARD Trust supports rural people who are in need of food, education, healthcare, shelter and clothing and emotional and moral support with particular emphasis on women and children.
Their programmes in 2013-2014 were as follows:
Free Tailoring Training for SHGs: The organisation conducted a tailoring training programme for members of the SHGs which was attended by 35 to 40 women in two batches. Embroidery, saree printing, fashion jewellery making were also taught.
Computer Training Programme: CARD Trust organised a basic computer training programme for tribal girl children aged 13-20 years. 176 children attended the course and were employed in printing stores, Desk Top Publishing Centres, Super Markets in and around Kallakurichi, Sankarapuram and Chinna Salem.
Non-woven bag making training: This is a one week training course for helping women get basic knowledge on receiving orders, cutting, stitching, printing, screen printing, and colour mixing. This was attended by 45 women from various Village SHGs.
World Women’s Day Celebration: In 2014, the topic chosen for Women’s Day Celebration was ‘Women in Governance of Panchayat’. Feminist Ms. Shanthi from Vellore attended the event and gave a speech on importance of women rights and equality.
Blood Donation Camp: Like every year, CARD Trust conducted a blood donation camp in FY14 at State Bank of Tiruvakur in Vilupuram. Street plays were organised at Villupuram to educate public on the importance of donating blood.
NABARD Farmer’s Club Formation: To help rural farmers learn new agricultural techniques, CARD Trust in association with NABARD formed Farmer’s Clubs in Cuddalore, Vilupuram and Tiruvannamalai Districts. In FY14, four Farmer’s Clubs were formed in Tiruvannamalai District of Vandavasi Taluk.
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