Rosary Trust (Rehabilitation of the Socially Afflicted, the Retarded and the Youth) works towards upliftment of the neglected, poor, aged, physically and mentally downtrodden and disoriented youth, especially Dalits. The Trust strives to render services to the economically backward sections of society in 25 villages of Tirunelveli district.
The Trust plans to build free school and college for Dalit children, free toilet cum bathroom for poor families and free shelter for the homeless subject to availability of funds.
Major activities are:
Home for the Aged: The Trust runs a shelter home for the elderly for the past 20 years with the help of residents and around 200 aged people have been taken care of till now. There are around 50 aged people residing in the Home currently who are provided with free food, clothing, and medicine and counselling. Funds have been received through GiveIndia to support the Home since 2007.
Women Empowerment: Poor women are trained in tailoring and are provided with sewing machines to earn a livelihood. A tailoring center has been started to employ poor women tailors.
Educational Support: The Trust provides children of laborers and coolies children with school uniforms, books, bags, fees etc.
Free medical camps: Villagers have to visit doctors in towns and cities thereby spending large sums and losing their daily wages since medical facilities are not available in most of these villages. The Trust helps by providing free medicines to such villagers. In FY15, 46 Free Medical Camps were conducted. Villagers can take free medicines from the Trust office dispensary at any time.
Free Tuitions: Rosary provides free evening coaching through its centers to children, particularly from Dalit families in and around 20 villages. Many of these children now attend high school.
Home for Handicapped: The Trust has started a Home for the Handicapped which shelters 50 handicapped persons who are mostly blind. They are provided with free food, clothing, and vocational training in making plastic wire cots and chairs, candles etc. and help in selling them.
Income Rs24 lac
Expense Rs23 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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