Crisis: Theni District is a remote area in the Western Ghat hills of Tamil Nadu. Majority of communities residing here are dependent on agriculture as an occupation. Due to unimproved methods of farming and irregular rainfall farmers/laborers live in severely poor conditions.
Programs: Literates Welfare Association (LAW) was formed to implement certain structures and systems in place for an inclusive development of villages in the interiors of Tamil Nadu, India. The prime purpose of LAW is to socially and economically back people from rural areas with no prior training or knowledge to provide them with a basic standard of living - i) Environmental Protection includes sensitizing students and teachers on environmental conservation and bio-diversity, distribution of bio-degradable bags. ii) Skill Development includes vocational training to youth in tailoring, dress making, fashion designing, driving, beautician etc. iii) Women Empowerment includes forming Self-Help Group of rural women enabling them to achieve economic independence and training women iv) Child Welfare includes running creches for children till the age of 5 years of working and ailing mothers providing pre-school education, food, recreation, medical care etc. v) Family Counseling Center offers emotional support and legal aid services to mostly women along with a mobile counselling service vi) Educational Development includes running Supplementary Learning Centers (SLC) and Tuition Centers.
Impact: In 2018-19, LAW reached out to 901 children under SLC, 135 youth under skill training and 90 women under livelihood program, 600 cases in the family counselling center and 20,000 students through HIV/AIDS awareness.
Income Rs34 lac
Expense Rs35 lac
Source : Audit Report 2018
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