Created in 2006 by two French people passionate of India, the Children of Tamil Nadu Charity opened an orphanage in Madurai further to the tsunami, taking in 31 children aged from 6 to 16.
According to its Code of Ethics, the charity makes the commitment to provide the best living conditions to the children taken in the orphanage, caring to respect their tradition. read more...
Since it has been set up, the charity has particularly been motivated in building projects creating relationship and exchanges with French children, in order to bring the orphans a world-awareness and create a mutual enrichment.
Many actions are lead from France to attract more members and develop sponsorships supporting the orphanage, actions that are favorably welcome since it is a “little” project to which everyone can feel close: some news of the children’s lives and progresses are steadily updated on the charity’s website. The charity hearty welcomes the companies that wish to support and get involved in this solidarity project.
APRES School is not only a school, this is rather an unexpected opportunity for marginalized children, to get the same rights than any other boy or girl of the world. In fact, APRES School take care about children from Indian tribes, so for Indian people there are worse than the lowest caste people, that is why they reject them from the Indian society, which push them to become beggars or street sellers.
Lionel and Martine, the instigators of this project, gave to these children much more than a school, they built a canteen and accommodations, and have set up an innovative teaching method (the ABL method). Thanks to their involvement, the future of these children should be now brighter!
If you are also interested by helping these tribal children, either by sponsoring a child or by working with us, you will find all the necessary information on our website.
CDE, for the better well-being of underprivileged children. In partnership with local associations, CDE develops playing, artistic and educational programs for these children. We have plenty programs on-going and under development: children’s clubs in the slums of Madurai and some remote villages of the Villipuram district, play center for children with special needs and a mobile toys and games library in Pondicherry…! Any goodwill and assistance is welcome to help in the programs and in the daily work of CDE India. read more...
Benefits of playing activities: Playing is a universal and fundamental activity for any individual. Through playing, a child acquires social, emotional, physical and awareness competences. The game is also a means for a child to express his or her problems and to overcome them (resilience).
Volontariat is a NGO, which was created in the sixties by Madeleine De Blic, a Belgium social assistant. Since that, this association strives to help the poorest among the poor, and the unpriviledged people like lepers or the tribal children. Volontariat is also focused on education and sponsorises many children. This one of the most active NGO and the most ancient in Pondicherry, and deserves a great respect.
This association has been created by Thomas Vidotto and aims to promote and to develop Rugby in Pondicherry. This mission seems rather difficult, considering the lack of field facilities in the city, but also because of the lack of popularity of this sport in India. But in spite of these difficulties, Thomas Vidotto has already achieved good things.
The “Pondy Sharkz” are playing in a championship with teams from Chennai, and he has also formed several teams, like a team of fishermen children, two university teams (one for men and one for women) and many more are coming in the future!
So if you are interesting by helping to the development of this sport with strong human values, don’t hesitate anymore and join the PRA!
ADER in partnership with the Abbé Pierre Foundation in Aid to the Homeless, launched a long term development programme in India in 1996, aimed at improving the living conditions and the housing of more than 50,000 underprivileged people.
The French Institute of Pondicherry is a search center very recognized all around India, and one of the pillars of the French-Indian collaboration. The search projects are oriented to three main fields: indology, ecology and social sciences. The institute owns the biggest collection of Shaivasiddhanta manuscripts, underscored by its inscription in the "Memory of the World" programme of the UNESCO, but also a great picture collection of the religious Art in South India. It is possible to visit this beautiful building, and to consult all the resources.
The Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage is a NGO active all around India, and its mission in Pondicherry is to preserve the unique French-Tamil heritage, mainly concerning the architectural patrimony and the maintain of the streets. INTACH offers also touristic visits around the most interesting places and the most colourful streets in the town.