Malarchi

Project Brief:
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Ramgopal
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Flat #1, Saptagiri Apartments,83, T.T.K. Road,Madras,
TAMIL NADU  600 018
Tel: 499-4806, 499-6634
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Dec 1997Boston/MITUSD 1020
Dec 1996Boston/MITUSD 1020

Total = $2040

Malarchi is a home for children from families that have been deserted, or seriously abused, by the father, and where the mother is unable to provide for them. The children are educated in local schools.
Established in 1970, this group focuses its efforts
on alleviating problems faced by women. Ongoing


efforts include:


i) A home for the aged and destitute women called "Vishranthi"
ii) Educating women on their rights, benefits
of sanitation, proper diet etc. ("Awareness
Project"); Helping women in distress ("Short
Stay Home"); and Family couselling and guidance ("Vimochana")
iii)Four projects relating to education - "Book Bank"
to buy books needed by poor students; "Tution
Center" to give coaching to under-privileged
children; a home for abused children called
"Malarchi" and a student adoption scheme called "Vidhya Dhan"