REDAG - Rural Educational Development Action Group

Project Brief: REDEG runs a child home in Thally, Dharmapuri dist, Tamilnadu
Project Type: Child Home (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - things went wrong
Project Steward: Srishti Sofat
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
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Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Dec 2002SeattleUSD 500
Dec 2001SeattleUSD 500
Dec 2000SeattleUSD 500
Dec 1999SeattleUSD 500
Dec 1998SeattleUSD 500

Total = $2500

REDAG (Rural Educational Development Action Group) Association is a nonprofit voluntary organization working for welfare and development of the Thally area in the north western corner of Dharmapuri district in Tamilnadu State. The society started an orphanage in June 1987, situated on the Jawalagiri highway road in Athalvadi village, one kilometer fromThally.

Thally is situated at a height of 2,500 feet above sea level. The area is surrounded by reserve forests on its south and west. It is drought prone and considered backward. Agriculture is the primary means of livelihood. Agriculturists come with their produce every Saturday to Thally where a weekly market is held. Denkanikota and Hosur are the nearest towns located at a distance of 10 annd 17 miles respectively. Bangalore is 42 miles away.
Of the total population, 90% are Hindu, 8% Muslim and 1% Christain. Caste system is well rooted in society. Untouchability still prevails in this area.