WARM - Welfare Association of Rural Mass

Project Brief: WARM is an organization established in 1983, Tamilnadu. Their mission is to create awareness among marginalized people about their rights and make them believe they can become self-reliant. One goal is elimination of child labor.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: dropouts (description)

Secondary Focus: remedial education

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Melli Annamalai
Project Partner(s): Ramchandar Krishnamurthy
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , WARM, 14, Satta Naickan Street,,Thiruvannamalai,
TAMIL NADU  606601
Tel: (4175) 25367
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Jul 2003Boston/MITUSD 500
Dec 2003Boston/MITUSD 515
Dec 2002Boston/MITUSD 1000
Dec 2001Boston/MITUSD 500

Total = $2515

Asha provides funds to help eradicate illiteracy from the target area. Dropouts will be enrolled in school and working children will be weaned away from the work force and admitted to school. So far, achievements of this organization related to children are non-formal education, transit school, supplementary class, creche, medical screening camp, shelter home, vocational training, counseling.
Goal is to create awareness in the community and make marginalized people believe that they can be self-sufficient. This is achiened through heavy community involvement in working toward the following subgoals: cultivating a strong community spirit, elimination of child labor, assistance for street children, enable people to use governmental self-help programs, network with other NGOs and the government to resolve issues relating to development, serve as a centre for exchange of views on development.
WARM is an organization established in 1983 in Tiruvannamalai and Dharmapuri districts, Tamilnadu. They cover 60 villages in the area and plan to extend it to 20 more. Their mission is to create awareness among marginalized people (urban, rural, tribal poor) about their rights and make them believe they can become self-sufficient and self-reliant by their own effort. This goal is achieved through heavy community involvement in working toward the following subgoals: cultivating a strong community spirit, elimination of child labor, assistance for street children, enable people to use governmental self-help programs, network with other NGOs and the government to resolve issues relating to development, serve as a centre for exchange of views on development.

Achievements so far:
Children:
Non-formal education, transit school, supplementary class, creche, medical screening camp, shelter home, vocational training, counseling
Women:
Mother and childcare health and nutrition Immunization and family planning Formation of women groups Formation of self-help groups Leadership training Income generation program Skill training
Youth:
Leadership training Sports, cultural, vocation, skill training Youth club
Aged:
Day care center Income generation program
General:
Family counseling Consumer education Agricultural development
Social Mobilization:
AIDS awareness, Public awareness seminars, workshops Campaign on children's rights, women's rights, child labor eradication
WARM has a fulltime staff of 33 and a parttime staff of 7, and 60 volunteers from the community. WARM has a strong relationship with other NGOs, and a lot of its work has revolved around using resources provided by the govt. for the people, and making them aware that such resources exist.