Thulir Trust - Education Resource Center, Dharmapuri

Project Brief: Thulir project is to support the education resource center being run by Thulir Trust in Sittilingi, Tamil Nadu.
Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: children of dalits/tribals

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Bangalore
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Balaji S
Project Partner(s): Anu Krishna
Other Contacts: Padmanava Sen
Project Address: , Sittilingi,Theerthamalai P.O.,Sittilingi/ Kottapatti,
TAMIL NADU  636906
Tel: +91 4346-299197
Stewarding Chapter: Bangalore
Jul 2017BangaloreUSD 8408
Jan 2017BangaloreUSD 14856
Jul 2016BangaloreUSD 13023
Jul 2015BangaloreINR 672000
May 2015BangaloreINR 607400
Mar 2015BangaloreINR 7400
Jun 2014BangaloreINR 60000
Oct 2013BangaloreUSD 10128
Mar 2013BangaloreINR 262000
Mar 2013BangaloreINR 100000
Oct 2012BangaloreINR 100000
Feb 2012BangaloreINR 3184
Dec 2010BangaloreINR 540000
Sep 2010BangaloreINR 270000
Dec 2009BangaloreINR 63600
Jul 2009BangaloreINR 96600
Nov 2008BangaloreINR 96600

Total = $109172.4912

Thulir is an Education Resource Center for children and young adults at Sittilingi which is a tribal village in Dharmapuri District, Tamil Nadu. It is a Tamil word meaning, "tender shoot", also "to sprout".

Asha has been actively supporting the Thulir effort since 2004 through Fellowships for Anu and Krishna, who started Thulir. This project is to provide support for recurring expenses of the Thulir initiative. Asha Bangalore is the stewarding chapter of this effort.

News from thulir is archived in the blog newsfromthulir.blogspot.com.
The goal of Thulir is to provide a place where:

- Children are in the presence of adults who can motivate them and provide support for learning
- Children can access basic learning resources that are not available to them in their homes or schools
- Children attend supplementary classes or prepare for exams away from crammed and noisy homes
- Children interact with visiting professionals from various walks of life to get exposure
- Young adults are trained to create similar spaces for children in their own villages
- As children grow into young adults, they can have access to vocational training courses and network with other such centers.


Thulir Trust is a Charitable Trust Regd under Indian Trusts Act Regn. No. 222/2007 [Gudalur, Nilgiris Dt., Tamil Nadu]
This project supports education resource center run by Asha Fellows Anu and Krishna.