CAST - Community Action for Social Transformation

Project Brief: Located in a dry, drought-prone and economically marginal region southwest of Tirunelvelli district, these crèches would help the mothers to be able to go to work. It will also encourage the elder siblings (particularly the girl children) to be...
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Berkeley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Praveen Krishnan
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Poothathankudieruppu,ThiruviruthanPulli P.O.,Poothathankudieruppu,
TAMIL NADU  627414
Tel: +91-4634-63355 (Off), +91-9443
Stewarding Chapter: Berkeley
Dec 2002BerkeleyUSD 2300
Dec 2002Silicon ValleyUSD 300
Dec 2001BerkeleyUSD 5400
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 3300
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 1500
Dec 2000BerkeleyUSD 5500
Dec 1999BerkeleyUSD 1700
Dec 1998BerkeleyUSD 3400
Dec 1997BerkeleyUSD 3200

Total = $26600

CAST has been running nursery schools (day care centers) for children under five in ten villages in the area for several years now. ASHA Berkeley learnt about this project through one of its members, Anand Pandian who visited the project in Summer 1997. ASHA supported five of the ten nursery schools in the year 1997-1998: those at Pathai, Nalantheru, Pottal, Thiruviruthanpulli, and Chidambarapuram villages. The project came up for renewal in 1998 after a site visit by Anand Pandian. It was funded for the period of 1998-1999, 1999-2000, and 2000-2001. The project is currently an Asha-Stars project. Contact one of the Asha-Stars if you wish to join the team.
Community Action for Social Transformation (CAST) is a secular, non-profit organization involved in health education, community empowerment, income generation and environment activities in Thirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. Initiated by P. Sucila Pandian, a local nurse and social worker in 1984, CAST is now working in 45 villages in the dry, drought-prone and economically backward south-west region of the district.