TRUWDES - School for Tribal Children, Manjampatti

Project Brief: Primary school in Manjampatti village, a tribal hamlet in Kodai hills, TamilNadu, educating about 60 tribal children from 3 hamlets with no other schools nearby.
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: completed - sustainable
Project Steward: RANJANI KUMAR
Project Partner(s): Alexander J
Other Contacts: Vidhya Govinadraju
Project Address: , Vallalar Thai Tamil Palli,Keelanavayal Post, Manavanur via,Ma.Manjampatti,
TAMIL NADU  624103
Tel: 011919360 523555
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Jun 2018Silicon ValleyUSD 6177
Mar 2018Silicon ValleyUSD 7074
Nov 2017Silicon ValleyUSD 7091
Mar 2017Silicon ValleyUSD 6511
Oct 2016Silicon ValleyUSD 6341
Dec 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 6001
Aug 2015Silicon ValleyUSD 6180
Dec 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 6410
Jun 2014Silicon ValleyUSD 6735
Dec 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 5370
Jun 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 5617
Dec 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 4849
Jun 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 5022
Dec 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 4042
Aug 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 4562
Dec 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 5547
Oct 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 5547
Oct 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 10229
Apr 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 8100
Nov 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 8000

Total = $125405

Trichirapalli Rural and Urban Welfare Development Educational Society (TRUWDES) in Trichy, TamilNadu has been running a school for tribal children in Manjampatti village, a tribal hamlet in Kodai hills, for the past five years targeting tribal children from 3-5 villages/hamlets nearby. There are no link roads, no electricity (except some solar lamps), no schools, no ration shop and no shops in these villages. The only way to reach the villages is by trekking about 3-4 hours through reserved forests, after taking permission from the forest department.

Manjampatti, the main village in this hilly area, and the villages nearby are predominantly inhabited by tribals or "Adivasis" who live off the land. Being in the midst of reserved forests, the people are forced to protect their crops from wild elephants, bison, wild boar, deer, etc. Once they harvest their crops (mostly just paddy), they have to hire ponies to take them down to Udumalpet (closest big town, about 50km away) and sell them there. The main village has about 60-70 families.
Help bring about generational change

Create first-generation of literate/educated in these communities

Empower them with basic education to be less susceptible to
exploitation and smuggling activities

Create an awareness in community about education and prevalent
practices - childhood marriages, bonded child labor

Work towards government involvement in community, school.
TRUWDES is a non-profit, social service society registered with Government of TamilNadu based out of Trichy (TamilNadu). It has been running child care centers, old age home, day care center for the aged and implementing awareness generation since its inception in 1991. It has been running the school in Manjampatti village since 1999.

Project Video (2013)
Dec 2013 School Visit

Project Photos (2010)
June 2010 School Visit
May 2018 Audit Report 2017_18
May 2018 Project Review and Renewal 2018-19
Mar 2018 Passed out students - Survey
Feb 2018 Mid Year Report - 2017_18
Aug 2017 Project Review and Renewal 2017-18
Aug 2017 Budget Approval Poll 2017-18
May 2017 Audit Report 2016_17
Feb 2017 TRUWDES_SiteVisitReport_Feb2017
Jan 2017 Budget_Approval_Poll_2016_17_v1.pdf
Sep 2016 Budget_Approval_Poll_2016_17.pdf
Aug 2016 TRUWDES_School_Project_Renewal_2016_17.pdf
Jan 2016 TRUWDES_SiteVisitReport_Sep2015.pdf
Jul 2015 TRUWDES School Budget Poll 2015
Jun 2015 Project Audit Reports 2014-15
Jan 2015 Project Review and Renewal 2015-16
Jun 2014 Project Approval Minutes 2014-15
May 2014 Project Review and Renewal 2014_15
Jan 2014 Site Visit Report 2013-14
Dec 2013 TRUWDES School Audit Reports 2013
Jun 2013 Project Approval Minutes 2013-14
May 2013 Project Review and Renewal 2013-14
Apr 2013 Project Review Summary 2013
Apr 2013 Project Update April 2013
Jan 2013 Project Update Jan 2013
Jun 2012 Project Audit Reports 2011-12
May 2012 Project Review and Renewal 2012_13
May 2012 Project Budget 2012-13
May 2012 Project Discussion Minutes 2012-13
Mar 2012 Site Visit Report 2012
Jul 2011 Project Renewal and Budget 2011-12
Jul 2011 Project Approval Minutes 2011-12
Nov 2010 Project Evaluation 2010-11
Sep 2010 Project Review 2009-10
Sep 2010 Project Budget 2010-11
Sep 2010 Project Approval Minutes
Sep 2010 Project Evaluation 2009-10
Aug 2010 Expense Report 2009-10
Sep 2009 Project Evaluation Document 2009-10
Aug 2009 Chapter Meeting Minutes - Site Visit Update
Jul 2009 Chapter project review meeting minutes
Jul 2009 Project Summary
Jul 2009 Site Visit Report 2009
Jun 2009 Project update and budget for 2009-10
Oct 2008 Progress report and modified 2008-09 budget
May 2008 Expense report for 2008-09
Apr 2008 Annual report and expenses for 2007-08
Apr 2008 2008-09 proposal incl. budget
Oct 2007 For ICPA - Modified proposal for 63 children from 50
Sep 2007 For ICPA - Modified proposal incl. budget from TRUWDES
Jul 2007 Original proposal incl. budget from TRUWDES
Jun 2007 Site visit report and evaluation by Bhaskar