Education, Tamil Nadu, Vidyarambam

How it began at Vidyarambam

Mr. Ranganathan is the founder of Vidyarambam. In his previous avatar, he was an automobile engineer and travelled to various places to work. In 1982 he decided that he wanted to motivate and inspire learning in children who have little access to the joy of education. He says, “I took my sons for summer holidays…

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Founding Story, Tamil Nadu, Vision For Health Welfare and Special Needs

How it began at Vishwas, Vision For Health Welfare and Special Needs

Armed with a post graduate degree in biophysics, Neelam Jolly moved to Delhi from Chandigarh in the late eighties. After switching to Delhi, she decided to switch tracks and underwent a course as a Therapist with AADI – an NGO devoted to educational and social integration of disabled children with the mainstream.  This was an…

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Disabled, Founding Story, JK MAASS, Mentally Disabled, Physically Disabled, Tamil Nadu

How it began at JK MAASS

On obtaining a degree in Physiotherapy, Mr. Sudhakaran, the founder of JK MAASS started working at a multi-specialty hospital. Most of his patients were mentally and physically disabled children. He served them relentlessly for ten years. It was during his tenure at the hospital that he understood fully the disparity between the rich and the…

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Children, Education, Founding Story, Tamil Nadu

How it began at CARD

Pudukkottai, the Chettinad district of TN was once ruled by the kings. When I entered the city, I was awe struck by the ancient buildings which now house courts, colleges etc. Painted an earthy red, these buildings definitely grab ones attention. What also grabs one’s attention is the great work being done by CARD, which…

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Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Women's Employment

By transforming the way these women think, this organisation has ensured that its impact will flow from mother to daughter, teaching future generations the importance of education, employment and independence

When I first heard about ANEW, I figured from its name that the organisation was working in an area that posed to be quite a challenge in modern society. And that became clear to me as Sathya, who is on their Managing Committee, walked me through the work that they do. ANEW specializes in offering…

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