AWARD - ABOUT US
Association of Welfare in Anthropology and Rural
Development (AWARD) Trust is a grass root
community development organization. It has
working for the empowerment of women,
children among the most marginalized of
marginalized communities in Kodaikanal,
Thoppampatti Blocks in Dindigul
District, Tamilnadu ,
It currently operates in 25 villages and 45
covering a total population of 15,800 inhabitants, including 1,900 specifically targeted.
To ensure sustainable development of women,
and children among the most marginalized of
marginalized Communities like Tribes,Dalith and
gypsies, so that they might lead truly decent and
To sensitize the communities to participate and
contribute themselves to form community based
organization among Women, farmers and Youth.
To initiate quality education to all children by
providing life oriented
To identify excluded (children with Disabilities)
out of school children and bring them under
the fold of
To create accessibility of education for all
To integrate education and community
empowerment through sensitization and skill
To provide environmental awareness to the communities and help foster communal harmony.
Award Trust runs a School
for the Mentally Retarded
children at Palani, which is
recognized by the
Government of Tamil Nadu.
All the needs including food
and tuition fees for the mentally retarded children
are met only through the
donations from sponsors.
Also we remain oncentrating
in uplifting the Most
Marginalised in the
Marginalised Community. All
the programs should reach in the forest areas tribals
and lot more. We are raising
funds mainly through
Kindly be liberal in donating
to sponsor a child to meet
the cost of his/her education & teacher's salary
A Homage to Melinda Tims (1957-2015)
Any humanitarian organization in any part of the world needs to rely on all kinds of supports to be able to help people in dire situations.
Melinda Tims was one of these indispensable supports. Acting as Vice-President and Secretary of a small structure – education.world based in Poitiers , France – she spent most of her available time until her death, working with local NGO's in South India, Vietnam , Latin America and Black Africa, with remarkable efficiency and total commitment. (She showed the same enthusiasm as Maître de Conférences at the University of Tours , sharing her humanitarian awareness with her students).
Mélinda left us on August, 29 th of this year. She has given us one of the most wonderful examples of commitment, generosity, competence, friendship we have ever known. She has proven that whoever we are, whatever our situation, we can significantly contribute to help the downtrodden – that when there is a strong will there is definitely a way.