News

Children’s Mental Health & Well Being – COVID 19

Covid 19 has had a big impact on mental health and well being all over the world but in particular people from marginalised communities. Here in rural Tamil Nadu, where we in Thamarai Educational Projects work, many people are at home now without work, concerned about the future. Families are together in small spaces where…

News

Electric Aid Ireland Grant for Thamarai

Grant aid from Electric aid Ireland for stage 1 of Thamarai Learning Centre On Saturday March 28th, the construction team, for our new learning centre, held a celebration prior to the cement being poured for the ground floor ceiling as part of the beautiful Indian tradition held at the major stages in projects where flowers,…

News

Moving through Covid 19 by designing differently

* above picture : Vignesh communicating with the children online While there had been a build up of information on the situation on Corona virus which gave us in Thamarai time to run a number of health awareness programs on the subject, the lock down came very fast. In the villages we work in, people…

News

Build a Learning Center with us in Southern India

Summary Enabling Futures 2020! We at Thamarai stand for the values of full potential and well being of all. After 13 years of providing educational services in temporary or rented spaces, we are building a learning centre and sports ground on land offered by Auroville to us for village well-being activities. Thamarai is the Tamil…

News

Embarking a new chapter- After-school in Edayanchavadi

Thamarai, when founded, established its first centre in Edayanchavadi – the nearest village to Auroville as a playgroup, after-school and healing centre for 11 years. In 2017 due to issues with the premises, the programmes relocated to other premises and another village which was in urgent need. Many of the youth, who were once the…

News

Oliyin Vitai

On March 16th, Thamarai in association with Yatra Arts Media organised a film screening event in Annai Nagar village, where we have one of our after-school centres. Yatra Arts Media for 6 months taught Thamarai after-school children how to film, write scripts and let them explore this field of creativity (Click here to read more…