VIDIYAL NEWS
01.01.2020 – New Year Celebration organized by Muhangal (Faces) Volunteers Forum
02.01.2020 to 04.01.2020 – General Body Meeting – Six months review
03.01.2020 – New Year Meet for staff and volunteers
04.01.2020 to 26.01.2020¬ – Theater Group: Play Production for the 25th anniversary
05.01.2020 – 24th Pongal Sports Meet
06.01.2020 – Vidiyal Nursery: School Reopening 06.01.2020 – Vidiyal Nursery: Day of Pink
11.01.2020 – Managing Committee Meet 11.01.2020 – Say No to DRUGS sensitization series 11.01.2020 – Mothers Meet 11.01.2020 – Vidiyal Nursery School : Parents – Teacher Meet
12.01.2020 – Fathers meet 12.01.2020 – Ripple Circle – Social Action forum 12.01.2020 – Tamil Forum
13.01.2020 – Reception Home: Pongal celebration & Pongal Sports day 13.01.2020 – Vidiyal Nursery : Day of Caps
15.01.2020 – Pongal Celebration
16.01.2020 – Thoorihai – Drawing & Painting Forum
17.01.2020 – Image – Movie Club
18.01.2020 – Project Staff Meeting 18.01.2020 – Health Care: General Medical Checkup for Children at our Child Resource Centres
18.01.2020 – Picnics – Places of Nature’s Bounty Beginner – Kuruvithurai River Primary – Kutralampatti Falls Junior – Vaigai Dam Intermediate – Rameshwaram
19.01.2020 – Full rehearsal for Anniversary
21.01.2020 – Vidiyal Nursery: Field Trip to Thirumalai Naikar Mahal
22.01.2020 – Programme staff meeting
25.01.2020 – Managing Committee Meet
26.01.2020 – Reception Home: Republic Day Celebration 26.01.2020 – 25th Anniversary of Sakthi – Vidiyal, Community Celebration
29.01.2020 – Feast for Elderly
New Dawn Trustees

OUR PARTNERS

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OUR PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT

NEWDAWN INDIA – UK

Who are we?

NewDawn India, a Christian charity based in Suffolk, UK, has been supporting the work of Vidiyal in Madurai since its inception in 1996. We have five trustees – Mr. Neville Cooper, Mrs. Sandra Davies, Mr. Peter Ellis, Mrs. Brenda Sturgeon and Mrs. Sally-Ann Wells, along with a close band of supporters who are involved in fund raising activities.

Our privilege

We have been honoured to be welcomed as part of the Vidiyal family through the years and enjoy sharing across our cultures about the needs and achievements of the children in our different societies.

What do we do?

  • Many of the children attending the Vidiyal centres are sponsored by our supporters, who love to communicate with them through letters and photographs and to follow their progress with encouraging words.
  • Other supporters make regular donations to support the work at Vidiyal, while not sponsoring a particular child.
  • We run all sorts of events and activities to raise funds for the work of Vidiyal, including curry evenings, coffee mornings, concerts, quizzes, dances, garden lunches and cream teas.
  • Some of our Trustees and supporters give talks and presentations to raise awareness of the needs of the street children from the slums of Madurai, the work of Vidiyal and the Child Rights issues that are central to the Vidiyal campaign.
  • Our UK administration costs are minimal as most of the work is undertaken by the Trustees. We can assure supporters that every penny they give is used for the benefit of the children in Madurai.
  • We produce newsletters to keep everybody up to date with what is happening and to distribute news we receive from Vidiyal.

Comments from some of the suppporters

The NewDawn India/Vidiyal link is not like a charity, it’s more like a family.      Elly Evans

Until our visit we had no comprehension of the difference the charity makes to so many young people’s lives, with the commitment of such dedicated staff. It was an amazing and humbling experience.        Lowri Davies

Vidiyal is incredible and we were so encouraged by the visible effect the work has on the children and families involved.    Katie Lifford

The unstinting hard work of Jim, Sharmila and their team of helpers makes such a difference to the lives of the 300+ children attending Vidiyal at any one time. It opens up horizons never imagined possible a generation ago. Here, we need to keep fund-raising for NewDawn to sustain the level of support in these difficult economic times.                  John Sturgeon