VIDIYAL NEWS
01.05.2019 to 10.05.2019 22 nd Jolly Camp
11.05.2019 Children Library – Numismatic and Stamp collection Exhibition
11.05.2019 Managing Committee Meet
11.05.2019 Mothers Meet
12.05.2019 Fathers Meet
12.05.2019 Image – Movie Club: Short Film Festival
13.05. 2019 Tamil Forum
13.05.2019 Ripple Circle – Social Action Forum
14.05.2019 Reception Home: Training on Protection from abuse
14.05.2019 To 18.05.2019 Camp for Children of parents with alcohol addiction
19.05.2019 Planning meet for Child Rights Festival
19.05.2019 Athirvuhal Forum: Releasing ‘Vidiyal Paravaihal’(Vidiyal Birds) Hand written magazine
20.05.2019 to 24.05.2019 Workshop on Problem Solving and Decision Making Senior Children
21.05.2019 Reception Home: Home Management Committee meeting
25.05.2019 Thoorihai – Drawing and painting Forum
26.05.2019 Science Forum
27.05.2019 – service programme – Children serving elderly and wounded children in Melavasal and serving at a Home for the elderly
27.05.2019 Sponsors’ Day celebration
Trekking Programme - Kolli Hills

About Vidiyal

WHO WE ARE

 

Sakthi is a registered nonprofit secular organization registered under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975 Old S.No.50 of 1993, New S.No.185 of 2006. Vidiyal was founded in 1996 as a program of Sakthi in the city of Madurai to provide safety and support to children in need of care and protection, especially – street children, runaway children, abandoned children, working children, children from excluded communities and children facing difficulties. Vidiyal provided the children with opportunities to work through their problems and offered support and guidance.  Vidiyal focuses on the social inclusion of children, child rights and child participation.

 

Though Sakthi is the registered legal entity, VIDIYAL has gained the patronage from the general public, earned goodwill of the communities we partner with and attained popularity.  Today we use Sakthi and Vidiyal inter changeably or sometimes together like Sakthi – Vidiyal to ensure a clear understanding of the nature of relationship.  Though Vidiyal was initiated as a natural response to the need of that time, now it has grown beyond the charity mode and taken Children’s Rights as the frame work for its operation.

 

Background

 

Urban poverty in Tamilnadu in 93 -94 was reportedly at 80.4 Lakh. Children from marginalized, discriminated, migratory and disadvantaged communities living in congested unhygienic tenements are the worst affected by poverty. Inadequate schooling, verbal and corporal abuse in schools resulted in school dropouts. Children roaming in the streets are a common sight in the city of Madurai. Children, work as rag pickers, scavengers, polish shoes and do menial chores for low wages and are treated despicably as cheap labor in roadside shops and small eateries. Vidiyal was established to challenge the existing discriminatory practices faced by children in the family, society and in schools. Vidiyal enables these children who are at the bottom rung to avail opportunities for holistic growth through child resource centres and education.  Vidiyal works to endorse and establish Child Rights.