VIDIYAL NEWS
02.11.2018 – Nandhavanam: Moonlight potluck dinner for sponsored children
02.11.2018 – Vidiyal Nursery : Deepavalli Celebration
03.11.2018 – Vidiyal Nursery School Parents – Teacher Meet
04.11.2018 – Children’s Council Meet
05.11.2018 – Deepavali Celebration
05.11.2018 – Reception Home : Deepavali Celebration
09.11.2018 – Vidiyal Nursery: Day of sharing and giving
10.11.2018 – Sports team: Volleyball coaching, Managing Committee Meet, Mothers Meet
11.11.2018 – Ripple Circle – Social Action forum
11.11.2018 – Tamil Forum
14.11.2018 – Vidiyal Nursery: Children’s day Celebration
14.11.2018 – Reception Home : Children’s day celebration
18.11.2018 – Science Forum
18.11.2018 – Thoorihai – Drawing and Painting Forum, Fathers Meet
20.11.2018 – Reception Home : Deepavali
21.11.2018 – Tracking Child Rights in Madurai City
24.11.2018 – Managing Committee Meet
25.11.2018 – Image movie club

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.