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

Programmes for Elderly

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Programmes for Elders
Elders are like jewels for any community. The elders living in the slums where Vidiyal operates have rich experience in adapting various means for social change. They underwent lot of hardships in a caste society. But unfortunately their voices are unheard and their rich knowledge withers out. Twice a year Vidiyal organises senior citizen’s meet to provide and protect their rights. Earlier with the support of our volunteers an attempt was made to document the experiences of elders in the community. On an average 75 elders both men and women participate in our programmes for elders and periodical get to gathers. We have also organised a geriatric medical camp in which 51 elders participated and benefited.
At these get to gathers elders are honoured with a gift and sumptuous feast. They very much appreciate and always look forward to the next one. Respect for elders is nurtured in our children through action programmes. We encourage our children to look after their grannies and grandpas so that they live a dignified life in the slums and play a important role in the protection of children and their rights.