VIDIYAL NEWS
01.01.2019 – New Year Celebration organized by Muhangal (Faces) Volunteers Forum
02.01.2019 -General Body Meeting – Six month Review of Vidiyal Child Rights Movement
05.01.2019 – Vidiyal Nursery School : Parents – Teacher Meet
06.01.2019 – 23rd Pongal Sports Meet
08.01.2019 – Vidiyal Nursery : Day of Birds
12.01.2019 – Mothers Meet
13.01.2019 – Ripple Circle – Social Action forum Image – Movie Club
13.01.2019 – Fathers Meet
14.01. Thoorihai – Drawing & Painting Forum
14.01.2019 – Reception Home: Pongal celebration & Pongal Sports day
15.01.2019 – Pongal Celebration at Vidiyal Main Centre
16.01.2019 – Tamil Forum
18.01.2019 – Vidiyal Nursery: Field Trip to Thirumalai Naikar Mahal
20.01.2019 – Service Programme : Children serving at various homes for the elderly and Home for the mentally Challenged
Reception Home: Republic Day Celebration Reception Home: Republic Day Celebration
26.01.2019 – 25th Anniversary of Sakthi – Vidiyal Community
29.01.2019 – Feast for Elderly
31.01.2019 – Sewing Machine Distribution

Volunteer Program

Volunteer Programme

Volunteerism has been the spirit of Sakthi – Vidiyal since its inception. In the early days of Vidiyal we reached college students through the NSS unit of Madurai Kamarajar University and organised several youth sensitization programmes in the city. This process had enabled young persons to commit themselves to work as volunteers in our programmes and activities.

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As part of our intervention we strengthened the personhood in children, and encouraged them to be effective change agents in their own communities. Social analysis and their personal experiences enabled children to develop a personal goal for the society. This has resulted in the development of a Volunteer Programme in Vidiyal. The volunteer programme is called ‘Muhangal’ means ‘Faces’ in Tamil. When our children reach college, they commit themselves to give their personal time to Vidiyal in its outreach programmes.

This brought positive dynamics in our work and created synergy in the Vidiyal commune. These volunteers who have reached higher education after fighting against all odds including social exclusion, discrimination, poverty, and unjust social order have now become role models for the younger ones. It enabled the younger ones to visualize a future with immediate reference from their own community and made them to believe that they can also achieve so much. It brought positive impact in the volunteers because it took them from the receiving end and now they are able to contribute back to the development of children from their own communities. Their skills and talents are matched with the needs of children. Our volunteers serve in the Child Resource Centres and engage in activities designed for the holistic development of children.

Volunteers for the year 2014 – 2015
The following volunteers are serving in the current year.
K.Jeyakumar
M.Anbu
A.Sanmugasundaram
R.Muthupandi
U.Abdul Rahuman
K.Vijay
K.Loganayaki
R.Sangeetha
A.Bagawathi
P.Prithika
C.Jothimani
M.Sivaranjani
M.Bhuvaneeswari
Ms.Preethi