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

Research

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Research Studies
Being an organization committed for the cause of children, Vidiyal has been conducting research studies on specific topics based on the need. Interns are provided with the opportunity to undertake short term research studies with the support of our staff and volunteers. The findings of a research are always useful in designing our intervention to resolve a particular issue.
In our journey down the years we have encountered with suicidal attempts by three children which led to the conduction of a study on “suicidal tendencies in slums”.

The strategies for preventing child marriages in our communities were anchored on the findings of a study on “Child marriages in Madurai slums”.

A study on ‘Life effectiveness’ of Arunthathiyar living in Theni district was conducted in the year 2008 for Arogya Agam by our President Dr.Sujatha Rita and Executive Director Mr.C.Jim Jesudoss
In the same year another study on ‘Community Perspectives on Discriminatory Practices against Arunthathiyar community’ was conducted in Theni district by our team This enabled Arogya Agam, a voluntary organization in Theni district in designing their ‘Social Inclusion’ programme for the upliftment of Arunthathiyar community.
Following the success of the previous studies for Arogya Agam, a voluntary organization in Theni district, in 2009 a study on ‘Community Perspectives on Discriminatory Practices against Dalits’ was conducted in Cuddalore district by Dr.Sujatha Rita and Mr.C.Jim Jesudoss for Arogya Agam

DISTRICT NEED ASSESSMENT OF CHILD PROTECTION OF MADURAI DISTRICT

In 2013 we undertook the “District Need Assessment of Child Protection of Madurai District” for the Department of Social Defence, Government of Tamilnadu and worked with a range of stakeholders including, children, children with special needs, parents, officials from various allied departments, teachers, police, media, NGOs, authorities of children homes etc., We were very much appreciated for the findings and the suggestions made. We have also developed a Resource Directory as part of the assessment. This study is going to be the referral document for the future plans under the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) of Government of India.