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

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.