Sponsor a poor girl child s school supplies and toiletries by Community Action for Rural Development (CARD)

Sponsor a poor girl child's school supplies and toiletries

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Impact

14-year-old Ranjitha studies in grade 9, in the Government High School in Thirumayam village. She lives with her mother and a brother. Her father passed away when she was an infant. Her mother works as a coolie to earn for the family. Despite her relatives' suggestion to send Ranjitha for doing household work to earn a little extra for the family, Ranjitha's mother struggled to continue her daughter's education.

It became possible with CARD's help. They provided Ranjitha with two sets of uniforms, two pairs of footwear, soap, oil, paste, brush, comb, nail cutter and other educational aid. Ranjitha now happily goes to school and makes sure to keep her uniform clean. This also helped Ranjitha's family to use their scarce resources for other needs of the family.

**Your donation can reduce the financial burden of a family and be the reason for a girl child to go to school. You can donate with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Community Action for Rural Development (CARD) has several initiatives in various parts of the country. This programme is implemented by CARD in Government-run high schools in Lembalakudi village of Pudukkottai district to increase enrollment of girl children in high school.

The aim of this programme is to motivate the economically backward parents to send their girl children to school for higher education. A list of potential beneficiaries is prepared in advance with the help of teachers. The donations help the children meet basic requirements for high school education. This reduces the economic burden on the parents.

A tailor is also sent to school to take measurements for stitching children's uniforms. The material is purchased by CARD and presented to the beneficiaries in the presence of the Head Master and class teachers.

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About The NGO

Community Action for Rural Development (CARD)
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Community Action for Rural Development (CARD)

CARD promotes education, health, livelihood, environment and women development projects. The organisation majorly works with school children, alcohol and drug addicts, poor women and small and marginal farmers.

The educational support to school children was started to help poor rural children meet their educational needs. There is a very good response among the poor parents and students. About 1000 students have benefitted from their initiatives so far. This program has even encouraged the girls to go for secondary and higher secondary education.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

P. Vedachalam

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Children | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Community Action for Rural Development (CARD) has

provided support to 7500 beneficiaries

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

2 June, 2022

Sponsor a Poor Girl Child's School Supplies and toiletries

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

The poor girl children who are studying from sixth to 12th standards in five government schools in Thirumayam Taluk of Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu are reached through this programme. Twenty children were supplied with two sets of uniform dresses, school bags, lunch boxes, stationery and toiletries required for one year. Our staff visited the villages and identified the needy beneficiaries. The uniform dresses, educational materials, and toiletries were supplied, and 20 girls benefited through this programme during the period from July to December 2021. The support provided through this programme has reduced the financial burden of the poor parents. The children were motivated to study well, and they were provided with career guidance and counseling to proceed to higher education after successfully completing their school education. The girls and their family members were very happy and expressed thanks to the donors.


Challenges faced and next steps

The schools were closed from July to October 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19. The government opened the school on November 1, 2021, and again closed the schools in December 2021. Our programmes suffered very much due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The movement of people is restricted. The third wave of COVID in the name of Omicron was threatening the people. The people are afraid to come out of their homes. The COVID vaccination was provided to the children during this period. Many death occurred here and there due to COVID. In this pandemic situation, our programme was implemented. The materials were supplied to the beneficiaries at the doorstep. We aim to reach 40 beneficiaries in the next six months. The donors' support is very much needed to help the poor children.


Stories from the ground

Ms. Manimekalai, aged 16 years, is studying 11th standard at Ulagapper Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ramachandrapuram, Thirumayam Taluk. Her father, Mr. Periyasamy, is doing coolie work and her mother, Mrs. Dhanalakshmi, is working as a housemaid. She belongs to a backward community and lives in Athikaripatti Village, Thekkattur Panchayat, Thirumayam Taluk, Pudukkottai District. She lives in a tiled roof house. She was selected to receive educational materials such as two sets of uniforms, a school bag, a geometry box, stationery and toiletries required for one year. These materials were distributed at the CARD office during the reporting period. She is very happy and expressed thanks to the donor.


25 November, 2021

Sponsor a poor girl child s school supplies and toiletries

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

The poor girl children of our project villages around Samathuvapuram is reached through this programme. They were supplied two sets of uniform dresses, school bags, lunch boxes, stationery and toiletries. Our staff visited the villages and identified the needy beneficiaries. The materials were supplied at their home. 34 girls benefited through this programme during the period from January to June 2021. The support provided through this programme has reduced the burden of poor parents. The girls and their family members were very happy and expressed thanks to the donors.


Challenges faced and next steps

Our programmes suffered very much due to COVID -19 lockdown. The schools were closed. The movement of the people is restricted. The second wave was very severe than the first wave. Many people died in the project villages. However, the problems were overcome and the programme was implemented. The materials were supplied at the doorstep of the beneficiaries. We aim to reach 50 beneficiaries in the next six months. The donors' support is requested for the next six months.


Stories from the ground

Ms Komathi, aged 15 years, is studying 10th standard at MCTM High School, Namanasamudram. Her father Mr Nagaraj and her mother Mrs Anjalai are doing coolie work. She belongs to the scheduled caste community and living at Kurichipatti village, Thekkattur Village & Post, Thirumayam Taluk, Pudukkottai. She is living in a colony house. Her younger brother is studying 8th std. Her parents are suffering very much to meet the family and educational needs of their children. She is selected to receive educational materials such as two sets of uniform dresses, school bags, lunch box, geometry box, stationery and toiletries required for one year. She is very happy and expressed thanks to the donor


23 March, 2021

Support the Secondary Education of Poor Girl Children.

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CARD(Community Action for Rural Development) has received on-line donation from nine donors to support the secondary school education of 13 Girls of seven villages namely Thiruvanaikavanpatti, Arasanayagipuram, Lena Vilakku, Pulivalam, Sri Lankan Refugee Camp, Asai Nagar and Chokkanathapatti during the period from April to December 2020. These 13 girls are studying in three schools namely Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Thirumayam, Government Higher secondary School, Lembalakudi and Government Higher Secondary School, Kadiyapatti. Out 13 girls, six girls are studying 9th standard and seven girls are studying 10th standard. These girls were given two sets of uniform dress, school bag, lunch box, geometry box, note books, stationery and toiletries required for one year.


Case Study:1


Ms. Poomathi is 15 years old girl studying 10th Standard at Ulagapper Higher Secondary School, Kadiyapatti, Thirumayam Taluk, Pudukkottai District. She is living with her father Mr. Pitchai and mother Mrs. Sellammal at Lena Vilakku village, Pulivalam Post, Thirumayam Taluk, Pudukkottai District. There are four members in her family. She has one brother and one elder sister. Her ambition is to become a teacher. Her parents are doing coolie work and they are suffering very much to meet the family and educational needs of their children.


Case Study:2


Ms.S. Santhiya, aged 16 years, is studying 10th standard at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Lembalakudi. She is living with her parents Mr. Saravanan and Mrs. Geetha at 4/140, Arasanayagipuram Village, Thekkattur Post, Thirumayam Taluk, Pudukkotta District. Her parents are doing coolie work and they are unable to meet the family and educational needs of their children. She has one brother and one sister and they are studying in the local school.



5 August, 2020

Help poor girl child's educational needs

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Help poor girl child's educational needs




The poor girl children of Government Schools studying from 9th standard to 12th standard were supported. A model hand washing station was established in our office. The school children were given hygiene education and demo on hand washing with soap.