Registered Charity 1113533

Linking communities in the UK and India

Our aim is to improve and sustain the quality of life and environment of tribal people in the Nilgiris Hills of South India.


Our Partner The Island Trust

Our partner organisation The Island Trust works closely with communities in a group of villages on a Tamwed-funded project to improve the health of tribal families; help them to tackle the effects of climate change; and promote their rights and their unique culture. We hope that we can prevent migration from their traditional homelands with the resources they and their children need for sustainable, productive lives.


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Covid appeal 2021

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Tamwed Covid Appeal 2021

Tamwed is a small registered charity based in South West England. For many years it has supported the work of the ISLAND Trust, an NGO working with tribal people living in remote villages in the Nilgiri Hills of South India.


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Allocating a second delivery of food and supplies to tribal families on Friday. Thanks to Alphonse Raj and ISLAND Trust staff and volunteers and to our donors who made this possible.
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More food and essential goods have been distributed to 150 families thanks to generous Tamwed donors. NGOs and Government departments are working together to tackle extreme the hardship suffered by remote tribal communities due to Covid.
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COVID-19 relief materials being distributed today to 200 tribal families by government representatives and NGO staff and volunteers who are the only people allowed to travel to villages. We begin an appeal to raise funds for more food and other necessities for those who need it most on Monday. Thanks to those who helped fund today's deliveries.
We will be launching another Covid appeal on Monday. Contributions from supporters made a huge impact last year and we were extremely grateful. Alphonse Raj reports this morning: "Current Nilgiri District figures are 583 recorded infections and 90+ deaths. Up to 10% of tribal people are now infected and movement between villages is blocked. Relief materials are being distributed by local organisations only. Just 50 people are given the vaccine daily in each government hospital and private clinics are not given permission to enter villages. The ISLAND Trust and other NGOs are sending vaccinated health workers to vaccinate tribal communities - prioritising the elderly and vulnerable."
We will give more details about the appeal on Monday.

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