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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Climate Change in India

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Covid-19 Appeal

The ISLAND Trust was given special permission to travel to remote tribal villages during the lock down period and subsequently…


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188 tribal families have received much-needed supplies thanks to a fund-raising campaign by Sonia Sudhakar. Alphonse Raj, CEO of the ISLAND Trust, says: "Please convey our sincere thanks and appreciations to all those who donated for this kind relief materials distribution."
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Some good news just received. Ramakka, the expectant mother that we posted about previously has delivered a healthy baby thanks to Mrs Meenakshi and staff at the Sholurmattam health centre. The baby's family is hugely grateful. Thank you to our supporters for helping to make this possible.
Tribal village life with herbal nursery and garden, sewing class and children's lunch. Life is far from normal due to Covid, but as much as it can, village life goes on. ISLAND Trust staff (2nd photo) visit as often as they can to check on welfare and health and monitor progress on Tribal Futures projects. Any extra funds we can raise provides food and vital supplies to those who need it most.
Vegetables growing from seeds given as part of our Tribal Futures project. Yields can be poor due to soil conditions and the weather but every bit of home produced food is important. A cash crop of maize can be seen behind the villagers taking a tea break from tending their home gardens.
Health worker Meenakshi (centre) with health centre staff attending to Ramakka, a high risk pregnant woman in the tribal village of Thalamokkai. She will be looked after and accompanied to a hospital if necessary. The village is 3km from the nearest road and over a river.

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