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

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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Eight trainees have started on a sewing and tailoring course at the new centre in Gudalur. Meanwhile, heavy rains and severe flooding have arrived. A man was rescued after being trapped under a bridge in Gudalur as 4" of rain was recorded in some areas of the Nilgiris. This amounts to 50% more than the seasonal average.
The ISLAND Trust has formally opened a new outreach centre for our Tribal Futures Project in Gudalur which is situated in the forests of the Western Ghats near the border with Kerala. The centre will provide health services, social support and skills training to tribal communities. Congratulations to Alphonse Raj and his team for expanding their services to meet the needs of Paniyar and other tribal people who were found to be in dire need of support during Covid relief visits.
People in Devon and Cornwall. We need more bookings for this event, led by the extremely knowledgeable and capable Diana Lee.
Planting time.
It's World Environment Day and a range of saplings are being distributed to villagers.
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