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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Thank you for your help, from all at Tamwed.

From Alphonse Raj on behalf of his colleagues from the ISLAND Trust and the tribal people we support:
"It is my pleasure to write these few lines to Tamwed supporters at Christmas and the New Year. First of all, we are grateful to have survived, with your support, the severe pandemic during this difficult year by providing help to those who urgently needed it. The Tribal Futures Tamwed-funded project was launched ten years ago but no-one could have foreseen the starvation and malnutrition that began to affect tribal communities due to Covid, particularly during the 60 days of lockdown when there was no employment or access to markets or health care. Your acts of kindness helped not only physically but psychologically by imbibing hope in the hearts of tribal families. So, on behalf of the Irula, Kurumba and Kota people we would like to pass on sincere thanks and appreciation to each and everyone of you. With gratitude, ML Alphonse Raj."
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Children's Day celebrations at a small tribal village school. Children were reminded of their rights and encouraged to participate in representative bodies. They were presented with containers by Alphonse Raj and local civic leaders to store food for school and at home.
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