TAMWED

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-19 appeal

Thanks for your help

Covid-19 Appeal

We are very grateful to those who contributed to our Covid appeal during 2020. This has enabled food and other urgently needed provisions to be distributed by our project staff who have gone beyond the call of duty to provide health, housing and other support – sometimes life-saving…

 

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All donations are welcome. If you would like to make a donation please use the link below to make a safe and secure payment through PayPal.

Thank you for your help, from all at Tamwed.



Tamwed
Tamwed
Thanks to everyone who gave so generously to our Christmas appeal, many of them anonymously. Our colleagues in India have been doing more than delivering urgent supplies. Staff and volunteers, being tribal people, have a good relationship with villagers and help if they find families with desperate needs. The last photo is of a widowed woman found living with three children, all with health issues, in a one room hut with a leaking roof, no proper stove and little food. Another child was sleeping on the balcony of a nearby house. Our project staff were able to meet their immediate needs and are negotiating with the district authorities for a new house. Happy New Year to all our supporters and thanks.
Tamwed
Tamwed
Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated to our Christmas appeal and those who have supported us throughout the year. Some of the village children sent some pictures to thank you all. The appeal is still open at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Covid-19TribalsIndia?success=true
We have some packets of tasty tea, fresh from the Nilgiris, to sell at £6.50. We can deliver if you are local to Calstock.
Some photos of young people working on their pictures and of some of the families that will be supported by your donations.
Tamwed
Tamwed
Life goes on as much as possible in the villages with trained tailors mending and making clothes and Mrs Meenakshi checking on the health of children with a government doctor.
Tamwed
Tamwed
Thanks to Alphonse and his team, the Tribal Futures outreach office and training centre has moved to better premises. It was formally opened today with tailoring trainees and others being able to use improved facilities. The centre is accessible to communities that are some distance away from Kotagiri where the ISLAND Trust is based. The more isolated villages are mostly affected by Covid and the building will act as a base for relief work. Alphonse says he still suffers from the after effects of the virus and has had a successful cataract operation.
Tamwed
Tamwed
Two opportunities to give special Christmas presents which will help to provide support to tribal families affected by the pandemic. Use the link on our website at www.tamwed.org to make a donation in lieu of a present, then let us know at info@tamwed.org and we will send a message to pass on which explains how funds will be spent. We have just received 60 250gm packets of award-winning Royal Tea fresh from the Nilgiris which we are selling at £6.50 plus postage. You can collect them in Calstock or buy from the Nomads shop in Launceston. Order using our email address.
Tamwed
Tamwed
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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