35, South Mada Street
Kuvathur - 603305, Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu
Ansprechpartner: Vidhyadharan. N.
- Frauenpolitik/feministisches Projekt
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
Grassroots Foundation is a Registered Charitable Trust, registered at Chennai during 2003.
Grassroots Foundation’s work consists in activities, which stimulate and enable people, in their own way, to organize towards dignified environment and living conditions. It operates at rural villages of Kancheepuram district among women and children with different strategies to engage the people who are the prime target group. Grassroots Foundation respects the individual culture, history, and social role of the individuals concerned. In co-operating, Grassroots Foundation considers it important to actively listen to, and explore the situations.
”For the Best Interest of Children” is the mission statement of the organization.
Grassroots Foundation has initiated a campaign in the name of FullStop to campaign against child marriages (in Tamil it is Mutrupulli). Child marriages are prevalent among some of the communities for the sake of poverty, close relationship, properties, myth and even due to love affair in the early age. We organize awareness camps at village level, shanties, schools and other public places. We affix a sticker at door steps of every household. The sticker says that ‘our family will not encourage child marriages’. These stickers give wide publicities and create commitments among the families and even to the guests to the houses. We also collect signatures in a long cloth to make the audience committed against child marriages.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Further we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work. We can coordinate to arrange meetings at chennai and collect information on relevant issues and support others in Tamilnadu.