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Chirumalar school is the first school in the state with Constructive Pedagogy.  It is a 9 year old school started with definite purpose of providing standard education to the poor and neglected children of rural Tamilnadu, India.

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There are several ongoing projects for the community :-

Helping families rebuild their lives

Supporting the teachers

New Bus to bring children to school

New Refectory for the school

LATEST - High School Children support

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Join Siän from Flowers for Friends for her ever popular Christmas wreath making class.  On this occasion in aid of Our New Chapter charity.  Using natural materials including blue spruce, eucalyptus and berries, make your own gorgeous scented wreath, which can be used on the front door or inside the home to decorate for the festive season.  The wreaths will last until well into the New Year.  All materials are supplied – just bring your imagination and a pair of garden snips/secateurs.


We have successfully achieved this.  Thanks to the fundraising activities below.

Indian Cooking Lesson

Charity Concert

Other Fund raising events

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Money is always needed so we can turn ideas and wishes into reality.

Vidiyal Trust is helping many people - young and old to find a new life, to turn their desperate life into a better life and to come out of poverty by learning skills.

We would need your support to make our projects come into reality and continue to grow.

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Vidiyal Community

                                         introduction by Fr. Leonard

22 years back we made our dwelling in a tiny little village called Vellakulam, Tamilnadu, in South India.  Together with five women I started a movement committed to the empowerment of women and children who were denied due rights  in the society.  Today, the community has grown into 20 members.  Unconsciously but definitely with the grace of God, Vidiyal community has emerged as an alternative form of religious life.
•    We federated thousands of women mostly from dalit communities.
•    We work among HIV infected persons
•    We have a home for destitute children.
There are 60+ inmates at the moment.
•    We have a school with 400+ children
•    We do Para-legal aid to the rural populace

Fr Leonard

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