Welcome to Karunai Illam
The Karunai Illam Trust is a New Zealand incorporated charitable trust. It was set up to support the work of Jean Watson, a Wellington writer, who in 1987 established a children’s home in Nilakottai, Tamil Nadu, south India.
Illam Fund Raising Dinner!!!
04 May, 2016 by KIT Editor
Illam Fundraising Dinner!!!
02 May, 2016 by KIT Editor
Illam Fundraising Dinner
Authentic Indian Vegetarian meal
Tickets $25 Adults, $10 Children.
Saturday 18 June, at the Indian Cultural Centre, 48 Kemp St, Kilbirnie
Two dinner time options 5.30pm (and out at 7pm) or 7.30pm (and finish at 9pm)
More details to follow, but for now …. Save The Date of Sat 18 June and start thinking about getting a group together to attend this event and support our charity.
KIT at the Wellington Diwali Festival 2015!
02 November, 2015 by KIT Editor
A promotional stall was held at the Wellington Diwali Festival event on 26 October. Many thanks to the helpers in the picture (R-L: Rieko, Nithya, Vidthia, Sharmila). We had a number of other regular supporters assisting us on the day to take turns running the stall, these included Ray & Geraldine, Beth, Naena & Ray, Bhagee and Pravin. Many hands make light work and was definitely more fun, with everyone enjoying their time talking to passers-by about their experience with the Illam. A number of donations were received on the day as a result and various items for sale (Illam tea towels, purses and cards designed by the children and provided by Angela, and necklaces from Shobita). All up around $700 was raised. Every bit counts!!
Our children's home is called DHAN Karunai Illam. The DHAN Foundation is our Partner organisation and the word DHAN stands for Development for Humane Action. Karunai means Grace, and Illam is Home.
Tamil Nadu, India
Nilakottai, Tamil Nadu
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