Upcoming Events

Live Below the Line (LBL) fund raising campaign!

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Building on the success of The Journey to raise funds for the new Illam complex, our next fund raiser will use the LBL challenge to raise further funds to meet our $200k target.

What is The LBL challenge? Its living on food for not more than $2.25 a day for up to 5 days in September. Participants will appreciate what it means to live on this small amount which is what many in the developing world can sometimes afford. Supporters pledge matching amounts to the...

NZ High Commissioner opens newly-completed School and unveils Foundation stone for new DHAN-Karunai Illam‘ dreamhome’

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Our new school building was opened by NZ's High Commissioner to India Jan Henderson in a joyous celebration that took place on 10 October 2012.  She came with her husband and daughter and friend all the way from New Delhi together with the NZ Honorary Consul in Chennai.  This is the first occasion in 25 years  that we have been honoured by a visit from the High Commissioner. The primary and nursery school children...

Karunai Illam - Dhan school expansion - construction begins!

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On 23 February 2012 considered an auspicious day the ground breaking ceremony for the new extension work was performed. The attached photos show Mr Raghavan (Ragi) our principal doing the pooja (prayers) with the young ones from the primary school joining in. A bore well has also been dug and water was struck at about 500 feet. So its all go now for the construction work! We'll keep you posted on this but appears work is on track to enable new intake for the...

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