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29 Jan 2020 Fundraising Drive for a new School Bus! 29/01/2020 12:00 a.m. - 28/02/2020 12:00 a.m.
Fundraising Drive for a new School Bus!

Safe transport is essential for our Illam children every day to go to schools nearby. The schools situated in Nilakottai town are a few kilometres away and cross a busy highway. While a few of the older children cycle on occasion, most of our children are provided a ride to school and back. This funding appeal will close on 29 February, 2020.

How did this begin?
Karunai Illam Trust
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How did this begin?

Through the work and legacy of Jean Watson

Wellington writer, the late Jean Watson, founded the Illam (‘Home’ in Tamil) in 1987 to help poor children in Nilakottai, Tamilnadu, India. The DHAN KARUNAI ILLAM is now a model institution caringly built over 30 years with the support of mostly New Zealanders. The Illam is managed by DHAN a highly regarded Indian development organisation. 
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