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AboutT.Shanmuga Priya

T.Shanmuga Priya

Ms Shanmuga Priya T, a post graduate in Social Work and 3 years experience in policy research/advocacy, project management is a writer for Conversations, a monthly tabloid published by CSIM. Besides Conversations, she has also published articles on issues like social equity and child labour in other magazines. She is one of the 18 master trainers short listed by British Council for their training of trainers programme on Social Entrepreneurship. Presently, she is working for an organization called BREADS – Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society as Manager – Programmes and Communications. Alongside the regular work of coordination and collaboration across 10 districts in Karnataka, she is working on CHILD RIGHTS policy for schools and a criterion matrix for identifying model schools in every district.

Posts By T.Shanmuga Priya

Finding families for the abandoned

November 29, 2013 |

As we all can see, children in India are denied even the very basic right to family under various circumstances. Whether it is child labour or broken families or abusive conditions of life, children have been forced to compromise their childhood and their right to a … Read More

New face to the age old work

November 27, 2013 |

Here is the story of someone who has once again proved that nurturing individuals in an atmosphere of concern for the poor and excluded can empower the society. Ms.Vanitha Chinnasamy, Founder Trustee, Aanand Charitable Trust, Chennai recalled all her observations … Read More

Finding Families For Children -Vathsalya Charitable Trust

November 10, 2013 |

“We are loved and we are cared for.” This is the message that invariably flows as one walks into Vathsalya Charitable Trust, Bangalore, which is welcomed by smiles of little children here. More comforting and surprising is the voice of its … Read More

For them, with them – Rehoboth

November 10, 2013 |

The name hardly matters. Whether we call them partially abled or mentally challenged, it only reflects our attitude towards them,” begins Ms Zoraida Samuel, Managing Trustee of Rehoboth, a home for the mentally challenged women in Chennai. Leaders from the social … Read More

Empowerment by all means

October 22, 2013 |

The self help group movement in India has opened doors for women to experience economic independence through financial intermediation. Today, the groups have grown to walk that extra mile in developing their communities. Radhika, Founder, Sivagami Rural Women Federation in … Read More

Lalitha

October 11, 2013 |

A FAMILY OF CHILDREN AND GRAND PARENTS

New Life Charitable Trust began its home for the aged and helpless children, in a thatched hut with just two inmates. As is the case with every social entrepreneur, there is a critical … Read More

Successful experiments in integration

October 10, 2013 |

Whenever, stake holders discuss about integration and mainstreaming, the beneficiaries with special needs are trained or prepared to adapt to the new scene.

However, practices to ensure their acceptance by the other half is usually forgotten. In this column, we … Read More

Convergence of Needs and Capacities

October 10, 2013 |

How does it sound to learn about professionals from different walks working together in a community to make it sustainable and self reliant? All doubts about this conception are grounded by EWB – India (Engineers Without Borders – India), which … Read More