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Development of Village Education

LocationIndia

Issue AreaEducation

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Development of Village Education (DOVE) is a non-governmental organization, working in the southern districts in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It was founded in the year 2000 with the vision to support marginalized families to reach comprehensive development with regard to education, health, women empowerment and youth welfare. The current activities include children’s education programs, community health care, livelihood support and disaster management. Concentrating its presence in rural villages children from poor background are organized and helped getting access to quality education through running of formal school and non-formal education centers in rural area for the past 20 years. By implementing activities towards Education of children and higher education of youth in the target area for two decades, a strong foundation is laid by this organization for the bright future of the children from poor background. Programs are carried out to address drop out problem in a number of villages, covering the southern districts of Tamil Nadu. DOVE Children’s Home has been in existence since 2000, and hundreds of children from vulnerable communities are well taken care off till they complete schooling and ultimately higher education. Also a number of children from poor background who have no access to basic needs and education are taken care of by helping them from their home background. They are brought up in their home surrounding with parental care . The core activities include delivering proper medical care both preventive and curative in the project area with the help of  DOVE health center and a well-developed network of outreach health programs.  In every target villages, women self-help groups are formed and trained on savings and credit with an aim to achieve women empowerment. At times of disaster like COVID-19 pandemic, DOVE Health Center is taking up Relief and Recovery activities with well trained medical staff headed by a surgeon.

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