Thiyagam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu – Project Report

We have attached:

1. Report of Thiyagam Narpanbu Kalvi Maiyam(TNKM) – evening free tuition centre report from April to Sep.07 along with impact of the children.

2.  Photo-1 –
a. A boy with folding handing telling a moral story – Childrens Day program at Thiruvedagam village.
b. A boy taking pledge on Independance Day program at Pudur village
c. Role play on the importance of Village Sanitation at Kamatchipuram village
d. Children Day program Melakkal village

a. Camp photo – Cultural program
b. Camp – yoga by children at Nagatheertham village
c. Kamatchipuram teacher teaching children
d. Teachers meeting at Keelamathur
a. Melakkal village photo
b. Thiruvedagam parents meet
c. Pudur village
d. Keelamathur village

Report and Impact of Life Skills Program at Thiyagam Narpanbu Kalvi Maiyam(TNKM)-Madurai(Supported by India Sudar) From April 07 to September 07

Villages: Pudur, Thiruvedagam, Keelamathur, Melakkal, Kamatchipuram

 TNKM – Important Programs:

    • Five free evening tuition centres have been started in villages Thiruvedagam, Kamatchipuram, Melakkal, Pudur, Keelamathur in Madurai Dist.
    • Five committed lady teachers have been appointed to take care of these centres and 165 students are benefited
    • Due importance is given to Value inculcation through various methods inspired by V-Set and Mr Ravichandar from V-Set, Chennai visited Madurai and given special training to TNKM teachers on the implementation of life skills program.
    • Refresher camp conducted on 06-05-07 for all the 165 children at Nagatheertham imparting training on handicrafts, street play, oyilattam, Bommalattam, awareness songs, painting, moral stories etc. Children participated with great enthusiasm.
    • Nandini Voice for the deprived has donated Note books for the children of TNKM centres and the same was distributed.
    • Parents Meet was organized at Thiruvedagam on 15-07-07 with 15 parents and shared the views of Parents participation in TNKM efforts.
    • 15-08-07 – Independence Day was celebrated and the talents of children encouraged. Trees were planted by Chief Guests on the occasion.
    • 23-09-07 – Thiruvedagam Vivekananda College has conducted yoga and breathing training for the students of 8, 9,10th std was conducted.  College Principal Sri Vannirajan given his full support for the program.
    • Life Skills Program have been taught following the precepts from Thirukkural and also learning from V-Set.
    • Special Talent Improvement program initiated which consists of Ooyilattam, singing, dancing, story telling, drawing, essay writing and oratory.
    • Mini library is being set up in all five villages to improve the reading habit.



Individual level Family level Social level School level Emotional level Talent level


M Kani is a mischievous boy and do all kinds pranks now he listens to teacher


Nadhia, Priya is cleaning utensils at home and helpful to her parents

Saranya has given betel nuts to an old lady from her savings

Saravanan has given money to his friend to go his village who lost his bus fare

Helping mind and tendency has increased

Kartik, Mari,Saravanan ‘Vazhvil Thirukural’ convey the meaning daily



The qualities Civic Sense, Respecting others, Obedience to elders have been nurtured


Rakku girl student. she used escort a old lady to cross the road

Bharathi, student gave his pen to a friend who was weeping and given consolation

The quality of adoptability increased among children

Through Drawing, moral stories, essay writing the talent of the children encouraged

2. Pudur

Thirupathi is a week in studies.  Earlier he got fail marks. Now he has passed all the subjects. His parents appreciated the centre


Pichumani, a student unable to walk properly.  Now through the inspiration and guidance of the Centre he walks  and studies well.

Easwari went to Chennai and visited beach. She saw a girl was about to sink in the waves.  She informed the same to her parents and rescued the girl.

Divya gave her lunch to a girl student who swooned away due to hunger.  Teachers appreciated the kindness of Divya

Naveena was going in her by-cycle. She helped a girl who was standing for a long time waiting for the bus by giving her doubles.

Children are actively involved in

Handicrafts, maintaining the plantation



Kalaimani was walking on the road. She saw a girl fell down in the well while picking up a ball. Kalaimani ran to girl’s parents and informed the same. The girl was saved

Poornima, a girl student coming from a deprived family.   Understanding family situation she sells flower garlands and support the family during her spare times.

Nandini went to Thirthakarai temple.  She felt that it would be helpful to public if the hill was cleaned.  With the help of some students she cleaned the hill temple and increased the beauty of the place.

TNKM students gets good name from teachers in schools by their behaviour

TNKM students teach yoga and breathing to other students which they have learnt from Vivekananda College

Divya has written a wonderful essay on ‘Our village in 2010’.


Ooyilattam, hand work, singing are practiced by children

3. Keelamathur

Students interest in education increased and attend the Centre in time

Students help their mother in household chores

Village water tank was cleaned by our students during holidays which was appreciated by all.

School teachers appreciated the good behaviour of our students in the school

Helping others, the quality of sharing has increased

Students convey the message from Thirukkural and apply the same in their life.



Sonia, Vinod and Divyabharthi shared their lunch, pen and note books with fellow students


Respecting and obeying elders continues

TNKM students help in assisting in literacy to village elders


Service and kindness has obtained students good name from teachers

Practicing yoga and breathing with other students which they have learnt from Vivekananda College

4. Kamatchipuram

Dance, art also taught to students apart from regular tuition

Students help parents and sisters. Teach lessons to children at home

The teacher and students initiated awareness to build a toilet at every house

The school teacher said the children moves very well and has good manners.

The children put into practice good qualities taught in the centre

All children have passed in the exam


Students are active

Moral stories learnt at the centre are shared with family

Respecting elders continues

School is kept clean without putting garbage around and request the students to use garbage box


Children who gets angry are now patient

Doubts of the other students clarified in subjects by TNKM students


5. Melakkal 

Humaneness is practiced by children

Parents and elders are respected in the family

The awareness was created among children to improve their villages. The centre has been kept clean by the children

TNKM children have stopped fighting with other children on petty matters

The quality of give and take has increased among children. The lives of great ones has inspired them to live a noble life


Practicing yoga and breathing with other students.


Singing and dance are practised

Thanking you
Thiyagam Women Trust



  1. Dear Brother and Sister

    Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ
    Brother I am doing ministry in India , Tamil Nadu from past 10 years in rural areas. Please pray for Pastors, Old Age People, Orphan Children as we are planning to help them. So that we can bring them under the control and love of our Lord. (Psalms 146 :7-8) to praise and glorify the name of Lord Jesus Christ.
    God Bless You.

    Pr.k. Ramesh Timothy

  2. Dear Udhaya Kumar Sir, I am very much impressed with the way you report all the activities of the children in your tuition centre. Here, in Trichy we also run a free tuition centre without any support from outsiders. My wife is a qualified but unemployed teacher so she give her free time in educating the poor children in our Ponmalaipatti and Kottapattu areas. We do it in our house only. We would be greatful if you help us to run the tuition centre in a rented building. — by Jayakumar, 46, Abraham Illam Upstairs, Ponmalaipatti Main Road, Malayadivaram, Golden Roch Post, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. 620 004.

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