COMMUNITY WELFARE UNIT’S PROGRAM

The community welfare unit consist of professional social workers who work in the colonies for the welfare of the beneficiaries from leprosy affected families. The unit functions from northern and southern districts of Tamilnadu catering to the needs of the leprosy affected persons.

COMMUNITY WELFARE UNIT ACTIVITIES

Issue of Business Grants to SHGs and Welfare Committtee

  • Goat / Cow rearing
  • Clothes sales
  • Grocery shop
  • Fancy shop etc…

Colony Development

  • Construction of toilets/community hall/borewell and water tanks.
  • Renovation and maintenance work in the colonies

Perpetucal Educaitonal Grant (PEG)

  • LKG to V std (Rs 4,000)
  • VI to XIIstd (Rs 5,000
  • Objective: Financial help to meet their day-to-day expenses while studying, especially at the start of academic year.
  • Monetary assistance is provided to the poor and deserving students who are studying in government or private schools.

Entrepreneur activities

Grants are issued to the Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Welfare Committee (WC) in the leprosy colonies to empower them to live a dignified life through income generating activities. The grant is given to the group and all the members repay the money to their respective groups in 10 months duration. Once all the members complete their first grant , the members again revolve the money among themselves, a second or third time for their socio and economic welfare purposes like paying fees for child’s education, renovation of houses, running a grocery shop etc. So far we have 21 colonies that have received the grants and are successfully running the groups.

Colony Improvement Programme

The activities caters to needs of the colony as a whole. Based on their needs, we help them to construct individual toilets, construction of community hall etc, This will benefit the whole colony.

Perpectual Educational Grants

Rising star Outreach of India has launched a new programme called Perpetual Educational Grant (PEG) in the month of September 2012, are stepped into the fourth year(2014-2015). Totally 228 students from 18 colonies received the PEG. The beneficiaries repay the money in 10 months duration to the State Leprosy /Differently Abled Persons Society. This money is again revolved for the next academic year.

I.Grants issued to Self Help Groups for social and business purposes

Issue of grant to Self Help Groups

Issue of grant to Welfare committee

Petty shop

Fancy shop

Renovation of house

Social purpose: Renovation of roof

II.Colony Improvement Activities

Construction of toilet and bathroom

Construction of borewell and water tank

Light after 40 years for Panchapur colony

Construction of crèche

Construction of drainage pipeline

Donated ladder and painted

Construction of community hall

Painting of community hall

Solid waste management

Provided electricity for the colony

III.Issuing PEG in State represent society at villivakkam

Persons Society at Villivakkam.

PEG for school fees

PEG for purchase of school uniform

List of colonies enrolled in Rising Star Out Reach of India

1.

Villivakkam,

26.

Venkatapuram (Kancheepuram)

2.

Avadi (Thiruvallur)

27.

Dindivanam

3.

Pattabiram(Thiruvallur)

28.

Mugalwadi (Kancheepuram)

4.

Ponneri, (Thiruvallur)

29.

Annai Sathya Nagar (Kancheepuram)

5.

Vengathur Kadu ((Thiruvallur)

30.

Madurai

6.

Thiruthani (Thiruvallur)

31.

Villupuram (3 groups)

7.

Thiruvottiyur

32.

Kanyakumari

8

Gandhi colony (Kancheepuram)

33.

Thiruvallur PHC

9.

Vandalur (Chennai)

34.

Pollambakkam (kancheepuram District)

10.

Paranur (Kancheepuram)

35.

Arumbakkam Mootur

11.

Bethal nagar(Kancheepuram)

36.

Thirunelveli

12.

Kalwari Nagar(Kancheepuram)

37.

Karur

13.

Chettipuniyam(Kancheepuram)

38.

Pallipettu (Thiruvallur District)

14

Bharathapuram(Kancheepuram)

39.

Thottanaval (Chengalpettu)

15.

Wallajabad(Kancheepuram)

40.

Chenthankulam (Chengalpettu)

16.

Puthirankottai(Kancheepuram)

41.

Vadathorasalur

17.

Katpadi(Vellore)

42.

MGR nagar (Kumbakonam)

18.

Samathathuvam (Kovai)

43.

Ishwarya nagar (Kumbakkonam)

19.

Mummudi, Thalaivasal (total 4 groups)

44.

Maruthamalai (Kovai)

20.

Pananthoppu Colony (2 groups)(Salem)

45.

Panchapur (Trichy District)

21.

Bargur (Krishnagiri)

46.

Puthukottai

22.

Amarjothi (Kovai)

47.

Kanyakumari

23.

Vimal Jeevan (Kovai)

48.

Thiruchirapalli

24.

Thokkampatti (Dharmapuri)

49.

Mathakottai ,Thanjavur

25.

Ulunthurpet (Villupuram)

50.

Lourthu Nagar, East Rampart, Thanjavur.