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About Us



Ilanthalir is a Charitable Trust for the education and welfare of the socially excluded children of central districts of Tamilnadu in South India. Since its inception in 1997, Ilanthalir has identified more than 8000 Children from the oppressed community and has brought them back to school education with food, clothing and other supports.


Our Vision



Our vision is social and economical empowerment of the poor, abandoned and the oppressed Dalits, making equal educational opportunities viable to them. We earnestly hope that zero illiteracy will alleviate the existing social and economical inequality and bring uniform growth in the Society.


Our Mission



Our mission is to give education to children from resource poor and socially discarded families, making available to them, equal educational opportunities and required resources and skills.


Objectives of Ilanthalir



  • To help in the education of poor and orphan children providing school and college fees, books and uniforms.
  • To provide shelter and food to the orphans
  • To render medical help to children and public.
  • To provide adult education and technical training.
  • To promote social, environmental and economic welfare of all.


Activities of Ilanthalir



  • We identify children, primarily dalits and tribal children and create centers to educate them in their respective locality.
  • We supply educational materials like books, notebooks, uniform to children besides paying their school and college fees.
  • We provide food and accommodation to the children in our Care Home and provide nourishment to school going children at the different study centres.
  • We conduct periodical medical camps in different regions and supply medical aids to needy.
  • We arrange Educational Tours to places of historical importance, worship and tourist spots to give the children proper exposure to people and places.
  • We organize monthly meetings for children and their parents to review the progress of the children in education and formation.
  • We organize Annual gatherings and regional meetings, feasts and festivals etc to socialize and mainstream them in addition to providing them space for harnessing their talents.
  • We conduct computer training and awareness programmes for the adults.
  • We cultivate in the children and their parents the habit of small savings for higher education
  • We create and manage self-help groups for parents for their spiritual and material welfare.


Our Approach



  • Identification of deserving children
  • Collecting Baseline data
  • Enrolment in Ilanthalir by adoption
  • Enrolling the child in mainstream school
  • Assigning Educator
  • Built Basic Rapport
  • Child is nurtured to respective threshold level
  • Periodic monitoring and follow up
  • Enriching with Extracurricular activities
  • Providing skill development training
  • Thrust to have a bright future
  • Holistic Formation