Arvind's Livelihood Project

Arvind's Livelihood Project

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Livelihood opportunities for many special needs young adults are minimal and unreachable in spite of acquiring certain skills after years of intervention and training. Safe, conducive and viable projects to use their training for productive livelihood are minimal and inaccessible to many of them.

THE ISSUE is linking trained and prepared young adults to sustainable livelihood opportunities through viable projects.

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As a SOLUTION, we provide such livelihood opportunities through our 3 vocational training projects (Arecanut-leaf products / Masala powder / weaving) and one in the pipeline (Sanitary napkin)

45 of our young adults undergo vocational training under these projects and 20 of them earn a stipend under our livelihood scheme. We plan to include another 20 young adults under this livelihood scheme during 2020 - 2021.

For this to run successfully, we are in need of uninterrupted supply of raw materials and a dedicated project coordinator.

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All our students involved are mentally challenged young adults from economically poor families


Our Projects

  • are therapeutic
  • they induce skills like - planning, counting, quality controlling, packing, accounting and accountability
  • teach our children self-discipline, team work, time consciousness
  • train young adults to make high quality end-products
  • help us to sell these products and fetch stipend for our young adults
  • these multiple projects ensure continuous production and thereby steady income

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About Battle of the Buffet

Battle of The Buffet (BoB) is an annual fundraising event organized by Chennai Mission, Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini Trust, and Aram Porul to support NGOs based out of Tamil Nadu. Earlier, BoB was celebrated as part of ‘Daan Utsav’, a Festival of Giving. Due to COVID, this year BoB is celebrated in the month of Dec 2020.

This year close to 50 NGOs from Tamil Nadu working for various causes including COVID relief, education, health, livelihood, differently-abled are participating. Participating charities raise funds using this, while the donor gets exclusive access to entertainment and food from leading hotels, delivered at home.

Since its inception in 2009, this mega fundraising event has raised close to Rs. 30 crores, benefitting hundreds of projects and causes of NGOs.

Here is your chance to FUNDine to make a difference in the lives of people.

With a donation of ₹300 you can avail an exclusive access to a virtual event. If you donate ₹5000 you can avail a sumptuous dinner delivered home (home delivery within Chennai only)  

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