- Nelson Mandela, Former President Of South Africa
- Jess Lair, Author
- Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States
- Jess Lair, Author
A just society in which every child enjoys childhood assured of his/her rights with dignity and happiness
Build a social movement that will uproot all form of exploitation and oppression of children and promote and protect the basic human rights of children enabling them to enjoy a dignified childhood Effect policy changes and ensure social justice through research, documentation, campaign and networking.
Some pictures from the Confederation of Arunodhaya Children sangam annual convention and World children's day held on 19th November 2023.
Happy to join in the 15th anniversary celebration of Advesa trust. It is heartening to see people volunteering to promote reading habit among children. Advesa trust is running a library for underprivileged children in the premises of Jeevodhaya (hospice for terminally ill cancer patients). The children were articulate in sharing their experience and organised the programme effectively. Congrats to Dr Shanthi and her team.
Arunodhaya organised a workshop to hone the skills of children sangam members in Journalism. Twenty five children participated in the workshop held on 28th and 29th September 2023 at Youth hostel, Adyar. Mr. M. Mohan, Director, Vaalu TV, Dr. D Jayasakthivel, Professor, Dept. Of journalism, University of Madras and Mr. R. Muthukumar from University of Madras facilitated the workshop and trained the children to prepare their Journal. We look forward to seeing the children's newsletter.
Women from Arunodhaya had the opportunity to exhibit their embroidery items and artificial jewellery at the 'Textures of traditions-culture festival'on 17th September 2023 held at Kraft Retail dining, Nandanam,Chennai. Embroidered handkerchiefs, pillow covers, table clothes and artificial jewellery were displayed.
Arunodhaya started a new initiative- 'Sexual and reproductive health awareness among young women' in partnership with CSR initiative of Omega Health care Private Ltd. The community facilitators training was held from 22nd Aug to 26th August 2023. During the five days training, the participants were led through a process of discussion, presentation, games and exercises to appreciate their womanhood, feel comfortable on speaking about sexual and reproductive issues, explode myths connected to menstruation, gain understanding on menstrual hygiene, sexual health and how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.
Madras day celebration at Arunodhaya shelter home. 22nd Aug 2023
Five days training for Community facilitators on Sexual and Reproductive Health was inaugurated on 22nd August 2023. It is supported by Omega CSR initiative.
Children nagara Sabai meeting was held in 10 wards in zone 1,4 and 5. Ward councillors, Police officials, area leaders and teachers participated. Children presented their concerns and demands.
Arunodhaya is organising awareness programme on Menstrual hygiene in schools for students of 10th,11th and 12th std. it is planned to reach 1000 girls during this academic year. The girls will gain information on Menstrual cycle, hygienic practices and explode myths related to periods.
Another progressive step in Arunodhaya nagar. On 27th July 2023 Boomi Pooja was done for construction of 48 houses for Irula families. Tiruvallur district Collector issued the work order. Arunodhaya gifted the land to the government for construction of the houses.
Dr. Abdul Kalam's anniversary was observed in Arunodhaya shelter home on 27th July 2023. Children shared about the life history of Dr. Kalam and his greatness