Our partner, Mahalir Sakthi, means ‘Women Power’ in English. It is a thriving hub in the slum areas of Madurai in India with a clear goal of empower children and women largely Dalit and Adivasi backgrounds to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment and discrimination.
We partner with Mahalir Sakthi to:
- Improve education outcomes for children, most of whom are the first in their families to attend school beyond primary school and who often lack the privacy, lighting and support to study at home. Mahalir Sakthi runs a network of eleven after-school tuition centres focusing on children and young people at risk of dropping out of school.
- Build women’s economic independence by offering training in tailoring and typing.
- Protect rights of women working through their Domestic Workers Union which empowers women with information about their wages and conditions and links women to certified employers.
- Improve health outcomes, through regular health lectures and quarterly free GP clinics.