'அன்ன சத்திரம் ஆயிரம் வைத்தல்,
ஆலயம் பதினாயிரம் நாட்டல்,
பின்னருள்ள தருமங்கள் யாவும்,
பெயர் விளங்கி ஒளிர நிறுத்தல்,
அன்னயாவினும் புண்ணியம் கோடி
ஆங்கோர் ஏழைக்கு எழுத்தறிவித்தல்'

-பாரதி..

Mentor of the Month

  • Mentor : Velu
  • Ward : Sivanesh
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About Us

Vazhai was founded by a group of First Generation College Graduates in April 2005 who wanted to pay back to the society in terms of education, mentoring and guidance to children in remotest parts of Tamilnadu. Like a plaintain tree that nurtures its sapling, Vazhai attempts to nurture school children in the remotest parts of Tamil Nadu.With helping hands from all the fields, Vazhai is now entering into its Ninth year with 100+ students at Dharmapuri and Villupuram districts of Tamilnadu.

Vision

  • To empower underprivileged rural students with education and values.

Mission

Vazhai strives to cater a helping hand for every deserving child in the following ways,

  • To provide guidance in all ways to the child through a dedicated mentor.
  • To emphasise the importance of education among the rural people.
  • To eradicate gender bias in rural areas and provide equal educational opportunities to female children and make them independent.
  • To convert backward areas into self-sufficient empowered society through educating and mentoring the children.
  • To provide guidance and syllabus to NGOs/other volunteer groups who wish to implement our mentoring model.

The Trust

Vazhai is a registered trust under The Co-operative Societies Act, 1912 with the registration no. 296/05. The office bearers of Vazhai are

  • Chennai : Karthik Keyan
  • Bangalore : V.Narayanasami
  • Treasurers : Ram Prasad & Mahesh

Our advisory board enrich and guide us in all our activities. The Board Members are :

  • Mr. Gnani – A well known journalist and writer
  • Mr. Mafoi K Pandiarajan – Leading HR Consultant and Philanthropist
  • Mr. Nambi Aarooran - Auditor
  • Ms. Brinda Jayaraman - Child counsellor and Psychologist
  • Mr. Kalyani - Educationist and Human Rights Activist

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction."

John Crosby