The projects we're currently working on are in the areas of Vedanthangal, Vandavasi and Kanjanur.

Ongoing projects

Student Sponsorship Programme

We're covering the university fees and transport costs of 13 female students.

The programme is an ever-growing project, the more funds we have the more students will be able access university.

Sponsoring a student costs £20/month but you can also group sponsor and donate whichever amount you can afford.

If you'd like to become a sponsor, click on the donate button at the top of the page and, when prompted, type in 'Student Sponsorship' in the message box.

If you'd like to find out more about the project, click here.

IT Community Centres

We've created 3 IT centres that provide IT access to a total of 140 students and employ 1 full-time and 2 part-time teachers. 

The cost of running the centres, including the teachers' salaries, is £1,400/year.

If you'd like to donate towards this project, click on the donate button at the top of the page and, when prompted, type in 'IT Centres' in the message box.

If you'd like to find out more about it,

click here.

Learn Grow Live - improving learning environments

Learn Grow Live focuses on improving the learning facilities of all of Laia Foundation's educational centres.

We're starting with Vedanthangal's nursery school (currently attended by 39 children) and Thandarai Pettai's after-school centre (with 63 students).

The total amount to cover the costs of new furniture in the above centres is £3,700.

 

If you'd like to donate towards this project, click on the donate button at the top of the page and type in 'learn grow live' in the message box.

Staff salaries

Apart from our 3 IT teachers, we're also covering the following salaries:

  • PT Admin woman: to help with the contact with beneficiaries and develop and manage a woman-only project (details on this project will be available soon)

=​ £260/year

  • PT Tamil/English teacher = £130/year

  • 2 x nursery school teachers' salary top-up

= £520/year

If you'd like to contribute towards any of our staff's salaries, click on the donate button at the top of the page

and indicate who you'd like to help,

e.g. 'Tamil teacher'

Completed projects

Refurbishment of nursery school

In March 2020, we paid for flooring and tiling the nursery school in Vedanthangal in order to improve the learning environment. 

If you'd like to see how we got on,

click here.

Vallalar Nursery and Primary School material

We've covered the costs of school material for two consecutive years i.e. 2019/20 and 2020/21. 

The material includes:

  • Textbooks for all students

  • Notebooks for 1st to 5th year students

  • Schoolbags, shirts and belts for all students (2019/20)

  • Shirts for all students (2020/21)