Milestones

 

1988 » Main shelter was built which served as a night shelter for rag pickers.
  » Rag Pickers Co-Operative Paper Shop set up to regulate small savings.
  » Rag pickers educated via non-formal education.
 
1995 » Rag Pickers enrolled in regular schools and non-formal vocational training.
  » A round the clock shelter started to cater to the needs of regular school going children who were once rag pickers.
 
1997 » A preparatory shelter called Adivaram Shelter was stared to accommodate young newly-arrived boys at the foothills of Yercaud.
 
1998 » Transit Schools - for child labourers.
  » Child Guidance Bureau – a drop in centre at the Intercity Bus Stand that keeps constant vigilance over child trafficking and child abuse.
 
1999 » Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) – to support the process of the elimination of child labour in fifteen slums of Salem.
 
2000  » Erode and Namakkal extension centres – for child labourers.
 
2001 » Social Awareness Team (SAT) - to increase social awareness.
 
2002 » Child line 1098 Programme – a toll free telephone-link to rescue young at risk in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
 
2003 » A troop for Training and Capacity Building was formed comprising of Anbu Illam staff and volunteers to train school and college students, teachers and members of social service organizations on child rights.
 
2004 » Federation of women groups and youth groups aiming to create a mass movement of people.
 
2005 » Movement based approach to address the core issues that affect human rights and rights of children by involving District administration.
 
2006 » Vocational training programme for the working children.
  » Computer centre, Two wheeler mechanism.
  » Launching of the www.missingchildsearch.net web site.
 
2007 » Institutional based care for the HIV/AIDS affected children at Namakkal.
 
2008 » Formation of unorganized trade union.
  » Community care for HIV/AIDS infected.
 
2009 » Government Reception Unit for Boys started.
  » Rehabilitation Centre for HIV/AIDS Infected Children started in Nilavaarapatti
 
2010 » Namakkal Anbu Illam became an independent Organisation
  » Open Shelter Grant in Aid Project Sanctioned
 
2011 » Don Bosco Care Home started at Nilavaarapatti
  » SLR Project sanctioned for two camps (Tharamangalam & Kuzhithalai)
  » Arrival of Don Bosco Casket in the month of October.
 
2012 » Birth Centenary of Fr. Schlooz, the Founder of Salem Anbu Illam, celebrated.
  » Computer Centre renovated and began its courses for the Youngsters.
  » New reach out area identified @ Aandipatti Yeri.
 

 

 
 
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