The Nilgiris district, being the home of the largest plantations in the south attracted nearly half a million of the displaced repatriates into the district. The migration of the displaced repatriate population from the plains to the hills started after 1970 peaking in 1974.
At this juncture, Island Trust set its foot in Nilgiris to guide, unite and rebuild the lives of the displaced repatriate Community. After two decades of its dedicated service to the up rooted repatriate community to take deep roots in a safe and secured environment in the Nilgiris, the organization has chosen to uplift yet another disadvantaged community called ‘The tribal’.
“Option for the Poor and Action for their Empowerment”
“Empowerment of the Marginalized through Mobilization, Motivation, Education and Networking”