Welcome to the Island Trust!
ISLAND TRUST, which stands for Indo Sri Lankan Development Trust was founded in July 1984 in Tamil Nadu, South India, to render succour, relief and rehabilitation services to the displaced Tamil Repatriates from Sri Lanka.
Island Trust has completed Silver Jubilee of professional dedicated service in developing the capacity of its target group in Nilgiris district in order to take them to attain overall development. The foot prints of Island trust demonstrate that the Repatriates from Sri Lanka, Dalits and Tribal communities in Nilgiris are able to accomplish their needs and move towards self reliance by raising their level of capacity through well designed sustainable and intensive programmes of Island Trust. The activities of the Trust are multifaceted aimed at the development of Children, women and youth. Island Trust now serves in 225 Villages in the 6 taluks of Nilgiris district. The organization has embraced all the marginalized sections of the society during the last 26 years with the expansion of its vision, mission and the geographical area.
What is happening?
8TH VEGETABLE SHOW-MAY 2015 IN KOTAGIRI
The Climate Change Stall was setup & gave an awareness of Climatic condition varies on day-to-day life on Two days Vegetable Show 2015 in Kotagiri concluded on 3rd May (Sunday) and more than 9,000 visitors had come to the show on 2nd & 3rd May (Saturday & Sunday).
At the valedictory function on 3rd May (Sunday) of the two-day event organised by the Horticulture Department in Kotagiri as part of the summer festival, The Nilgiris District Collector P. Shankar distributed prizes to winners of kitchen garden contest and for the best displays at the stalls put by farmers.
“ISLAND TRUST” Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. In the Nilgiris District, during the month of February 2015. “25,000 PEPPER SAPLINGS & ORGANIC MANURE” were distributed around 5 village panchayath of Tribal communities for 37 beneficiaries.
The South Asian Pharmaceutical Council (SAPC) of USA has drawn up a plan of action to help people infected with HIV / AIDS in the Nilgiris district.
It will be implemented in association with the Kotagiri based non-governmental organisation Island Trust.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mark Stevens, President of SAPC, said that his organisation has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Island Trust to establish a rehabilitation centre in the Nilgiris for HIV/AIDS victims.
A fund raiser for this cause was held in New Jersey, USA, recently in which the Managing Trustee of the Island Trust, M.L. Alphonse Raj, had underscored the need for such a facility in the Nilgiris.
Among the participants in the event were U.S. Senator for New Jersey Bob Menendez and the Congressman of New Jersey Frank Pallone Jr. The proceeds from the event will be made available to the Island Trust for establishing the rehabilitation centre.
Mr. Alphonse Raj said that the centre will be the first of its kind in the State.
It will form part of a community care centre supported by the Tamil Nadu State Aids Control Society.
The vocational training in cutting and tailoring will be conducted in Kotagiri, Ooty and Gudalur centres of the Island Trust.
Totally 20 women have been selected to undergo the training.
The proposed training centre will implement various rehabilitation schemes like skill training, specialised counselling, special treatment for children living with HIV and AIDS and social support.
SOURCE: THE HINDU
We did a very nice two day course with Shanti (Hsiaoting Hung) from Taiwan and Rishi (Ricardo Valbuena) from Colombia.