Empowerment of Traditional Artisans / Coolie labourers:
No access to institutional credit
Indebted to private money lenders
Mechanisation of traditional artisanal work lead to Unemployment
Mobilised traditional artisans men and women into Self Help Groups
Linked the SHG with commercial bank for credit linkage
Vision building workshop conducted to enable Artisan to fix their goal
Thenkoodu artisan Federation formed.
Parambariya Kaivinai Thozhilalar Trade Union registered.
Empowerment of Women :
Irregular income leads to poverty
Underutilisation of women power
Women mobilised into Self Help Group
Vocational skill training on Aari work, Jarthosi making provided to women.
Credit linkage with commercial banks.
Training of women on women rights.
Women got access to credit
Women started finding employment in small petty business shops
Self-employment on fashion designing initiated.
Inclusion of marginalised children
Poor learning skills of children
Potential to get drop-out from school
Unsafe behaviour among children
Exposed to violent / unhealthy behaviour of the adults
No role models for children
Evening study centre for children
Life skill training
Remedial education programme
Creative skill training
Children parliament and Children panchayat promoted
3187 school going children from 42 schools benefited from remedial education programme and improved learning skills
1537 urban slum children supported through evening study centre.
Children participate in the society activity on issues affecting them.
3 Village Child Protection Committees facilitated in Thiruverambur block.
SURVEY ON MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT AMONG WOMEN :
COROAT has conducted “State of Menstrual Hygiene Management in India - Combating Silence from Menarche to Menopause” in collaboration with Sulab Sanitation Mission Foundation (SSMF), New Delhi.
The principal aim of the project is to break and combat the multiple silences over periods by bringing on board findings from people-centric and participatory research from India such that an ethical, context-sensitive and ethnographic intervention to fill up the gaps between policy and practice.
“She in He” livelihood promotion project for transperson
Stigma and discrimination of transperson
Social exclusion of transperson and no participation in the society
Opportunities for education and employment is a challenge.
Mobilise transperson as “She in He” forum members.
Capacitate them on psychological well being and entrepreneurship promotion
Link them with existing subsidy oriented government schemes
Sensitise stakeholders on social inclusion of transperson
Promote employment opportunities for transperosn.
205 transperson from 6 districts of Tamil Nadu trained by COROAT
10 self employment initiative developed
37 application to avail subsidised PMEGP loan from District Industries centre made.
COVID Relief Activities
Distribution of books and sanitation kit to children
Sensitisation adolescent girls on child marriage
Distribution of food to street dwellers
Ms.Haseen Nayak receives Award for impacting transwomen in Pudukottai
Ms. Haseena Nayak, Trans-community leader for Pudukottai district was honoured by Actor Karthi, by Rupees One Lakh, for her determination and commitment in promoting the lives of transwomen from Pudukottai, engaging them in dignified livelihood and her leadership in stopping sex work in the district.