Friends of India

Friends of India


Friends of India fights poverty and creates opportunities for women and children in Tamil Nadu, South India by supporting basic education for under-served children and investing in vocational training and life-skills development for women.

For the past 15 years we have been involved in:

20110125_FOI-D1_0060Providing classrooms and teachers, and adding toilets to schools

Creating a fully-equipped music school for blind and visually impaired children

Building orphanages and providing a home and training centre for children infected by HIV AIDS

thank you for my lampTraining entrepreneurial women to build their own businesses

Providing kindergartens with smokeless stoves

Distributing solar lamps to remote tribal villages


…and many other projects – all with the aim of helping women and children defy poverty by improving their learning environment and encouraging them to aim for a better life.

Watch this film to see a summary of our work over the past 15 years: