Institute of Research and Development for the Rural Poor (IRDRP), Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Contact: Dr. Irudayasamy
Dates: July 2018 – June 2021
Total Budget: Rs. 12,48,750
IRDRP has successfully completed the final year of their 3-year project on ending child labor and providing education to girls at risk. The project helped about 300 children to get better quality education as well as slow learners to develop various vocational skills.
During the last year the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in some modifications to their plans. They were still able to complete many of them that included helping 66 school-age children from dropping out of school by offering them supplementary schools in Naduveerapattu, Melathur and Pazanthandalam. IRDRP used two of their Convenient Education Centers to teach children how to read and write as well as offer some health and hygiene lessons. Besides these, IRDRP also provided school supplies like stationery and lunch bags to 180 children, helped enroll 67 students into Government schools, and offered career guidance to 32 high schoolers, and even arranged a parent meeting to get feedback on the program.