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  Year Established


  Primary Contact

Dr Shyla and Dr Nandakumar


Post Box No.20, GUDALUR






Tamil Nadu


634 212


  Phone 1


  Phone 2

91 9443931108




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  Projects List

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  +  ASHWINI- Setting Up Ashwini Institute of..

$ 240000


  +  Capacity Building of Tribal Youth

$ 8222



$ 248222




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The primary objective of ASHWINI has been to establish a health system that is accessible, acceptable, effective and sustainable. It should be owned and managed by the people themselves; and it should be a system capable of responding to the growing health needs of the adivasis, and their changing social conditions.



Though ASHWINI as an independent organisation was started only in 1990, its genesis dates back to 1986 when Stan Thekaekara and his wife, Mari started ACCORD, a Non-Governmental Organisation in Gudalur. Their main objective was to to fight against the unjust alienation of the adivasi lands and other human rights violations by organising them as a strong group.

They facilitated the form more...



ASHWINI (Association for Health Welfare in the Nilgiris) is a Charitable Organisation providing comprehensive health care for one of the most neglected sections of our society - the Adivasis. Gudalur Valley situated in the tri-junction of the three South Indian States of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka is the home of over 25000 Adivasis for many centuries. Five different tribes viz. Paniyas, Bettakurumbas, Mullukurumbas, Kattunaickens and Irulas were inhabiting this forested valley. Alienated from their own land by big Tea Estates, migrants from the plains and by Government authorities, these adivasis fought back by organising themselves into a strong political force. They were able to assert their political and social rights, to revive their cultural art forms and to join the mainstream s more...




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