Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sunday is Sports Day

The girls at Janani Home work hard at school and focus well on their studies, but we recognise that physical activity is also vital for their health. Every Sunday the girls will have time to play sports, they have already shown much skill and ability. We are sure that they will progress quickly and adopt such extracurricular activities. We thank Sabari School for facilitating the play materials. Our Founder and Director, Arasu, very much enjoyed spending time with the girls and teaching them how to play football. We look forward to our next opportunity for fun in the sun.


A Warm Welcome to the New Members of our Board of Directors


Two new members have recently been appointed to our board of directors, Ragu and Sally. Ragu is our project manager from Tamil Nadu, and Sally is a volunteer from Great Britain. They will now be involved in the management and decision-making of the organisation, and as a team, they will help Prime Trust to develop and excel. The membership was officially declared at a ceremony of honour, located in the office of Prime Trust. Members from our board of trustees also attended. After some lovely, welcoming speeches, Ragu and Sally were presented with flowers and a shawl of honour.

We are very excited to move forward from this point with our new members, and excitedly await the changes to come.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

International Day of the Girl Child


What is the Celebration For?


International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on October 11th, highlighting the and drawing attention towards challenges that girls around the world face. Promotion of girl's empowerment is also important on this day, as well as the fulfilment of their human rights. It has been celebrated since 2012, launched by the UN general assembly. Specific issues focused on include: equality, child marriage, education, gender-based violence and more.
This year's theme for International Day of the Girl Child is "GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable". What if we replaced "GirlForce" with "Life"? Does this also work? It is important to note that life implies no gender and no gender restrictions. Girls and boys, like life, are "Unscripted and Unstoppable". This chosen theme successfully accentuates the equality of gender which exists, and the strength that both genders possess, which is often ignored or overlooked.

Celebrating at Prime Trust


Organised by our project manager, Ragu, the children from our Evening Tuition classes and Janani Home attended an invaluable awareness celebration. Speeches were made by Ragu, as well as two guest speakers from our local university. After these fantastic, informative an educational speeches, some of the girls also shared their thoughts on the topic, and showed their appreciation to Prime Trust for the opportunities that they have been given in life.

It could be said that every day at Prime Trust is a Day of the Girl Child. Everyday our organisation recognises the help that is required, and seeks to present opportunities to those in need. Janani Home for Girls is a model example of how we can attempt to achieve gender equality across the world. It is also on days such as this that we would like to stop and thank those providing our organisation with child sponsorships. This support has an invaluable impact, and it is heart-warming to know that there are many more people in the world who believe in this tremendous cause; people who recognise the importance of an education, a safe home, good healthcare and a supportive family for girls.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Exams are Finished... Let's Dance!



The girls at Janani Home have been working hard every morning and evening, revising for their exams. The support that they have for one another is fantastic to see, and it paid off! There may have been a few grumbles here and there, but they are all proud of themselves and each other. The staff at Prime Trust and our sponsors are especially proud, and treated the girls to a cinema trip for all of their hard work.


The girls have regained their energy, and are in high spirits during their holiday week. Some of our generous sponsors brought round a noodle feast for the girls. But before food... a party! The girls were bursting with energy (even hyper in some cases) and brought a smile to everyone's face with their wonderful dancing. Any chance to play their favourite tunes and have a boogie, they will take it. 





Saturday, August 31, 2019

An Evening of Kind Words, Dance and a Few Tears

Farewell Paula

Every single person who walks through the door to work with us is invaluable, each having such an impact on the organisation and the lives of the people supported by Prime Trust. Paula, who travelled from Spain to work with us for two months was no exception. She has accomplished so much during her time here, teaching the girls at Janani Home many new lessons and skills, such as how to care for and respect your body through the practise of meditation and yoga. 

Her departure was felt by all. However, all of our staff and the girls at Janani Home made sure to throw a wonderful farewell party. The girls worked hard on their goodbye cards, featuring the kindest words and colourful characters. These will no doubt be cherished by Paula forever. 

Just when it seemed that the excitement was coming to an end, the girls surprised us with a terrific dance which they had spent much time rehearsing. Their huge smiles and grins were dazzling and extremely contagious. Paula also treated us to a performance of some Spanish dancing. Some of the girls began to imitate the moves, soon stopping though to marvel at Paula, dancing with such attitude and style. 



It is extremely difficult to say farewell to someone so amazing, but the party is now a precious memory for all to cherish. This perhaps is not surprising, precious memories are abundant with such a wonderful group of people. There will no doubt be many more stories to share.



The Work of Prime Trust




Who are we?


Located in the city of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, Prime Trust focuses on programs that empower local women, enable rural and urban poor to become self-reliant, raise social awareness, and educate underprivileged children. 

Our reach has grown every year since our beginnings in 2002 thanks to the collaborations with volunteers and other grassroots NGOs and, most importantly, by putting the power of change in the hands of the people who need it the most.

What are our goals?

  • Educating Children
  • Engaging Citizens
  • Empowering Women


Why have we created a blog?


  • To allow the public to follow our amazing story as the organisation continues to progress and evolve
  • To give the reader an insight of the work involved with an NGO such as Prime Trust
  • To help the reader to get to know the amazing people that are supported by Prime Trust, their personalities and the joy that they bring into our lives





Sunday is Sports Day

The girls at Janani Home work hard at school and focus well on their studies, but we recognise that physical activity is also vital for...