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Southern India

Hotspot start date: September 2015

The Freedom Fund is working in Tamil Nadu to promote child protection in textile production areas through a comprehensive strategy that involves: supporting government bodies to promote labour protections; assisting NGOs that work with communities to gain access to government schemes and entitlements; supporting children and adolescents in their education; and working with mill management to offer trainings and build capacity.

Our impact as of end of 2021

LIVES IMPACTED 292,206
COST PER PERSON $30
AT-RISK CHILDREN IN SCHOOL 3,637
TOTAL INVESTED $9.8 million

Metric

Total

Lives impacted

Number of active, regular participants of programs supported by the Freedom Fund. Includes members of community vigilance committees, self-help groups, and those given educational, psychosocial or income generation services. Excludes those provided with one-time information.

292,206

Total invested up until June 2021

Total funds invested in hotspot programs up to June 2021 since the Freedom Fund’s inception.

$9.8m

Cost per person

Average cost of community interventions per active, regular participant. Excludes grants made to partners working indirectly, e.g. at international policy level or for research and evaluation purposes. Excludes grants made for research and evaluation purposes.

$30

Community freedom groups supported

Number of active, local groups, including community vigilance committees and self-help savings and loans groups, formed or supported by Freedom Fund partners.

3,467

At-risk children in school

Number of previously out-of-school children now attending formal or informal education as a result of Freedom Fund support.

3,637

Graduates of vocational training

Number of individuals completing vocational training courses provided or referred by Freedom Fund partners.

3,548

Micro-enterprises started

Number of individuals who have started micro-enterprises or gained a new form of income as a result of Freedom Fund support.

3,690

Individuals accessing social & legal services

Number of individuals provided with social and legal services by Freedom Fund partners. These services help individuals recover from mental trauma as well as provide at-risk individuals with legal protection and options for recourse.

214,445

Individuals with new access to gov't services

Number of people supported by our partners who gain new access to government entitlements such as employment rights, school places, pensions, compensation payments, ID cards, and land rights.

100,617

Legal cases assisted

Number of individual legal cases that our partners provide any kind of support, including advice and witness protection.

587

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OUR PARTNERS

Centre for Action and Rural Education
Partners in Change
Peace Trust
People’s Action for Development
Rights Education and Development Centre
Society for Peoples Education and Economic Change
The Salem Don Bosco Anbu Illam Social Service Society
Tamil Nadu Rural Reconstruction Movement
Vaan Muhil Trust
Women’s Organisation in Rural Development

Freedom Fund