Like in many part of the world, people in Southern India are homebound amid the current health crisis. The unprecedented context has drastic consequences on the economy of households. The situation is all the more alarming in rural areas where the majority of workers are daily-wagers.

The Cuomo Foundation is active in Tamil Nadu since 1999, building and supporting schools for inner-city and rural communities while awarding scholarships for gifted school children and young adults. The homebound situation has seen the closure of all the schools supported by the Foundation in the area, a total of seven compounds across the state.

The Cuomo Foundation is active in Tamil Nadu since 1999, building and supporting schools for inner-city and rural communities while awarding scholarships for gifted school children and young adults.

In partnership with the Diocese of Chingleput, our operational partner, we have launched a relief project to help communities affected by the economic downturn. Essential food items were thus distributed among 1,000 destitute families. The households were selected among the poorest in the villages of Mambakkam, Sendivakkam and Kovalam where the Foundation helps run three school compounds giving access to thousands of children.

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