Village education and Action for Development(VEAD) has great pleasure to present its Annual Report of 2012-2013 which gives a brief account of each activity undertaken in the area of operation located in Kulithalai block villages of Kulithalai block in Karur district in the state of TamilNadu. Though VEAD has no any major grants from the government funding sources or abroad funding agencies, its main programmes have been supported with small grants from NABARD ( National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), Mahalir Thittam (Tamil Nadu women Development Corporation), Ministry of small and medium enterprises, ministry of Environment and Forests and donation from local donors and contribution from well-whishers.

The following are various awareness, Educational, Socio-economic promotional and Health and HIV/AIDS awareness activities carried out by VEAD during 2012-2013 financial year:


1. Training for women self-Help groups (SHGs)

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With the financial assistance from Mahalir Thittam, a series of capacity building training was conducted for women SHGs leaders and women SHGs members separately by VEAD at its Training centre in Kulithalai during the month of April,2012 and July,2012. These two 2 days training were for women SHGs leaders and 2 two days training for women SHGs members. Eminent Resource personnel from Mahalir Thittam, Mahalir Thittam approved NGOs, local panchayat union office and VEAD staff conducted the training session successfully. The following are training contents for SHGs Leaders:-
- Maintenance of records and documents of women SHGs properly.
- Regular and proper maintenance of Bank Pass Book of women SHGs
- Duties of women SHGs motivators and Representatives
- Responsibilities and Rights of women SHGs members.


The following are training contents for SHGs members Training:

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- Rendering assistance for rural poor
- Motivating the parents on enrolling their children into schools
- Providing help and guidance for handicapped
- ealth andH environmental sanitation of villages.

Under the above training programmes 1380 women SHGs members from 115 women SHGs of rural and urban have benefitted.