CTRD Trust

Friends of CTRD Trust

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have generously supported CTRD Trust over the years. Your unwavering support has enabled us to continue our mission of empowering tribal and rural communities in the Nilgiri Hills region of Tamil Nadu.We are grateful for your contributions, which have helped us provide education, healthcare, and livelihood opportunities to those in need. Your support has also enabled us to undertake various environmental conservation initiatives, which have had a positive impact on the region’s biodiversity.

A big thank you to

Our Supporters

Pascal & Karin

Collaborating with CTRD ath the Solar Lighting Project was a highly enjoyable experience, and our collective commitment to the project allowed us to witness the tangible, positive outcomes of sustainable energy solutions in underserved communities. As we look to the future, we eagerly anticipate further collaborative endeavors with CTRD Trust, endeavoring to bring illumination and hope to those who stand to benefit from our shared vision.

DR Ranganayakulu BODAVALA (DR Ranga)

Dr. Ranga is the founder of THRIVE and Thrive Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd., pioneering portable Solar LED lights deployment in India, Africa, and Latin America, impacting millions of lives. His mission is to illuminate the homes of underprivileged families worldwide, providing light for studying, cooking, and working safely. His efforts have reached 12.4 million poor households, and he has influenced Indian government projects benefiting millions. He has also partnered with various organizations across Africa and Asia, including CTRD Trust.

Shamdasani Foundation

The object of the Shamdasani Foundation is to serve the under-privileged and destitute in India. The Shamdasani Foundation has been a valuable supporter of CTRD Trust, aiding us in our projects. IIt has actively contributed to Tribal Children Education by providing notebooks, ensuring that children from tribal communities have essential educational resources. Moreover, their support has facilitated the organization of five eye camps by CTRD Trust, offering free eye screenings and treatments to underserved populations. Additionally, the Foundation assists elderly people by providing essential medical care, provisions, and clothing, ensuring their well-being and dignity in their later years.The partnership with the Shamdasani Foundation has been instrumental in our efforts, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration to bring positive change to even more lives.

the experience of

Former Volunteers

My voluntary work at CTRD provided me with a unique insight into the rich diversity of tribal culture in rural India. It presented an extraordinary experience in a remote, off-the-beaten-path location, far removed from the mainstream. During my time on the campus, I was warmly embraced by all its members, who graciously introduced me to various facets of their activities. The director, in particular, offered valuable insights into local peculiarities, highlights, and challenges. I had the privilege of participating in ceremonies dedicated to worshiping local goddesses, acquiring skills such as tailoring or handling secateurs for tea plucking, and even encountering wild elephants. These impressions motivated me to further explore tribal culture, explore their empowerment in the Nilgiris region, and engage with the projects undertaken by CTRD. I extend my heartfelt gratitude for this invaluable opportunity!
I was working for CTRD in 2017 as a German volunteer and I had an amazing time! I learned so much from the community and the colleagues. Especially the visits to the villages meeting the people there was an amazing experience.The surroundings are in general awesome with a national park with tigers and elephants nearby and all the beautiful teahills everywhere. Also, it was so nice to have such wonderful food during the stay. In general, south indian food is delicious!I hope I was able to give something back and I am really looking forward buying the tea in the future in Germany to continue to support the region and organisation.

We hope that you will continue to support us in our efforts to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.    Thank you once again for your generosity and support!

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19/129 Eallamanna, Mangorange, The Nilgiris - 643 220,
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
Tel: +91 94430 20232 / WhatsApp: +91 75501 52381
Email: info@ctrd.in, ctrdtrust@gmail.com

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