Archive for the ‘News’ Category

August 30th, 2011 - 1:51 pm § in News

ODAM confronts Child Labor

American volunteer Kelsey Stark, who is currently working with ODAM, writes about the problem of child labor in Tamil Nadu. Child labor is a serious issue in Tamil Nadu, India, as in many parts of the world. Young girls are especially likely to be forced into child labor to support their familie[...]

July 28th, 2011 - 9:12 pm § in News

ODAM’s Newest Recruit

Over the last two years ODAM has been working to develop a range of fairtrade products for the Indian and international market through their ODAM Rural Crafts (ORC) Initiative. In August 2010, Usha N. joined the ODAM team as the Distribution Manager for ODAM Rural Crafts (ORC).  ORC is a private mi[...]

February 5th, 2011 - 12:11 am § in News

Design Impact: Update

Ramsey Ford from American based NGO "Design Impact" writes about the development of ODAM's fairtrade soap and charcoal briquette projects. Design Impact (DI) is a non-profit organization that partners professional designers with community organizations. These designers work on-site with innovativ[...]

November 17th, 2010 - 9:20 pm § in News

Soap from Seeds

ODAM prepares to launch “Paruva Kaalam”, a Fairtrade soap produced by local Self Help Groups What’s your earliest memory involving a smell?” After a moment’s hesitation, the ODAM staff give a flurry of responses, “Jasmine”; “Oranges”, “Sandalwood”; “The smell when the rain c[...]

November 11th, 2010 - 8:51 pm § in News

A Few Dollars More

Australian volunteers Chris Smith and Tamara Lee organise a movie night to raise funds for the Sponsorship Programme. In 2007 we made our first trip to Tamil Nadu to live in the remote village of Narikudi to teach English at a girls school managed by ODAM. Here we fell in love with 68 girls, the[...]

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