February 5th, 2011

The World’s Women

Australian volunteer Tamara Lee writes about how ODAM’s work is helping to promote women’s rights. Since 1996 ODAM has improved the lives of thousands of South Indian women and their families by addressing rural poverty and climate change, while promoting women’s empowerment, child we[...]

November 30th, 2010

A Passage Through India

Spanish Volunteer Ana Vicenti, writes about her experiences at the Barathi Girls’ Hostel “I have just spent two months volunteering with ODAM and can honestly say that it has been one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. To have the opportunity to spend time with the girls at[...]

November 17th, 2010

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

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[...]