CANDLE  is a registered grass root level non profitNon GovernmentalOrganisation committed to the upliftmentof disadvantaged community of Women, Children, Dalits, Narikkuravar Tribes, Quarry workers, (Stone Breakers) Lepors, Kuravar Tribes. Nomadic Tribes of Bull nodding masters, Whippers, Street Circus Players. Parrot palmists, Tin men, Disables, Landless peasants, Small and Marginal farmers,  Persons living with HIV/AIDS infections in Pudukkottai District, Tamilnadu, India.

CANDLE activities  are Children Care, Women development, Trainings,  Awareness generation and organizing  the grassroots people  for Socio, Economic, Culture and Development activities in Collective manner.

Target Groups

CANDLE  is a Registered grass root level Non Profit Non Governmental Organisation committed to the upliftment of  Disadvantaged community of women, Children of poorest of poor and marginalized children (ie) Children of the community doing begging with decorated bull (In Tamil Language Boom boom Madu Vaithu Pitchai Eduppavarhal) & Begging with beating their own body with whip (Whipper) ( In Tamil Language Sattai Adithukkondu Pitchai Eduppavarhal) Narikkuravar  tribes, Nestling hunters, Blabbering fore tellers, (Kudukuduppaikarar With a drum shapped like an hour glass with strings which produced a rattling sound when vigorously shaken) Street circus players (Nomadic Tribes ), Leprosy people,  Kuravar Tribes,  Quarry workers,  Dalits, General poors, Unorganised workers, Landless peasants, Small and Marginal farmers, Persons with disability,  Persons living with HIV/AIDS infections  in Pudukkottai District, Tamilnadu, India.

Legal Status

  • Registered under Indian Trust Act.
  • Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act to receive Foreign Contributions.
  • Registered with Income tax department  under section 80G and 12A(a) for Tax  exemption.
  • Income Tax PAN (Permanent Account  Number)
  • National Planning Commission  Government of India, NGO Partnership  system.

Our Programmes

Free Note Books

Free note books  distributed to poorest school going children. Supported by Mrs.PriyaPhilonthropist  Chennai and Mr. A.P.JeyapaulAnand Pipes Erode.

Fire Prevention Education

Conducted Fire prevention education program for organization staff, Volunteers, Self Hep Group leaders and students.Supported by FM Global USA.

Wheel Chair Distribution

We supported one Physically challenged person to get wheel chair from District Collector Pudukkottai..

Tailoring Training Programme

The selected 23 Narikkuravar Gypsy tribe adolescent girls and 10 Bull     nodding masters adolescent girls  imparted  90 days modern tailoring training.