Christmas NewsletterThe Christmas newsletter is now available from the website. The cyclone continues to effect Amala. We have lots or repairs, water damage, tree damage, firewood problems to deal with. We still need your help to keep everything going. Please send any donations you can afford to give using the details at the back of the newsletter or via the just giving button on the website. Thank you for your support.More news is on the conditions can be found on the BBC website.
Posted 2 Dec 2015, 23:24 by Mark Ashcroft
Cyclones Hit Amala and Cuddalore this weekWhilst not as bad as Cyclone Thane in 2011, Amala and the Cuddalore region has been hit by high winds and flooding. Many trees have come down and fences blown over, even the front wall in the home has collapsed in places. Everyone is safe in Amala but there is lots of damage all around. Please if you are able to help us do the repairs every penny sent in will be gratefully received. More details will be in the newsletter coming out very soon. Pictures are available on our facebook page together with some here. Some of the photos are of Amala and some of the surrounding area in Cuddalore.
Posted 19 Nov 2015, 10:05 by Mark Ashcroft
Bills, bills, billsBills, bills, bills! Help, we are struggling for funds. Local government regulations have meant we are having to build a new toilet block for the girls and put in a purified water system for the school. This has left us with almost no funds left to pay for sanitation and building repairs or for funding senior students in their college studies. We are writing to sponsors of the senior students but not all of these children are sponsored. Can you help? - please use the just giving button on this page to help us meet the running costs of the home. Any donation no matter how small will help. Many, many thanks.
Posted 4 May 2015, 01:25 by Mark Ashcroft
Pongol Festival 2015See the pictures from the Harvest Festival (Pongol Festival) at Amala on our facebook pages.
Posted 13 Jan 2015, 00:19 by Mark Ashcroft
Help to pay the billsShortly after Christmas our pick-up truck which was collecting groceries in the home was involved in a traffic accident. One of our staff in the home and one of the students who had gone to help with the groceries were both seriously injured in the crash. The Trust have paid for medical care for both the driver and the 14 year old boy and doctors expect them to both make a full recovery. However the enormous cost of medical expenses has meant that we are again struggling to fund day to day costs. If you are able to help us meet the running costs of the home then please click on the make a donation button via JustGiving on ...
Posted 12 Jan 2015, 23:25 by Mark Ashcroft
December NewsletterIs now available for you to read. A very Happy Christmas from all the children and staff in Amala and from the trustees and management committee of the Amala Trust. Thank you all for your kind support.
Posted 11 Dec 2014, 14:21 by Mark Ashcroft
September NewsletterThe September newsletter is now available. Click on the link below.
Posted 30 Sep 2014, 13:24 by Mark Ashcroft
Easter Amala NewsletterIs now available! We hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to pass on. Click here.
Posted 17 Apr 2014, 23:32 by Mark Ashcroft
The Amala Trust raises money for the Amala Children's Home. The Children's Home provides accommodation and schooling for boys and girls from some of the most deprived families in a remote rural area of Tamil Nadu (in Southern India), together with other local children who attend Amala School on a daily basis. The Amala Trust (registered charity number 1063194) raises money in the UK and uses these funds to support the work of the home. All trustees are volunteers and take no payment for services. All money goes to the home with the exception of administrative payments such as sending out newsletters and fees incurred in the operation of the trust. We strive to make all these payments the absolute minimum.