ABOUT US

Welcome to terre des hommes Germany – India Programme

Terre des hommes India (Earth of Humanity), is a children’s aid organisation working with children, women and communities on the edges of society to transform their lives through progressive development and help reclaim their rights and follow their dreams.

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SAFE WATER

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CHILD NUTRITION

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SUSTAINABLE FARMING

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ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS

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ACTIVE WITH COMMUNITIES ALL OVER INDIA

Terre des hommes India is a part of a global federation with an international presence across many countries. In India, Terre des hommes acts through local and community-based organisations, supporting local projects which protect and promote the rights of children and their communities, empower women and preserve the environment and natural resources.

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OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

PANEL CALLS FOR “CLOSING THE CSR VISION GAP” AT TDH-DACHSER JOINT EVENT – By Satyajit Kar and Ruchika Jauhar

  • May 24, 2018
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May 17, 2018 witnessed a first of its kind event for tdh Germany – India Programme, hosted with the gracious support and participation of Dachser India Ltd. A panel discussion on CSR, titled CSR 2.0: Creating Exponential Returns for Corporations and Society, was held at Hotel Mirage, Mumbai.

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Nathanial Priscilla joined tdhG-IP three months ago. She shares her experience.

  • May 15, 2018
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I joined tdh Germany – India Programme as a Programme Coordinator just three months ago. If I was to summarize my first impression, I feel I am at a place whose rallying call is “Not in words, but in action!” The professionalism and commitment demonstrated by the team is tremendous, and the focus towards the organization’s goals is clear. 

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“It gives me immense pleasure to see the joy on the faces of children as they play.” – Chandan

  • May 14, 2018
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After a few years in social work, I was looking to join an organization with a healthy, democratic culture and a horizontal hierarchical environment, where both the organization and I would benefit. Tdh has proved to be just that in the year or so I’ve been here.

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“I dream of seeing toys and books in children’s hands” – Ritu, Northern Zone

  • May 10, 2018
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I complete two years with tdh very soon, a time rich with experiences and learnings. I was born in Delhi and have spent four decades here, visiting pretty much every part of this vast city. Over the years, I’ve seen children begging outside temples, selling flowers and magazines at traffic signals, serving tea and food items and washing dishes at roadside hotels.

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Former child workers ensure food security through sustainable farming

  • March 12, 2018
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A small-scale kitchen garden initiative, started by rescued child workers engaged in mining and other allied industries, soon transformed into a motivating case of sustainable farming. The boys and girls of the bridge school of SEEDS and Don Bosco today grow their own vegetables and fruits ensuring sustainable and within-reach food security.

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Barsarani Refuses to Give Up Education – Leads Way for Her Friends

  • February 28, 2017
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Barsarani, a gifted Adivasi teenager from the remote village of Dolipada in Mayurbhanj District, has set an example for her peers by refusing to give up her education even in the face of poverty and parental pressure. Despite the long-held tradition of the Adivasi community forcing girls to drop out of school to support family, this fourteen-year old stands firm in her decision to continue her studies.

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OUR TEAM LEADERS

Ingrid Mendonca

Regional Coordinator, South Asia – A social scientist by training and a development activist dedicated for close to forty years to advancing the rights of marginalised children, women and their communities. A veteran social worker, with practical familiarity of concrete situations, she has an extensive experience in strategic leadership and humanitarian and social development programme management in cross-cultural settings.

P. E. Reji

Deputy Regional Co-ordinator, South Asia and Programme Coordinator, South Zone – An erstwhile lecturer, P. E Reji is a devoted development activist working towards the advancement of marginalised communities for over twenty years. With an extensive knowledge of programme development and management, Reji currently plays the dual role of Programme Co-ordinator of South Zone and Deputy Regional Coordinator for tdh South Asia.

Sampat Mandave

Program Coordinator, West Zone – A social development professional with 15 years of experience with grass root and international NGOs, Sampat is Programme Coordinator at terre des homes Germany-India Programme. With a decade long association with the organization, he currently leads and manages projects in 5 states in West Zone.

Koel Chowdhury

Program Coordinator, East Zone – With close to a decade’s experience, Koel is a motivated social development professional with special focus on education and sponsorship programmes. Working extensively in the rural districts of eastern and north eastern India, she currently helms the activities of terre des homes Germany-India Programme’s East Zone as Program Coordinator.

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