St. Lasalle Puthumanam Industrial School - NagapattinamOUR VISION
" To care for the basic needs and
priorities of the poorest affected Tsunami Victims in
Nagapattinam, especially the women and children and
empower them towards their overall development and self
An alarming event made 26th December 2004 a black day in the history of humankind it turned the world's attention for its sympathy and support from the innumerable countries that never took place before in South East and South Asia sub continents.
Nagapattinam is one of the most affected towns in Tamil Nadu by Tsunami. It is situated towards East coast of Bay of Bengal. It is about 450 K.M. from Madras city. Lasalle Kadalisai in Nagapattinam is a branch office of the Society of Lasalle Brothers. Lasalle Kadalisai, a community of Delasalle Brothers is established to respond to the direct needs of the people affected by this catastrophe. As we are all aware that an unprecedented natural calamity bearing the name "tsunami" struck the eastern coast of Tamilnadu ravaging the whole economy of the region. People in multitudes including men, women and children became the victims for the fatal waves. The devastation of human lives and the assets numbered high that no one could ever anticipate it. Many children were orphaned, women left widowed and men became widowers. Their whole lives were left stranded and could not even see to their livelihood opportunities. They hungered for food, shelter and clothing especially in Nagapattinam District where it was reported that huge level of devastation took place. It is in this situation, Lasalle Kadalisai entered with the main thrust to safeguard women and children with their livelihood opportunities.
As our post Tsunami response we distributed relief materials to the affected people and gradually moved on to stretch out our hands to the lives of women and children through the formation of Community based organizations (Self Help Group) Day care centre for the children under 3 years old and Tuition Centers for the children under the age 16 years. The benevolent service to these people in 15 coastal villages of Nagapattinam District begets goodwill to the institution.OUR VISION
"To Rebuild and Restore the lives of Tsunami affected people towards a better future". And empower then towards self - reliance Mission
"To rehabilitate the Tsunami affected people by means of developing livelihood opportunities and supporting children's education, in Nagapattinam Districts in Tamilnadu" Administration
LASALLE KADALISAI maintains a well trained staff with a broad range of practical experience.
Bro. Uvari Antony, the Director who is in the helm of affairs carrying the welfare measures ably and efficiently.
Annual plans are drawn up with the input of all departments heads and key staff. A detailed plan is prepared to achieve the established goals. Monthly review meetings are held to measure progress and plan near term activities. We achieve our goals by facing challenges head on.
In the main sprit of grass root development our staff make daily visits to villages in our target area to make very success of our various programmes.
We endeavor to remember always that our mission is to educate, to provide development assistance and to empower them economically and socially