Established in 1990, NEWS is an Indian charity based in Tamil Nadu, South India.
Developed locally from within a Narikuravar gypsy community, NEWS provides food, shelter and education for disadvantaged children and works with five communities to alleviate poverty. This is targeted in 4 main areas, education, health, human rights and livelihood development.
NEWS helps people to develop the confidence to overcome societal discrimination: the greatest obstacle faced by tribal communities when improving own circumstances.
- We recognise the right of the Narikuravar people to determine and develop own future.
- Are committed to community-based organisational and individual development.
- Believes that community-led organisations are central to effective economic and social development.