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EtoS – realising a dream

What is our hope when we say we EducatetoSustain? We hope that the students of the artisan communities that CCI supports in the EtoS programme complete high school, even graduate from college and return to the village to practise the craft of their forefathers. In reality, this is a very high hope. For one thing, […]



R Mahalakshmi, a ninth grade student from Veeravanallur Handloom Weaver’s cluster in Tirunelveli district when asked to write a small note on what she enjoyed most at the ten day Children’s camp at the little known Kodaganallur village on the banks of the Tambrabarani said, “ We played lots of games like chess, Chinese checkers, […]


Veeravanallur Mat Weaver’s Society

This is one of the Educate to Sustain clusters that CCI is working with near Thirunelvelli-TN. The women weavers here take orders from the Society. Once a flourishing craft with a good market the situation has changed over the last 10 years and the Society barely has money to pay wages. The Society has been very receptive to […]