4th January 2018. TVS -Maraimalai Nagar and Poule from France did Tree plantation and free dress distribution at Arpakkam Village.

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CHRISTMAS 2017 25th December

RIDE is planning to celebrate Christmas with poor needy children. We expect to serve minimum 100 children. We need your support.

please visit our donation page.

Thank you

With kind regards


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Dress to dress need Children

Dress to dress need children  project helped by Mr.R.Loganathan from Nagergoil . 1st Batch students from our evening school got dress .


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RURAL CAMP – D G Vaishnav College Chennai – RIDE INDIA



PG Student’s Rural Camp at RIDE Center, Arpakkam.

September 17th to 23rd 2017, 38 PG students and 2 Faculties belonging to Department of Social Work came to RIDE center Arpakkam for 7 days rural camp. They visited neighboring villages and did participatory rural appraisal. They visited 5 schools where they created awareness and presented more than 50,000 rupees worth stationeries to the children. Also they honored all the teachers, leaders, and VIPs of the villages.

          RIDE organization arranged meetings, food and accommodation with the help of DG Vaishnav College management. They planted many plants in our RIDE campus.  

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Introducing RIDE’s Sewing Educational Program for Rural Women

Beginning 1st June, 2017, RIDE will establish a Sewing Educational Program for rural women. Selected women from poor families will be enrolled in a 6-month course to develop their tailoring and sewing skills. There will be two teachers, one of whom is a non-formal education teacher that will also be teaching the women basic skills such as reading and writing. After the course, each woman will receive a certificate of completion from RIDE, giving her the ability apply for a job at an Indian export company. Upon completion of the course, each woman will also receive a free sewing machine from the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Our aim is for this course to equip underprivileged women with the skills necessary to sustain themselves and to provide a stable income to support themselves and their families. This program will show community members that women are positive contributors to society and can be empowered to be the leaders of the household.



















RIDE is organizing food for disable and orphan children. We covered more than   100 children, it cost per day minimum five thousand rupees (Rs.5000)   we need your support from inside and outside Indian people. Please contact our email and the mobile number is 9443368393.


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Eco-Tourism Support


Eco Tour support and RIDE sustainability

In the year 2016-17 more than 100 people came for our Eco-Tour and over 20 people came as short term volunteers. Their contribution and involvement helps us to run our program which is closely connected with child rights and women rights.

We need more support for the program. Please get in touch with us and help by sharing and promoting our program.

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My experience as a volunteer at RIDE

Sibylle, our French volunteer, is leaving RIDE to start a trip in Kernataka and Kerala. You will find bellow her feedback about her experience at RIDE.

” I stayed two weeks as a volunteer at RIDE office. During that time, I had the chance to understand RIDE’s priorities and key actions and see how my competencies could match with their needs. I realized I could help them through marketing and communication skills.

Working for RIDE is being flexible about the schedule as we face in India several electricity cuts every day (which is surprising at the beginning!). In between work office sessions, Jeyaraj took me everywhere : I visited several schools and villages and had the chance to meet with kids, teachers and key project coordinators. It was very interesting for me to see how Jey works with local NGO’s and how he manages so many different projects (children labor, women’s rights, self help groups, microcredit projects ..etc)

Being a volunteer at RIDE is also a amazing chance to understand and see the Indian culture from a daily life perspective. As I stayed at Jeyaraj and Britto’s house, I really felt like a new family member. They go out of their way to feel at home, safe and throughly looked after.

I cannot thank them enough for their kindness. I had a wonderful time !”

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Art exhibition in the village of Sevilmedu

Last week, was the 6th edition of the Education Exhibition in RIDE Rural School in the village of Sevilmedu.

For a week, kids, parents and teachers run an Art Exhibition inspired by school books. It was a way to develop kids creativity, to do team work and most of all, to learn about sciences, history, geography, Tamil culture.. etc. with a lot of fun!

Kids were showing with pride their creation!


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Students @ RIDE – Loyola College Chennai

As part of our outreach program, 150 students from Loyola College Chennai are going to visit RIDE in November this year. The event will be held in two batches at 70 to 80 students each staying for one week. They are going to visit the RIDE Education Center in Arpakam and surrounding villages. After a presentation about the RIDE program, given by RIDE director Mr. S. Jeyaraj, the students will gain essential knowledge about village life. Thereafter, a model game about village infrastructure and facilities will be prepared in groups. As students play an important role in future India, RIDE looks forward to offer this program hereby spreading its message about “Education to Empower”.

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A Milk Business has growing to a Success Story

Ms. Kuppamal and the Self-Help-Group ladies from Musaravakkam

Around 10 years back RIDE has started a pilot project with its first Self Help Groups (SHG) in the village Musaravakkam not far from Kanchipuram. We have organized meetings, educated the women and empower them to form units and found their own businesses within a Self Help Group Business. Now Musaravakkam has about 4,000 inhabitants and about 45 of them are organized into 35 self dependent and sustainable SHGs.

One of the most successful SHGs are running a milk business unit and is coordinated by Ms. Kuppamal. This 65 year old resolute lady and mother of 3 sons is also responsible as the SHG leader. With the help of RIDE Ms. Kuppamal has been educated in fields of agriculture and project management. So her SHG could become as one of the most successful projects within the RIDE women empowerment program.

Together the village women were able to buy qualitative milk cows which give around 10 liters of milk per day. A part of the fresh milk is offered to the Musaravakkam village people. The other milk is been supplied to a government milk farm in Chennai. The earned money is going to be invested by the women into their family’s income, house keeping and new farm machines for their agricultures.

Recently these hard working people were selected by the NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) as an excellent society. For their success the bank are going to commend them with an extra financial support. RIDE is very proud of this SHG as these people could transfer our mission “Educate to Empower” in this great way.

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