Payir Trust

  • Payir is a community based organization with an objective of holistic and inclusive rural development. Payir is looking for Asha's patronage to promote primary & higher education in and around Thenur village.
  • Project Type Alternative Education in rural Tamil Nadu. Supported by Asha since August 2008
  • More details on this project - budget documents and a recent visit summary - can be found on the Asha Website
Payir was founded in 2004 January by Senthilkumar Gopalan an engineer who had worked in India and US in various industries ranging from Thermal Power Plants to Information Technology. Vision: Payir envisages the transformation of Indian villages into a socially stimulating, self reliant, growth oriented community rooted in the principles of Truth - a society where people practice and interact with the highest moral values Key Objectives: 1. Make primary health care, first level curative care, referral care and palliative care available to all villagers at affordable cost. 2.Facilitate access to secondary and tertiary health care with close networking 3.Provide holistic, creative and value based education to rural children through non-formal methods 4. Be a learning and a resource center for skill building of village youths on traditional trades and rural crafts 5.Initiate and facilitate in creation of community based rural industries. 6.Promote alternate and best practices on agricultural and live-stock development and management 7.Facilitate in Panchayat development including infrastructure, sanitation and civic systems 8.Promote the growth of a truth and peace oriented village community through the concepts of Sarvodaya Payir believes in the fundamental right of every child to education. The project aims to provide quality primary education to all children. The project focuses on two programs: 1. Non-formal education center: The project models the learning center along the lines of the gurukulams of India. Gurukulams were centers of excellence where subjects of various interests were learnt and practiced. It is basically a ‘learning farm’ where every aspect that makes a vibrant rural society will be experimented, learnt and practiced. The objective of this initiative is to create rural leaders who excel in rural knowledge and craft in our learning center . 2.Intervention program : The primary effort of this program is to improve the performance of the existing schools in and around Thenur. This program provide existing teachers with additional training on ‘activity based teaching’ and other non-formal methods. The program also will also provide these schools with support staff, which can help the existing teachers and facilitate in creating community library and reading centers. .

Payir believes in the fundamental right of every child to education. The project aims to provide quality primary education to all children. The project focuses on two programs: 1. Non-formal education center: The project models the learning center along the lines of the gurukulams of India. Gurukulams were centers of excellence where subjects of various interests were learnt and practiced. It is basically a ‘learning farm’ where every aspect that makes a vibrant rural society will be experimented, learnt and practiced. The objective of this initiative is to create rural leaders who excel in rural knowledge and craft in our learning center . 2.Intervention program : The primary effort of this program is to improve the performance of the existing schools in and around Thenur. This program provide existing teachers with additional training on ‘activity based teaching’ and other non-formal methods. The program also will also provide these schools with support staff, which can help the existing teachers and facilitate in creating community library and reading centers. .