VC.MURUGAN - Founder
I belong to family of distress in the village near Madurai. I lost my father when I was a kid. Despite the desires to study with my four brothers, survived from the very low income of my mother and I became the breadwinner of my family. Circumstances forced my family to migrate towards Madurai where I completed my 10th grade. I stopped my studies at my early childhood.
My hard work and the situation eventually led me to learn painting and work to meet our daily needs. I qualified myself with proper course to be a professional painter and started “MURUGAN ART AND PAINTING” company which elevated me financially and socially.
There are many children like me who drop their studies because of their economy. To enable them with proper education I started HEED trust to provide sewing training for women for their economic empowerment, evening free education for students, and medical assistances for elderly parents.
“NO ONE HAS BECOME POOR BY GIVING” – ANNE FRANK.
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Humanities Educational & Economical Development
Humanities Educational and Economical Development (HEED) Trust is the result of the thought processes, activities, experiences, efforts and practices by a few committed and concerned young men and women. These have culminated in the formation of an organization, which was duly registered on 31th day of July 2017 under the Indian Trust Act with a properly constituted board and a mandate to formulate and implement projects towards fulfilling the mission of the project among all sections of the population.
The project area Madurai, surrounded by villages, has earned the sobriquet as the “City that never sleeps”.The pioneering and concerted work by social reformists since the 1940s to repair the castes based condemnations and gender biases was gaining some modicum of success.
But the severe drought conditions at the rural agricultural lands in the Madurai district, traditional taboos coupled with other natural and ecological disasters displaced large numbers of families of agricultural labourers and small scale land owners retarded further progress.
The struggles for survival of the individual disturbed the filial relationships of family bonds. Some of the dying myths, traditions and ill-informed practices started cropping up again here and there. Females as a gender took the brunt of these setbacks.
Since the welfare of the children mainly depends on the community in which they live, HEED found it necessary to start community development programmes.
It mobilizes community sectors into active involvement and promotes community based interventions for the social development. In this light of the above experience HEED is moving forward to venture into different fields of development activities to reach many more marginal and downtrodden people of the surrounding villages of Madurai.