Peoples’ Education for Action among Rural Landless (PEARL) is a non-profit, Non-governmental and voluntary organization registered under Indian Trust Act. PEARL has a status of credible and transparent people’s organization working to improve the quality of rural landless and urban poor of Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai Districts in Tamil Nadu State, India. The values of the organization are shared by a group of women social-activists who are members of PEARL.
To attain the integral liberation of marginalized rural community with non-violence and enable them to develop their individual and community potential for creating a humanitarian society.
- To educate, motivate, organize and sponsor programs and projects for women development and poor children of the oppressed and down-trodden.
- To foster and educate for women’s equality, dignity and freedom and take measures on ecological and environmental awareness education and reform, as well as economic development.
- To organize the children for learning and promote education through formal and non-formal education.
- To support the needy children to complete their studies through sponsorship.
- To impart health education and provide health care related services for the poor and help them toward a more healthy and fulfilled living.
- To help people, particularly women and adolescents to train themselves in various skills and trades which gives self- employment and other employment opportunities.
- To animate women to form self-help groups and cultivate a habit of saving among them.
- To make the children form into different groups for gathering knowledge and be of help to bring out their hidden talents and potentialities.
- To establish networks with likeminded organizations to pool support and help for better promotion of similar activities towards development.
Our focus areas are Education, Self-employment, Community Development & Environmental Education.
Our Focus communities are: a) Bird catcher’s, b) Snake Trappers, c) Dalits (especially Arunthathiyars) and d) other Backward communities. Among them we focus particularly on the dropout adolescents, unorganized rural youth, landless people, widows, deserted women and school going children of these marginalized communities.