Project for sustainable development

Annathur village, India.

Dates : 2010 – 2012 (2 years)


The village of Annathur is situated in the State of Tamil Nadu, in the southeast of India. « Annathur »  literally means “the place of the embodiment of brotherhood.” Made up of three hamlets, it houses 3,000 inhabitants over an area of 2 km2. The village of Annathur is a “Panchayat,” or an area of administrative authority and local politics. The villagers speak mostly Tamil.

80% of the villagers live on less than 2 dollars per day. Inequalities are striking, against untouchables (dalits), tribal people and women. It is at the request of the villagers that Humanium launched this project promoting sustainable development to ensure all children and their families have access to fair opportunities to build their future.


Makes the Rights of the Child a reality and improve the living conditions of the villagers in the long term.

  • Ensure lasting, long-term primary school education for all the children in the village ;
  • reduce malnutrition and guarantee a rich and balanced diet ;
  • improve health and hygiene, and reduce infant mortality ;
  • reduce extreme poverty and provide a stable revenue for each family ;
  • teach adults to read and provide professional training, especially for women ;
  • promote gender equality and the autonomy of women ;
  • make respect for Human Rights a reality ;
  • preserve the environment and reduce the effects of pollution ;
  • improve local governance and promote participation in the democratic process ;
  • reduce the digital divide, and ensure access to information and communication ;
  • promote peace and mutual aid within the community.


The approach of the project is global and aims at dealing with all the causes of the problems, systematically integrating the priorities and needs of the beneficiaries. This project brings together the strength of seven development programs which focus on : Education, Health, Microfinance, Human Rights, Environment, Citizenship and Peace.

The project will be carried out over a period of 24 months, beyond which the village will continue its own autonomous and independent development.

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