DEEPAM is based at the Leonard Hospital and Convent in Vathalagundu, in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu. The vision and driving force came originally from Sister Hilaria Soundari who has a doctorate in social work based on her experience of working with these very poor communities. She has trained a inspiring team of front-line workers – “animators” – who conduct the after-school classes in the villages and backstreets of the towns.
In addition to the salaries of the animators, the Fund has provided equipment eg. two-wheelers (mopeds) to enable them to move around the substantial territory.
Funding in 2020 – £11,000