THE EMMAUS COMMUNITY WELFARE FUND (ECOMWEL) IS A REGISTERED SOCIETY BASED IN CHENNAI, OPERATING SINCE YEAR 1981.
It all started when our founders noticed and worked for the enrichment of the lives of the people affected with leprosy and later eradication of the very disease itself.
And not too late but we realised that the battle extended beyond that. To identifying and resolving the tough and unjust adversities thrown upon various sections of the downtrodden, deprived and underprivileged.
Our primary efforts were all centered to empowering the marginalized. We have been consistently focusing on Capacity building of NGOs, development innovations, NGO project grant support, Individual grant support and disaster relief with conceptual rigour and understanding of the social reality. We have grounded ourselves into restoring the dignity of individuals and communities by cultivating self-reliance and fostering their own capacity for self-change through commitment.
We envision a society of equality, empowered and smiling. We envision a society that has access to every basic human need, opportunity, and right to marginalized communities. Our hope is to create an environment which enhances self-esteem and social status of the marginalized – children, people with disabilities, women and Dalit tribals.
To Empower the Most in Need and Promote Human Rights of Marginalised people.
An environment which enhances self-esteem and social status of the marginalized – children, people with disabilities, women, dalits, tribals and empowering them towards Equality, Justice and Peace.
Enriching Lives – Thru Impacting and Moulding. “Welfare / Development / Empowerment”.
We are a group of likeminded-hearted individuals that are deeply concerned about various issues that our fellow persons are faced with. In the context of all the various emerging socio-economic realities, we have taken efforts to understand, empathise and empower the most in need.
We do not set limits, we will not until the world is a happy place. We are indeed a tad bit proud of ourselves because of our potentiality to work for a diverse group of people starting from, children, youth, women, old-aged, widows, farmers, people with disabilities, dying destitute men and women, homeless women, tribal population, devadasis, narikuravas and rural & urban poor.
We are not silent believers. We are interveners and we work with three strategies, to empower and develop. They are – Direct grassroot intervention, Capacity building and NGO project grant support.
OUR SUBSTANCE & STRENGTH
> Conceptual Rigor, Understanding & addressing issues of concerns of the poor & marginalized using Approaches of Welfare, Development & Empowerment
> Strong Partnership with NGOs for the past 38 years
> Effective Financial Management embedded with values
> Professional Organisation in Grantmaking and Effective execution of the projects upholding values of Transparency, Credibility, and Social accountability
ECOMWEL FUNCTIONS AT TWO GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS!