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Mission: The objectives of WESWA are to uplift destitute women and children of South India through: 1. Formation of village level groups and giving them training in motivation and awareness to organize the people in an unorganized society 2. To help these persons through training to become aware of their life reality so that they can find solutions to their problems. 3. Our focus was to be mainly on Reproductive and Child Health (RCH). 4. Help the small and marginal farmer towards a sustainable agriculture. 5. Ecological and environmental concerns, of the area. 6. Making basic health available to the people. 7. To help in the education of the children.

Geographic areas served: Central Tamil Nadu (South India)

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I met WESWA founder Rajesh Khanna accidentally in Viralimalai in 1997 when I was stranded and he offered to assist. From then until 2000 while I was living in Tamil Nadu I was a regular visitor to Viralimalai and consultant to WESWA. I found Rajesh Khanna to be a very dedicated, earnest and energetic exponent of his district's poor and under-trodden women and children. I am impressed by his ability to inspire and motivate other local volunteers to campaign against such social scourges as child labour, prostitution, and AIDS, and to promote the welfare of the district's most disadvantaged classes, its Dalits ('untouchables'), orphans, and destitute women. I continue to support WESWA since leaving India and would encourage others to support grassroots social work in Puddukkottai District through the Weaker Section Welfare Association under Rajesh Khanna.