March 31, 2021


Students all over the world have nearly lost a school year due to Covid-19. Virtual School is not the same as in-person school. 
According to a study from Brookings Institution in Washington DC, compared to 2019, in 2020  students may be substantially behind in their learning gains especially in mathematics. In specific, in lower grades, they may be behind a full year. 
TNF is helping to bridge the gap with Special Coaching Classes. From August 2019 to-date  TNF  Special Coaching Classes have been conducted in 56 schools in  12 districts, benefiting 1117 students. Many of the schools are in rural areas where internet connectivity is sparse.

TAYMAI GRANTS ( Tamil Youth Making an Impact)

How can your child get involved in helping the underserved children in Tamil Nadu?
Have him or her apply for the TNF TAYMAI Grant!  Every year TNF grants three awards to winning proposals, selected based on their merits to improve the lives of the children in Tamil Nadu!
It could be awarded to your child this year!
Find out more here : 

Taymai-Grants - Tamil Nadu Foundation (

The TAYMAI grant is also open to all the previous TNF Summer interns. For those previous interns, even if you don’t have a specific project you would like to propose, the youth committee is attempting to create a think tank, or an organized pool of ideas/projects, on how to help the ABC schools. If this sounds like something you would like to contribute to, please email your ideas to


What are soft skills? Why is it important for a student to learn about soft skills? 
Hear from the beneficiaries and teachers as to how TNF Soft Skill Training is helpful to them. 
2020-2021 TNF Soft Skills Training was  conducted in : 

  • 11 Districts 

  • 27 Government Schools

  • 1567 Students benefited

Donate generously to the TNF ABC Initiative so that we can help more such students

UPLIFT - TNF Scholarship Program

Donate to Educate! Scholarships are a way to help a child go beyond high school!
No amount is small. Every $$ counts! 

Scholarships - Tamil Nadu Foundation (

Chapter Events for April & May 2021

We have three chapter events scheduled. Registration links below:
Houston Chapter - Thirukural Event
Austin Chapter - Trinity Event
Boston Chapter - Entrepreneurship session 
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