TEWFI works in the Kadapakkam–Alamparai area, which is situated in the Edaikazhinadu Panchayat, Cheyyur Taluk, Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu. It is approximately 100km south of Chennai, and 50km north of Pondicherry.
The following statistics provide population information on the entire Panchayat (based on the recent records from Edaikazhinadu Town Panchayat Office):
TEWFI serves the entire communities in the Edaikazhinadu panchayat with our facilities – the Uluru Health Care Centre, Vicki Standish e-Education Centre, Uluru Children’s Home, Uluru Coastal Environment Education Centre, and Women Centre. TEWFI land is situated in between fishing and farming communities.
To give an idea of demographics, the family profile of 455 families is presented below. A total of 1716 persons was studied, 1199 persons in Alamparai and 517 in Kadapakkam. The demographic profile of the respondents with respect to their age, education, employment and income status is presented below.
As can be seen from this data, the area has a high population of young persons – almost one third of the population are below 16 years of age. Almost 90% of the population are below age 45. It can also be seen that there is a very high drop out rate for school age children. While primary school facilities do exist, and most children attend these schools for at least some time, the drop out rate increases with age.
Here is a map of where we are located.