From the start, Vellai Thamarai wanted the success of their educational project to bring development to the students’ parents villages. These communities are structurally underprivileged, neglected, and exposed to natural disasters (Tsunami in 2004, hurricane in 2012).
Fostering their development will allow for gradual integration into modern India. To this purpose, Vellai Thamarai gives priority to surrounding villages when recruiting teachers. This precedence applies when hiring kitchen staff, mainenance and agricutural workers as well.
A casual workforce is sought occasionally for seasonal work and construction.
In addition, Vellai Thamarai organizes frequent parents meetings. These gatherings are the occasion to give information on issues such as diet, hygiene, daily use of water, ecology.