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"Breaking the cycle of poverty through education" is our goal.

This website was redeveloped following a change of platform by our previous supplier Easily without any migration facility. So we are sorry we can't reproduce the many diary entries charting the progress made. We have summarised the first 10 years and taken the opportunity to improve the information provided and the presentation.

We hope you will find it interesting and helpful

SITE UPDATED

MAY 2022

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Karun means compassionate in Tamil

The Breakthrough Trust is a registered Charity.

The Trustees are Leslie and Janet Stephen, David and Caroline Cotton and Steve and Lesley Turville.
 

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Sewing classes for the local villagers

Karun means compassionate in Tamil

The Breakthrough Trust is a registered Charity.

The Trustees are Leslie and Janet Stephen, David and Caroline Cotton and Steve and Lesley Turville.
 

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Cotton harvest from the garden

Karun Update May 2022

Karun school was closed for more than 19 months due to Covid and is now finally open. Many children have had no formal schooling for nearly two years. In this academic year alone because of a general lockdown in the State, children have missed more than six months of schooling.  This has had a devastating effect on the education of Karun children.

Covid has brought about many changes in schools and children homes.  The school at Karun has yet to return to its pre covid strength. At present children come to school by bus funded by Karun. They continue to get breakfast, a midday lunch and a snack before they return home. Families have very much welcomed this provision. 

The Breakthrough Trustees would like to thank everyone for their continued financial support during the difficult period of Covid. Your support enables us to make a difference to the lives of children and young people at Karun. 

See NEWS for more information

 

 

Creating a productive garden