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The Right to Good Food Fundraiser - The Locavore for Tamarind Tree
of Rs.10,00,000
75 supporters
  • Tamarind Tree Trust

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    Tamarind Tree Trust
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    This fundraiser will benefit


    from Maharashtra, Maharashtra

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Tamarind Tree Trust

Bonus Feature:  All contributors who support this cause have a chance to win a spot on The Locavore’s  #DoingGoodThroughFood Anniversary Day Trip to Tamarind Tree School in Dahanu, Maharashtra on Saturday, 6th April, 2024. Fill this form if you’re interested in qualifying.

Nestled within a 13-acre chikoo orchard in the serene tribal village of Dahanu, Maharashtra, lies the Tamarind Tree School—a beacon of open access education and knowledge for the local Adivasi community. This alternative, technology-driven English medium school stands as a testament to the belief that every child, regardless of their background, deserves a quality education that empowers them to become independent, lifelong learners. Recognized by the Maharashtra Education Department, Tamarind Tree currently enlightens approximately 100 students across pre-primary to grade 8 levels.

In September 2022, The Locavore team had the privilege to peek  inside the wonderful kitchen at Tamarind Tree School. This kitchen doesn’t just focus on nutrition; it opens doors to a world of diverse foods like idlis and dosas—experiences previously unknown to many students, especially those from the Warli tribal community, who are often first-generation learners.

This kitchen stands out not merely as a place for meal preparation but as a dynamic classroom. Here, younger students enhance their reading by engaging with the daily menu, while all students are encouraged to voice their preferences, fostering not just language skills but a sense of agency and importance in their opinions on food.

As The Locavore celebrates its second anniversary, we’re rallying to support the Tamarind Tree school, currently facing a funding shortfall, to ensure it continues its critical role in the community. This effort is a reflection of our core belief: food transcends mere sustenance to become a conduit for education, cultural exchange, and empowerment. In supporting Tamarind Tree, our aim extends beyond providing meals; we aspire to nurture curiosity, embrace diverse culinary traditions, and lay the groundwork for making informed, healthy food choices for the next generation.

In celebrating this milestone, we also set our sights on broadening our support for similar ventures, underscoring our commitment to growth, responsibility, and the joy of exploring India's rich culinary heritage. We warmly invite our community to join us on this path. Together, we can ensure that the Tamarind Tree School remains a nurturing ground for young minds to flourish, embodying our vision of a world where knowledge and sustainability go hand in hand.

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