Zonta Resource Centre

Updated June 4, 2011 – This NGO shows no own website, but is named:

on Karmayog – Address: Kalpana Shanmugham, President, Flat No 8, Basheer Ahmed Street, Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018, Tamil Nadu, Tel 044-4993192.

Zonta Resource Centre (is) primarily a women’s group, now working increasingly with HIV victims. Zonta is derived from a Sioux Indian word meaning honest and trustworthy. A member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organisation of executive and business women who work together to advance the status of women. Established in 1919 in the USA, today there are 36,000 members in 1,169 clubs in 66 countries. Registrations: Trust; 80G.

Focus: To improve the economic, social, health and legal status of women. 

Programmes: Services include counselling, legal advice, education, vocational guidance and placement, job training, assistance for starting business, market centres for women to sell products and shelter programmes; the resource centre provides shelter, food, counselling, medical care and skills training for women with HIV; networking includes holding seminars and workshops, working with other social and voluntary agencies and liaison i government agencies.

Plans: To provide independent housing, a hospice and production centre for HIV victims; to establish a business centre for women, a hostel for single women with/ without children, along with a day-care and skills-development centre.

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