Projects

Our projects at NCYP are detailed below. If you have any questions or comments, please visit the Contact Us tab of this website to reach out to us!

 

 

Kalai Villa Fundraising: 

A cultural event called the Kalai Villa is held in Raleigh or Charlotte North Carolina on an annual basis (switching between cities every other year). South Carolinians also attend the event. Many members of the Tamil community in NC and SC participate in this event with dances, music, and plays. NCYP has done various fundraisers at the Kalai Villas, with some fundraisers including plant selling, food sales, and sales of DVDs of the performances. The money then goes to funding education initiatives in Sri Lanka.

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Skype Education Initiative:

As of August 2019, we have established a relationship with Annai Illam (under Aram Trust Fund), an education program in Sri Lanka that provides free education to low-income students and students with unfortunate family conditions. Our members now engage in Skype calls with students to help better their English speaking skills (the native language of the students is Tamil). This program allows both sides to further familiarize themselves with each other’s culture and language, therefore benefiting everyone involved. 

The following pictures are screenshots and pictures of Skype calls:

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Video Call

 

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COVID-19 Mask Project:

To assist in the COVID-19 pandemic, NCYP made 165 cloth face-masks. These cloth face-masks were distributed to Durham Rescue Mission and BellaRose Nursing and Rehab.