From A Tsunami Relief Project…

When the Tsunami hit the South Eastern coast India, Mahabalipuram like many other coastal towns, were badly affected and thousands died. Fisher villages suffered the most. A massive relief operation followed, and help from all over the world poured in. IID passed on help to many families of the fishing villages by way of giving clothes and provisions. But more importantly, instead of providing fishing boats to the affected as many organisations had done, IID decided to help the affected youth by providing training.  Community Colleges were ideal to give them a new hope for life. In July 2005 this community was started with 120 students.


Soon the 3 courses which up to today are being taught, were arranged and gave a new hope to these traumatized young people.

Nurses Assistant course

Computer Application Course

House Electrician course

Today the Community College is situated in the nearby village of Poonjeri, and donors provided a property on which a temporary big hall gives the possibility to train many more young people. A solid building of the neighbour gives space for expensive equipment and training courses.


T. Vijayakumar, Manager

IID Community College

No.10, Mettu Street, Poonjeri
Mamallapuram 603104

Tamil Nadu

Email:, Phone: +91 9600065035