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Nandri (legal name Child Aid Ireland India) Nandri has been supporting development programmes in the Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu, Southern India since 1996. CAII currently supports seven programmes: Child sponsorship; Microfinance for third level education; Mothers' self-help groups; Microfinance family income generation; Rural development centre; Agricultural income generation and training. Nandri has supported over 5,000 children to access primary and secondary education. In the first half of 2014, 48 students who had benefited from the child sponsorship scheme graduated from third level education. Since 2012, Nandri has also provided 700 mothers with micro finance loans to improve their livelihoods. Nandri's vision is that all children from Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts in Tamil Nadu state have equal access to quality education, regardless of gender, ethnicity or social/caste status and that women and men be treated with equal respect, non-discrimination and opportunity for income generation and decision making in the home and community. Nandri's mission is to improve the income, education and health of families in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts, particularly Dalit and Dhobi families, by financing access up to and including third level education for children, by providing mothers with financial support for income generation and by training mothers in health, nutrition, finance and human rights. Nandri's strategic goals for 2015-2018 are: Support children from predominantly Dalit and Dhobi communities to access quality education up to and where possible including third level education. Empower mothers from predominantly Dalit and Dhobi communities to capitalize on their existing land assets, access income generating assets and loans and improve their knowledge of nutrition, health and human rights issues. Formalise internal organisational structures, policies, systems and processes and strengthen board leadership.