FOUNDERS  PROFILE

1.  NAM

:  REV DR KURIAN THOMAS, M.A. (SW), Ph.D(USA)
 

2.  ADDRESS  

   Asha Nivas Social Service Centre
   No.9, Rutland Gate, 5th Street,

   Chennai - 600 006 (South India)

 

3.  DATE OF BIRTH   

:   08.10.1942
 

4.  QUALIFICATION

a.  A Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of
    East Georgia (USA)

b.  A Master's Degree in Social Work with specialisation in Community     Organisation, Community Development & Social Work     Administration  from Madras University

c.  A Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Madras
    University.

 

5.  LANGUAGES KNOWN

    English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Latin and French

 

6. SOCIAL
    RESPONSIBILITIES &

    COMMUNITY

    PARTICIPATION
 
a. The Founder, President & Honorary , Director of Asha
    Nivas Social service Centre since 1976

 

b. The Founder, Trustee, & Honorary Director of
`   Les Ateliers Au Fils D'Indra.

 

c. The Founder,Trustee,& Honorary Director of `The Year of the
    Child Development Trust'.

 

 

d. President, 'Concern'.
 

 

e. The Founder and President of Madras of Institute of
    Labour Consultancy

 

 

f. Chairman of Gabriel Rehabilitation Centre for 1979 & 1980
 

 

g. Project Advisor to the Governor of Lions International for
    the year 1983 - 1984.

 

 

h. Attended several International Conference in Colombo, Brussels
   Geneva, Paris, Bangkok, Singapore and Berlin.

 

 

i.  Member of the Asian Child Workers Forum
 

 

j.  Member of the Asia Development Centre.
 

 

k. The Regional Secretary of Tamilnadu Bishops Council Commission for Labour1978 - 1984.
 

 

l.  Chairman - Rajiv Gandhi Engineering College, Chennai.
 

7.  PUBLICATIONS  

a. The Self Employment potentials in Madras City Slums.
 

 

b. The Socio-Economic conditions of Rickshaw Pullers in Madras.
 

 

c. A Guide on available assistance in India for Projects
 

 

d. "They need you"
 

 

e. Workshop on People's Development through Credit Union'
 

 

f.  A study on the hotel child workers at Madras
 

 

g. A study on the Sundal Vendors at Madras
 

  h. Child Labour in Madras - A study (1985)
 

i. A study on the Education, Training and Rehabilitation of
   of Child Labour Development Project - I (1995)

 

j. A study on the Education Training & Rehabilitation of Child
   Labour Development Project - II (1998)

k. A study on the Non-Governmental Organisations Interventions
    on  Child Labour (1995)