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Director & Trustees

                                    Director’s Desk

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Arumbugal Trust is a registered Non Governmental organization working for the holistic development of children and women in the rural and remote areas of Tamil Nadu state, South India.

Since 1987, Arumbugal has developed into a multidimensional organization by establishing deep foot prints in the fields of women empowerment, eco development  and health etc. through its various activities.

At present Arumbugal is to say that it is working with 700 women self help groups and active a lot by way of their socio economic, political development and self reliance. Our woman now has the confident, that they are also the main forces for the social transformation which leads to gender justice society. In women Micro Insurance, we got the best NGO for MIcro Insurance by LIC of India for the past consequent two years from 2014-16.

“…Coming together is beginning
Keeping together is process
Working together is Success…’’
– Henry ford

Arumbugal is also playing a dominant role in promoting the optimal eco system by way of its eco awareness cultural programmes with the forest departments particularly with Kalakad Mundanthurai   Tiger conservation Foundation, Gulf of Mannar Bio sphere Reserve, Department of Environment etc.., in larger parts of Tamil Nadu

Arumbugal received the state level Dr.Gurusamy Award for Environment conservation & Management by Department of Environment & Forests , Government of TamilNadu -2014

Arumbugal extends its hands to the educational support for the Children of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Arumbugal received the Social Responsibility Award from Cancer Prevention centre for the year 2015 by the Respected District Collector of Tirunelveli,.

We would to like to appreciate our commited resourceful and hard working staff team for their sincere work, without whom the progress of our organisation would not have been possible. They are the wings of Arumbugal making it fly from the higher to the highest.Arumbugal has  turned even more energetic by the arrival of its founder Dr.R.Mathivanan as the Manging Director of Arumbugal Trust.Hope we will achieve even more with his intellectual and moral support.

Arumbugal now seeks your kind help, cooperation, wishes and encouragement for our further leaps in social service….

“Great teamwork is the only way, we create the break through that define our careers”

“We can do no great things
only small things with great love’’
– Mother Therasa

Always with and for people,
V.Latha Mathivanan,
Director, Arumbugal Trust.


Founder & Trustees

Dr.R.Mathivanan- Founder/ Managing Director 

dir---12Dr,R.Mathivanan is a post graduate in Social work(MSW) with Doctorate of Hons in street theater is the founder of the Trust. He has 35 years of experience in Community development and youth activities. He has served as District youth Cordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Department of youth affairs and sports, Govt of India,  for 25 years in various districts of Tamil Nadu.As a Founder of ‘Thedal’ theatre movement, he has performed more than 2000 performances in various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and trained a lot of young street theatre  artists all over TamilNadu. Bagged with many national and state awards, he has published the following books:

  1. Panchayat Raj and Yuva Sakthi Abyan – (1995)
  2. Thoothukudyin Viduthalai Muthukkal (Freedom Fighters of Thoothukudi) – (2004)
  3. Menstrual Cycle and Social Believes – (2005)
  4. Youth Participation in Human Trafficking and HIV/AIDS- (2006)
  5. Philosophical Gems from Tamil Writers – (2007)
  6. A hand book on youth skill Development – (2009)
  7. Angalodu Pengalum (Gender Balance) – (2013)


Mrs.V.Latha Mathivanan – Managing Trustee / Director 

latha-directorMrs.V.LathaMathivanan a post graduate in Public Administration is the Director of Arumbugal. She is with the 30 years experience of Community Development  and wider exposure to many Socio Eco campaigns .Basically she is a theatre artist with well trained in folk dances.She was honoured with many national and state awards on behalf of Arumbugal Trust. She also works as a family counsellor. At present she is assigned with the membership in the following:-

  • Member – State project implementation committee BCRLIP and State Level Steering Committee GOMBRT –  Forest Department , Govt of TamilNadu.
  • Member- Regional Grievance Redressal committee – Highways Department , Tirunelveli
  • Ex.Officio Member- Internal Complaints committee for women in ESI Corporation, All India Radio, Indian Bank , BSNL  in Tirunelveli District, Govt of India,
  • Hon.Family Counselor – All women Police station , Tirunelveli.


Mrs.U.Saroja chellam – Financial Trustee

saroja-chellamMrs.U.Saroja Chellam a post graduate in social science and English is a teacher working in Pudukottai School. She is a committed social worker who involves herself in lot of Trainings. Her input and novel ideas to Arumbugal is always a boost for its good path.



Mrs.Helen Manoharan – Trustee

Mrs.Helen Manoharan the trustee is a highly experienced social worker in the community development work for more than 25 years. He works particularly with the downtrodden of Madurai. Slum dwellers were very much appreciable by one and all she is a leading women activist and still doing a lot of work to the women in distress and for their socio economic upliftment, in Madurai city and around areas.

Ms.Senthamil Selvi – Trustee

senthil Ms.Senthamil Selvi is a post graduate in Social work. she is an activist. Having a lot of training experience with the   students and Adolescents. ‘Elavattam’ a student movement in and around Madurai areas still speaks about    her.She has participated in lot of Social Campaigns, particularly, her anti alcoholic campaign through out    TamilNadu. At present she is actively involved in the natural farming activities and upliftment of Dalit  farmers  in watrap areas of Virudhunagar District.