About Us

‘Manitham’ is a Tamil word that translates into ‘being humane’

Founded in 2005, Manitham Charitable Trust is a grassroot organization that promotes child rights and education for marginalized children & youth in deep rural Tamil Nadu.

Mr.Vanarajan, founder & Executive Director of Manitham Charitable Trust, is a noted Social Worker. He is a recipient of the 92Y Ford Fellowship amongst several other recognitions for his tireless work towards the causes of education of Children and youth, and rural women empowerment.

Currently he is involved in capability building of various organizations in Tamil Nadu in association with Dasra, India’s leading strategic Philanthropy & CSR foundation.Mr.Vanararajan is also district in charge for Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) and south zone organizer for Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT).