Founder's spot

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I, SELVA RANI, Founder and Managing Trustee, and other 4 Social activists joined together and established an Organisation in the name of Mutual Education for Empowerment and Rural Action (MEERA) Foundation in 2000, Tamil Nadu State in India (South).

MEERA is a Women Organisation and it activities are based on Women and Gender. The major initiatives are focused on Women Empowerment, Water and Environment, Natural Resource Management, Education, Community Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention. TB Control and Care, Child Survival, Maternal and Newborn Child Health, reduce Abortion Stigma, ending Child Marriage and eradicating Child Labour.

We do projects with National Revised Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM), Ministry of Women and Child Development (Childline India Foundation), GIZ German BACKUP Initiative, Women Deliver - USA, Noorish International - USA

Governance, Transparency and well systematic Administration are added values of our organization being a good one.

MEERA is seeking supports for HIV infected and affected Mother & and Children and TB Affected Community through a holistic approach of Nutrition, Psycho-social support, Medical support, Education, Skill Development and Livelihood programmes.

We hope that like minded people, philanthropic organizations, volunteers and other service foundations may support our activities for delivering quality service.

Wishes and regards,


MEERA FOUNDATION has strong collaboration and networking with social groups. MEERA is being a member with...

  • Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association, Chennai
  • Socionetindia, Madurai
  • IHN, Chennai
  • Social Action Movement (SAM)
  • Tamilnadu AIDS Prevention Network (TAPNET) - State Founder
  • NGO Gateway
  • Development Professional Network
  • Global TB Partnership Network
  • Stop TB Partnership
  • Partnership for TB Care and Control (India)
  • Partnership for TB Care and Control (Tamil Nadu)
  • Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance
  • South Asian Regional Co-operation Academic Network(SARCAN)
  • Global Water Partnership (South Asia Region)
  • Karmayog
  • Partnership for Maternal and New born Child Health
  • Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI)
  • TN Forces
  • Global Health South
  • Partnership for Ending Child marriage (Girls Not Brides)
  • International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma
  • Global Water operators Partnerships Alliance
  • AWID - Association for Women's Rights in Development
  • Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunization (GAVI)
  • Indo French Water Network
MEERA has a strong Networking and Partnership with Girls Not Brides and Catapult for ending child marriage and girls development.

TAPNET : Tamil Nadu AIDS Prevention Network (TAPNET) is a State level NGO Network initiated by MEERA FOUNDATION in 2007 with members of NGOs, who are doing Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT) in Tamil Nadu which is first in India.

AHIMSA (Association for HIV Infected Mother's Social Action) is an innovative activity initiated by MEERA FOUNDATION. This is an organization aimed for welfare of HIV Positive Mothers and Children, registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act which is administering by positive mothers. MEERA intends to expand the AHIMSA throughout State by forming District level Organizations with support of District NGOs. 

Positions at other Network Organisations:

TB-HIV Thematic Group (national level with Partnership for TB Care and Control) - LEADER

TAPNET(Tamil Nadu AIDS Prevention Network) - Founder & Chairman

Tamil Nadu TB Control Partnership - Joint Secretary

Consortium of Service Organisations in Tamil Nadu (CONSORT) - Secretary

MEERA is being collaborate and networking on Anti-corruption, Human Rights, Child Rights, Women's Rights and Gender Equity

MEERA FOUNDATION intends for partnering with any group