The Tiger Widows Organisation provides families with alternative incomes and livelihoods so that they can stay out of the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve in the Bay of Bengal.
Men are often attacked and killed by tigers when they go fishing, collecting firewood, fruit, honey etc. The widows and their families are then left to fend for themselves. The people who live there are very poor, marginalised and destitute.
The Rotary Club of Dublin Fingal has supported a skills based training programme for the women with the following objectives:
The programme is well underway and the attached pictures show the training in action.
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Rotary's annual competition to find outstanding young people, whose prize will be a trip featuring visits to Leinster House, Stormont, and the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where they will have the opportunity to debate with European peers.more