Activities of the organization mainly were:
School Education programmes:
During this financial year the society continued to run its schools in the above mentioned areas. There were more than 15 schools catering to students who number above 20000 in all these schools put together. In these schools convent type education is provided, for which there is great demand from the people. Good education and strict discipline are the aims of these schools.
HIV/AIDS awareness activities:
Networking with local NGOs who were working in AIDS prevention program the society conducted a number of programs for a plethora of people like SHG members, students, rural men aimed at spreading the awareness on HIV/AIDS in Villupuram district. The society took part in the World AIDS Day observance, exhibition and distribution of IEC materials. More than 16 programmes were conducted during the year. Besides, interaction with the people regarding HIV/AIDS.
Empowering the urban and rural women:
The society run by the nuns has the welfare of the women close to their hearts. Hence the empowerment of the women was high on the agenda during this year. The women were mobilized and Self-help groups were formed for them. They collected a particular amount every month and their money was deposited in the bank. And micro-credit system was brought in so that they lend their money to own people without falling prey to the money lenders, who charge exorbitant rates of interest. The SHGs were formed for the rural as well as the urban women and formation of SHGs for men. This money will enable them to invest the same in some alternative employment opportunities so that they could stand on their own legs and adopt improved life styles being freed from poverty and debt.
Literacy Classes:
Literacy classes were conducted for rural women and men so that they may possess the basic education and not remain in utter ignorance. Literacy classes were conducted also for school dropout children.
Community Care Centre Activates:
The Carmelite Sisters also referred many PLHAs to community care centre at Kalapet (Puducherry) to receive care and treatment.
Orphanages:
The three orphanages were run by the society functioned fully during this year also. Here orphan children taken care of. They are provided food, shelter, entertainment and education and above all loving care by the Sisters of Carmelite Society.
Empowerment of the Dalits and Narikooravas:
The society works among the Dalits who are like outcaste in many villages. Awareness programmes for this are conducted among the villages. Besides, these houses were obtained for them so that they could a decent roof over their heads and not left at the utter mercy of the weather Gods.

The Narkooravas community was schedule tribes. They are very much affected by the Wildlife Protection Act, due to which they were not able to hunt the forest animals and sell them for their meat or extract oil from it to prepare medicines. Due to this started selling beads and chains etc., which was also not profitable. Hence the Carmelite Sisters gave training to them and enabled them to secure alternative employment. Some are also given income generating programme which raises their income level. Some youths who are interested in education are also motivated by training with skill programmes such as Computer training, Beautician and Tailoring training programme.
NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)
With the help of NABARD we now at present as part of the new project on agriculture we have formed 4 farmers clubs in 4 different villages and helping them in adopting the new techniques used in today’s farming. We have formed farmers clubs in the Thiruvennainallur block villages. The villages are Kannarampattu, Periyasevalai, Chittalingamadam and T. Grammam. The farmer’s club members attend the meetings organized by NABARD and learn new aspects followed in agriculture.
GAF (Gift A Future)
Link work with future gift for the development of Education. Its head office is in Chennai. From Villupuram district we have sponsored 34 schools from which we select poor children who are studying in English medium. The best performer among them from these schools are been awarded a scholarship every year. Through this project 855 children are been benefitted from these schools.
NABFINS (NABARD Financials)
activities based loan are given to 40,000 people in 670 Self Help Groups from 7 blocks (Koliyanur, Kanai, Kandamangalam, Vikravandi, Thiruvennainallur, Villupuram Municipality, Thirunavallur) around Villupuram District. More than 35 cores have been distributed to the people in the SHG which has helped them to develop their life and has changed their life style. With the help of this loan many people have been benefitted and involved in income generating activities such as farming, poultry, business such as saree sales, artificial jewel sales, bunk stalls, soft toys making and selling etc.
CHAI (Catholic Health Association of India)
The corporate office is at Secunderabad Financial assistance is given to the physically handicapped children and mentally retarded children. We help 40 children who are hearing impaired for their education. And 10 other mentally retarded children are given home based care. We visit them and spend time with them.
Hilton Fund for Sisters, USA
In collaboration with this funding agency we have done many projects such as cyclone project, women empowerment, family violence skill training for youth etc. presently empowerment of differentially able children and agriculture project is ongoing. During the floods in Chennai and Cuddalore we received flood relief from the same funding agency amounting to Rs seven lakhs and it was used for the people affected in floods in Cuddalore district. We purchase the basic necessities such as clothing, buckets, mats, pillows, cots, rice etc and gave to the people in the highly affected areas. We have also constructed the compound wall for our building which was also sponsored by them.
Housing Project
The The Karnataka province, Eastern province, Northern Province, Abudhabi community along with the Tamil Nadu provinces three schools of the CSST community has contributed to Krupalaya during the times of flood for the construction of small houses for the homeless people in the Karuveppilaipalayam village of Thirunavallur block. We have constructed 9 houses in this village.
Relief work in Cuddalore District
The relief work was done by the Carmelite sisters in Villupuram and Cuddalore district. People were helped at the time of distress. Many people suffered without their basic needs. The relief work was done by us the most in the Cuddalore district in four villages. According to their needs we distributed rice, mats, cots, pillows, utensils, buckets etc. The people were thankful towards us.