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Networking and Capacity building for Non Governmental organisations and Civil society groups in Tamilnadu, South India-Become a partner

The Goodwill Social Work Centre, a professional social work organisation deeply committed to the development of children, youth and women was founded by Prof.Dr.J.Christopher Daniel,M.A.,Ph.D,a professionally trained social work Educator and a Practising Social worker in November 1981 in the temple city of Madurai, India with the prime objective of performing a wide spectrum of roles in the development of children, youth and women and undertaking a comprehensive action through professional approach with a preventive, curative and rehabilitative perspective. It aims at utilising positively the scientific methods of Social Work for problem identification, problem solving and problem prevention for the multifaceted development of children, youth and women who are at a disadvantage.

It is a Non-governmental organisation registered under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975 and Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act 1976. Our Centre is a Member of the International Forum for Child Welfare, [IFCW], Child Rights Information Network [CRIN], U.K and ENSCW, Belgium and World Association for Non-Governmental Organisation (WANGO),USA .It is included in the NGO database of the websites: (Action without Borders),, and Our Society's Registration number is: 112/1981 and our FCRA number is: 075940124. Please take a few moments to visit our website at

Our organisation has been actively involved in networking initiatives among NGOs/Civil society organisations in collaboration with GLOBAL LINKS INITIATIVE (, United Kingdom. The Global Links Initiative is a UK based registered company and a charity, which is working in close partnership with our centre in organising networking and capacity building programmes for small and developing NGOs in the southern part of Tamilnadu,India. A brief report on the networking events organised by GOODWILL is given below:

The first GLI-NGOs MEET for NGO administrators, project leaders, academics and social researchers was held at Madurai in November 2006.About 120 participants representing 90 organisations/institutions were in attendance. As a GLI Networker, the Goodwill social work centre, an NGO based at Madurai was requested to assist with GLI in organising the above event in the temple city of Madurai. Mr. Robin Rowland the Executive chairman and co-founder of GLI and Mrs. Libby Brayshaw initiated the networking session in partnership with Dr. J. Christopher Daniel,Executive Director of the Goodwill social work centre,Madurai.

Following the overwhelming response from NGOs and institutions in and around Madurai and its neighbouring districts, the second GLOBAL LINKS INITIATIVE (UK)-NGOs MEET was organised by the Goodwill social work centre, hosted by GLI on 18th April 2007 in Madurai. As many as 317 NGO Administrators, project leaders, academics and social researchers representing 257 organisations/institutions from 15 districts in the southern part of Tamilnadu participated in the GLI networking event.

You can view our web albums containing photos on our GLI-GOODWILL networking events organised for the Non-governmental organisations/civil society groups in the state of Tamilnadu,South India in 2006 and 2007.

The Goodwill Social Work Centre is highly professional in its approach and its methods are underpinned by a strong academic research ethos. Highly impressed by the professionalism in GOODWILL’s governance and management of programmes,the Global Links Initiative( ,a registered company and a charity in the United Kingdom has entered into a partnership agreement with GOODWILL on 6th October 2007 to work together to provide services and capacity building programmes for GLI Networkers in Tamilnadu, now numbering over 300.This formal agreement deepens and strengthens the friendship, respect and collaboration that already existed between our two organisations and enables us to work even more closely together on practical local initiatives, exchanges and projects. Goodwill is taking on the role of GLI representative and ambassador in serving the needs of GLI Networkers and local NGOs in Tamilnadu. Part of this new role is to take over the management and creation of the Tamilnadu content for the GLI English Language Website recording the inspiring stories of local GLI Networkers, news of their projects and activities and sharing their experiences and expertise with the wider GLI Global network.

Both GOODWILL and GLI,UK are planning to organise a series of short term capacity building training programmes/courses for NGO administrators,development professionals and GLI networkers in Tamilnadu,South India .

If you are interested in partnering with us, then I would invite all my friends and members of Development Crossing to join with us as one of the multistakeholder partners in taking up capacity building for NGOs /Civil society groups in Tamilnadu,South India

Dr.J.Christopher Daniel,M.A.,Ph.D
GLI Tamilnadu Representative in India
GLI Tamilnadu Networking Initiative
C/o.Goodwill social work centre
No:5,South street Extension
Singarayar colony, Madurai-625002
Tel:+91 0452 2531175

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Hi Christopher,

Do you have any specific examples of projects you have undertaken?

Dear Sally:

Thank you so much for your reply.Yes.We have undertaken the following programmes for NGOs Administrators,Social work practitioners and GLI networkers( of Tamilnadu,South India.Please read my reply.

GOODWILL has organised a series of ‘Capacity building programmes for GLI networkers and NGO Administrators on the theme ‘NGO good governance’ and ‘Capacity building of peace’ for school children under the theme "Children have a right to peace” during August-September 2007. These programmes have been organised with the generous financial help offered by one of GLI’s Trustees. GOODWILL has created two web albums containing photos of the above programmes.

Following the success of the above capacity building programmes organised for around 50 NGO Administrators and GLI networkers in this region, it is greatly being realised the need to organise a series of such programmes to cater to the growing needs of many NGOs in the state of Tamilnadu who are at the start-up or nascent stage,development or emerging stage and expaning,growth or consolidation stage.Our records show that there are many GLI networkers in Tamilnadu whose organisations are mostly at the nascent and emerging stage. Obviously enough, there is an imperative need for building the institutional capacity of these organisations. Knowing its importance the GLI and GOODWILL have proposed to conduct a series of Capacity building training programmes on a regular basis for GLI networking organisations/NGOs in Tamilnadu,India.

Thank you for reading

Dr.J.Christopher Daniel
Great project. Thank you for sharing. Keep us updated.
Dear Jonny:

Thank you so much for your reply.I feel encouraged. Take care.

you should you are doing a great job!


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