Institute for Youth and Development

VIZHI -Youth village, T.AndipattiBunglow, NH-7, T. Vadipattitaluk, Madurai District, Tamilnadu.

Contact Person : Mr. Karikolraj: 8072002567 / 8270105624. Website: . e-mail:

VIZHI – Youth Village: ‘VIZHI’ is a center devoted for building awareness conceived to provide a forum for free expression and to acquire local need based vocational skill towards self-employment and gain experience for life. The centre is located in T.Andipatti village in Madurai taluk of Tamilnadu.


Area: The total area of the centre is about 5 acres, it was established in the year 1978.

Various skill development programs had been carried out such as gem cutting, women development programs and RUDSET Programs etc.

In last decade, due severe drought, lot of people migrated, resulting in temporary shutdown of all our activities and we have only Skelton programs such as tailoring and other activities.

Project Location: On NH – 7, from Dindigal – Madurai highway; cross Kodai road, find Vadipatti and next within 3 kms reach T. AndipattiBunglow,  take left on Katchakatti Road about 200 m find on right side is Institute for Youth and Development (IYD). 


Following project can be under taken: CSR / Skill development activities by any corporate.

The activities can be in collaboration with IYD or the corporate can operate independently on the partnership / Joint venture, this is an ideal place for training cum service centres for automobile industry, garment industry and any other firms which promote skill development of youth

Just very close to this location, the Govt. of Tamilnadu has established Apparel Tech Park. 


Activities carried out in  VIZHI – Youth Village


  • Bank Linkage Program: IYD has made intensive efforts to avail Bank Loan for IGA to 52 women SHGs from 9 villages. 1125 women availed loan amount of Rs. 13, 18,000 from Banks. The group has utilized the loan amount for livelihood activities.





  • Training / Workshops:
    • Organized a workshop on ‘Women and Economic Development’ through Panchayat Raj Institutions to the local leaders sponsored by DRDA.
    • IYD organized Network (GRAMNeT) meeting at 3 places namely Madurai, Dindigal and Sivagange. 35 NGOs participated in the meetings.
    • Organized Training program on Rule of Law and the Indian Legal System’ under at T. Andipatti, in association with various local NGOs.
  • IYD sponsored Mini Health Centre run by C. Pudur youth club treated 2248 cases, 925 school children undergone health checkup and 9 cases motivated for family planning, during the reporting period.
  • The Social Welfare Board continues to support the Creshe at T.Andipatti, where in 32 children enrolled.
  • 200 people participated in the total sanitation campaign held at T.Andipatti under Rural Sanitation program sponsored by DRDA.
  • The Mini health centre at C. Pudur village continues to function, under the supervision of Youth Club representatives.
  • IYD organized Network (GRAMNeT) meeting at 3 places namely Madurai, Dindigal and Sivagange. 35 NGOs participated in the meetings.