“I’m very lucky that DHAN Foundation, in cooperation with the Tourism department of Madurai enabled me to experience the Chithirai Festival…. It made realise how fortunate I was to experience something this special!”

- Annerieke Nujenhuis

Intern (February to May, 2010) from Avans University, the Netherlands, narrating her experiences of witnessing the famous Chithirai festival in Madurai. She is doing her Bachelor’s in International Business and Management. Her subject of internship is on ‘Policy and regulation in Microfinance sector.’

Students looking for completion of their project work in partial fulfillment of their course can apply to DHAN. Students of Social sciences, Agriculture and allied sciences, Engineering, Management and Finance are invited. Some of the areas that students can expore are in the field of Development Communication, Research, Microfinance, Microinsurance, Water Conservation and Management, Rural and Urban Livelihoods, Rainfed farming, Coastal conservation and so on.

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2. Collaboration

3. Enabling

4. Innovation

5. Excellence

6. Self-Regulation

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Madurai 625 016, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

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