A. Aloysius - Founder
R. Francis – Team Leader - CLFZ
G. Alagar Balaji – Team Leader - Labour
B. Ved Bhattacharyya - Team Leader- Interstate Migrants worker
R. Pandi Muneeswaran – Finance Manager
G. Suseela – M&E Officer – CRC
S. Usha Rani – M&E Officer – LRC & PPC
C. Devaki – Team Leader – VSDC
Mr. A. Aloysius, (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Mr. Aloysius holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Diploma in Library Science and has completed certificate courses on leadership, management, communication, human rights, and International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards. He founded SAVE in 1993, and since has initiated various networks across Tamil Nadu. Significantly, he envisioned the Labour Resource Centre (LRC) to address violations of the rights of garment and textile workers in Tirupur. He has tirelessly focussed on the eradication of child labour through his work and representing in various fora, ensuring on-ground compliance with India’s ratification of ILO convention 182 (elimination of worst forms of child labour) at the regional and global level.
He was the state coordinator of the Global March against Child Labour and coordinated the rally in Tamil Nadu. He was also Convener of Child Rights Forum and founded the Clean Clothes Campaign Task Force in the state. Over the years, he has relentlessly drawn focus to the issues of garment workers, specifically migrant labourers, adolescent workers, and child labour and trafficking.
He convened a state level organisation of NGOs focusing the issues of migrant labourers and employment of adolescent girls and promoted the Tirupur People’s Forum (TPF); a platform consisting of trade unions and NGOs. He served in the capacity of State Convener of TPF from 2005 to 2012. He has initiated the Child Rights Forum for Girl Children (CRF (G)) to protect the rights of girl children at the state level. He also set up the Multi Stakeholders’ Initiative – Tamil Nadu (MSI TN) towards initiating social dialogue for establishment of sustainable and ethical standards in textile and clothing.
Mr. R. Francis – Child Labour Free Zone(CLFZ)
Mr R.Francis is a Diploma Holder in Community Health, obtained in 1975 from Christian Fellowship Hospital. He has undergone various trainings on development and capacity building programmes organised by the government and NGOs. He is trained as a master trainer cum resource person in the Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Programme of NABARD.He began his career as a health worker in Madhanapalli in Andhra Pradesh and later at Ambilikkai Hospital, Ottanchattiram, Tamil Nadu. He served as health program coordinator in Plan International’s Child Labour Project in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, and worked as Project Officer in OXFAM’s HIV/AIDS Project. From 1999 to 2004, he worked as a project coordinator in Water and Sanitation Project supported by the UK. Since 2005, he worked in theTsunami Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project for 3 years.
He joined SAVE in 2008 and has been serving as the Project Manager for Women Development Programmes. With his strong calibre, he committed himself to creating Child Labour Free Zones (CLFZs) in Tirupur. He has wide-range of experience in working in various development sectors, managing various projects for the past 36 years.
He is very good at building excellent rapport with government officials and banks. He was able to mobilize a loan of Rs.10 crore for the women self-help groups promoted by SAVE. He involves in trainings, monitoring and women empowerment.
Mr. G. Alagar Balaji – Labour
He is gradated in Computer Science and Engineering. His passion towards Human Resource Management and shows interest in digital platform and human development. He takes social experiment show against child labour; Gender based violence and social security using modern technology.
Mr B. Ved Bhattacharyya -Interstate Migrants worker
B. Ved Bhattacharyya from Kolkata, West Bengal. She had done Masters in Social Work, from Annamalai University with a distinction mark and as a Faculty topper, 2019, PG diploma in Parental Education, B.A Honours Sociology from Asutosh College, Calcutta University. During her graduation, rallies with students to support Nirbhaya case, Article 377 and Disabilities issues. Her experience of working for Acid attack victims, Later worked the National Institute of Locomotors Disability, Kolkata as a trainee, made a strong determination to owe her carrier in the field of Social work.
Mr R. Pandi Muneeswaran – Finance Manager
Pandi Muneeswaran.R completes Bachelor of Commerce degree in the year 2004 from N.M.S.S.V.N College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. At present pursuing Chartered Accountant Course in ICAI, New Delhi. After Completing the degree jointed in the leading Auditing Firm in Madurai as an article student and promoted Audit Manager before moved to Tirupur with lot of experience in the Accounts, Taxation & Audit field. From the year 2015 onwards working as an Accounts Manager in the Leading Garments Manufacturing Company in tirupur until moved to SAVE, Tirupur in the year 2020 . From 2020 December onwards working as a finance manager in SAVE, Tirupur.
Ms. G. Suseela - CRC
Ms G. Suseela completed her Diploma in Cooperative Training in 1995 and underwent apprenticeship training at the Periyar District Cooperative Society, Nambiyur, in 1994. She completed her Diploma in Advanced Computer Software in 1998 at Satyamangalam, while simultaneously completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the Annamalai University.
She started work at the Handloom Weavers’ Coop Society and served from 1998 to 2000. She joined an export company as cashier and worked from 2000 to 2003. In the year 2008 she joined SAVE team and is in charge of M & E in CRC unit. Her responsibilities include managing the programs of CRC and coordinating the CRC team members.
Ms. S. Usharani - LRC & PPC
Ms. Usharani has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (IT) from the K.S. Rangaswamy College of Technology, Trichencode. She joined a software solutions company in Chennai as a system trainer in 2007. Subsequently she joined Cheran College for Women, Tirupur as a system administrator in 2010. She took a brief break after this to spend time with her family. She joined SAVE in 2015 and is currently employed as M&E programmer.