Friends of TREAD - Indian Charity -Helping children, orphans and young people in India
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Friends of TREAD works in partnership with TREAD India Trust to give hope and a new future to some of the most vulnerable and needy children and families in South India.

Who are we?

Friends of TREAD (Trinity Rural Educational Assistance Development) is a UK registered charity which was set up in 2000 to support the work of TREAD India Trust. It is run voluntarily by 9 trustees. TREAD India trust is based in Bhadrachalam, Telegana (formerly Andhra Pradesh) and has 4 trustees including Ranji, widow of founder Dr Sounder Raj.

What do we do?

TREAD aims to help relieve poverty, advance education and provide medical aid in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha (formerly Orissa) and nearby areas in South India, the work being especially targeted at children, young people and their families. TREAD is run on Christian principles but provides help for any in need, irrespective of caste or religion.

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Friends of TREAD have started an exciting new news blog to bring more regular news to our supporters Information on our projects, stories and photos of the children, news items about life in rural South India. Follow us on and you will receive an email each time we update.

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