In 1992 God laid on the hearts of Tom and Rachel Thurley a need to reach out to the most vulnerable Anglo-Indians in the city of Chennai (formerly Madras).

AIC helps elderly anglo-indians

Older People

With no pensions and no savings for older Anglo-Indians struggle to survive in a culture of prejuidice and poverty, AIC brings hope through small allowances for those who have nothing.

Education support


Life in Chennai for young Anglo-Indians like Yvonne, is tough and help with education is one way that AIC can give them valuable opportunities as they grow up when hopefully they will get a job. To read Yvonne’s story click here.

There are also many talented Anglo Indian students who simply cannot afford to go to college or university in India.  AIC has supported and continues to support young people through further education.

An elderly lady who is being helped by AIC

Improving Health

People of all ages can suffer from illness and disabilities and, with no national health or other support, many Anglo-Indians go without essential medical treatments and help.

AIC provides small allowances for people of all ages living with disabilities and also helps with the costs of treatments and operations.

sponsor children with AIC

Sponsoring Children

Anglo Indians speak english but there are no free english speaking schools in Chennai.

Anglo Indian Concern last year helped 66 children to attend school who otherwise would not have been able to afford to go.

Access to Education

Free government schools in Chennai are Tamil Medium schools. Anglo-Indians however speak English as their mother-tongue and English medium schools have to be paid for.
We believe children should be given the best start in life possible and so we make mother tongue education our priority, providing school fees, uniforms, books and tuitions for school aged children.

Latest Newsletters


May 2019 newsletter

Lettie and Rachel have spent three weeks in Chennai. This was Rachel’s first visit since 2012 and was probably Lettie’s last long visit.

  • Poverty impacts education

    Poverty prevents children from accessing education and once studying, poverty can affect children’s experience of education.
  • Living with disabilities

    India has no government social protection system for those who are most vulnerable in society; it is therefore left to others to fill in the gaps.

  • Care for the Elderly

    Traditional values have weakened in India and many older people can no longer rely on family support when old age prevents them from working

Anglo-Indian Concern is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales as charity number 10151306
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