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Details of visit to Trichy, Tamil Nadu - Matt Damon News Column
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Details of visit to Trichy, Tamil Nadu
  • Matt, his brother Kyle and partners from H20 Africa and Water Partners International have visited hygiene and sanitation projects in Trichy, a village in Tamil Nadu. Details are at the Times of India.

    Matt Damon is no stranger to India, but he was in for a major surprise during his visit to the temple town of Tiruchi. The Hollywood actor, who shot for the opening scenes of ‘Bourne Supremacy’ in Goa, was stumped to know that people in Tamil Nadu villages borrowed money to construct toilets in their houses.

    Damon, who arrived here from Delhi on Wednesday afternoon without much fanfare, travelled on dusty roads to Kollapatti and Kothampatti villages in Thurayur to study projects on hygiene and sanitation being implemented by a non-governmental organization. But by the time mediapersons came to know of his presence, the actor-philanthropist had flown back to Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

    Matt, who was accompanied by his brother Kyle, went around the villages looking at toilets built by residents with loans extended by the NGO.

  • A detailed report on the visit (with no information about attendees) is available at the site of Water Partners (water.org), written by Mike McCamon, Chief Community Officer, Water Partners. Another media report is at NVO News.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 10th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
    There has been a lot of information posted on this website in the past few days that I haven't been able to comment on what a great job the webmaster is doing. Thanks for all the updates!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 10th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for the response. Comments are always appreciated.

    Edited at 2009-07-10 02:10 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 10th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks for updates and more Entourage info

    Wow! So many updates! Thank you so much. Love all the pictures. Am glad that Matt is still so personally involved in his charity effort. Found another article that talks more about what Matt will be doing in "Entourage". Apparently, he'll he playing himself. Hmmm, wonder if he'll be able to pull that off? (Yes, folks that was a joke.). Here's the link: http://omg.yahoo.com/news/matt-damon-plays-stalkerish-character-on-entourage/25098;_ylt=AosqMF0WRv2747PiwTdH.UwPpxx.;_ylv=3

    Take care, Cheryl
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 11th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanks for updates and more Entourage info

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