Asha for Education Logo Society for the Educational and Economic Development
Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram District
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current / ongoing

Project specific donations go towards already approved budgets.

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Project Steward
Sundar Swaminathan
sunswam AT hotmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Palanisamy A
arpsamy AT yahoo DOT co DOT in
Project Address
Chennai-Bangalore High road(Opp. P.W.D. Inspection Bungalow)
Venkatrangam Pillai Chatram
Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram District
TAMIL NADU  602 105
Tel: +91 44 954111 362322
Funds Disbursed
May2015St. Louis$17,679.00
Sep2014St. Louis$8,285.00
Mar2014St. Louis$10,021.00
May2013St. Louis$7,704.00
Dec2012St. Louis$7,000.00
Nov2011St. Louis$10,200.00
Jan2010St. Louis$7,000.00
Mar2008St. Louis$7,000.00
Jan2005Santa Barbara$1,500.00
Oct2004Santa Barbara$1,000.00
Jun2004Santa Barbara$1,000.00
Apr2003St. Louis$2,030.00
???2002St. Louis$2,000.00

Total = $95,089

TOTAL: $95,089.00
Funding Details
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St. Louis

Project Description

Society for the Educational and Economic Development (Regd)

This project aims to educate children of prisoners, terminally-ill patients, murder victims, and prostitutes. SEED provides board, lodging, clothing and education of 271 children in ages 3-18 years. They provide both standard education and vocational training.

Purpose / Goals

- To raise the social, moral, educational and economic status of the socio-economic and downtrodden in India
- To serve the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden for their upliftment and progress in consonance with the principles propounded by Bhangi Mukti and Bhangi Khasta Mukti of Mahathma Gandhiji.
- To look into the living conditions of the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden and suggest ways and means to raise their standard of living.
- To promote education for boys and girls of the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden in a manner economically viable for them as per the WARTHA SCHEME (i.e.) NAI TALIM, propounded by Mahathma Gandhiji
- To establish and organize criche, balwadi, primary school, middle school, high school and college
- To establish and run Industrial Training Institute
- To provide free hostel facilities for the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden
- To establish and run boys and girls homes for orphans and destitute

Organization Description

SEED was created to improve the conditions of children in socially, educationally and economically deprived segments of the society. The children come from the following backgrounds:
Children of life prisoners
Children of murder victims
Children of leprosy patients
The activities include
- Sheltering boys and girls in the age group of 3 to 10 years
- Imparting primary level education in the Government recognized Mahathma Gandhi Primary School
- Training the kids in mat weaving, embroidery, doll making, plastic wire bag making
- Training in tailoring and embroidery for grownup children
- Sheltering boys between 11 & 16 years of age
- Imparting education in the Mahathma Gandhi Residential High School
- Training in management of dairy farm, agriculture & horticulture projects
- Imparting industrial training to the boys in highest age bracket in Dr. J.C. Kumarappa Industrial Training Institute (training as fitter or electrician or mechanic) Cutting & Tailoring training is offered to grownup girls
- Electronics trade, a new job oriented course is being offered to the destitute and socially deprived girls
- Lessons on GANDHIAN THOUGHT is imparted to the children in all centers to mould their character and life in the right direction
Everything is provided FREE to the children with the ultimate aim of securing a decent life to them.

Project Type: Residential School (description)

Primary Focus: children of (ex)convicts (description)

Secondary Focus: children of sex workers

Other Focus: children with disabilities

Area: Rural

Number of Children: 263

Boy/Girl Ratio: 4 : 1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 15 : 1

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Sep 2015SEED proposal WAH 2015
Mar 2015Proposal for 2015-2016
Mar 2015Academic achievements 2014-2015
Nov 2014SEED Site Visit Report 2014
Jan 2014Proposal For 2014-2015
Dec 2013Financials_201304_201311
Dec 2013SEED Half year report June 2013 - November 2013
Dec 2013Financials 201304 to 201311
Dec 2013SEED Site Report 2013
May 2013SEED - Annual report 2012-2013
Apr 2013Proposal for 2013-2014
Apr 2013Proposal for 2013-2014 (pdf)
Jul 2012Site Visit Report 2012
Jun 2012Proposal for 2012-2013
Jun 2012Proposal for 2012-2013_USD
Jun 2012FinancialReport - IncomeExpenditure - 2011to2012
Jun 2012FinancialReport - IncomeExpenditure = 2011to2012
Jun 2012FinancialReport - ReceiptsPayments - 2011to2012.jpg
Oct 2011Proposal for 2011-2012 Revised
Feb 2011Proposal for 2011-2012
Feb 2011Site Visit 2011
Feb 2011Proposal for 2011-2012
Dec 2010Receipts and Payments2010-2011
Dec 2010Annual Report 2009-2010
Apr 2010Receipts and Payments 2009-2010
Mar 2010Receipt 2010 Cover Letter
Mar 2010Receipt 2010
Jan 2010Annual Report 2008-2009.doc
Nov 2009St. Louis approval minutes
Oct 2009Proposal Staff Salary 2008-2009
Sep 20082008 Site Visit Report
Sep 20082008 Site Visit Photos
Sep 20082008 Site Visit Annual Report
Sep 20082008 Site Visit Estimate (primary school)
Sep 20082008 Site Visit Estimate (teacher training school)
Mar 2008Letter acknowledging receipt of funds
May 2007Brief Update May 07
Mar 2007Cover Letter for 2007-2008 proposed budget
Mar 2007Proposed Budget 2007-2008
Mar 2007Annual Report 2005-2006
Mar 2007Needs and Estimate
Jan 2007Site Visit Report Jan 2007
Jan 2007Site Visit Photos
??? 2007Photos
May 2003WAH 2003 Q & A 2
May 2003WAH 2003 Q & A 3
May 2003The Hindu April 20, 2003
Apr 2003SEED's Proposal for WAH 2003
Apr 2003WAH 2003 Proposal
Apr 2003WAH 2003 Overall Budget
Apr 2003WAH 2003 Budget Detail 1
Apr 2003WAH 2003 Budget Detail 2
Apr 2003WAH 2003 Q & A 1
Feb 2003Site Visit Report
Feb 2003Photo - High School kids
Feb 2003Photo - Lawn Mower built by ITI
Feb 2003Photo - Primary School kids
Feb 2003Photo - Basket bag making
??? 2002St. Louis Budget Details
??? 20022002 Annual Budget
Apr 2001Meeting Minutes
Dec 2000Jai's site visit
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