Asha for Education Logo TNSF - Tamil Nadu Science Forum
Chennai, Chennai District
TAMIL NADU
TAMIL NADU
 
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Status
completed - requirements ended
Project Steward
Anu Raghavan
anuradha DOT raghavan AT tufts DOT edu
Project Partner(s)
Balaji Sampath
Project Address
Balaji Sampath, C2 Ratna Apts.
AH 250, Shanti Colony, Annanagar
Chennai, TAMIL NADU  600040
India
Tel: (044) 6213638
Funds Disbursed
???2002Seattle$4,200.00
???2001Boston/MIT$100.00
???1999Boston/MIT$1,155.00

Total = $5,455

TOTAL: $5,455.00
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Chapter Contact
Boston/MIT

Project Description

The TNSF works in areas of literacy, health, education, women's empowerment, science popularization, agriculture, enterprise development, water management, ecology, environmental issues, rural technology and application of information technology in villages.
TNSF is initiating 1500 village libraries across TamilNadu. To help the programme get off the ground and reach a minimum critical size of 1500, TNSF is planning to subsidize the first round of books to these libraries. Asha-MIT is covering part of the subsidy by purchasing and gifting some of the books and magazines with $1155 per year.




Purpose / Goals

TNSF is initiating 1500 village libraries across TN. The villagers who use the library will join as members and pay Rs.10 initially and Rs.2 each month there after. Every six months, the library will send Rs.120 to the central library office run by the TNSF and the office will send them books worth Rs.200. The subsidies will be collected through local donations and volunteer time. To help the programme get off the ground and reach a minimum critical size of 1500, TNSF is planning to subsidize the first round of books. For Rs.120, TNSF will send the library books and magazines worth Rs.320. We hope AID will cover a part of the subsidy by purchasing and gifting some of the books and magazines.

Organization Description

Tamil Nadu Science Forum was started in 1980 as a Forum for scientists. Now it has grown into a peoples movement and has a membership of 12000 including scientists, Farmers, Teachers, Women - people from almost every walk of life.

Its programmes include science popularization and publication, literacy and continuing education campaigns, intervention in primary education, women’s development, and development interventions in health and income generation.

Project Type: Resource Centers (description)

Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: children from slums

Other Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Rural




Additional Information

bsampath@eng.umd.edu
 
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History
??? 2005Library Program 2005
??? 1999Project Proposal
 
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