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, Chennai District
Photo of Children
completed - requirements ended
Project Steward
Pradeep Jayaraman
pradeepjraman AT gmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Lakshmi Suryanarayanan
surlak DOT lakshmi AT gmail DOT com
Additional Contact
Hari Kannan
hkannan AT stanford DOT edu
Project Address
Ururkuppam Middle School, Bajanai Koil street, Besant Nagar
Chennai, TAMIL NADU  600090
Tel: 044-42112404
Funds Disbursed
Feb2010Tsunami Relief & Rehab$3,515.00
May2009Tsunami Relief & Rehab$3,515.00
???2003SingaporeINR 52,000.00
???2001Silicon Valley$2,148.00
???2001General Funds$2,000.00

Total = $34,362.60

TOTAL: $34,362.60
Funding Details
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Project Description

Urur Kuppam is one of 4 villages located in South Chennai along the coastline. About 550 children reside in these 4 villages. Now UrurKuppam got the government recoginition to have upto 8th standard.The school is run by the local community with meager support from the government.

The school was inaugrated in 1939 by none other than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The noon meal scheme was inaugrated by none other than Kamaraj . the school is in shambles severely under-staffed, unhygenic surroundings, cramped conditions for kids to study in. With asha constant support the school now offers upto class 8th. Having provided better teaching aids, a library and a computer class, high nutritional meals and richer school campus. The school now has a healthy educational environment.

Purpose / Goals

- improve the quality of education provided to 200+ Middle School kids residing in the kuppam

- demonstrate the importance of education as an integral part of community development in the kuppam

Organization Description

The project (starting 2011) will be supported and supervised by Asha Chennai. Previously, Asha Honor used to support this project.

Project Type: Other (description)

Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Other Focus: dropouts

Area: Urban

Number of Children: 200

Boy/Girl Ratio: 1 : 1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 25 : 1

Additional Information

Asha Stanford is a funding chapter here are the details
Contact Name: Pradeep Jayaraman
Email Address
Photo of Children
Jun 2012Pride Summary
Aug 2011Funds Utilization Report
Aug 2011Site Visit Aug 2011
Aug 2011Proposal 2011
Dec 2010Budget 2010-2011
Dec 2010Site Visit 2010
Dec 2009PrideSiteVisitDec2009
Mar 2009SiteVisit2009
Mar 2009Proposal2009
Apr 2008Proposal 2008
Feb 2008Site VIsit Report By Mukund
Aug 2007Lavanya's write up on her teaching experience at School
Mar 2007Hari Case History
Jul 2006Visit By Netika Photos and Videos
Mar 2006 Project Pride monthly report Jan and Feb
Mar 2006Project Pride Photos Updated
Jan 2006Project pride progress report
Oct 2005Tsunami Proposal
Oct 2005Asha funding
Dec 2003christmas function photos
Nov 2003Drawing festival photos
Sep 2003computer programme photos
Mar 2002First floor inaguration photos
Mar 2002Project Pride mediacal camp
Jan 2002Pride construction photos
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