current / ongoing
maheshdam1 AT gmail DOT com
AT yahoo DOT com
svk6 AT cornell dot edu
89/41, Swami Pillai Street
Choolai High Road
Choolai, Chennai, TAMIL NADU 600 012
|Funds Disbursed |
Total = $292,639
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Seva Chakkara Samajam is an Orphanage that houses 89 children and is located in the heart of Chennai.
The Orphanage runs the residential primary school for the younger children (grades I-V) after which the children write open examinations and attend grades VI onwards in local schools, but continue to live at the orphanage.
As the children grow older, the Samajam provides them with vocational training on a case-by-case basis. The orphanage also has the setup to train the children in computer based vocational skills.
Although the primary activities of the organization are targetted to children, the Samajam also provides what they can for needy and helpless people. This includes a few elderly people who are homeless and women who have been abused by their husbands. They attempt to find jobs for these women through donors, and support them until they become self-sufficient.
Purpose / Goals
Asha's involvement with the orphanage started with accounting for the immediate requirements of the residential school of teacher's salaries, books, blackboards, and a part of the rent since the orphanage does not own any land or property.
With time, on understanding the requirements of the orphanage, Asha is now working with the orphanage in many different capacities:
[Support-A-Child] [Orphanage-Home] [Edu. Improvements]
The Seva Chakkara Orphanage houses a residential school for children from grades I to V.
The residential primary school is run at the orphanage because of the following reasons:
(a) The orphanage is located in a busy industrial area. By enrolling very young children in early grades, the Samajam ensures the safety and protection of these youngsters, who are too young to venture out without supervision.
(b) Local schools are disruptive and rowdy for the very young children. The Samajan wants the children to learn in a calm and peaceful environment.
(c) The orphans come from many different backgrounds and many come from villages. Many of the children do not have the required transfer certificates and proof of their grade. These children not accepted in local schools at their level of entry. At SCOS, the children are placed in classes according to ability. They are given an education so as to prepare them to take the Grade 6 open examinations, which are conducted by the local schools.
The children continue to be provided for by the orphanage till they are able to stand on their own.
Project Type: Support a Child
Primary Focus: orphans
Secondary Focus: children with disabilities
Number of Children: 99
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20 : 1
Additional Information The 'Support A child' program is now successfully in place for this project. For complete details, please visit:
Actively looking for Asha Stars for this project.