Asha for Education Logo Seva Chakkara Samajam
Chennai, Chennai District
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Project Steward
Dileep Bhat
dileepb DOT asha AT gmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Lakshmi (Akka)
vela_sevachakkaraorphanage AT yahoo DOT com
Additional Contact
Bhinish Shah
nycnj AT ashanet DOT org
Project Address
89/41, Swami Pillai Street
Choolai High Road
Choolai, Chennai, TAMIL NADU  600 012
Tel: (011)-(91)-44-2-5383195
Funds Disbursed
Apr2004Mid-Hudson Valley$10,000.00

Total = $365,348

TOTAL: $365,348.00
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Project Description

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]

Organization Description

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 (description)

Primary Focus: orphans (description)

Secondary Focus: children with disabilities

Area: Urban

Number of Children: 110

Student/Teacher Ratio: 28 : 1

Additional Information

The 'Support A child' program is now successfully in place for this project. For complete details, please visit:
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Jan 2016SCS Flood Relief 2016 Proposal
Sep 2015SCS_Asha_Budget_2015-2016
Jul 2015DileepBhatSCSSiteVisitJuly25_2015
Jul 2015DileepBhatSCSSiteVisitJuly25_2015
Jun 2014SCS_Asha_Budget_2014-15
Jun 2013SCS_Asha_Budget_2013-14.xls
Dec 2012Site Visit - Sanjeev Ranganathan
Nov 2012Seva Chakkara budget 2012-2013
Dec 2011SCS_Budget_2011_2012
Oct 2010SCS_Building Proposal_2010
Sep 2010SCS_Budget_2010
Jan 2010SevaChakkaraSiteVisit_HariS_Jan2010
Apr 2009SCS Budget 2009
Aug 2008Shawn Site Visit Report
Jul 2008Asha Rebuttal Statement
Apr 2008SCS_Approved_Budget_2008
Mar 2008DileepB_SiteVisit_March_2008
Jan 2008Pongal-RepublicDay 2008
Dec 20072007 Tsunami 3rd Anniversary Photos
Dec 20072007 Computer Lab Opening Photos
Dec 20072007 Christmas Photos
Nov 20072007 Diwali Photos
Jul 2007Addendum to Budget
Mar 2007VivekG Site Visit Report
??? 2007Budget proposal
Jul 2006New Building Site Visit report
Jun 2006Kalyani Site Visit Report
Jan 2006Pics: Anita and Sanjeev visit Jan
Nov 2005Anita (Asha Volunteer's) Update
Jun 2005Site Visit Jun 2005
Apr 2005Receipt of recurring expenses for 04
Apr 2005Telephone Cobversation Updates
Mar 2005Receipt for Bldg Funds
Mar 2005Sanjeev & Anita's Marathon funds for Bldg
Mar 2005Site Visit Mar 2005
Mar 2005Site Visit by Asha Austin Volunteer
Feb 2005SBI Proposal
Feb 20052005 Projected Budget
Feb 2005Receipt for SAC funds collected in 04
Jan 2005Tough Times
Dec 2004NOT Affected By Tsunami
Dec 2004Relief and Rehab for affected neighbors
Nov 2004Sukanya Gets Married
Sep 2004Sept Receipt
Sep 2004TN Govt Guidelines For NGO Childrens Home
Aug 2004Building Update
Jul 2004July Receipt
Jun 2004Phone Chat with Kids
Jun 2004Office Tiger Event
Jun 2004Receipt
Jun 2004Receipt
Jun 2004June Receipt
May 2004Summer Vacation
Apr 2004Exam Results
Mar 2004CARE FIESTA competetion
Mar 2004Timetable for Exams
Mar 2004What Teachers Say
Mar 2004Students Expressions
Feb 2004Pics from visit - Anita & Sanjeev
Feb 2004Pics from Jane's visit
Jan 2004Site Visit 1 - 2004
Dec 2003Financial Report
Dec 2003One Day Excursion
Nov 2003Children's Day Programme
Oct 2003Quiz Competition
Oct 2003Asha Run - Summary
Oct 2003Asha Run for Home for Seva Chakkara
Oct 2003Feedback on Teachers Training
Sep 2003Teacher training program by Asha Chennai
Sep 2003Account Statement for Jun, Jul, Aug 03
Aug 2003Independence Day celebrations - children
Aug 2003Behind the scenes - Independence Day
Aug 2003Tamil Software Donation and Kathai-Aruvi
Jul 2003Penny Drive for Seva Chakkara
Jul 2003Govt Recognition
Jul 2003Building Program Update
Jun 2003Dental camp, computers, sump, new teachers
Apr 2003Docs for Permanent Home proposal
Apr 2003Participation in drawing competition
Mar 2003Site Visit Report - Sanjeev
Jan 2003Photos
Jan 2003Site Visit Report - Chandra
Dec 2002Half Yearly Examinations
Nov 2002Children's Show
Nov 2002Telephone Chat (after the show)
Sep 2002SAC Funds Usage
Sep 2002New Hall
Jul 2002Site Visit
Jul 2002Inspiring Children
Jun 2002Site Visit
Jun 2002Fact Sheet of Computer Institute
Jun 2002SAC Budget Breakdown
May 2002Expense Report
May 2002Effort in Chennai
May 2002Support a Child (goes live)
Apr 2002Site Visit
Mar 2002WAH Proposal
Mar 2002New Proposal
Feb 2002Update
Jan 2002Site Visit
Sep 2001Update
Aug 2001Update
Jan 2001Site Visit
Sep 2000Proposal
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