Asha for Education Logo Sowbhagya Educational Trust
, Chennai District
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current / ongoing
Project Steward
Santhosh Sundararaman
santhoshsram AT gmail DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Mrs. Jayalakshmi Rajagopal
sowbhagyatrust AT yahoo DOT com
Additional Contact
Subhashree Rajagopal
subash_asha AT yahoo DOT com
Funds Disbursed
Jul2013Silicon Valley$8,709.00
Feb2013Silicon Valley$1,555.00
Mar2011Silicon Valley$2,549.00
Mar2010Silicon Valley$5,391.00
Mar2009Silicon Valley$7,667.00
Apr2008Silicon Valley$7,260.00
Jan2007Silicon Valley$7,710.00
Apr2006Silicon Valley$7,905.00
Sep2005Silicon Valley$17,411.00
Apr2004Silicon Valley$7,707.00
Jun2003Silicon Valley$7,183.00
Jun2002Silicon Valley$4,286.00
Dec2001Silicon Valley$2,374.00

Total = $87,707

TOTAL: $87,707.00
Funding Details
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Chapter Contact
Silicon Valley

Project Description

Meet Vidhya from the Sowbhagya Project

Vidhya lives in Neelankarai, a suburb of Chennai along the coast. Her date of birth is March 4, 1990. Her father Shanmugam works as a coolie. Her mother's name is S.Saraswathi.

She is studying at St.Joseph's Higher Secondary School in Vettuvankeni. Her favorite subject in school is Social Science, and she loves to dance.

In her own words: The person I most admire is: Thomas Alva Edison,for his invention of light. My favorite activity is: Speech and dance. I participate in all programmes in school.

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The Sowbhagya trust supports formal education for children from Class 6 through Polytechnic or Higher Education. Once the children graduate, the trust helps them in finding gainful employment.

The trust sponsors 8 children every year, starting from Class 6 and supports the child till the child completes his/her education and finds a good job.

With Asha's support the number of children supported by the trust has steadily increased, from 23 children in 2001 to 57 children in 2003. The children come from economically disadvantaged communities engaged in fishing, daily wage labour and the local construction industry.

The funds are used for educational materials for the children, providing books, uniforms and fees. Three teachers are engaged to provide additional coaching for 2-4 hours every evening and more during exam times.

The first batches of polytechnic students are now holding jobs in various disciplines like Information Technology, Electronics, Leather Technology, Corporate Secretaryship etc. In 2003, there were 5 students pursuing college education in fields such as Information Technology and Commerce. These students are being supported through the Higher Ed component of Asha-Silicon Valley's SAC program.

Organization Description

Sowbhagya Educational Trust, founded in 1992, is based in Neelankarai, a coastal town off of Chennai, in Tamilnadu. The educational trust was originally formed to provide education to the children of the fisherman community of the villages in and around Nilankarai. Over the years the target population has expanded to include the daily wage laborers and construction workers in the neighboring areas.

Project Type: Support a Child (description)

Area: Urban

Number of Children: 57

Boy/Girl Ratio: 1 : 1

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Jun 2013Sowbhagya 2013-2014 budget renewal
Jun 2013Sowbhagya 2013-2014 Meeting Minutes
Jun 2013Sowbhagya Graduates Employment Details
Feb 2013March2012AuditReport
Jan 2013Poll2012_to_2013.pdf
Dec 2012MeetinMinutes_19Dec2012
Dec 2012Budget_2012_to_2013
Dec 2012MeetingMinutes
Aug 2012BudgetRenewal_2012_to_2013
Nov 2011SiteVisit_Nov2011.pdf
May 2011Annual Report
May 2011TN State Board Exam Results
Mar 20112011 Poll
Mar 2011Audit Expense Report
Mar 2011Audit Balance Report
Feb 2011Budget 2011-2012
Feb 2011Chapter meeting minutes
Jan 2011Poll and meeting minutes
Dec 2010Half Yearly Update
Jun 2010Budget
May 20102009 2010 Annual Report
Mar 2010Eval
Mar 2010Audit Report
Feb 2010Site Visit
Sep 2009Quarterly Marks 1
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Jun 20092009 2010 Budget
Jun 2009May 2009 Annual Report
May 2009Class X Results
May 2009SV eval
Mar 2009Audit Report
Jan 2009Site Visit
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Jun 20082008 2009 Budget
Jun 2008June 2008 Annual Progress Report
May 2008Site Visit
May 2008TamilNadu State Boad Class X results
Apr 2008Class XII Results
Mar 2008Audit Report
Dec 2007Half Yearly Results
Nov 2007Site Visit
Sep 2007September 2007 Quarterly Exams
Sep 2007April to Sept 2007 Current Expenses
Jun 2007Annual Report 2006 2007
May 2007May 2007 Std XII TamilNadu State Board Exam Results
May 2007May 2007 Class X TamilNadu StateBoard Exam Results
Mar 2007March 31 2007 Audit Report
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Dec 2006Dec 2006 Half Yearly Marks
Nov 20062007 2008 Annual Budget
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Sep 2006Sept 2006 midterm marks
Jun 2006June2005 Annual Progress report
Jun 2006June 2006 Std X StateBoard Exam results
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May 2006May 2006 XIIth Std TamilNadu State Board Exam Results
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Dec 20052006 2007 Budget
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Aug 2005Aug 2005 Site visit
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Jun 20052004 2004 Class10 results
Jun 2005June 2005 Annual Progress Report
Jun 2005Sowbhagya Photo Album (June 2005)
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May 20052004-2005 Annual progress report
May 2005May 2005 Class12 State Board Exam Results
Mar 2005Audit report Income and Expense 2004 - 2005
Mar 2005Audit Report 2004 - 2005
Dec 20042005 - 2006 Annual Budget
Dec 20042004 - 2005 Half yearly progress report 1/3
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Jul 20042004 Distribution function and quarterly expenses
Jul 2004Expenses from April 2004 to July 15, 2004
Jun 2004Visit by Kartik Janakiraman (Support-A-Child sponsor)
Jun 200410th Standard Results for academic year 2003-2004
May 2004Tamil Nadu State Board Exam marks for plus II students
Jan 2004Site Visit by Shobana
Dec 2003Budget Proposal
Dec 2003Budget Proposal for 2004-07
Dec 2003Progress Report Dec 2003 (student marks)
Dec 2003Marks of Higher Ed students
Jun 2003Annual Progress report 2003-2004
May 20032003 - 2004 Annual Feedback form
Dec 2002Site visit by Rajesh
Sep 2002Quarterly Progress Report
May 2002Progress Report by Sowbhagya
May 2002Progess Report
Apr 2002Progress Report
Mar 2002Progress Report
Jan 2002Site Visit by Jayakanan
Jan 2002Budget Proposal
Jan 2002Financial Audit
Jan 2002Organization Details
Dec 2001Progress Report by Sowbhagya
Sep 2001Budget Proposal
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