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Thiruporur, Kancheepuram District
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Project Steward
Sree Kamireddy
up2now AT live DOT com
Project Partner(s)
T. K. Elumalai
ruraltrust AT yahoo DOT com
Project Address
No 32,Old Mamallapuram Road,(Opp – Pillaiyar Koil )
Thiruporur, Kancheepuram District
TAMIL NADU  603110
Tel: Cell Phone No. 09442531003 &
Funds Disbursed

Total = $411,063

TOTAL: $411,063.00
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Project Description

This migrant children school project started with Asha Seattle's support in June 2005. Thousands of migrant Andhra workers from rural areas are currently living in the IT corridor area in Chennai,Tamil Nadu. Many of these workers were engaged in traditional vocations in their native villages. The non-viability of traditional vocations such and farming and fishing has drove them to work in the booming construction industry of the IT corridor.The government schools of Tamil Nadu will not accept these children into their schools as they cannot speak Tamil.

Asha Seattle currently supports salaries of 23 staff which incldues 13 telugu teachers, 3 tamil teachers , 1 oriya teacher, 2 program coordinator and 3 cooks. They provide afternoon meals , learning materials and uniforms for very needy children. They ensure that the children are getting the proper health care facilities from the government primary health care centers. Health camps are organized on a regular basis as well.

Overall they take care of the needs of the migrant community in the area. They have helped bonded laborer and taken care of children who have undergone sexual abuse.

Over the last 2 years RDT has been lobbying with local education officers and government schools to get support to run the school. In 2007 they were able to get local support which included land and building space to run all the schools. In 2008 they received support from the government through the Integrated Child Development Scheme for running the Anganawadis. The government has also promised them a grant to run the migrant schools in 2009.

SSA government official visit the schools regularly to evaluate the schools.

Purpose / Goals

*The school aims to wean children away from construction labor jobs and juvenile delinquency by providing them with formal education opportunities. To this end, it serves as a bridge school, enabling children to study through classes 1-8. Schools are currently being run in eight villages where there is a large migrant population.

*RDT aims to continuously educate the migrant community on their rights

*Promote child rights and prevent sexual abuse of the migrant population

*Work with primary health care centres to provide proper health care facilities to the migrant population.

Organization Description

Rural development Trust ( RDT) was constituted on 10.01.1992 as a public charitable Trust with office at No 38, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Thiruporur, Kanchipuram Dist., Tamilnadu 603110. The Trust deed named three trustees to manage the affairs of the trust. The Trust was registered on 10.02.1992 in the office of the Joint Sub Registrar, Adyar, with registration number 130/ 1992.

In the past, RDT has worked for the emancipation of women, dalits and Irular tribes. The group is currently running a school for the children of migrant Andhra workers in Tamil Nadu. For more information about RDT and its activities, please consult the documents on this webpage.

Project Type: Other (description)

Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Area: Rural

Number of Children: 692

Boy/Girl Ratio: 1 : 1

Student/Teacher Ratio: 43 : 1

Additional Information

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Oct 2014Budget2014-2015
Aug 2013Puthupakkam School Inauguration
Jul 20132013- 2014 Budget Document
Jul 2013Budget Document 2013- 2014
Jul 2013RDT Summary for 2013
Jan 2013Seminar for Child development
Dec 2012RDT Report Sep - Dec 2012
May 2012Proposal 2012-2013
Apr 2012Computer donation
Mar 2012Issues of Women Migrant Labourers
Feb 2012June 2011-March 2012 Activities
Feb 2012Action Plan 2012- 2013
Jan 20122012 Jan Site Visit Report
??? 2012Fair Action Plan 2012-2013
??? 2012Site Visit 2012
??? 2012FCRA
Dec 2011Fact Report -Human Rights Violation
Dec 2011Medical Camp December 2011
Nov 2011Educational Tour
Feb 2011ICDS Scheme
Dec 2010Migrant Labor in Greater Chennai
Oct 2010Annual Project Update 2010
Sep 2010Medical Camp
Sep 2009Annual Update 2009
Aug 2009Demonstarion Against Sexual Abuse
Jun 2009RDT_Student_Enrollment_Details_ 09-10
Apr 2009Newspaper_Articles
Feb 2009RDT_Progress_Report_Oct08toFeb09
Dec 2008SiteVisit_to_RDT
Sep 2008RDT_ProgressReport_June08toSept08
??? 2008RDT_ProgressReport_June08toSept08
Dec 2007Second Progress Report 07-08
Sep 2007First Progress Report 07-08
Jul 2007RDT in the tamil newspaper
Jun 2007Project Proposal
Apr 2007Site Vist on April 10th 2007
Apr 2007Progress Report - Dec 2006 to Mar 2007
Mar 2007Indian Express News about RDT Dental Camp
Mar 2007Report of the free Dental Camp
??? 2007RDT First Quarterly Report 07-08
Dec 2006Progress Report - Aug.2006 to Nov.2006
Dec 2006Site Visit by Ravi Aluganti
Jul 2006Report of the teacher training
Jul 2006Report of teacher training
Jul 2006Annual Progress Report 2005-2006
Jun 2006Revised Approved Budget 2006-2007
May 2006List of schools village-wise and upto which class detail
May 2006Some Questions with the Answers from the Co-ordinator
Feb 2006RDT project in the news
Jan 2006RDT survey Jan2006
Jan 2006Break up of the students in school year 2005-2006
Jan 2006Project Report - Aug.2006 to Nov.2006
Jun 2005Start of School
May 2005Revised Budget May 05
Apr 2005Project Proposal and Initial Budget
Mar 2005RDT Background and Activity
Feb 2005Background Info
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