Tamil Nadu Discussion with Hope Trust – Madurai Visit Report

Dear All,

I met Umarani,Hope Trust on 19th May 2010 at Hope Trust office,Madurai. Hope Trust are requesting to India Sudar to support Tution Teacher deployment in Corporation school ,madurai. They got the permission from madurai corporation commissioner and they are working with seven corporation schools.
They select the students who are all failed in all subject in the Quarterly Exam.

About Hope Trust:

Hope trust started in 2008 in madurai .The trust has got 12AA and 80 G certificate. Their objective is providing quality education for the poor and the deprived children.

Hope Trust projects Types are:
1. child sponsorship
2.support structure
3.Learning Accelerator
4. Personality Development

They are collecting the funds from friends and known circle so far. They have supported nearly 2000 students so far. The have spent nearly Rs 1.5 lacks

Hope Trust Need:
Teacher’s salary per month: Rs 1000
Duration: September to Febuary
No of Teachers: 1 to 10

Hop trust is maintaining Head master’s appriciation letters, students marks, students attendance.

Hope Trust Address & contact nos:
No 9, M K Nivas, Senthamarai street,
New vilangudi,
Madurai – 625018
Ph: 93803 39032, 98430 53381.
Contact person: Umarani
mobile: 9345275834

Sargunan T


Visit to Pneuma Trust, Madurai

Date: May 17, 2010                                                          Place: Madurai


Upon request of Mr.Udaya Kumar of India Sudar, a visit was made on May 17, 2010 to Pneuma Trust to observe and assess the credibility of the Pneuma Trust for India Sudar’s support this financial year. Mr.T.Narendran, a volunteer in Madurai visited the trust and prepared this report for India Sudar’s consideration.

The Trust operates from its office in Shanthi nagar which lies little far away from the city of Madurai where they run a small home for children of HIV affected parents from across Tamil Nadu. I had a good discussion with Ms.Paulin, Managing Trustee of the Trust along with Mr.Mani Kandan of India Express, Madurai (who contacted India Sudar for supporting them). I could not meet any students as it was holiday season for all of them and they all had gone to their home for vocation. Renovation work of the home was being carried out at the time of my visit.

An introduction to Pneuma Trust

Professional Network for the Emancipation of the Under privileged Masses (Pneuma Trust) was founded in the year 2003 and registered as a Trust under India Public Trust Act 1882. The Trust has three Trustees and it was promoted with the overall aim of supporting the children from underprivileged families from across Tamil Nadu mainly on the themes such as education, health, etc.

My observations

About the Trust and its Management

The Trust has clear vision and mission and is carrying out various initiatives in par to their objectives of promotion of the Trust. The Trust since its inception is managed by Ms.Paulin, Managing Trustee of Pneuma Trust. She is a M.S.W. graduate and has good understanding of the sector and also has rich experience in working with underprivileged children. The Trust has got 12AA, 80G and also recent obtained FCRA status.

Initiatives of the Trust

  • Scholarship to underprivileged children to study in schools
  • Providing note books and uniforms to students
  • Home for these children- shelter and food
  • Evening tuition classes for these children
  • Camps, yoga and competition for personality development
  • Regular health check up for students in home
  • Awareness programmes on HIV and AIDS and sexual reproductive health of young people in colleges and campaign activities for general public in Madurai

Identification of students for home

Initially they started inviting applications for joining the home and later in 2007 onwards it was only through reference, they get students and students are identified based on the following criteria

  • Children of HIV affected parents
  • Second priority to children of female sex workers and
  • Children of destitute mother
  • Only boy children are identified and brought to the home

Home for the underprivileged

At present there are 32 children (boys) staying in home and undergoing school education. These 32 children are studying in nearby Government schools and the Trust takes care of their living in home. Recently 10 students (10th pass out students) will be moving out of the home and new 10 children will be identified. The passed out 10 students will be supported by the Trust in getting an admission in 11th STD near to their home and they will be staying with their parents from now. The home is meant for students from 1st STD to 10th STD.

The Trust maintains a detailed profile of all the students staying in home. The home is presently run in a building donated by the father of Ms.Paulin and is presently under renovation. The home is taken care by Ms.Paulin along with his father and a support person. Volunteers from colleges come to the home and teach these students and spend some time in evening with these children.

The Trust did not receive any grant funds from any donor or funding agencies except a small grant of Rs.10,000 from National Institute of Naturapoathy, Pune for conduct of yoga and natural treatment camp for these children. The home and other activities of the Trust are supported by well wishers and individual philanthropist including Akshaya Trust, Madurai.

The Trust has now planned to seek support from institutions like India Sudar, Asha for Education, etc for their educational activities. The Trust maintains proper accounts and audit reports and all their accounts are duly audited by chartered accountant every year.


Below are the requirements shared by Ms.Paulin, the Managing Trustee of the Pneuma Trust for the year 2010-2011. As the school begins in June, all the students will be back in home by the end of May. Hence these below mentioned needs are required from June 2010.

Note books


Items Numbers Approximate Cost
1. One Quire Ruled Note 164 Rs.12×164=RS.1968.00
2. One Quire Un-ruled Note 84 Rs.12×84=RS.1008.00
3. One Quire Math Note 42 Rs.12×42=RS.504.00
4. Two Quire Math Note 20 Rs.16×20=RS.320.00
5. 80 Pages ruled composition Note 84 Rs.14×84=RS.1176.00
6. 80 Pages Un ruled composition Note 42 Rs.14×84=RS.1176.00
7. Drawing Note 20 Rs.18×20=RS.360.00
8. One Quire Long Size Un-Ruled Note 154 Rs.17×154=RS.2618.00
9. 80 pages Graph Note 32 Rs.14×32=RS.448.00
10. 4 Lines Note 25 Rs12x25=RS.300.00
11. 2 lines note 30 Rs.12×30=RS.360.00
TOTAL Rs.10,238.00


S.No Items Numbers
1 Ball Pen 100
2 Ink Pen 84
3 Pencil 84
4 Eraser 84
5 Scale- 42
6 Long Scale 42
7 Geometry Box 38
8 Ink Bottle 500 ml 4 Bottle
9 Un-ruled Paper 50 Quire
10 Box 42
11 School Bag 45

Recommendation to India Sudar

  1. India Sudar can consider the requirements of the Trust and shall proceed further
  2. The Trust has got very good identity and credibility as it is very much evident that all leading newspapers and magazines in Madurai had featured this Trust and its activities
  3. I could also feel the need for a computer and also a well established library for students staying in Home. As the home attracts many volunteers (college students) during evening time, they could be helpful in teaching computer and also provide evening tuition classes for the students. This requirement also could be considered by India Sudar for its support to the Trust.

Report prepared by

T.Narendran, Madurai

Mobile: +91-9894835600

E-mail: narendran31@gmail.com

India Sudar Our achievements: +2 results- Tamilnadu 2010

Our achievements: +2 results- Tamilnadu 2010

1. GHSS,Velliyankadu,Coimbatore:

The only one Government school to secure 100% results in +2 –in Coimbatore dt.

First mark: 1123/1200 above 1000 – 24

(Indiasudar presented BEST TEACHER AWARD to this school HM last year)

2. GHSS,Renganathampettai,Karur dt.

School secured 98% results. One girl could not write the Biology exam because of fever. Otherwise result is 100%.

3. P.Iyappan:

This student scored 435/500 in SSLC and Obtained school first in govt hr.sec school,Podayur. Thittakudi (tk), Kadalur dt-606 108.

We provided financial assistance to him to pursue +2 in Coimbatore. Now he got 959/1200.

(Note: In his village school first is 649/1200 only.)

Thanks to one and all.

Tamil Nadu India Sudar Library/Computer/Sports Center Inaugurated at Special Home

Local News: Pls refer attached pdf.

Dear Friends,

India Sudar Library, Computer Center and Sports Club Inaugurated at Special Home (Juvenile Rehabilitation for Delinquent Children), Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu by Chief Guest Mr.M.Gunasekaran, ADSP, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu on 08-May-2010.

Our Sincere thanks to Mr.Thanasekara Pandian(Superdent), Special Home who supported us to do this work for this home.

Our Sincere thanks to Karthikeyan.M(TN Lead) and TN Team Members, who is working for this project last 2 months.

1.What Next for this Special Home ?

1.1 We are planning to continue Computer classes based on CD and convert this center as Digital Library.

1.2 We are planning to conduct one day Competition (Drawing, Speech, Poem, Song) and Career Guidance (Life Value),

1.3 We are planning to conduct one day Sport Competition within the students. They are very much interested to participate in this.

2. How you can participate as Volunteer ?

We are planning to start mentoring program for this home student. We need your help to do this. We are initially planning to run two days competition program in this home and use this opportunity to understand, how we can run mentoring program for this student. So please let me know if you can spend just 2-3 hrs in the week end. That will be great.

Udhaya Kumar.V
India Sudar – Send email to admin for any information
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St Johns school, Pondicherry – Need Help

Dear all,


We are supporting St Johns school, Pondicherry from last year (onsite verification has been done already). We received few requirements. If anyone is interested, please help the students based on your priority.


About this school:


This school uses St Johns Church infrastructure and running for past 13 years.

They have single hall & divided as seven class (LKG, UKG to 5th standard) rooms.


Most of these school students are coming from local slum only. So they have two categories of the students. They collect fund from paying students and this will be used for students from slums.


Total Students: Currently 80 students studying in this school. Out of this 36 paying monthly fees and 44 students studying at free of cost.


Midday meal: This school provides free mid day meal for free poor students (44) & spending Rs. 2720 per month.


Total Staff: They have 8 teachers, including head master and two non teaching staff. They are paying Rs.1, 500 to 4000 as salary for these teachers.


Requirement (only for students from slums – No of students 51)

1. Pentagon series books for 3 terms : Rs.162 X 51  =   8,262

2. Note books (for 3 terms) +stationeries   :               =13,220

3. shoes                                                                                   =5520

4.uniform materials                                                            = 5470 ( one set)

5. uniform stitching (Rs.130 per kid)                             = 6630


Best Regards,

India Sudar Visit report – Assam & Manipur – April 22-25 , 2010

Dear All

Long time dream came true last week when myself & Udhay finally arrived our North eastern states – Assam & Manipur. Main goal was to review our ongoing projects in Manipur and get a feel of Assam – its state of education.

Visit to Assam – Apr 22-24, 2010

On the first day we reached Gauhati through Kolkata. End of day reached Bongegon district. Our visit was planned in the heart of "Bodoland" districts of Kokrajar, Chirang, Udhalguri districts. Roads becoming worse most of times, schools were not inspiring either. Sad to know the govt schools there do not run mostly – Even more shocking to hear they teachers have not recieved salary for 6 months !! Some even shocked us saying par police forces were not paid for 3 months ! Hmm wondering what is the state of affairs we moved on. Currently ceasefire is in session and so we could safely travel through. In general people want peace & developmet – of all education !

We visited a series of schools & one group from NC hills we met in gauhati itself. Reason is we could not travel to North Sachar hills.

Here is the list of all places we visited in Assam:

1. School: Nam School, Upper Bagetar, Haflong, N.C.Hills, Assam, Post Box – 18, Pin 788819.(no visit. met group in gauhati – Very interior & far from gauhati)
2. Charitable Trust School: Living Banner Charitable Trust, No.2 Kusumbil, P.O – Raimona, P.S – Gossaigaon, District – Kokarajhar BTC (Assam), Pin – 783350.
3. School: Bodoland Sports Academy, Vill – Dologaon, District – Chirang (BTC), Assam.
4. School Name: Green Valley Development Trust, Joldoba (Part-1), PO – Paglahat, P.S – Kazigaon, Dist – Kokrajhar, BTC, Assam.
5. Home Name: Nichima Orphanage Home Society, Sishubari, PO-Koilamoila, PS-Bijni, District – Chirang (BTAD), Assam.
6. Society: Udangshri Development Society, Vill – Merbangchuburi, PO – Harisinga , Dist – Udalguri, BTAD (Assam), Pin – 784510.
7. Harisinga Multi Purpose Bodo Girls High School, PO – Harisinga – 784510, District – Udalguri, BTC Assam.

Attached is the details of requirement. Did not want to put too many details in this space, refer to doc for more details ..

Assam Photos:

Our sincere thanks to Nehor & Anil who coordinated the efforts in Assam. Nehor studied in kadeedsh home, bangalore & we knew him very well. ANd we are proud to see that this guy is doing a lot of development work in many villages.

We are planning to deploy few teachers in the most needy of where we visited. Compared to other states the state seems more of our help !!

Trivia : For first time we heard something called "Schooless teachers". THis is teacher on record for job creation without actually deploying – as there is no school !!

Visit to Manipur – April 24,25 2010

– With help of Obed our cordinator for Manipur we have been supporting 22 kids to go to school.
– We met up with all students & their parents. Was very evident that we could not communicate directly, Obed did a good job of that.
– Gave parents the need to monitor the children and support all ways for them to study well. We could see most of them work in fields and have not studied themselves. But one notable thing is they want all their children to be educated well !
– Our thanks to Haokip Obed & his family for being really hospitable & really enjoyed our whole stay.

Manipur Photos:

We take this oppurtunity to once again thanks all our donors who readily helped these children even without seeing them. Seeing them in Manipur our mids were filled with gratitude and we salute your efforts.

Trivia : No engg college in whole of Manipur & only one medical college.
Natural resources is very good, but no industries !!

The visit to both these places is a different experiences and dawing of bitter reality, dicotomy our great country face !

We would look foward to all your help in extending our help to the children of Assam & Manipur. WOuld like to convery special thanks to Dr.Victor, Kadeesh home to have coordinated the whole travel plan in Assam. His home in bangalore as you all know houses many children from North east !

India sudar will continue to trielessly work for all those needy children – especially north east ! We will soon publish the project details we intend to undertake in Assam.

Sivanarayanan / Udhay

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West Bengal Project Report – Amrasabai – Update

Dear All

We have successfully deployed three teachers in for this school. Please find the attached project report for each.

Currently they have around 180 students, standards from KGI to IV, out of which 97 male and 82 female students. This school has demonstrated their vision by having 46% female students in their school, which ultimately crossed our so called 33% reservation for which our government fighting so hard to get. God help our nation…Hats off to the administration team of this school…

Our point of contact of this school and initiative is Mr. B. R Mishra. He is an excellent human being, single handedly with very good support from his network, he is running and developing this school.

They do have lots of requirement from us, one being the deployment of teachers, which we have successfully done. Second, they need our support to procure study materials, Black Board, Chalk, pencil, duster, scale, maps, chart, posters, etc.

Post deployment of teachers, we are concentrating on providing some support to procure study materials.

More to come in future…J





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