Chennai/Home Of Hope/Visit Report

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26-Apr-09: Athithan and I had visited ‘Home of Hope’ in Avadi, which shelters an overall twenty five children in its facility. A majority of its residents are orphans while the rest are destitute children who have been abandoned by their parents.

We have perceived the vision of this Home after our discussion with the Home’s care-taker, Mr.J.Dominic Sathiesh and as well have identified some of its functional needs as mentioned below.

Address: Home Of Hope, #12, Main Road, Periyar Nagar, Near RCM School Arch, Avadi, Chennai – 600071.
Website: homeofhope.chennai.googlepages.com
Email: hohdominic@yahoo.com , Phone: 98404-26455

3.About: The ‘Home of Hope’ was started by J.Dominic Sathiesh and his family as ‘Rose Bedeiah Foundation’ in the year 2003.

Presently, it constitutes twenty five children in its accommodation providing all of them with food, education, medical care etc. A majority of the children are aged about ten and studying in the primary school. There are just three children who are pursuing high school education.

4.Education: All the children study in the RCM School, which is at a stone’s throw from the ‘Home of Hope’ which benefits in a nil transport cost to commute to the school.

The annual academic fee for all the twenty five students put together comes to a total of Twenty six thousand rupees.

The Rose Bedeiah foundation has obtained its funding for education this year further to benevolence of a donor, who has contributed a sum of INR.26,000/-  as payment towards education fees  for the academic year [2009 -2010] which is covering the annual school fees for all the children in the home.

5.Teacher at Home:
A teacher has been deployed for spoken English who conducts classes between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm. on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s every week . The foundation expends Rs.1000 p/m as tuition fees for the teacher.
Also, they have deployed a tuition teacher, who is taking classes daily at evenings. The cost incurred on the payout for the same is Rs.500 p/m.

6.Employees:
They have employed two lady wardens and one gents’ warden to take care of the children on a shift basis.

They pay out a monthly sum of Rs.1, 500 for one of the lady wardens and Rs.1, 000 each for the other two.

They have appointed a cook and are paying a salary of Rs.2, 000p/m.

7. Provisions: The provisions are taken care of from kind contribution of the local donors.

8. You may Donate to Arrange food for the inhabitants of the Home:

As a gesture of sharing your happiness on the occasions of a celebration, you can make a contribution to arrange food for the inhabitants:

You can  directly pay this amount(for 25 students) in nearby hotel so that they will deliver food (or) you can send this amount to Dominic, he will do the necessary arrangement.
Rs 1,500 – Non veg food with sweet for lunch
Rs 800 – Veg food with sweet for lunch
Rs 500 – Breakfast

9.Education Requirement:
Currently, they don’t have any funding requirement to support education in the facility, other than  paying salary for tuition teachers.
India Sudar volunteers can contribute towards study and sports materials to children.

10.Other Requirement: Currently, the home is at a rental place. There is proposal to construct an own building at Thiruniravur, Paakam.

They need support for this construction too.

Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile:+91.98867.33607
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education

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