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

Chennai/New Life/Project Review Visit Report

Dear Friends,

1. I had visited the ‘New Life Home’ on the 25th April-09 and discussed with Mrs. G.Lalitha, the Founder and Mr. A.A.Swamy, the President regarding the progress of students’ education.

Also, we opened up thoughts to other areas on the new beginnings detailed below.

2. Home Address:

The New Life Charitable Trust, No.136, Eariyoor Village, (Near Vallakottai Murugan Koil)Mathur Post, Sriperumbuthur Taluk, Kancheepuram District – 602 105.

3. About:

‘New Life Home’ takes care of about 60 students and 60 old people. Four years back, during my visit here, the home just had one building and two rooms and a hut. Now, I note a remarkable expansion of the infrastructure with well constructed buildings which has been possible only by the kind contribution of all its donors.

There are two buildings constructed separately: one for the children and the other for the aged people.

Thanks to all its donors and also my appreciation to Mrs.G.Lalitha, for her sincere effort to have brought about such a far-fetched progress!

4. India Sudar Project at New Life:

For the past four years now, India Sudar has been contributing towards quality education for the students of the home.

A computer training center has been set up within the campus of the home by IS with the interest to promote computer education for the children there.

5. Project Review:

Currently, we have deployed 2 teachers to support to all students.

I spent valuable time sitting with the students of 10th, 11th and 12th Std. explaining about the various options available for their career prospect after schooling. They came out with curious questions which were catered to for their better understanding. This will definitely help the students towards setting a goal and be directive of to progress towards it.

Such counselling sessions need to be conducted from time to time.

6. Education Requirement:

6.1. We will renew our two teachers for next academic year (2009-10) also.

6.2. We shall provide ‘India Sudar’ Career Path Chart/Material/training.

6.3. We have proposal to organize a cultural program in this home.

7. Attached  photos.

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

IS KA TEAM – GERIZIM REHABILITATION TRUST VISIT IN BANGALORE

Visit Photos are available in the below link
http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/Gerizim_Rehabilitations_Trust_Bangalore

Dear All,

Ravi, Uday and Shiva are visited GERIZIM REHABILITATION TRUST on 9th July 2008 and today (13th July 2008). GERIZIM is registered under Charitable Trust Act No.321/90-91 dated 23.08.90 and they are running home for orphans and mentally challenged children (www.gerizimhome.org). Thanks to Mrs.Vasundra, who brought this home to our notice.

Gerizum and Mr. Yesudian
Mr. Yesudian is the chairman of this trust and there are 7 trustees
We met Mr.Yesudian and his wife, listened their inspiring story.
They had started this trust with 40 children and running at their own home along with their children, they used to manage expenses of 42 children with their salary.
With the help of his Japanese friends, he got great support from Japanese ambassador after seeing their dedicated service.

One of the well wisher and philanthropist Mr.Ramachandra Reddy donated 2 acre land to expand their service to more kids. Now they have home for more than 200 children in 3 different places in Bangalore.
Details of Children

There are more than 200 children from all 3 homes.
In Ejipura home – there are 70 students including special children (challenged)

In Doddakannelli village home,
Girls – 47(NOrmal)+ 16(Metally retarded),
Boys –  42(Normal) +25(Mentally retarded)
These normal children are sent to near by Govt schools and few studious children go to nearby Carmel matriculation school(depending on fund availability). The age group of children are 1.5 yrs to 18 yrs.
Most of the children from Andra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

30 special children are staying in ejipura home, while the children above 18 yrs are in Doddakanneli home.

 
How do they come here

70% of the children are actually sent by Karnataka Child welfare committee. Most of the children are orphans or have single parent.
 
They get children through some social workers also
 

Vocational training centre

At doddakennali there is also vocational training centre for mentally challenged. They do products like chalks, paper covers for medical stores etc ..

 Special children teaching:

At both the homes there are special teachers who educate the smaller kids & the elder ones. The children are divided into 5 groups & given “Special Olympics ”


Blind Students
There are totally 5 blind children and 1 is doing Music Course and she is practicing veena excellently.

Requirements and ways to help them:
 The normal school going children need notebooks. We got the complete student’s list and their notebook requirements from Mr. Yesudian. We can support this at present.
Dividers in Special children training classes. Currently there is no divider. SO the children are getting distracted during the class.
They are managing their food expenses somehow. It was good to know that even small shop at MADIWALA Vegitable market donate small amount of vegetables every week. But they are stuggling to manage their monthly food expenses.
They need around Rs.2 lakhs per month to pay for all 65 staff members, but they are able to manage only Rs.70,000 per month. So they are not able to control the attrition rate. They need more sponsors to pay their staff salary.
They do collect old newspapers for paper bag making – they make money out of it. You can donate your old news papers to them.
We can arrange exhibition at our office premises to sell their products

ACTION ON IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENTS
Gerizim had asked us, if we can support them with notebooks and stationaries for this academic year. It has been delayed and they are not able to get anyone to donate this until now. The requirement details are attached in this mail.
India Sudar is looking forward to help them during this weekend.
 
Address and contact details:

Girizim children home for special children, Ejipura
24th Cross, Ejipura,Viveknagar P. O,Bangalore 560 047,India – Phone : 25712015

Girizim Boy’s home, Dodakennali, Girizim Girl’s home, Dodakennali
Behind Janatha Colony, Doddakannelli Village,
Carmalaram P.O. Sarjapura Road, Bangalore – 560 035.
Phone : 28441330, 22734186
Regards
K.Ravi, India Sudar KA Team.

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