Every year Asha distributes stationery materials for schools and students. This includes things like charts, plain papers and mats for school as well as notebooks, pens, geometry boxes etc. for the students. This was distributed to students in our schools in Sangamam, Thulasi, Poorna Vidhya and Cauvery projects.
Stationery Distributions – Aug-Sept 2023
(by Rajaraman Krishnan – Volunteer Asha Chennai)
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Asha usually augments the materials provided by the government at all the schools that we support. This includes materials for individual students like notebooks and geometry boxes as well as materials that we provide for schools like A4 paper, Chart paper, sketch pens etc.
Here is the list of items that we provided at Sangamam and Poorna Vidhya projects.
|Chalk, Color pencils, Sketch, Crayons|
|White Paper (Ream)|
|Unruled long size note|
|Long size scale|
|Eraser, Sharpener, Pencil, Scale (Small)|
|Two lines, four lines|
Similar items were provided to the schools at Thulasi and Cauvery as well. Pearl project will be doing the purchase and distribution in October at the start of Term II.
Purchase and Distribution at Project Sangamam
We placed the order for Sangamam schools with two vendors. A new vendor covered about ¼ths of the order for the schools in Ellapuram block. Our usual vendor covered ¾ths of the schools in Poondi and the rest of the blocks. The Poondi and other blocks order was delivered on August 30th and the Ellapuram block order September 2nd. Over the next couple of weeks, these were delivered to all the schools. The computer teachers at these schools checked the numbers and then distributed it to the children at all these schools. The distribution is complete.
I also participated in the distribution of the materials at Boochiathipedu and Ayalacheri on the 8th of Sept.
Purchase and Distribution at Poorna Vidhya
Purchases for Poorna Vidhya schools were also handled along with that for Sangamam. These were delivered to our Mylapore office and from there it was distributed to the schools starting on 13th September. Stewards for the project participated in the distributions on the first couple of days.
The distribution continued and it was completed on 15 September, 2023.
Purchase and Distribution at Thulasi
At Thulasi the materials were ordered directly with a vendor from Thiruvannamalai. The materials were delivered to our office on 28th August. When I visited there on 30th Aug for the inauguration of the toilet at Gengavaram, the stationery material distributions were also started. I also participated in the distribution at PUMS Melachery.
The distribution continued and is expected to complete shortly.
Purchase and Distribution at Cauvery
Here again the materials were purchased from a local vendor from Mannargudi. The materials were distributed from 12 September to 14 September, 2023. The steward for the project Ms. Komalavalli also participated in the distributions.