Materials purchased over the summer were distributed to the schools in Project Sangamam. These included library books, English language teaching kit and other things like laptops and projector.
On Apr 25th – May 14th: Kitchen Sheds were constructed at Nemiliagaram and Kottaikulam, 2 schools supported by Gloivs Sangamam. This will help the schools cook their food hygienically and without problems even during rains.
On Apr 5th –May 5th : The toilet repair works undertaken by Asha Chennai in Thiruvallur School with Hyundai Glovis support in 2017-18 finally came to an end with the distribution of buckets and mugs to all schools and completion of the work at Kuppathupalayam.
On April 2018 : Chappals were distributed to children from 6 schools in Poondi Block of Thiruvallur Dist. We also distributed mats to these school and a projector and screen to the middle school at Anandheri.
On April 28th 2018: Asha Chennai conducted the second edition of Asha Impressions on April 28th 2018. Presentation competition for 4th and 5th std children and Scratch programming competition for 7th and 8th std children were held at Kuppammal Chathiram school in Poondi Block of Thiruvallur Dist. This was sponsored by Hyundai Glovis.
On May 1st – 31st : Hyundai Glovis is sponsoring the construction of a new library building for the use of the tribal village of Annanagar. This construction work started in May.
On Mar 25th– 29th: Asha Chennai conducted RightStart – 2018 successfully from May 25th to 29th.
Toilets at PUPS Anandheri, PUPS Ammambakkam and PUPS Kuppathupalayam were repaired between Dec 2017 and March 2018 as part of Project Sugadharam.
On 9th March : Book shelves and books were donated to Project Sangamam schools.
On Mar 17th and 24th : Children from all the Glovis Sangamam schools were taken on an excursion.
Annual Day functions were celebrated at all 4 Pearl schools.
On Mar 9 – 28: The toilets at PUMS Nagalapuram are repaired.
on Mar 21 – 30 : Bhoomi Pooja was conducted for new Library building at Annanagar.
On Feb/Mar 2018 : Annual Day functions were conducted in 7 schools at Project Sangamam in Feb/Mar.
Gershon Gurin Podlish an American peace corp veteran helps fund Asha library at Seeyapoondi.
On 24th March : Adyar Talk ran an article on Mrs. Kasturi Eswaran and project Poorna Vidhya.
Written assessments were conducted at all the supported schools in Feb/March 2018.
Chennai hosted volunteers from all Asha India chapters for the Asha India Conference 2018.
On Dec 19, 2017–Jan 13, 2018 : Materials were distributed to students at all the 15 supported schools of Project Sangamam. These included Chappals, Umbrellas, Sports uniform and health kit.
On 24th Dec 2017 : Asha Chennai with support from the chapters at Frankfurt and Pittsburg have been constructing a new toilet complex at Koppampatti in Thoothukudi Dist of Tamilnadu. This was completed and was finally inaugurated on the Christmas Eve (24th Dec 2017).
Oct/Nov 2017 : Toilets at PUPS Kannigaiper, PUPS Katchur and PUPS Annanagar were repaired in Oct/Nov 2017 as part of Project Sugadharam.
On 8th Nov – 7th Dec 2017: Oral Assessments based on Pratham’s ASER survey were conducted at all the Asha Chennai supported government schools – over 70 of them spread across 5 districts.
On Nov 17th : Science exhibitions were held at Cluster level at all clusters in the Poondi block of Thiruvallur Dist on 17th Nov. All our supported schools also participated in these and several of them won prizes.
On Dec 26th and 27th : Teachers from all Asha Chennai supported projects attended training sessions over 2 days in Chennai. Maths training was held by training from Ramanujan museum and English training by local volunteers.
Aug/Sept 2017: Toilets at PUPS Gandhigram, PUPS Nemiliagaram and PUPS Yelappanaidu Pettai were repaired and made useable by Asha in Sept 2017 as part of Project Sugadharam.
Aug/Sep 2017:Project Sugadharam was extended to cover the construction and repair of toilets in three more schools we support at Koppampatti, Nagalapuram and Kaatu Sithaamboor. This will be funded by the Asha sister chapters at Pittsburg and Frankfurt. Construction of a new toilet at Koppampatti was started with the initial Bhumi Pooja and laying of the foundation.
Aug/Sep 2017: We undertake the repainting of black board annually for all our schools. We did that at all the 15 Project Sangamam schools in August/September of 2017.
On Oct 9th to Oct 13th : Eye Camp was conducted by Hyundai Glovis in partnership with Shankara Eye Hospital from Oct 9th to Oct 13th for children at all the 12 schools we support in Poondi Block of Thiruvallur District.
On Oct 9th to Oct 13th : Hyundai Glovis has setup a kitchen garden to improve the children’s nutrition at the PUPS Gandhigram school. Health kits were also distributed to the children.
30th sept to 2nd Oct 2017: Teacher training was conducted at Olcott Memorial school for teachers from all our projects over 3 days from Sept 30th to Oct 2nd.