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.
Education and Sports materials were purchased for all the Project Sangamam schools. These were distributed to the 12 Poondi block schools supported by Hyundai Glovis on the 26th and 27th of July along with staff from Glovis. These were distributed to the 3 Ellapuram block Project Sangamam schools on August 1st. These included stationery materials, sports materials, Maths kits, mats, …
Hyundai Glovis sponsored sports uniforms for children at their 8 supported schools. These were distributed to the children in the 8 schools on June 22nd and 23rd. We also distributed these dresses to the children at Kannigaiper on July 1st.
Hyundai Glovis has been supporting 8 schools in Project Sangamam since 2014-15. On 15th June 2017 MOU was signed to continue the project in 2017-18. Hyundai Glovis has decided to support all 12 schools that we support in the Poondi block of Thiruvallur District. The MOU was signed by Mr. Joo Min, the managing director of Hyundai Glovis and Rajaraman …
Asha’s annual teacher training programme, RightStart was held from May 24th to 28th. This included training in English and Maths. All teachers from Asha suppoted projects and some teachers from other partner organisations attended this 5 day event at IIT Madras.
As part of Project Sugadharam, a toilet complex was built for girls at the PUP School Thandalam. This was inaugurated by Hyundai Glovis’ MD, Joo Min on 5th April 2017.
Hyundai Steel approached Asha Chennai to work with the schools near their facility at Sengadu. Asha Chennai studied the area and submitted a proposal. This was approved and Hyundai Steel has decided to fund the project. This will be administered as part of Project Sangamam-Thiruvallur.
All the 4th and 5th standard children from the 11 schools in the Poondi block supported by Project Sangamam were taken for an excursion to Dakshina Chitra and Mahabalipuram in two batched on the 18th of March and 1st April. This was sponsored by Hyundai Glovis.
Asha India conference was held at Tamulpur, Assam on March 25th and 26th. Rajaram from Asha Chennai attended the conference.
Written assessments in English and Maths were conducted at all the Asha Chennai supported schools from Feb 14th to March 10th. It was conducted in 55 schools covering over 3300 children. The papers have been graded and reports generated for all the schools (and dynamically viewable from our server). Click here to see all the photos in our Assessment photo …
Asha’s Support-A-Child(SAC) project provides scholarship to 130-140 students every year, covering students from class 1 to degree courses (B.A, B.Sc, B.B.A, B.C.A, etc). During our interaction at the time of disbursements, we often came across students and their parents expressing their inability to choose a course or a college and wanted some guidance. Most of the students are not aware …