Your support through Global Giving has helped us to get closer to the flood victims of Chennai.
The funds received so far was utilized to meet out the immediate needs of the community affected by the floods. Towards the long term impact of the project, a detailed survey was conducted among the targeted beneficiaries women-headed families who are widows, destitute, aged, women with disabilities, women whose husbands have drinking problems and children of these women.
The survey outlined questions about their personal information, income levels, health, details on damaged structures, requirements, etc. This primary face-to-face survey conducted prior to the project initiation will help us to narrow down the number of most deserving beneficiaries to be supported under the project as well as to have accurate screening of the target population.
Our next step will be organizing of awareness camps to the women community followed by the other activities like renovation of damaged structures and issue of educational materials to school children.
We are all very excited about the progress of the vocational skill training project and this is completely possible only through the ongoing support from you.
From the continuation of our previous report, our students have been actively participating in the training programmes scheduled to them at various hotels / hospitals. All the students have completed their training successfully and are now back to the college for their regular classes. Our students are reviewing what they have covered during the year and preparing for their fast approaching exams in April 2016.
We are also very glad to mention that our students had attended the campus interview held by Mamalla Resorts, Mahabalipuram, Chennai on 4th April 2016 at our campus. Ten students were selected of which 5 students who have completed their II year course are appointed as staff while the other 5 Ist year students are appointed as trainees in their prestigious hotel. We wish these 10 ten students all the best for their career development.
Your precious donations contributed so far have greatly helped our youth to secure the much needed entrepreneurial skills.
Once again we extend our sincere thanks to all our friends who have donated towards this project.
Mekala’s father is a driver while her mother Shanthi is a housewife and an active member of the Self Help Group (SHG). She has two brothers, Vasanth who is also a driver and Nisanth pursing B.Com 2nd year.
Mekala’s mother who is a member of women SHG was informed about the vocational training courses. Through the guidance of her mother she joined the Paramedical Course.
Her regular course content covered Nursing, Anatomy & Physiology, Community Health Nursing followed by practical classes. Besides the regular classes special coaching was given on communication skills, English and Computer coaching too.
Her training programmes were at TR Hospital, Trichy. The trainings had supported her with a decent stipend, which she uses to clear a part of her educational expenses as well to financially supplement her family.
Just want to say thank you for all the support you have given to this project. Funding for this project has not been met yet but with your continual support, hope and education to children will never cease from our end.
All the children outlined under the project frame are fine and happy. They are now in the tune of preparing for their soon approaching annual exams. From our end, regular monitoring is held every fortnight to study the normal activities of the children. We also provide them our motivation to continue their schooling and also orient them on the importance of education.
Again we want to say thanks for all the love and support you have showered us with.