Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

SPPD recognizes the need to support and encourage the sustainable development of education for the children and adolescents, empowerment of women and the environment for self-sustaining entities.
Mar 10, 2016

Your continued support is appreciated by us!

Dear Donors,

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. 

Mar 1, 2016

Your support makes the following possible!

Dear Friends,

Thanks to so many of you who have helped us in achieving our mission - supporting poor, less educated youth with vocational skill training. The commencement of vocational skill training programmes have transformed and empowered the youth to become productive workers. 

True story

One of our students, aged 19, has become a skilled trainee out of a strong conviction to support his family. Having lost his father at the age of 14, the family had demanded his early employment as a construction labourer (part time) along with his mother who is again an unhealthy person, in a nearby village. With the few wages they earned, he had to meet out the educational needs of his siblings Dinakaran-Grade XI and Harini-Grade VII together with other family requirements.

After graduating high school, he set his mind on continuing the construction work which he assumed would just suffice his family needs. However with an unconvincing mindset he approached our Evening study center tutor seeking his advice, who on the contrary diverted his interest towards pursuing a skill, and the opportunities that are available just at his reach.

The caption, “Earn while you study” had drawn his interest and this urged him in pursuing the Hotel Management and Catering Technology (HMCT) course followed by training programmes at various hotels which earned him a decent stipend of Rs.5,500/- per month.  As for the training, he says he has been surprised by how skill training could change his entire career – from a daily wage labourer to a dignified position. “The stipend has helped me to cover a part of educational needs as well as to supplement my family needs.”  He seeks to be a good role model for friends and family and within his community. 

 “I am thankful to the people supporting this programme, and the opportunity it has given me for training. In a couple of months, I will be a certified trainee, with which I can seek my career in prestigious hotels. Wherever I am in life I will remember the education I have obtained from this training here – I will hold onto it.”

We are grateful to all our donors who have accompanied us in this journey by contributing their hard-earned money in supporting these youth to acquire skills. 

Feb 5, 2016

Your support makes the following possible!

With the support of GlobalGiving, we have taken the initiative to help the flood victims of Chennai with provision of relief items. In these items were kitchen utensil kit which comprised of cooking pot, frying pans, ladles, tumblers and plates.

Our first effort towards this relief programme was to conduct a face-to-face survey with the residents of the focused area - Giriyappa Road, slum of Teynampet, Chennai. Our team of members was at the project site a week ahead collecting complete details from each family. The survey recorded details from 280 to 300 families. Following are the findings of the survey conducted.

  • The residents told the team members that so far they have received bed sheets, food provisions, mats, etc. which was helpful to them and thanked every good person who offered their services.
  • All their belongings were either washed out in the flood or even their attempt in collecting the remains after the disaster was futile. The utensils were soaked with dust, created very bad odour and were completely useless. Though provisions were distributed, they hadn’t the proper utensils to make use of them.

Our next focus was to seek permission from the nearby school and police station to help in distributing the kit without any commotion. The venue was fixed at Sathiyamoorthy High School, Teynampet and timings between 01.30 to 03.00 p.m. The list of beneficiaries was tracked down with the help of the survey papers. 300 families were selected and prior information on the relief activity was intimated to the recipients.The recipients were on time at the said venue and the programme took place at ease without any strife.

In this time of need, we shall help them as much as we can. Let us stand united to help them return to normal life.

Quotes from participants

1. A mother of four children. Theirs’ is a big family with 4 children and 6 adults. In her own words… “We lost all our things in the flood and are totally depended on the relief items that are provided by donors. We are thankful for providing us this utensil kit which is absolutely helpful to us.”

2. One of the participants, is a widow and has no children. In her own words… “I lost all the few things I owned in this flood. We were provided with benefits from different sources, But I was unable to avail any of these benefits as I’m working and I was unaware of the timings of distribution. However I express the effort taken in giving prior intimation to the beneficiaries of the date, venue and timing the distribution will take place. That is why today I’m able to receive this donation provided by them.”

3. “The flood had created a great damage to the few properties we owned. However we were provided with benefits and thanks to the effort taken. We have received mats, bed sheets, provisions, etc. but we hadn’t any utensils to make use of the grocery given. I express my thanks for providing us with this utensil kit which will be helpful for our cooking purpose.”

Thank you for stepping forward to help those in need!

 
   

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