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Jun 22, 2017

Thank you for your care and support.

In this report, I would like to share with you the activities that have gone through this year and your support to continue the programme.

The floods of November 2015 have brought life-changing disaster to Chennai tossing up the routine activities of its residents. As a result many have suffered immeasurable destruction, loss, damage and despair. We initiated our immediate action were to the victims of the flood in Chennai, our relief activities were carried out in Teynampet, Chennai, taking care of victim’s dire needs.

In an effort to streamline the relief assistance process,  we teamed up to implement the delivery of immediate relief work like provision of Dress (food and water packets, mats, mosquito nets and bed sheets, Toiletries (Bathing soap, washing soap, towel, tooth brush and paste, hair oil, powder, combs, sanitary pads), Provisions (Rice, cooking oil, sugar, dhal), Utensil kit (cooking pots, frying pan, ladles, tumblers, plates), carbon emission free, smokeless stoves to the flood victims residing in the areas of Teynampet, Chennai.

True stories:

One of the beneficiary , she is a mother of four children. 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.”

In continuation to our project activities in Chennai

Educational materials to schools  & Children

Student chairs, staff chairs, mats, file cabinet, games materials were procured and distributed to four schools; Appadurai Corporation Primary School, Panagal Park Corporation Primary School, Vanniyar Corporation Primary School and  Dr.Giriyappa Corporation Primary School.

The most deserving students of these schools as well as children at the household levels from Teynampet area were provided with shoes, socks, uniform, stationery and ID cards.  

Aids to people who are living with disabilities

Crutches, elbow crutches, hearing aids, cot were provided to people living with disabilities

104 houses were renovated

104 families were provided with necessary materials based on the beneficiary’s need. For the construction of roofing tarpaulin sheets were provided with the needed construction materials. The provision of these most basic items had allowed those affected to have an assured shelter for themselves and take care of their family members under proper safe roofing.  

Community awareness and disaster preparedness programme 

2250 community members were oriented on preparedness for disaster management

Five Adult Disaster Response Clubs are formed with 150 lead volunteers from the community.

1320 school children were oriented on preparedness for disaster management

11 Children Disaster Response Club were formed with 165 members (students, teachers, parents/teachers association)

We are continuing our work with schools, and communities by visiting them and how the training has improved the way of life of the school children and the communities.  One comment we hear these days is that “Please continue the good work that you had done for us”, there are more waiting for such preparedness training programs.

Thank you for being a part of our efforts, thank you once again for your continued support to these people . It means the world to us!   We look forward to a continued relationship, Thank you once again.

Jun 14, 2017

Together we can provide them hope!

We would like to convey  our heartfelt and sincere thanks to you for your thoughtfulness, to support our project Vardha and the continued activities that was associated with it.  We are truly touched by your generosity, your spirit, and willingness to get out of your way to help us.Thank you again for being so thoughtful.

Though the project was generously supported at its initial stage, the past year has not guaranteed much help towards the sustaining of this project. However we are still reliant on your generosity.  Thank you! You have made a real difference in the lives of the people  we serve.  

We are also continuing to seek funds from various sources (viz) CSR and other sources,  as there is desperate demand for disaster preparedness training among school children and communities.    

We are continuing our work with schools, and communities by visiting them and how the training has improved the way of life of the school children and the communities.  One comment we hear these days is that “Please continue the good work that you had done for us”, there are more waiting for such preparedness training programs.

Thank you for being a part of our efforts, thank you once again for your continued support to these people . It means the world to us!   We look forward to a continued relationship,  Thank you once again.

Apr 4, 2017

Thank you again to all our donors!

Youth are unaware of the opportunities in the field of vocational skill and fail to realize that without a proper educational grade they'll be more likely to head down a path that leads to lower-paying jobs, poorer health, and the possible continuation of a cycle of poverty that creates immense challenges for their families and communities.

The passport to success is vocational skill and technical training expertise. Vocational training programs in rural areas appear most successful in terms of enhancing employability and contributing to the human development.

SPPD has helped poor and less educated youth to become skilled in the field of hospitality, of which 92% of this number are placed in a job with a decent livelihood. A highly effective means of motivating young students into the field of skill development is offering free meals, travelling allowance and the required educational materials. This has resulted in the following changes.

Increase in enrolment from 14% students in the year 2012-13 to 85% in 2016-17 in the field of skill training.  Free lunch for five days a week keeps the students more energetic and balances their nutritional diet. Educational material and travelling cost is kept light for the   students, which as a net result marks the attendance level on a high scale.  92% of students are successfully placed resulting in reduction of poverty, enhanced productivity and promoted environmentally sustainable development.

On-the-job trainings helps the students to gain practical knowledge and the stipend received helps the student to meet a part of his educational needs as well as financially supplement his family.

K.Ramamoorthy from a small hamlet in Musiri, Tamil Nadu – pursuing culinary skill,  has an elder brother and sister.  Father and mother has been working as daily wage construction labours.  The elder brother is employed as a police and sister is married and has moved away to her husband’s native town. 

Ramamoorthy was longing for higher education, but discontinued his schooling in 9th standard as the condition of the family was such, and was forced to take up a job as a painter for financial support of the family.  He was paid Rs.150/- per day and he will be having work for 15 days a month. Days passed by as he was in his painting job, he happened to meet one of his sister’s class mate and heard about the skill training provided for less educated and dropout students by offering free meals, travelling allowance and the required educational materials made him to think of skill training , made him to join the course. He also hoped that this will not be a burden to the family.

During his initial period of the training he had difficulties in writing and reading. With continuous training and of more practical learning he gained confidence. During the training course period he was placed in Hotel Nalla , Namakkal with stipend of Rs.4,000/- per month. Where he gained handful experience in the real industry. The stipend earned in his training period has supported his family economically. 

He appeared for his final exams in June 2016 and successfully passed out. He is now working at the same hotel handling south Indian cuisine and earning Rs.7,500/- per month.

 
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