Sumangali Seva Ashram

Project Brief: Sumangali Seva Ashram is a nonprofit organization consistently working for rural development with an emphasis on women and children.
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston/MIT
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Srinidhi
Project Partner(s): S. G. Susheelamma
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Cholanayakanahalli,,R.T. Nagar,
KARNATAKA  560 032
Tel: 3330499
Stewarding Chapter: Boston/MIT
Dec 2003NYC/NJUSD 800
Dec 2001Boston/MITUSD 2000
Dec 2001NYC/NJUSD 4000
Dec 2000Boston/MITUSD 1090
Dec 1998Boston/MITUSD 1950

Total = $9840

This project in north Bangalore seeks to provide needy children with a healthier childhood, pre-school and other education. It provides formal and non-formal education to children, free hostels for needy women and children, awareness programmes, family counseling services and a creche for destitute children.

Pre-School and non-formal education for girls.


Asha-Boston has given $2000 for the year 1999 to support 12 orphans out of 62. These funds are used for clothing, food and other expenses. The 50 children we don't support are given gov't funding of Rs. 125 per month; and the 12 children we support are given Rs. 550 per month.
1. To empower needy women for a better socio-economic life style.
2. Empower needy children with a healthier childhood,
provide pre-school and other formal education.
3. Other community development work.
SSA is involved in a number of different projects. Sumangali Seva Ashram (SSA) is an non profit voluntary organization registered under the Societies Act in the year 1975. It has been consistently working for the betterment of the rural community and is especially focussed on women and children. Its activities started with a hostel and Creche for destitute children in a one room hut. Over the years its activities have expanded sveral-fold. Presently SSA provides Formal and Non Formal education to children, free hostels for girls and needy women, vocational training for women, awareness programmes in nearly 400 villages in Bangalore North, family conselling services, multi-purpose cooperative societies, small credit for micro enterprises, and other community development services.
Organization is registered under SRA by Govt. of Karnataka
Org. is registered under FCRA by Home Ministry, Govt. of India. Gets funding from the state govt. also.