Udavum Karangal

Project Brief: The team led by Mr. Vidyakar has been giving selfless service to abandoned orphans for over 15 years. Asha's support goes towards the educational expenses of the children including fees, books, and uniforms.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: orphans

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - sustainable
Project Steward: Vidyanand Rajpathak
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Udavum Karangal, India,460, N.S.K. Nagar,,
TAMIL NADU  600106
Tel: 621-6521/621-6321
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle

Asha Stars, if any:

DP Prakash

Apr 2005SeattleUSD 7080
Nov 2004SeattleUSD 7080
Mar 2004SeattleUSD 7080
Mar 2004SeattleUSD 238
May 2003SeattleUSD 6210
Dec 2003SeattleUSD 11310
Dec 2002Los AngelesUSD 1785
Dec 2002SeattleUSD 10440
Dec 2001SeattleUSD 15540
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 15000
Dec 2000SeattleUSD 18000
Dec 1999Los AngelesUSD 2300
Dec 1999SeattleUSD 217
Dec 1998ChicagoUSD 251
Dec 1998Los AngelesUSD 7100
Dec 1998SeattleUSD 233
Dec 1997Los AngelesUSD 3000
Dec 1996Los AngelesUSD 1500
Dec 1995Los AngelesUSD 1500
Dec 1995MadisonUSD 350
Dec 1994Los AngelesUSD 3000
Dec 1993Los AngelesUSD 3000

Total = $122214

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Asha Seattle is no longer accepting funds for Udavum Karangal or Udavum Karangal's Support-A-Child (SAC) project. Please contact Udavum Karangal's US office directly: http://www.udavumkarangal.org/contact.htm
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The team led by Mr. Vidyakar has been giving selfless service to abandoned orphans for over 15 years. Asha's support goes towards the educational expenses of the children including fees, books, and uniforms.
Udavum Karangal has been rescuing wandering mentally sick persons from the street those who have no other facilities available. There are nearly 600 patients who are under treatment, care and rehabilitation. During this process they have also picked up number of mentally retarded children who belong to the following categories:-

1) Those who are below 12 years who are mentally subnormal.
2) Those who are abandoned and disowned by the family.
3) Those who gets lost by the families.
4) Those mentally retarded children who are parentless or orphan back ground.
5) Spastic and Down syndrome children who are disowned by the family due to poverty and inability to care.

In the above mentioned categories there are already 100 children below 10 years who are under our care, they are being provided with treatment and care without any special education and training program. This project intends to provide special education and training program for these children.
Udavum Karangal's beginnings trace back to 1983, when Mr.Vidyakar began his work in a voluntary counseling and guidance centre,as a professional social worker, in the slums of N.S.K. Nagar, Chennai. Udavum Karangal happened when a puny, dehydrated baby boy was brought by a rickshaw puller, who had discovered it, abandoned in a cinema hall, after a night show to Mr. Vidyakar. This was the beginning. After 16 years, the institution now houses and cares for 1530 residents.
Also known as Helping Hands