Forum for Womens Rights and Development Trust (FORWORD)

Project Brief: FORWORD aims to tackle one of India's most challenging socio-economic problems - the oppression of under-privileged members of society - through an evening school designed primarily for Dalit children. The project intends to dev
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: remedial education

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: UFlorida
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Shivashankar Halan
Project Partner(s): Mathuram Shiamalababy
Other Contacts: Meera Sitharam
Project Address: , 117 Suddananda Bharathi Streeet,East Thambaram,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600 059
Tel: 91-44-2378081
Stewarding Chapter: UFlorida
Dec 2016UFloridaUSD 8143
Jun 2016UFloridaUSD 7109
Jan 2016UFloridaUSD 7057
Nov 2015BangaloreUSD 5133
Nov 2015UFloridaUSD 5892
May 2015UFloridaUSD 6696
Nov 2014UFloridaUSD 6876
Mar 2014UFloridaUSD 6552
Oct 2013UFloridaUSD 6457
Dec 2012UFloridaUSD 4000
Mar 2012UFloridaUSD 8500
Jul 2011UFloridaUSD 6000
Mar 2011UFloridaUSD 6000
Jun 2010UFloridaUSD 6000
Apr 2010UFloridaUSD 5000
Nov 2008NYC/NJUSD 4500
Oct 2008UFloridaUSD 5000
May 2008UFloridaUSD 5000
Oct 2007UFloridaUSD 5000
Jul 2007Work an HourUSD 5500
Dec 2006Work an HourUSD 2250
Oct 2006Work an HourUSD 2250
Mar 2006DCINR 175560
Oct 2005DCUSD 4625
Oct 2005UFloridaUSD 0
Dec 2004DCUSD 2000
Jul 2004DCUSD 2500
Nov 2003DCUSD 1400
Dec 2002DCUSD 1400
Dec 2001DCUSD 1400

Total = $142067.208

FORWORD aims to tackle one of India's most challenging socio-economic problems - the oppression of under-privileged members of society - through an evening school designed primarily for Dalit children. The project intends to develop 12 schools each enrolling about 30 students in the Tambaram in northern Tamil Nadu,close to Chennai. These evening schools will complement a child's daytime primary education.
Empower dalit children by providing them opportunities to bring out their talents. Address issues such as poverty, injustice, and oppression in the name of cast, gender and religion and work toward establishing a just society.
FORWORD was formed in 1991 by M.Shiamalababy and other like minded individuals who believed in social transformation. They feel that the world is ruled by powers of destruction like social injustice, inequality, social insecurity for women, political corruption. This leads to hunger, unequal distribution of resources, sickness and suffering amongst the majority while the minority enjoys the affluence. They believe that the need of the hour is a complete social transformation which can be achieved by the education of the oppressed and the marginalized-especially the younger generation. This kind of education should comprise life awareness education with quality in addition to the formal school education.
FORWORD is particularly impressive because it is using innovative methods to encourage community involvement in its efforts. FORWORD will first organize a troupe of about 20 trained children that will perform in these target villages to help build greater
Nov 2016 Approval Minutes 2016_17 Budget
Oct 2016 Project Proposal and Budget 2016-17
Sep 2016 Conference Call Minutes - Sept 2016
Jun 2016 Approval MInutes for 2nd Installment 2015-16
Jun 2016 Approval MInutes for second Installment 2015-16
Dec 2015 Project Proposal 2015-16
Dec 2015 Budget Clarifications 2015-16 Proposal
Dec 2015 2015-16 Budget Approval Minutes
Nov 2015 Budget Disaster Relief (Banglaore)
Nov 2015 R&R Proposal Nov 2015
Nov 2015 R&R Proposal Approval & Conference Call Minutes
Jun 2015 Site Visit Report - Summer 2015
Sep 2014 Approval Minutes 2014-15 Budget Sept 2014
Sep 2014 Budget 2014_15 Approval Minutes - Sept 2014
Aug 2014 Conference Call Minutes Aug 2014
May 2014 Budget Proposal for 2014-15
Jan 2014 Site Visit Report - Jan 2014
Sep 2013 Conference Call Minutes Sept 2013
Sep 2013 Approval Minutes Sept 2013
Jun 2013 FORWORD Budget for 2013-14
Jun 2013 Site Visit Report - June 2013
Sep 2012 Conference Call Minutes - Sept 2012
Sep 2012 Approval Minutes Sept 2012
Jun 2011 FORWORD - Site_Visit_Report - June_2011
May 2011 ProgressReport_May_2011
May 2011 Responses_by_project_partner_to_specific_questions
Apr 2011 Project Proposal Nov 2011-Oct 2012
Apr 2011 FORWORD WAH 2011 Nomination and Budget Approval
Feb 2011 Budget_2010-11 Approval Minutes
Jan 2011 FORWORD Revised Budget 2010-11
Dec 2010 Analysis of Budget Proposal 2011
Oct 2010 ProgressReport_Oct_2010
Oct 2010 Budget_Proposal_2011_FORWORD
Sep 2010 Site Visit Report - Sept 2010
Jun 2010 Statistics_2010
Jun 2010 Progress_Report
Mar 2010 Site_Visit_Report_2010
Mar 2010 Conference_Call_March_2010
Jan 2010 Budget_Proposal_2010
Nov 2009 Progress Report [Feb-Oct 2009]
Oct 2008 Minutes_NYCNJ
Oct 2008 Site_Visit_Synopsis
Oct 2008 Budget_approval_2008
Oct 2008 Site_visit_2008
Oct 2008 NYCNJ_Minutes_II
Oct 2008 NYCNJ_minutes_I
Jul 2008 Conference Call 20 Jul
Jul 2008 Conference Call 20 Jul
Jun 2008 Proposal and Budget 2008-09
May 2008 Progress Report 2007-2008
Oct 2007 Budget2008
Jul 2007 Site Visit 2007
Jun 2007 Progress Report 2006-07
Oct 2006 Progress Report Jun-Oct 06
Sep 2006 Confrence Call September
Jul 2006 WAH proposal
Jun 2006 Project Proposal 2006-07
Jun 2006 ForwordPics
May 2006 Progrees Report 2005-2006
Dec 2005 Progress Report Jun-Oct 06
Dec 2005 Dec 2005 Site Visit
Dec 2005 Progress Report
Apr 2005 Proposal 2005-06
Feb 2005 Meeting with Shiamala
Jan 2005 Tsunami Update and Efforts
Nov 2004 Progress Report Nov 2004
Feb 2004 Progress Report
May 2003 Progress Report 2003
Dec 2001 Picture of evening NFE Center in Thirumudivakkam, TN
Dec 2001 Asha children in Evening class, Nedunguntam district
Dec 2001 Pic of Asha children in Evening class, Nedunguntam district
Dec 2001 Picture of Children in cultural activities
Dec 2001 Picture of NFE center in Thirumudivakkam village
Dec 2001 Pic of Teacher helping in studies, Thirumudivakkam NFE
Dec 2001 picture of cildren at study, Thirumudivakkam NFE center
Dec 2001 Picture of Palanthandalam NFE center
Apr 2001 Answers 2001
Dec 2000 Proposal 2001
Dec 1999 Proposal 2000
Dec 1999 Initial Assesment