Sowbhagya Educational Trust

Project Brief: The trust supports formal education for underprivileged children from surrounding villages. The children are supported from class 6 through polytechnic or higher education. Once they graduate, the trust helps them in finding gainful employment.
Project Type: Support a Child (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Santhosh Sundararaman
Project Partner(s): Mrs. Jayalakshmi Rajagopal
Other Contacts: Subhashree Rajagopal
Project Address: , ,,Neelankarai,
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Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Jul 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 8709
Feb 2013Silicon ValleyUSD 1555
Mar 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 2549
Mar 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 5391
Mar 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 7667
Apr 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 7260
Jan 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 7710
Apr 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 7905
Sep 2005Silicon ValleyUSD 17411
Apr 2004Silicon ValleyUSD 7707
Jun 2003Silicon ValleyUSD 7183
Jun 2002Silicon ValleyUSD 4286
Dec 2001Silicon ValleyUSD 2374

Total = $87707



Meet Vidhya from the Sowbhagya Project

Vidhya lives in Neelankarai, a suburb of Chennai along the coast. Her date of birth is March 4, 1990. Her father Shanmugam works as a coolie. Her mother's name is S.Saraswathi.

She is studying at St.Joseph's Higher Secondary School in Vettuvankeni. Her favorite subject in school is Social Science, and she loves to dance.

In her own words: The person I most admire is: Thomas Alva Edison,for his invention of light. My favorite activity is: Speech and dance. I participate in all programmes in school.




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The Sowbhagya trust supports formal education for children from Class 6 through Polytechnic or Higher Education. Once the children graduate, the trust helps them in finding gainful employment.

The trust sponsors 8 children every year, starting from Class 6 and supports the child till the child completes his/her education and finds a good job.

With Asha's support the number of children supported by the trust has steadily increased, from 23 children in 2001 to 57 children in 2003. The children come from economically disadvantaged communities engaged in fishing, daily wage labour and the local construction industry.

The funds are used for educational materials for the children, providing books, uniforms and fees. Three teachers are engaged to provide additional coaching for 2-4 hours every evening and more during exam times.

The first batches of polytechnic students are now holding jobs in various disciplines like Information Technology, Electronics, Leather Technology, Corporate Secretaryship etc. In 2003, there were 5 students pursuing college education in fields such as Information Technology and Commerce. These students are being supported through the Higher Ed component of Asha-Silicon Valley's SAC program.

Sowbhagya Educational Trust, founded in 1992, is based in Neelankarai, a coastal town off of Chennai, in Tamilnadu. The educational trust was originally formed to provide education to the children of the fisherman community of the villages in and around Nilankarai. Over the years the target population has expanded to include the daily wage laborers and construction workers in the neighboring areas.

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