Pasumai Trust - Build

Project Brief: Non-formal education centers for children of migrant brick kiln workers.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of migrant workers (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Houston
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Nirupama Gopalaswami
Project Partner(s): K Murthy
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 1A,Kalaigner Karunanidhi Street,,Melnallathur and Post, Thiruvallur District, ,Thiruvallur,
TAMIL NADU  602002
Tel: 91 9443340137
Stewarding Chapter: Houston

Asha Stars, if any:

Bhavna Agnihotri

Vijay Dakshin

Aug 2017HoustonUSD 5182
Apr 2012HoustonUSD 3760
Dec 2011HoustonUSD 1431
Jul 2011HoustonUSD 4000
Dec 2010Work an HourUSD 4000
Aug 2010Work an HourUSD 5000
Dec 2009Work an HourUSD 5000
Jul 2009BirminghamUSD 1000
Jun 2009NYC/NJUSD 3000
Apr 2008HoustonUSD 1600
Nov 2007PortlandUSD 1000
May 2007HoustonUSD 2500
Jan 2007HoustonUSD 2500
Mar 2006HoustonUSD 2000
Oct 2005HoustonUSD 1002
Jul 2005HoustonUSD 600
May 2005HoustonUSD 2500
Mar 2005HoustonUSD 1200
Dec 2004HoustonUSD 3600
Jul 2003HoustonUSD 6300
Dec 2002HoustonUSD 3000

Total = $60175

There is a growing awareness about child labor in India. However, this awareness focuses only on certain sectors such as the firecracker, match, and beedi industries. One of the most neglected sectors is brick industries. More than 80,000 children are working in brick industries near Chennai city alone. These children face a more difficult situation than child laborers in other industries because they are the children of migrant workers.
The Pasumai Trust was involved educating the child labor in brick industries from 1997 onwards. Project Build was initiated in July 2002 to support the activities of the Pasumai Trust. The objective of these centers is to provide basic literacy and numeric skills and motivate the children to continue their formal education.

Around 300 children attend 6 education centers (named Sunflower, Lotus, Rose, Hibiscus, Mullai, Lily) that are functional in and around Thiruvallur. These centers serve children from 7 different brick kilns.
To create educational opportunities for the children working in brick industries.
To motivate children to enroll and continue their formal education.
To provide nutritious supplementary food for children.
To carry on advocacy and campaigning activities to change the education policies of the government to accommodate the needs of migrant labor children.
To organize the parents (Workers in brick industries) of the children working in brick kilns.
To create awareness about child labor in brick industries.
Pasumai Trust is an NGO working in Thiruvallur district for the rights of the brick kiln workers and their children. Asha-Honor team (chennai) in Partnership with Pasumai Trust is implementing Project Build towards the education of the Brick Kiln workers children.
May 2017 Site visit report
May 2017 Site visit report photos
Apr 2017 Proposal 2017
Apr 2017 Proposal 2017 additional note
Jun 2012 Site Visit June 2012
Mar 2012 Budget-2012
Nov 2011 Fund Utilization June-Sept 2011
Jul 2011 Site-Visit_June2011
Jul 2011 Students-teacherslist.pdf
May 2011 Progress-Report
Apr 2011 Budget 2011-2012
Feb 2011 Project Photos
Jul 2010 Site Visit 2010
Jul 2010 Site Visit July 2010
Jun 2009 Site Visit Jan '09
Jun 2009 Response to Proposal Queries
Apr 2009 2009 Proposal
Apr 2009 Site Visit Jan 09
Nov 2007 Site Visit Report
Sep 2007 Build_proposal 2007-08
Jun 2007 Activities plan for next six months
Jun 2007 Work report for the month of May
Jun 2007 Case history of FCRA approval
Jun 2007 Uniforms distribution photos and Report
May 2007 Work report for the month of April
Apr 2007 Work report for the month of March
Mar 2007 Build Financial summary
Mar 2007 Build Financial summary
Feb 2007 Project Build February Month Report
Jan 2007 Re-worked Build Proposal 2006-2007
Jan 2007 Project Build January Month Report
Dec 2006 Project Build December Month Report
Nov 2006 Project Build October month report
Nov 2006 Project Build November Month Report
Oct 2006 September month report
Sep 2006 August month report
Sep 2006 Proposal for Sept 2006 - Aug 2007
Aug 2006 Report for the month of July
Jul 2006 Site Vist By Netika Photos and Videos
Jul 2006 Report for the month of June
Jun 2006 Project Build May month Report
May 2006 April Month Report
Apr 2006 Build March month report
Mar 2006 Monthly report for Jan and Feb month 2006 with photographs
Mar 2006 March month students activities photos
Mar 2006 Project Build March month Photos
Feb 2006 Followup vist to Project Build photos
Jan 2006 Report Jun-Dec 2005
Jan 2006 Expense Report 2004-2005
Sep 2005 Proposal for Sept 2005-_Aug_2006
Jun 2005 Site Visit - Apr 2005 - Kusum
May 2005 Photos - Jeba
Apr 2005 Updated report from Pasumai Trust
Feb 2005 Pasumai Trust Report 2004-2005
Jan 2005 Site Visit - Jan 2005 - DP
Oct 2004 Site Photos
Aug 2004 Budget Sept 2004 - Aug 2005
Aug 2004 Expense Report 2003-2004