Sowbhagya Educational Trust - Sowbhagya Higher Education Project

Project Brief: The Sowbhagya Higher Ed program supports students from the Sowbhagya Trust who have progressed to higher education such as college or a diploma program
Project Type: Formal Schools (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: , 234 Kapaleeswarar Nagar,,Neelankarai,
TAMIL NADU  600041
Tel: 24490842
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Aug 2011Silicon ValleyUSD 6040
Mar 2010Silicon ValleyUSD 7407
Apr 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 5444
Apr 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 10380
Jan 2007Silicon ValleyUSD 8275
Apr 2006Silicon ValleyUSD 11850

Total = $49396



Meet Sujatha from the Higher Education Project

Sujatha is in her Ist year of Computer Science at the Thangavelu Engineering College in Karapakkam. Her father works as a coolie. She is the first female student supported by Asha-Silicon Valley's Support-A-Child program to attend engineering school. Sujatha has this to say about her college experience:

"In the beginning, I had a feeling of fear. But now I am happy because the college is very nice. I am the only Tamil Medium student in my class. I feel my subjects are tough. So I had to work hard to get good marks in all my subjects"




The Sowbhagya Higher Ed program supports students from the Sowbhagya Trust who have progressed to higher education such as college or a diploma program. This initiative was introduced in 2003 by Asha-Silicon Valley's Support-A-Child program.In 2003, there were 5 students pursuing college education in fields such as Information Technology and Commerce. In 2004, 7 more students have gained admission into college or diploma programs.

The Higher Ed program is a collaboration between Asha-Silicon Valley and Asha-Chennai. Asha-SV provides funding and works with Asha-Chennai to monitor the student's progress; while Asha-Chennai administers funding and provides ongoing counseling to the students.