Asha Trust - Asha Chennai Scholarships

Project Brief: While many of the projects of Asha-Chennai focus on helping schools that educate under-privileged children, we felt there is also a need to help under-privileged children who attend other schools spread all over the city.
Project Type: Support a Child (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Chennai
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Geetha Iyengar
Project Partner(s): Vijaya Sundaram
Other Contacts:
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Stewarding Chapter: Chennai
Oct 2016ChennaiUSD 30373
May 2016ChennaiINR 349022
Oct 2015ChennaiUSD 15594
May 2015ChennaiUSD 25474
May 2015ChennaiINR 221189
Feb 2014ChennaiUSD 10986
Nov 2013ChennaiUSD 9050
Mar 2013ChennaiUSD 16513
Jul 2012ChennaiUSD 17474
Oct 2011ChennaiUSD 6226
Jul 2011ChennaiUSD 5489
Jul 2011ChennaiUSD 5048
Nov 2010ChennaiUSD 6466
Jun 2010ChennaiUSD 16000
Aug 2009ChennaiUSD 9890
Nov 2008ChennaiUSD 12226
Jun 2008ChennaiUSD 3174
Dec 2007ChennaiUSD 4893
Nov 2007ChennaiUSD 7583
Jul 2007ChennaiUSD 7374
Dec 2006ChennaiUSD 12415
Jun 2006ChennaiUSD 6541

Total = $241219.5998

While many of the projects of Asha-Chennai focus on helping schools that educate under-privileged children, we felt there is also a need to help the under-privileged children who attend other schools and colleges spread all over the city and in rural TamilNadu. In addition to providing financial assistance to these children we believe that Asha volunteers provide valuable mentoring to these children.

To this end the Asha Scholarships project aims to fund the school/college fees and cost of uniform and books for children from 1st standard to college (LKG and UKG in exceptional cases). The children should be from under-privileged background.

The Asha Scholarship Guidelines provides detailed criteria by which the children are chosen.

Purpose / Goals
  • Reach a wide and diverse cross-section of children spread over Chennai and rural TamilNadu.

  • Provide active mentoring and funding to empower the children in their holistic development and be responsible citizens.

Support - a - Child

Asha Chennai launched Support-A-Child program to support Asha Scholarships students. As a sponsor under the support a child program, you can sponsor any number of children supported by Asha-Scholarships project. Your contribution would cover the education expenses for the number of children you have chosen (including school fees, books and uniforms). Further Asha Chennai volunteers and other people chosen by Asha Chennai would provide mentorship to the selected children. The intention of Asha Scholarships project is to empower the children to complete their basic education and become fully functional adults.

As an SAC sponsor, the following information/support would be provided to you by Asha-Chennai:

  1. All information we collect about the student including school/college and economic background will be put up in the web page.

  2. We would provide a general progress report once a year for school and college students that would include nominator/scholarship group's statement on the progress of and the challenges facing the student.

Please note that under the new rules for Asha for Education, the donors cannot select a specific student for sponsorship and receive reports of the progress of the selected student. The donations have to be made generally to the project.

To sponsor a child, please do one of the following:

  • You may see the list of children we have selected for this academic year for your information. Note the amount required under the different categories of students (College – 20000, 11th and 12th – Rs 17,000, Classes 1 to 10 – Rs 12,000.) These are children we have already decided to sponsor based on our estimate of our ability to raise funds. We always have several pending cases.

  • Donate online using your credit card at our online donations page.

  • If you would like to donate by cheque or have any questions about this project, please send an E-mail to Asha Chennai SAC.