Pudhiyadhor Charitable Trust

Project Brief: Pudiyador: A non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of children living in poverty through education and social support, based in chennai.
Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Colorado
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Aneetha Jayaraman
Project Partner(s): Senkathir Srinivasan
Other Contacts: Sripriya Padmanabhan
Project Address: , Ramapuram, Vannandurai, Urur Kuppam, Saligramam in Chennai,,,
TAMIL NADU 
Tel: +919840173824
Stewarding Chapter: Colorado
Nov 2016San FranciscoUSD 22706
Jul 2016CornellUSD 4025
Dec 2015San FranciscoUSD 4584
Nov 2015ColoradoUSD 14860
Aug 2015CornellUSD 4896
Aug 2015San FranciscoUSD 2412
Jun 2015San FranciscoUSD 4728
Nov 2014ColoradoUSD 8735
May 2014San FranciscoUSD 5272
Jul 2013ColoradoUSD 9006
Jan 2013ColoradoUSD 4400
Sep 2012ColoradoUSD 4400
Mar 2010CornellUSD 2000
May 2009Ann-ArborUSD 7000

Total = $99024

Pudiyador aims in transforming impoverished communities by supporting education and vocational training of children, and promoting awareness at the community level, parental level and at the children level. It serves to provide a stimulating environment for the local children not only to learn from books and do their homework but also engage actively in extra-curricular activities like karate, music, dance, yoga, sports and crafts. It also covers medical insurance of the local individuals through contract based group insurance policy.

For more information on the project visit its homepage at www.pudiyador.org

E-Mail: info@pudiyador.org

UPDATE (2010): Support from Ann Arbor ended since 2010 due to project location (building) having issues with local community. Progress report from Pudiyador will be submitted in future as situation changes. Pudiyador is a viable organization on its own now, compared to when Ann Arbor decided to fund the project. The organization (Pudiyador Association for Community Empowerment, PACE) has its own fund generation as well as other centers in Chennai and its neighboring towns operating successfully.

Since 2015, Asha Cornell has started supporting its centers at Lotus Colony and Ururkuppam. For any questions regarding this aspect of the project, please contact Madhura Raghavan (mr823 AT cornell DOT edu).

http://www.pudiyador.org/

http://www.pudiyador.org/pace/index.shtml

http://www.pudiyador.org/pudiyador/index.shtml
1) Ensure that all children attend school.

2) Provide additional academic help after school hours, in both individual and group settings.

3) Supply balanced and nutritious meals everyday.

4) Engage the children in extra and co-curricular.
activities such as music, dance, theater, crafts, yoga, martial arts, sports, etc.

5) Offer mentoring and provide interaction with positive role models and promote leadership and personal growth.

6) Encourage hands-on learning through instructive trips to the museum, zoo, planetarium, book fairs, and the like.

7) Keep them off the streets and out of trouble.
Pudiyador is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children living in poverty in India, through education and various avenues of social support.
It believes that a stable and safe environment coupled with a well-rounded education is fundamental to learning and growth.
Pudiyador is a viable organization on its own now compared to when Ann Arbor decided to fund the project, and has its own fund generation as well as other centers in Chennai and its neighboring towns operating successfully.