MSE Trust

Project Brief: Creches for children of parents who work at construction sites.
Project Type: Non-Formal Educational Centers (description)
Primary Focus: health and cleanliness (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Berkeley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Praveen Krishnan
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , T-73-B, 30th Cross Street,Besant Nagar,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600090
Tel: 91-44-491-7483
Stewarding Chapter: Berkeley
Apr 2005BerkeleyUSD 2400
Dec 2003BerkeleyUSD 2000
Dec 2001BerkeleyUSD 2400
Dec 2000BerkeleyUSD 1200
Dec 1999BerkeleyUSD 1200

Total = $9200

MSET is running three creches in 3 villages in Tirunelveli. Families in these villages have no access to day care or facilities that take care of children when the parents go to work. This forces the parents to take their children, often as young as one or two, to work with them in the construction sites. Older children instead of being sent to school are forced to take care of their the younger siblings. The creches are of great value to the villagers. While providing a safe and clean environment for the children to spend time in, they also impart basic education to them. The creches are established in three villages Vappankulam, Bharathi Nagar and Sadaiyaneri. While the Vappankulam creche is being funded by the Tamilnadu board of social welfare, the other two creches are funded by funds from the Trust. ASHA received a proposal to fund two creches. The proposals requested funding to pay staff salaries, buy furniture and improve the infrastructure.
Masanamuthu Sadaiyappa Educational Trust (MSET) was established in 1998 with the aim of providing assistance to children from the rural areas of tamilnadu. With limited assistance from the government, the MSET trust has built houses, schools, provided livestock, and farm equipment to the villagers in the Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu.
Project Office: # 91-4637-71029