Asha Trust - Project Thulasi

Project Brief: Asha Chennai is working to improve the conditions and education at several government primary and middle schools in Thiruvannamalai and Viluppuram districts. 

Project Type: Working with the Government (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Chennai
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Rajaraman Krishnan
Project Partner(s): Paripooranam K
Other Contacts: Paripooranam K
Project Address: , 8/251, Manja Nayakkar Street, Nalla Pillai Petral post, ,Gingee taluk, Villupuram district ,Viluppuram,
TAMIL NADU  604152
Tel: 91-8098873391
Stewarding Chapter: Chennai
Apr 2024ChennaiUSD 6883
Oct 2023BostonUSD 3088
Aug 2023ChennaiUSD 34818
Aug 2023ChennaiUSD 8514
May 2023ChennaiUSD 5315
Aug 2022ChennaiUSD 27376
Aug 2022BostonUSD 3237
Apr 2022ChennaiUSD 4454
Dec 2021BostonUSD 5581
Jul 2021ChennaiUSD 22923
May 2021ChennaiINR 4608
May 2020ChennaiINR 1045307
May 2019ChennaiINR 2010395
Oct 2018BostonUSD 1767
Jun 2018ChennaiUSD 34873
May 2017ChennaiINR 36500
Oct 2016ChennaiUSD 5308

Total = $231647.458

Asha Chennai has been working with government schools and Balwadis for several years across Tamilnadu. We started working with the villages and schools in the vicinity of Senji in 2013. In 2015-16 Asha Chennai supported two projects – FTC Seeyapoondi and Sangamam Senji. The schools supported by Sangamam Senji and Seeyapoondi are in the Villupuram and Thiruvannamalai Districts and are quite close to each other. They were also being stewarded by the same volunteer and therefore it made sense to combine them into a single project. Thus Project Thulasi is born this year.


Background Tuition center

Seeyapoondi is a small village with approximately 500 households. It is in Villupuram Dist. about 10kms from Melmalayanur. The children go to high and higher secondary classes by govt. buses which has only two services once in the morning as pick up and another in the evening for dropping the children.

The village does not have any common place for the children to come together after their work. There are approximately 10 SSLC students passing out in the village every year. They also do not have any common place to study or learn more. The 10th students who wanted to go for after school tuition for their extra learning, could not go because of safety issues. So we thought of starting a tuition centre for the children who are doing their SSLC.


Background of Sangamam Senji

Asha Chennai started supporting the schools near Senji in 2015-16. One of the teachers at the Pearl project, Saravanan, cleared TET and got a government teacher posting. He got posted at Kamakaram in Villupuram district. Since he knew what Asha does, he contacted Asha asking us to support his school also with additional teacher and materials. There were other schools in the same area which also needed additional teachers.

The scenario as regards education in this district is similar to the rest of Tamilnadu. Government schools exist but with serious deficiencies. Private (read English medium) schools are coming up and eating into the student force of the government schools. But the private schools are often worse in terms of the quality of the teaching. Asha Chennai believes the revival and strengthening of the government schooling system is essential to the implementation of any mass education initiative in India.

The schools in this area are similar to those in many other rural areas of Tamilnadu. But in addition these villages do not have any public transport. That means getting and retaining the government teachers is a problem in these schools.

We started supporting three schools as part of Sangamam Senji in addition to the one school at Seeyapoondi. Asha teachers are working at Kamagaram, Nallal pillai petral, and Seeyapoondi in Villupuram District and at Kanniyampoondi in Thiruvannamali District.

Asha Chennai is working to improve the conditions and education at several government primary and middle schools in Thiruvannamalai and Viluppuram districts. 
Asha-Chennai is a chapter of ‘Asha for Education’ based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is run entirely by an action group formed to catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children.
Jun 2024 Library proposal for 2024-2025
Apr 2024 CS Assessment Framework 2023-24
Apr 2024 Asha Impressions 2024
Mar 2024 Report on Annual Day Celebrations
Nov 2023 Oral Assessment Report - Nov 2023
Oct 2023 Inauguration of ACE Program - 19 Oct 2023
Sep 2023 Report On Thulasi Site Visits Aug-Sep 2023
Sep 2023 Report on Stationery Material Distributions - Sept 2023
Jul 2023 Proposal budget for the year 2023-24
Jul 2023 Student Uniforms Proposal
Jul 2023 Report on new toilet at Gengavaram
Jun 2023 Budget for 4 libraries
May 2023 Report School Annual Day Functions - Mar_Apr 2023
May 2023 Report on Asha Impressions - 2023
Apr 2023 Report on Blackboard Painting - 2023
Apr 2023 Thulasi_Metrics_2022.pdf
Mar 2023 Report on Student Excursions - 2023
Feb 2023 Report on Written Assessment - Feb 2023
Jan 2023 Report on Training for Computer Teachers
Dec 2022 Report on Teacher Excursion
Dec 2022 Amazons video and article on Ashas work
Dec 2022 Report on the distribution of stationery materials
Dec 2022 Photo shoot at the RTCs
Nov 2022 Report on Oral Assessments - Nov 2022
Oct 2022 Report on analysis of assessments in 2021-22
Oct 2022 Report on Maths and Science training in Oct 2022
Oct 2022 Visit to libraries 2022
Sep 2022 Video on Amazon Future Engineer Program
Aug 2022 Report on Donation of laptops to Asha by Ford
Aug 2022 Report on start of Amazon Future Engineer program
Jul 2022 Amazon Future Engineer supports Ashas CS Education
Jul 2022 Budget 2022-2023 for 4 libraries
Jul 2022 Proposal budget - 2022-23
Apr 2022 Virtual Site visit
Apr 2022 Report on Asha Annual Assessments - 2022
Mar 2022 Report on Blackboard Painting
Mar 2022 Report on Material Distributions at Schools
Mar 2022 Inauguration of new libraries
Dec 2021 Report on Computer Teacher Training
Dec 2021 Proposal budget for the year-dup
Nov 2021 Mini-school Case Studies
Oct 2021 Project Arogyam report till end of Sept 2021
Oct 2021 Proposal for village libraries
Oct 2021 Report on Oral Assessment at our Mini-schools
Sep 2021 Site visit report - Sept 2021
Sep 2021 Site Visit Report
Aug 2021 Report on the nutrition program in 3 Project Thulasi mini-schools
Jul 2021 Report on Stationery Items distribution June-July 2021
Jul 2021 Report on Mini-school opening for 2021-22
Jun 2021 Thulasi Project Proposal 2021- 2022
May 2021 Teachers reports on mini-schools for 2020-21
May 2021 Final report on mini-schools for 2020-21
Dec 2020 Annual report for 2020-21
Nov 2020 Report on Oral Assessment at Mini schools
Sep 2020 Report on Asha Chennai Mini Schools - Sept 2020
Jun 2020 Report on Teacher activities during School Closure
Jun 2020 Report on Asha Chennai Mini Schools
Jun 2020 Thulasi Project budget for 2020-21
Jun 2020 Report on Asha Chennai Mini Schools
Feb 2020 Report on Written Assessments - 2020
Dec 2019 Report on Computer Training in Dec 2019
Nov 2019 Oral Assessment - 2019 report
Sep 2019 Report on September Teacher trainings
Jul 2019 Report on Laptop Donations to Schools
Jun 2019 Proposal for the year 2019-2020
May 2019 Report on Teacher Excursion in May 2019
Apr 2019 Thulasi Project Report - Apr - May 2019
Mar 2019 Report on Written Assessments at project schools
Feb 2019 Project site visit report 2019
Jan 2019 Thulasi Project Report - JAN -Mar 2019
Jan 2019 dummy-link
Jan 2019 Trimble funding for the project
Nov 2018 Report on Oral Assessment at the schools
Jul 2018 Why do we need libraries
Jun 2018 Proposal for the year 2018-2019
Jun 2018 Proposal for Library at Kattu Sithamoor
Jun 2018 Kattu Sithamoor library budget
Jun 2018 Project site visit report 2018
Jun 2018 Photos from project thulasi site visit
Apr 2018 Article about Seeyapoondi in Observer Today
Nov 2017 Project site visit report 2017
Jul 2017 Proposal for the year 2017-2018
Jul 2016 Project site visit report
Jul 2016 Photos from project thulasi site visit
Jun 2016 Proposal for the year 2016-2017