Saha Nivasa Association for Voluntary Social Service

Project Brief: Special tuition classes for underprivileged students in primary classes, class IX and class X .
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children of dalits/tribals (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Sadhana Kyathappala
Project Partner(s): Chennaiah Poguri
Other Contacts: Mamta Naidu
Project Address: , Post Box No.47,D. No. 22-977/1, Moruganipalle Road,Chittoor,
Tel: 011 91 8572 227475
Stewarding Chapter: Boston

Asha Stars, if any:

Osmania University CSE 96

Aug 2023BostonUSD 17876
Sep 2022BostonUSD 6686
Apr 2022BostonUSD 10822
Oct 2021BostonUSD 11035
Jun 2021BostonUSD 5140
Nov 2020BostonUSD 6774
Jul 2019BostonUSD 13184
Nov 2018BostonUSD 6935
Sep 2018BostonUSD 18896
Oct 2017BostonUSD 16863
Jun 2017BostonUSD 8450
Sep 2016BostonUSD 8166
May 2016BostonUSD 3861
Dec 2015BostonUSD 8134
Aug 2015BostonUSD 11498
Apr 2015BostonUSD 7847
Nov 2014BostonUSD 7868
Apr 2014BostonUSD 6586
Dec 2013BostonUSD 6710
May 2013BostonUSD 9230
Nov 2012BostonUSD 9300
May 2012BostonUSD 7400
Jan 2012BostonUSD 17100
Apr 2011BostonUSD 9700
Nov 2010BostonUSD 9700
May 2010BostonUSD 8850
Dec 2009BostonUSD 8700
Jun 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 5870
May 2009BostonUSD 9550
Feb 2009Silicon ValleyUSD 5700
Jan 2009BostonUSD 8200
Mar 2008BostonUSD 9730
Jan 2008Silicon ValleyUSD 5850
Oct 2007BostonUSD 9730
Apr 2007BostonUSD 11000
Nov 2006BostonUSD 11000
Nov 2006BostonUSD 11000
Mar 2006BostonUSD 8000
Oct 2005BostonUSD 7000
Jan 2004BostonUSD 6400
Feb 2003BostonUSD 6000
Dec 2003SeattleUSD 6400
Dec 2002SeattleUSD 12168
Dec 2001SeattleUSD 6084
Dec 2001Work an HourUSD 5350
Dec 2000Work an HourUSD 5350
Dec 1999BostonUSD 2000

Total = $415693

Sahanivasa runs before and after school education centers in various mandals of Chittoor district. The centers are run for primary class students in 15 villages and for high school students in 10 villages. The education centers are run in the government school buildings in the respective villages. Although the centers are open for anyone in the villages, the project focuses on kids who are children of rural poor from Dalit & Bahujans communities. The parents of these kids are generally agricultural laborers, sharecroppers, migrant workers, rural artisans etc.

Sahanivasa over the years has adopted various innovative strategies to address the school enrollment and retention rates. Their intervention strategies include strong ties to the parent and village administration communities. Sahanivasa has cultivated a strong culture of older kids who graduate from their centers contribute back to the kids currently in school. Sahanivasa also works closely with the government at various levels of administration.

Through this education center project of Sahanivasa Asha Boston each year directly supports the education of about 1,500 to 1,800 students spread across 25 villages in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Through the awareness and advocacy programs that Sahanivasa runs, Asha Boston's support also indirectly impacts the education of over 8,000 students spread across 180 villages in Chittoor district. Some of the successes of the project include achieving 100% literacy rates in the project are of 120 villages. Through their innovative intervention in NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) they have managed to cut down the village migration by 95% there by achieving a tremendous improvement of 90% reduction in school dropout rates. On the academic front the over all pass percentages of children in the Sahanivasa centers over the past 10 years has gone up from 50%-60% to 97%-100%. Also 90% of the Dalit students in Sahanivasa centers go on to pursue their higher education after 10th standard as compared to a dismal 5%-10% state average.
1. To achieve 100% of children in villages are enrolled in schools. Ensure no child below 14 years drops out of school.

2. To provide space for deprived children to access for quality school education and there by promote children’s Rights- right to education and childhood.

3. To ensure children have not only good academic performance but also develop employment skills needed in the future.

4. Provide opportunities for under-privileged youth to develop leadership qualities and skills.

5. To sensitize the civil society to recognize the education as the main tool for liberation and development.
Sahanivasa has been a long time partner of the Boston chapter of Asha for Education. With a partnership that spans 13+ years, Asha Boston has supported several programs of Sahanivasa at various times including non-formal education centers, programs that spread awareness in the dalit and tribal communities about the importance of education, providing libraries to government schools, supporting various disaster relief and rehabilitation activities (during the tsunami and floods in Andhra Pradesh), NREGA awareness campaigns to ensure sustainable livelihoods etc.

Sahanivasa has been working in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh since 1985 on organizing dalits, landless laborers, and women on a variety of issues. These include implementation of land reforms, organizing for minimum wages and tenancy rights, organizing for gender equity and rights, monitoring, documenting and disseminating information about human rights violations (discrimination, untouchability practices, rape, burning of villages, etc. by higher castes) and violations of women s rights and organizing local actions to address such violations. Sahanivasa also lobbies actively for changes in existing laws, new laws and implementation of the laws governing these issues. Sahanivasa further works to empower and increase the confidence of the populations with which they work. Dalits, who constitute 24% of the Indian population (216 million) are the people who form the lowest social strata in Indian society.
Other components of Sahanivasa’s initiatives that have been funded by Asha for Education are listed below:

Relief & Rehabilitation work in response to the 2004 Tsunami:

Relief & Rehabilitation work in response to the devastating floods in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka in 2009:

NREGA Awareness campaign by Sahanivasa:
Jul 2024 Funding request 2024-2025
Jul 2024 Project Metrics 2024
Jun 2024 Annual Report 2023-2024
Aug 2023 Project Metrics 2023
Jun 2023 Funding request 2023-2024
May 2023 Annual Report 2022-2023
May 2023 Annual Report Photos 2022-2023
May 2023 Project Proposal 2023 - 2025
Mar 2023 Audited Financial Report 2022-2023
Sep 2022 Site Visit September 2022
Apr 2022 Funding request 2022-2023 Part 1
Oct 2021 Project Proposal 2021 - 2023
Oct 2021 Discussion for 2021-2022 Funding Request
Sep 2021 Annual Report Oct2020-Mar2021
Sep 2021 Virtual Site Visit Sep 2021
Jun 2021 Proposal for Covid Response
Oct 2020 ProposalOct2020-Mar2021
Sep 2020 Annual Report
Jun 2020 Statement of Accounts 2019-2020
Jun 2020 School project
Nov 2019 Site Visit 2019
Jun 2019 Statement of Accounts 2018-2019
Jun 2019 Annual Report 2018-2019
Jun 2019 Project Proposal 2019-2020
Jun 2019 Discussion for 2019-2020 Funding Request
Aug 2018 Discussion for 2018-2019 Funding Request
Aug 2018 Proposal to complete unfinished school
Jun 2018 Project Proposal 2018-2020
Jun 2018 Audited Financial Report 2017-2018
Jun 2018 Project Partner Visit to Boston
Sep 2017 Milestones
Aug 2017 WAH 2017 Budget
Jul 2017 WAH 2017 proposal
Jun 2017 Annual Report 2016-2017
Jun 2017 Statement of Accounts 2017-2018
Jun 2017 Annual Report 2017-2018
Jun 2017 Audited Financial Report 2016-2017
Mar 2017 Site_Visit_2017
Jan 2017 Photographs 2016-2017
Jan 2017 Statement of Accounts 2016-2017
Jun 2016 Project Proposal 2016-2018
May 2016 Annual Report 2015-2016
May 2016 Audited Financial Report 2015-2016
Apr 2016 Flood Relief Progress Report
Apr 2016 Flood Relief Photographs
Jan 2016 Sahanivasa Semi-Annual Report 2015-2016
Jan 2016 Sahanivasa Semi-Annual Statement of Accounts 2015-2016
Nov 2015 Flood relief proposal
Aug 2015 Proposal for 2015-16
Jun 2015 Audited Financial Statement 2014-2015
May 2015 Sahanivasa Annual Report 2014-2015
May 2015 Sahanivasa Annual Statement of Accounts 2014-2015
Mar 2015 Site Visit Repor March 2015
Jul 2014 Proposal for year 2014-15
Jun 2014 2013-2014 Annual Report
Jun 2014 Audited Financial Statement 2013-2014
May 2014 Sahanivasa Annual Statement of Accounts 2013-2014
Jan 2014 Sahanivasa Site Visit January 2014
Sep 2013 2013-14 Budget proposal
Jun 2013 Audited Financial Statement 2012-2013
Feb 2013 2012-13 Half Yearly Report
Sep 2012 Proposal for 2012-2014
Jun 2012 Audited Financial Statement 2011-2012
May 2012 Sahanivasa Annual Report 2011-2012
May 2012 Sahanivasa Annual Statement of Accounts 2011-2012
Sep 2011 Proposal for 2011-2012
Aug 2011 Rajeev's Sahanivasa Site Visit Report
Jul 2011 Sahanivasa Annual report for year 2010-2011
May 2011 Sahanivasa Audited Financial Statement 2010-2011
Jul 2010 Proposal for year 2010-11
Jun 2010 Audited Financial Statement 2009-2010
Mar 2010 Half Yearly report for year 2009-10
Sep 2009 Sahanivasa Proposal for 2009-2010
Apr 2009 Half yearly report for primary and 10th standards
Apr 2009 Half yearly report for 9th Standard (SV Funded)
Nov 2008 Presentation for chapter discussion for 2008-09
Oct 2008 Site Visit Report by Bhaskar 2008
Aug 2008 Organogram of Sahanivasa
Aug 2008 Sahanivasa 9th standard proposal to SV
Aug 2008 10th Standard & Primary schools proposal for 2008-09
Jan 2008 Half Yearly report for 2007-08
Dec 2007 Presentation for chapter discussion
Jun 2007 7th standard proposal (07-08)
Jun 2007 Proposal for 10th Standard & primary schools
Feb 2007 Letter to Anjali Thiwari
Jan 2007 Rajeev Sahanivasa Site Visit
Jan 2007 Half Yearly Financial Statement Jun-Dec 2006
Jan 2007 Half Yearly Report Jun-Dec 2006
Jun 2006 05-06 report + new components for 06-07
Jun 2006 cover letter 06-07
Dec 2005 Half year report 2005-06 (pdf)
Dec 2005 Half yr accounts 2005-06 (pdf)
Jun 2004 Project Proposal
Jun 2004 Student Results & Particulars
May 2004 Progress Report
May 2004 Unaudited Accounts
May 2004 QA
Jan 2004 Progress Report
Jan 2004 Cover Letter
Dec 2003 half yearly report 2004/05
Sep 2003 Annual Survey
Aug 2003 Cover Letter
Jul 2003 Asha Boston Meeting Minutes
Jun 2003 Staff Structure
Jun 2003 Programme Structure
Jun 2003 10th Class Results
Jun 2003 2003-2004 Proposal
Feb 2003 Cover Letter
Oct 2002 Visit report
Jun 2002 Results 2001-02