Society for the Educational and Economic Development

Project Brief: SEED helps children from the socially, educationally and economically deprived segments. SEED provides primary & high school education to the children of prisoners, murder victims, leprosy patients and prostitutes.
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: children of (ex)convicts (description)

Secondary Focus: children of sex workers

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Houston
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vinod Kumar Venkatakrishnan
Project Partner(s): Palanisamy A
Other Contacts: Sundar Swaminathan
Project Address: , Chennai-Bangalore High road(Opp. P.W.D. Inspection Bungalow),Venkatrangam Pillai Chatram,Sriperumbudur,
TAMIL NADU  602105
Tel: 9444902322
Stewarding Chapter: Houston
Sep 2019HoustonUSD 12213
Oct 2018HoustonUSD 9096
Jul 2018HoustonUSD 6664
Apr 2017HoustonUSD 4981
Oct 2016St. LouisUSD 19165
May 2015St. LouisUSD 17679
Sep 2014St. LouisUSD 8285
Mar 2014St. LouisUSD 10021
May 2013St. LouisUSD 7704
Dec 2012St. LouisUSD 7000
Nov 2011St. LouisUSD 10200
Jan 2010St. LouisUSD 7000
Mar 2008St. LouisUSD 7000
Jan 2005Santa BarbaraUSD 1500
Oct 2004Santa BarbaraUSD 1000
Jun 2004Santa BarbaraUSD 1000
Apr 2003St. LouisUSD 2030
Dec 2003BerkeleyUSD 1710
Dec 2002St. LouisUSD 2000
Dec 2001CornellUSD 1000
Dec 2001UIUCUSD 4500
Dec 2000BerkeleyUSD 1650
Dec 1999BerkeleyUSD 800
Dec 1998BerkeleyUSD 610
Dec 1997Boston/MITUSD 1400
Dec 1996Boston/MITUSD 1000

Total = $147208

Society for the Educational and Economic Development (Regd)

This project aims to educate children of prisoners, terminally-ill patients, murder victims, and prostitutes. SEED provides board, lodging, clothing and education of 271 children in ages 3-18 years. They provide both standard education and vocational training.
- To raise the social, moral, educational and economic status of the socio-economic and downtrodden in India
- To serve the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden for their upliftment and progress in consonance with the principles propounded by Bhangi Mukti and Bhangi Khasta Mukti of Mahathma Gandhiji.
- To look into the living conditions of the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden and suggest ways and means to raise their standard of living.
- To promote education for boys and girls of the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden in a manner economically viable for them as per the WARTHA SCHEME (i.e.) NAI TALIM, propounded by Mahathma Gandhiji
- To establish and organize criche, balwadi, primary school, middle school, high school and college
- To establish and run Industrial Training Institute
- To provide free hostel facilities for the socio-economic and educationally downtrodden
- To establish and run boys and girls homes for orphans and destitute
SEED was created to improve the conditions of children in socially, educationally and economically deprived segments of the society. The children come from the following backgrounds:
Children of life prisoners
Children of murder victims
Children of leprosy patients
The activities include
- Sheltering boys and girls in the age group of 3 to 10 years
- Imparting primary level education in the Government recognized Mahathma Gandhi Primary School
- Training the kids in mat weaving, embroidery, doll making, plastic wire bag making
- Training in tailoring and embroidery for grownup children
- Sheltering boys between 11 & 16 years of age
- Imparting education in the Mahathma Gandhi Residential High School
- Training in management of dairy farm, agriculture & horticulture projects
- Imparting industrial training to the boys in highest age bracket in Dr. J.C. Kumarappa Industrial Training Institute (training as fitter or electrician or mechanic) Cutting & Tailoring training is offered to grownup girls
- Electronics trade, a new job oriented course is being offered to the destitute and socially deprived girls
- Lessons on GANDHIAN THOUGHT is imparted to the children in all centers to mould their character and life in the right direction
Everything is provided FREE to the children with the ultimate aim of securing a decent life to them.
Apr 2019 Site Visit Report
Mar 2019 Proposal 2019
Aug 2018 2018 Proposal
Jul 2018 Site visit 2018
Apr 2018 Income and Expenditure statement
Aug 2017 Success Stories
Aug 2017 Site visit Aug 2017
Aug 2017 WAH2017 budget
Aug 2017 WAH2017 proposal
Mar 2017 Site Visit - Mar 2017
Jan 2017 Asha Houston - vocational training proposal 2017-18
Jan 2017 Report April 2016-December 2016
Jul 2016 Proposal for 2016-2017
Jun 2016 Annual report 2015-16
Oct 2015 SEED Site Visit Report 2015
Sep 2015 SEED proposal WAH 2015
Mar 2015 Proposal for 2015-2016
Mar 2015 Academic achievements 2014-2015
Nov 2014 SEED Site Visit Report 2014
Jan 2014 Proposal For 2014-2015
Dec 2013 Financials_201304_201311
Dec 2013 SEED Half year report June 2013 - November 2013
Dec 2013 Financials 201304 to 201311
Dec 2013 SEED Site Report 2013
May 2013 SEED - Annual report 2012-2013
Apr 2013 Proposal for 2013-2014
Apr 2013 Proposal for 2013-2014 (pdf)
Jul 2012 Site Visit Report 2012
Jun 2012 Proposal for 2012-2013
Jun 2012 Proposal for 2012-2013_USD
Jun 2012 FinancialReport - IncomeExpenditure = 2011to2012
Jun 2012 FinancialReport - ReceiptsPayments - 2011to2012.jpg
Oct 2011 Proposal for 2011-2012 Revised
Feb 2011 Site Visit 2011
Feb 2011 Proposal for 2011-2012
Feb 2011 Proposal for 2011-2012
Dec 2010 Receipts and Payments2010-2011
Dec 2010 Annual Report 2009-2010
Apr 2010 Receipts and Payments 2009-2010
Mar 2010 Receipt 2010 Cover Letter
Mar 2010 Receipt 2010
Jan 2010 Annual Report 2008-2009.doc
Oct 2009 Proposal Staff Salary 2008-2009
Sep 2008 2008 Site Visit Report
Sep 2008 2008 Site Visit Photos
Sep 2008 2008 Site Visit Annual Report
Sep 2008 2008 Site Visit Estimate (primary school)
Sep 2008 2008 Site Visit Estimate (teacher training school)
Mar 2008 Letter acknowledging receipt of funds
Mar 2007 Cover Letter for 2007-2008 proposed budget
Mar 2007 Proposed Budget 2007-2008
Mar 2007 Annual Report 2005-2006
Mar 2007 Needs and Estimate
Jan 2007 Site Visit Report Jan 2007
Jan 2007 Site Visit Photos
Dec 2006 Photos
May 2003 WAH 2003 Q & A 2
May 2003 WAH 2003 Q & A 3
May 2003 The Hindu April 20, 2003
Apr 2003 SEED's Proposal for WAH 2003
Apr 2003 WAH 2003 Proposal
Apr 2003 WAH 2003 Overall Budget
Apr 2003 WAH 2003 Budget Detail 1
Apr 2003 WAH 2003 Budget Detail 2
Apr 2003 WAH 2003 Q & A 1
Feb 2003 Site Visit Report
Feb 2003 Photo - High School kids
Feb 2003 Photo - Lawn Mower built by ITI
Feb 2003 Photo - Primary School kids
Feb 2003 Photo - Basket bag making
Dec 2001 St. Louis Budget Details
Dec 2001 2002 Annual Budget
Apr 2001 Meeting Minutes
Dec 2000 Jai's site visit