Seva Chakkara Samajam

Project Brief: The Seva Chakkara Orphanage houses a residential school for children from grades I to V. After grade V children continue their education in local schools. They continue to be provided for by the orphanage till they are able to stand on their own.
Project Type: Support a Child (description)
Primary Focus: orphans (description)

Secondary Focus: children with disabilities

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Dileep Bhat
Project Partner(s): Lakshmi (Akka)
Other Contacts: Bhinish Shah
Project Address: , 89/41, Swami Pillai Street,Choolai High Road,Choolai,
TAMIL NADU  600 012
Tel: (011)-(91)-44-2-5383195
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Nov 2019NYC/NJUSD 12976
Sep 2019NYC/NJUSD 12982
Oct 2018NYC/NJUSD 25713
Nov 2017NYC/NJUSD 28230
Nov 2016NYC/NJUSD 27159
Oct 2016DanburyUSD 10191
Aug 2016NYC/NJUSD 1502
Feb 2016NYC/NJUSD 8555
Dec 2015NYC/NJUSD 25408
Nov 2014NYC/NJUSD 24696
Nov 2013NYC/NJUSD 22605
Jan 2013NYC/NJUSD 24030
Dec 2011NYC/NJUSD 22720
Nov 2010NYC/NJUSD 13265
Oct 2010NYC/NJUSD 19100
Sep 2010NYC/NJUSD 13250
Feb 2010NYC/NJUSD 10722
Apr 2009NYC/NJUSD 10723
Sep 2008NYC/NJUSD 11129
Jun 2008NYC/NJUSD 10500
Oct 2007NYC/NJUSD 8000
Aug 2007NYC/NJUSD 1000
Apr 2007NYC/NJUSD 8000
Feb 2007NYC/NJUSD 5000
Sep 2006NYC/NJUSD 6300
Jul 2006NYC/NJUSD 2840
Mar 2006NYC/NJUSD 5000
Jul 2005AustinUSD 10600
Apr 2005NYC/NJUSD 5000
Mar 2005NYC/NJUSD 5300
Feb 2005NYC/NJUSD 4000
Sep 2004NYC/NJUSD 2000
Jul 2004NYC/NJUSD 10000
Apr 2004NYC/NJUSD 4200
Apr 2004NYC/NJUSD 21900
Apr 2004Mid-Hudson ValleyUSD 10000
Nov 2003NYC/NJUSD 9800
May 2003NYC/NJUSD 10000
Dec 2003NYC/NJUSD 11160
Dec 2002NYC/NJUSD 12100
Dec 2001CentralNJUSD 2500
Dec 2001ClevelandUSD 1000
Dec 2001NYC/NJUSD 1500

Total = $492656

Seva Chakkara Samajam is an Orphanage that houses 89 children and is located in the heart of Chennai.

The Orphanage runs the residential primary school for the younger children (grades I-V) after which the children write open examinations and attend grades VI onwards in local schools, but continue to live at the orphanage.

As the children grow older, the Samajam provides them with vocational training on a case-by-case basis. The orphanage also has the setup to train the children in computer based vocational skills.

Although the primary activities of the organization are targetted to children, the Samajam also provides what they can for needy and helpless people. This includes a few elderly people who are homeless and women who have been abused by their husbands. They attempt to find jobs for these women through donors, and support them until they become self-sufficient.
Asha's involvement with the orphanage started with accounting for the immediate requirements of the residential school of teacher's salaries, books, blackboards, and a part of the rent since the orphanage does not own any land or property.

With time, on understanding the requirements of the orphanage, Asha is now working with the orphanage in many different capacities:
[Support-A-Child] [Orphanage-Home] [Edu. Improvements]
The Seva Chakkara Orphanage houses a residential school for children from grades I to V.

The residential primary school is run at the orphanage because of the following reasons:
(a) The orphanage is located in a busy industrial area. By enrolling very young children in early grades, the Samajam ensures the safety and protection of these youngsters, who are too young to venture out without supervision.
(b) Local schools are disruptive and rowdy for the very young children. The Samajan wants the children to learn in a calm and peaceful environment.
(c) The orphans come from many different backgrounds and many come from villages. Many of the children do not have the required transfer certificates and proof of their grade. These children not accepted in local schools at their level of entry. At SCOS, the children are placed in classes according to ability. They are given an education so as to prepare them to take the Grade 6 open examinations, which are conducted by the local schools.

The children continue to be provided for by the orphanage till they are able to stand on their own.
The 'Support A child' program is now successfully in place for this project. For complete details, please visit:
Aug 2019 SCS_Asha Budget 2019-2020
Aug 2018 Site_Visit_Aparna_Aug2018
Jul 2018 SCS_Asha Budget 2018-2019
Aug 2017 SCS_Asha Budget 2017-2018
Sep 2016 SCS_Asha_Budget_2016-2017
Sep 2016 SCS_Aparna_Site_Visit_09102016.pdf
Jan 2016 SCS Flood Relief 2016 Proposal
Sep 2015 SCS_Asha_Budget_2015-2016
Jul 2015 DileepBhatSCSSiteVisitJuly25_2015
Jul 2015 DileepBhatSCSSiteVisitJuly25_2015
Jun 2014 SCS_Asha_Budget_2014-15
Jun 2013 SCS_Asha_Budget_2013-14.xls
Dec 2012 Site Visit - Sanjeev Ranganathan
Nov 2012 Seva Chakkara budget 2012-2013
Dec 2011 SCS_Budget_2011_2012
Oct 2010 SCS_Building Proposal_2010
Sep 2010 SCS_Budget_2010
Jan 2010 SevaChakkaraSiteVisit_HariS_Jan2010
Apr 2009 SCS Budget 2009
Aug 2008 Shawn Site Visit Report
Jul 2008 Asha Rebuttal Statement
Apr 2008 SCS_Approved_Budget_2008
Mar 2008 DileepB_SiteVisit_March_2008
Jan 2008 Pongal-RepublicDay 2008
Dec 2007 2007 Tsunami 3rd Anniversary Photos
Dec 2007 2007 Computer Lab Opening Photos
Dec 2007 2007 Christmas Photos
Nov 2007 2007 Diwali Photos
Jul 2007 Addendum to Budget
Mar 2007 VivekG Site Visit Report
Dec 2006 Budget proposal
Jul 2006 New Building Site Visit report
Jun 2006 Kalyani Site Visit Report
Jan 2006 Pics: Anita and Sanjeev visit Jan
Nov 2005 Anita (Asha Volunteer's) Update
Jun 2005 Site Visit Jun 2005
Apr 2005 Receipt of recurring expenses for 04
Apr 2005 Telephone Cobversation Updates
Mar 2005 Receipt for Bldg Funds
Mar 2005 Sanjeev & Anita's Marathon funds for Bldg
Mar 2005 Site Visit Mar 2005
Mar 2005 Site Visit by Asha Austin Volunteer
Feb 2005 Receipt for SAC funds collected in 04
Feb 2005 SBI Proposal
Feb 2005 2005 Projected Budget
Jan 2005 Tough Times
Dec 2004 NOT Affected By Tsunami
Dec 2004 Relief and Rehab for affected neighbors
Nov 2004 Sukanya Gets Married
Sep 2004 Sept Receipt
Sep 2004 TN Govt Guidelines For NGO Childrens Home
Jul 2004 July Receipt
Jun 2004 Receipt
Jun 2004 Receipt
Jun 2004 June Receipt
Jun 2004 Phone Chat with Kids
Jun 2004 Office Tiger Event
May 2004 Summer Vacation
Apr 2004 Exam Results
Mar 2004 What Teachers Say
Mar 2004 Students Expressions
Jan 2004 Site Visit 1 - 2004