Fellowship: Dr. R. Subbaramaiah

Project Brief: Enabling work on land reforms, and stratagies for socio-economic/health work for communities associated with MICDA
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Sowmya Subramanian
Project Partner(s): Sunil Laxman
Other Contacts: Sanjeev Ranganathan
Project Address: , Mother India Community Development Association (MICDA),24-16, NGO,Puttur,
Tel: (91)-98577-31782
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Dec 2006SeattleUSD 3000
Nov 2005SeattleUSD 1500
Dec 2005DelawareUSD 1500
Dec 2004DelawareUSD 3000
Jul 2003DelawareUSD 1500

Total = $10500

Dr.Subbaramaiah has been working for the last 15 yrs to enable the land reforms of the govt to reach out to more people in the Chittur district. Over the years over 750 acres of land has been distributed and utilized by the communities.
Additionally, Dr. Subbaramaiah has been working with the Madiga community and Mathammas in the area, focusing on health, education and community awareness. This fellowship will enable him to devise and execute new stragagies to work with this community.
The fellowship supports Dr.Subbaramaiah and allows him to pursue legal means to continue this work.

Dr.Subbaramaiah also coordinates MICDA (Mother India Community Development Association) operating a school in Vidyut- sadasivapuram of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh under National Child Labor Project. The school serves children of landless laborers who have recently been allocated government land.

The organization is also involved in the elimination of Mathamma Practice prevalent in the scheduled caste Madiga community in 24 Mandals in Chittor. This will be accomplished by comprehensive community and pediatric health care programs, education of mathammas and awareness campaigns by a group of social workers, one per Mandal, covering 24 Mandals in the district.
A fellowship amount of $6000(raised through General Funds) was provided by Asha-Delaware to Dr.Subbaramiah for a period of two years from Jun,2003 to Jun,2005. But the amount disbursed half-yearly since 2003 wasnt recorded inthe same year, and had to be updated as disbursed during the year,2005. Inspite of this discrepancy it may be noted, the amount disbursed every year has been documented with the chapter tax submissions to IRS through Asha for Education. Since Jun,2005 the fellowship of Dr.Subbaramiah has been taken up by Asha-Seattle.