TSUNAMI: Chennai District

Project Brief: Tsunami relief work in Chennai district
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Yale
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Debarati Mazumder
Project Partner(s): sathya priya
Other Contacts: K Murthy
Project Address: , T-58A 32nd Cross Street, Besant Nagar,,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600090
Tel: 9840283386
Stewarding Chapter: Yale
Jan 2006YaleUSD 3409

Total = $3409

The residential areas situated along the coastline in Tondiarpet, Mylapore, Triplicane, Foreshore estate, Nochikuppam and Royapuram Fishing Harbour were badly affected. Kids playing on the world’s second largest beach, the Marina, along the coastline ere rudely tossed by the waves. Soon Marina beach was a vast street of water with floating cars, boats and debris. 206 persons including a few tourists were killed in Chennai.
Mission Statement
To catalyze socio-economic change in India through education of underprivileged children.

Objectives of the Group

Asha for Education is a secular organization dedicated to change in India by focusing on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.

In keeping with this focus, our volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to them. The objectives of this group are:

1. To provide education to underprivileged children in India.
2. To encourage the formation of various local groups across the world to reach out to larger sections of the population.
3. To support and cooperate with persons and groups already engaged in similar activities.
4. To raise the required human and other resources to achieve the group objectives.
5. To provide opportunities to individuals living outside India who wish to participate in Asha activities in India.
6. To address, whenever possible, other issues affecting human life such as health care, environment, socio-economic aspects and women's issues.