Ramakrishna Seva Samithi

Project Brief:
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: dropouts

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: UFlorida
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Sivananda Tirumalaraju
Project Partner(s): Natrajan Amirapu
Other Contacts: Kiran Durvasula
Project Address: , Opp Rotary Kalyan Mandapam,Ramakrishna Seva Samithi,Bapatla,
Tel: +91-0864-321973
Stewarding Chapter: UFlorida
Sep 2006UFloridaUSD 1000

Total = $1000

Sri Ramakrishna Seva Samithi aims to empower and uplift children of economically disadvantaged section of the society. They provide them with healthy nutritional food in the evening. Periodically, they also provide clothing, note books, and other educational materials. They also conduct cultural competitions both at school and college levels. These events include recitation, story telling, quiz, essay writing, elocution, painting etc. In addition to that they also teach yoga, embroidery, music, moral stories, English, science and mathematics. In some instances they provide financial assistance like paying the examination fees of the children.
To empower children from poorer sections of society socially, culturally, economically and spiritually, so that they can stand on their own to face the harsh challenges of their life.
Sri Ramakrishna Seva Samithi, Bapatla was established in the year 1970 under the Societies Act. It was founded by late BSR Anjeneyalu and later on established by three highly devoted and dedicated brothers of a very educated family (Mr. Naresh, Suresh and Natrajan) with the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda. The samithi under their leadership has set itself apart from other charitable organizations in its approach of life-building, man –making and character-making assimilation of ideas. Their approach to the mission is very simplistic yet modern and practical. Unlike other organizations, they stress upon imbibing values and morals among the kids rather than associating with any religion. Some of the kids they serve belong to Muslim community as well. They have recognized street urchins and made them responsible denizens of the country.

Success stories

A guy by name, ‘Ashok’ who has dropped out of school when is very young was inspired and groomed by this organization to become an engineering student. At present he is sustaining himself by teaching at various local schools as well as assisting samithi in educating downtrodden children.

Another guy by name ‘Subba Rao’ who has lost his parents in his very childhood is presently doing four year diploma in sculpturing and arts. The bapatla organization is instrumental in guiding as well as assisting him in pursuing a career in sculpturing.

Similarly, ‘Santosh’ mastered Yoga under the guidance of Mr. Natrajan. He is at present sustaining himself by performing and teaching yoga at different locations in Andhra Pradesh. He is also assisting samithi in improving the health of kids through Yoga.