Fellowship: N.Raj Jeba Durai

Project Brief: N. Raj Jeba Durai have proven their committment to social change and to Asha's mission for a long time. They are engaged in running and overseeing many Asha projects at any given time. Thus it has become their full-time occupation. In order to enable
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Yale
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Ranitendranath Tagore
Project Partner(s): K Murthy
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Asha Honor, T-58a 32nd Cross Street,,Besant Nagar,,Chennai.,
TAMIL NADU  6000090
Tel: 9840340244
Stewarding Chapter: Yale
Jun 2006YaleUSD 2400
Mar 2005YaleUSD 2400
Dec 2005YaleUSD 5420

Total = $10220

Jeba is fully committed to over 20 Asha projects with impact across several states of India. He has participated in Asha conferences in Timabaktu, Andhra, Assam, Chennai, and Raja Talab. His many contributions to social change in India include conducting site visits for Asha Colorado to Sebama Foundation overseeing the construction of classrooms for children with disabilities; organizing weekly and monthly Asha worldwide telecon meetings; being a part of the organizing team for the Asha conference in Chennai in 2003; organizing the blind students college meet on world disability day; providing hospitality to visiting Asha volunteers from India and Abroad.Jeba has site-visited several villages in Kanyakumari, Nagapattinam and Chennai districts with an ultimate objective to visit all 386 coastal villages affected in Tamilnadu and learn first hand the grass roots realities. His special role is to engage closely with the Government, especially the Relief Commissioner C.V.Sankar I.A.S, and bridge the gaps wherever necessary and possible between village communities and the govt officials. Jeba is an Asha Honor Academy Fellow supported by Asha Yale.
To provide financial security in the lives of full-time ground volunteers whose work has proven essential to many Asha projects.
Asha Home in Chennai is the base out of which many ground volunteers carry on their Asha-related work. The home serves as and when the needs arise. For example, blind students whose board examinations were postponed due to the tsunami were given accomodation at the Asha home to enable them to finish their exams with minimal distraction.
Asha Honor Academy (AHA) is a group of Asha volunteers, and ground volunteers involved with Asha, with the common mission of Universal Quality Education in India by the year 2047.
Jeba Durai Residence 044-22432558
Asha Home 044-42112404
Asha Home Hotline Number 001-802-2649-084