Fellowship: R.K.Chandravelchamy

Project Brief: Chandravel is one of the long time volunteers of Asha since 1996. He has attended all the Asha India conferences since then and is recognized as an expert in his field.
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): Chandravel R. K
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 1/196 A, Veeras Garden, M.G.R.Nagar Main Road,,Lingam Nagar, Mudichur, West Tambaram,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600048
Tel: 09840937779
Stewarding Chapter: Yale
Jul 2006YaleUSD 2400
Mar 2005YaleUSD 2400

Total = $4800

Chandravel is working for the rehabilitation of children of commercial sex workers. He is the founder of TRY ( To Reach You) which he started while still a student at Madras School of Social Work. With 14 years in the field of social change work, he has gained good exposure at grassroot level as well as formed good relationships with the Government officials. Commerical sex work is a profession from acient period onwards in various names (terms). Generation after generation, children are forced to indulge in this profession. Children are affected both mentally and physically. This profession is the main rootcause for the spread of the crucial killer disease called AIDS. It is interlinked with other social aspects in the society like drug addiction and child trafficking.
To provide financial security in the lives of full-time ground volunteers whose work has proven essential to many Asha projects.
Chandravel is the district coordinator for Kaniyakumari district villages affected by the Tsunami. He has visited the villages 3 times to identity the needs of the affected people in different villages in Kaniyakumari and to support them in their livelihood. His present focus is on planning a comprehensive visit covering all the 386 Tsunami affected villages across Tamilnadu coastline.Asha Yale has honored Chandravel by supporting his Asha Honor Academy Fellowship and thereby enabling him to focus on Tsunami recovery work.
Chandravelchamy Residence Number: 044-22762180