Fellowship: M.Sathya Priya

Project Brief:
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Toledo
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: DP Prakash
Project Partner(s): sathya priya
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , No; 8/444 Muthamizh Nagar,,Kodungaiyur,,
TAMIL NADU  600118
Tel: 9840283386
Stewarding Chapter: Toledo
Jul 2007ToledoUSD 2000

Total = $2000

Sathya is a full time volunteer engaged in grassroots work covering several villages in India. She is especially involved in Project Trigger, bringing together college students with disabilities; and Asha Scholarships supporting children in isolated low income families. Sathya has handled the treasury work and in addition has contributed through documentation of work done by other grass roots volunteers. As many grass roots volunteers in India do not pay attention to documentation or lack the skill to document their work, Sathyas role makes a critical difference in many projects. Sathya was a member of the Asha 2003 conference organizing team in Chennai. She participated in the Asha Sanctuary conference held in Mysore in Dec 2003 and the Asha Assam conference held at Guwahati in May 2004.Participated in Lalpur and Guntur Conference as well.

Sathya is the Chennai district team coordinator for Tsunami recovery work. She has attended several meetings with Tsunami relief commissioner C.V. Shankar to discuss the needs of villagers in Chennai and other districts. She recently visited the Nagapattinam district villages affected by tsunami recently and distributed books/toys kits for the children supported by Asha. Her special focus is in addition to explore options for collaboration with other NGOs engaged in Tsunami relief and recovery work. Among 140 NGOs identified by the Government she has visited several and surveyed ongoing activities tsunami relief work directly.
To be in a leadership position facilitating creative solutions for social change in India
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.
Asha Home 044-42112404
Asha Home Hotline Number 001-802-2649-084