Fellowship: L.Dhanalakshmi

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: Ramana Divarakuni
Project Partner(s): Dhana lakshmi
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , No; 15/10 Diwan Bhashyam Street, West Saidapet,,,
TAMIL NADU  600015
Tel: 9840714997
Stewarding Chapter: Toledo
Jul 2007ToledoUSD 200

Total = $200

Dhanalakshmi is a fully committed and experienced grass roots volunteer who is engaged in several Asha projects. She is the steward for Project Build which is empowering children of brick kiln laborers in the outskirts of Chennai. She visited all colleges in Chennai to conduct a comprehensive survey of blind college going students and arrange a conference on Dec 3rd, World disability day. She went through training with Vidya Vriksha to assist blind students with the state of art technology developed at IIT Madras. She visits the schools and homes of Asha scholarship students to track their performance, meeting the Principals, teachers and parents. She is also involved in assisting children of bonded laborers and sex workers. She is able to connect quickly with women and children in underserved communities.

For Tsunami recovery work, Dhanalakshmi is focused on the Nagapattinam district and has visited over 10 villages twice to evolve an intervention strategy. Setting up tailoring units for girls, counseling kids form the core of her contributions.
Working for Children Education for Universal Quality Education
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.
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