Suyam Charitable Trust (Tsunami Rehabilitation Project)

Project Brief: After the tsunami in 2004, Suyam started three activity centers to help child victims deal with psychological damage caused by the tsunami. Asha-Philadelphia is funding the center in Kanyakumari.
Project Type: Educational Experiments (description)
Primary Focus: orphans (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Philadelphia
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Ankur Pariyani
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
TAMIL NADU  600 079
Stewarding Chapter: Philadelphia
Nov 2005PhiladelphiaUSD 0

Total = $0

After the tsunami in 2004, Suyam started three activity centers to help child victims deal with their loss by providing personal care. These activity centers include reading, listening, writing and play corners to help students understand and cope with the psychological damage caused by the tsunami. Asha for Education - Philadelphia is co-funding the upcoming Tsunami Rehabilitation Activity Center in Kanyakumari, in Tamil Nadu.

Center focus on
- School Dropouts
- Children who lost their parents and single parent children
- Children who never gone to the school
- Slow learners
- Small kids aged between 2 ½ years to 5 years

No. of beneficiaries planned: 50 Children are regular to the center every day

Reading Corner
Newly made bookshelf has - Story Books & various skills related books are kept for children to choose themselves to read the same and doubts will be clarified by the Incharge and Assistant Incharge and the volunteers of Suyam

Things provided :
1.Sound system with tape recorder with 10 headphones and two amplifiers
2.Good capacity Computer with Speaker and Woofer
3.Various educational related CDs, fun games for children, mathematics CDs and Story CDs, etc

Listening Corner Activity :
CD's are played and visual presentation to the children and explaining the activities
With the help of sound system audio cassettes are be played, with the help of head phones children will individually listen the cassette and any doubts ask the doubt with the help of mike attached to that.

Drawing Books, tsunami training materials - drawn and enjoy, chart papers and necessary scissors and crayons and water colors are given to the children to have fun when draw and develop their creative skills.

Various sports materials like Cricket Bat and Ball, Volley Ball and Basket Ball, Puzzle games, Carom Board, Skipping Rope, Chess Board and various other materials are kept for children and Rs.7000 worth Bridge Ladder is provided outside of the centre for children.

Suyam Charitable Trust was founded in 1999 by a group of 7 college students who decided to dedicate their lives to supporting youth in education and providing career guidance to underprivileged children. The organization now has 250 volunteers, all working in community projects in Tamil Nadu. Their projects include a Montessori school, career guidance programs and personality development camps for Government-educated children.