Madurai Seed - Narpanigal

Project Brief: Seed Narpanigal is an organization started by youth in the Karumbalai (a slum) to run a variety of programs, such as education (with a strong emphasis on bringing the potential of each child), youth clubs, library for all of Karumbalai and so on.
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Boston
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Melli Annamalai
Project Partner(s): A. S. Karthik Bharathi
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Arjun Shanmuga Illam,439/1 East Street ,Karumbalai,
TAMIL NADU  625020
Tel: 9894805446
Stewarding Chapter: Boston
May 2023BostonUSD 7381
Jun 2022BostonUSD 9168
Jun 2021BostonUSD 7465
Nov 2020BostonUSD 3685
Aug 2020BostonUSD 3043
May 2020BostonUSD 3609
Nov 2019BostonUSD 3801
Jun 2019BostonUSD 3937
Nov 2018BostonUSD 11777
Jul 2018BostonUSD 3998
Nov 2017BostonUSD 10920
Sep 2016BostonUSD 4540
May 2016BostonUSD 3033
Mar 2016BostonUSD 1510
Aug 2015BostonUSD 4671
Feb 2015BostonUSD 4437
Oct 2014BostonUSD 4454
Apr 2014BostonUSD 3542
Sep 2013BostonUSD 3327
Dec 2012BostonUSD 3500
Oct 2012BostonUSD 4020
May 2012BostonUSD 890
Apr 2012BostonUSD 1001
Feb 2012BostonUSD 2017
Dec 2011BostonUSD 8960
Dec 2011BostonUSD 1925
Nov 2011BostonUSD 960
Apr 2011BostonUSD 5404
Jul 2010BostonUSD 4030
Jan 2010BostonUSD 2280
Jun 2009BostonUSD 1929
Jan 2009BostonUSD 3000
Sep 2008BostonUSD 2400
Jul 2008BostonUSD 1200
Nov 2007BostonUSD 915
Nov 2007BostonUSD 520
Jul 2007BostonUSD 900
Mar 2007BostonUSD 990

Total = $145139

(Written by the project partner)

The main objective of Seed Narpanigal is the education and personality development of the underprivileged children and young people. It places emphasis on a holistic approach to achieve the objective in a variety of ways. It does this through supported study groups and training, a library, journals, sports activities, excursions, camps, and a range of creative activities such as dance, music, art classes etc. Not only have their marks improved dramatically, but they are also now demonstrating their other talents. The children and young people are growing in self-confidence. In this way, Seed Narpanigal gives very underprivileged children and young people the opportunity to make progress educationally, personally and socially, and to work towards a vocational goal.

� Seed Narpanigal organizes 4 Holistic Education Centers.
Vandugal Arangam (Kids) is for 6 to 9 year old students (Primary School Level)
Vergal Arangam (Roots) is for 10 to 13 year old students (High School Level)
Kanavugal Arangam (Dreams) is for 14 to 17 year old students (Secondary School Level)
Thedalgal Arangam (discover) for the college going young people.
� Senthamizh Library is for the children and young people, aims to promote good reading habits and literacy
� Children's journal 'Puduyugam' as well as 'Pudiya Velichangal' for the young people enhance their writing skills and creativity.
� Thenkoodu Children Bank gives children an opportunity to save and get money back with interest at the starting of their school year for meeting their pressing education expenses. Saving scheme for the young people also helps them to meet their needs.
� Vanmugil Cultural Club is organized by and for the children and young people where they learn and practice performing arts especially folk arts.

Apart from these, Seed Narpanigal provides education sponsorships to children in need and young people. Also it provides computer facilities and organizes various clubs for science, social science, sports, and medical. It also gives awareness about child rights.

Thus, Seed Narpanigal empower the growth of young minds and broaden their horizon and to help them
(1) Bring out the potential in each child
(2) Create a culture of social service at Karumbalai through young people clubs, resulting finally in a slum where the people themselves solve their problems
(3) creating the reading habit
(4) improve education in the govt. school in the slum
(5) To support the children with the young people who were helped by Seed Narpanigal in their childhood
(6) to develop their mental abilities, self esteem, social responsibilities
Seed Narpanigal is run by the young people of Karumbalai slum itself. That makes it a unique organization in many ways. Karthik Bharathi has nurtured many young people since he was a teenager and they have joined with him in the service for education. Seed Narpanigal strongly believe that we can bring out a change in the society only through providing holistic education to disadvantaged children and young people.

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The project can be directly contacted at:
Seed Narpanigal
Arjun Shanmuga Illam
439/1, East Street, Karumbalai
Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone & Fax: 0452- 2537670
Cell: 9894805446, 9442537670

Sep 2023 Annual report 2022-23
Apr 2023 Madurai Seed Narpanigal Project Quantification (V1.2).pdf
Mar 2023 Virtual Site Visit
Feb 2023 Progress report 2022-2023
Feb 2023 Proposal 2023-2024
Apr 2022 Budget 2022-2023
Aug 2021 Virtual site visit
Apr 2021 Progress report
Mar 2021 Proposal 2021-2022
Aug 2020 Annual report 2019-2020
Apr 2020 Project updates April 2020
Apr 2020 Budget 2020-2021
Mar 2020 Site visit
Sep 2019 Annual report 2018-2019
Aug 2019 Site visit 2019
Apr 2019 Budget 2019-2020
Sep 2018 Study center lease proposal
Aug 2018 Annual Report 2017-2018
Aug 2018 Article _in Tamil_
Aug 2018 Article partial English translation
Jul 2018 Visit 2018
May 2018 Proposal 2018 - 2019
Mar 2018 Progress report
Nov 2017 Site visit Nov 2017
Jun 2017 Vasantham Summer Camp 2017
May 2017 Exam results 2017
Apr 2017 2017-2018BudgetProposal
Nov 2016 Puthuyugam magazine release function
Aug 2016 Site Visit
Aug 2016 Budget proposal 2016 - 2017
Jun 2016 Video thanking to supporters
May 2016 Vasantham Summer Camp
May 2016 Vasantham Camp photos
Mar 2016 Audited Financial Statement
Feb 2016 Special Workshop
Jan 2016 Progress report
Jul 2015 Site visit
Jun 2015 Progress report
Jun 2015 Budget for 2015-2016
Jan 2015 Aug 14 - Jan 15 report
Jul 2014 Site visit
Jul 2014 Budget 2014-15
Jul 2014 Site Visit
Jun 2014 Annual report
Jun 2014 April - June updates
Mar 2014 Virtual site visit (Skype call)
Mar 2014 Report by volunteer teachers
Dec 2013 Oct - Dec 2013 report
Sep 2013 Aug - Sept 2013 Report
Jul 2013 Budget proposal 2013-2014
Jul 2013 Report for April - June 2013
Mar 2013 March 2012-March 2013 Annual Report
Dec 2012 Progress report
Oct 2012 Pictures of the roof
Aug 2012 Proposal for roof at study center
Aug 2012 Site Visit
Jul 2012 Budget 2012-2013 (monthly)
May 2012 Vasantham camp report
May 2012 Progress report 2011-2012
May 2012 Five years of work
Aug 2011 Madhurai SEED Annual Report 2010-11
Jun 2011 Budget for 2011-2012
Mar 2011 Visit during Asha-India (Madurai) conf
Nov 2010 Approved budget for 2010-2011
Aug 2010 Budget 2010-2011
Aug 2010 Photos
Jul 2010 Video overview of Seed Narpanigal
Jul 2010 Video overview of Seed Narpanigal
Jun 2010 Site visit 2010
Dec 2009 Video overview of Seed Narpanigal
Dec 2009 half yearly holidays report
Dec 2009 Progress Report
Sep 2009 Site Visit Report 09
Jun 2009 Budget 2009-2010
Sep 2008 Proposal
Jun 2008 Email from SEED - Progress
Mar 2008 Site Visit Report
Jul 2007 Photos
Jul 2007 Site visit
Jun 2007 Report (Mar - May)
Mar 2007 Initial proposal