Payir Trust

Project Brief: Payir is a community based organization with an objective of holistic and inclusive rural development. Payir is looking for Asha's patronage to promote primary & higher education in and around Thenur village.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: UFlorida
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Ravi Venkatraman
Project Partner(s): Senthil Gopalan
Other Contacts: Meera Sitharam
Project Address: , Thenur Village,T. Kalathur via Kunnam Taluk,Perambalur,
TAMIL NADU  621114
Tel: 011 91 4327234644
Stewarding Chapter: UFlorida
Nov 2023UFloridaUSD 5593
Jun 2022UFloridaUSD 18117
Dec 2021UFloridaUSD 20798
May 2021UFloridaUSD 5206
Aug 2020UFloridaUSD 3455
Nov 2019UFloridaUSD 8546
Oct 2019UFloridaUSD 12733
Jul 2019UFloridaUSD 13318
Apr 2019UFloridaUSD 4397
Mar 2019UFloridaUSD 4598
Mar 2019UFloridaUSD 2189
Nov 2018UFloridaUSD 6223
Dec 2017UFloridaUSD 7033
May 2017UFloridaUSD 7033
Dec 2016UFloridaUSD 6626
Jul 2016UFloridaUSD 5912
Mar 2016UFloridaUSD 3046
Nov 2015UFloridaUSD 6116
Dec 2014UFloridaUSD 6198
Sep 2014UFloridaUSD 6371
Jun 2013UFloridaUSD 3162
Aug 2012UFloridaUSD 3500
Oct 2011UFloridaUSD 4700
Feb 2011UFloridaUSD 1200
Feb 2011UFloridaUSD 4500
May 2010MadisonUSD 3420
Nov 2009UFloridaUSD 3400
Jun 2009MadisonUSD 3400
Jan 2009UFloridaUSD 3260

Total = $184050

Payir believes in the fundamental right of every child to education. The project aims to provide quality primary education to all children. The project focuses on two programs:

1. Non-formal education center: The project models the learning center along the lines of the gurukulams of India. Gurukulams were centers of excellence where subjects
of various interests were learnt and practiced. It is basically a ‘learning farm’ where every aspect that makes a vibrant rural society will be experimented, learnt and practiced. The objective of this initiative is to create rural leaders who excel in rural knowledge and craft in our learning center
2.Intervention program : The primary effort of this program is to improve the performance of the existing schools in and around Thenur. This program provide existing teachers with additional training on ‘activity based teaching’ and other non-formal methods. The program also will also provide these schools with support staff, which can help the existing teachers and facilitate in creating community
library and reading centers.

1. Payir believes that the eventual ownership and implementation of ideas of holistic community development should come from and be owned by the community having its own set of leaders/experts. The existing learning environment does not provide scope for the development of such leaders/experts- leaders in local village governance; in areas of rural arts, crafts and culture; in local ecology; in traditional practices of farming, health and engineering; in local water bodies management and such areas of expertise which focuses on holistic rural
empowerment and development. The learning center is an effort in line to nurture such leaders by working with a small set of children from their formative years.

2. The intervention program aims to introduce a number of systemic changes needed to increase the percentage of attendance at government school around Thennur.
-By making school more engaging and activity oriented for students
- Creating the right environment in terms of infrastructure, social education to parents and community at large on shift on attitude towards inclusive and holistic education.

3. The project will also provide for temporary accommodation for children of migratory workers which will not hamper their education.
Payir was founded in 2004 January by Senthilkumar Gopalan an engineer who had worked in India and US in various industries ranging from Thermal Power Plants to Information Technology.

Payir envisages the transformation of Indian villages into a socially stimulating, self reliant, growth oriented community rooted in the principles of Truth - a society where people practice and interact with the highest moral values

Key Objectives:
1. Make primary health care, first level curative care, referral care and palliative care available to all villagers at affordable cost.
2.Facilitate access to secondary and tertiary health care with close networking
3.Provide holistic, creative and value based education to rural children through non-formal methods
4. Be a learning and a resource center for skill building of village youths on traditional trades and rural crafts
5.Initiate and facilitate in creation of community based rural industries.
6.Promote alternate and best practices on agricultural and live-stock development and management
7.Facilitate in Panchayat development including infrastructure, sanitation and civic systems
8.Promote the growth of a truth and peace oriented village community through the concepts of Sarvodaya
Sep 2023 ProjectQuantification_09_2023.pdf
Aug 2023 Site Visit - Virtual
Aug 2023 2023-24 Proposal
Jun 2022 2022-23 Proposal - CSR Version
Jun 2022 2022-23 Proposal
Oct 2021 2021-22 Proposal
May 2021 COVID health response
Apr 2021 Project photo
Sep 2020 Project photo
Aug 2020 COVID19 Proposal for RSTC Childrens Family Fund
Mar 2020 Site Visit Report
Jan 2020 Project photo
Oct 2019 2019-20 Proposal
Jun 2019 2019 Site Visit Report
Oct 2018 2018-19 Proposal
Oct 2018 Education Report From Payir
Oct 2018 2018-19 Proposal Inter Chapter Transfer Asha-Stanford
Aug 2018 Nutrition Program ISP Award Proposal 2019-20
Jan 2018 2018 Payir Site Visit
Oct 2017 2017-18 Payir Proposal
Jul 2017 2017 Payir Site Visit
Nov 2016 2016-17_Payir_Budget_conference_call_minutes
Nov 2016 Payir Conference Call Minutes
Oct 2016 2016-17_Payir_Budget_proposal
Sep 2016 Payir 2016_17 Proposal
Jul 2016 2016-17_Payir_Site visit report
Jul 2016 Payir Site Visit Report July 2016
Mar 2016 2015-16 one-time funding
Mar 2016 2015-16 one-time fund voting
Nov 2015 2015-16_Proposal
Nov 2015 2015-16_VotingMinutes
Aug 2015 2014-15_SiteVisitReport
Aug 2014 Budget Proposal 2014-15
Aug 2014 QnA on Budget Proposal 2014-15
Aug 2014 Approval Minutes 2014-15
Jun 2014 Payir Voting minutes
Jun 2014 Approval Minutes
May 2014 Conference call minutes
Jan 2014 Budget Proposal 2013-14 and Q&A
Jul 2013 Payir Site Visit 2013
Jul 2012 Payir Approval Minutes
Jun 2012 Site Visit 2012
Apr 2012 Conference Call Apr '12
Jan 2012 Payir Budget Proposal '11-12
Aug 2011 Site_Visit_2011
Jan 2011 Call_JAn_09_11
Jan 2011 Approval_minutes_2011
Nov 2010 Asha_Wide_Call
Oct 2010 clarifications_proposal
Oct 2010 revisted_proposal_10_11
Sep 2010 proposal_budget_10_11
Sep 2010 appendix_proposal_10_11
Aug 2010 Site_visit_2010
Aug 2010 News_letter
Jul 2010 E_learning_FAQ
Jul 2010 Call_minutes_july_10
May 2010 progress_report_April_2010
Jan 2010 Conference_Call_January_2010
Nov 2009 Approval_minutes_2009
Aug 2009 Site_visit_2009
Aug 2009 Conference_call
Jul 2009 Proposal_budget_09_10
Mar 2009 March_call_minutes
Jan 2009 approval_minutes
Oct 2008 Site_visit_2008
Aug 2008 Madison_conference_minutes
Jul 2008 Project_proposal
Jul 2008 Conference_call_minutes
Jul 2008 Proposal_discussion
Jun 2008 Proposal_presentation
Aug 2006 PFF_proposal