Running schools for the underprivileged children in remote areas of the Country.
Give Life, an aid program for deprived children.
A. Running schools - Imparting good quality Education - The Foundation is running schools at Thiruneermalai, Tamil Nadu as well as at Nulakapet, Andhra Pradesh.
Both the schools offer free quality education to around 1110 children (500 at Chennai and 600 at AP). The children are mainly from daily wage labour and quarry workers. Teachers earn at par with Government pay scales, their skills regularly upgraded and they are made aware of child rights and safety of children. Montessori system of education is followed up to primary level. Emphasis is more on Activity based learning for classes I to IV. The schools are well equipped with Library, Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs. The children are provided with breakfast. The Foundation is also managing Sri Sri Vidya Mandir Matriculation School, Anaikoil - Nagapatinam District, constructed by The Art of Living Foundation. This school provides quality education to 600 underprivileged children in the Tsunami affected areas of Nagapattinam.
One other problem has been the en masse drop outs after 10th and 12th Std. The Foundation sought to address this through an association with IGNOU by running Shriram IGNOU Community College at Thiruneermalai. IGNOU under a partnership scheme with NGOs has agreed to issue certificates, Diploma and Associate degree (2 yr) programs.
Apart from running the schools, job oriented tailoring courses are conducted for the poor women on industrial tailoring, embroidery and Zardosi.
B. Give Life - Shriram Foundation collaborates with Give Life, an independent Trust formed with the main objective of extending help to underprivileged children, in the form of Nutritious food, books, school bags, tuition fees, coaching facilities, etc.
Under this program, donations are accepted from Corporates and individuals who are desirous of extending financial aid for educating the underprivileged children. The Program provides a package of aid to children and their families to enable enrolment and school attendance.
Further support is extended in the following areas:-
Motivational training, self esteem and personality development
Health and Hygiene
Practical English Basic computer skills and Art
Regular counseling and interaction with children
Accessing jobs, setting up micro enterprises
Supplementary tuition, including training of tuition teachers
To read more, please click on to www.givelife.in
Orphan and Destitute careShriram Foundation has been running a Children’s Home, ASHRAM for the last 15 years. The Home has been recognized as a FIT Institution by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Chennai district. All children attend the school at Thiruneermalai. Children are also given supplementary classes and computer education during evening and weekends.
Regular nutritive diet, with medical care and field visits with all festival celebrations mark a child’s life at Ashram.
A reputed doctor of the area visits the Ashram regularly. A qualified Social worker and Counsellor are available at Ashram premises for providing family counselling for families in crisis.