Sponsor education materials for a poor middle school student by Society for Poor People Development

Sponsor education materials for a poor middle school student


Help motivate children like Dhanam to go to school

Dhanam is an average student studying in grade 5 in the Government Middle School, Nachampatty. She is the only daughter to her parents who do not live together. She lives with her mother who is a daily wage labourer. She hails from a poor family where necessities like electricity are not common. This used to add to her struggle to complete her homework and score well in her exams despite spending most of her time studying.

She was referred to the Society for Poor People Development by one of their SHG members. Considering her educational level, she was enrolled in the Evening Study Center. Attending extra classes there helped her improve her handwriting and get better at her lessons. Regular tests conducted at the center helped her prepare better for her exams and score well. To make sure that she can complete her homework at night, SPPD also provided her a solar light through Mrs. Alice Doolan.

SPPD helps children like Dhanam to get better at school by giving them educational support. Donate to provide basic school materials to these children and help them continue their studies. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
Access To Resources
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Society for poor people development (SPPD) works to improve the living conditions of underprivileged children in the economically backward communities of Tamil Nadu.

Children stay with their parents and go to the nearby government schools. In the evening they attend SPPD's Evening Study Centers. Their parents either work in nearby farms or are construction labourers and only be able to earn enough to feed their children. Inability to afford basic school materials like uniforms, stationary etc., creates an inferiority complex in the minds of these children and often acts as a barrier to their regular schooling. SPPD works with them by providing them the basic school materials and motivates them to perform better at school.


* Age group of the children - 9 to 13 years

* Grades in which the children are studying - Grade 5 to 7

* Number of children your donation will help for a year - 1

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About The NGO

Society for Poor People Development
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Society for Poor People Development

SPPD works among poor, orphaned and underprivileged children, children with HIV and abandoned, deserted women like widows, helpless and resource poor farmers to ensure their rights and development. They also provide relief and rehabilitation to victims of disaster and train them on disaster preparedness.

SPPD envisions a secure & sustainable community with special focus on empowering vulnerable groups through 5 broad thematic areas. education & skill development focuses on providing wholesome education to children and demand-driven skill training to youth. They also prioritise health which is central to human well being.

Providing the children living with HIV/AIDS with monthly nutritional kit is one of other important activities. Their intervention with women groups is through building their capacity to become self reliant. India is primarily an agrarian country and hence SPPD strongly believes in reviving agriculture and making it profitable and sustainable.

This would solve many of the socio-economic issues that the rural population faces. The organization has trained small & marginal farmers in sustainable agriculture and has demonstrated the scope of dry land farming in a semi-arid region by establishing a model farm cum training centre. Yet another major initiative for Organic farming practices of SPPD is the propagation of preserved green fodder among the farmers of these drought prone districts. Disaster relief, rehabilitation, and more importantly training on Disaster Preparedness forms a part of interventions of SPPD.

Today, SPPD has been executing projects in partnership with the state government, central government, corporate, Not-for-profit organizations and individual philanthropists from India & abroad. The organisation has an impeccable track record of executing several projects which has transformed thousands of lives and stands testimony to the organisation's commitment & expertise. The organization has been enlisted by Global Giving - U.S, U.K and GiveIndia, TATA power and Your Cause that demonstrates its credibility, transparency and management.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

J. Raju

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

education | children

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Rising Star

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 August, 2020

Supporting the rural children in need


Supporting the rural children in need

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The various materials such as stationeries, footwear, school bag etc provided by Give India all went a long way in helping the children belonging to the Evening Study Centre (ESCs) here the entire year. These poor rural kids studying in various grades of middle school got benefited in many ways by the same. In the first place the need for them to often resort to the act of borrowing many of the materials such as pencil, pen and other stationeries from others could be effectively prevented.

Most of the educational materials provided free at the schools being very low in quality, especially the pencils and pens would get broken in a matter of few days. This used to force these less privileged children to borrow the same. Apart from fulfilling the physical need of educational materials their psychological wellbeing too has been taken care of in a big way by this support from Give India. The usual sense of inferiority complex that would haunt the poor rural kids of comparing themselves with the few privileged mates in their class rooms also could be overcome by them, as they need not have to borrow things from the fellow students.

Thus by helping to reduce the inferiority complex in their minds, the educational materials that they received throughout the academic year, the wholesome development of the poor children of the ESCs here has been taken care of . And hence the children and their family members feel indebted to Give India and its individual donors who have made this possible. "

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