Every monthly donation helps more children like Mala go to school
Having lost her father at a very young age, 6-year-old Mala belonged to a single parent family. Her mother rolled beedis to eke a living. With a very low-income, she found it very hard to make ends meet. She did not have enough resources to provide her child with a quality education.
She then approached Amar Seva Sangam. Mala was admitted to the Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya (SSV) run by Amar Seva Sangam. She was given free education, uniforms, study materials and personal attention.
Mala is now in Class 5. She works hard and usually stands first in class. She has a lot of dreams that she aims to achieve. Give children like Mala a chance to achieve their dreams.
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What the beneficiary gets
Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya (SSV), is a model school which tries to bring together differently-abled students and regular students in the same classroom to provide them with a holistic education. The environment is directed towards inculcating in regular students an appreciation and understanding of the differently abled children and vice versa.
Assistance is determined by the economic situation of the children's families. Along with education, they are given training in sports, music, elocution, debates, essay writing etc. Students of SSV have won many prizes in various district and state level competitions. SSV uses sponsorship received from donors to provide basic facilities like uniforms, study materials etc. for students. There are over 650 children studying in the school.
Donations made to this program support the salaries, electricity, and for procurement of material for the school. When you donate to the program, two underprivileged children studying in Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya secure their education.
Amar Seva Sangam
6 January, 2023
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
We are focused on providing quality education to all students and look forward to identifying financially disadvantaged students and helping them pursue their education without interruption. All these students are coming from below poverty families. The scholarship will encourage the students to continue for their further studies. It will also motivate the parents to continue their children’s studies in our school. Every Saturday we are giving counselling classes to XII Std students with the help of a psychologist. We are conducting many club activities like English club, Maths Club, Science club, Social Club, GK club, and Tamil Elocution. The students are very interested and coming forward to participate in these activities. Its helping in encouraging their hidden talents and stage fear. Our children have participated in so many cultural events and awareness programs. They got many prizes and achieved a good name for their school in our educational district. Following are the examples of their achievements:
- Surya from VII Std got Overall Championship for Yoga Competitions held at Madurai, Tamilnadu Sports Yoga Foundation, Param Yoga Vidyalaya National Open championship competitions. Our special child (HI) Vishnugogul and Denociril got IV place.
- Hari kishan from V std and Verronika Deepthi from IV Std both are got the Participation certificate in Overall Championship for Yoga Competitions held at Kumbakonam.
- Sathya from III std won many prizes for Silambattam at District and State level.
- Denosiril for VII std won many prizes for Silambattam at District and State level.
- Various competitions were held in RC School Tenkasi on the occasion of Sage Veeramamunivar's birthday. Our students participated in most of the events and won the championship.
- Our student Iyyappan from XI std qualified in PM Yasavi entrance test held on 25-09-2022
- Our students won so many prizes for Essay writing, eluvation, Music, Drawing and Quiz conducted by Vivekanantha Kendra Kanyakumari at 30.06.2022
- Child helpline in Tenkasi District conducted the sports competition in our school. Our students from I Std to V Std participated in that program. They are all got the participation certificate. With this program for the time period of January to June – 2022, we are able to cover beneficiaries from various places around our school namely Tenkasi, Ayikudy, Kambly, Kilangadu, Sampavarvadakarai. Within the given time period, a total of 9 children were impacted by this program.
Challenges faced and next steps
Post covid period we have faced a lot of problems from the students. We took online classes during pandemic, but it was not as effective as regular classes. Students were not able to reach their full potential. As per the government instructions, all students were promoted after two years of online education without regular studies. In regular classes we are facing a lot of issues in their studies. Most of the students did not know the English alphabets and Tamil letters. Teachers are teaching the letters first and then complete their syllabus accordingly. We are sorting out the students depending upon their capability and guide them further. It will take long time to overcome all of this. We are training students with special classes and improve their studies. We have only three months until our annual exams. We are working hard to reach our goal to secure good marks in our students for their final exams.
Stories from the ground
M. Sathya is studying III std. She is a very brilliant girl, very good at her studies and secures top marks in her class. She is one of the most talented girls in her class. She is a very good speaker. She is very good at volunteering and never misses school. She wins at least one prize in all the competitions which ever she participates in. She is very matured and loves helping her friends by clearing doubts and explaining lessons. She is very much interest and learns Silambattam martial art. She has entered the state level competition as the youngest to perform. She got the first prize in state level championship held at Chennai and another first prize in district level championship held at Madurai. She has good support from her parents to learn Silambattam art. Her father works for daily wages & mother works as a beedi roller. she has one sister, Suba Sri. Sathya is also very helpful to her mother. She understands all the situations and manages them very well. We along with her family render our thanks to you wholeheartedly. P.S: Silambattam is one of the oldest known martial art forms identified with the Tamil People listed among the 64 art forms of yore, stick – fighting, once a widely used method of defense among warrior clans is an effective combat technique against even multiple assailants.
11 July, 2022
Maya vaishnavi is taking good care of her family by keeping her self updated about the pandemic.
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
The covid pandemic turned everything upside down, and it has been tough to keep up with our regular targets. This pandemic has thrown various challenges, out of which conducting online classes is one. We had new admissions for VI to IX and also for XI Standard. However, for access in XI standard, we chose students depending upon their ability as no public exams were conducted. From September 1, 2021, we have started regular classes from 9th to 12th standard, and from November 1, 2021, we have also begun regular courses from 6th to 8th standard as instructed by the Government of Tamil Nadu. All our students, parents, and teachers are thrilled to be in a classroom physically after a long period of online classes. ‘International we serve foundation’ conducted a storytelling competition about APJ. Abdulkarim. Nearly 65 students & 3 teachers participated. We proudly inform you that our Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School is one of the top 10 best schools. Our headmistress Mrs. Parvathi received the best headmistress award, and our faculty Mr. Arumugasamy received the best teacher award. Our students U.Murugeswari-x, C.Indhuja-XII, S.Maheshwari-X, C.Anusiya-IX, and Kavitha-XII (unique child) received consolation prizes. All participants received E-Certificate for their participation. On December 16, 2021, in collaboration with the forest department, our students prepared 200 seed balls and went to the Ayikudy to throw the seed balls in various places. This event made our students understand the importance of forests and trees. This made our students feel thrilled. A competition was held by the Tamil Nadu Science Forum and Surandai Puthaga Thiruvizha to encourage students to copy 1330 Thirukkural. More than 80 students have participated and got appreciation certificates. With this program for July to December – 2021, we can cover beneficiaries from various areas around our school, namely Ayikudy, Kambili, Kilangadu, Sambavarvadakarai Villages in Tenkasi District, Tamil Nadu. Within the given period, 103 children were impacted by this program. All the beneficiaries who benefited from this program come from financially weak families. They were having trouble buying groceries, vegetables, medical kits, etc. They were working for daily wages, and it became tough for them to work daily. Even after taking so many precautions, some of the families have covid symptoms, and thankfully they are all safe now. With the support from giving India, their parents are very grateful and happy that their children are not missing their education.
Challenges faced and next steps
The education industry was one of the worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with institutions scrambling to find solutions to keep their doors open. In these times of need, online learning tools emerged as a boon. Online education has many benefits: portability, ease of access, reduced need for physical infrastructure, lowered costs, and greater flexibility. But that isn't to say that it doesn't come with its demerits. In a recent survey, 60% of the students who have recently shifted into an online – learning system thought of the experience as boring and struggled with motivating themselves to pay attention in class. Therefore, we shall explore the biggest challenges facing online education today in the following. Students complain of lacking motivation due to a lack of interpersonal touch between the students and the teacher in the online classes. The need for physical interaction between the students is also a necessity for maintaining engagement which the online learning methodology has no answers for yet. Due to pandemic situations and lockdown, the parents face several problems to preserve their economic status. So, it is tough to provide proper arrangements for their online studies. The government instructed the private schools to collect 80% of their students' fees. The give India's scholarship enhances the needy students to uplift their education. For over one year, we have faced many problems teaching online, but now we are happy that we can open our school for 9th to 12th standard from September 1st, 2021, and for 6th to 8th standard from November 1st, 2021. We are focusing on providing quality education to all the students and looking forward to identifying students who were having financial backlash and helping them pursue their education without dropping out.
Stories from the ground
Maya Vaishnavi is studying IV standards and is very good in her studies. Due to covid, we are conducting online classes, and she is attending them without fail. She is the topper in her class. She likes playing games with her two sisters, like ludo and blindfold games. She is very much active in her class as well as at home. She loves helping her mom in the kitchen by washing vessels, cutting vegetables, etc. She is very much aware of the disadvantages caused by fast food, and she avoids them. Maya Vaishnavi's family is one of the worse affected families financially due to this pandemic. She is very much aware of the corona pandemic and made her family realize the importance of wearing masks and washing hands regularly. She kept herself updated regarding the covid situation in the country by watching T.V news every day. Thankfully they are all staying safe.
5 October, 2021
Educate poor children in an integrated school
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
The covid pandemic turned everything upside down and it has been very difficult to keep up with our regular targets. This pandemic had thrown various challenges out of which, conducting online classes is one. Due to their financial condition, some of our students were not able to attend online classes because they don’t have smartphones. We had come up with a plan to arrange 174 smartphones for students so that they won’t miss any of their classes. For this, with the help of Standard Chartered Bank, we have achieved our target.In the month of July, Tamil Nadu Science Forum and the Muthamil Education Movement together organized a Thirukkural writing contest in association with the Thirukural Development Organization of Tamilnadu. More than 100 students from our school participated in it and got appreciation certificates.Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu conducted competitions such as Essay writing, elocution, and painting online at the state level on behalf of the National Green corps. Many students from our school have participated in this competition. Our 10th class student P. Indhu wrote an essay titled 'Let's reclaim the fertile earth' for an essay writing competition and got third place at the state level.JP Arts and Science College organized online competitions such as Essay writing on Corona Awareness, Speech, and Painting. Our school students participated and received many prizes as follows.Essay ContestFirst prize – Sangeetha, X standardSecond Prize – Malathi, X standardThird Prize – Murugeshwari, X standardPainting competitionFirst prize – Sivaguru Shanmugam, X standardThird Prize – Malathi, X standardWith this program for the time period of January to June – 2021, we are able to cover beneficiaries from various places around our school namely Ayikudy, Kambili, Kilangadu, Sambavarvadakarai Villages in Tenkasi District, Tamil Nadu. Within the given time period, a total of 7 children were impacted by this program. All the beneficiaries who got benefited from this program come from families who are financially weak. This covid pandemic had made it worse. They were having trouble buying groceries, vegetables, medical kits, etc. They were working for daily wages and it became very hard for them to work on a daily basis. With the support from Give India, their parents are very grateful and happy that their children are not missing their education.
Challenges faced and next steps
Due to covid pandemic and all the lockdowns, it has been very difficult to conduct classes physically. In order to help children not to waste their academic year, we were conducting online classes. Initially, it has been very difficult to teach all the students online because some students are not able to focus, some students don’t have smartphones, some students have network issues, etc. Some of the parents have lost their jobs and were not able to meet daily expenses. There were times where some students had to quit their studies and go to work. We have given counseling to all the parents and also conducted a covid awareness program via online and telephone calls. Initially, it was difficult to make them all understand the pandemic and the importance of wearing a mask, sanitizing their hands frequently, and maintaining social distance. Over the time period, with regular awareness, all our children and their parents are staying safe. For the students, who are not able to attend online classes due to lack of smartphones, we have collaborated with the Standard Chartered Bank to help them by providing android phones. Now all the students are able to attend online classes. Exams were conducted through Google sheets and survey.com. For over one year, we have faced a lot of problems teaching online but now we are happy that we are able to open our school for 9th to 12th standard from September 1st, 2021. We are thinking of reopening fully by the end of this month. We are focusing on providing quality education to all the students and also looking forward to identifying students who were having financial backlash and help them in pursuing their education without dropping out.
Stories from the ground
Impact story: Indhuja is studying in 12th standard in Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya higher secondary school. Her father works as a driver and her mother works as a Beedi roller. Indhuja’s family’s financial condition is very low and they are not able to pay fees regularly. They want to provide a good education to her so that she can have a bright future. Due to this pandemic, her father lost his job and they are not able to find jobs regularly. She is very good at her studies, topper of the class. Her favorite subject is Mathematics. In every term exam, Indhuja secures the highest marks. She is very obedient, respects all the teachers and elders, and is very good at helping nature. Apart from studies, She is very good at debate contests which are held at our school's annual day celebrations. She is also interested in sports, cultural activities and has an extraordinary talent for hosting our school functions. She has won many prizes in sports & extra-curricular activities. She also loves helping slow learners in her class and is very active.
23 March, 2021
For Better Education
Number of People benefitted in Primary school – 7
A total of seven children benefitted from Give India Program from May-2020 to Dec-2020.
Poo Esakki is a brilliant girl. Her parents are working for daily wages. She is second child among three children. She is very intelligent, authentic, and a active student. Due to this Covid pandemic, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Primary School is organizing online classes. Even in this lockdown period, she is very good in following instructions of teachers and is very prompt in doing homework and studying assigned by her teachers. After finishing her work given by her teachers she is taking out some time to read moral giving stories. Her parents want to provide good education to their children. Their income is not sufficient to provide education for all three children even before this Covid pandemic, and with this Pandemic it became worst.
Mala is studying in III STD. Her father works in Amar Seva Sangam as a helper and her mother works as a beedi roller. Mala is average in her studies, but is a very intelligent student. She is very good in reciting rhymes. She is also very obedient and disciplined. She is a very good dancer. Due to this Covid pandemic, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Primary School is organizing online classes and she attends classes regularly without fail. She is following all the instructions given by her teachers during online classes.
Sumithran is studying in III STD. His father works for daily wages and his mother works as a beedi roller. Their financial condition is very poor and they are one of the families who got affected due to Covid lockdown. Sumithran is very active, good in his studies and very shrewd. He is very good at Sports. Due to this Covid pandemic, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Primary School is organizing online classes. He is regularly attending online classes and doing his work promptly.
Usha is studying in XI STD. Her father works for daily wages. Her mother works as a beedi roller. She is very good in her studies. She also secured 494/600 in her board exams. She is one of the toppers in her class. Her aim is to become a Chartered accountant and loves helping slow learners in her class. Besides studies she is very much interested in speech competition and quiz competitions and won many prizes. Due to this Covid pandemic, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Hr.Sec. School is organizing online classes. This covid situation left many people jobless, especially people who are working for daily wages.
Muthulakshmi is studying in XII STD (Maths-Biology). Her father works for daily wages. Her mother works as a beedi roller. She is very talented and shrewd. She scored 408/600 in her XI STD public examination. Her aim is to become a Doctor. She is preparing for NEET Examination. Apart from studies she also likes singing, speech competitions and won many prizes. She also helps slow learners in her class. Due to this Covid pandemic, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Hr.Sec. School is organizing online classes. As everyone else in her town, her family is also affected due to this covid pandemic because her parents work for daily wages.
K.Sumathi is studying in XII STD. Her father works for daily wages. Her mother works as a Beedi roller. She is very good in her studies. She secured 408/600 in XI STD. Her aim is to become a Nurse by doing bachelors in Nursing. She also loves helping slow learners in her class. Besides studies she is also very much interested in speech competitions, quiz competitions and won lot of prizes. Due to this Covid pandemic, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Hr.Sec. School is organizing online classes. These covid lockdowns have affected financially her family also, but she is taking it as a challenge and participating in our online classes actively, so that she can achieve her goals.
Mariammal is studying in XII STD. Her father works for daily wages. Her mother works as a Beedi Roller. She is very good in her studies. She secured 489/600 in her XI STD board exams. Her aim is to become a Chartered accountant. She also loves helping slow learners in her class. Besides studies she is also very much interested in speech competitions, quiz competitions and won lot of prizes. Due to this Covid pandemic, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Primary School is organizing online classes. Covid has affected her family also regarding financially but she is focusing on her studies.
Areas covered - In and around Ayikudy village (Around 4 Kms radius)
Covid-19 related updates –
Amar Seva Sangam’s, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya facilitates education for rural children from different economic and social backgrounds ranging from middle class to below poverty line. Due to this Corona lockdown situation, our community is really affected. Students families suffered financially due to unemployment. Students are unable to attend school physically. Hence we have decided to teach our students through online classes so that they won’t miss their Academic year. Since June, We are successfully running our online classes and Students joined the online classes enthusiastically. Though it is not as good as teaching directly, but still all our students are performing very well. We opened regular classes for X and XII from 19th of January -2021. As per the Govt.’s information the classes will start functioning and now 9th and 11th will be started regular shortly. We also were conducting regular weekly, monthly Termly one word, two marks and regular Exams for the students.
5 July, 2020
Malathika : unfolding the journey
Malathika : unfolding the journey
The program at ASS is running successfully because of donors like you, we thank you all immensely. As a progress update of the overall program, we share with you the story of Malathika. Malathika is studying in V std. Her father works as a daily wager & mother is a home maker. She has one elder sister & her sister is also studying in our school. Malathika is a very talented girl. She is very good in her studies. In exams, she always secures in one of the top five places in her class. She is a very good listener & very active in her class. She is very obedient student as well. She is very calm & likes participating in many competitions like Thirukkural reciting competition, running race, Water filling in the bottle etc. and won many prizes. She is a good singer & participated in group singing competitions and won many prizes. She is very caring and likes helping other study. She does her homework neatly and perfectly. Though she has eye problem, she never considers that & helps her classmates by clearing their doubts. She is undergoing treatment for her eye problem. She spends maximum time reading books. She is the most intelligent girl in her class and very fluent in reading English. Her hobbies are reading books, listening to music and watching t.v. She is very much interested in science and her aim is to become a doctor. Her parents want to help her in achieving her goal. But with their financial condition they can’t afford those expenses. With the support of give India portal they are happy that their daughter will be able to achieve her dream. They render their thanks wholehartedly.
19 November, 2019
Care and support being provided
Care and support being provided
22 July, 2019
Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Primary School, run by Amar Seva Sangam was started in 1991 with handful of children. Now it has grown to Higher Secondary level. Qualified teachers are appointed and the classes, infrastructures, etc are provided as per ISO standards. The school Basic education is taught to the children under integrated atmosphere by way of play, movements and colouring. Students enjoy the atmosphere and are keen to attend their classes. We are conducting various competitions in drawing, Speech, Elocution etc. to encourage our children. Also our students participate in the Thirukkural competitions at many places and won prizes like, Thiruvalluvar competition.
Story from the field
Vishnu Gokul is studying in IV standard. His father works for daily wages. His mother is a Tailor. Vishnu Gokul is born with hearing and speech impairment. He is the eldest among two children. Inspite of his disability, he has lot of self confidence and perseverance. He is very good in drawing. He participated in two inter school competitions and won first prize in both of the competitions. He is disciplined, obedient and good in his studies as well. He is very active in class and has very good memory. He almost memories everything he reads. He also participated in many Elocution competitions. Chess is his favourite game. He gets only one hour to practice chess at school. He goes to home, finishes his work fast and spends most of the time by playing chess. Now he is going to participate in National level chess competition. God always gifts good talents to differently abled people. We believe that he is one of them. His parents’ income is not sufficient for running a family and medical expenses. Donations received through Give India portal are helping such children to continue their studies. We thank from our bottom of our heart for helping such children.e India portal are helping such children to continue their studies. We thank from our bottom of our heart for helping such children.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||30|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||27|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Ayikudy Village, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu State|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||7279176|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||6322364|
30 October, 2018
Amar Seva Sangam's Update
Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya run by Amar Seva Sangam was upgraded to Hr. Secondary School in 2015. For effective administration purpose, the school has been segregated as Primary and Higher Secondary. Qualified teachers are appointed as per ISO norms.
Apart from regular classes, the children are trained in extra curriculars including sports, athletics, painting, karate, dance, etc. Children are taken on an annual excursion. The destinations of these trips are decided so as to help in supplement their classroom learnigs.
The children are constantly encouraged to participate in interschool competitions. They recently participated in a Book Exhibition organized in a nearby town and won many prizes. The students participate in cultural events. Our students have won prizes in various categories including Thirukkural recitation, essay writing, yoga competition, singing competition of Vivekanda Kendra. They have also proved their ability in sports, athletics and chess competitions.
Recently, we celebrated Independence day, Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Shri. Kamarajar Birthday, Former President of India, Shri Abdul Kalam birthday, Teachers day in our school.
We are happy to share that recently our Scout Team has got Rajya puraskar award.
Story from the field
G.Parameshwari is studying in XII Standard (school final). She has a brother and he is also studying in the same school. Parameswari is a very talented girl.
Her father is a security guard in a temple. The economic condition of the family is very poor. Their parents are unable to afford the school fees of 2 children. They live in a joint family in a rented house.
Parameshwari scored 476 marks out of 500 in SSLC and 449 marks out of 600 in XI standard. She is interested in extra-curricular activities also. She has got many prizes in Thirukkural receitation, composition writing and sports competitions. Her ambition is to become a doctor and to serve the differently-abled community. So she is working hard in studies and she is wishes to write NEET Exam. The benefit she receives from Give India is very helpful in her studies. She renders thanks to the supporters.
|Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19||554|
|Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year||53|
18 May, 2018
Amar Seva Sangam's update
Amar Seva Sangam is a premier organisation in the field of disability management which caters to the needs of the disabled community by forming a 'Valley for the Disabled' through its Institutional Based Rehabilitation and Village Based Rehabilitation. Our campus now has several projects for the disabled where we have about 250 disabled children and youth in-campus and more than 1000 day scholars in our High School, Medical Testing Unit, School for Special Children, Early Intervention Centre, IGNOU & Alagappa Higher Education Centre and various vocational training programs. The Spinal Post Acute Care Centre and Early Intervention program are our pioneering programs which are very few in our country. The demand for our services far exceeds our existing facilities but we are able to manage with fast turnaround of patients and strong village based and Home based follow-ups post discharge.
Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19 - 600
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 - INR 56,45,200
Ms. M.Ponmanickam is one of our Home children. She is affected by Congenital Fibular Hemimelia, i.e. Limb shortening (Left leg). Being a bright student, she was also given good coaching, counselling to excel more in her studies. As a result, in 2016, she was the school topper in the handicapped category in 10th Standard Government Examinations.
And now, in Plus Two School final examinations she has scored 1050 out of 1200, the School Second Rank.
She excels not only in studies, but also in sports, dance and oratory. She achieved a good standing at the State level in table tennis.