Help rural children get access to nursery education by Amar Seva Sangam

Help rural children get access to nursery education

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Balasateesh is a chronically ill child who belongs to a poor family. His father repairs cycles to earn their living expenses. He is not able to earn nearly enough money to look after their needs and most of what he earns goes into his wife’s treatment.

While struggling to put food on the table, Sateesh’s education felt like a luxury that his father could not afford. But Sateesh was his only hope and he wanted to do whatever he could for his son. He wanted Sateesh to study at any cost so that he could lead a better life someday. He approached Amar Seva Sangam hoping with a request to help his son.

The organization found a donor who wanted to support Sateesh’s education. With this support, Satheesh now attends school regularly. He is in UKG and loves going to school. He is a quick learner and a joy to be around!

Satheer’s parents feel proud when they hear him recite his rhymes and lessons. Despite all their suffering, they can now believe that there is a different life that lies ahead for their son. They look forward to watching him progress with his schooling and build a good future for himself.

Every child deserves to dream and you could help make that difference for a poor kid. Give a child like Sateesh a chance to build the future they wish for. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Early Education
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

The Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Nursery & Primary School (SSVNPS) was set up by Amar Seva Sangam to provide quality basic education to children of underprivileged families in Ayikudy who couldn't afford to attend regular private schools.

The nursery school provides an environment where students with physical disabilities are placed on an equal ground as those without disabilities. They are empowered to be active learners and participants. All the students benefit from learning in an environment that is committed to acceptance, respect, and understanding. Close to 250 students are served in the school. The continuous success of the various programmes of Amar Seva Sangam has led to tremendous growth in the schools each year.

Donations made to this program support the salaries, transportation, and administration cost of the school. You can donate to this program and help 5 children get access to education.

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About The NGO

Amar Seva Sangam
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Amar Seva Sangam

Amar Seva Sangram was established to help differently-abled and underprivileged children. Their mission is to empower disabled citizens by rehabilitating them and integrating them into mainstream society. They have a home for rehabilitated physically challenged people that provides free shelter, food, clothing, medical aid, and appliances. Around 50 children with loco-motor disability and associated problems are attended to and provided with special medical care.

The school for specially-abled children, Sangamam, provides free education. In Village-based rehabilitation, differently abled people, as well as communities, are involved in the rehabilitation process. They are organized into Self Help Groups for their development and get access to different government schemes. Early Intervention Center aims to intervene as early as possible and minimize disability so that the child can reach the highest potential. They cater to the needs of the children under 5 years. 30 Special children have been served so far, out of which 8 have been mainstreamed.

Amar Foundation is a trust, with a mission to generate employment for the rural poor and handicapped. They have 65 employees of which around 25 are specially-abled. Sri S. Ramakrishnan, the founder was awarded the Amazing Indians Award for his extraordinary work and selfless devotion.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sankara Raman S

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Early Education | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Amar Seva Sangam has

supported the education of 965 underprivileged children

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: India's Best NGO To Work For 2016

2016: Global CSR Leadership award presented by ABP news

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 October, 2021

Help rural children get access to nursery education


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Covid pandemic has changed the way the world is running and it has been very difficult to keep up with our regular targets. This pandemic has 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. For the people who don’t have smartphones, we have conducted classes via phone calls. Initially when the pandemic hit we had a target to educate all of our students’ parents regarding the pandemic and to be taken safety measures. And we were able to do that within the first month of the pandemic period. Recently we have called each and every parent and explained to them the importance of taking a vaccination.In the last week of July 2021, we have conducted storytelling, singing songs, coloring pictures, and Thirukkural memorization competitions. All the students of our Nursery school have participated and won prizes. Winners are as follows:-Coloring contestFirst Prize – Alagunanthitha, U.K.GSecond Prize – Dharshini, U.K.GThirukkural ContestFirst Prize – Mukesbala, U.K.GSecond Prize – Akshara, U.K.GWith 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 37 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 the 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. 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 a lack of smartphones, we have conducted classes via phone calls. Exams are conducted online by giving hard copies of questionnaires to the parents. If everything goes properly and if covid comes under control we are looking forward to opening our Nursery schools by the end of this month. We are thinking of reopening fully by the end of this month. Even online or direct in the classroom we are dedicated and 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: Dharshini is studying in UKG and hails from Ayikudy. Her father works as a farmer & mother is a homemaker. She has one younger sister & she is also studying in our school. Dharshini is very talented and very good at her studies. She is also good at storytelling and reciting rhymes. They are struggling financially but they are happy that by attending our online classes, their children are not missing their education. She is good at identifying shapes and numbers in mathematics. She has become a bit lazy due to these lockdowns, but her parents are making sure that she attends online classes and completes her homework. They are sending us her homework through WhatsApp for corrections. Since it is an online class, it is challenging to make students understand but our teachers are trying to make classes as easy as possible. Not only in studies Dharshini is also a good dancer and very talented in each and every activity whatever she does. She is a good singer & participated in group singing competitions and won prizes. Her hobby is watching TV. She is very caring and likes helping other students. Her parents want to help her in achieving her aim. Now her day looks like attending online classes, doing homework, and playing with toys. We are explaining to her parents from time to time that it is safe to wear a mask wherever they go outside even if the corona is reduced. We are happy and thankful that she & her family are staying safe.

23 March, 2021

For Better Education


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Number of Students benefitted in Nursery School – 75
A total of 75 children benefitted from Give India Program from May -2020 to Dec-2020
These students are studying in LKG & UKG. Most of their fathers are working as daily wagers and their mothers work as beedi roller. Their financial conditions are very poor. Most of the students are very talented and good in their studies. All of them are very good in identifying different types of pictures, animals, birds, vegetables, flowers, shapes, numbers and colors. Many of the students have participated in several competitions such as Thirukkural Reciting Competition, Running Race, and Frog Race and won prizes. They love to draw, color pictures and are also very good at arranging letter cards. Most of them like watching TV and love listening to music. Due to the pandemic and lockdown, their families have been affected financially very badly making it hard to run their families. Due to this Covid 19 pandemic and no availability of smart phones with our students’ parents, Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Nursery School initially organized classes through phone calls. Later everyone arranged a smart phone so that their kids won’t miss any classes and now we are teaching them by online classes.

Areas Covered – In and around Ayikudy village (Around 4 Kms radius)

Covid-19 related updates- Due to this lockdown situation, our community is badly affected. Students families suffered financially due to unemployment. Students are unable to attend school physically. Due to the financial condition and non-availability of smart phones with our Nursery students, we were not able to do online classes. Hence we have decided to teach our students through tele-calling so that they won’t miss their Academic year. Since June, we are successfully running our classes by making Phone calls and our students are also participating. While we are teaching classes by phone calls we also educate parents of our students about the importance of wearing face mask and frequently washing hands. We even educated them the importance of self-hygiene, self-quarantining and how to protect themselves and their children from Covid-19. To which we got a great response.

5 July, 2020

Inbapriya : unfolding the journey


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Inbapriya : 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 Inbapriya.
Inbapriya is studying in L.K.G. Her father is a carpenter & mother works as a beedi roller. She belongs to a very poor family. She is good in her studies and in singing rhymes. She is very active, very good in storytelling and also a very good dancer. She is great at identifying different types of colors and birds. She is a talented girl. She loves participating in many competitions like Thirukkural reciting competition, running race, frog race etc. and won many prizes. She likes to draw & coloring pictures and very good in arranging letter cards. She is good in reading any words written on board and does homework perfectly and never holds pending. Her handwriting is very beautiful. She is very obedient with her teachers and follows their instructions promtly. She is a very good singer and likes to play with her friends. Her favorite food is poori and sweets. She has a good helping tendency. Her hobbies are watching t.v, playing games and listening music. Her aim is to become a teacher. Her parents want to help her in achieving her dream. 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 holehartedly.

19 November, 2019

Care and support being provided


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Care and support being provided

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Nursery & Primary School, run by Amar Seva Sangam was started in 1982 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 rhymes, 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

U. Mugesh is studying U.K.G. His father works for daily wages. His mother is earning through Beedi rolling work. He is very obedient to his parents. He has very good communication skills, pays good attention in class, likes playing with his friends, and respects his teachers. 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.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?100
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date55
Village/City/State where project is locatedAyikudy Village, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu State
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191984645
Total Expenses for the project YTD1700448

30 October, 2018

Amar Seva Sangam's Update


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Program Update

Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya Nursery School, run by Amar Seva Sangam was started in 1982 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, rhymes, movements and colouring. Pupils enjoy the atmosphere and are keen to attend their classes. We are conducting various competitions in drawing, handwriting, etc. to encourage our children excel in extra curricular activities as well. Also our students participated in the Thirukkural recitation competitions at many places and won prizes like, Thiruvalluvar competition.

Story from the field

Subasankari is studying in U.K.G. She belongs to a very poor family. Her father is no more. Just before Subasankari's birth, her father died in a horrible bike accident. It is sad that she has never seen her father's face. Now her mother is the only bread winner of the family. She has taken up tailoring as a profession. The family has a very weak financial status. So Subasankari's education is always of lesser priority for the family.

Inspite of her poverty, Subasankari's mother admitted her in our school. She was admitted in L.K.G. On seeing the situation, we enrolled her in the list of beneficiaries of Give India. She is good at studies and is also very good at drawing. She is very shrewd and very intelligent. We are very happy to have donors to help such wonderful children like her. Donations received through Give India portal are helping such children to continue their studies.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19200
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year184

8 June, 2018

Amar Seva Sangam's Update


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Amar Seva Sangam is a premier organization in the field of disability management which is founded and run by wheel chair users and is totally involved developing this project as a 'Valley for the Disabled' where we have Amar Seva Sangam as a central resource centre with all facilities under one roof for any disability and about 800 villages with 15000+ disabled population as client base (Service Users) being catered through an innovative community participatory initiative called 'Village Based Rehabilitation Initiatives'. Our centre has developed from scratch to about 30 acres of land now with several projects for disabled where we have about 250 disabled children and youth in-campus and more than 1000 day scholars in our Higher Secondary 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.

Siva Saraaswathi Vidyalaya Nursery School, run by Amar Seva Sangam is an inclusive school which educates both the disabled and non-disabled children under an inclusive atmosphere, so that both children get mingled and the normal children understand the disabled children's constraints, also the disabled children feel very closer to everybody. This removes the inferiority complex from the minds of the differently abled child. In addition, the normal children learn to treat every body equal.

Most of our students are belong to very poor family. Any child should not be dropped out of the school for want of money.

Hence, the donations from all well-wishers help the students to continue their studies.

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19 : 250
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 : INR 1749000

R. Mohanapriya's story

R. Mohanapriya, was admitted in Home when she was five years old. Her disability is congenital deformity resulted in locomotor disability. She can move only by crawling. After her admission in Home, she when to Nursery School. She is good in her studies. Now, she is studying in 6th standard. She is very interested in drawing pictures. Her father is a driver, who is the only breadwinner of the family. We are encouraging and motivating her to excel in her studies.

13 March, 2018

Action-packed days for the children at Amar Seva Sangam!


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The last couple of months have been very eventful for children at the school, thanks to the many events and activities that they were a part of. Some of them are listed below:
The students participated in various district level competitions conducted by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu in December, and won prizes in drawing, speech and quiz competitions. They also won prizes in extempore, memory games, singing, quiz and drawing competitions, conducted by the Vivekananda Kendra in Kanyakumari in January. Apart from competitions, the children enjoyed going on an excursion to Thekkadi, Suruli falls, and Vaigai Dam with their friends.

The highlight of the eventful quarter though, was when the differently abled students won the Championship Trophy at the State Level Sports meet in Chennai for the 16th consecutive time! The school also celebrated the Annual day with great pomp and show in February in which students of all classes participated with great enthusiasm.