Single Moms at a threat of stopping education for their kids! Call for help.

subhashrinivasan
Posted February 22, 2020 from United States

Paavanar Tamil school was founded in 1999 for the socioeconomically downtrodden children in and around Pallikaranai area, Chennai, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. This is a Not-for-Profit school founded & run by Manidha neyan. This school is run on charity, from the funds it receives from the supporters. 

The parents of the students who go to this school are daily wagers and most of them are single moms trying to give education to their kids.  The mothers are illiterate, lower class women with spouses that abandoned them and living on daily incomes. The school currently enrolls such students up to class 5. Once they graduate from class 5, the management makes sure that they get admission in Government schools in the nearby areas so that the children do not have to discontinue.  

However, due to dwindling funds and lack of visibility for the cause, the school has not been able to make much progress. The building is in a bad shape now and because of the lack of facilities and the condition of the school, the number of students currently enrolled and attending has come down to 30.  The  school is also in a very low lying area and hence they need to raise the level of the school, build toilets and renovate the classrooms.  They are in need of funds to also run the school on an ongoing basis. This includes all expenses including staff, books, supplies and food for the kids.

By helping to renovate this school and touching the lives of the single moms and their kids, we will be giving education and hope to the next generation of poor kids to live on their own. A thriving school such as this will also entice other children that cannot afford an education to get into a school and get basic education right. Anyone interested can please contact Dheepa Ramanujam who is the Bay area of point of contact for this initiative +15109364406/[email protected]

 

 

 

 

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Anita Shrestha
Feb 23
Feb 23

Thank you for sharing

Jill Langhus
Feb 24
Feb 24

Hi Subha,

How are you doing, dear? Oh, this is sad, dear. Do you know Dheepa personally? Do they have a fundraiser, such as gofundme that we could share on social media to ensure the school gets the necessary funds? Please keep us posted and thanks for sharing:-)

Beth Lacey
Feb 24
Feb 24

Good luck with your fundraising campaign. Jill has given good advice

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Subha,
How are you doing my dear. Thank you for sharing about this school. It is very sad that this school might shut down due and many children drop out of school. This is very sad situation especially for the single moms who thought were able to keep their children in school. Maybe you can help them come up with a fundraiser and some fund raising activities within the well to communities and renovate the school. Have you also tried to get some media coverage so that it becomes a national issue because education is very important aspect in every child's life and the country benefits a lot once its citizens are educated.
Thanks again for sharing and all the best with your fundraiser activities.

Hello, Subha,

I hope this school can partner with institutions that can help fund the students’ education. Education is truly important.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Adanna
Mar 23
Mar 23

Thank you for sharing Subha.
Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
Adanna

otahelp
Mar 29
Mar 29

wonderful story you have here. thank you for sharing. looking forward to more stories from you. trust you and your family is safe from this virus

Sampada Sapkota
Apr 25
Apr 25

Hi dear,
The condition is really sorrowful. It's no doubt that such condition exists in our country, too. Hope your campaign gets successful and you shall be able to bring a difference.
Stay safe, dear.
Sampada

Chi8629
Apr 25
Apr 25

Thank you for sharing
Please stay safe and warm.
We love you .

Vanora.Lee
May 08
May 08

This is so sad to hear this. Hope you have more fund since your call out in Feb. Stay safe and well.