Partner: ​Sangamam
Location: ​Thiruvalluvar District, Tamil Nadu
Amount of Donation: ​$12,000
Number of Children Served: ​540

Thiruvallur is one of the poorest districts of Tamilnadu. Asha Chennai has been working to improve the conditions and infrastructure at three government primary schools (Kuppammal Chathiram, Kanakavalli Puram and Pattarai Perumbudur) in the district, and is taking up an additional school (at Kunnavalam) and two Balwadis (nurseries/creches). The project impacts about 500 children at the four primary schools and about 40 children in the two Balwadis.

Asha for Education Canada has provided some of the funding needed for Asha Chennai’s work. The funding goes towards salaries of additional teachers recruited and supported by Asha Chennai, repair of school buildings, purchasing uniforms, stationery and supplies for the children, and providing training for the teachers. The goal of the project is to create an acceptable educational environment that is conducive to and promotes learning.

Check current project status here​.