Aalayam Reach Cheyyar School Visit
Aalayam Reach Cheyyar School Visit

Aalayam volunteers visited couple of schools in Cheyyar to interact with students and teachers to better understand their expectations and how Aalayam can assist them to shape their future. We started from Chennai and it was two and a half hours drive. We went to one government aided school and one government school.

Most of the students are from low income family but they are so happy and very interested in learning. The photos below are taken from the government school.

The parents of these schools tend to send their children to SIPCOT to support their family financial needs. Lot of students parents were daily wages.

The government school head master and teacher’s are working tirelessly to help the students and continuously providing better education for the students.

During our visit on Saturday, the school was preparing for their lunch and dinner for the 10 standard students to support their special classes to help them clear the exams. This initiative is funded by Parent Teachers Association fund’s interest payment.

The Tamil teacher who attended this meet up told the students that MORALITY is important than EDUCATION and that is the thought process of the school and her focus as well. Once MORAL Behavior is there then EDUCATION comes easy for the students.

We left with good memories and gave us the hope that WE ARE ALONE on this JOURNEY.

Let’s JOIN HANDS for a BRIGHT FUTURE for our next generation of STUDENTS.

Tree plantation for cause support – Set 1

We have planted 1st set of trees on 08 March 2016. Total trees planted are 12. These trees are planted in support of below causes:

20150701 BE final year Mechanical student from a village near Salem
20150808 BSc (Electronics) 3rd year student from Kodaikanal
20150704 BCom 3rd year student from Kodaikanal studying in Madurai
20150807 Final year Diploma student from Salem Attur
20150804 Chennai student need help to buy hearing aid to continue his study
20150702 BE EEE 3rd year student from Krishnagiri asking for help
20150706 BE Civil 2nd year student from Krishnagiri
20150810 Final year BE(IT) student from Krishnagiri
20150703 BE Civil 3rd year student from Krishnagiri
20150805 BE 1st year Civil student from Kanyakumari
20150905 MSc Maths 2nd year student from Vellore town
20150904 MBBS 2nd year student from Chennai studying in Trichy

Location : Vaanagam, Nammalvar Ecological Foundation, Suruman Patti village, Kadavur post, Tharagampatti, Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Cuddalore – Student’s Flood Rehabilitation Work Report

This is an official report created by Aalayam Foundation for the student’s flood rehabilitation work conducted in Chennai and Cuddalore area between 04/12/2015 and 15/02/2016. Though Education for underprivileged is our vision, this disaster has called us to do this relief work on humanitarian grounds. We heart fully thank the sponsors, donors, volunteers, friends and all our supporters.

Distribution Summary

Total no. of students benefited: 1022

Total no of locations: 13

Total expenses: Rs.2,15,515 (includes material, logistics etc.)

Total raised funds: Rs.5,53,353

Balance: Rs.3,37,838 (As mentioned, the remaining amount will be used for upcoming educational cause and donors will be notified)

Distribution Detail

A detailed distribution information is given below:

LocationManakuppam, Villanur, Pondy
No. of Students25
MaterialsBag – 25, Note – 100, Pen – 25, Pencil – 25, Scale – 25, Eraser – 25, Sharper – 25, Slipper – 23, Sketch – 23
CostRs. 10442.50
VolunteersBhaskar
FriendsVinoth Kumar from IRB
LocationKadhirgamana, Pondy
No. of Students7
MaterialsBag – 7, Note – 24, Box – 7, Pen – 7, Pencil – 7, Scale – 7, Eraser – 7, Sharper – 7, Slipper – 7, Sketch – 7
CostRs. 3130.30
VolunteersBhaskar
FriendsVinoth Kumar from IRB
LocationMelpadhi, Villupuram
No. of Students352
MaterialsNote – 1408, Uniform Tailoring – 3, Slate – 25
CostRs. 18681.00
VolunteersBhaskar
FriendsVinoth Kumar from IRB
LocationKombakkam, Pondy
No. of Students31
MaterialsBag – 31, Note – 124, Nox – 31, Box – 31, Pen – 31, Pencil – 31, Scale – 31, Eraser – 31, Sharper – 31, Slipper – 31, Calculator – 1, Shoe – 4, Sketch – 31, A4 sheet – 1
CostRs. 12446.90
VolunteersBhaskar
FriendsVinoth Kumar from IRB
LocationSaram, Pondy
No. of Students20
MaterialsNote – 20, Box – 10, Pen – 20, Pencil – 20, Scale – 20, Eraser – 20, Sharper – 20, Sketch – 50
CostRs. 1998.00
VolunteersBhaskar
FriendsVinoth Kumar from IRB
LocationAriyur and Edayanchavady, Pondy
No. of Students33
MaterialsBag – 7, Note – 33, Box – 15, Pen – 32, Pencil – 32, Scale – 32, Eraser – 32, Sharper – 32, Slipper – 32, Sketch – 50
CostRs. 4945.80
VolunteersBhaskar
FriendsKuppusamy
LocationKumanan Chavadi (Mosque street), Chennai
No. of Students27
MaterialsBag – 23, Note – 123, Box – 19, Pen – 16, Pencil – 21, Pencil – 21, Scale – 21, Eraser – 21, Sharper – 21, Slipper – 23, Slate – 1
CostRs. 10441.90
VolunteersRajesh
FriendsSivadhas, Shyam, Gilda, Latha, Varnika, Nileash
LocationMedvakam Thiruvaluar Primary School, Chennai
No. of Students60
MaterialsNote – 180, 3rd term book – 180
CostRs. 10360.90
VolunteersRajesh
FriendsIssac Jamin
LocationChinnamangadu, Chennai
No. of Students85
MaterialsBag – 74, Note – 339, Box – 40, Scale – 20, Eraser – 22, Sharper – 18, Slate – 3
CostRs. 25525.00
VolunteersRajesh
FriendsSivadhas, Shyam, Gilda, Latha, Varnika, Nileash
LocationKumanan Chavadi Aamman Koil street), Chennai
No. of Students193
MaterialsBag – 75, Note – 502, Box – 43, Pen – 21, Pencil – 31, Scale – 68, Eraser – 30, Sharper – 30, Slipper – 32, Uniform cloth – 106, Uniform Tailoring – 60, Slate – 8
CostRs. 64197.90
VolunteersRajesh, Vinoth
FriendsNA
LocationVillivakkam, 18th cross main road, Chennai
No. of Students20
MaterialsBag – 9, Note – 57, Box – 7, Pen – 8, Pencil – 10, Scale – 10, Eraser – 10, Sharper – 8, Slipper – 8, Uniform Cloth – 10,
CostRs. 6237.80
VolunteersRajesh, Vinoth
FriendsNA
LocationSeenneear Kuppam (Chipaya nagar), Chennai
No. of Students112
MaterialsBag – 41, Note – 268, Box – 26, Pen – 17, Pencil – 27, Scale – 45, Eraser – 30, Sharper – 30, Slipper – 27, Uniform Cloth – 39, Uniform Tailoring – 35
CostRs. 32419.30
VolunteersRajesh, Vinoth
FriendsNA
LocationKumanan Chavadi (Market street), Chennai
No. of Students57
MaterialsBag – 45, Note – 246, Box – 22, Scale – 20, Eraser – 13, Sharper – 8, Slipper – 8, Slate – 1
CostRs. 14688.00
VolunteersRajesh
FriendsNA

Distribution Process

After the emergency relief in Chennai and Cuddalore, we were getting help requests for various students from both Chennai and Cuddalore. Since it is not an emergency relief we took this as our second project as part of the flood relief. This project was executed under the leadership of our volunteers Bhaskar K (Villupuram/Pondy rural) and Rajesh (Chennai). Krishna Prasad (volunteer), helped in procuring the materials in wholesale price from Chennai.

As per our policy “100% to the beneficiary”, we took tremendous effort to make sure the raised funds must benefit the right students as per their needs.

Steps

  1. Identified the flood affected locations in Chennai and Cuddalore.
  2. Our volunteers, went in person to the locations and met every student / school / group.
  3. Collected the requirements in detail for each student.
  4. Verified the student’s living condition and their identity.
  5. Finalized the list of locations, students and the materials required.
  6. Purchased the materials from Parrys (Chennai) in wholesale.
  7. Transported the materials to different locations.
  8. Informed the students to gather in a school or a common place.
  9. Volunteers and friends went in person and distributed the materials.
  10. During distribution, we verified the student’s identity again.

For any questions, please feel free to contact us at support@aalayam.org

Our new office in Coimbatore

We are very pleased to announce that we have extended to a new shared office in Coimbatore in additional to our Chennai office. Our volunteer Mohan is operating from the Coimbatore office.

Address – 144 VRK Gounder Complex, Vadavalli, Coimbatore – 641046

Chennai, Cuddalore flood relief work report

This is an official report created by Aalayam Foundation for the flood relief work conducted in Chennai and Cuddalore area between 04/12/2015 and 12/12/2015. Though Education for underprivileged in our vision, this disaster has called us to do this relief work on humanitarian grounds.

We heart fully thank the sponsors, donors, volunteers, friends and all our supporters.

Total Expenses: Rs.2,81,671 (includes material purchase, logistics etc.)

Day 1 – 12/04/2015

Chennai

1) We have sponsored and distributed Biryani, Veg meal, Biscuits, Bread, Milk, Tea, Candles, Match boxes, Tablets, Water bottles for 500+ people in Pallavakkam, Neelangarai, Adayar

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed, Satheesh Kumar, Shafi Ahamed and friends from Manadi, Triplicane
  • Friends – From Manadi and Triplicane
  • Expenses – Rs.29,750

2) We have sponsored 250 packets food for flood affected people in Porur, Annanagar, Valasaravakkam and T. Nagar

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed
  • Friends – Karthik Sambasivam, Madhura Bhuvaneswari
  • Expenses – Rs.12,000

Day 2 – 12/05/2015

Chennai

1) We have sponsored and distributed Biscuits, Bread, Milk, Tea, Candles, Match boxes, Medicines, Water bottles for 500+ people in Kooturpuram, Palikaranai, Velacherry, Ramnagar area.

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed, Satheesh Kumar, Shafi Ahamed, Rajesh Kumar, Dhayanithi R, Gafoor Arsan
  • Friends – Shahul Hameed and friends from Manadi, Triplicane
  • Expenses – Rs.18,010

2) We have sponsored 800 dinner packets food for people stayed in Loyola college camp.

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Suhail Ahamed
  • Friends – Karthik Sambasivam and Madhura Bhuvaneswari
  • Expenses – Rs.30,000

3) We have sponsored 6 bed sheets, 2 nighties, 5 sarees, 2 dothies for flood affected people in Poonamallee area

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Rajesh Kumar, Satheesh Kumar
  • Expenses – Rs.2,740

Cuddalore area (Marrakannam)

1) We have sponsored and distributed Bread, Biscuits, Candles, Match boxes, Water bottles for 80+ families in Manadipattu and Kaanimedu villages in Marrakannam area (Marrakannam to Thindivanam road).

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Bhaskar
  • Friends – Anand, Vicky and Driver anna
  • Expenses – Rs.12,563

Day 3 – 12/06/2015

Chennai

1) We have sponsored 100 liters of milk to flood affected children in Thiruvettiyur area

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteer – Satheesh Kumar
  • Expenses – Rs.3,800

2) We have sponsored 650 nighties, 262 bedsheets, 700 inner wears, 50 sanitary napkins and 200 diapers to Kanaginagar, Chemenchery, korukupettai area. These things were distributed through E. Agayarkani Advocate, Mandhaveli

  • Sponsors – Aalayam Foundation
  • Volunteers – Satheesh Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Dhayanithi R
  • Friends – Rahul
  • Expenses – Rs.1,37,308

Cuddalore area (Marrakannam)

1) We have distributed Blankets, Towel, Bread, Biscuits, Candles, Match boxes, Water bottles for 80+ families in these areas. The materials were sponsored by friends from Tiruppur.

  • Sponsors – Vijaya Kumar friends from Tiruppur
  • Volunteers – Bhaskar
  • Friends – Muthu Saravanan, Raja, Santhosh, Manikandan, Vicky and Kumaran
  • Expenses – Rs.380

Day 4 – 12/12/2015

Cuddalore area (Sharuhasanpet, Anugampattu, Thoopukollai, Ahathanapuram, Ayikuppam, Melpathi and Vadakkuvellore Neyveli)

1)We were able to reach 1155+ families and distributed Rice, Dal, Vegetable Oil, Biscuits, Sleeping mats, Sarees, Lungi, Towels etc. We received all the materials from Sponsors who shipped from various places like Hyderabad, Trichy, Erode, Vellore and Virudhachalam. Our volunteers collected the materials in Chennai and Pondicherry for packaging and distribution. Pondicherry friends helped us with repacking to family package (6kgs rice + other materials).

  • Sponsors – Bharati Airtel (Hyderabad) and Dr. Vikram (Trichy)
  • Volunteers – Bhaskar, Satheesh Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Navin Thomas, Shafi Ahamed, Dhayanithi, Issac Jamin, Veeramani, Alen TM
  • Pondicherry Friends : Anand, Kumaran, Nidhya, Vicky, Pongavanam, Menaka, Sarasu, Kuppusamy, Elumalai, Mani, Krishna, Hari, Velu, Ravi, James, Perumal, Udhaya, Nandha team (Marrakannam)
  • Drivers – Selvam, Rafi, Sekar, Venkatesh
  • IRB Police (Pondicherry) – Saravanan, Vadivelu
  • Chennai Friends – Sherin, Franko, Justy Shyjin
  • Expenses – Rs.35,120

For more information about the donors, please visit the cause page – https://www.aalayam.org/cause/5065

Our website is more secure now with SSL

To be more secure we have installed 128bit SSL certificate to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted. Though we do not store any payment card information in our database adding a SSL certificate to protect any donor, beneficiary and volunteer data stored in our website database.

As we always say “We are a step ahead in protecting privacy of both donor and beneficiary”

Many thanks to our IT team for a fabulous job.

We are 100 percent organization

We call ourself as 100 percent organization.

All donations for cause are 100% given to beneficiary

Organization expenses are 100% funded by core members and NO donations accepted from public

Every single person work 100% as volunteer and NO compensation given

Causes are reviewed 100% genuine to make sure every single donation is reaching the deserving student

Aalayam office in Chennai

Aalayam Foundation office is located in the below address.

Aalayam Foundation
No.114/3, Ponniamman Koil Street,
Sri Mahalakshmi Nagar, Numbal,
Chennai, India – 600077

If you have trouble locating our office, please contact us;

Phone : +91 44 32000780
Email : info@aalayam.org

Office name board:

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