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June 2012: HCI board approved a request from Amar Seva Sangam to fund an Expansion of their current school, by adding more class rooms and building a brand new Science Lab, with facilities for wheelchair access to all lab activities. The estimated cost is around $75,000 Can. This is to accommodate the increasing number of students who want quality education in an accredited reputable school. ASSA is the only good school in the rural district comprising of several villages. The current school, which has been growing and expanding over the past years has produced the highest graduation rate with several students winning Gold and Silver medals.

HCI is committed to offer quality education to the underprivileged children and the success of such an endeavor is monumental as we have proved in the past years.

PROJECT PROPOSAL BY AMAR SEVA SANGAM
TITLE AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

“School Expansion & Laboratory Building Project at Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA), Rural India ”

www.amarseva.org

This document details the proposal to expand the current school at Amar Seva Sangam – a rural education & rehab project, started in 1981. More about the organization to follow in later pages. The student enrollment has out- numbered the existing school capacity and has necessitated the expansion of number of class rooms and building of a Science Lab.
Amar Seva Sangam proposes to build 2 more class rooms and a Science lab.

Current strength and the anticipated new enrollment….

CLASS

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

IX

X

TOTAL

STRENGTH

B G B G B G B G B G B G B G B G B G B G B G
38 46 41 40 46 38 45 45 41 30 37 30 35 29 22 23 24 18 16 11

345

310

84

81

84

90

71

67

64

45

42

27

655

AMOUNT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE PROJECT :

CAN $ 72,000 (Indian Rupees 36,00,000 – @ Rs 50 / Can $) to complete this project.

OBJECTIVES

To offer quality education in High School level to the rural poor children along with children who are differently abled, in an integrated system of education, while offering special access to wheelchair users and persons with other physical limitations. For the existing high school more classe rooms and a science lab are needed. As per the Government regultions IX and X students have to do practical examination also.

There are 19 sections in the school from I-std to X std and we are having only 17 class rooms. Two classes are conducted in temporary shed. So we are in need of additional class rooms.

Students and staff selection criteria

All poor students coming in nearby 5 Km  radius with eligible records are admitted. Children from well to do families will also be admitted on a fee basis. Disabled children from the Home of Amar Seva Sangam are given preference.

Fee Structure

I std to VIII std – Indian Rs. 100 per month
IX std – Rs. 110  per month
X std – Rs.120 per month

Staff  members are appointed by the appointment committee of Amar Seva Sangam which has very high standards of selection for teachers and the final approval will be with the consent of the Secretary of Amar Seva Sangam.

Anticipated Project Period

If funds are available the Project may be completed within a period of 6 months.

CURRENT SCHOOL:

a. Current Facility

Number of class rooms : 17, Headmaster room : 1
Lab materials are kept in a small room : 1
Urinal : 8
Lavatory : 10
Playground is available

b. Strength and classes offered

Number of Students : 655 and Number of Class room available :17

c. Staff strength and qualifications

Sl.No Name Designation Qualification
1 A.Rajkumar B.T. Assistant B.Sc., B.Ed.
2 S.Sridhar B.T. Assistant B.Sc., B.Ed.
3 A.Madasamy B.T. Assistant B.Sc., B.Ed.
4 P.Uma B.T. Assistant B.Sc., B.Ed.
5 V.Esakkimuthu B.T. Assistant B.Sc., B.Ed.
6 K.Subbulakshmi B.T. Assistant B.Sc., B.Ed.
7 A.Manikandan Physical Education Teacher B.PEd., H.P.Ed.
8 A.Umasankari Language Teacher B,Lit., D.T.E.D
9 G.Krishnan Secondary grade Teacher Hsc. D.T.Ed
10 S.Pattammal Secondary grade Teacher Hsc. D.T.Ed
11 Kumarirajam Secondary grade Teacher SSLC TTC
12 A.Petchiammal Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
13 K.Arumugasamy Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
14 R.Murugesh kumar Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
15 Selvaraj Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
16 Esakkiammal Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
17 M.Kohila Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
18 Ramalakshmi Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
19 Sobana Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
20 S.Alagupooranam Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
21 M.Arokiasamy Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
22 M.Ananthi Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
23 B.B.Muthulakshmi Secondary grade Teacher H. Sc., D.T.Ed
24 S.Jansirani Higher Secondary Clerk
25 M.Mariappan 9th std Office Assistant
26 Pandaram Assistant

d. School history (brief)

Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya under the patronage of Amar Sava Sangam Ayikudy was started as a primary school (I to V) in the academic year 1990-1991. It was upgraded to middle school in 1994-1995. The School was recognized by the Tamil Nadu Government. The school was upgraded to high school IX std in the year 2008-2009 and Xth std in 2099-2010 by Tamil Nadu Government. The school is an unaided private school. S. Sankara Raman – Secretary, Amar Seva Sangam and Mrs.S.Pattammal – Treasurer are respectively the President and the secretary of the school committee. 71 physically challenged students residing in Amar Sava Sangam and other differently abled children from the villages are studying in the school. The first set of SSLC students achieved 100% result in the public examination April 2011.

ASSA’S ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

a. Who will build the school

Amar Sava Sangam will hire a reputable contractor with good track record.

b. Persons in-charge of building project

Secretary and Committee Members of Amar Seva Sangam

c. Accountability and reporting

Secretary of Amar Seva Sangam,  and the treasurer  will supervise every activity and he will be in-charge of all money transactions. Other members in the committee are:

List of Executive members

  1. Mr.S.Ramakrishnan – President
  2. Mr.S.S.Sankara Raman – Secretary
  3. Mrs.S.Pattammal – Treasurer
  4. Dr.S.Sumathi
  5. Mr.S.Raman
  6. Mr.S.S.Kandaswamy – Joint Secretary
  7. Mr.K.Rama Iyer
  8. Mr.S.Sundaram
  9. Mr.A.Rajkumar
  10. Mr.S.Sridhar
  11. Mr.C.Balachandar
  12. Mrs.N.Vimala

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

Amar Seva Sangam has sufficient  resources to provide necessary expertise to ensure that funding is effectively used.  The following organizational descriptions provide evidence of ASSA’s competence and ability to implement this program successfully.  For more detailed descriptions of the primary contact persons for this project, please refer to Appendix I.

Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA)

Amar Seva Sangam has a strong history of providing services to integrate people with disabilities into society.  The organization has experience in the identification and assessment of persons with disability, as well as the determination of appropriate educational, medical, social and financial supports needed for rehabilitation and integration.  On-site primary and middle schools, vocational training and medical services are available to complement and support the program that will be offered at the centre for special education.  ASSA has also developed a well-integrated network of community workers, who work in the assessment of children, on-going parent training and the provision of necessary supports to make community living possible.  The organization has staff members who show great potential to implement the necessary changes.  Most significantly, Amar Seva Sangam is currently the only organization providing services to people with disabilities in 60km radius. 

6. SUSTAINING THE PROJECT

a. Projected Maintenance expenses.

SECTION B – RECURRING EXPENDITURE  

2012-2013
Amt in Rs.

Maintenance Expenses Middle School Expenses A/c

100,000

Electricity Charges Elec. Charges Middle School Exps

50,000

Salary to Teachers Salary Middle School

2,200,000

School Van Expenses School Van Trips A/c

300,000

Total Section B1

2,650,000

TOTAL SECTION B

2,650,000

(Budget Enclosed)

b. Source for meeting recurring expenses.

 C1 FEES COLLECTIONS  

2012-2013
Amt in Rs.

At the beginning of every year this amount is collected YEAR BEGINNING ANNUAL FEE

197,500

Monthly Fees for 10 months in a year FEE I TO VIII STANDARD

1,050,000

Monthly Fees for 10 months in a year FEE IX STANDARD

100,000

Monthly Fees for 10 months in a year FEE X STANDARD (GRADE)

100,000

Van Charges collected from students SCHOOL VAN COLLECTIONS

400,000

SECTION C1 TOTAL

1,847,500

 C2 DONATIONS & SPONSORS    
Disabled Children in the Home are sponsored SPONSOR EDUCATION HOME CHILD

324,000

On average we get 70 – 80 students sponsorship every year SPONSOR EDUCATION SCHOOL CHILD

270,000

SECTION C2 TOTAL

594,000

 

TOTAL SECTION C

2,441,500

The gradual increase in the fees structure, the increase in student strength and additional sponsorships will offset the deficit in 3 years.

Particulars 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Student strength

790

920

1050

Year beginning fee

250 per student (only at the beginning of the year. Currently Rs.200)

I to VIII School Fee

150 per student per month (Currently Rs.100)

IX School Fee

200 per student per month (Currently Rs.110)

X School Fee

250 per student per month (Currently Rs.120)

There are a number of sponsors and donors for Amar Seva Sangam. A part of the fund received from them is allotted for the school. Some sponsors help voluntarily for the maintenance of the school like, The Precision Scientific Company, Chennai. Moreover by improving the standard school fee to a considerable amount all the expenditure of the school will be met.

c.  Future plans for self sustenance

Government subsidy is expected. ASSA already has a sizable endowment and more funds will be added to the endowment. ASSA enjoys a good reputation among donors and well-wishers.   Visitors come to ASSA on a daily basis and are willing to donate. Most visitors and corporate donors see the importance of education to the rural children. They find their donation is making a positive impact and see it as an investment into the future of India. From the projections, based on past data and future promises, the school and the project will self- sustain in 2 – 3 years.