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  NGO Name

Agrahara Chowdappa Charities

  Year Established

1981

  Primary Contact

Omananda

  Address

“Sri Geetha Ashrama”, 6th Main,

 

13th Cross, Bapujinagar

  District

Bangalore

  State

Karnataka

  PIN

560026

  Email

ashram.geeta@gmail.com

  Phone 1

080-26742686

  Phone 2

-

  Fax

-

     

  NGO Work

 

  Category

Child education

  Website

www.

  Annual Budget

Rs.1,763,904.00

  FCRA clearance?

Yes

 

 

         

  NGO Visit Information

  Contact Info.

AID Bangalore Volunteer: Rajeev D Muralidhar
Date of Visit: Nov 25, 2007
email: rajeev.muralidhar@gmail.com


I visited Geeta Ashram at around 11.30 AM on a Sunday. The kids were sitting in groups nd studying and doing their school homeworks. There were tuition teachers to help kids. One of the tuition teacher happened to be an old student from Geeta Ashram. The others were volunteering in their free time to teach. Lunch was served at 12.30. The place was kept quite neat if not spik and span clean. The condition is very livable. The building has 2 floors. Ground floor has a big hall using for tuition, eating, playing etc and a kitchen. The second floor has dorm for the kids. It has bunk beds for the kids.

Omananda looks after four other residential ashrams in different parts of India. Omananda has strived since then to support young destitute/orphaned boys and girls, regardless of caste, creed, religion, language or socio-economic background through their basic education, and in some cases, even upto college.

Geeta ashram was started in 1981 with a humble hut built on land that was donated by a well wisher. Today, Geeta ashram alone support 135 boys from the age of 5 to 22 living together in the residential facility at Bapujinagar in Bangalore. Also, now he supports 4 other ashrams including Sivananda Ashram which is being reviewed by Portland chapter currently

Omananda Started Geeta Ashram for boys. He provides shelter, food, education and health care for boys at Geeta Ashram. He runs four other ashrams: Sivananda Ashram in BLR, Vignana Matam, Sivananda Ashram in AP. Currenlty Portland chapter is reviewing Sivananda Ashram, which provides food, shelter, education and health care for girls in the outskirts of Bangalore. Geeta Ashram project has been visited by Rajeev Muralidhar, from AID Bangalore. Rajeev volunteers with AID Banglore and he maintains their website. It has also been visited by Meenaktchi V from Portland Chapter. The volunteers have very psoitive feedback about this NGO. This NGO has been successful in giving education to many orphaned kids. Many kids who lived in Geeta Ashram come back today to teach tuition for the current students. Many others are doing well in terms of job and making a livelhood.

 
 
   

  NGO - Chapter / Coordinator

  Number of chapters or coords coordinating this ngo

  1

 

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  +  Portland / Meenakshi Venkatachalam
   

  Projects List

Amount Funded

  +  Geeta Ashram

$ 8492

 
 

 Total 

$ 8492

 

 

 

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  NGO Goals

 

 

Originally started in 1981 as Geeta Ashram in Bangalore to look after 2 boys, Omananda now looks after four other residential ashrams in different parts of India. Omananda has strived since then to support young destitute/orphaned boys and girls, regardless of caste, creed, religion, language or socio-economic background through their basic education, and in some cases, even upto college

  Achievements

 

They have been providing education and shelter for children who cannot afford since 1981. Most of the students from Geeta Ashram have made a descent independent living. Many students who grew up there still come to the ashram and help running it. The accountant is one of the students who grew up in the aahram. Few students have gone to engineering schools and have made a good future for themselves

  Summary

 

Omananda Started Geeta Ashram for boys. He provides shelter, food, education and health care for boys at Geeta Ashram. He runs four other ashrams: Sivananda Ashram in BLR, Vignana Matam, Sivananda Ashram in AP. Currenlty Portland chapter is reviewing Sivananda Ashram, which provides food, shelter, education and health care for girls in the outskirts of Bangalore. Geeta Ashram project has been visited by Rajeev Muralidhar, from AID Bangalore. Rajeev volunteers with AID Banglore and he maintains their website. It has also been visited by Meenaktchi V from Portland Chapter. The volunteers have very psoitive feedback about this NGO. This NGO has been successful in giving education to many orphaned kids. Many kids who lived in Geeta Ashram come back today to teach tuition for the current stude more...

 
 
 

  

 
 

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