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  project name ~ Eureka Seed Villages Integrated Development Program

category ~ Rehab-Tsunami-2004

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Eureka Seed Villages Integrated Development Program

  NGO

 

AID India

  Category

 

Rehab-Tsunami-2004

  District

 

Koovathur

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

$ 869820

 

  Year Approved

 

2011

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Srinivas Chadram (Naga)
Kiran Uppalapati
Nagendran Rangan

 

Duke
Charlotte
Charlotte
Tempe

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

This Eureka Integrated Development project will provide continuous support to children and their families starting from the pre-primary age group, and through the primary and secondary school years to help them reach their full potential. Along with the education inputs, the project will also address health and nutrition inputs as well as vocational education, skilling and livelihood inputs to their families to bring about a holistic impact on the children and their families. And most importantly, it will do all of the above by building capacity within the local community and creating community structures that implement, monitor and sustain the various program elements.

While the Eureka Seed Villages program will cover 50 villages, it will additionally also impact about 500 surrounding villages in these districts. While the 50 villages will have direct and more intensive intervention, key elements of the program will be extended to the nearby villages in order to leverage the program to the maximum extent. As part of the project, we will be working directly with Tsunami orphans in two orphanages - providing them education and health care, vocational training and life-skills.
The program will be implemented in phases, depending on the need of the villages as well as extent of participation from the community.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

In 2007, as the Eureka program was growing rapidly, AID INDIA had submitted a detailed proposal to AID for funding district wide education initiatives in 3 Tsunami districts. This proposal was approved by a number of AID Chapters and finally by the EB. But just as the AID Tsunami support for the project was approved, we also managed to secure a large funding from CIFF and the Stones Foundation. So we requested AID to defer the funding until the CIFF funding was used up. Also we felt that within a few years, most of the other NGOs working in the Tsunami areas would be closing their projects and that AID Tsunami funds could be used more effectively if we waited for a couple of years. The CIFF funding has ended, and we need the AID funding to continue our initiatives. As a first step, we have started the community based Education program called Eureka SuperKidz. We started this program in about 250 villages, and based on the success of the program, in Jan 2011 we expanded it to more than 500 villages in Tamilnadu and 100 villages in Bihar. Many AID chapters have taken it up, and it has generated a lot of excitement and support. The experience from the first year has also shown that there is a lot of enthusiasm from the community for this program.

 

  Goals

 

 

This Eureka Integrated Development project will provide continuous support to children and their families starting from the pre-primary age group, and through the primary and secondary school years to help them reach their full potential. Along with the education inputs, the project will also address health and nutrition inputs as well as vocational education, skilling and livelihood inputs to their families to bring about a holistic impact on the children and their families. And most importantly, it will do all of the above by building capacity within the local community and creating community structures that implement, monitor and sustain the various program elements.

 
 

  


 
 
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