NEWS AT SEB'S PROJECTS
Seb’s has provided provisions for two weeks to 170 vulnerable families who are vendors and daily wage laborers in the Vellore town area and villages nearby. Each bag of provisions cost Rs 1000.
Seb’s joined hands with another local NGO and was able to provide lunch packets to 100 homeless, elderly and children and flat rickshaw daily wage laborers who stay on the roadside.
We are happy to introduce our new school at Nikkini village. We identified 40 children in this village who are school dropouts. Seb’s brought the need to the notice of the government offices and advocated an NRSTC centre be set up at the earliest. The Government provided approval for the school in November and handed the centre to sebs projects to manage it. Following which 2 tribal teachers were recruited. Damodaran and Kamala Nathan are the teachers for this new school. Children are excited to be back in school and have a local teacher.
Dream school is getting ready for children in Maruthavalimedu village situated in the remote corner high up in the Jawadhi hills.
The Humanitarian Clowns headed by Tim visited our Periyapanaparai School and did clowning with our school children. The whole of Periyapanaparai village was filled with laughter. The clowns made the school students go crazy with their funky makeups and fun activities. Students enjoyed the clowning day to the fullest.
Samundi joined her B.sc nursing in September 2015 at M.A. Chidambaram College of nursing in Chennai. (She started her schooling at Seb’s primary school, Thandayankotai ) She is the first tribal girl in her village to pursue higher education. Samundi successfully completed her course in September 2019. Her four years of learning, the challenges she faced, hard work and efforts has transformed her into a confident, accomplished young woman looking forward to a bright future as a health professional.
She had passed all her exam with good scores. She attended several campus interviews and was selected by The SRM Multi speciality Hospital which is one of the biggest private hospitals in the state capital. She is offered a salary of Rs. 15000 per month and accommodation.
Her future aim is to qualify though the Medical Recruitment Board to secure a job in the government run hospitals. She hopes that would get her a job closer to home.
As a nursing student, she mentioned that while working in the hospital she has had a number of remarkable experiences and helped her grow professionally.
When we talked to her she felt proud and happy about her profession as she learnt acts of kindness, genuine thoughts of concern, and the care that she could provide as a nurse to the patients. It was a joy to see the very sick patients make a good recovery.
She cherished her journey throughout from being a student to a professional qualified nurse. Samundi would like to thank all her donors who supported her education and made her dream come true.
Charlotte Aiken volunteered for one month to teach art in Seb’s schools. The sessions was filled with fun and colors. Using paints as a medium she introduced children to different forms of art. She also conducted a workshop for Seb’s teachers. Charlotte visited Arni School as well as Priyadharshini special school and taught art and crafts. Her time with the children was very valuable and special.