Over the past 18 years, AIM for Seva has worked to help get more students into school – and to keep them there. The results are for everyone to see. (see box below)
A new administrative block was recently inaugurated at the Semmangudi Higher Secondary School, Sembangudi, Tamil Nadu. This project has been supported by our donors from USA.
The ground floor of the building is supported by Dr. Varalakshmi and Dr. Niranjan Sankaranarayanan and Smt. Uma and Dr. Ram Venkatraman from Hartford, CT, USA. The ground floor is dedicated to Smt. Sivakamasundari and Sri. S.K. Balasubramanian, Smt. Parvathi and Sri. G. Venkataraman and Smt. Sundari and Sri. S.Venkatachalam.
The first floor is sponsored by Dr. Soma Sundaram and Mrs. Nagaveni Avva from Dayton, Ohio, USA in memory of Sri. Avva Eswaraiah Chetty and Smt. Avva Lakshmi Narasamma.
The second floor of the new administrative block is being sponsored by Dr. Soma Sundaram and Mrs. Nagaveni Avva, Dayton from Ohio, USA in memory of Sri. Jonnalagadda Subbalakshmaiah Setty and Smt. Lakshmi Devamma.
Two digital smart classes have been sponsored by Scientific Publishing Services Private Limited. At a special function organised in the school, cash prizes totalling Rs 31,000 were issued to 27 HSC (higher school certificate) and SSLC (secondary school leaving certificate) toppers.
Clean sanitation facilities also play a major part in this effort – more so for adolescent girls, who cite lack of privacy and adequate sanitation facilities as a reason for dropping out of school. Furthermore, waterborne diseases that arise from inadequate sanitation facilities are a key reason for the ill health of children not just in India but around the world.
We aim to tackle the root causes of these issues, and provide our students with good, hygienic washrooms. Further, we hope that it will help in the formation of habits that reinforce personal hygiene – which they will carry back to their homes and larger communities. These are thus the seeds of positive change we are sowing for the betterment of our nation.
On this note, we are proud to share that we have inaugurated a new toilet block at the Semmangudi Higher Secondary School in Sembangudi village, Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu. Donation for the building was made by National Insurance Company Limited, Kolkata, under their CSR (corporate social responsibility) wing. The block was inaugurated on June 17 by officials from the National Insurance Company Limited – Sri. S. Akilan, chief regional manager, and Sri. P.A. Joseph, regional manager.
Board examination results
Pass Percentage School 1st rank Class X 91% 92.2% Class XII 90% 81%
- Student strength: 1,092
- Classes: 6 to XII
- Books in the library: 2500
- Well-equipped science and computer laboratories
- An open air theatre
- Excellent sanitation and clean wash facilities