India Sakthi

Certified Teachers Training

We are conducting Self-employment certified teachers training for rural and sub-urban women in native language at a very low cost. This is a joint colloboration with URC Hospital, Erode. Dr. Chella Kumar Swamy along with Dr.Madeswaran is leading this project.

Women from 20 to 50 years are attending this course on infancy and childhood (age 1 to 6 years) Uni5 Integrated with Montesorri method. This is offered both in Erode and Chennai (Tamil Nadu). This is the first certified course offered in a Native language in India (in Tamil).

Use of Technology

In rendering our help to the community, we are using technology to the best possible we could use.

1. Through phone we have been offering Classess to several under privilged children who do not have internet facility.

Mrs.Balambika's Spoken English class has helped several poor children, house wives and working women and men to become proficient in English as a foreign language. 

Since 2009, she has spoken over several 1000's of hours over phone.

Pradheep Chhalliyil (Since 2006) also have been giving Science inspiration classes, health tips, counselling sessions to children and adults over phone. He has also spken over several thousands of hours.

Recently some of the talks has been recorded and put in the uni5.org web site.

Dr.Madeswaran's (since 2010) has given over 1000 hours through phone, music lessons, cultural lessons to several children, adults and senior citizens.

2. Skype: We will be starting the skype mediated classes to children and Adults in 2013 after we get sufficient funds for getting computers.

    We plan to give over skype health tips, education classes (All subjects including Science, maths, arts for all school and college students ), cultural classes to children, adults and senior citizens.

3. Media:  We are also planning to develop cartoonic videos for children to efficiently learn education and cultural concepts.

 

Associates- Old

India

Akshaya Trust

akshaya-krishnanCommitted to the care of the helpless, forsaken, mentally ill, old, sick, roadside destitute living and dying on the streets of Madurai by providing healthy food, love, and opportunity to rehabilitate, thereby restoring human dignity. Sakthi Foundation helped to transfer funds from donors who wished to help Krishnan Narayan's work in India from the year 2010 to 2011. In 2010 Mr.Krishnan received the prestigious CNN Hero of the year award.

 

 

 

Baalar Illam 

balarA local group of philanthropic volunteers support a home for orphaned and destitute girls and boys. Sakthi Foundation helped with some books, clothes  and sports materials for the children in the years 2003 to 2005.

Madurai Seed

madurai-seedMADURAI SEED is a grass root non- profit organization founded in 1999 committed to promote the socially and economically disadvantaged people with special reference to children and Young People in Karumbalai and around Madurai of Tamil Nadu, South India. Sakthifoundation helped with study-loan for one of the member in 2011 and conducted Spoken english classes for several children since 2008.

 

Dr.Madeswaran's Mission

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Dr. Madeswaran Mohanasundaram of Tamil Nadu is in his tenth year of voluntarily bringing a uniquely gentle and effective educational system to some to some of the poorest villages in India. His goal is to reduce pressured educational methods in very young children’s education, completely without regard to caste or social/financial status.

To do this, Dr. Mohanasundaram has helped develop a gentle, pattern-based educational system called "Uni5", which skillfully fuses Montessori methods with traditional Vedic educational styles. His system is proving itself ideal in enlivening very young minds while at the same time preserving basic cultural values.

His “Namma Veedu” ("Our Home") school has been instituted in 5 extremely poor villages in Tamil Nadu, for children aged 8 months to 5 years. In spite of initial local protests, his schools mix children of higher caste with lower caste, wealthy with poor and physically and mentally challenged with other children.

Some remarkable Quotes:.

It is wonderful to find that you have the power to transform women to  Mothers...an arrogant Mother into a loving mom...making a baby teacher...making of baby school owners...I think the real social transformation begins by transforming  women and you are empowering women...with your work...no more global warming only global peace. - Arul Balaji, President, ABN Pharmaceuticals, Chennai. 

100's of such testimonials will speak for Madeswaran's work. Please click to read some of them.

click below the youtube video

He says child would be allowed to blossom first at the emotional level and then at the intellectual level. Every parent and teacher should respect this birth freedom of every child.

Madeswaran has broken the caste, religion, economical barriers to get children the highest quality education in these past 7 years. His unique training of teachers to handle children with motherly love and imparting academics and behavioral education without violent punishments is a big eye opener for teachers and parents. It look more than 7 years for teachers of other schools to see a phenomenal difference in the children coming from his school, who are self-responsible, self-motivated, independent and equally caring for the environment. This is virally motivating many parents and school teachers to take his unique training.

Detailed video is in this link

Motivation incident:

In 2001, Madeswaran was working as the Elementary Montessori language Director in Abacus Montessori School, one of schools for aristocratic children. One day, in 2003, while travelling to school, he noticed beggar children in a street, using garbage items to learn language and mathematics. Dr Maria Montessori’s mission of starting her education for street children in Rome, flashed in his mind, that deeply stabbed his heart, feeling that her noble education is been catering only to wealthy children.

Madeswaran is a very compassionate person, not only towards children but also families abandoned old-women. He has no savings for his future and declined health insurance and gives that money to children cause and neglected old-woman, almost every other day he meets in streets. He has made no family for himself, but to uplift the children and women in society. Even in his limited free time he gives telephone counseling to parents of children with dyslexia, autism and other physically and mentally challenged children. He writes and also offers cultural classes to both children and senior citizens as well.

How can you help?

Due to laws and financial limitations he is still not been able to give Montessori education to beggar children and a home for abandoned women. Your help will surely help him to fulfill his dream. His heart felt wish is also to pay his economically poor teachers and staff well.

About Uni5 Education

At first, the Hindu elements of the villages objected to letting their children be exposed to Montessori, thinking that it was a Christian system, or that it was a plot to destroy their traditions. And the local Catholic priest said that the parents who would put their children into this school, would not be allowed in church. Soon all of this changed.

Within 3 years, when the children went from these Uni5 schools to first grade in the regular private and public schools, they did extremely well compared to other children. At first, the teachers from these typical schools thought this excellence was just co-incidence. But in the second and third years after the establishment of Dr. Mohanasundaram's schools, they realized that something special must be happening. So then they visited the schools.

The specific postitive results which were found, include:

  1. Self-motivation
  2. Natural passion to learn
  3. Increased respect for their teachers, their classmates and even towards their parents at home.
  4. An increased sense of self-responsibility for their both their belongings and their social behavior.
  5. The children were found to grasp concepts quicker, their handwriting and general dexterity were found to be better than others.

The various local school systems (public, private, Christian and Hindu) ended up making it mandatory that all of their students receive prior experience in the Uni5 pre-school system.

The cost of the Uni5 education is 5 to ten times less than other available government or privately-sponsored young education centers. Some of those centers give free meals to the young students, but even so, the students and their parents are choosing the Uni5 centers...

Most of the children, as soon as they get up in the morning, tell their parents "I want to go home"--meaning "Our Home", the translated title of their school. At first the parents were a little annoyed, but later became overjoyed as they saw the transformations in their children.

The parents compared the older children (who had not attended) to the Uni5 students, saw a large difference in educational receptivity and actual test scores.

An autistic child, was even allowed to skip a grade....

At this point, we can rely only on these reports from the local parents and teachers; no rigorous or standardized testing has taken place (money is needed for this )... But on the Uni5 website, you can see hundreds of testimonials from these poor (and some not-so-poor) villagers.

Video on Uni5 Education Concept

 

Our Associates- Current

 We share our experience and help to these organizations who make a change in the life of people all around the globe. 

Puthiyathor Trust

TherapistA chennai based NGO for preventing school dropout in poor rural children. Sakthifoundation helps setup the Uni5 primary school in 2014 and conducts Uni5 classes through skype for several  children since 2013..

URC Hospitals Trust

TherapistA socialwelfare based Hospital giving Uni5 education to villagers and hospital staff children.

nammaooru

Nammaooru trust

NGO for Educating underprivileged and rural Children. Sakthifoundation helps setup the Uni5 primary school in 2014 and conducts Uni5 classes through skype for several  children since 2013. aliquam.

thillaivadi

Thillai Vadi - Porayar

A School started in the name of a great freedom Fighter Ms. Thillaiaadi Valliammai  for poor children. Sakthifoundation helps setup the Uni5 primary school in 2011 and conducts Spoken english classes for several middle and upper school children since 2010..

amarseva

Amar Seva Sangam 

Empowering the disabled citizens by establishing a 'Valley for the Disabled' as a Rehabilitation and Development Centre for the region and developing models for self-help initiatives by integrating the disabled individuals with the society for improved living conditions in the village. Sakthi Foundation tries to help mobilize funds from donors who wished to help this work.

panchatheertha

Panchatheertha

A temple which is built for human upliftment. Sakthi Foundation helps to promote the Awareness of the temple since 2007.

Indonesia

Yayasan Bumi Sehat Foundation International

robinThe mission is to provide access to quality healthcare to families; and kind, hygienic and culturally appropriate childbirth to traditionally under-represented populations. Sakthi Foundation helped to transfer funds from donors who wished to help Robin-Lim's work in Indonesia from the year 2004 to 2012. In 2011 Robin Lim received the prestigious CNN Hero of the year award.

Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak (YKPA)

ykpais making an impact by offering opportunities, giving loving support, education, health care, and skills for disadvantaged children strret children in Bali. Sakthi Foundation helps to transfer funds from donors who wished to help YKPA from the year 2010.

Sacred Child Foundation

SCFSacred Childhoods is imperative to protect children who are in danger and to fight organised crime against children head on. Sakthi Foundation helps to transfer funds from donors who wished to help SCF from the year 2012.

Therapist

 Old Associates

 We helped earlier these NGO's.

 

Associates- Old

India

Akshaya Trust

akshaya-krishnanCommitted to the care of the helpless, forsaken, mentally ill, old, sick, roadside destitute living and dying on the streets of Madurai by providing healthy food, love, and opportunity to rehabilitate, thereby restoring human dignity. Sakthi Foundation helped to transfer funds from donors who wished to help Krishnan Narayan's work in India from the year 2010 to 2011. In 2010 Mr.Krishnan received the prestigious CNN Hero of the year award.

 

 

 

Baalar Illam 

balarA local group of philanthropic volunteers support a home for orphaned and destitute girls and boys. Sakthi Foundation helped with some books, clothes  and sports materials for the children in the years 2003 to 2005.

Madurai Seed

madurai-seedMADURAI SEED is a grass root non- profit organization founded in 1999 committed to promote the socially and economically disadvantaged people with special reference to children and Young People in Karumbalai and around Madurai of Tamil Nadu, South India. Sakthifoundation helped with study-loan for one of the member in 2011 and conducted Spoken english classes for several children since 2008.