Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) August 2019
From The Founder's Desk

Dear PUTHRI well wishers,

First come first, my extreme gratitude for being such great supporters for Project PUTHRI and thanks to you we have been able to clock more than 2000 hours of volunteering to impact more than 2500 under privileged girl children across Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. I must thank you for the continuous support and to bring in your skills to day to day needs of Project PUTHRI.

Dr. Saundarya Rajesh
Am proud to bring to you the second edition of this e-Zine that gives you a quick overview of the work that we do with all of you.

We at AHCT believe that through PUTHRI and the vast network of volunteers, that is you, we have created a model that works, a platform that caters to our overarching goal of increasing Women's Workforce Participation in our country. And this team of volunteers comprising true leaders from different walks of life are also the real ambassadors of Project PUTHRI who will continue to spread the message of volunteering and contribution opportunities to a larger audience.

Happy Volunteering!!

Warm regards,
Dr. Saundarya Rajesh
Volunteers' Speak

Anticipate to Overcome Challenges


My relationship with Project PUTHRI started way before the initiative even came into being. When I was with TNFES, AVTAR was the first organization to come forward to conduct "Behavioral Sessions" for children in a government-run school. AVTAR brought in its effective plan to make the intervention meaningful and impactful with their Training module. This sowed the seed in me to be associated with PUTHRI. As a PUTHRI volunteer, I have often faced challenges particularly in coordination. And the easiest way to overcome this is to know the problem. Try to understand, knowing solutions for each and every Problem is not mandatory, at least try to foresee a problem, so that one is able to easily make decisions at the right time. Read More...

Stay at a one-arm-distance from Technology

It is important that you keep up with the speed at which technological and other advancements in Education and never lose track of the same. For this, one must always keep your eyes and ears open and be receptive to new ideas thrown in by different sources. The biggest challenge for any educator is to keep abreast with the technological advancements and the proximity to the students. With so many hours of volunteering with PUTHRI, this is now more of my passion and will never lose track of keeping myself abreast! Read More...

Mr. Bhanu Kumar
Financial Independence is a must for all Women


As a PUTHRI mentor, I have committed myself to teach these young girls the necessary life skills through sharing my experiences and encourage them to learn and achieve more and more in life, and more importantly be always financially independent. For these girls in general are so precious and they deserve to be happy. One of the PUTHRI scholars in my class was extremely hostile, and unwilling to learn. All my attempts to make her more attentive in class were turning futile. However, in one of the sessions, she opened up and to my discovery I realized how she had been subjected to body shaming and bullying by her fellow classmates. Read More...

Udyog Utsav 2019

Udyog Utsav

The PUTHRI Scholars of "Manchester of India" - Coimbatore savored the experience of Udyog Utsav in their city. PSG College of Arts and Science partnered with Project PUTHRI in association with Aram Foundation Charitable Trust - the implementation partners based at Coimbatore. About 480 PUTHRI Scholars of classes 10 to 12 participated in the grand event and they were excited to dream their future. Representatives from 15 Corporates, 10 educational institutions participated in the grand event to provide the much needed insights about educational courses, scholarships, job roles and career paths. Read More...

Dream to Win


"You have to dream, before your dream comes true", those were the words of Late Dr. APJ Kalam, ex-President of India, the most inspiring leader of our times. True, it is. Unless you dream, you can't follow it to be a reality. "Do not get subjugated by the pressures of both family and society. Unless, there is a "kanaa" in your eyes, you will not be able to set a vision for your future", said lyricist-writer-actor-turned Director of the movie "kanaa", Arunraja Kamaraj, while addressing 200 PUTHRI scholars at the PVR Cinemas, Grand Galada Mall in Pallavaram early this year. "In today's competitive world, it is not enough to be career-oriented, but it is also important to showcase your special talent that you have to the outside world. Read More...

Turning Dream to Reality: Intentionally Yours!!

Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical Company, the American multinational chemical corporation, will provide Engineering scholarships for two PUTHRI scholars from GHSS, Thoraipakkam who have successfully finished their schooling with flying colors in their 12th grade. These girls are identified from a batch of 98 PUTHRI scholars, will receive scholarships from the company to pursue graduation in Engineering courses and will also be able to pursue internship in the company. Read More...

Prayag 2019, A grand success


Project PUTHRI organized its annual volunteer meet 'Prayag' on 1st June 2019, Saturday at Anna University, Alumni Club. The event provided a platform for volunteers to interact with one another and also the Trust. The one-day event was filled with fun and frolic including team-building exercises, interactive games for the volunteers, cultural programs, and an extremely powerful message by the Managing Trustee.

Thanks for making the event super successful. Glimpses from the event. Read More...

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