Rebuilding Manipur with compassionate care.
For nearly 20 years, SEESHA, under the guidance of its esteemed Founder, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, has been reaching out to the people worst hit by natural calamities and man-made disasters across India with a compassionate heart and a helping hand to restore hope and rebuild lives & livelihoods.
Standing by the thousands of displaced people affected by the conflict in strife-torn Manipur, our disaster relief team set up camps in the very heart of the conflict zone and distributed food items, clothes, and essential materials to more than 11,049 people sheltered in nearly94 relief camps. To ease the suffering of the adversely affected, SEESHA distributed free dry ration kits and welfare assistance to more than 634 families, and SEESHA school kits & sports equipment to over 841 children who were pushed into chaos and homelessness due to the calamity.
As a follow-up to the relief intervention, several medical camps are being conducted to benefit the displaced people sheltered in relief camps.
Even as we continue to rebuild their lives, we invite you to join us in reaffirming hope and restoring the livelihoods of the most affected in Manipur.Support the Cause Know more..
SEESHA designs and implements projects relevant to the needs of people from all sections of the society, irrespective of caste, creed, colour, gender or religion. Each of the projects function in their own unique ways to propel the journey towards holistic development, fuelled by indicators such as using education, health, environment and livelihood.The projects are set both in community as well as institutionalised settings. Primarily, we work with children, youth, women, men, families, persons in need of physiological and psychological care, the differently-abled, senior citizens, and victims of natural disasters. Together, these individual projects are equipped with the power to transform entire communities.
SEESHA nurtures young dreams and moulds children and youth into change-makers of their communities and the nation through a range of tailor-made development projects.
At SEESHA, we transform shy, uneducated women into empowered individuals through trainings and development programmes.
SEESHA reaches out to the elderly who are abandoned and destitute in order to assure them a healthy and dignified retired life.
With the vision of an inclusive society, SEESHA trains, counsels and motivates the differently-abled to lead independent and self-sufficient lives.
SEESHA health outreach projects aim to make quality healthcare affordable to the poor, even in the remotest of communities.
SEESHA’s country-wide network of volunteers responds to the need for relief, providing basic provisions and financial assistance to those affected by natural disasters.
- Bringing love & hope to the vulnerable in Manipur
Under the guidance of SEESHA’s Founder Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, the SEESHA disaster relief team established relief camps in the districts of Kangpokpi, Imphal, and Churachandpur in Manipur to provide assistance to the people affected by the recent ethnic conflict. The following are highlights of the Relief Team's 11-day massive intervention in Manipur:
- 634 displaced families received dry food rations and essential supplies.
- 841 school students received school kits, and sports equipment.
- 300 infants were given milk substitute powder packs, and 800 children received baby care kits.
- Medical relief camps were conducted in 4 districts, where over2,500 people were screened and provided free medicines.
- Nearly 11,049 people in 94 camps received food suppliesand other essentials.
Even as we continue our relief work in Manipur, we invite you to join us in improving the lives & livelihoods of the suffering.Contribute Now
- Upskilling rural women for a brighter tomorrow…
Rural women face multiple challenges with access to quality education and skills development. To upskill such women with in-demand vocational skills, the SEESHA Cuddalore team, in association with the Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI), launched a 13-day jute bag-making skill training program on September 20th at the SEESHA training centre.
For the training, ID cards, uniforms, training materials were provided by RSETI to 35 women trainees living below the poverty line (BPL). During the 13-day-long training, the trainees learned 28 models of bag making, were imparted EDP and soft skills, were provided free lunch and refreshments daily, and the trainees participated in team-building activities and games.The final examination was conducted at the RSETI district headquarters in Cuddalore. While we continue to enablethe disadvantaged to learn vocational skills, you may also join us in creating sustainable livelihoods for the vulnerable through skill training.Contribute Now
- Because every life matters...
Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster has lasting effects, both on people and property. Being prepared can reduce the fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.Disaster management is important as it ensures an effective and coordinated response to disasters, provides solutions to save lives, and reduces the impact of crises on affected communities.
Disaster management trainings for local community youth were organised in May & June 2023 in Cuddalore district. More than 70 youth from the nearby communities were trained and certified at the end of the training. Experts in Disaster Management conducted the training, and the trainees were certified at the end of the training.
- Enriched with care and unconditional love...
With the guidance of SEESHA's esteemed Founder Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, the advice of SEESHA's Executive Director Dr. Jeyakumar Daniel, and the support of Dr. Shilpa Samuel Dhinakaran, SEESHA, in association with ICDS-WCD and otherstrategic partners, commemorated World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) from August 1–7 in its target locations across India. Sensitization camps, stage plays, video presentations, exhibitions of nutritious foods, and Q&A sessions were held among 1593 pregnant women and lactating mothers to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to the wellbeing of babies and to maternal health, focusing on early initiation, exclusive breastfeeding, and good nutrition.
In Chennai, WBW sensitization camps were organized in association with Jeyachandran Textiles at Tambaram West, T. Nagar, Pallikaranai, and Vanagaram, during which 206 pregnant women and 580 lactating mothers were sensitized.
We thank the Government bodies, Partners, our Management, volunteers, and SEESHA Team for making the celebrations a huge success. Together, let's build healthy, resilient communities!
- SEESHA Launches New Clothes Distribution Drive for Underprivileged Children across India during the 'Joy of Giving' Season
On December 8th, 2022, SEESHA launched its new clothes distribution event, "Joy of Giving," at Dr. DGS Dhinakaran Salai in Chennai. The event aimed to spread happiness, cheer, and carve smiles on the faces of underprivileged children, disadvantaged women, needy youth, and the differently-abled. SEESHA's Founder, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, along with Mr. Samuel Paul Dhinakaran and Ms. Stella Ramola, launched the new clothes and distributed various welfare assistance to people in need on the day of the event.Know more..
- 19 years of transforming lives and restoring communities
SEESHA was founded in November 2003 by our respected Founder, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, with the precious vision of providing charitable services to the underserved. Over the years, your generosity and patronage have equipped us to alleviate the suffering of the vulnerable, lighten the burden of the less privileged, and brighten the faces of thousands of people in need with smiles and hope of a better tomorrow. SEESHA has today grown in capacity and skill sets, blossoming into a family-focused community development organization touching the lives of over 3 lakh people in India.
As we step into another year, we look forward to your continued support to reach out to more people and improve their lives. The invaluable support of partners like you has enabled us to provide disadvantaged children and youth a chance at a better future, empower women, improve livelihoods, build sustainable communities, and make our society a better place to live for the disadvantaged, despite the many challenges faced!
SEESHA field teams carried out various welfare activities to commemorate the event.
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- Stable homes, resilient communities!
A grand event was organized on September 4th, 2022 at Chennai Vanagaram Jesus Calls Campus in commemoration of SEESHA's founder, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran's 60th birthday. The event was attended by more than 3,000 well-wishers from all walks of life across India.
During the event, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran handed over 69 concrete houses to families who were adversely affected by the Gaja cyclone, free of cost. This is part of SEESHA's Gaja Rehabilitation Housing Project, which was launched to provide stable homes and improve the quality of life for 100 worst-hit families from Pudukottai, Thanjavur, and Tiruvarur districts who lost their houses during the 2018 calamity.
The occasion also featured performances by youth from the community, and a lady from the village sang a folk song to thank the Founder.
- Building homes, creating opportunities for growth
SEESHA in association with its funding partner DXC Technology - India, has been working towards the development of the DJ Halli Slum – Bengaluru, to empower lives and build a strong resilient community, for more than two years. In July 2021, the Family-Focused Community Development (FFCD) team launched a computer training centre for youth and a vocational training centre that trains community women with sewing skills.
To facilitate the most vulnerable families to dwell in safety, the FFCD Team has undertaken a housing reconstruction project to build 100 permanent houses in DJ Halli. After a detailed assessment & floor plan, the building construction work was launched by Dr. Shilpa Samuel Dhinakaran in November 2021.
Many other community advancement programs such as CHF training, nutritional supplements for children, awareness & value education for women and programs to build the capacities of the community members are regularly being organized.
- Serving a neighbour with love
On 12th September 2021, SEESHA along with the Government of Tamil Nadu launched a free mega vaccination drive at JC Prayer Tower – Coimbatore, SEESHA Karunya Community Hospital (SKCH) – Karunya Nagar and rolled out the programme to the unreached Tribal villages around Siruvani Hills through SEESHA Mobile Clinic.
SEESHA along with the Government of TN organized a mega free vaccine drive at JC Prayer Tower, Dr. DGS Dhinakaran Salai - Chennai on 25th September 2021. Dr. S. Suryaprakash, District Revenue Officer inaugurated the drive in the presence of SEESHA’s Trustee Adv. Easwaradhas, SEESHA’s Chief Operating Officer – Dr. Samuel Thomas and other important dignitaries.Know more...
Dr. Paul DhinakaranFounder & Managing Trustee
A philanthropist and educationist, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran established SEESHA in 2003 as the manifestation of his vision in humanitarian service. His personal motto, "Let's give life" is also the tagline of SEESHA.
"I experienced the amazing consequence of turning my focus away from me to others, and it was indeed life changing!"
"The courses offered free of cost by SEESHA have taken me a step closer to my dream as I have a means to earn and save money."
"Invest in such marginalised children and be blessed, just as I am!"
Caring for the Abandoned Elderly
The Elderly needs to be treated with courtesy, respect, compassion and with dignity. Sadly, instead of treating our elders with the gratitude they deserve, many are often too busy to appreciate them or acknowledge their contributions to family and society. Consequently, few of them are left uncared and had to live alone without out any financial support.
SEESHA, being an organization grounded in love and compassion, reaches out to the elderly by catering to the needs of the few such abandoned and destitute, offering them care and support through its Elderly Care Program.
Through the Old Age Care Home, SEESHA has been catering to the physical and emotional needs of such seniors by providing a safe place for them to live. Here, the seniors find solace in each other by nurturing their bonds of friendship and finding comfort in a home away from their homes.
Through our Senior Citizen Outreach Program, SEESHA has been providing the utmost love and care to the elderly living in the community by ensuring that their basic needs are taken care of.
But there are more elderly people out there who need our compassion and support. You can join hands with SEESHA to ensure that the daily needs of the elderly are met and make them feel loved!Click to Contribute