Tragedy struck in the wee hours of Friday, November 16. Coastal and delta districts in Tamil Nadu were witness to the devastationn of Gaja, a severe cyclonic storm, that left in its wake, a trail of destruction across Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Trichy, Pudukkottai, Dindigul and Puducherry which left 48 individuals dead. Thousands of trees and plantations were uprooted incurring a mammoth agrarian loss to the state.
Our respected Founder Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, moved in his spirit to help the cyclone affected people in the delta region deputed the SEESHA disaster management team to extend emergency response suport including rescue operations, distributing relief items for adversely affected communitiesKnow 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.
- THREADS OF HOPE
Thanks to our partnership with Unipres India Pvt. Ltd., women from the Vadakkupattu and Sennakkuppam villages in the Kancheepuram District have successfully been trained in tailoring.
In a special event held today, the women displayed their handiwork, received their certifications, and expressed their gratitude towards SEESHA and UNIPRES for helping them take the first step towards empowerment!
We also organised interviews along with prospective employers to help these women find employment in the garment industry.
- EMPOWERMENT THROUGH TRAINING
SEESHA partnered with Pidlite in Ranchi, Jharkhand for a four-day creative workshop. Our women beneficiaries learnt how to use fabric paint and tie-dye methods to create beautiful designs on cloth. The workshop was an enriching programme for our women beneficiaries who are already part of our six-month tailoring programme Through these training programmes and workshops, we are providing women from economically weaker families with opportunities for livelihood!
- ADDRESSING TRANSGENDER PROBLEMS
Partnering with the Government Railway Police in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, SEESHA has now jointly undertaken the challenging mission of finding a humane solution to the issue of transgender persons begging in trains. As the first step in this unique initiative, we have met with 68 transgender leaders from 10 community-based organisations (CBOs).
SEESHA is also conducting a survey in the local trains of Chennai to understand the background and capacities of the transgender persons involved in beggary and identify their potential need for training. We will be then be initiating relevant training programmes and working on finding employment opportunities for them with the support of our corporate partners.
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Dr. Paul DhinakaranFounder, SEESHA
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!"
Quick Recovery through Quality Healthcare
Through research and innovations in the field of Science and Technology, SEESHA is able to ensure the quick recovery of patients coming to the SEESHA-Karunya Community Hospital.
Watch this video as a son shares the story of his mother’s sickness and her recovery through the hospital.
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