Help Build A New Toilet Block for Students in Sembangudi Village

"Pujya Swamiji wished for all children to gain access to education and he told us never to turn down any child who seeks admission at Semmangudi  Higher Secondary School. So, till date every child who seeks admission is given a place in this school. As of today we have over 1300 students studying here. The growth of this school has been amazing. Once Swami Dayananda Educational Trust came in, the focus each year has been to improve the quality of education. There are two key challenges that we face, the first is trying to ensure children attend school and the second is to ensure parents don't pull them out of class to attend to cattle or go to work," explains  C Raman, Principal of Semmangudi Higher Secondary School in Sembangudi.


The Semmangudi Higher Secondary School, located in the heart of Sembangudi village, in Thiruvarur District (Tamil Nadu) was started in 1958. It is named after the famous carnatic musician Shri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer who was born and brought up in this village. 

Over 1300 students walk, cycle, catch a local bus or hop on a free ride to attend this school everyday. They come from over  50 villages - and a majority of them are first generation learners. Currently, the school has 5 toilets for boys and 5 toilets for girls - it is definitely not sufficient. The school needs to construct two new toilet blocks for these students, and hence this fundraiser.


The existing toilets are in the far end of the campus, and during break time, long queues form. Sometime children stand there all through the break.Sometime children stand there all through the break.in the far end of the campus, and during break time, long queues form. Sometime children stand there all through the break.Sometime children stand there all through the break.Sometime children stand there all through the break.in the far end of the campus, and during break time, long queues form. Sometime children stand there all through the break.in the far end of the campus, and during break time, long queues form. Sometime children stand there all through the break.Sometime children stand there all through the break.in the far end of the campus, and during break time, long queues form. Sometime children stand there all through the break.

We've been informed by the contractor that it will cost approximately Rs.10 Lakhs to construct one toilet block. We require 2 toilet blocks - one for the girls and one for the boys. In each block there will be ten toilets. 

Water supply will be through a bore-well and there will be tanks to store water storage in the school. The maintenance will be done by the school, and there will be a daily cleaning schedule to ensure it is clean. 

Once we have the facility and system in place, it ensures and improve the children's hygiene at school, reduce illness and, honestly speaking, will increase attendance, especially among the girls.
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C Raman - Principal of the school for over 20 years
C Raman - Principal of the school for over 20 years
Semmangudi Higher Secondary School office
Semmangudi Higher Secondary School office
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19th October 2017

Last week, the boys at Semmangudi Higher Secondary School decided to plant a few tree saplings on campus. They're excited and have promised to look after it well.

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Rs.110,600
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Sasi donated Rs.20,000
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Meenal donated Rs.5,000
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M donated Rs.10,000
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Swetha donated Rs.27,000
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Chaitrra donated Rs.20,500
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Anonymous donated Rs.10,000