Nominated Literacy Heroes

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Vijayalakshmi Vemuri

Name : Vijayalakshmi Vemuri

Address : H. No. 1-10/2 Plot No. 53 Mamatha Nagar Colony 7500000 500 Nagole Hyderabad Telangana India


Place : Hyderabad

City : Hyderabad

Sex : female

Date of Birth : 12/08/1955

Mobile : 9248044013

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Educational Qualification : MA Philosophy, MA Sociology and M. Phil Social Philosophy

Work in field of literacy : I founded Centre for Social Service in 2004 with a goal to educate and empower orphan and underprivileged girls. I strongly feel education should be accessible to all irrespective of gender, economy or social status. CSS has three main programs running in Hyderabad-1.Residential program for orphan and single parent girls at HayathNagar. Selected girls are provided with necessary facilities for their stay and education. There were 10 girls in 2004 and this academic year 79 girls are staying and studying in the Home. Our girls are in BSc Nursing, B. Com. and BE, Junior College and in various classes doing Schooling. Two of our girls are now doing MS in USA.2.Free English Medium School for economically and socially underprivileged girls at HayathNagar. In 2009 CSS Free School for Girls was started. All the girls are first generation school goers in their families. None of the parents are educated. The total strength of the School this academic year is 550 girl-students.3.Emotional and eco

No of Beneficiaries : 500

Social Impact : CSS residential students have proved my point that given a choice and a chance, seeds of education can be sowed and nourished in young fertile minds, irrespective of their social background. Around 90 girls have so far passed out from CSS. Some of them got married and have children and some of them are working in their chosen professions. Girls who finished vocational training courses are independently carrying on their vocation. Education has made them aware of their potential, their rights and given them a means to lead a dignified life. This year 79 girls are staying and studying in the Home. CSS free School has now become the focal point for providing education to girls in the surrounding HayathNagar community. The school has made an impact on the gender biased community and has successfully made them understand the basic right of all children to get education and its benefits. We have successfully averted two girls from getting married. This academic year 550 girls are getting

Fund Outlay : 7500000

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : This academic year around Rs. 75, 00, 000/- has been spent on the three projects. CSS has got no government support. We solely depend on donations received from individual donors and Corporate donors who sponsor various programs as part of their CSR activities. I am also utilizing my personal residential buildings at Nagole and HayathNagar for the purpose of housing the head office of CSS and for accommodating CSS School teaching staff. In a small way these expenditures are my personal contribution to tide over the total expenditure incurred in running the NGO.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : The award is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of education. This would give our work added credibility, recognition and reaffirms that our decade of work is successfully on the right track. My personal experiences in life have prompted me to start CSS with the sole aim of educating the orphan and underprivileged girls and women. Even though we are decade old NGO we are still evolving and are a long way from becoming self-sustained. The award will give us the much needed standing with Companies and will help us to convince and compel them to do more for the girl-child education as part of their CSR activity. Many a times physical and financial stress has brought down the morale of the team and the award will give the much needed boost to us. It will fix a new bench mark for our work and will motivate us to reach higher goals in our chosen field of work. All our girls will also be inspired to reach their potential and do justice to the faith that so many supporters have

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : Yes

Recognition Detail : 1. Seva Dharmik Award - 2015 2. Appreciation award - 2015 3. Best Partner Award - 2013 4. Appreciation award

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