One of the greatest gifts that can be bestowed on anyone is the gift of education. Chellaram Foundation makes donations for the building and equipping of schools, to develop e-learning material and to provide scholarships to high-performing students from needy families.

Below you will find some examples of donations made in this area of focus

E-Learning App for Seafarers

Sailor Society E Learning Platform

The Chellaram Group has a long history in shipping employing hundreds of seafarers on its ships.  We understand too well the mental, physical and social challenges facing seafarers who are often spending months at sea away from their families and friends.  They often encounter danger from both natural and man-made causes. 

The Sailors’ Society has been supporting seafarers over two centuries.  It seeks to promote wellness at sea providing services such as a 24/7 helpline, crisis support, wellness training and pastoral care.  We were delighted to fund the development of an e-learning platform providing a series of free of charge modules guiding seafarers on how to improve their wellbeing in all areas.

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Ensuring right to high quality education – India

Viswa Santhi Vidyalaya School

The Viswa Santhi Vidyalaya is a school located in the Indian southern state of Tamil Nadu. The school aims to provide quality education to children from underprivileged backgrounds but struggled from a lack of proper facilities and lack of any government recognition.

A donation of INR 78 lacs (approx US$ 107,000) supported the construction of more classrooms, toilet blocks, libraries and computer centres.

The school now boasts 31 spacious classrooms accommodating 1,375 students.  Its students can now earn formal qualifications as a result of government recognition with the opportunity to progress into higher education.

Supporting a school for needy children – India

Shri Shri Maa Anandamayee Upvan Shiksha Samiti

Shri Shri Maa Anandamayee Upvan Shiksha Samiti was formed in 1998 to impart education to the children of slum-dwellers of Bairagarh district in Bhopal. Its modest beginnings comprised one class of seven students.

We donated INR 65 lacs (approx US$ 92,000) for the building of 12 spacious classrooms, a laboratory and a computer centre. Today, the school has obtained national recognition for its curriculum and caters to 475 students from deprived communities.

Chellaram SAS Academy

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In 1998, to provide formal education to the poor children from the hilly areas of Uttarkashi in India, Swami Shukdevananda Giri started a school in his Ashram premises with 4 classrooms. In August 2012, the school was washed away when flash floods hit Uttarkashi. Swamiji continued to run the school through a rented guest house until we became aware of his remarkable work and were able to provide a donation of INR 80 lacs (approx US$ 110,000) towards the construction of a new school.

By 2017, a brand-new school was ready with superior infrastructure, spacious classrooms and with facilities such as a laboratory, library, computer centre and an open auditorium. We were highly honoured to have the school renamed as Chellaram SAS Academy.

Building an E-Library

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Chellaram Foundation has contributed towards the construction of a 196 sq meters state of the art digital library in Hong Kong expected to be completed in September 2021.

The library will incorporate virtual reality (VR) technology and digitally connect to a number of international libraries.