Sri Krishna Chaitanya Vidya Vihar
Bhavanipuram and Gandhi Nagar,
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
To rehabilitate and provide development opportunities
for street children
through education, health shelter, and vocational training
Progress Report : April to October 1998
SKCV is operating a residential village school in Bhavanipuram.
program, housing 86 children, is being conducted in an
Fifty five children are attending the school which is
organized by SKCV. The program is also enabling
16 children in the
age group of 16-20 years to attend colleges and technical
Children will also be taking up the SSLC exam during the
Vocational training and other facilities:
The residential school program is additionally providing
the children with
a platform where they can learn professionally beneficial
computers, screen printing and Desk Top Printing (DTP).
It also has a
well maintained library with a good collection of books
and a well
The children are also being provided with practice oriented
in agriculture and dairying. The children have
been given a small
piece of land for cultivation for this purpose.
The month of October brought with it heavy showers and
floods in the
region. The gates of the Nagarjunasagar dam opened
and this submerged
the SKCV village. Consequently, the houses of the
destroyed due to which the children have had to be shifted
Santhosh Bhavan Night Shelter on a temporary basis.
This center is
catering to 70-80 children. During the rainy season
this number is
Santhosh Bhavan also has a children's hospital which is
10 beds. The hospital has visiting doctors and
a residential nurse.
It has also set up a shelter and training center for
girl street children.
The center commenced functioning from last June and has
children attending it.
The program is fulfilling its objective of rehabilitating
development opportunities for street children through
shelter, and vocational training programs. And
it is doing so by
providing them with love and a home like atmosphere.
On the debit side, the financial management aspect of
the program has
to be strengthened, the process for which has already
by CRY- Bangalore. Though financially the organization
is faring all
right, but they are looking at support for building a
structures at SKCV village to house children.
Agenda of next visit:
a) Program evaluation, planning and budgeting for
b) Financial review of current year.