Single Teacher Schools deliver education at doorsteps of dropout – School goes to kids

Article on Deccan Chronicle – 29th September 2018

Adoption of 50 Single Teacher Schools by Australian Consulate General - 2016

Australian Consulate General, Chennai has adopted 50 Single Teacher Schools. 1500 poor and downtrodden children will be benefitted by the support. Mr.Sean Kelly, Australian Consul General for South India said “Besides education the support will empower rural women through employment and community participation”


On January 2017 Lions Club International magazine published an article about Single Teacher Schools.

It appreciated the role of Single Teacher Schools in providing quality education and creating women empowerment in the villages.

The article focused on the impact created by Single Teacher Schools through Education, Health and Hygiene – in conducting eye camps and medical camps and also highlighted Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

It appreciated the “Chutti Madal”, Children magazine and discrimination free Single Teacher Schools.

Article on Single Teacher Schools Published in Dinamalar - May 2017

Australian Consulate General, Chennai has adopted 50 Single Teacher Schools. 1500 poor and downtrodden children will be benefitted by the support. On May 18th 2017, Dinamalar published article on the activities of Single Teacher Schools highlighting its service to the poor and downtrodden children in villages through education. The article also contained Medical and eye camps conducted in the villages by Single Teacher Schools.

Dinamalar appreciated Single Teacher Schools for constructing Toilet cum bathrooms under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to the needy villagers.

Freelance Journalist and Columnist Sri.B.R.Haran had written an article in Tamil about Single Teacher Schools in the well known Tamil website

பல குடும்பங்களில் ஏழைமையின் காரணமாக, குழந்தைகள் சிறு வயது முதலே பெற்றோர்களுக்கு உதவியாகத் தங்களால் முடிந்த அளவு பணம் சம்பாதிக்கச் செல்லவேண்டிய சூழ்நிலை இருப்பதால் பள்ளி செல்ல இயலாமல் போய்விடுகிறது. ஆகவே, ஏழைக் குழந்தைகளின் கல்விக்காகப் பள்ளிகளை கிராமப்புறங்களுக்கும் மலைக் கிராமங்களுக்கும் கொண்டு செல்லும் சிந்தனை எழுந்தது. ஆயினும் கட்டுமானங்கள், ஆசிரியர்கள், மற்ற அலுவலர்கள் என பல தேவைகள் கவனிக்கப்படுவது மிகவும் சிரமமான காரியம் என்பதால், “ஓராசிரியர் பள்ளிகள்” எனும் சிந்தாந்தம் உருவானது.

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R.Sujatha, Chennai based Correspondent for ``The Hindu`` had written an article titled, ``One Teacher, many students, many dreams`` about our Single Teacher Schools.

Arul Jothi, who has passed class X, is employed by the Panchayat to remove soil from the village tank during the day. In the evening, for three hours she teaches children. “Ever since I started teaching, I have earned respect. Everyone here refers to me as teacher,” says the 38-year-old. The Punnapakkam school is one of over 600 single-teacher schools in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts, run by Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society.

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Kamini Mathai, Chennai based Correspondent, Times of India, had written an article titled ``Power of Single Teacher Schools near Chennai`` about our project.

Premalatha is part of the ‘Single Teacher School’ (STS) programme – in its 10th year – run by Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society across 650 schools in TN. The school, which is free of cost, runs for three hours in the evening.

Chennai based evening Newspaper ``News Today`` had reported the contribution of Industrialist Sri.R.P.Krishnammachari, Honorary Secretary, Single Teacher Schools

Ashok Nagar resident and industrialist R P Krishnamachari has donated Rs 10 lakh towards Single Teacher Schools (STS) functioning at Govindan Road, West Mambalam, in the city at a function held on the school premises recently.

STS initiated by Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 2006 in villages in Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts empower poor students with extra classes after regular school hours.

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``World Hindu News`` had published our Appeal for support

Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society appeals for its Single Teacher Schools.

Australian Consulate finances education of 1500 children in single teacher schools - A report by

The Australian Consulate General in Chennai has proposed to grant a sum of Rs.15 lakh to single teacher schools to finance an education and women’s empowerment project in 50 remote villages in the State of Tamil Nadu. The funds will be managed by Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society and will be made available under the Consulate’s direct aid programme. It is postulated that the program will benefit around 1,500 children.

Shriram Foundation's Annual Report mentions about the foundation adopting 50 Single Teacher Schools.

SF proposes to extend financial support for five years to 50 schools in the districts of Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. The association with STS started in October 2015. Over 1500 children from underprivileged communities are benefitted through our association with STS.

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Having started our movement in 2006, we are now functioning in 650 villages of Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Coimbatore Districts of Tamil Nadu, catering to more than 25,000 children from poor and underprivileged families.