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  • Building happy schools When we visited the Panchayat Union Primary School in Kannampalayam, the first thing that caught our eyes was the ruined infrastructure. The toilets were barely functional, the school compound was full of overgrown shrubs and the one existing classroom was in a severe state of disrepair. The effects of cyclone Vardah were

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  • Water Water everywhere … in Chennai! In Selaiyur, Tambaram, people belonging to the most economically disadvantaged backgrounds had been buying packaged drinking water for years. United Way Chennai has joined hands with the local municipality and set up a community RO water plant in the locality. The plant now provides safe and clean drinking water

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  • Against All Odds We met Miranda, a visually challenged student at National Institute for Empowerment of People with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD). He had just completed his Master’s degree in Special Education. A rare genetic disorder had resulted in him becoming deaf. Being deaf and blind seemed like an end to his dream of pursuing his

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  • Amudhan*, a 3 year old had speech delay issues when he was enrolled into one of the Anganwadis where United Way Chennai runs the Born Learning Campaign. Through committed intervention by the teacher and facilitator, aided with the right learning materials and activities, Amudhan can now pronounce words, interacts happily with his family and has developed better

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  • “I am a native of AP, and I have one brother and sister. My sister is a typical house wife and my brother works as a driver. My father is a barber, but I am the first graduate in the family. I feel different and wanted. My parents are very proud of me that I work in an M&C”

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