July 31, 2023
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In this edition...

President's Remarks
Know your board member
ABC year off to a great start
ABC Progress in 2023-24 - July Update
Educational Scholarships - July 2023 Update
ABC teachers undergo refresher training
Buy a TNF T-shirt, Donate a Uniform
Chapters gear-up for summer fund raisers
TNF Youth LOVES Summer Essay Contest underway

Monthly Project Highlight!

Youth Summer Essay Contest

Help our kids learn the importance of giving back, make connections to their ancestral land in addition to enjoying a personalized feedback from college essay prep prespective. 

President's Remarks

It has been a month since our new TNF Executive team has taken office and I am happy to inform you all that we have had a smooth transition. Once the TN schools reopened after summer break, our ABC program started off routinely. As we all get settled in our roles, I would like to share the current update on our projects. 
  • Added two new schools, one in Mayiladuthurai and another in Tirunelveli.  I
  • Received approval to add 4 more schools in multiple cities.
  • Awarded around 74 scholarships for economically weak students amounting approximately ₹ 21 Lakh. 
  • Around 30 plus students from US completed an internship in the TN schools this summer. This internship program has been well received so far and has been very successful with the US kids.
  • The VTK Memorial Fund Education and Service award was bestowed on the top five students out of 38 applicants in multiple categories.
  • Worked with Apparel Training Design Center (ATDC) to train around 25 women from economically backward families. These women completed the program in end of June and assisting them to get full time employment for sustainability.
On our Golden Jubilee celebration front, we are in the process of putting together various team leads and groups to run the event. If and of you are interested in being a part of the organizing committee, please reach out to to me at president@tnfusa.org.

Spread the word amongst your family and friends to save the date - May 24th to 26th, 2024 - for TNF’s 50th Annual convention.

Once again, thank you for your continuation support.   
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Know your board member!

 Mani Periakaruppan has served in many roles in multiple charitable organizations, both at a local level and at a national level. At TNF, he has served as Chairperson of the TNF Central Ohio chapter, and as a General Director and Vice President (Chapters) in the TNF USA board. As a Convention Coordinator, Mani successfully hosted the TNF 43rd annual convention in Columbus, Ohio. His service outside TNF includes,
- Treasurer and President of Columbus Tamil Sangam
- Playing a vital role in establishing Tamil schools in Columbus.
 - Director, Vice-President & President of American Tamil Acaemy 
-  Founding member of American Institute of Tamil language, a registered non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and learning of Tamil language with a new approach.

ABC year off to a great start

Government High School, Tharuvai, Tirunelveli district and Panchayat Union Middle School, Allivilagam, Mayiladuthurai district join the growing list of TNF's ABC school giving a great start for the academic year 2023-24.

Washington DC Chapter added the Tharuvai school to its portfolio this year in addition to the Government Higher Secondary School, Vannikonethal. Ms J  Perachiselvi has been appointed as the teacher for the new ABC school.

A donor from Boston USA, who had been supporting Government Higher Secondary School, Korukkai has spread their reach to the school at Allivilagam.

Our heartfelt thanks to the supporters of Washington DC Chapter and the donor from Boston, MA.

ABC Progress in 2023-24 - July Update

Educational Scholarships - June 2023 update

During the month, 33 students received scholarships totaling an amount of ₹ 9,71,280/-.
Description # of Beneficiaries Scholarship Amount
(in Rupees)

Educational Assistance to the Destitute and socially abandoned school children 1 ₹ 4,680.00
Educational Assistance to Orphaned Girl Students Project 21 ₹ 2,50,600.00
Manickam & Padmavathy Educational Scholarship Project 3 ₹ 65,000.00
UPLIFT - TNF USA Board Educational Scholarship 1 ₹ 3,40,000.00
PAR Palanisamy Gounder & Lakshmiammal Memorial Scholarship Project 1 ₹ 11,000.00
Gopalakrishnan Memorial Educational Scholarship Project 1 ₹ 2,00,000.00
VTK Memorial Fund Educational and Service Award 5 ₹ 1,00,000.00
  33 ₹ 9,71,280.00

ABC Teachers undergo refresher training

Teaching methodology continues to evolve every year and getting trained in them helps teachers improve their efficiency and provide a focused coaching for ABC students. With the technical support of Chinmaya education cell, 128 ABC project teachers and 14 ABC project coordinators are undergoing a refresher training in the months of July & August.

The first batch comprising of 32 teachers & 4 project coordinators from Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Thoothukuudi, Sivagangai, Theni, Ramanathapuram & Dindigul districts underwent the training in Madurai district on 4th & 5th of July.

The second batch comprising of 31 teachers  4 project coordinators from Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai & Pudukottai district underwent the training in Trichy on 6th & 7th of July.

Two more batches are in progress during this week respectively in Chennai & Salem for 65 teachers & 6 project coordinators from Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvannamalai, Vellore, Ranipet, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Karur and Salem districts.

Buy a t-shirt! Donate a uniform!

Chapters gear-up for summer fund raisers - Support your nearest one!

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TNF Youth LOVES Summer Essay Contest underway

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