2019 Annual Report

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all safe and healthy. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers, friends and Siri family who have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to go above and beyond to help others. We would also like to give a big shoutout to all of our wonderful donors! We greatly appreciate your support, as you have allowed us to provide scholarships for students who may not have otherwise been able to afford the education of their dreams such as Sai Praveen who is chasing bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S). Your donations make a huge difference!

With a renewed commitment to helping the children in need, we have decided to bear all administration costs by the governing body and trust members starting in the 2020 fiscal year. What does that mean for you? 100% of your donations will go straight to the cause.

Together we are making a real difference in the lives of children in need, giving them the best shot at life! Thank you for everything, we wish you peace and happiness.


Sincerely,

Srini Chintala /Founder & Trustee
31 Oct, 2020

23 Active Scholarships

8 Graduated
4 Job Offers

100% all funds to
Direct Cause

Trustees pay expenses
starting this year

Distribution in 2019
71% Scholarships

25% Library & Teachers
4 % all others

5 Libraries
in 4 Villages

Touching
1000+ Students

Your gifts at work

Mr. Praneeth at NRI Medical

Although Praneeth received a government sponsored M.B.B.S admission (Undergraduate medical education) at NRI Institute of Medical Sciences, he was unable to attend school due to a number of financial difficulties. Praneeth’s father, Mr. Prasad, had been suffering a chronic Stage 5 kidney disease and was confined to their home, and his mother, Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi, was working for a small publishing company that did not grant her a salary that allowed for extraneous costs. Praneeth could not pay for his tuition fees and books, and therefore unable to follow his dreams and attend medical school. The Siri team decided to support Praneeth’s education for the next 6 years after learning about his financial situation, and Praneeth is now able to attend school and realize his passions. We wish him great success in life, and hope that our little bit of help can change the lives of those around him.

Ganesh

Ganesh (left) secured a job as an Engineering Assistant after completing his Bachelor's education in Mechanical Engineering. Ganesh embodies the Siri spirit of giving, opening a library in his village to give back to his own community

Bhargavi (right) completed her B.Tech in Electronics Engineering, and now is working for the state of Andhra Pradesh as an Assistant Engineer.

Congratulations to both!

Kellaka Sravan

Completed B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He returned his scholarship to help other students a few years ago, and is now undergoing a training program to take up a position in the public service sector

Congratulations to students who graduated from various courses in 2019. A. Priyanka, K.Chandrika, K.Sravani, B.Gouthami

For the second year in a row, we have relied on donations within India as our FCRA application is still in a pending status with the Ministry of Home Affairs for almost two years. It is an unfortunate situation, but we will survive the storm of ever changing laws by securing support within India (domestic donors).

You may have noticed our expenses are very low as we do not own assets, or give out salary payments. Everyone involved with our organization is a passionate volunteer for the foundation. Starting the year 2020, all administration costs will be underwritten by trust members/ our governing body.

Events in 2019-2020

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Playscape , March 2019

Visit to Sankar's village Jan, 2020

Annual meeting at Panduranga puram park, RK Beach, Vishakhapatnam on Jan 14, 2020.

Our Impact

We are proud to announce that four students have received job offers through their own hard work and volition. The scholarships program for higher education has reached more than 40 students since 2012. We believe the scholarship program is an incredible initiative and hope to expand it in order to create a wider impact on the rural communities we serve.

  • Four students received job offers

  • Eight students graduated from their respective education course works

  • Three students returned their scholarships to help other students in dire need

  • We have opened five libraries operating in four villages since the inception of the foundation in 2010

  • Over forty students have received scholarships and mentorship for their higher education as of March 2020

  • 97% of donations have gone directly to our cause for the 2019 fiscal year

  • 100% of donations will be spent directly on our students starting this new fiscal year. The governing body and trust members will bear the cost of administration going forward

  • We have been running summer education programs for the last seven years successfully. Twenty-three students have received National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS)

  • The infrastructure projects in-collaboration with the local community resulted in more than 300% growth in student enrollments at Koduru Elementary school. (22 students in 2016 to 90 students in 2020)

  • More than one thousand students are benefiting from the sports grants & libraries in four villages


Mission

Our mission is to create a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged children through educational programs.

Siri Foundation provides a long-term support to disadvantaged students throughout the length of their education, aiding in the achievement of their goals through educational scholarships, financial support, and mentorship, while instilling the values of volunteerism and community service.