Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society (SERUDS) runs an orphanage and works for the development and welfare of deprived street children, destitute women, elderly poor, and youth in urban slums and villages. Its need-based programmes focus on access to education, food, livelihood training and healthcare.
In 2013-14 their activities were:
Joy Home for Children Orphanage: This is the flagship programme of the organization. 40 orphans and street children are being provided care, support and protection in Joy Home Orphanage in Budhawarapeta in the Kurnool slums. SERUDS also supports their education, health, recreation and clothing related needs.
Crèche Centres: The organization runs 6 crèches to benefit working mothers who work in areas like construction, tobacco making, hotels, and other jobs where they cannot take their children. Each centre caters to 30 children who are provided with healthy food, clothes, and primary education.
Educational Material to students: SERUDS funds the educational expenses of underprivileged children who would otherwise have to work to support their family and expenses of their own education. They provide educational material, lunch boxes, uniforms and shoes to 65 students at government schools.
Skill Development Training – Tailoring and Embroidery: In order to create sustainable livelihoods for poor, destitute women and adolescent girls, SERUDS conducted skill development training. Seventy women in Budhavarapeta, Gadivemula and Sreeram Nagar slums of Kurnool district were provided training in tailoring and embroidery for a period of 6 months.
Support to Elderly women: SERUDS provides Midday meals to around 30 elderly women aged between 58 to 85 years, when their relatives are at work. They also provide groceries and vegetables to about 20 elderly women who have no assets and no income.
HIV/AIDS Awareness: There is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Kurnool district. SERUDS conducted a sensitization programme in February and March 2014 which reached close to 2,000 people.
Income Rs35 lac
Expense Rs35 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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