Periyakalapet

Periyakalapet is a fishing village on the East Coast Road that links Pondicherry town with Chennai. The “Vivekananda Education Center” here is a project collaboratively run by Arul Ashram and Sharana. Arul Ashram conducts camps during December and picnics during holidays while Sharana’s role is to monitor the evening school housed in the Center. This evening school provides support to about 35-40 children; Sharana’s social workers monitor teachers’ work, lesson plans, organize parent meetings, and provide educational materials to the children (annually) and evening snacks and supplements to the children (daily).