Initiatives & Events
Project Feeding Chennai
Project Feeding Chennai was an initiative carried out for 10 weeks during the lockdown months of Covid19 to support daily-wage workers and their families with essential items such as food packages and hygiene kits, thus helping reduce the stress on their financial spending. With the help of the Greater Chennai Corporation and various local partners, Siragu:
Supported 26,000+ people by distributing over 7000 kits
Impacted people across 20 different low-income areas
Distributed 30,000 Sanitary Pads to women, 29,000 kgs of Rice and various other essential items
The efforts under Project Feeding Chennai were also recognized by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
Bag of Happiness
Bag of Happiness emerged out of pursuit to inspire and support the community and impart a sense of sharing in every individual for both personal & social uplifting. Bag of Happiness provides a platform where-in school students can get a sense of being associated with a social cause through a participatory approach. The concept encourages building awareness among students who have the necessary resources to bring about a change.
How it Works -
The women at Siragu manufacture small jute bags that can hold upto 120 grams of rice
The manufactured bags are then distributed amongst high school students from a renowned school
The students are asked to bring rice in the given bags, once a fortnight
The rice is centrally collected and then distributed to old-age homes and orphanages
Through this initiative, about 1500 kgs of rice was collected and distributed successfully in two orphanages, one old-age home and one acid victim survivors’ shelter.
To provide varied exposure and experiences to the beneficiaries and their families, many events have been organised at Siragu such as: