We take pride when we illustrate here the SiFo Alumni...
Ms. R. Lavanya
Had to seek whatever employment came her way to meet the demands of academics and her day-to-day
living... recommendation came from her department head to seek support from SiFo to consummate her
UG and PG aspirations...
Now employed with ADRA, a global humanitarian organization, befitting her academic qualification
and her social volunteering attitude...she contributes a monthly sum to SiFo, since her first
paycheck...She can play Parai and Flute, and pen down poems at will...
Meet our Academic Coordinator, Mentor...and of course Volunteer too!!!
Hailing from a place in Theni District, closer to Kerala, Divya did her schooling in a boarding
school, as her parents to go out to Kerala for their earnings. Since she excelled in both studies
and sports, getting a seat in a leading Women's College was not an issue - except
the Fees support didn't come through as expected.
With the support of money on loan from the neighborhood, she continued her BA Sociology from
Fathima College, Madurai. As fate would have it, she couldn't attend her final year studies as she
was struck with some illness. Only saving grace was that the college management
supported her in completing her degree despite lack of attendance.
Ill health didn't deter her to go on pursue her PG in Social Work in Bishop
Heber College, Trichy. Even though she got placement towards the end of the course, she couldn't
take up the offer due to her health reasons.
She approached some NGOs for job help. With non-stop knocking on the doors, she could finally
settle on a job, not a regularized one though, with District Counseling for Childline. She is now
doing Psychiatric Counseling at the Government Medical College and Hospital at
Siruthuligal Founder, Mr. Rajeshkumar supported her Medical Treatment, which
also made her pull along and finish the course.
With all the troubles, ill health and not-so-confirmed job, she gave Free
Tuitions for various NGOs...
A Big Salute to Her!
Mr. V. Muthukumaran
Muthukumaran, born in a village near Jayamkondan, Trichy, lost both his parents during his early
life, had to seek his livelihood and education support from his periamma in Chennai. While his
periamma could support his schooling, she couldn't stretch beyond his first year in
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DME). He had to look elsewhere for support to finish his
diploma, and so he put word around to his friends and known persons. Fortunately, twin leads - one
from his friends' mother who is working for an NGO, and the other (a teaching staff
in his college) - reached SiFo in a timely manner...
SiFo supported him for his Fees until the final semester of his Diploma.
He managed his time very well between his studies and volunteering
activities in SiFo events.
SiFo furthered its interest on him and referred him for a job with Hyundai
Mobis India, near Sriperumpudur... he successfully went through the interviews and got placed with
them since late 2019.
Since his job placement, his first expense every month is contributing a
decent sum to SiFo - towards education support that goes to some other needy person!
Studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Avadi... all schooling... dad in business,
Civil Engineering from Meenakshi College, Chennai.
Support from 2015 second year, Rs 42K for semester fees, 40 for transport -
Tried for Armed Forces, Medical not through...
Naval Architecture Pune - 2 years
Break now after one year... Navigation officer AAI... posted in Noida...
posting July 2020
Born on the outskirts of Tirunelveli, had a disturbing setback during his early school days...
lived under the care of his grandparents... but little did he let these setbacks push him to
corner, he took charge of the situation by studying hard in his school, and came out
successful in his 10th and 12th standard...
10th standard Topper in District, and 3rd in State Rankings, for scheduled
backward community, thereby getting Government Scholarship that made his education free next two
years... He scored heavily in Plus Two also, that too in Tamil Medium...
He could get Engineering in one of Chennai's known colleges... blessing in
disguise for him that he got his mother back...
He couldn't manage to pay the Final Year fees in time suiting to College
Fees Regulations, so he reached out to few NGOs... one such NGO lead fell on the lap of
RajeshKumar, founder of Siruthuligal Foundation, and he took his fees support as his own!
Now that Sathish has completed his Engineering, he landed a job with Olam
Information Services Pvt Ltd, as a Software Developer.../p>
Managed to sail through first three years of Engineering from a college in
Pudukkottai, with limited support from Family Income and others, which got dried up in crucial
Stumbled upon Siruthuligal Foundation through a friend, whose apartment his
father is employed as a Watchman... SiFo fully sponsored his Final year to the tune of Rs
With the prime motive of working his way up, he applied on his own and started his IT career in a
small setup in Chennai - completed his formal training, confirmed with a better salary, and hopes
to move on with his diligent working…but not money as a prime motive for a few
With another one or two years of experience under his wings, he should be
able to take off for a bright future!
Ms. V. Manju
Started doing BSc Degree, solely on mother's income as a machine operator
and father's income which is very erratic, I decided to take tuitions for the children. That was
necessitated because my brother was also on the verge of getting into college.
AS fate would have it, owner of the house where we shifted to at that time,
was running an NGO for school children and I continued my tuition, but without any monetary help
from that NGO.
At least I got compensated by the referral to SiFo by them, for fees
support. SiFo fully sponsored my college fees, and I have completed my degree, with a job in hand
for one of the leading multinational IT giants.
Service by way of tuitions didn't stop even with SiFo also.
Started Diploma in Mech Engg. from my own pocket, but due to marriage that
crept in during studies itself, loans for marriage and studies got accumulated.
And whenever the opportunity arose, I used to go for support work for an NGO
for Visually Challenged, incidentally my father is also short of vision, and the owner recommended
me to SiFo for Fees Support.
Just because SiFo supported my fees for a semester in 2 year support, I
didn't keep quiet and I used to go for part-time jobs to support myself and the family.
Now that I have successfully completed my Diploma, and got placement as well in an automotive
ancillary unit, I wanted to contribute my bit to the society - I send a nominal amount every month
to SiFo for students fees support, and a regular volunteer in all of SiFo's events.