Chilume works among the underprivileged rural and urban people who are economically weaker and from socially deprived castes. Chilume implements education, livelihood, women empowerment, skill development and health programs in rural Bangalore, Bangarpet, Kanakapura taluks and in the slums of urban Bangalore. Students from rural and urban slum areas always struggle to complete their college and to leverage their education for a promising career. The Pre University (Class XII) results of Karnataka state over the years indicate that only 45-55% of enrolled students are successful each year resulting in almost half of the enrolled students remaining college dropouts. Chilume has been striving to provide education and soft skill opportunities for the underprivileged students, economic and livelihood opportunities for marginalized women, employment opportunities for unemployed and unskilled youth and providing awareness and financial support for economically vulnerable in poor health
A society in which every child lives with basic rights to survival, protection, integrated development, and participation”
“To ensure integrated development of disadvantage children through promotion of education, livelihood, health and awareness”
COVID 19 our Response
Over 24 days ever since COVID 19 lock down in our country, Chilume could reach out to 4000 people daily to provide one meal per day. Thanks to the generosity of Careworkers Foundation and ELCITA
Free Computer Classes
Chilume provides free computer classes for unemployed youths at kaikondrahalli, Bangalore.
Chilume continuously provides Free Tailoring and Bag making skills to disadvantaged women in Kaikondrahalli, Bangalore
Tuition classes for the school children
Chilume provides tuition classes for the disadvantaged school students
Chilume conducts tuition classes for the disadvantaged students.
Self help group meeting
Chilume conducts monthly meetings with the self help groups.
Income Generation Program for Self Help Group
Chilume supported to 150 SHG women in seeding money for micro entrepreneurship program.
Distribution of Bags
Chilume Distributed bags to 128 school and college going students
Chilume conducted an Interaction event between the beneficiaries and Allstate Solutions Pvt Ltd's volunteers. Volunteers had a great time speaking to the beneficiaries
International Women's Day Celebration
Chilume celebrated International Women's Day at kaikondrahalli with 250 self help group women and with the community.
Skill Training on Bag Making
Chilume started to help domestic women in bag making skill at kaikondrahalli.
Free General Health Camp
Chilume conducted free general health camp and distributed medicines.
Scholarship and Life Coping Skill training - Holistic Education
Chilume provides scholarship,life coping skills and soft skills for growth of the students.
Empowering the women
Entrepreneurship Development Programme for 150 domestic workers at Kudlu slum of Bangalore city
Chilume conducted Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) for 150 domestic working women at Bangalore. This was a mandatory training for women to undergo so that they could access seed money for their proposed micro enterprises. The program is facilitated by Mr. Rani Elizabeth the resource teacher. It was an one day program where we trained these women on how to plan a business, in terms of market feasibility, profit and loss, and plan sustainability of the program. The workshop was of interactive sessions, groups activities, demo and presentations.
Free Cancer Detection Camp organized for 135 people in Kudlu slum of Bangalore
Chilume regularly conducts health camps at Kaikondrahalli slum. Prior to health camp, we organized community awareness building by placing flexes in all blocks, mains, and local areas about proposed health camps. Chilume also printed handbills about health camp and distributed door to door.The health camp was organized on 29th June at the community hall of Kaikondrahalli slum. Doctors from KIDWAI hospital were invited to conduct the camp.At the end of the camp, doctors also gave prescription to all participants.There were three emergency cases who were given visiting cards to KIDWAI.
Annual Certificate day for 160 (unemployed) youth in Kanakapura, Rama nagara district
Chilume organized Self Help Groups for domestic working women at Kaikondrahalli slum of Bangalore city, in order to empower them economically. Chilume trained these women on Entrepreneurship Development skills on various micro enterprises. Over 150 women were engaged in various micro businesses in the present year.Ms. Rani Elizabeth, the resource teacher trained these women on various micro enterprises as how to plan, budget loss, income and sustainability of the proposed micro enterprises. The program lasted for one full day where they were given various groups activities, discussions, and other related activities to understand their proposed businesses.
Promoting local sports and cultural activities among students.
Soft Skill and Monthly Mentorship Training for 100 students at Marathahalli areas of Bangalore city
Joseph A. T.,
Founder and Secretary
Mr. Joseph AT is the founder of Chilume Social Service Society. He is qualified in Master of Social Work (MSW) and completed his degree in Arts, Philosophy, and Theology. He has been working more than 20 years in the development sector. He has undergone various training in development sectors by various institutes and organization like Caritas India, ASK, Delhi, Dhwani, BMSSS, etc. He started his job at HDFC bank, BMSSS, QWARIDS, etc but due to his passion for education and empowerment of the disadvantaged children; he started Chilume organization with like-minded friends and started it form 2006. Ever since he has been actively engaged in the Chilume organization in implementing various development programs and an organization’s development.
Ms. Prakash Kumari is the President of Chilume Social Service Society. She is qualified in MA and B.Ed and has been in teaching profession in Bangalore. She is an active member of the organization and keen in children’s education. She dedicates her time every month 20 days in the organization.
Mr. Balaraj- Member of Chilume. He is graduated in BA and working in the admin department at Wipro.
Ms. Jyothi Vinaya
Ms. Jyothi Vinaya- Member of Chilume. She is D.Ed holder and working as a Teacher.
Mr. Infant Kishore
Mr.Kishore is Treasurer of the Chilume organization. He has completed M.Com.
Mr. John D'Silva
Mr. John D'Silva is the Vice President of the Chilume organization. He has completed MA, ITI.
Mr. Ashok R.
He is Member of the Chilume Social Service Society. He has hcompleted B.E.
Ms. Maria Jennifer
Operations Manager- Ms. Maria Jennifer is the Operation Manager of Chilume Social Service Society since January 2018. She is qualified in MBA in finance. She is active, dynamic and has undergone various training in development sectors. With her managerial skills, has a high goal for development sectors and passionate about administration, HR, and programme management.
Ms. Rani Elizabeth
Programme Manager- Ms.Rani Elizabeth is the Programme Manager of Chilume Social Service Society. she is qualified in B.com and has 20 years of working experience in development sectors. She was project coordinator in various projects like women empowerment, skill net, minority department, scholarship, etc. She is a certified and qualified Resource trainer in Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) trained by FVTRS, Bangalore. She has key roles as trainer and programme manager in the organization.
Mr.Adarsh is graduate and senior project coordinator of Chilume Social Service Society. He is specially trained in the implementation of the scholarship programme and was a key instrument in scholarship programme in Bangarpet, Kanakapura, and Bangalore areas benefiting more than 800 college going students.
Ms. Lourdu Mary
Accountant- Ms.Lourdu Mary is the accountant of Chilume Social Service Society. She is qualified in B.Com and has more than 30 years of work experience in handling various financial departments and she has 20 years of work experience in Bangalore
Ms.Lalitha is the Tailoring Instructor of Chilume Training center at Kaikondrahalli, Bangalore. Since 4 years she manages the center on day to day basis. She has 15 years of work experience in Garment factory.
Ms. Alice Almeida
Tailoring Instructor- Kanakapura
Community Animator- Women Empowerment
Project Coordinator- Job Oriented Skill Training
Ms. Siri Vennela
Computer Instructor- Job oriented skill training Programme
In 2005, a group of 7 young people joined together as a group and wanted to carry forward the good work for the orphans and needy youth. They resolved to regularly save some money from their own salaries and initially supported 10 poor slum children in Bangalore. Later, in order to reach out to many needy and poor children, they registered the group as Chilume Social Service Society on December 28, 2006. Due to personal reasons, some of the members remained as supporters, while Mr Joseph A.T took up the organization and its functions as full-time director.
Chilume adheres to all government and legal provisions. It has availed 12A, 80G certificates in the year 2010, and in the year 2012, were covered under FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) from the Home Ministry of India. Later, Chilume accommodated like-minded professionals from all walks of life into the present Board, and in 2010, started work with full-pledged programmes. In 2010, Chilume joined forces with CSR programme and initiated Tailoring Skill Training Programme at Kanakapura. By the end of the year, 87 poor women completed training and were provided alternate job opportunities. Till date, CSR supports our skill development programmes. With support from CSR, Chilume opened a new chapter in Education sector. As many as 375 poor students are supported for their holistic education programme with financial support. With the CSR partners, we could bring drastic transformation impacting education aspirations of hundreds of less privileged students in Kanakapura, Bangarpet, and Bangalore North talukas.
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Account Number: 133110100079326
Bank: Andhra Bank
Branch: Kalyan Nagar
IFSC Code: ANDB0001331
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Chilume, #31, 7th Main, Siddhartha School main road, Lingarajapuram, St.Thomas Town PO, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560084