The Duchess club which started in the year 2002, has successfully completed 10 years. Duchess Helping Hands is the social wing of The Duchess Club. With the guidance of our Honorary Member Dr.Prithika Chary the project 12-21 was initiated.

The Mission of the project 12_21 is to enable, empower, and encourage girls between the ages of 12 years and 21 years to become strong, healthy, capable, confident and independent young women thus contributing to the nation.

The Target areas to work with are Health, Education, Character Building, Skill Building, Developing Economic Independence and Advocacy against abuse thus touching discrimination.

The project was launched on 9th August 2011 at ST EBBAS SCHOOL. The students of 12th Std of the school were selected for the project.

WORKING OF THE PROJECT

1) 230 students of the 12th Std were divided into groups of 20 students and these students were individually mentored by our dedicated club members.

2) 3 months before the Board Exams an evening snack was provided everyday to all the 230 students to enable them to stay longer hours in school for extra studies with help from school teachers.

3) Some intelligent students were also sent for higher tuitions.

4) After the Board Exams a counseling session was professionally held for all the students by the Madras councilors.

5) We aim to give scholarships to deserving students and guide as many into vocational training.

6) Duchess Helping Hands has also been supporting NAB by small donations.

7) Boxes of baby food were donated to an orphanage named Karna Prayag Trust.

8) Donations were also given to Ekam foundation for the medical treatment of infants and children.

FUND RAISING

1) To Carry out the PROJECT 12-21 WE HAD A FUND RAISER “Tambola Morning” which helped us to raise a good amount of money. These funds helped us to pay for the evening snack and extra tuitions.

2) Generous contribution have also been made by many Duchess Club Members.

Duchess Helping Hands is a registered body and has an 80G Exemption. We look forward to any kind of contribution & donation to help us to touch many more lives.

Year 2013

  • In the month of June 3 deserving students of St.Ebbas STD XII were given scholarships. They are successfully continuing with their under graduation.

  • From month of October present XII STD batch of St.Ebbas – mentoring of students started. A lot of duchess members are involved.

  • November 2015
    MEGA TAMBOLA: Fundraiser for the Duchess Helping Hands was a great success. The funds raised will be for the underprivileged girls project 12-21 at St.Ebbas School
  • DECEMBER 2014
    CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL HELD IN HOTEL SAVERA FOR ST.EBBAS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN OF HOTEL EMPLOYEES. SUPPORTED BY HELPING HANDS AND SAVERA HOTEL
  • DECEMBER 2014
    CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL HELD IN HOTEL SAVERA FOR ST.EBBAS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN OF HOTEL EMPLOYEES. SUPPORTED BY HELPING HANDS AND SAVERA HOTEL
  • DECEMBER 2014
    CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL HELD IN HOTEL SAVERA FOR ST.EBBAS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN OF HOTEL EMPLOYEES. SUPPORTED BY HELPING HANDS AND SAVERA HOTEL
  • DECEMBER 2014
    CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL HELD IN HOTEL SAVERA FOR ST.EBBAS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN OF HOTEL EMPLOYEES. SUPPORTED BY HELPING HANDS AND SAVERA HOTEL
  • DECEMBER 2014
    CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL HELD IN HOTEL SAVERA FOR ST.EBBAS SCHOOL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN OF HOTEL EMPLOYEES. SUPPORTED BY HELPING HANDS AND SAVERA HOTEL
  • DECEMBER 2014
    EVENING SNACKS GIVEN TO 220 STUDENTS OF ST.EBBAS SCHOOL TO ENABLE THEM TO STUDY LONG HOURS. THIS CONTINUED TILL 2ND MARCH 2015
  • SEPTEMBER 2014
    MENTORING OF THE 12TH STD STUDENTS AT ST.EBBAS SCHOOL
  • JULY 2014
    LAUNCH OF PENN TAXI - DRIVEN BY LADY DRIVERS
  • JULY 2014
    LAUNCH OF PENN TAXI - DRIVEN BY LADY DRIVERS
  • JULY 2014
    LAUNCH OF PENN TAXI - DRIVEN BY LADY DRIVERS
  • JULY 2014
    LAUNCH OF PENN TAXI - DRIVEN BY LADY DRIVERS
  • JULY 2014
    THE MYSTIQUE OF PREM JOSHUA - MUSICAL FUND RAISER
  • JULY 2014
    THE MYSTIQUE OF PREM JOSHUA - MUSICAL FUND RAISER
  • APRIL 2014
    Duchess 'MEGA TAMBOLA' - Fund Raiser for Duchess Helping Hands
  • Duchess Helping Hands 2013
    Evening Snacks given to the students on a regular basis till their board exams.
  • Duchess Helping Hands 2013
    Evening Snacks given to the students on a regular basis till their board exams.
  • Duchess Helping Hands 2013
    Ms Damayanthi(ex principal of various schools and college) addressing the students of Class 12 @ St Ebbas school
  • Duchess Helping Hands 2013
    Ms Damayanthi(ex principal of various schools and college) addressing the students of Class 12 @ St Ebbas school
  • Duchess Helping Hands project launch
    St. Ebbas School on 9th August 2011
  • Duchess Helping Hands project launch
    St. Ebbas School on 9th August 2011
  • Duchess Helping Hands project launch
    St. Ebbas School on 9th August 2011
  • Duchess Helping Hands project launch
    St. Ebbas School on 9th August 2011
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012
  • St. Ebbas School
    Counseling Session at St. Ebbas School: May 2012