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Empowering children and youth to escape poverty and injustice requires quality education and skill-building on a holistic basis.

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Who we are?

SURABI (Strategic Urban Rural Advancement Backing Institute), established in 1993, is the registered NGO of the Salesian Province of Chennai for holistic Education, Skilling and Empowering Projects and Programs in 11 districts of Northern Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

We are part of the Salesians network operating in 11 other Salesian Provinces in India cutting across all the 29 Indian states, and worldwide in 134 countries, committed to end injustice, poverty and equality.

We are directly cooperating with 50 Salesian establishments located in Chennai, Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Thiruvanamalai, Vellore, Erode, Nilgiris, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Villupuram and in Andaman – Nicobar Islands and Fujaira.

We have been managing numerous projects in the field of holistic quality education, skill – and awareness building as well as empowerment programs for children and youth, women and the discriminated and marginalized communities.

We are supporting our funding partners and local Salesian project holders to efficiently develop, implement and upgrade quality educational and skilling programs and projects of high impact to their beneficiaries, comprising:

  • Youth centers.
  • Careand education for children at risk.
  • Orphanages and Boarding houses.
  • Educational Institutions: schools 1st and 2nd level, Tamil and English Medium.
  • Institutions for technical education and vocational skill training centers.
  • Institutions for agricultural education and skill training centers.
  • Hostels for working youth.