Ours is a registered (Reg. No. 476/95) social welfare organisation functioning since 1995 for the cause of education, economy, and environment for the needy and underpriviledged children which is also one of the Millennium Development Goals as specified by the United Nations. Like minded socially conscious individuals joined Nimmu Vasanth in strengthening her hands to blossom into a noteworthy institution relevant to the social needs of today's world.
Many of our projects especially school for the underprivileged have got the support from corporate organizations such as Adyar Times, Blue Star Engineering, Indian Bank, Jaitech Associates, Jayendra Memorial Trust, Krishnawamy Associates, Mother India Foundation,
Ramco Group, Shiva Sakthi Sai Charitable Trust, SRM group,
State Bank of India, UCO Bank officers Association etc and individual donors.
In appreciation of our projects and services, Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board of Tamil Nadu State Government of Govt. of India, alloted additional land, where we have made temporary open shed for the school. Apart from schooling requirement, we undertake various projects of utmost importance based on timely social needs. This organisation is shortly launching a movement specially for activistic role for social upliftment.
Hence it is not only an organisation for working towards social causes but also promotes an important wing of the movement for voicing for the rights of one and all thereby facilitating social protection and happiness.
1995 Ficas launched and the school for the underprivileged undertaken as Blossom School.
1996 A temporary shed was built at the leased land allotted by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB), South India.
1996-2001 Struggle to run the school under cramped space – Representations to the government for extra land – Also undertaken peace protests to protect the environment – Legal battle against the slum public to grab school land – Awareness to promote education – Extra land allotment by (TNSCB) – Old building giving way – New shed construction with pillars for safety with FRP roof – Clearing the debris in the new land and temporary shed construction – Rechristening the school as Vidya Nivas School.
2002-2004 Education seminars – Child welfare programmes – Health camps etc – Legal battle for canceling the extra land without prior notice – Fresh appeal for an alternative site – Out of court settlement through negotiations – Series of inspections by officials – Alternative site allotment by TNSCB in 2004 at the rate of Re 1/- per sq. ft.
2004-till date A series of education programmes
– Neighbourhood knowledge bank
– Activisms for education upliftment
– Tsunami Coast Green project on the anvil
– Social Awareness Programme(SAP) in association with reputed institutions
– Implementation of non-formal education through schooling to avoid school drop outs.
– Teacher oriented skills - workshops