SODEWS has added 6 govt. high and higher sec. schools in its educational program. These schools are in remote areas and face inadequacy in teaching staff. SODEWS appoints teachers with focus on English, Computer, Maths and Science.
On health, the staff of SODEWS visit 6 Primary Health Centres to counsel pregnant mothers (about 450 a week), conduct camps in villages, regularly conduct sessions for adolescent girls.
Involvement with Kasturba Gandhi balika Vidyalaya continues. The Vidyalay now 102 girls studying in classes 6 to 8. These children coming from the poor communities in Krishnagiri Dist. are well trained to pursue further education atleast upto 12th std.
SODEWS hostel in Mullai village has 150 children - new additions being 44. The new building for girls hostel is getting ready and would be in use by the end of Aug. The Anganwadi (preschool) and primary edu. program continue to be implemented. 140 Anganwadis and 100 primary schools are visited.