The members wanted separate list of homes/orphanages and activity-project-based children NGOs from CIOSA. Homes needed a constant source of funds as they had permanent residents who had to be fed and educated.Other NGOs just worked on a project-to-project basis.
It is very difficult to find and sustain employees of NGOs. CIOSA plans to start a union for these unorganized sector of NGO workers.
Prasanna of CIOSA told that Sep-Dec was a season of events, exhibitions, and festivals in Chennai. So, you can approach event organizers to share say 5% of their earnings with a NGO. It was part of PR initiative of many event organizers. Musician Harris Jayaraj has such a pact with Ekam foundation.
AIKYA offered to conduct screenings at schools for learning disabilities and also early intervention.