Who Are We

Who Are We

Bro. Siga Animation Centre (BSAC) is a NGO in Chennai working towards the empowerment of slum dwellers and the rural poor in Vyasarpadi, an area in North Chennai which is primarily inhabited by people belonging to the lower economic strata of society. The NGO founded in the year 1984 by a group of highly motivated young men who wished to elevate the living conditions of the youth and children in Vyasarpadi. Their inspiration and role model in this endeavor was Bro Sigamani, a Salesian priest, after the NGO has been named. The main focus of the projects run by BSAC are Integrated Child and Youth Developnnent. BSAC believes in focused empowerment of the people of Vyasarpadi, and hence assists them in the creation of a self-sustaining environment which will enable their community to flourish.
For past 16 years aarvam from BSAC is been providing suplimentery education to urban slum children in Vaysarpadi with the reach of 5225 beneficiarys. 
450+ youths had been trained and benefited on skill development training on computer, spoken English, Tally and home appliances.
Reading class program had been implemented In 7 Corporation school around Vyasarpadi with 2701 children benefiting the program. Through Children’s sangam program we had trained 2000+ adolescent children from Vyasarpadi in life skill, culturals, carrier counseling and etc

Note From Our Director

For over 37 years, BSAC (now aarVam) has the privilege of serving as a Non Government Organization working for the upliftment of slum and rural poor particularly the emerging needs of underprivileged children rights, education and their holistic developments.

It is very sad that the entire globe has been affected due to COVID-19. Lakhs of people died and lakhs infected and quarantined for observation and intensive treatments. The Tamil Nadu Govt. announced a complete lockdown in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore from 6 a.m. on April 26 till 9 p.m. on April 29 in a bid to intensify the efforts to curb the novel Coronavirus that has been spreading rapidly in the state. In Salem and Tirupur corporations, the total lockdown will go from 6 a.m. on April 26 and will continue till 9 p.m. on April 28. On 24 April, Tamil Nadu reported two more deaths and 72 fresh cases, a govt. media bulletin confirmed; 52 cases in Chennai alone, adding to a total of 1,755 cases in the state with 22 deaths. The number of active cases in the state went down to 864 on 24 April as opposed to 908 on the previous day. A total of 114 patients were discharged on Friday leading to the number of total recoveries in the state being 866. (Source Times of India)

In these crucial situations, the lockdown affected the daily lives of entire people in the country but the most affected are the economically weaker sections in the underprivileged communities. Our organization is now working hard with like-minded people, donors and philanthropists in raising funds to support the affected people due to lockdown by distributing one month rations worth Rs. 2000/- per family covering 500 target families in North Chennai, Vyasarpadi, Chennai.

I am happily and proudly announcing that the funds are raising gradually and we have started to support the affected families. We are grateful and thankful that many individuals, donors’ agencies and corporations are supporting us to reach the poorest of the poor. The detail reports will be submitted later.

I kindly request everyone to join us to support in this crucial situation.

With regards

S. Shanmugam, Director

Vision & Mission

"BSAC is committed to gather the community people for their self development. Providing suitable opportunities and making them participate in all activities to bring (build) an empowered society".
"BSAC is a NGO working toward the empowerment of slum and rural poor. We mainly work with children and their communities. We do this by:

Providing access to quality (value) education and vocational training

Raising awareness on child rights, gender equality, health and education

Providing guidance toward economic development."

Our Various Programs

The various programs run by us are:
  • Reading circle in communities
  • Resource centre activities
  • Supplementary education in communities and schools
  • Adolescent Life Skill Psychology Empowerment Project (ALPEP)
  • Vocational training (computer, tailoring, tally, spoken English, retail management, financial literacy program)
  • Awareness program
  • IAS Coaching Center

Areas of Our Intervention


Ensuring children attend their school and complete their education.


Creating an environment where children’s voices are heard.


Training the community people physically and emotionally for quality life especially for adolescents to empower and capacitate on particular skills.


Addressing issues like child labor, child marriage and abuse.