Development Office – SURABI


SURABI is the NGO of the Salesian Province Chennai for educational, skilling and empowerment projects and programs, operating in 11 districts of Northern Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Founded in 1988, SURABI works to provide the infrastructural requirements for educational institutions, orphanages, technical institutions, agricultural institutions, hostels, youth centres, centres for vulnerable children and other establishments run by the Salesians in the Chennai Province.

It was started with the view to provide a centralized and professional back office support to the Salesian Province of Chennai. Various funding partners and local Salesian project holders use the services of SURABI in terms of project preparation, fundraising, project monitoring, and evaluation. The main function of the organization is to mobilize funds for all the 32 communities in the province and implement some programs directly and some through individual Salesian communities.

Programme Priorities

1. Vulnerable Children
2. Unskilled Youth
3. Farmers
4. Economically and Disadvantaged Girls and Women
5. Socially Marginalised Groups

Wherever we engage, we closely work with marginalized communities, the excluded, the disadvantaged and setup quality educational and skill-building programs for them. Our target group will continue to be the most vulnerable.

Your contribution will go into projects located in Tamil Nadu and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. Contributions are eligible for Income Tax benefit under section 80 G.Tax exemption is valid only in India.

SURABI Trust was registered in 2003 (Registration: 113/2003).

It has FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) 80G.


“The great goal of life is HAPPINESS. It is also the goal of EDUCATION”!
“The great aim of EDUCATION is not knowledge but ACTION”!
“Without CONFIDENCE and LOVE, there can be no true EDUCATION”!
— St.John Bosco

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.




For donations outside India

Account Name: SURABI
Account Number: 449002010008870
Name of the Bank: Union Bank of India
Name of Branch: Egmore
Bank Address: Elconso Building,
No. 9, Casa Major Road, Egmore,
Chennai – 600 008
Bank Code: 026
Branch Code: 544 906
MICR Code: 6000 20613
BSR Code: 0291490
IFSC/NEFT Code No. : UBIN0544906


For donations within India

Account Name: SURABI LOCAL
Account Number: 449002010008955
Name of the Bank: Union Bank of India
Name of Branch: Egmore
Bank Address: Elconso Building,
No. 9, Casa Major Road,
Egmore, Chennai – 600 008
IFSC/NEFT Code No. : UBIN0544906

Contact Details


SURABI, The Citadel, No: 45 Landons Road, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010 INDIA
    Contact person

    Contact Person

    Fr. Edwin Vasanthan

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