New Life

To bring the poor women and their children into the main stream of economy and thereby make them participate in the process of nation building. New Life is committed in building up a society based on equity and social justice where women and children are the leaders of social change of better tomorrow. It envisions an Empowered civil society in marginalized community ensuring human rights.The objectives of the organisation are : 1. To act as a link between the government and people, so that the assistance of the government reaches to, there to whom it is intended. 2. To work for the economic, social, educational and cultural development of the people particularly of the people of agricultur...

New Life
1/12, Naadaar Street
Naadaar Chathiram
Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli 620102
India
91-96009 44322
http://www.newlifemfi.org

Co-Founder & PRESIDENT

PETER REX CHARLY

Management Team

Mrs.Gayathri Sakthivel, Mrs.Vijayalakshmi, Miss.Anitha Devi, Miss.Esther, Mr.Ragu, Mrs.Hemalatha, Mrs.Rajapriya, Mrs.Sharmila, Mrs.Moideen Fathima, Mrs.Jeyarani, Mrs.Poongothai, Mr.Sridhar, Ms.Thenmozhi, Ms.Kalai selvi, Mr.Veerappan, Mr.Marudhai, Ms.Selvi, Mrs.Sumathi Soundarrajan, Mrs.Kalpana, Mr.Raju, Miss.Kani Mozhi, Mr.Raj Kumar, Mrs.Vijayalakshmi, Mrs.Maheswari

Board of Directors

Mr. C. Peter Rex Charly, Mrs.F. Beatrice Vanaja, Mrs.M.Gayathri, Mr.Selva Raj, Mr.Subba Rayan, Mr.Muthu Raman, Mr.Mansoor Chetlu, Mrs.Vijayalakshmi, Miss.Anitha Devi, Miss.Esther, Mr.Ragu, Mrs.Hemalatha, Mrs.Rajapriya, Mrs.Sharmila, Mrs.Moideen Fathima, Mrs.Jeyarani, Mrs.Poongothai, Mr.Sridhar, Ms.Thenmozhi, Ms.Kalai selvi, Mr.Veerappan, Mr.Marudhai, Ms.Selvi, Mrs.Kalpana, Miss.Kani Mozhi, Mr.Raj Kumar, Mrs.Vijayalakshmi, Mrs.Maheswari

Project Leaders

Beatrice Vanaja

Mission

To bring the poor women and their children into the main stream of economy and thereby make them participate in the process of nation building. New Life is committed in building up a society based on equity and social justice where women and children are the leaders of social change of better tomorrow. It envisions an Empowered civil society in marginalized community ensuring human rights.The objectives of the organisation are : 1. To act as a link between the government and people, so that the assistance of the government reaches to, there to whom it is intended. 2. To work for the economic, social, educational and cultural development of the people particularly of the people of agricultural workers, small farmers and artisans in rural areas. 3. To strengthen and promote voluntary effort in rural development through building up of local leadership, Local institutions and to train workers particularly among at the weaker sections. 4. To defuse useful regarding rural and urban development and to undertake study research and publications of literature and reports on problems relating to the objects of the New Life. 5. To set up and organize training centres for trainees of youth, children and women in social work, in conducting service, carrying investigation, drawing plans and implementing developmental activities. 6. To help farmers, particularly small and marginal farmers, rural artisans and agricultural labourers by providing them integrated services and facilities for increasing the employment production and income. 7. To act as clearing house of information for voluntary organisations concerning their activities and their programmes. 8.To assist and organize the construction of tanks, canal, dams and other irrigation works, digging of wells, building, roads, Bala Manirs, Mahalir Sangams, youth clubs, hospitals, yoga centres,schools, libraries, teachers quarters, community halls and houses for weaker and economically backward section. 9. To take slum clearance and house building for economically, weaker sections in the urban areas. 10.To act as a link to collectorate with Central and State Governments and other appropriate agencies for formulation and execution of projects, progarmmes and schemes for integrated rural development and to accent necessary grants or funds for the above said purposes. 11. To assist, organize and undertake rehabilitation, re-construction programmes aimed at economic development of the people for areas affected by natural calamities like floods, cyclones, droughts, earthquakes etc. 12. To offer prizes, awards, scholarships and grants in furtherance of the objects of the New life. 13. To organize youth rallies, mahila and children conferences and promotion of games and sports. 14. To collaborate with other institutions, associations and societies in India or abroad, interested in similar objects. 15. To organize homes for old and physically handicapped orphans, destitutes. To organize khadi and village industries and small scale industries to create employment in rural and urban areas. 16. To encourage cultural activities like dramas, dances, literary conferences and to assist the organisation to construct open air theatres in rural areas. 17. To organize sishu vihars, bala sangams (children clubs), conferences and to assist the organisations to conduct open-air theatres, mahila mandals and youth Clubs and to construct buildings for the purposes. 18. To conduct educational tours for the children, youth, men and women in the country as well as in abroad. 19. To co-ordinate with N.S.S and other organisations which are working for development. 20. To raise funds and accept donations (in cash or kind), subscriptions, property of any kind from the people. 21. To accept donations and funds on behalf of the implementing agencies from the government and foreign donors and to obtain information regarding the physical and financial progress of the schemes. 22. To construct model villages, to organize model agricultural farms, joint-farming societies, Cross breeding farms, nurseries to help the poor agriculturists and to popularize social forestry, sericulture, poultry and horticulture 23. To establish Agro- service centres, conduct training, short-term courses for agriculturalists and agricultural laborers. 24. To conduct adult education centres popularize family planning and to publicize the developmental activities taken up by the government. 25. To run model schools, residential schools, organize nursery, secondary, higher and technical educational institutions, colleges of all categories. 26. To form seva samstha to maintain peace in villages, discipline in youth and to involve themselves in developmental activities, eradicate untouchablities for co-operative farming of all types of co operative farming society. 27. To acquire by gift, purchase, exchange, lease or hire or otherwise however any lands, building , easements and any other property movable and or immovable for any estate or interest for the furtherance of all or any objects of the objects of the New Life. 28. To sell, manage, transfer, exchange, mortage, lease, dispose, off or otherwise deal with any property whatsoever belonging to the New Life. 29. To draw, make, accept, endorse and discount cheque, notes, or other negotiable instruments for the purpose of the New Life. 30. To deposit the funds of the New Life not immediately required, in deposits with nationalized banks or in any securities authorized under Indian Trust Act. 31. To do all such other lawful acts deeds or things either alone or in conjuction with other organisations as are incidental or conducive to attainment of the above objects. 32. Start and manage nutritional programmes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. 33. To implement health programmes and to collaborate with the Government Department departments in implementing immunization and family welfare progammes. 34. To train the medical and para medical people for successful implementation of programmes. 35. Construction of hospitals, health centres for effective management of programmes of New Life.

Programs

Ensured Childhood to the Children of People in Conflict with Law in Trichy District: The programme is implemented since 2004. As on date six Early Learning Centres (ELCs) are functioning in Ariyamangalam, Uppuparai, Kaja Pettai, Vamadam, Kodappu, and Sathiyamoorthy Nagar, the urban slums of Trichirappalli District, Tamilnadu. These slums were identified as crime prone by the Trichy Police. The programme aims at bringing up the children in these vulnerable areas as the best citizens of the country. A holistic approach is adopted to work with the 2152 families in these six slums. In the ELCs, nutritional supplement is given to the children. Learning is made enjoyable to the children by adopting a syllabus of topics encountered by the children in their day-to-day life. 200 children are benefitted by the ELCs. To ensure that the children donot drop out from their studies, 200 children were coached in the evening hours to cope up with the education system. This is necessary as the children could not get the guidance of their parents who are either illiterate are less literate. Health workers and counselors are taking care of the physical and mental health of the children, mothers and pregnant women in the target community. The target population is given awareness on sexual infections, family planning, child care, various other health issues, child psychology, legal rights, etc. The women in the area are organized into self help groups and are counselled and motivated to take up various income generation activities. Youth clubs were formed to encourage the youth to come together and participate in community development. Besides this the target children between the ages of 6-18 are financially supported to continue their studies / undergo vocational trainings. It's ensured that all the 2152 Households in the 6 target areas are safeguarded from water borne and fecal borne diseases. To check the prevalence of malnutrition and of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, a medical camp is organized in all the six Early Learning Centers with the help of experienced doctors each year. To make the people participate in the national and social functions, we celebrate the Independence Day, the Republic Day, the New Year Day, the Pongal Day, the Womens' Day and the Children's Day. Competitions are conducted to bring out the children's creativity (creative drawing, speech, dance, singing, games, sports, etc.)To emphasis the importance of traditional games and play, we have been conducting Play melas for the past 7 years. The organisation has succeeded in making 51 couples from orthodox Muslim and Christian families to undergo family planning surgery while 781 fertile couples from 6 target areas are practicing other family planning methods and are happy with their small families with improved child health and education. The men are given awareness on the evils of addiction and 9 were cured of addiction to alcohol. The children whose parents or relatives are arrested and who have mental trauma or psychological issues were counselled. 94 children in 6 target areas are counseled and are relieved from the mental stress they face due to custodial violence of their parents/relatives. Family counselling is also undertaken. 51 broken families were counseled and in 6 cases the problems were solved and reunited them. Children with critical illness are identified and refered for treatment. Two children's with Heart problem were identified in Kajapettai and were referred for treatment. Efforts are taken to improve the self-esteem and pro-social behavior of the children in the six areas. We have identified 140 juvenile delinquents in these areas and efforts are made to reintegrate these children with the community. During this year 2 children were reintegrated. Rehabilitation of Prisoners: Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation, had once said "Crime is outcome of a diseased mind and jail must have an environment of a hospital for treatment". New Life strongly believes that imprisonment is meant to reform the individuals who are being separated from their families and the community for the crimes committed by them or for the crimes they are blamed for. Since 1997 Rehabilitation of prisoners is one of the prestigious programmes implemented by the organization. Rehabilitation includes training them in income generation skills and counseling them besides providing support to their families who are suffering outside the prison.During the year 2011-12, 54 female prisoners were trained in washing powder making, incense powder making, candle making and 25 male prisoners in the Central Prison, Trichy were given training on screen printing. Psychological counseling is given to the prisoners and their families. 2829 persons were counseled. The inmates of the prison were also given awareness on legal rights and human rights on freedom of protection against arrest, illegal detention, freedom of certain protections in respect of conviction of offences, practicing certain profession and Right to equality before law. 442 families of the inmates gained knowledge on Human Rights and Childs Rights. 361 families gained knowledge on Basic Legal aspects. Child Development Program: Poor, deserving children (orphaned, semi-orphaned, deserted, and extremely poor or whose parent is inside the prison) are taken care of in the residential homes run by New Life since 2008. Children are provided a safe shelter which takes care of the health, education and psychological needs of the children. They are made to feel at home by the affectionate and tender care given to them by our team. The children above the age of six are admitted to the nearby Schools and those below the age of six are sent to the nursery. The children are coached in the evenings. In addition to the formal education, the children are taught dance, music, and artwork during the school holidays. The organization is constructing additional room for the children from the donations mobilized. As of now the children are living in a small. house which is not sufficient for them. Support is provided to children who have critical illnesses. Nuritional supplement and medicines are given. On the whole 516 children were supported for education and health by this programme. Ensured child rights to the abandoned children: 334 children between the ages of 6-14 are benefitted by this programme. The programme gives support to the children to educate them by financially supporting them. This year 273 children were supported in primary level, 38 for high school and 19 for higher secondary and 4 for college education. It mainly concentrates on children who are vulnerable to drop out, and continuous follow up is made to see that they complete their high school studies. 61 drop outs were identified and 46 were admitted in schools through NFE centres. 298 children completed pre-primary school and 83 of them are from our ELCs. 242 children completed primary education and moved to secondary level of education. Coaching classes were conducted for the children who are in the age group of 8-16 to facilitate them in successful completion of their education. 5 leadership programmes are conducted to motivate the children and to develop their communication skills and personality. 90 children are benefitted by this programme. New Life is also supporting the children of gypsy community (narikuravars) who live in the habitation in Devarayaneri. Support is provided in the form of coaching classes, day care center, financial support for school education, etc. Staff who facilitate the children are from the same community. The first girl who passed out her twelfth standard is appointed to motivate the other children to complete their school education. In the beginning we had 26 children attending the coaching class. And now after 4 years, 113 are coached and 67 of them are girls. The rights of children who were abused were also ensured by New Life. Physical and sexual abuses are addressed. The children's rights of not to get publicized, not to work, sexual abuse and their right against violence, etc. are addressed. In this year 51 child abuse cases were addressed besides protecting the interests of 420 child labourers. Special School for Child Labour: The special schools are run for the children between the age of 9 to 14 (dropouts and non-starters) who are working in the Mat Industry, Weaving Industry, Match Industry, fortune telling, etc. The CHEERS of the Trichy District Administration supports the project. The project aims at providing Non-formal education to the Child Laborers and enrolling these children in the regular schools. Besides this, the project also aims at enriching the children by training them on music (vocal), games, tailoring, and by teaching them yoga and moral values. The project had benefited a total of 1516 children, out of which 878 had been mainstreamed and admitted to regular schools. Livelihood promotion to poor Women: The poor women from the BPL category and their wards, irrespective of caste, creed and religion are the target segments in the multi-various activities being carried out by New Life. The total number of members benefited by the various programs as of March 2011 is 28151 from Trichy, Karur, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruvarur, Pudukkotai and Cuddalore, Thanjavur and Pattukkottai districts.Realizing that every individual has an enterprising capacity 501 women were given financial support for economic empowerment.27 were given support through the donations mobilized to start small ventures during this year. 25 senior citizens were provided with food and day care in our home in Naachi Kurichi. These elders spend their time in the mornings with their friends of the same age and have a full meal apt to their appetite.

Statistics on New Life

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $610,640
  • Other funding sources: Individual Donors Terre des hommes,The Netherlands CHEERS,Child labour rehabilitation Society,Govt of Tamilnadu, Give India online donation portal, Rang De online Microfinance portal, ICICI Bank
  • Religious Affiliation: We are a secular organisation respecting all religious faiths in our project area
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