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...
Apr 18, 2013

Our children won prizes in a competition

Our child being appreciated by District Collector
Our child being appreciated by District Collector

You would be much excited to know that our children from the special schools for child labourers participated in competitive events with their peers in the month of November 2012. Drawing, embroidery, essay writing competitions were conducted. 7 of our children got prizes and were appreciated by the District  Collector, Trichirappalli in a meeting held in the month of February 2013.

Thirumalai, one of our children who got first prize in drawing competition is from a family of ottars. His parents go out to places to earn their living by carving in the grinding stones in homes. He too have been accompanying them. When he was found by our counsellor, the boy was enrolled to the special school. Now he has developed his skills in drawing too. We are so happy for him!

We take this opportunity to appreciate our team of teachers, vocatinal teachers and counselors who works with these children, had been so kind enough and patient to motivate these children and had brought them up to this level. And all this is possible only with the noble support of people like you. Our heartfelt gratitude for being with us and supporting us continuosly.

Children who won the competitions
Children who won the competitions
Apr 12, 2013

Tailoring Training

Women stitching their blouses
Women stitching their blouses

Thanks to the donors, 25 women in the Trichy Special Prison for Women were trained in Tailoring. With the kind and overwhelming support of donors like you, the training was started on January 11th, 2013, conducted for three months. It ended on 10th of April and the trainees are now eagerly waiting to receive their certificates.

The trainees are taught from the basic of pedaling the sewing machine, stitching a hand kerchief, petticoat, skirt, shimmies, blouse for girls and finally the blouse for women(it is the most wanted item by the trainees as they can stitch their own and it fetches more income). The trainees are asked to take up notes, draw the sketch, taught the proportion of measurements for each garment, do the cutting in paper, then asked to cut in cloth and then stitch.

The trainer Mrs. Rajapriya says that she is very happy to see the trainees turning up for the training sharp at 9 a.m. each day and there is no absentee so far. The trainees were very much interested in learning the making of the different garments. They are now happy to wear the blouses stitched by themselves.

Training with escorts
Training with escorts
Trainee prisoners in action
Trainee prisoners in action
Feb 27, 2013

Tailoring Training to 25 women prisoners

Dear Donors,

You would be happy to know that the tailoring training for the inmates of the Special Prison for Women in Trichirappalli is started on the 11th of January 2013. Thanks to you dear donors who made it possible and supported this task of training the women.

The trainees are taught from the basic of pedaling the sewing machine, stitching a hand kerchief, petticoat, skirt, shimmies, blouse for girls and finally the blouse for women(it is the most wanted item by the trainees as they can stitch their own and it fetches more income). The trainees are asked to take up notes, draw the sketch, taught the proportion of measurements for each garment, do the cutting in paper, then asked to cut in cloth and then stitch.

Since the blouse is the dress item mostly worn by the women in Tamil Nadu, blouse stiching will fetch them a good income once they get out of the prison and start their small unit. A minimum of Rs.5000/- (100$) is enough to buy a good sewing machine. And by stiching a blouse one can get an income of $1 to 2 depending on the model of the blouse. 

The trainer Mrs. Rajapriya says that she is very happy to see the trainees turning up for the training sharp at 9 a.m. each day and there is no absentee so far. The trainees are very much interested in learning the making of the different garments. They are eagerly waiting to stitch their own blouses.

One of the trainee is imprisoned by the complaint of her sister in law under the domestic violence prevention act. The crime she committed was scolding her sister in law during an argument. She says that once she goes out of the prison, she will buy a machine and start stiching blouses of her neighbours. And I will regain my dignity she says.

Thank you dear donors for supporting these women. Kindly spread words about the work of New Life to your friends and relatives and help us help such women who are inside the prison for emotional outbursts.   

With regards

F. Beatrice Vanaja

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