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...
Jun 14, 2012

An alternate livelihood

Poovammal is an inmate of the special prison for women in Trichy. Her husband’s name is Sudalai. Both are agricultural labourers. Poovammal got loan from the money lender. She is not able to pay the loan regularly. So the money lender came to their home and shouted at them using vulgar words. They got tensed and beat the money lender. He got severe injury and the police filed a case against both Poovammal and her husband Sudalai. They got punishment for 4 years. She completed her 3 years punishment.

It was in the prison, she met the counselor of New Life who visited the prisoners. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Sambrani (incense powder) stick making program. The training included the curriculum of making the incense powder sticks.  The trainees were introduced to the raw materials used, where to purchase the raw materials and market it. A hand on training was given to make the stick.  She attended the training with utmost interest.  Poovammal will be released in one year and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option.

May 8, 2012

A Positive Move

Our children
Our children

Dear Donors,

Greeting from New Life!

You would be happy to receive a positive note about the construction and its completion. The children are on vacation and will be back in the month of June. We are awaiting to see their faces bloom up on seeing the completed hall for their study and bed. You will also be happy to know that the new hall can accomodate few more children, which means your beloved New Life can support few more children in the home. You will receive an update on how many more children are admitted in our next correspondence.

Our board reviewed the progress in the construction and decided to spend a portion of the general fund to complete the plastering of the hall. You will appreciate our intention and am sure you know the constraints in spending the general fund which helps to meet our operational expenses to a capital expenditure. Hence I request your goodselves to continue supporting us and to spread words about our work to your relatives and friends.

Thank you for your continued support.

With regards

Beatrice

Hall under construction
Hall under construction
Mar 13, 2012

Candle making will light up their lives

A Candle making training was organized by New Life from 30th January 2012 to 4th February 2012 for inmates of the Special prison for Women in Trichirappalli district, Tamil Nadu. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Jayabharathi, superintendent of Special prison for women, Trichirappalli. 29 young and interested inmates were selected and training was given to them.

The curriculum of the training includes motivating the inmates, raw materials to be used, method of melting the wax, inserting the thread, demonstration of making the candle, hands on training on making the candle, front and back end tie ups available.

After the release the trainees can earn Rs. 200/- per day if they start doing this income generation activity. All the trainees are happy since the training is easily learnable and requires fewer skills. They are also happy that the capital required is very less and that they can earn on their own and can be independent.

Mrs.Sowndaram is going to be released in the month of June 2012. She was much interested in this training. She was arrested for her brother’s daughter suicide. She is in the prison as a lifer. Her husband’s name is Pandiyan. He is no more. She has one son; she tried to marry her brother’s daughter (Priya) to her son. But she refused to marry him. Sowdaram got annoyed and scolded her using vulgar words. Priya could not bear the words and she committed suicide.

Priya’s mother gave complaint against Sowdaram on the basis that she is the reason for Priya’s suicide. In this case she got imprisonment as lifer.  Her son is married now and he is not even willing to see her.

It was in the prison, she met the counselor of New Life who visited the prisoners. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Candle making program. Sowdaram will be released soon and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option. She is confident of earning a minimum of Rs.150 per day.

Such confidence is made possible only through the support of donors like you. Kindly support the program by spreading words to your friends and relatives. The donations given on March 14th, 2012 will be matched by globalgiving up to 30% and your beloved organisation has a chance to get the grant up to $1000

Thank you once again for the support

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