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...
Jul 24, 2013

Furnitures are needed

Bed Room for girls without furniture
Bed Room for girls without furniture

Dear Donors,

Thank you all for helping us in constructing the building for our children. The children and our team are happy to see the spacious rooms that provides ample ventilation and lighting to the children.

The children are happily and conveniently sleeping now. Now what they want is more tubelights and fans and cots and beds. They need 6 tubelights and 6 fans, the cost of which works out to $300. The children are also in need of an invertor which can give them continuous power supply (We have frequent powercuts in this part of the state and this interrupts the children's studies). This might cost around $800.  If the children can be provided with two tier cots then the home becomes fully furnished, which will cost around $2250.

Listen to the words of Sathya who is studying in 9th standard now. "I am so happy to see the big room and to have a dressing room and separate bed room for the girls now. This can now accomodate many more children like me who lost their father or mother. If we can have more tubelights and fans we will be very happy."

The construction of the additional building cost us $49000 (We had to spend more money than budgetted as we had to wait for donations and to raise loans for the construction. This time gap resulted in increase in the planned expenditure due to raise in the cost of construction materials and wages). We have provided the children with tubelights and fans to the minimum extent.

We request you to continue supporting us till the project is funded as we have raised loans to an extent of $24000. The money you donate will help us pay back the loans and provide the children with the requisite furnitures. Kindly spread words about the project to your friends and relatives and we need your continuous moral support to run the home.

Thanking you.

The study room
The study room
Bed room for boys
Bed room for boys
Side view of the room
Side view of the room
Jul 24, 2013

"My parents are incapacitated to look after me"

Anbarasan (centre) with friends in New Life
Anbarasan (centre) with friends in New Life's home

"My father Mr. Vetrivel is mentally ill and he wanders in roads. He eats food wherever he gets it. At times comes to home. My mother Mrs. Kalaiselvi was the one who was earning for feeding me and my brother. She was working as a coolie in the construction work. It was all going ok though not well till that dark day. All our sufferings worsened on that day when my mother was working in a three storyed building. She fell down from the third floor and got injured. The construction contractor admitted her in the hospital and paid for the initial expenses. The doctors found that my mother's spinal cord is injured and she could not even sit. She had to stay in bed and till now she is in bed. She needs somebody's help to undergo her daily chores.

Now the only bread winner is bed ridden and we have to depend on our grand father to feed us. My grandpa who is also a construction worker and with his hurt feet could not take care of us. It was then our neighbour aunty who is working in New Life took us to the home run by New Life. The madam there after listening to our story and asking me a few questions admitted me in the home. 

Now I am having a contented life with sufficient food, good home, friends and loving care.The only thing I miss is my mother's love and my brother who does not want to come away from my mom. But the love and affection shown by the team here makes me forget that." When he narrates his story Anbarasan's eyes are filled with tears. Within a minute he smiles saying that he will study well, become a police officer, earn well and take care of his mother and treat her.

Small lovely children like Anbarasan whose parents are incapacitated and who have nobody to take care of are being supported by "Poonjolai"- the home for children run by New Life. If these children are not being admitted to the home, there is a possiblity of these children being abused, left in the streets, with their naked vulnerablity to evil elements.

Your donations are used to protect these children from abuses, feed them, provide them a good loving shelter and a decent clothing till they become 18. We have a warden who takes care of these children with affection and groom them in a disciplined way. There is a cook who assists the warden by cooking food and cleaning the home. The total monthly expenses of the home including food, clothing, doctor's fees and medicines, warden's and cook's salary, etc comes to $850.

With your noble support and trust in our cause we are sure that the children in our home will be raised as good citizens of tomorrow. Thank you for being with us in raising these children. Kindly provide us more support by spreading words to your friends and relatives.

Thanking you.

With regards

It is the play time
It is the play time
Children during their study time
Children during their study time
Yobu (2 years) the youngest in the home
Yobu (2 years) the youngest in the home
Jul 23, 2013

130 Coaching class children are in boarding school

Nathiya participating in a competition
Nathiya participating in a competition

Dear Donors,

You would be much happy to know that your support has resulted in the desired outcome. Yes, the narikurava (gypsy) children who are from a conservative community are now going to schools regularly and are being admitted to boarding schools now. 130 children are being admitted of which 68 are girls and 62 are boys. They are now studying in good schools now, without the threat of their studies being stopped in the midst by their parents/community. 

Listen to the words of Nathiya's mother: "My daughter is in 6th standard now. I am an illiterate and has not entered the school campus so far. I had gone to a school only now to admit my daughter Nathiya in the hostel. I had a secret fear that it may not be possible for my daughter to continue her studies once she finishes her primary schooling. But now New Life team helped us in getting her admitted to the boarding school where she can continue her studies till her school final. I also pray to God that she does not get married at an early age."

Raguvaran says, "Thank you New Life team and the donors for creating an interest in me towards studies. If I had not attended the coaching classes I would not be going to the boarding school and studying 9th standard. I would have roamed in the streets of our habitat just like my elder brothers in the community who have not studied and are selling beads in the streets when they become big. I want to go to a white collared job. Thank you once again for triggering my interest and getting me admitted to the boarding school."

Dear supporters, now with 130 children being admitted to boarding schools and with minimum number of children being left in the habitat, we are now compelled to stop the coaching class. However we are happy that our efforts have yielded a positive outcome and hope that this will prevent early marriages in this community in the coming days.

We thank you dear donors for helping us make this happen, for being with us morally and giving us continuous courage. Now with the project being stopped we request your goodselves to support our other projects that are being featured in Global Giving and the links for the same are given below:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ensure-education-for-100-child-labour/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/supplementary-education-to-100-children-in-india/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/safe-shelter-and-food-for-deprived-children-in-india/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/homeforchildren/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rehabilitation-of-370-prisoners/  

We count on the support of generous people like you in helping the deprived children and women. Kindly spread words about our work to your friends and relatives. Keep supporting us, and only the financial and moral support of our wellwishers like you keep us going and reach our goals. 

Thank you once again.

With warm regards

Raguvaran singing a song
Raguvaran singing a song
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