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 19, 2013

Surya wants to be a Doctor

Surya
Surya

The widow of Senthil, Vellaiyamma looks at her son Surya proudly, her eyes gleaming when telling that he wants to become a doctor. Born with 5 children Surya suffered with his mother after his father's death. The first three children had to drop out from their studies and started sharing their mother's burden of feeding the family. Surya was sent to a nearby town Namakkal and worked in a sago factory there. He was earning Rs.2500/- per month.His eldest brother Devaraj is a coolie in an iron shop. His elder brother Prakash was also a coolie in the same shop.

The boys were identified when our team was doing a survey of the child labour children in the locality. The team tried hard to convince the mother to stop the children Surya and Prakash from going to work and start studying. It took long to convince her. Surya was brought back home from the mill and they started coming to the special school run by us. Now in these two months Surya has picked up his studies well. He is much interested in becoming a doctor.

Surya says with a big smile "I have been motivated by my teacher and counsellor to excel in my studies. Now whatever may come, I will continue my studies and will become a doctor. Here in the school they not only teach me education but also life skills like yoga, stitching, etc. which is of much use to all of us here. Now I dont disturb my mother for stitching my torn dress or my missing button. I do it myself."

Prakash is also happily studying in the same school now. So many other children like Surya are studying in the special school and get back their childhood and their rights secured. This is possible only with the support of people like you. So we feel proud to share the story of Surya with you people who made this possible.

Thank you friends for continuously supporting us and spreading words about us. Together let us fight against the evil of child labour.

Surya learning to stitch
Surya learning to stitch
Jul 8, 2013

The inmates are waiting for you to support

Dear Donors,

The inmates of the Special prison are eagerly and anxiously waiting now to get sponsors for their training. We require generous donors to continue this cause. Now the organisation has planned to give training on Kundan Jewellery production and Vermi-compost production to the inmates. Kundan Jewellery is the art of making jewels with gem stones. The women are fond of these jewellery as they are cheaper and it comes in vibrant colours that match their attire. Hence it is a profitable venture.

In the prison the raw material for producing vermi-compost is in abundance and is being wasted. Hence if vermi-compost production is taught to the inmates, they can use the compost for raising their kitchen garden.

The total amount required for giving a kundan jewellery making for a batch of 20 inmates will cost $920 and vermi compost production training to 20 will cost $520. And the training can be conducted in a batch of mininum of 20.  The amount of donation received this time for these two trainings will be used as a revolving fund, as once the trainees get the certification the fee will be reimbursed by an agency (we have signed the agreement). Hence the money you donate will support three inmates(minimum) in a year thus having multiple effects.

So dear donors, kindly continue supporting the project by donating and spreading words to your friends and relatives.

With regards

May 9, 2013

Thank you; we now have food for a year.

Thank you dear donors, for providing us with the food we need for our children this year. Now our organisation New Life can concentrate on mobilising other things we require for our children's clothing, education and our dear warden's salary.

Kasthuri is from a very poor family and her father is no more. Her mother is working as a helper in construction work on daily wages. She has two sisters, one elder and one younger. When she was asked whether she is willing to go back to her home on annual holidays, she said no. When asked why, she said that she could not have proper food if she goes home and with her mother's income it is difficult to feed all the three. "If I stay back here in our shelter,  I can have good food and my mother will also be relieved of my burden" she says. This is not the case with Kasturi alone. There are many other children like Kasturi in our home.

Now with your generous donations, our budget for food is mobilised. Thank you for that. Kindly keep supporting our project and spread news about our work to your friends and relatives who are  like minded. Only with the support of people like you, we can feed these deprived children.

Thank you once again!

With regards

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