SANTI (Social Association for Nourishment, Training & Improvement )

SANTI is a result oriented charity organization based in rural setting of Ranibandh, Rajgangpur, Odisha, India. SANTI was established in 1995 and is very active in local area. Children education is the flagship program for the organization including vocational training for women, small business training for women, eliminating child labor, training for sanitation etc. Provide education to needy and poor children. Provide support to Women to generate their own income.
Dec 17, 2014

Training started in our partially built house

Training in progress
Training in progress

Hello Friends,

Hope you will have excellent upcoming holidays to enjoy quality time with friends and family.

We have two great news to share and I am excited to see this happening.

At the end of November, we started to provide sewing training in our newly partially built building. It was the initiative you remember about “build the roof” project for needy children to provide training. Due to low funding, so far we have completed only one room and using that to train students. We are thankful to all of you for supporting building the roof project.

But there is another and bigger achievement for SANTI. Our students were able to generate 4500 Indian Rupee by making ladies clothes supplied to local tailor shop. SANTI students are consistently trying to fulfil shop keeper's requirements. It is our first step to generate money for the SANTI beneficiaries. We are emotional at this juncture and driven to bring more positive results.

During my India trip, I realized the shortcomings of this project and became little more thoughtful. Thank God, few people and ideas all worked together and it is a great turnaround and now is the time to celebrate and even work harder.

Thanks again for your continued support, we definitely need your help.

Happy New Year in advance, from Students of SANTI.

God Bless,

Ashok Dandpat  

Training in progress
Training in progress
Leading team
Leading team
Unfinished portion of building
Unfinished portion of building
Nov 18, 2014

My face to face with SANTI children

Hello Friends, hope you are having fun and if you are in states then preparing for the Thanksgiving weekend.

With so much excitement, I spent time with our SANTI children last month and I cannot express the ecstatic feeling I had during my stay there. It is a real touchy feel to meet these children who were originally belonged to poorest section of the society.

When I compare 2011 versus 2014 I must admit children are growing and have learnt more about communication, good behavior, education and overall view towards life. Last month, when I entered to meet these children, they all stood and greeted me saying “Good evening Sir”. I was quite impressed by their warm welcome. I can see they were more organized and can communicate to me in the local language “Odiya”.

I discussed with children and asked “do you want to go back to the place where you came from? “. The answer was unanimously “No”. Which itself is an answer to most of our questions who are working and supporting SANTI from outside India.

I and my wife also discussed with two of SANTI wardens, Mr Pati and his wife. This is definitely a dream comes true to see where we are now. Back in 2011 we thought to provide full support to 10 children and with all your support we can see the happiness in 23 children eyes.

We also found issues and we will be focusing in future such as better living, finding better teachers & better grades for children etc etc..

Thanks for your continued support and we are looking for your whole hearted support so that we can make them better human being.

Thanks

Ashok Dandpat

Nov 18, 2014

On the way to build the roof

Dear friends it is a good time to pause and see how we are doing regarding our current work on roof building project.

In past few months, during the construction of the building, we faced few challenges. Heavy rain fall was a major one and delayed our project. Also as you know we started to complete only one room with the roof but realized that will be a wrong thing to do. So we moved forward with completing roof for all rooms. That was all possible because Mr. Pati arranged the deficit funding from his friends as well as local shop keepers. So we are building the house with lending money from other supporters. This shows true spirit to complete the building in a timely manner so that we can do better teaching to these children.

Good news is that we are about to finish one room. This will help us to start teaching and vocational training in next month or so.

As we are shortage of funding to complete this building, it will impact our other activities, but we are trying our best to close open ends.

After the year end, we will provide updated budget sheet with negative numbers for the roof building project.

Please come forward to support and donate to this project. As most of you know completing the building with this big footage is not possible with 6-8K USD (3-4 Lakh INR).

Thanks

Ashok Dandpat

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