Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS)

To support and empower the most disadvantaged children, women and men in India to meet their needs, access their legal rights and participate fully in society.
Apr 16, 2013

Progress Report on Child Labor Rehabilitation

Children group photo by wearing uniform
Children group photo by wearing uniform

Respected Donors,

Thank you for your valuable support towards this most needful project on child labor rehabilitation in Prashant Nagar Colony, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.  Due to the donors like you we were able to run this project most successfully.  During the parents meet we meet many parents and get their feedbacks from them and during this meet it is very happy to say that many parents were very much satisfied regarding their children progress towards their education.  When I met personally the mother of Sindhu and Bhanu prasad was extremely happy because the attitude and the educational standard of her children have improved a lot.  Now her children wear uniforms and go to school like any other children.  Beyond that she personally visits our rehabilitation center very often and saw that their children started learning computers.  After seeing all this growth of her children she heart fully says her gratitude and thanks to all the donors who has supported children like her.

Previously she was sending their children to work because their children were lagging in studies.  Beyond that her husband is a daily wage laborer who is addicted to drink alcohol.  So they can’t even eat 3 meals a day because of his addiction.  That was the reason why these children were working in hazardous sectors.  But after HEARDS intervention the children’s mother started working as a housemaid and now with all her confidence she promised us that she will never send her children back to work.

All these developments happened because of donors like you.  Thanks to your generous support.  The sponsorship provides a child with equipment such as books, pens, uniform, bag, mid-day meal for one year. The sponsorship also pays for rehabilitation center teachers salary, animators salary, cook salary and rent for the rehabilitation center. This dramatically aids the financial burden of sending a child to rehabilitation center and is evident from the ecstatic reaction of parents, who may otherwise find this burden overwhelming. When a child is in the rehabilitation center, their chances of being used in child labour are drastically reduced.

40 children are at present studying in HEARDS rehabilitation center at Prashant Nagar Colony because of donors like you. HEARDS Board and its staff is putting painstaking efforts that every child in Chittoor should not be exploited and that every child should sees their rights to freedom from exploitation and access to education fulfilled.

 HEARDS child labor rehabilitation center is currently giving a chance to receive an education, the opportunity to fulfill their potential and ever so importantly, the chance to enjoy being a child. We couldn’t have gotten this far in our fight to provide every child with a meaningful education and protection against forced labour and trafficking without supporters like you.  Children involved in the project are performing exceptionally well in the classroom with over 40% of the beneficiaries excelling beyond their peers.

Thank you for all you do to support our work.  I request you all to kindly share this work with your near and dear ones.  Please continue to support us.

With best wishes and fond regards,

 

Sajan K

Chairman

HEARDS

Child working on computer
Child working on computer
Child working on Computer
Child working on Computer
Jan 16, 2013

Report regarding the progress of children

New Computer and Furniture for the center
New Computer and Furniture for the center

Respected Donors,

Firstly I express my New Year Greetings to you from HEARDS - India! Thank you for all the support you have given during the last year. I wish all the supporters and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013 and wish all the success in your future endeavor. During this quarter the we are trying to provide easy based learning methodology to children and the children were also very eagerly attending the rehabilitation center regularly. During this quarter we have added another component along with the education which is computer training to children which is already proven to be successful. Computer Training for Children It was happy that there was an additional educational component for the children. Two Computers were purchased along with the computer table and stools. The children were started to give training on computers and all the children were very much happy to learn computers. We have a teacher who has undergone six months training on computer operation, word, excel, power point, drawings and painting and other general function of computer. At present this teacher were teaching basics of computers to the children. This programme has created more enthusiasm among children to learn more in education and also in computers. I assure you that this programme will help the children to be a computer literate and they can able to perform basic operations in computers before leaving this rehabilitation center. I will be coming you with more detailed report in the coming days and we can see this program a much worth while because of all your esteemed support towards the empowerment of this poor children. Please kindly continue to provide the same cooperation and support to make this program successful.

Thanking you, With best wishes and fond regards,

HEARDS Chairman distributing books to children
HEARDS Chairman distributing books to children
Oct 14, 2012

developments happened during this quarter

Dear Donors,

First of all let me thank you for supporting the best and the inevitable project on rehabilitaiton of child laborers which is carried out by HEARDS.  The developments during this quarter are as hereunder:

Education Programme

HEARDS Rehabilitation Centre for child laborers is following "Non-formal system of education" where students and teachers live together and work to gain new knowledge and experience.  At the primary level children have many difficulties in reading and writing in their languages correctly, in understanding math concepts, and in writing math steps.  As different students studying use different cards at one time, learning difficulties encountered by them is immediately noted and appropriate remedial activity is given either immediately or within the next week.  Only after the mistake is remedied does the student move to the next card.  In the context of learning any subject, the students learn a lot from fellow students.  This aspect plays a considerable part in the removal of their learning difficulties encountered in that topic.  Fellow students find out the mistakes committed by the student and remedy them immediately.

 

Playing Indoor Games

To cope up with the environment at the center we have purchased carom board, snake and ladder, ludo, skipping and other few interesting games.  This is purely to make them feel relaxed from the day’s education.  They are also feeling very happy to come to the center as they can play while studying.  Slowly we are diverting them into studies at this moment.  Even the children are also started to cooperate with the teachers.

 Mid-Day Meal

 Children of Prashant Nagar Colony Center are provided with a mid-day meal program with good nutritious food. Both the centers are given full Mid-day meal that consists of rice, pulses, vegetables, leafy vegetables etc. Once in a month we provide eggs to the children.

Conclusion

Children in HEARDS child labor rehabilitation center are happy with the non formal education which they receive in their life. In fact some of them are not seen the school in their life time. Now they are able to read and right. So they are very grateful to the people who are supporting them directly and indirectly. 

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