Education for 100 poor and rural youth in India

 
$14,774
$8,266
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Dec 16, 2014

Giving youth the opportunity to choose!

We want to THANKYOU for supporting us abundantly and it is through your eagerness that our girls are now under placements.

Through our programme we have been able to reach this targeted population, poor, less educated, early school drop outs especially women and girls and encourage them to progress and change their lifestyle in this society.

Besides, English Coaching class in basic reading, writing and speaking skills were taken up by Native language speaker Ms.Lora, Volunteer to help our students improve their language proficiency and basic computer classes in Microsoft word were also part and parcel of the day.

We believe that through our working together we can make a difference in the lives of people around us! 

 

CASE STUDIES

Sangeetha, 17 years old comes from a family of five. She resides at Periyavelaganatham, Musiri Block, Trichy District of Tamilnadu State, INDIA. Her parents are working for daily wages.  She has an elder brother Ganeshan who had to forgo schooling because of family’s financial constraints, is now a construction labourer and a moral support to the family, a younger sister, Gokila studying Grade V. Both of them are solely dependent on their parents, whose income was quite sufficient to manage the family’s basic needs.  Born unto a poor family, full filling the basic amenities of life was a point of issue to them. However the driving vigor in educating the children has earned the entire work hours of their parents

Sangeetha,  is now pursuing her Paramedical Course. This support will help her live an independent life as well as support her family financially.

“My parents were impoverished to the point that they could not afford the books and studies that I needed.  My grades were weak in English which was the fundamental for the Course that I was enrolled to.  With the ongoing support from GlobalGiving and encouragement from the training tutor, staff and management, I was able to continue by studies.”

Sep 9, 2014

Your donations have changed dreams to reality

The project is aimed at addressing youth with sustainable skills and empowerment which provides them with a guaranteed skill set, enhanced employment opportunities and building themselves with a comfortable life.

Courses were carried out as per the calendared syllabus and students showed intense interest during their practical session which encompassed patient care, patient & nurses preparatory sessions for operation theatre, tools identification & usage, Intra Muscular (IM) injection usage, dressing & bandage, types of bed making, etc.

We have intensified our current efforts and services to young people only through the ongoing support from donors like you. Thank you for the wonderful change you have created in the lives of these young individuals.

Let’s lend our support to this young generation and set them free to chase their dreams. 

CASE STUDY

Manimekalai always dreamed of being a nurse and helping other people. However, Mani’s financial constraints, for one thing was a barrier to the access of her education.

Mani, 18 years old hails from Pillapalayam , Musiri Taluk of Trichy District, Tamil Nadu, India. She has a brother Karthick employed as a driver and sister Yuvarani studying Grade X. The former was forced to drop out from schooling and pushed into the work force as her father Muthuvel had serious drinking habits. Born unto a poor family, full filling the basic amenities of life was a point of issue to them. However the driving vigor in educating the children has earned the entire work hours of Selvakumari, Manimekala’s mother in achieving her intension.

Mani is now pursuing her Paramedical Course. This support will help her live an independent life as well as support her family financially.

Jun 3, 2014

Our heartfelt thanks to your wonderful support!

Students undergoing their assessment exams
Students undergoing their assessment exams

Your contribution to our project through GlobalGiving has a huge impact on the educational support for the rural children of our locality at large. We see this as a new beginning and believe more progress is possible which upshots a future full of promise and hope.

We take this wonderful opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support in this project (Educating for 100 poor rural children in India). Your kindness and generosity has enabled to reach out to the students who are in need of our help.

Out of the 20 girls who were enrolled to the Nursing Aide Course in Medical & Nursing Sector 19 of them appeared for the assessment exams and have successfully cleared their papers. Certificates were awarded to these students and at present they are placed at various hospitals for their on-the-job-training.

The second batch of 20 students was enrolled to the Basis of Anatomy Course. The course went off successfully as per the scheduled syllabus. On the course completion, they appeared for the assessment on 28th May 2014, results of which are much awaited.  

A special word of thanks to our donors Ms.Lynette Pittman, Therese Horsfield, Mr.Venkatesan Venugopal and Christopher Godden who had contributed to this cause during this quarter.

It’s only through your continued support you can help us reach our goal. We will come up with more updates on the project and the beneficiaries soon. 

Mar 11, 2014

Because of you ...

External assessment
External assessment

Thank you for your continued support to Society for Poor People Development. By supporting our efforts, you are providing our students the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and make a difference in their communities.

This year we have 20 girls enrolled to the Nursing Aide Course in Medical & Nursing Sector - Skill Development Initiative (SDI) – under Ministry of Labour & Employment. We will continue to expand the admissions each year. Besides the regular course, they are also provided with computer and English coaching classes to help them develop their reading and comprehension skills. They are able to carry on simple conversations with their teachers. Socially, they have become quite confident and energetic.

During the last week of February they appeared for the assessment exams. We had external invigilators to access the students’ practical session. Their results are much awaited. Our girls at SPPD have grown in so many different ways. It has been so exciting to witness their eagerness to learn, while watching their development socially, physically, academically and emotionally.

A special word of thanks to the donors of this quarter - Ms.Lynette Pittman, Therese Horsfield, Mr.Manoj Moorjee, Ms.Elizabeth Buckler, Mr.Chandran Ramakrishnan, Mr.Mohamed Uvais, Mr.Rakesh Singh, Ms.Stephanie Wilcox and Mr.Santhosha Birthi

With your support, we can help to reach out to more students to break the barrier of poverty and defeat the odds.

With warm regards.

English classes by volunteers from LIG, Dublin
English classes by volunteers from LIG, Dublin
Students accessing the library
Students accessing the library
Dec 12, 2013

We have been overwhelmed by your support !

Skill training in Paramedical courses
Skill training in Paramedical courses

Dear Donors

“Every donation brings us one step closer to ending up with early school drop outs”

Over the past few years you have invested in our children’s education by way of providing them their school fees and purchase their educational materials.

Children are preparing for their half yearly exams which are to be held in the 3rd week of December followed by their Christmas holidays. We hope and pray all of them will excel in their exams.

When we discuss dropouts, often we tend to work only with the “visible dropouts” from schools because it is easy to reach them. With our experience, SPPD considers the quality of education and finds when youth cannot attain quality education within the existing school system they will fail to continue and usually become unskilled labourers. We term them as “invisible dropouts” from education, not from school and such students should be prioritized in our selection. 

Taking all these issues into consideration, SPPD targets students, who are less educated, poor, out of school and unskilled youth and provide them with vocational training / short term courses, help them gain practical work skills, increase their efficiency and enhance their employability.

We have legally registered our Organization under the Govt. Programme - Skill Development Initiative Scheme - Department of Employment and Training (DGET) and skill training in Paramedical have been started with 20 students enrolled to it so far. This will eventually help students in improving their potential productivity which will be an important tool for reducing poverty and in enhancing competitiveness and employability.

A special word of thanks to the donors of this quarter - Ms.Lynette Pittman, Therese Horsfield, Ms.Clare Bassett, Mr.Keshav Jowaheer and Mr.Mohasin Momin.

We have been overwhelmed by your support and we love this bond to continue in the years to come.

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Project Leader

joseph Raju

Musiri, Tamil Nadu India

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