In the upcoming academic year 2014-2015, 10 out of the 26 students of the special school for child labour in Kaja Pettai will be joining regular school. The children, who had been coached by an experienced teacher for two years now, will be admitted to classes based on their age and standard. The teacher takes them to school on a regular basis since March 1st which is essential in breaking the inhibitions and hindrances the children have in attending regular schools.
One of the children who will be going to regular school is Khan (name changed). Forced by parents to drop out from school when he was studying 5th standard, Khan started working in a silver factory. The staff of New Life counseled and convinced his parents to make him continue his education. He is a bright student and picked up well in the class. Now he is going to be admitted in 6th standard in a regular school. Khan’s ambition is to become a doctor.
Many such Khans can be made to continue their education with the support from you dear donors. Kindly support these children. You can also support the children who are going to regular schools and who have no one to guide or coach them at home in their studies. For this we have the “Supplementary Education Project”. Here the children are coached by experienced teachers in the after school hours. This helps the poor children whose parents are mostly illiterates/less literates and who could no support these children in their studies. Please visit the below link for supporting our supplementary education project at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/supplementary-education-to-100-children-in-india/
Kindly support this project by spreading words to your friends and relatives too.
Dear respectful Donors,
Your favourite NGO New Life, and its work on rehabiliation of Juveniles and Children of Prison inmates are documented and telecast in TIMES NOW Television Channel in its programme AMAZING INDIANS Season III.
The cover story will be telecast on 25th January at 7.30 a.m., 5.30 p.m. and on 26th, the Sunday at 2.30 p.m.and 10.30 p.m.
This is a contest and only with your support New Life can win and reach many other deserving children living in disadvantageous life situations.There is a urgent need to protect these innocent children from the discriminating world and its institutions.
Kindly vote by typing AI3 <space> b and sending it to 58888. (International callers it is 009158888). Together we win and make change in the lives of these children in this New Year.
Thank you in anticipation of your support at this important time.
Thank you for being with us morally all these years in achieving the results we have achieved so far. We have succeeded in educating the poor child labourers and sending them to school. And being impressed by our hard work, a funder has agreed to support this cause. So we thank you for being with us all these days and request you to continue supporting us.
We still have our other projects on the globalgiving platform. And I think you will be interested in supporting our
We accomodate poor children (who have lost one of their parent or were forced to engage in activities that were confronting with law) in our home and these children are sent to school nearby. They need support from people like you to get educated, fed and safely cared for.
This project supports the slum children to get coached in their studies as their parents are illiterates or less literates. This motivates the children to continue their studies as they have our coaching class teacher who give individual attention to all the children. Otherwise there is always a possiblity of the children getting dropped out from school.
Kindly go through the projects and I am sure you will support these causes too as you have been in the past.
He touched the pants of the field staff and asked him, "Can I wear a pant if I study?"Kaja Moideen's question shattered the staff and he hugged the boy and said, "Yes, you can my boy". This happened when the field staff of New Life went in search of the children who were working.
Kaja Moideen was working in a Eversilver Factory as a coolie. His father Afrose Khan is a drunkard. He works in a tiffin stall as a parotta (kind of roti) master and earns Rs.200/- per day. Whatever he earns is spent on drinks and his wife Asina could not feed her three children. So she started working in a night tiffin stall and is earning Rs.100/- per day. This too was not sufficient and hence Kaja Moideen was forced to work as a coolie in the Eversilver Factory, dropping from school while he was studying in sixth standard. He was earning Rs.100/- per day.
When the field staff knew about Kaja Moideen's background, he approached the mother and convinced her to stop sending the boy to the factory. It took many days to convince her. It was because of the boy's interest in studies and the continuous visits of our staff the mother accepted to send the boy to the special school run by us in Kaja Pettai.
Kaja Moideen wants to become a doctor. He is fond of clothes. But as on date, the family could not afford to buy him good clothes. He comes to the special school wearing a lungi (a garment worn around the waist ). He wants to study well, and earn and buy good pants.
His dream can come true with support from donors like you. At this moment we thank you for helping us continue the project and supporting our cause. Kindly do support us continuously and spread words about the work we do to your friends and relatives too. This will help us reach more children like Kaja Moideen.
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.
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