10 year old Kalidoss is residing in 16, Nehruji Nagar, Ariyamangalam Zone, Trichirappalli District, Tamil Nadu. His father suffered from TB and he died. His Mother is working as a construction worker. He has two elder brothers. They studied up to 5th standard then stopped studying and started working. His eldest brother is working as a lorry cleaner and second brother is working in a wood carving shop.
Kalidoss says “I don’t like my brothers activities, attitudes and their characters. They don not bother about our family and are little worried about my education. They don’t support my mother and fights with her whenever she asks money for my education asking her to stop my studies. So when I completed my fourth I had to discontinue my studies. That’s how I stopped going to school and started Collecting waste Plastics.”
When NEW LIFE Field workers saw him collecting him the wastes they had a chat with him to find out his family situation. Then they met with the mother and told her to send her son to school instead of waste plastic collection. It was very difficult to convince the mother due to their poor financial conditions. But due to the persistent efforts of the NEW LIFE team she was convinced and Kalidoss was admitted in 5th standard in Child Labour Special School, Ariyamangalam.
After he started going to the special school, there has been a drastic change in the way he looks and his attitude towards life has changed positively. Education along with nutritious food has made a remarkable change in the life of Kalidoss. This is made possible only with the help of donations made by noble hearts like you and so many Kalidosses are given an opportunity to improve their self esteem, sense of pride, confidence and motivation to continue their education.
Anitha is one of our students in the special school child labourers from Ramagiripatti village in Trichy District, South India. She dropped out from school education at standard eighth due to her parents inability to support her education. They were very poor and to earn additional income Anitha was sent to rear goats of affluent people in the village. She wanted to study and was talking about her fate to her friends. This was brought to the notice of our special school teacher and the counselor and the teacher met her parents.
We had to make several attempts to convince her parents to send her to our special school. She joined our special school, studied well and was admitted to regular school in standard ninth. She passed her higher secondary examinations in this May 2010 and now she is admitted to Diploma in Pharmacy.
We can make this happen only with the support of donors like you and we pray that your good hearts be blessed. We request your continued support in helping so many Anithas come up in life.
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
You can view the story of an orphaned child who was made a child labour to repay the debt of his deceased father. The father had AIDS and he had borrowed Rs.5000/- from the owner of mat weaving industry. When the father and the mother (she died after 6 months of the demise of the father) died, the child was forced to work to repay the debt of his father. We are happy to share that the child has been rescued and sent to the special school by the New Life team.
We remember you, the donors, with gratitude who made such things happen. Share the joy by watching the movie.
With Luv and Gratitude
New Life and the Children beneficiaries
Shamima Banu was working in a grocery shop. She says " the teacher made me come to school and convinced my mother saying that New Life will help me study. My mother said yes and now am studying here. "
A big bunch of gratitude from our team and the children benefited by the donations from you.
The funds you have donated have helped our organization to support 100 children who were engaged in fortune telling, mat weaving and weaving. The funds were utilized to support the children in 4 villages of Trichy district in Tamil Nadu . 4 child labour special schools were set up in these places. The donation is used to pay the salary of a teacher, a caretaker, a vocational training teacher and a yoga teacher, the rent and maintenance, the education materials and training materials for the children besides providing them a good meal once a day and a stipend to the children to motivate their parents to encourage their studies. We have admitted 100 children and the school is functioning from October 2009.
We thank all the noble hearted once again and pray the almighty that he blesses you all with all the health and wealth.
F. Beatrice Vanaja.
Chief Administrative Officer.
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