Will an Indian child get home, food & schooling?

Aug 15, 2014

Poonam won 1st Place in 100 m run in school

Hello Friends

Great thanks for your continual support in helping these children to achieve something in a new world.

Our SANTI children participated in school sports activity on Independence Day. 4 children performed outstanding in athletics. Poonam stood 1st in 100m run, Jasita placed 3rd  in 100 m run, Sanju won 2nd place in 200 m run and Mandeep placed 3rd in sack race. Definitely a fun time for these children and we all are proud for them. Without your help these children wouldn’t have won these positions.

Mr. Pati prepared these SANTI children for athletics tournament during summer vacation and we can see some good results. Also during summer time a private tutor spent 10 days teaching self-defense to the children. We are thinking about doing it more during winter time. Summer vacation was a great time for these children to actively participate in various athletic activities. Also we taught them to sing few prayers.

All children are excited as they are attending the next grade in school. After all the hard work they did in last couple of months when preparing for the exam. Children have received new school supplies, text books, note books, pens and bags etc. They are happy and cheerful to attend new classes.

We bought new school uniform for our children and you can see their happiness.  

We conducted regular health checkup for children by local physician to make sure we understand the wellbeing of our children. In July very high temperature caused health issues among children. Few children got itching problems. We consulted with doctors and provided medications for them to recover well.

We also focused on evening private coaching for these children. Private tutoring classes were very beneficial to these children as we have noticed in past. We hope to continue the same attention to the children.

Again to remind if you haven’t contributed recently to the monthly expenses please do so. Children definitely need your support.


Ashok Dandpat

May 12, 2014

Jasita - a success story

Dear Friends,

I hope you are doing well and thank you for your hearty support. Overall SANTI children are doing great and here are last three months activities:

  • Jasita’s A grade in school: - I remember when Jasita’s mom asked us to help Jasita enroll in our hostel. Jasita’s dad was no more and her mom was having difficulty to provide home, food or education for Jasita. We realized Jasita’s helpless situation and we enroll her as one of our first student to SANTI. Now, I cannot explain the happiness when I came to know she scored A grade, the best grade in standard 4, a class of more than 100 students. This is definitely a time to pause and celebrate the success. Without your help it was a dream only. Jasita thanks you for your help.
  • Annual exam over – All children successfully appeared the final exam and we are evaluating the result and will publish you more progress reports by next reporting time.
  • Personal Tutor: - We are continuing the study during summer break and setting higher goal for this year.

Issues in front of us:

  • SANTI Child care Center Rental: - As you know we rent the house for our 25 children to stay and study. The Owner of the rental house increased the rental twice for this year. It was a surprise to us as this will strain our budget. We are looking to mitigate this issue.
  • Again to repeat, we definitely need more recurring donors to support a child on a monthly donation amount of $ 28. Please step in to create some more Jasita.
  • We are approached by 10 more children who have lost their mom or dad and belong to poor and homeless folks. It’s heart touching when you listen to each of their stories.
  • Stay tuned for our new initiative for this year....

Thanks again to help Jasita and 24 others.

Ashok Dandpat

Chairman, SANTI

Feb 11, 2014

Progress and Year End Reporting

Dear Friends,

Hope you are doing well and thank you very much for your donations and continued support to our children. We are excited to inform you the progress of our 25 children in our SANTI Child Care Center.

Last three months activities:

  •          Deepavali – Festival of light is a big festival for family gathering and fire crackers. In SANTI, children felt like home by celebrating Deepavali. Please see pictures of food and crackers.
  •          We wanted create awareness of children education with a focus to eliminate child labor in our local area. On November 14th Children Day, SANTI initiated a rally with 150 children in the local area. Please see the pictures the results were very positive from the residents.
  •          Winter was challenging as the children needed warm clothes. Thanks to an anonymous donor who donated to buy warm clothes and comforter for these children. Please see photos of children with sweaters.
  •          The Goddess Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and nature. SANTI celebrated Saraswati Puja (Prayer) on the auspicious Sarasawti Puja Day. Please see pictures.
  •          We also conducted regular medical checkup by a Doctor Visit to ensure children are doing well.

Expense Report:

  •          We are publishing our 2013 year-end expenses with this report. Hope you find this useful to evaluate our activities. This will be helpful to know how we spent our money.
  •          Our expenses increased because we increased our support from 10 to 25 children.

Issues in front of us:

  •          Unfortunately, we have almost exhausted the money raised in 2013. We have only about 45 USD left in 2013 year-end account.
  •          We need more recurring donors to support a child on a month to month basis. Please come forward to adopt a child and support for his/her continued growth.

 Thanks again for your help and please continue to support.

Ashok Dandpat

Chairman, SANTI

Nov 13, 2013

Thank you for your support

Dear Friend,

Hope you are doing well and thank you very much for your donations and support to our children. We are excited to tell you the progress of our 25 children in our SANTI Child Care Center.

Last three months activities:

  • In order to boost the quality of education, we appointed Miss Shanti Bhengra as a private tutor to teach all students in the evening time. As we wanted to bring the best out of our children this additional teaching will be very helpful to students who are currently struggling in school. We focus our best to teach these children and hence will be successful in future.  
  • We recruited Roshni Tirkey as a new warden to take care of all of our children, previously served by only Balmati Nag. Now both the warden will be taking care of our 25 children.
  • To re-emphasis patriotism, we celebrated the Independence Day by hoisting the flag in SANTI Child Care Center.
  • Children made their own Rakhi (see Picture) and tied to each other on Rakshya Bandhan Day. This will create stronger bonding among the children.
  • Ganesh Puja was observed in the school and also Nuakhai – a festival to have new rice- was celebrated.
  • We also conducted regular medical checkup by a Doctor Visit to ensure children are doing well.

Two interesting Anonymous donors:

  • An Anonymous donor wanted to donate money so that all children will be able to visit to a nearby city for Durga Puja (a Hindu Festival) celebration. This was a very touchy moments for those children because they had never been to these kind of festival. They had a great time with food, Park visit and the City trip. Of course, they were not interested to come back home in the evening. They wanted to have more fun.
  • Another anonymous donor didn’t accept her birthday gift. She donated her Birthday Gift equivalent of money to celebrate the Birth Day of 4 SANTI children. Four children Sobhati, Jashita, Jawara and Seema celebrated their Birthday on 23rd October 2013. You can enjoy the pictures - sorry the cake is gone.  

Issues in front of us:

  • We need to complete the half built new building for the SANTI children. Currently we cannot accommodate new children as we have maximized our capacity. We will run a charity drive in next year to collect the funding for this initiative.
  • We need help to rebuild our website so please tell us if you are interested to be a part of the team.

 Thanks to all of you for your donation and support. The smiling faces of these children are made possible only by your support. We are proud to be with you.

Thanks again,


Aug 14, 2013

Children are saying Great thank you for your help

Dear friend,

Thank you very much for your contribution. Without your help we wouldn’t have travelled this far.

What have we done till now?

  • 2011 year end, we were disheartened to see many orphan children who need helping hand in our locality. I personally felt a sense of urgency to help these children, and truly my heart was in a different state.  We were thinking about doing something. I and Mr. Sarat Pati sought out to find a solution for these children. A dream for these children, we thought to materialize. We laid out a plan to rent a home and provide home for about 10 children, God helped and fortunately the plan worked.
  • On 2012 Jan 1st, we rented a home near SANTI and enrolled 10 orphans or needy children to the register of SANTI. An ambitious goal for 10 to 15 years – a system to help these children from grade 1 to the point when they are self sustained and ready to stand on their feet. We started to provide shelter, food, education, medical treatment and many other fun activities to these children. This is possible just by your support and donations.
  • Needless to say, children are happily staying with us since then and we have continuously resolved various problems and achieved many milestones. My trip to SANTI last year was a memorable experience. I got a chance to spend time with children and participated in various activities. When I was there more children and their parents visited and asked me to adopt their children in SANTI. You can imagine my situation, and at that time I wanted to help but was restricted with my limitations, yes our limitations – needed more fund to support these children. Then came back to my work place with a thought to help them in future.
  • I discussed my plan with few friends and Globalgiving. This time I was personally thrilled to see Mr. Sunil Wagh joining our SANTI team on a lead role, although he was involved with SANTI from the beginning. I told him many children approached me during my SANTI visit. He instantly said we should take more children. We put our thought about how to help these few more children. He took it by heart and brought many great people like you to adopt few more children.
  • With your help and Sunil’s never give up attitude helped us to take 15 more children. So we are now total of 25 children in our SANTI home.
  • This is just because of your donations and great help. Without your help a plan is a plan and wouldn’t have successful to this great extent.

Few notable activities –

  • Many children are doing well in their educational activities and we are proud of it.
  • Children have taken part in a walk to show the awareness for Right to Education initiative.
  • Two of our children have taken part in cultural activities in local school and achieved appreciation for their effort.
  • We have added one more warden to help recently adopted children.
  • Also we have started conducting extra classes or personal attention to help children who are struggling in school.

Issues in front of us –

  • Your donations helped to us to educate 25 children. Now more children need help. More often than before, recently many children or their poor parents have been approaching us and asking the same big question as last year, “Can you allow my child to take under your roof?”. Can we adopt more children?  What will you say?
  • A tough choice - I wish I can say yes “let’s take them”. But unfortunately NO - we have exhausted our capacity in current home. We don’t have enough space to take more children. This time we are facing space issues.
  • Do we have a solution? YES but sure will be a challenging one. We need to finish the incomplete house of SANTI. In past, we started to build a home for SANTI but couldn’t finish building the house. If we can finish the house, surely we can take more children and help them better. This is the only way to solve this issue. So we have a new challenge to finish the house. We will be getting back to you later on this issue. I have attached the unfinished house picture.

Please keep donating for betterment of these children and help them to lead a good life. Also send this message to your friend and family to help these children.

Your thoughts are welcome and thanks again for your great heart to help these children,

Ashok Dandpat

Chairman, SANTI


All adopted children
All adopted children
Incomplete SANTI home
Incomplete SANTI home


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