New Life

To bring the poor women and their children into the main stream of economy and thereby make them participate in the process of nation building. New Life is committed in building up a society based on equity and social justice where women and children are the leaders of social change of better tomorrow. It envisions an Empowered civil society in marginalized community ensuring human rights.The objectives of the organisation are : 1. To act as a link between the government and people, so that the assistance of the government reaches to, there to whom it is intended. 2. To work for the economic, social, educational and cultural development of the people particularly of the people of agricultur...
Dec 29, 2016

Support their dreams

Coaching class
Coaching class

His mother's eyes filled with tears of anxiety when he said, "I want to become a doctor." Sabeer's (name changed) father has vices and spends most of his earnings on it. His mother being a housewife, finds it difficult to run the family and educate her children. Sabeer is in 7th standard and his sister, in 2nd standard. They can continue their studies with subsidized tuition costs in their neighbourhood government school. However, this was not enough - he could barely pass the courses each year, and his difficult social and economic circumstances stood in the way of his dreams.

Sabeer is studying well after he joined the coaching class conducted by New Life. With the conducive environment and the support systems provided by the evening sessions, he is able to score substantively higher than before. His confidence in his goal also seems to have improved. With continued support and his perseverance, his dream will come true very soon. 

There are many children in the Kajapet coaching class, whose parents are involved in activities that conflict with law. There are children of sex workers, thieves, hooligans, etc. If these children are not coached and helped in their studies, there is every chance that they drop out from school. They are very much vulnerable to abuse and there are high chances that they also turn juvenile delinquents. The continued support you give through your donations help New Life to guide them and see that there is a reduction in the number of children turning delinquents. Thank you for being a partner in this wonderful project.

In the month of December the children wrote their half yearly exams. The results are being awaited not only by the children but also by our teachers.  

The project is being funded last quarter through local donations and borrowals from friends. If the project gets more support the children can be accomodated in a better place. This can be done from the year 2017 as the project is awarded the Global Giving's Community Grant of  $10279.08 which is expected to be received in the first quarter of 2017.

Dear Donors, continue to support our project and thus these lovely children. Support their dreams by helping them to continue their studies. Also kindly spread words to your friends and relatives who are generous like you. Your words carry weight. 

Thanking you and wishing you a happy, peaceful, prosperous and blessed NEW YEAR!

Sabeer with his mom
Sabeer with his mom
Sabeer in coaching class
Sabeer in coaching class
Dec 26, 2016

Pride or Opportunity?

Dear Donors,

You will be happy to know that two important programmes were organised during this quarter for the special school children. On 21.10.16, a programme on awareness on child sexual abuse was conducted in Arangoor and Alamarathupatti to our special schools' children together witht the government school children . The programme was a grand success and the children were much benefitted by the program.

On 15th and 16th December, 2016 Nila palli was organised by New Life's Special Schools in Musiri Town Panchayath. The program is conducted each year to emphasise the importance of education to the villages where child labourers are dominant. Cultural programmes were conducted to talk about the importance of education. The function was presided over by the Secretary of New Life and the Project Director, CHEERS, Trichirappalli was the Chief Guest. The Project Director explained about the scheme of CHEERS and about the special school for child labourers. The Secretary said that the functioning of the special School is not a pride but is an opportunity available to the children. It will be a pride, if the villagers can say that there was a Special School once in their village. The villagers accepted and assured that they will strive towards a child labour free village.   

During the last three months (Sep-Nov) we received donations to a tune of $1464.12. The balance amount kept aside for giving the education support in the first quarter of 2017 is $2190.87 and it will support 14 children. Case studies of children who are to be supported newly is collected. A field visit should be made to analyse their current situation and those who are eligible will be selected for support. 

Anand (name changed) is studying in 10th standard now. He is preparing well for his final exams as this result and the marks he scores will determine his future and pave the way for his career. Anand narrates his story; "I have 9 siblings. My father and mother fights frequently. Due to poverty and want of money, I had to rear sheep without studying. The special school teacher approached my parents, convinced them to admit me in the school. My parents are daily wage earners. With the little income they bring it is hard to feed all the 12 of us. At times I manage with the mid day meal I get at school. I was given education support by New Life and many thanks to the donors for helping me through the organisation. I want to become a teacher like my teachers who made me continue my studies and motivate children like me." 

Many child labourer children like Anand can pursue their dreams because of the education support provided by New Life with the generous donations from you dear donors. Kindly continue to support this project to make the dreams of poor, deprived, deserving children, a reality. Also spread words to your friends and relatives who would love to support these lovely children.

Thanking you and Regards

Dec 12, 2016

My children eat a full meal a day

"My children are having a full meal atleast once in a day since they are admitted in New Life's Early Learning Center," says Seetha, mother of Hemanth and Nisha(names changed), with tears in her eyes. Seetha's husband died in the month of February 2016.  He was working in a workshop making switch boxes and was earning $25 per week approximately. Though they are poor, Seetha as a housewife did not feel the burden of running the family with the less amount brought by her husband. But after his death, she was left alone with the children. She has no one to support her. She had no work too.

To feed her children Seetha started working as a servant maid. She gets only $25 per month now. With this amount it is very difficult for her to feed all the three of them. One fourth of her wages is spent on house rent. With the remaining amount she should take care of the other necessities. The family was surviving with porridge Seetha manages to make. Then she heard about the early learning center of New Life. One of the student's mother told Seetha that they also provide meals in the early learning center. 

Hemanth and Nisha were admitted in the early learning center of New Life, after their case was analyzed by the team. Now the children are having full meals in the noon and Seetha's worry is reduced to a great extent. 

Hemanth is an intelligent boy and can learn quickly. This month the children are learning about fruits. Rhymes, stories, picture charts, etc. are used to familiarise the children with the names of the fruits, their colours, etc. 

During this quarter the project expenses were met by local donations and funds borrowed from friends. We raised donations to the tune of $1000 (approximately) in October and November. $380 is used for paying the salary and food expenses for the months of October and November. $240 used to repay the money borrowed to meet the expenses of the center. We have $380 left to meet the expenses of December and January 2017. We need donations and support from people like you for functioning of the creche after January 2017.

Kindly support poor children like Hemanth and Nisha and whose mothers are in utter distress. Also spread words about the project to your friends and relatives who are generous like you. This will help these children have a quality early childhood education and a good nutritious meal one time a day.

With regards

 
   

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