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...
Mar 23, 2017

This has been an exciting quarter for our children.

Exposure Trip
Exposure Trip

Malathi (name changed) is doing her B.A. She is the first graduate in her home and is one of the beneficiaries selected for educational support from New Life. She is from a very poor family which depends on mat weaving. Malathi's mother accompanied her while receiving the support. Everyone gathered in the hall was moved to see the tears flowing down Malathi's and her mother's cheeks when receiving the support. Malathi said,"I never believed that I can continue my studies and can do my preferred course. I was a child labour working in the mat weaving industry. My family is very poor. My brother and myself worked in the nearby mat weaving centre. One fine morning my special school teacher met me on my way to work and asked where I am studying. I told him that I am working and I could not continue my studies due to my poor family background. He then met my parents and asked them to send me and my brother to the special school run by New Life. In the beginning they refused. But with the perseverance of our loving teacher, they had to accept and they were also happy that we can also get a meal there. From then on my study is continuing without interruption and thanks to you dear donors for supporting us financially through New Life. I will be grateful for this till my life".

During this quarter we received $948.30 and we spent $1846 ($1=INR65) in this quarter to support 12 children. $406.15 was spent for taking 68 children on exposure trip. We now have balance funds to support 5 children. The organisation is aiming to provide education support to 25 children during the Silver Jubilee of our organisation in June. For this we need you donors to donate an additional $3040(excluding $300 donations made and yet to be received). We can together do this by spreading words through social media. Spread the message to the people in your network and motivate them to donate dear donors. Yes, we can achieve this, with your support.

So many exciting things happened during this quarter in our special school. To begin with the children were taken on an exposure trip to Yercaud on 22nd January where they visited the Botanical Garden, the Big Lake, Shevaroy Temple, Pagoda Point, Rose Garden and Anna Park.

On 26th January the special school children in Kajapet celebrated the Republic Day with their brethern in the early learning centre and the coaching class of New Life.

An awareness programme on child sexual abuse was conducted on 24.02.2017. at Naadaar Chathiram Aided School for the special school (for child labourers) children of New Life and the Aided School's students. The programme was conducted in coordination with the Young Indians, Trichy Chapter and Lions Club of Metropolitan, Trichy.

On March 3rd Nila Palli, a special cultural programme to bring awareness on child labour was conducted in Kajapet. 

The International Women's Day was celebrated on 10th March 2017 in the New Life Office. Fun Games and cultural events were conducted to bring out the talents of the women. Motivational speeches were given by the chief guest (an Entrepreneur and Social Worker), by the President and by the Secretary of New Life. Prizes were given to the winners of the games. Educational support was also given to children (once upon child labourers) who are pursuing their higher studies.

Thank you dear donors for making this happen. We assure you we will meet you in the next report with many more good news.

With regards 

To Yercaud
To Yercaud
Awareness on Child Sexual Abuse
Awareness on Child Sexual Abuse
Children in the awareness programme
Children in the awareness programme
Nilapalli
Nilapalli
The gathering
The gathering
Education Support to Malathi
Education Support to Malathi
Malathi in her home
Malathi in her home
Mar 10, 2017

Children dressed up as great leaders!

Children dressed as great leaders
Children dressed as great leaders

Hi Donors,

Can you imagine what a great sight it would have been to see the children from our early learning centre posing as great leaders of our country? There was a parade of small icons of Mahathma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Subramaniya Bharathi, Jansi Rani Lakshmi Bai, Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose, Avvaiyar, etc. on the Republic Day Celebrations held on 26.1.2017 in our Kaja Pettai community. Flag was hoisted and special events were conducted together with the children from our coaching class and special school for child labourers. Prizes were given to the small children who participated in the fancy dress competition. It had been a great day! 

The girl posing as Mother Teresa is born to Ahamed and Mani (names changed). Mani is the second wife of Ahamed and his first wife died due to the drunken beatings of Ahamed. Mani came to know about this only after her marriage. Ahamed continues drinking and beating his wife. He hardly gives any money for family expenses. He hates girl children and seldom takes care of them. Mani should work to feed the two small girls but there was no one to take care of the small children. The first girl born to the first wife aged 6 goes to the nearby government school. The second one aged 2 should be taken care of. Mani admitted the second child in New Life's early learning centre. She says with relief, "I am earning now by doing household works in the nearby houses and can take care of the family necessities like my children's food and other needs. This is possible only because my younger child is in New Life's early learning centre. Otherwise I might have stayed back in home struggling for food. New Life's early learning centre is a boon to mothers like me. We are grateful to the people who donate to New Life for feeding our children and taking care of them." 

Women like Mani are now worry free about the safety of their children below 6 and are going to jobs which help them run their families. This is made possible only by your noble support for running the early learning centre dear donors. The mothers are also happy that their children get a nutritious meal in the noons. 

During this quarter we received $59.5 and donations through other channels are $1090. Out of this $532 is spent for food, rent, teacher's & cook's salary and other expenses for the creche. For the next three months we have funds. But to continue the creche we need your continued support.

Kindly help these poor children and their mothers by spreading words dear donors. Your words carry weight. Share the below link with your friends and relatives and help us serve these poor children continuously:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ensured-childhood-to-deprived-children-in-india/

Thank you

Flag Hoisting
Flag Hoisting
Mani with her daughter
Mani with her daughter
Mar 1, 2017

Don't hesitate to shout

Dear Donors,

On 24.02.2017, an "Awareness Programme on Child Sexual Abuse" was held at the Aided School in Naadaar Chathiram. Children from our special schools for child labourers and children from the Aided School in Naadaar Chathiram attended the programme. You must be happy to note that the benefit reached more number of children than the targetted 100 children.

The programme was organised in coordination with the Young Indians, Trichy Chapter and the Lions Club of Metropolitan, Trichy. Mrs. Veena Vibhusini, the consultant psychologist, was the resource person. She talked to the children on how they may be abused sexually and by WHOM. The children were made to have a greater impact by showing slides, charts and video on child sexual abuse. It had been an interactive session. The children were asked to SHOUT when they face an abuse or run out of the place. They were taught the techniques to face an abusive situation and whom to approach when some unforeseen event happened. The teachers felt that the topic handled is quite useful to the children and is the need of the hour. Felicitations were given by the office bearers of the Lions Club who participated in the programme and the programme ended with vote of thanks and the national anthem.

We received a donation of $493 from you dear donors. The Lions Club of Trichy Metropolitan donated $22 for training materials. Training materials worth $53 were bought for the programme. Mike and LCD projector costed $28. TA $118 was given to the children from our different special schools for child labourers. The children were given tea, snacks and a delicious lunch costing $157. Other expenses related to the programme amounted to $57. The balance is $102 and this will be set aside to conduct a similar programme. Thank you dear donors for the support.

Keep supporting our organisation to reach out to more children by spreading words to your friends and relatives with similar thoughts. Your words carry weight. You can also donate to our other projects using the below links:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ensure-education-for-100-child-labour/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/coaching-100-children-in-india/

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ensured-childhood-to-deprived-children-in-india/

With regards

 
   

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