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...
Apr 8, 2016

Exams are on.

Dear Donors,

On 19th March 2016, our Kodappu coaching center celebrated the Annual Day. Games and plays were conducted. cultural programmes were performed by the children. The day was made more special by the participation of the alumini of the coaching class. It was great seeing our alumini. 

Radha (name changed) studying in 7th standard, lost her mother a year back. Her parents had a misunderstanding and the father is not with the family. He works in another town and visits the sisters occassionally. Radha and her two sisters stay with their  maternal grandmother. Her grandmother is very old and could not go to work. The younger sister is studying in 11th standard. The eldest looks after the home and the family by working as a coolie. She earns $3 per day. With the small amount the sister earns, it is difficult for the children to run the family. Radha could not study well as she has no one to help her in her studies. 

Radha says, "I was playing all the evenings and did not show much interest in studies earlier. Our coaching class teacher called me and advised to join the coaching class. My mother also forced me to join the class. In the beginning I felt distracted and was frequently cutting the coaching classes. But later on I gained interest and started coming to the class regularly. Now I am scoring 80% marks. I love Science."

During the quarter, we received $30 and this is used to pay the Salary(part) of a coaching class teacher. 

We thank you dear donors for helping us coach these children. The children who would otherwise waste their intelligence, wandering in the streets and playing are now coached well and score good marks in their classes. This is possible only with your support. Kindly keep supporting the project and spread words about it to your friends and relatives who are like minded. They value your words.

Thank you once again.

Apr 8, 2016

Trainees assessed; Certificates to successful ones

On the valediction day
On the valediction day

Dear Donors,

The training on Kundan Jewel Making was completed on 19.01.2016.  25 trainees attended the training and they learnt the trade with much interest. Assessment was conducted on the last day of the training. Certificates were issued to the 18 successful candidates on 20.01.2016. The Deputy Inspector General honoured us and the trainees by participating in the valediction function and by giving certificates to the successful candidates. 

Mrs. Raji (name changed), who was inside the prison for murdering her own daughter says, " When the training was started I joined it with less interest and with an intention of time passing. But on the second day I was eagerly waiting for the trainer. The training was quite interesting and the trainer was much friendly. She made us do things and now I am a jewel maker. I can make beautiful bangles, necklaces, earrings, anklets and what not? (a big smile). I want to go out soon, start my own micro unit and sell my jewels. This requires very less capital, you see! And the profit is more than 50% (another big smile)."

Raji was arrested for killing her own daughter who was wedded with lot of love, expectations and of course expenditure. After few years of married life, it was found that the daughter had extra marital affairs. There was a big quarrel in the husband's home. So Raji took her daugher back to her home and in anger murdered the daughter. Now Raji is waiting for her release. 

$198.28 was spent on training the inmates. We had to buy materials for jewel making like beads, stones, frames, hooks, gear wire, ropes, etc. There is the travelling cost of the trainer and the counsellor who visited the prison during training. The honorarium of the trainer is included. 

The DIG of Prisons wished the trainees a prosperous and peaceful future. The Innerwheel President wished them all the best and appreciated the interests of the trainees. The models made by them were  so perfect. 

Dear friends, only with the help of you we can achieve this. Without your moral and financial support the training would not have been possible. Thanks to the Innerwheel Club for supporting the venture partly.

Kindly keep supporting our project by spreading words to your friends and relatives. Your words carry weight. With donations we can continue to conduct trainings like kundan jewellery making (with less capital and more profit, short duration courses). 

Thank you once again for all your support. 

Certificate issued to a trainee
Certificate issued to a trainee

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Mar 30, 2016

Thank you! The children received your donations in March 2016.

Nivea with her mother.
Nivea with her mother.

Dear Donors,

You have a great news to hear in this report.  

$703.27 set aside last quarter for supporting the children (once child labourers) is spent during this quarter, A grand function was organised on March 12th. 6 children were supported with the available funds. Out of this Nathan and Geetha (names changed) were supported consecutively for two years. Nathan is in the second year of undergraduation. Geetha is in her 12th standard. The other 4 are from Kaja Pettai, Musiri and Arangoor. The boy from Kaja Pettai is doing his 9th dsdjstandard. The girl Nivea from Musiri is in her 11th standard. The boys from Arangoor are in their higher studies.These children from Arangoor are the children of the special community called Kudu kudupai kaarar, the Tamil Soothsayers. It was a great proud filled moment to see our children competing in all their oddities with the creamy layer.  

Nivea’s(name changed) father passed away 3 years back when she was 12 years old. They live in extreme poverty. Her mother works in a cotton mill and earns Rs 125 daily. She has got are elder brother Praveen doing his BE. Their uncle supports them financially for their education. When Nivea was 7  years old she was rearing goat. When the New Life team found her working, they took efforts to join her in our special school. She studied till 4th standard in our Special School for Child Labour in Manamedu. She was admitted in the 5th standard in the nearby regular school.

She is intelligent.She was promoted to the higher standards with good scores. In the tenth standard state level exams she scored 80%. At present she is studying in 11th standard. This girl is one among the children selected for education support in this quarter. Nivea says this money will help her pay her tution fees in the school and to buy notebooks. 

Nivea's teacher Mr. Srithar says, "Nivea is a very bright student. When she studied in the special school she will be the first to answer all my questions. She is much confident and brave. When I asked her what is her goal in life, her eyes glittered with passion. She said I want to become a lawyer. I wish that this girl should shine in her life like her glittering eyes."  

Many thanks for your constant support to the deserving children like Nivea. Kindly spread words about our project to your friends and relatives. This will help us reach more children like Nivea.

With gratitude

 
   

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