Jun 16, 2020

COVID 19 relief to the families of our children

Food to Aathika and her brother
Food to Aathika and her brother

Dear Donors,

Hope you are all safe and healthy. Wishing that we all be saved from this pandemic.

The outbreak of pandemic COVID-19 has worst affected the families, New Life works with. 

New Life's early learning centre and coaching classes had to stop functioning since March 17th. In most of the families, the breadwinners are either daily wage earners or low profile job workers. The pandemic has affected the income of these families worstly and they had been striving hard to feed their children when the lock down was announced by the Government. Tamil Nadu was locked down since March 24. And the lock down for all works was lifted on May 11th in Trichy. However the public transportation started functions with safety restrictions from June 8th. Till then it had been a great struggle for the poor to go to work. 

Knowing the suffering of the people, we mobilised money to supply relief materials for these families. We succeeded in supplying 60 relief kits in April 2020 to the families of our children benefitted by early learning centre and coaching classes. The relief kit contained 9 items (rice, dhal, chickpeas, tamarind, masala powders, oil, soap, etc).

There is still a restriction for the children to come to school. So to support these poor families whose economy has been greatly affected, New Life started giving (only) food to our early learning children from June 8th. All safety measures are ensured to see that we provide safe and nutritious food to our children. We pray that the world will soon recover from the effects of COVID-19 and start functioning normally. We are waiting to see our beautiful children coming back to our learning centre and coaching classes soon. 

Aathika's (name changed) mother says that, " My husband is working in a shoe shop and I roll beedis. We had no work and thus no income during this Corona widespread. My daughter is studying in the early learning centre of New Life. The kit supplied by New Life was very helpful to our family. And now they are providing food to our two small children. This has reduced our burdent to a great extent. I thank New Life and its donors for helping us."

We thank all our donors for their valuable support to our organisation to provide food to the poor kids in spite of all odds and economic crunch during this pandemic. Kindly spread words about our work to  your friends and relatives so that we can continue to provide food to our children.

Thanking you once again.

Stay safe! 

With regards

Aathika dressed as Bharatha Matha on Republic Day
Aathika dressed as Bharatha Matha on Republic Day
Relief kit to Aathika's family
Relief kit to Aathika's family
Relief material to another family
Relief material to another family
Food to our ELC children collected by mothers
Food to our ELC children collected by mothers
Food to our ELC children received by a mother
Food to our ELC children received by a mother
Relief materials given during pandemic COVID-19
Relief materials given during pandemic COVID-19
Jun 2, 2020

I have more time to read and learn.

"Thanks to Corona, I have more time to read and learn," says Annie (name changed). Annie is studying the third year under graduation in Economics. She wants to get a Government or Bank job as she thinks that will secure her future. Hence she is preparing for the competitive exams conducted by the various Boards. She says that she used the lock-down period usefully by referring to the book she borrowed from the mobile library. "Thank God! I borrowed a book on Quantitative Aptitude and that was with me when the lockdown was announced.  The library was closed till May 4th from March 15th. Hence I can utilise my time optimally to prepare for the competitive exams."

Children and adolescents like Anita are now borrowing more books than usual as they are bound to home now. They can spend their time usefully only because of your noble donations dear donors. So kindly support generously for this project, which opens the horizons to these poor kids.

We thank you for your donations. Kindly spread words about the project to your friends and relatives as they carry weight. More books in the library mean more knowledge.

With regards

Annie borrowing a book earlier to Corona
Annie borrowing a book earlier to Corona
Mobile library with safety measures
Mobile library with safety measures
May 28, 2020

Hurray! She is the first literate in her family.

Sarasa
Sarasa

Sarasa (name changed) is from a very poor family. Her parents and her elder sister and brother are illiterates and are weavers. Sarasa too was sent to rear goats when she was a small girl. 

This was brought to the notice of the staff of New Life's special school for child labourers. They talked with Sarasa and found that she is willing to study. So they met her parents and counselled them to admit her to the special school. It was a difficult task and Sarasa was allowed to go to regular school on the lure that she will get a meal a day. 

She was admitted to the special school in 2009 and mainstreamed to regular school in 2011. She scored 66% of marks in 10th and 70% in 12th Board Exams. Now she is in the third year of her undergraduate course in Commerce. She is being continuously financially supported by New Life since Standard 12th. 

Sarasa says with gratitude, "I would not have continued my higher studies but for New Life's financial support. The organisation is supporting me for the fourth year. And I will be completing my degree this year. I am so happy that I am the first literate in my family. I want to become a bank manager and I am striving for that. I thank New Life and all the donors who are educating ex-child labour children like me."

Thank you, dear donors, for magnanimously supporting these cursed children to continue their studies. Their curse is turned to blessing only because you decided to donate for this noble cause. Kindly spread words about this project to your friends and relatives. Keep sharing about the project in social media. Your words carry weight. 

Thank you once again donors for your support. 

With regards

With all the children who got education support
With all the children who got education support
Assessment by the Organisation Secretary
Assessment by the Organisation Secretary
Sarasa getting financial support in 2017-18
Sarasa getting financial support in 2017-18
 
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