Feb 27, 2020

Will her plight change!

Geetha in the coaching class
Geetha in the coaching class

Geetha (name changed) looked longingly at her friend talking to her dad. Her heart saddened at the thought of her dad who died a few years back. Geetha's father was an electrician. He died of electric shock when he was working. The sudden demise shattered the family.

Geetha's mother was a housewife and the family was happy and content meeting their basic requirements when the father was alive. After his death, her mother had to search for a job. She is not much educated. Hence she started working as a creche caretaker. She is getting $43 per month. With this income, she should feed her 2 children and herself. 

Geetha joined our coaching class in 6th standard. Now she is in 8th standard. She loves Science. She scores 78% of marks now. Her aim is to become a teacher. With the limited income, we know that it is difficult for her mother to send her to higher studies. New Life wants to see this poor family come out of their plight by fulfilling Geetha's dream of becoming a teacher. She is being supported to study through our coaching class. She is also getting support from New Life by way of learning materials, dresses, etc. Dear donors, kindly support this fatherless child Geetha through supporting our coaching class project.  

During this quarter, Pongal Day was celebrated on the 14th of January. Children from our coaching class and women beneficiaries participated in the celebration. Games were conducted for the children and prizes were given for the winners. New dresses were given to poor orphaned / single parented children and to poor widowed / deserted women. The dresses were donated by two of our local donors. 

The Republic Day of India was celebrated on the 26th of January in Kajapet. It was overwhelming to see our cute early learning children dressed up as great Indian leaders. Cultural events and speeches were given by the children from coaching class. Prizes were given to all the participants. The national flag was hoisted and sweets distributed to all. 

Dear donors, you would wish to see this poor girl continue her school education and reach her aim. To complete her education she needs to be supported. This is possible only with the support you give to our coaching class. Many such children like Geetha can achieve their aim only with the support you give to continue their studies.

Thank you, donors, for being with us all these days and help these poor children study in spite of their odd circumstances. Kindly keep supporting us by spreading the message to your friends and relatives and help us continue our projects. You can reach us at www.newlifemfi.org

Thank you once again.

 

Coaching Class
Coaching Class
Children participating in the running race
Children participating in the running race
Prize to a winner on the Pongal Day
Prize to a winner on the Pongal Day
Geetha getting a dress
Geetha getting a dress
A coaching class student compering on Republic Day
A coaching class student compering on Republic Day
Feb 14, 2020

Krish needs help to improve

Krish
Krish

Dear Donors,

Krish (name changed) is a dull boy.  He will be two years old by this April but he could not speak. His motor skills are not age-appropriate. He is not trained in toilet habits. He was admitted to our early learning centre as his mother strongly trusts us. Her first daughter studied in our centre and is now admitted to the school. 

Krish’s father is a painter and earns $90 per month and the income is also not stable. He spends a major chunk of his income on alcohol. His mother is sick and could not go to work. With the least income earned by his father, they have to feed 5 mouths in the house. When his father could not find work, it becomes much difficult for the family to maintain their monthly expenses especially the food expenses. 

His mother says, "Krish is slowly learning the toilet habits after coming to the centre. Before joining the learning centre, he was very dull. With the little income my husband earns and with his drinking habit, it is very difficult for me to feed the children. Now I am relieved that Krish gets her meal regularly. His health has improved. I thank the donors for helping my child." 

The Republic Day of India on the 26th of January was celebrated in Kajapet. It was  overwhelming to see our cute children dressed up as great Indian leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Subash Chandra Bose, Ambedkar, Bharatha Matha, police officers, teachers, etc. Cultural events and speeches were given by the children from coaching class and the special school for child labourers. The national flag was hoisted and sweets distributed to all. 

We appeal to you dear donors to continue supporting our cute children, help them grow physically and learn qualitatively. Kindly support us by spreading words about this project to your friends and relatives. Your words carry weight. 

Thanking you.

With regards

Krish playing with other children
Krish playing with other children
Krish given activities
Krish given activities
Children eating egg rice in the centre
Children eating egg rice in the centre
Children dressed as leaders on the Republic Day
Children dressed as leaders on the Republic Day
Republic Day Celebration 2020
Republic Day Celebration 2020
Feb 3, 2020

The poet in him is growing!

Vikas reading poem on Independence Day
Vikas reading poem on Independence Day

Dear Donors!

Happy to meet you all once again with the story of Vikas (name changed)!

Vikas hates his dad. And he does not prefer to talk about his father to anyone. Wondering why? 

It is a sad story. Vikas's mother died a year ago. She was beaten up and killed by her husband. Yes, Vikas's father killed his mother because of his doubting nature. He was imprisoned but somehow managed to come out of the prison. Vikas and his 2 siblings are now brought up by his grandparents. His grandfather works as a peon in a company.  

This is the reason for Vikas's hatred. After this sad incident, Vikas and his siblings were much upset. Their studies were affected. So they were admitted to the New Life's coaching centre in Kodappu. The coaching class teacher gave special attention to the kids. They were counselled by the New Life staff. They are slowly recovering from the shock they met with. Vikas is a bold boy and has recovered quickly.

Vikas is a creative boy. He is good in Tamil and Science.  He scores good marks in his class. He writes poems in Tamil and his writing skills are really good. 

Our team took Vikas to Nagamangalam skill training centre on Independence Day. Vikas read his wonderful poem on "Mother" and about the country. It was appreciated by all the elders. Vikas is an inspiration to all the adolescents there and in his coaching class. 

While returning I asked Vikas, "How do you get into poem writing?" He answered, "I started writing poems when I was 10 years old. After my mom's death, I stopped writing. When I joined the coaching class, I also became a member of the mobile library. I borrowed books of many writers and especially the famous poets Bharathiar and Bharathidasan. It induced the poet in me. I started writing again."

Talents of children like Vikas is improved/induced by the different books they borrow from the library. However there is a shortage of funds for the operation of the library. Hence it could not be expanded and our dream of reaching out to many children still remains a dream.

Dear donors kindly support our dream of reaching out to atleast 1000 children this year by donating to us. You can also support us by spreading words about the project to your like minded friends and relatives. Speak about us in your social media. Thank you for your support.

With regards

Vikas getting a gift for his poem
Vikas getting a gift for his poem
Vikas' Coaching Class friends with books borrowed
Vikas' Coaching Class friends with books borrowed
Women members of mobile library
Women members of mobile library
 
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