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Apr 22, 2019

As the Academic Year 2018-19 comes to an end......

Shika looking proud
Shika looking proud

As the schools close and vacation starts, every child rejoices. It is all about freedom, fun and happiness. Here at Ashwini Charitable Trust, this time of the year is more than just that- it is about creativity and making the best out of the time away from school. It is time to keep the books aside and learn how to make a stroke with a brush or to learn a new form of art. The children here come to the center every day to learn a little more, spend their holidays productively and make these days memorable.

To make their holidays memorable and exciting we have taken all the children from class 9 to Graduation to different places of historical importance in Kolar. The objective of the trip was to provide them with an experience of nature and history which they cannot get from classrooms.

It is not just the children we care about; we care about the mothers who work hard to make both ends meet, who allow their children to get the education which was denied to them. 40 mothers were taken on a trip to Talakkad in the month of March. The trip helped them to build closer bonds with others and take a break from their daily chores.

We conducted Sex education classes for all the children of the Trust by Counsellors from Enfold as part of our life skill classes.

A very dedicated volunteer conducts craft classes for the children during the summer holidays.

It is also the time to tell how the children have done all throughout the year. We see them leaving schools and colleges releasing the weight of exams from their shoulders and we see them awaiting and anticipating their results while enjoying their holidays.

As the results are announced, there is one girl who surprises everyone with the success which came out of sheer hard work and nothing else. When the class 12 results are out, she comes through with flying colors by obtaining full marks in Accountancy. With 85% she earned in the subjects; she has made the entire family of Ashwini Charitable Trust proud by securing admission for B Com in one the prestigious colleges in Bangalore.

Shika(name changed) is a very self-driven and competitive student who wants to become a statistics lecturer in future. When asked about what motivated her at the first place to work hard and study well, she said “I was let down by many people in my life, I was made to feel that I was not good enough and that moment I decided to work hard and to never give up until I become something in life”.

We continue to celebrate her success as she motivates other children and we proudly call her a role model for others to look up to.

Summer outdoor trip with the children
Summer outdoor trip with the children
Trip with Mothers of the children
Trip with Mothers of the children
Craft classes by a volunteer
Craft classes by a volunteer
Enfold life skill classes
Enfold life skill classes
Apr 17, 2019

Another Academic year 2018-19 comes to an end

Changing Anuradha
Changing Anuradha's life

Anuradha (name changed) is studying in 7th standard at the Government Tamil Higher Primary School lives with her two sisters and parents.  Her two sisters are studying in the same school in 4th and 6th std. respectively. Her father is a house painter and mother is working as a helper in the same school. Her father is an alcoholic and mother is struggling to raise three daughters. Being an elder daughter of an illiterate parents Anuradha is self-motivated learner and is very clever and very good in her studies. She wants to become a doctor. She likes Tamil and English language. She likes to play and draw in her leisure time. She behaves very well with her teachers and friends. she is very regular to school, attentive in her studies and wants to continue her education.

The year has come to an end  and all the children will go to the next class in the new academic year which starts in June 2019. We continuously conduct various extracurricular programs and provide food in the school to motivate them to come to school regularly. And hence we do the following:

  1.  Make a daily protein mix which has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that the growing children need, as most of the children come to school without having breakfast. We have measured the height and weight of all the children this year to assess and analyse the impact of nutritious protein powder. In this year we have started giving them biscuits with the protein mix.
  2. Celebrated birthdays of the children at the end of each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends, school teachers and eat it in school along with potato chips. Well qualified yoga professionals of Sri Krishna Wellness, Yoga and Cultural Centre conduct classes to improve overall health and their concentration power. Our regular volunteers’ conduct Elementary English reading, writing and spoken classes for all the children.
  3. Conducted students’ assessments at the end of the academic year to find out their progress.
  4. We along with a very dedicated group of volunteers from a company Faurecia participated in the Saraswathi puja celebrations.
  5. Graduating class of this year was given a send off with food and 1kg cake
  6. We will organize summer classes for children to teach and engage them in activities during the summer holidays. Summer classes help the children to develop skills while experiencing a new and exciting learning environment.

We appeal for more funds through global giving, to help Anuradha and children like her so that the poverty-stricken parents and their underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities of the school and come back to school regularly.

 

Graduating class
Graduating class
Yoga classes every Saturday
Yoga classes every Saturday
Get the blessings ofSaraswati,Goddess of learning
Get the blessings ofSaraswati,Goddess of learning
Jan 29, 2019

New Year 2019! Let us change the lives of children

Ananya happy in school
Ananya happy in school

Greetings from Ashwini Charitbable Trust!

New Year 2019! A wonderful time to make new resolutions, to bring smiles to the faces of children and to remember the best memories of the last year. Another chance to change lives through some inspirational stories.

Ananya (name changed) is studying in the 7th standard at the Government Tamil Higher Primary School is one of the 4 siblings .She has two elder sisters who are studying in 9th std. and 11th std. and one elder brother who is in 10th std. Her father is a cab driver and mother is working as house maid. Ananya’s mother was not keeping well and has been diagnosed with 1st stage cancer. Now her mother is under medication and the family is spending money for the treatment. Against all odds she is very regular to school,doing well in her studies and wants to continue her education. Ananya’s ambition is to become a teacher or lawyer.

We continuously conduct various extracurricular programs and provide food in the school to motivate them to come to school regularly. And hence we do the following:

 • Make a daily protein mix which has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that the growing children need, as most of the children come to school without having breakfast. We have measured the height and weight of all the children this year to assess and analyse the impact of nutritious protein powder. In this year we have started giving them biscuits with the protein mix.

• Distributed morning snacks to the children to encourage them to come to school on every Saturday.

• Celebrated birthdays of the children at the end of each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends, school teachers.

• Well qualified yoga professionals of Sri Krishna Wellness, Yoga and Cultural Centre conduct classes to improve overall health and their concentration power.

• Conduct music classes every Saturday for the students of Class 5 and above. We have selected 7 students through an audition and the class lasts for more than one hour.

• Our regular volunteers’ conduct Elementary English reading, writing and spoken classes for all the children.

• Every November we celebrate Annual day. This year we celebrated our 18th Annual Day with our children. The children and mothers put up a series of variety entertainment programmes. Some of our outstanding students, mothers and volunteers were recognized on this day.

• Organized special winter classes for all the children during winter vacation. We have arranged the transportation to bring the children from their school. Children enjoyed learning new techniques of Maths, drawing classes and Eddytablet (kids learning tablet) classes. We have provided lunch to all the children whoever attended the winter classes.

• Conducted students’ assessments during beginning and end of the academic year to find out their progress.

• Celebrated Christmas at Tamil Government School for the children of both the Government Schools. The volunteers had planned the occasion to the last detail. To celebrate the spirit of the season, fun filled activities had been arranged for the children at both venues. Santa Claus distributed Christmas cake, gifts and goodies. Christmas Carols were sung and the children were showered with candy.

Many thanks for making 2018 memorable for the children. Let’s welcome 2019 to help Ananya and children like her so that we can bring smiles to their faces . Let’s unite to dream big for the underprivileged children and attract their parents by the facilities and amenities of the school and to send the children to school regularly.

 

 

 

 

Drawing competition at the christmas celebration
Drawing competition at the christmas celebration
Eating Cotton candy at the christmas celebration
Eating Cotton candy at the christmas celebration
 
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