Jeevan started his journey with ACT at the age of 9. He has been promoted to 5th standard and he has been actively taking part in the entire academic as well as the co-curricular activities at ACT. Jeevan belongs to a family of five members who live in a one room house in a slum in Ulsoor which they can barely afford. His father is an auto driver who works with ACT to help with transportation of the children. His mother has to stay at home to take care of his 8 year old sister who was born with mental retardation. He has got an elder brother who studies in 8th standard. The family struggles to live in a single room where they have to cook and sleep as well. They feel that Jeevan has transformed a lot after joining ACT. When everything else adds disappointment and when hope fades at the sight of their disabled daughter, the parents really believe that ACT has helped them to have faith and enabled them to derive happiness from seeing Jeevan doing well.
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Sandhya studying in class 2 lost her mother few years back,now lives with her grandmother who works as a janitor who is struggling to take care of her grandchildren. Sandhya’s father is an alcoholic and does not take care of her. Her elder brother is an auto driver. Sandhya is regular in school and her ambition is to become a teacher. Her favourite subject is Tamil. Sandhya is very energetic and participates in various school games. She is very friendly and has lot of friends in school.
We at ACT are continuously run various extracurricular programs in the school to attract and engage more children.
We appeal for more funds through global giving, to help Sandhya 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.
These two sisters have been a part of ACT for almost 13 years, The elder one Nisha (name changed) 22 years passed out recently and is working in a corporate as an accountant. Her sister Nithya (name changed) 20 years is graduating this year finishing her B com in a reputed college in Bangalore. Despite being born into a family with an unemployed father and a mother who works as maid to meet both ends meet, these two girls have challenged their destiny by graduating with flying colors.Nithya remembers being a shy child who had joined ACT when she was in 3rd class. She started learning English and computers after joining ACT. She realized that learning could be creative as well as fun. She remembers the experiential tours she had, extra curricula activities, the mentoring she had got from ACT. ACT has been supporting not only her education, but has also helped her grow to become the enthusiastic, charming young lady she is today. “Hadn’t I joined ACT, I wouldn’t have been able to complete my graduation”, says Nithya.