Mar 6, 2018

Two sisters graduate from Ashwini Charitable Trust

Nithya and Nisha
Nithya and Nisha

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.

Activities at a glance:

  • Fun filledtrip to Mysore- Every alternate year our children are invited to visit the Infosys Mysore campus for 4 days. This year 31 children, 4 Mothers and 3 staff members not only stayed there but were also taken around the campus and were provided first class meals. 
  • Visit to Metro Art Centre- Children were taken to the Metro Art Centre to see some experiments. There were experiments on light pollution. There were other informative shows as well.
  • Xmas celebration- Christmas was celebrated with the presence of Santa Claus. The kids were so excited to see the shower of snow and candies.
  • Annual mother’s day- We conducted Annual sports day for the mothers. It included all their favorite games. Some of them were Running Race, Relay, Musical Chair, Tug of War and Lemon and Spoon. Our Mothers enjoyed being a part of the  sports day
  • ACT educational tour- The one day tour to Museum, Planetarium and Cubbon Park opened up avenues for experiential learning for the students of ACT                                                                                                 Ashwini Charitable Trust extends its hands to educate, support and empower 360 children from 300 families thus helping each child break the cycle of poverty andraise their quality of life thereby transforming their dreams to realities
Mothers sports meet
Mothers sports meet
Museum Trip
Museum Trip
Xmas celebrations
Xmas celebrations
Mysore Infosys campus trip
Mysore Infosys campus trip
Feb 26, 2018

Helping the government school children

Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar

Vijay wants to join Police force

 Vijay Kumar (name changed)is a 7th standard student of the Tamil Government Higher Primary school who stays in his relatives house His father expired in January 2015 due to paralysis. Vinay has one elder sister who is staying in her grandmother’s house and studying there. Vinay’s younger brother stays with his mother in Chennai. His mother got his father’s job and works as a cleaning staff in office to raise the kids. Vinay wants to join the police force and break the cycle of poverty for his family. Vinay is not a meritorious student but he is very regular in the school and very active in various activities. He has a caring heart for his friends and extends his helping hand to his friends. He has stammering problem and unable to speak properly due to this. As he is staying away from his family so sometimes he feel lonely and wants to meet her mother and tries to visit  his mother frequently.

We Ashwini Charitable Trust working hard to nurture the habit of reading to the first generation learners of the Government Tamil Higher Primary school in Murphy Town. We want to increase the number of students every year and as part of this endeavor we run various extracurricular activities in the school and continuously motivating and engaging students for the same.

  • We provide daily porridge mix to all the children that has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that growing children need,most of whom come without having any food to school.
  • We gifted chocolates to all the students at thestart ofthe new year 2018..
  • We distributed tiffin boxes to all the children and school teachers.
  • We conducted students’ assessments during beginning and end of the academic year to find out their progress. Two French volunteers done Mathematic and English assessment this time.
  • We have qualified professionals who conduct Saturday Yoga and Sunday Karate classes .
  • We celebrate birthdays of the children at the end of each month each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends and eat it in school along with potato chips.
  • We provide saturday morning snacks to the children to encourage them to come to school even on saturday which is a half day. 
  • We are teaching sciencethrough practical experiments and making science fun for the children.
  • Our regular volunteers conduct Elementary english writing and reading classes for all the children.
We love the chocolates
We love the chocolates
The tiffin box distribution
The tiffin box distribution
Dec 6, 2017

Our dedicated volunteers help our children

Our volunteer team
Our volunteer team

Ashwini Charitable Trust is a voluntary organization.A volunteer is a stranger , they are unsure how they will be able to empower children .Then they meet the children and the magic begins and they come back for more classes. They teach academics, dance, art, crafts and they make it a point to thank us for the opportunity they have got to serve the children.We currently support 350 children Besides academic support, the children also receive Computer training, Hobby Classes, Employability Skills training, and Life Skills training.The children’s journey comes to a climax when they graduate and enter mainstream society In the past year 839 volunteers clocked in 31,000 hours at our 4 centers thus enabling us to to keep our Administrative costs less than 11% thanks only to our dedicated volunteers.

The Annual Day which took place on 19th November 2017,is a special occasion which brings together the children, their families, the volunteers who work with them, the sponsors and donors on a single platform. The Annual Day gives us an excellent opportunity to thank all those people who have supported our children’s education and all the other activities we conduct for them.This year it was a grand succeess.We felicitated the children,volunteers and mothers of the children.

Ayudha Puja on the ninth day of Navaratri celebrations  we had grand celebrations with pooja to the vehicles, books,computers etc in the Trust
We had Gifts distribution during Daan Utsav during Diwali by the staff of a Five star Hotel who sponsored gifts for all the new children of the Trust this academic year. Each one of our students wrote out their dream gift and the angels from the Hotel fulfilled every child’s wish. A volunteer.distributed goodies for Diwali and gave each child a box of sweets and a some savories.ACT celebrated Diwali in an eco friendly manner.We do not  burst crackers, instead we distribute sweets, savoury,  biscuits, stationery and a tube of tooth paste to every child.

Annual Drawing Competition organised at the Tagore Cultural Centre, by The Ladies Wing of the Bengalee Association
35 children from classes 5 to 10 participated in the painting competition held annually at the Bengalee Association. 2 of our participants won prizes.

In ACT we follow thw WHO model where we involve all the members of the community like the mothers of our children..As part of the Mothers Empowerment Programme, ACT organized a team building event for the mothers. For the first time, 18 mothers went to a popular restaurant to have a delicious meal. The mothers loved the outing.Our French volunteers  from a trust based In Paris conducted various activities to help the mothers to be a team.They learnt a dance and performed on Annual day.

 

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Volunteers giving gifts during Diwali
Volunteers giving gifts during Diwali
Mothers performing with great joy on annual day
Mothers performing with great joy on annual day
Children performing on Annual day
Children performing on Annual day
A volunteer teaching the children
A volunteer teaching the children
 
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