Nov 29, 2017

Help Sandhya break the cycle of poverty

Sandhya at school
Sandhya at school

Sandhya a student of the Tamil Government Higher Primary school who is from a poor family and parents face financial crisis at the end of every month when they do not have money to even eat. Sandhya is studying in 7th standard now having taken a break of 4 years .Her parents had decided to separate due to contstant fighting at home .She had to discontinue her education and go to work sincethe  family was in severedebt with her father abandoning them .Nowafter 4 years her father has reunited with the family, so Sandhya decided to continue her education and approached school to give her admision in school.

We at Ashwini Charitable Trust have adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary school in Murphy Town to get more children back to their school and as part of this endeavor we are continuously doing renovations to help the children come to a clean safe environment to study.We also run many programs in the school.

  • Our volunteer based teaching programs include Science Experiments taught by a science teacher,English Reading and Comprehension by a retired teacher who volunteers every day, Volunteers teech each and every child Spoken English since the children are in a vernacular medium school.
  • Birthdays of the children were celebrated each month. The children cut a huge cake and eat it with their friends in school along with potato chips.
  • In order to improve the Saturday attendance in school we are motivating the children with exciting newsnacks every week.This has worked well andtheattendence has drastically improved in the last few saturdays.
  • We are having regular Yoga classes taken by trained and qualified teachers so that it will help the overall health and concentraion powers of the children

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

Yoga is good exercise!
Yoga is good exercise!
Good food and no uniforms on Children
Good food and no uniforms on Children's Day!
Sep 18, 2017

School year 2017 starts with a bang

Ramkumar (name changed) gets his Karate Black Belt
Ramkumar (name changed) gets his Karate Black Belt

School started on June 1st for the academic year 2017-18. Ashwini Charitable Trust(ACT) sponsors the education of about 150 children from the urban slums of the Ulsoor area in Bangalore.

This is Ram Kumar(name changed) ,a student of ACT studying 1st year degree( Commerce) staying in Kalahalli Government quarters. He is growing in every aspect of life through this five year journey with ACT. He used to be shy and had trouble mingling with others. After joining ACT he has got the courage and confidence to communicate with people. His father is a ward boy and mother a maid but he is keen to change their lives by studying hard and getting a good job. He wants to learn new skills every day and apply whatever he has learnt. He has learnt to organize events, use his computer skills to make AV’s, update the data base ,mentor smaller children, make paper bags, he is a black belt in karate and  his confidence is growing day by day all thanks to his mentors and volunteers in ACT.

  • ACT provides each child with all the school essentials like Note and Text books, Uniforms, Stationery, School Bags, Sweat shirts, Black and Canvas shoes, black and white socks in the new academic year
  • We assessed all the new children for this academic year. We went through Pre-Term Assessment for English Reading Skill, in order to allot the children to various levels of our English Skills Program.
  • Our volunteer based teaching programs which include corporate, individual and group volunteers has also started. We provide after-school academic teaching, English and Math Skill classes. The children have a different session of life skill classes every month.
  • Birthdays of the children were celebrated each month. The children cut a huge 8 kg cake and they were gifted a 1 kg cake to take home and celebrate with their families
  • ACT organized a dental camp to make sure our children’s teeth are protected and free from cavities.We also provided the children with treatments to prevent further problems.
  • 60 Students from a reputed Institute of Management Studies volunteered their time for 10 days and worked hard to help take inventory,clean up our office space and surroundings, taught and interacted with our children, did some fundraising andspoke to people about the Trust and its work.

 

 

 

Children  with their school requirements
Children with their school requirements
Jaya(name changed) mentors her juniors
Jaya(name changed) mentors her juniors
Anushree(name changed undergoing dental assessment
Anushree(name changed undergoing dental assessment
It is our birthday!
It is our birthday!
Sep 5, 2017

Give Aishwarya hope to see a bright future!

Aishwarya loves to pose
Aishwarya loves to pose

Aishwarya started coming to the school along with her elder sister when she was 3 years old to escape physical abuse from her father. She is  now in the 4th standard and she is the second in the family of three girls . Aishwarya  is good at studies and she helps her younger sister as well. She is from a very poor family and often they do not have enough food to eat. She is very regular to school and so the teachers decided to employ her mother who takes the leftover food from the school midday meal scheme for her children to eat at  night.

These children like Aishwarya are first generation learners, so they do not have the inclination or feel the need  to come to school. The staff and volunteers of  Ashwini Charitable Trust(ACT)  work hard to motivate the students to come to the school regularly.

  • We give the children school essentials like books and stationery, 2 pairs of school shoes and socks, sweaters and school bags.
  • Every day we have at least 3 to 4 dedicated volunteers from India and abroad spend time with the children to help them with English speaking, reading and writing skills using a tablet and  story books , teach Basic computer skills and conduct Science experiments
  • 60 Volunteers from a reputed Management College spent 3 days, 20 hours each by interacting with the children one child with one volunteer, conducting English, Mathematics, drawing and painting fun activities for them. They also organized  a exciting sports day with many races for all the children and later distributed medals to the top three winners.
  • Volunteers from the Sri Krishna Wellness Centre taught Yoga to all the students and teachers on World Yoga Day, 21st of June.
  • Since most children are not fortunate to celebrate their birthdays at home, we started celebrating them once every month at the end of the month. The ones whose birthdays fall in that particular month get on stage, cut the cake and blow out candles in front of the whole school singing for them.  
Running the 50 m dash with joy
Running the 50 m dash with joy
We love our new school bags
We love our new school bags
My birthday celebrations
My birthday celebrations
Chloe from France teaches the children
Chloe from France teaches the children
 
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