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
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!
 
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