This is a story of a boy called Arvind , a student of the Government Tamil Higher Primary School, Murphy Town,Bangalore.
Arvind is studying in 7th standard. He comes from a very poor family, his parents are daily wage labourers. Arvind is the youngest among the four siblings. He is an average student and is not encouraged or supported by his family to get an decent education or even attend school regularly.His parents go to work early in the morning and return late at night His older brothers are working but are not supporting the family financially.The parents are expecting Arvind to work to supplement their meagre income. In spite of all these difficultie,Arvind is determined to attend school regularly and get a basic education.
Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) has adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary School in MurphyTown, Bangalore. After the adoption,we have been working hard to increase the student strength of the school and to raise funds to repair and maintain the existing infrastructure.
These children are first generation literates, so they do not have the motivation to study or to continue their education. We have been providing all the basic academic support and school necessities like books,shoes,stationery to the children of the school. We distribute a healthy porridge every morning and goodies to all the students during special celebrations like Childrens day or Christmas.
We at ACT motivate the students to come to the school regularly by engaging volunteers to spend time with the children regularly.We also have volunteers from different organisations interacting with the children
The original school building is very old built in 1924 and it has been declared as a heritage building.It has many infrastructure issues such as leaking roofs, damp walls and broken floor tiles. Lack of funds is constraining us from doing more work to make this school a happy place for these underprivileged children. We appeal for more funds through Global Giving, so that the poverty stricken parents can send their children to a safe and cheerful place..
Here is a story of a girl called Ashwatha, a student of the Government Tamil Higher Primary School.
She is studying in the 4th standard and is the eldest of three daughters of the family. Her sisters Aishwarya and Anushree are in 3rd and 2nd standard respectively. Ashwatha is good at studies and she helps her sisters in their studies as well. She is from a very poor family where her father is the only bread winner of the family and her mother was not employed. Her father was an alcoholic and abused all the members at home. In spite of the problems at home, Ashwatha started coming to the school around three years ago. She later started bringing her very small sisters to the school just to avoid them being at home. Seeing her commitment to attend school, the teachers decided to employ her mother to work in the school. After a lot of intervention by the teachers, her father has changed his attitude and is proactively assisting their children in their academics
Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) has adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary School in Murphy Town, Bangalore three years ago. After the adoption, we have been working hard to increase the student strength of the school and to raise funds to repair the infrastructure. This year we decided to renew the adoption agreement in July 2016.
These children are first generation literates, so they do not have the right motivation to come to school. We have been providing all the basic necessities to the children of the school. We distribute a healthy porridge every morning and have given sweaters, sandals and kurtas to all the students. We try and motivate the students to come to the school regularly by engaging volunteers to spend time with the children at regular intervals
Since the school building is very old, built in 1924, it has been declared a heritage building and has many infrastructure issues such as leaking roofs, damp walls and broken floor tiles. Lack of funds is constraining us from doing more. 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 hence come back to school.
Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) is a registered NGO that educates and empowers underprivileged children from the urban slums and supports them till they are gainfully employed. ACT is a transparent and efficiently run social organization in Bangalore, working towards the end-to-end needs of the underprivileged children, school education, early childhood development to English training, from proper nutrition good health by giving vaccinations to personality development, from livelihoods training, hobby activities, life skills training to job placements.
During the last quarter September - December we involved the children in a lot of extracurricular activities and hence explored new talents in dancing, singing, acting and also created audio visual reports on the calendar of events of the trust.
Some of the events are listed below: