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 TrustWe 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.
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.
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.
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.