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.
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 are sending a project appeal to each of you to contribute a small amount of your income to make a difference in a child's life.More than half of the children in India do not get the opportunity to go to school and fulfil their dreams. Your small contribution can help children get a basic education,
Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) is a 16 year old registered NGO, based in Bangalore, India, with a mission of educating and empowering underprivileged children and supporting them until they are gainfully employed. Summer vacations are over and the children are back to school .Now they can reconnect with old friends and they get new books, pencils, bags, uniforms,sweaters.shoes and bags A new school year means one step closer in reaching their goal of a basic education.
This is a story of one of the ACT children
Sandhya has been with ACT for eight years now. After her family moved to Bangalore from rural Tamil Nadu in 2005, her mother found work as a housemaid, while her father was employed as a construction labourer. She began as a student in 2009, when her parents found it difficult to pay her school fees. Despite having to deal with her father’s alcoholism, and the physical abuse directed towards her mother, Sandhya successfully graduated secondary school. She credits ACT as being a part of this achievement, as the organization supported her throughout her education, providing her with food, resources and tuition. Though, as she says, she was always studious by her own accord.Now studying Commerce, she currently volunteers at the Trust herself, teaching English and Math to the children. She says it’s a hobby more than anything, as she’d rather teach than sit at home. When asked of the future, she said she’s prioritized focusing on her studies.
Please help us make her dream and dreams of more children a reality by contributing toward the education of a child on July 12th . GG rewards Bonus Day will be from 9:00 EDT to 23:59 EDT on Wednesday, July 12th! On this day, GlobalGiving will have $110,000 in matching funds. Superstar organizations like Ashwini Charitable Trust will be matched at 50%of your donations. In addition to matching funds, there will be many additional prizes up for grabs on this day! Please donate on July 12th and so we can get the matching donations.