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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
Jun 29, 2017

Story of Sandhya, an ACT success story

Sandhya studying for herexams
Sandhya studying for herexams

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.

Sandhya  taking part in a marathon
Sandhya taking part in a marathon
Using computers for her project work
Using computers for her project work
Jun 5, 2017

Back to school program

Pradeep
Pradeep

Pradeep isa student of the Government Tamil  Higher Primary School, Murphy Town  studying in 4th standard. He comes from a very poor family, his mother is working as a maid and his father has abandoned the family when Pradeep was 2 years old child. Pradeep is the youngest among  three siblings. His eldest brother has discontinued his studies and his other brother is studying in 5th std in the same school. Pradeep  is a intelligent student in and  is very regular to  school.His mother goes for work early in the morning and returns late at  night . His family is in need of money so Pradeep  works in a shop  during his summer holidays. In spite of all these difficulties ,Pradeep is determined  to  attend school  regularly  and get a basic education.We are committed to all these children and will help them continue their education beyond this  primary school.

 Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) has adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary School in Murphy Town, Bangalore in 2013. After the adoption, we have been working hard to increase the student strength of the school and absorb this children into our trust to finish their basic education These children are first generation literates, so they do not have the motivation to come to school or to continue their education.So we will go to the homes of these children to bring them back to school with the help of the school teachers.We have been providing all the basic academic support and school necessities like books,shoes,stationery to the children of the school. We also arranged school van to pick and drop the children from the  school.We distribute a healthy porridge every alternate  morning and goodies  to all the students during special celebrations like Christmas or Diwali.

The months of April and May are school annual vacations after the final exams which happen during the middle of March. Our staff help the teachers for the smooth conduct of the exams. .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. Six  ACT volunteers and staff go to  the school regularly and help  the students by teaching english,maths and craft. ACT has taken shoe measurements for all the students and will provide shoes along with school bags,stationery and sweaters to each student during the next academic year

ACT sent a proposal to Lodge Tirunalu no. 179 from Bangalore  for the renovation of the  leaking asbestos sheet roofs of the building containing classrooms for the students.They kindly accepted the proposal and completed the renovation of the school building during this time since the children are not in school. When the children return to school after the holidays they will be thrilled to see the new building .It has been newly painted ,cleaned and all the electrical fittings installed.  

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 GlobalGiving, so that the poverty stricken parents can send their children to a safe and happy place.

Renovated classrooms
Renovated classrooms
 
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