Sandhya studying in class 2 lost her mother few years back,now lives with her grandmother who works as a janitor who is struggling to take care of her grandchildren. Sandhya’s father is an alcoholic and does not take care of her. Her elder brother is an auto driver. Sandhya is regular in school and her ambition is to become a teacher. Her favourite subject is Tamil. Sandhya is very energetic and participates in various school games. She is very friendly and has lot of friends in school.
We at ACT are continuously run various extracurricular programs in the school to attract and engage more children.
We provide all the children a daily porridge mix which has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that growing children need, most of whom come without having any food to school.
We have qualified professionals who conduct Saturday Yoga and Sunday Karate classes to improve overall health and concentration powers of the children.
We celebrate birthdays of the children at the end of 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 have organized Science Exhibition on National Science Day at the school premises. Our science teacher helped them to conduct various practical experiments. Senior children participated in the event with lot of enthusiasm. Students enjoyed a lot and their performance was appreciated. We distributed snacks after the event.
Our regular volunteers conduct Elementary English writing and reading classes for all the children.
We along with a very deicated group of volunteersfrom a comapany Faurecia particiapted in the sarawati puja celebrations and gave motivational speeches to the parents and children and ended the day by the distribution of goodies to all the students.As final year students will be leaving, we have distributed 1 kg cake to all of them as a graduation gift.
We appeal for more funds through global giving, to help Sandhya and children like her so that the poverty stricken parents and their underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities of the school and come back to school regularly.
Science Exhibition in school
Children enjoying their Saturday snacks.
Distribution of snacks on science exhibition day.
Mar 6, 2018
Two sisters graduate from Ashwini Charitable Trust
By Radhika Arvindam - Trustee
Nithya and Nisha
These two sisters have been a part of ACT for almost 13 years, The elder one Nisha (name changed) 22 years passed out recently and is working in a corporate as an accountant. Her sister Nithya (name changed) 20 years is graduating this year finishing her B com in a reputed college in Bangalore. Despite being born into a family with an unemployed father and a mother who works as maid to meet both ends meet, these two girls have challenged their destiny by graduating with flying colors.Nithya remembers being a shy child who had joined ACT when she was in 3rd class. She started learning English and computers after joining ACT. She realized that learning could be creative as well as fun. She remembers the experiential tours she had, extra curricula activities, the mentoring she had got from ACT. ACT has been supporting not only her education, but has also helped her grow to become the enthusiastic, charming young lady she is today. “Hadn’t I joined ACT, I wouldn’t have been able to complete my graduation”, says Nithya.
Activities at a glance:
Fun filledtrip to Mysore- Every alternate year our children are invited to visit the Infosys Mysore campus for 4 days. This year 31 children, 4 Mothers and 3 staff members not only stayed there but were also taken around the campus and were provided first class meals.
Visit to Metro Art Centre- Children were taken to the Metro Art Centre to see some experiments. There were experiments on light pollution. There were other informative shows as well.
Xmas celebration- Christmas was celebrated with the presence of Santa Claus. The kids were so excited to see the shower of snow and candies.
Annual mother’s day- We conducted Annual sports day for the mothers. It included all their favorite games. Some of them were Running Race, Relay, Musical Chair, Tug of War and Lemon and Spoon. Our Mothers enjoyed being a part of the sports day
ACT educational tour- The one day tour to Museum, Planetarium and Cubbon Park opened up avenues for experiential learning for the students of ACT Ashwini Charitable Trust extends its hands to educate, support and empower 360 children from 300 families thus helping each child break the cycle of poverty andraise their quality of life thereby transforming their dreams to realities
Mothers sports meet
Mysore Infosys campus trip
Feb 26, 2018
Helping the government school children
By Radhika Arvindam - Trustee
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.