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Oct 27, 2016

Update 2

A with new shoes
A with new shoes

Your support to our camapign for providing shoes to Sphoorti. A simple act of giving a pair of shoes to a child who never wore footwear all his/her life makes a world of difference.

To give you an example, let us take the example of a boy A who hails from a very poor family in a village outside Hyderabad. 

He never wore a pair of shoes until recently when he was gifted a pair of shoes by Sphoorti Foundation through your support. 

A's mother passed away when he was very young. His father was illiterate and worked as an unskilled worker in a local construction firm. His innocence was manipulated by all his employers and he gave up on any progress in his life. In desperation, he sent A to one of his distant relatives. Through some of our volunteers, A was sent to Sphoorti last year. 

Recently, he was gifted a pair of shoes. It has vastly improved his confidence. He now realizes that he is cared for and is an important part of society. 

Sphoorti is your platform to change lives of more children like A through simple acts like donating a pair of clothes, a pair of shoes, a school bag or even a couple of notebooks. Help us build future for our world.

Oct 17, 2016

Report #1

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plantation12

Since 2009, Sphoorti Foundation has been providing shelter and support to orphan and destitute children. CUrrently, we are supporting 205 children in our premises and other residential colleges. In addition, we are also running a sponsorship program for children who are poor but stay with parents.

Sphoorti has received $100 through this project. 

As per our mandate, we have been providing basic amenities – good quality food, education, clothing and shelter. We also conducted general health camps in collaboration with local hospitals and health workers.

 a) Distribution of Clothes – Sphoorti provided two pairs of plain clothes to each child in the recent months – in October and March in addition to uniforms and other requirements. We provided a set of the following in the last year to about 200 children:

i) Civil Dresses (2 sets)

ii) Bed sheets (1)

iii) Uniforms (2 sets) and Shoes (2 sets)

iv) Sweater (1) and woolen blanket (1)

b) Beds and Mattresses 

We have provided 40 beds and 80 mattresses so far and we plan to add another 40 beds and 80 mattresses in the next few weeks. 

c) Plantation in the campus

Our children and voluteers planted 70+ saplings in our premises in the last one month. Children have been given responsibility for taking care of plants assigned to them. 

Your support has been changing lives of many children in ways more than you can imagine. We present a short story of such change. 

R's life - A Ray of Hope

*The situation

This case study is about R who grew from a very diffident girl into a confident student.
A childhood bereft of parental care and love is a menace to the child and to the society. Our child R is such an example who saw sorrow and trauma from closed quarters.  

R (11) hails from a village in Northern Telangana. Her father deserted her family when she was born. After leading a life full of hardship, her mother began to live with a neighbor who promised to marry her. After 4 months of live-in relationship, one fine day he ran away with the woman's money and jewellery. Till date, he has not come back. 

It was then that R was brought to Sphoorti.  

When R joined Sphoorti, she was suffering from T.Capitis on her scalp and scabies on her skin. and her nutrition levels were very abysmal. She comes from a dismembered family which left some deep scars in her psyche. 

It took us about six months to help her deal with all her physical, mental and emotional health issues. We took the help of staff members, school teacher and some volunteers to deal to sort them out.
R wants to study engineering in future. She feels very comfortable and safe staying with Sphoorti inmates. She is slowly learning to speak in English.

R's story is that of transformation of an impoverished illiterate child to a confident school going child. The staff members have to be particularly commended for their commitment and hard work in dealing with children like R. Over the last seven years, the collaboration of our donors, well-wishers and other stake-holders has helped us provide a safe and secure childhood with facilities on par with those of a middle class family. 

There are several such stories at Sphoorti and through your support, we can create more success stories and gift able citizens to the nation.

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medical camp
shoes distribution
shoes distribution
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food
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beds
R
R
Oct 2, 2016

Final Update

Happy Navya
Happy Navya

Thank you for raising $350 for supporting the living and education expenses of our girl child N. 

The girl came to Sphoorti 2 months ago. Her health status was in a disarray as the mother was not able to take care of the child.

Our efforts in the first month were focused on N's physical and mental health. She was suffering from Tenia Capitis on her scalp and was not able to adjust to the new environment. She was given proper treatment by a dermatologist and we sought the help of trained counselors to deal with her emotional issues. Today, when the school breaks for Dasara holidays, we sent her to stay with her relatives for 4 days so that she does not feel lonely. We gave her high quality diet to regain health quickly.

Through the help of donors like you, we are able to send Jyothi to a good English Medium Private School and arrange tuition classes after school hours. We also seek services of child counselors for occasional interactive sessions with children of her age. As she has made good friends with other children, N plays Kho-Kho and Frisbee with a lot of interest.

N says that she would love to stay at Sphoorti forever. She wants to complete her studies and then become a teacher so that more Sphoorti children can have good education.

With utmost dedication and responsibility, we have been able to give N a lot of hope and confidence to lead a decent life. Though she is just in STD VI, she has so much self confidence that we are reasonably sure of her leading a secure life like any other child. We are confident that we can save more children like N from indigence to prosperity and happiness.

We will return next academic year to seek N's support. Thanks again.

 
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