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Feb 24, 2017

Feb 2017 Update

Good food for Girls
Good food for Girls
Dear friends,
Thank you very much for your support to the Project "Emancipation of the Girl Child Through Education" Project over the last 2 years. 
Our precious girl children are doing good, have been busy lately with studies - preparing for their Annual examinations.\ which start in 2 weeks from now. 
This year Sphoorti has been supporting 98 girls and 109 boys. Children between 5 and 15 are in our new Sphoorti campus. They go to Government run Primary School (Sri Rangavaram Village) and Secondary School (Gowdavally village) in Medchal district. More than 20 girls are in different residential colleges in Hyderabad. 8 children are in Degree College and one is in Engineering College pursuing Aeronautical Engg. One student completed her Polytechnic and is appearing for admission test into Engineering.
 
10 girls will appear for STD X Board examinations in March. 15 children will appear for Intermediate examinations.  
In the recent Annual Day celebrations, our children received 63 prizes
More than 10 students stood among the toppers in their respective classes in the Half Yearly examinations. 
Since November 2016, our children participated in various events like New Year celebrationsRepublic Day celebrations and Science Fair in Krushi Home
Our Campus construction work is almost coming to an end.  We recently got sponsors for Library, Computer Lab, Sickroom and Kitchen. 
During June-July, we are planning to add another 40 girl children to our Campus and slowly convert the current campus into Girls-only campus.  
 
Please check a recent interview on Sphoorti - http://www.voxspace.in/2017/02/06/sphoorti-foundation-hyd/
We hope you will continue to shower your blessings on our children.
Happy and Healthy Girls
Happy and Healthy Girls
Health camp for Girls
Health camp for Girls
Girls giving dance performances
Girls giving dance performances
Girls Going Green
Girls Going Green
Feb 3, 2017

Update 1

Girls studying
Girls studying

Dear friends,

Thank you for supporting education of our children - girls in particular. Through this project, we are able to support education of 10 girls most of whom are going to appear for their STD X examinations this March.

We take this opportunity to present the case of a poor girl whose life saw a big change because of your generosity.

The situation

This case study is about Sw who has become one of the most affable children at Sphoorti while she was once in a deeply traumatic condition.

A harsh childhood filled with poverty and sickness can make any child give up on life and turn cynical.

Sw is such example of a child with hardships right in the beginning of life. Her story is of courage, determination and the will to do well in life.  She is an inspiration for privileged children who take a lot of things for granted in their lives.

Background of the child

Sw (15) spent most of her childhood in a poor family in Mumbai. Her father died of AIDS in 2012 and her mother is HIV + mother. Before Swarna came to Sphoorti, she was not able to speak the vernacular at all.

Sw is in STD X now and is doing well in her studies. 

The Change 

When Sw joined Sphoorti, she had a serious skin ailment on her scalp. After consulting a Dermatologist, her condition ameliorated. We had to tonsure her head and continue the treatment. She was also worried about the health of her mother knowing that a HIV + person has health issues all the time.

We took the help of staff members and a local counselor to deal with her stress, and behavior. After she joined school, she began to show interest in studies as well as arts and sports.

Swarna continues to study well in a local Junior College and wishes to complete BCom and MBA in future. One day, she wants to be successful and help children in need and distress.

Busy with studies
Busy with studies
Sw
Sw
Jan 23, 2017

Update New1

Shoes
Shoes

Dear friends,


Thank you very much for your support to our initiative to provide school shoes to all our children. 

Through this initiative and additional efforts, we have been able to distribute school shoes to more than 300 children since August 2016.

Most children who received shoes belong to very poor families. They never wore any kind of slippers in their lives earlier. A pair of shoes are a necessity for a middle class family, but for the poor, it is a luxury.

It was the first time in the history of the local Government School that the school children are wearing complete uniform right from their clothes to their shoes. The environment there has become more lively and vibrant. The children became more confident and well-mannered. 

To give you an example, let us take the example of a boy NAD who hails from a very poor family in the local hamlet. 

He hardly wore slippers and shoes were the first footwear he ever wore. He is 12 years old. All his life, he roamed around barefoot.  

NAD's father died of a road accident when NAD was 5 years old. His single mother found it very difficult to raise him and his 2 other siblings. She was working as a scavenger in a local school. As survival was an issue, she was not able to provide properly for the children. As the Government schools provide midday meal, she thought that the child would be fed at least once if he attends school. Such is the financial situation of NAD.  

After the children in the school were given shoes by Sphoorti through efforts of friends like you, NAD began to take school and classes more seriously. His attitude changed a lot after he was provided uniforms and shoes. Going forward, we are planning to provide belt and tie to all the kids in the school. 

NAD and his classmates now realize that they are as much an important part of society as any other child.. 

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.

 

 
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