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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.

Oct 2, 2016

Campus Project update - Oct 2016

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plantation1

Thank you so much for supporting our Campus Project at Dundigal.

As reported earlier, we completed the Ground Floor of the Block 1 and moved in all the children in the last week of June. 

Since then, there have been efforsts to m ake improvements to various aspects of the campus. 

We completed planting of 80 saplings in the campus. Within the next two years, we will have a lot of greenery in our Home.

 

In addition, to make sure our children have sound sleep, we have arranged for beds for all our children. From now on, our children will sleep on proper beds and mattresses. We have been able to get funding for 40 beds and 80 mattresses so far. We hope to reach our goal of 80 beds and 160 mattresses very soon. 

In the next two months, we will complete the First Floor of the block and then start preparing for either Canteen or Block 2. In between, we also need to lay a road and also take care of landscaping.

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Sep 14, 2016

Update #September 2016

M - smiles 24 x 7
M - smiles 24 x 7

Dear friends, thank you very much for being supportive of our girl children for the last several months.

We take this reporting opportunity to showcase the impact of your generosity on one of our children's lives.

This story is about a girl M who is in her STD X now (15 years) who has become one of the most affable children at Sphoorti while she was once in a deeply traumatic condition. She is incidentally the first child to enter Sphoorti. 

Childhood can be very harsh if a child is born in abject poverty and parents always quarrel and as a result, the mother commits suicide and father just leaves for good. M 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 in whatever situation one is placed in. She is an inspiration for privileged children who take a lot of things for granted in their lives.

 

Background of the child

M (15) hails from a neighborhood called Ashoknagar in Ranga Reddy distict. Her mother Yashodha committed suicide because of marital discord and passed away in 2005. Her father Ravi deserted the family since then.

Before M came to Sphoorti, she and her siblings were being taken care of her grandparents. Her grandmother sells flowers and grandfather is a mason.

M came to Sphoorti in 2006. She was born in June 2001.  She has a younger brother S1 (13 years) who also stays at Sphoorti. Her elder sister S2 is mildly retarded and stays at home.  

 

The Change   

When M joined Sphoorti, her mental condition was in disarray over the demise of her mother. She had vivid images of her mother’s suffering and death. For a long time, she was not able to come out of that shock. As she was from a slum neighborhood, her behavior and habits were subpar.

We took the help of staff members and a local counselor to deal with her stress, trauma and behavior. After she joined school, she began to show interest in studies as well as arts and sports. She is now a popular singer at Sphoorti and each of our visitors recognize her very well.  

M wants to stay at Sphoorti until she finishes her graduation. She says that she feels very safe and happy to be with her friends and staff members. One day she wants to become a software engineer and support Sphoorti children.

 

The Conclusion

M's story is one of grit and courage and love for life. Sphoorti feels privileged to have helped her find her purpose in life. The staff members have to be particularly commended for their commitment and hard work in dealing with children like M.

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. 

Through your support, we can help more children like Madhuri to become able citizens of India. 

M - 5 years ago
M - 5 years ago

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