May 5, 2017

#Final Update

D in school
D in school

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for extending support to our child D. We raised $400 towards D's living and education-related expenses. Out of $400, $ 180 were spent on her food, $50 on her clothing, $60 on her personal expenses like face powder, soaps etc and $100 on her studies - books and school bag et al. $ 10 were spent on her health.  

We would like to share her story in this report.

D comes from a very poor family which consists of 5 children - 1 boy and 4 girls. The father is a mason who also suffers from Tuberculosis. He keeps ill most of the time and does not go to work and earn enough. D's mother is a Beedi worker and she also suffers from TB. To take care of the family, two girl children stopped studying and started working on farms. 

Seeing D's plight at home, her maternal Uncle brought her to Sphoorti. 

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

D (15) hails from a village called Nellikondi in Mahboobnagar distict. Her mother S is a beedi worker and father P is a mason. Both parents are TB affected. 

D came to Sphoorti in 2007. She was born in Jan 2002.  She has two elder sisters and one elder brother Pr (19 years) who also stays at Sphoorti.  

She recently passed STD X examinations with a GPA of 7.8.  

The Change  

When P joined Sphoorti, her health was in a bad shape. She was from a slum neighborhood. Her behavior and habits were subpar. Years of malnutrition took toll on her health. Her teeth were in a disarray. We took help of local physicians to improve her health. It took us 2 years to bring D to good health. 

After a few years of staying at Sphoorti, D began to mix up well with other inmates. She has also been a consistent dancer in most of our cultural events at and outside Sphoorti. 

D wants to study Commerce and take up a job in Bank when she grows up. She says that she feels very safe and happy to be with her friends and staff members. 

The Conclusion 

D'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 D.

Her good performance in STD X gives us hope that she will do well in her further studies. 

Over the last eleven 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.

Participation in cultural programs
Participation in cultural programs
@school
@school
@ Salarjung Museum
@ Salarjung Museum
May 3, 2017

Final Update

Part of Annual Day celebrations
Part of Annual Day celebrations

Thank you for raising $400 for supporting the living and education expenses of our girl child R. 

The girl came to Sphoorti 4 months ago. 

In recent months, she was suffering from mild Bone Tuberculosis and was coughing incessantly. She was given proper treatment by a Government run Health center. Through she knew she was suffering from TB, R never lost hope and was determined to get back to health and continue to excel in studies. Right now she is almost cured and has gone to meet her relatives during Summer break. 

Your support was instrumental in saving her health. Through your help, we were able to gave her high quality diet.

Through the help of donors like you, we are able to send R to a good English Medium School and arrange tuition classes after school hours. We also seek services of child counselors for occasional interactive sessions with children of her age. R plays Throwball and Kho-kho with interest and is a good team player.

R says that she loves the new campus in Dundigal with spacious rooms, bed to sleep on and vast open space filled with sunlight and breeze.  She wants to complete her studies and then become a teacher so that more Sphoorti children can have good education. She also participated in the Annual Day celebrations of her school this April.

With utmost dedication and responsibility, we have been able to give R a lot of hope and confidence to lead a decent life.  She has a lot of self confidence. We are positive that she will have a secure life like any other child. We are confident that we can save more children like R from indigence and gift them prosperity and happiness.

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

R
R
Apr 24, 2017

Final Update

CK receiving medal
CK receiving medal

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for your support to our efforts to provide health and nutritious food to children of Sphoorti. Through your support to this project, Sphoorti has been able to provide good breakfast to each of our children for the last several months.

As you understand, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If quality breakfast is not provided, the children feel lethargic and tired find it difficult concentrating on classwork and may lead to behaviour difficulties in the school environment. 

A good breakfast not only provides important nutrients, but also helps improve school performance, allowing students to do better in classroom activities and examinations. 

Your generosity has helped our children enhance their academic performance and participation in extra-curricular activities.

Let us share with you, the story of CK who comes from a tiny village in MahboobNagar district.

His father died 8 years ago. His mother works as in a house-keeping company in Hyderabad. CK’s younger brother

As a child, CK went through lot of hardship as he lost his father and his mother was not able to work for a long time. Looking at her plight, the local village Head brought them to Sphoorti in 2010.  He is in STD IX now and one of the most studious.

The Change 

When CK joined Sphoorti, he was poor in English and Telugu and was speaking his native tribal language most of the time. Because of this, he was feeling isolated from the rest of the inmates. His nutrition level was also below par.

With your help, we have been providing good food to children like CK.

One he started attending regular school, his interest in academics and co-curricular activities increased. He has been winning prizes in school every year for the last 4 years.

He scored 9.2 in his recent Annual Examinations. He won the First prize in Science Fair conducted by a local Engineering College.  

With your support, more children like CK can carve out their destinies. And, there are more CKs who need a helping hand.

CK the topper
CK the topper
CK in a play
CK in a play
Award to CK
Award to CK
 
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