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.

 

Jan 17, 2017

Final Update

Arun
Arun

Dear friends,

Thank you for supporting our initiative to provide a safe and secure childhood to Sphoorti. Through your support, we are able to provide for snacks to more than 150 children for about three weeks. Because of this, we were able to attract more support to our evening snacks program. In a way, the impact of this Global Giving campaign is beyond the donations generated.

We present to you an instance which demonstrates how far your support has helped our children. 

A is a 15 year old boy. He is studying in STD X in Government High School, Gowdavally. 

He comes from a tiny village in Guntur district. He lost his mother when he was 5 years old. After his father remarried, the step-mother used to abuse him beyond imagination. Looking at his plight and his father's indifference, he was sent to Sphoorti in 2011. 

When he joined Sphoorti, his health condition was bad. He was suffering from vitamin deficiency and no knowledge of English language. 

After we started taking care of his health and other aspects, he responded well and has been taking keen interest in studies and non-academic activities. 

Today, he is studying in STD X and is preparing for his Final examinations due in March 2017. 

He is determined to get at least 9 / 10 GPA in his examinations. To this end, he is putting in extra hours and efforts each single day, including Sundays. We have been taking good care of his health so that he remains focussed.

Here comes the role of your support to our campaign. For the last couple of weeks, we have been giving A and his friends milk and biscuits every evening. On Sundays, we are giving them a health drink. We are also making sure they are sufficiently hydrated all the time.

You may not realize the extent of impact your generosity creates on lives of children like A. We are privileged to receive patronage from people like you who are from the other side of the world.

Thank you for sending love from your land. It keeps our hopes alive.  

health drink
health drink
Dec 26, 2016

Update Dec 2016

plantation1
plantation1

Thank you friends for your support to our children. Sphoorti now provides comprehensive support to more than 200 children and education support for another 150 children.

We shifted our children to a new campus six months ago and since then, we have been trying our best to provide safe and secure childhood to our kids.

We conducted a Robotics class, Personality Development session as well Legal Awareness Programs for our children in the new campus. We conducted a Pediatric Health Checkup - general, eye and dental for the children

We have recently provided for bunk beds for all our children. For the first time since Sphoorti was established, our children are sleeping on a mattress and bed.

Our children celebrated festivals like Rakshabandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali with the usual fervor.

Construction in the top floor has reached final stages of completion. Because of disturbances from local village politicians, there was a temporary delay for three months. After all the rooms are completed, we will have a functional library, a computer lab and a medical room.

The hostel block has been partitioned into separate spaces for boys and girls. There is ample space for children to play in the open. We have planted about 60 saplings along the compound wall.

We are also planning to set up a Reverse Osmosis facility for safer drinking water.

In the next two years, Sphoorti will set up an exclusive campus for boys in a different location.

This year too, Sphoorti has received recognition as Top Rated Nonprofit by Greatnonprofits.org

robotics
robotics
social skills workshop
social skills workshop
medical camp
medical camp
legal
legal
 
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