Dec 2, 2019

Our First Professional

Congratulating our first professional
Congratulating our first professional

“Our duty is to do more than protect these girls – we should strive to empower them, help them stand on their own feet, holding their head high and holding out their hand to support others around them”, C K Suresh, Director of ATMA Foundation had this vision for his team when the ATMA Gurukulam Girls’ Home was started in 2012.

And it was a success achieved, when Swarna Devi, our senior-most girl at ATMA Gurukulam, cleared the 4 year BSc Nursing programme with flying colours.

Swarna was an average student, who cleared her 10th exams with reasonable grades, and opted for the science stream. Compassionate and helpful by nature, and guided by the career counselling sessions at ATMA Gurukulam, she chose to pursue her interest in nursing. After completing Plus Two, she got admission into the prestigious Govt College of Nursing, Thrissur.

Now, after 4 years of committed and consistent efforts, she has achieved another milestone for herself and for ATMA Gurukulam – she has become the first professional to qualify from ATMA Gurukulam. She is soon to start her one-year internship in the medical college, after which she will be seeking employment as a full-fledged staff nurse.

Ever the dreamer, she has set her eyes upon a lucrative nursing career in the govt sector, and is preparing in full swing for the exams and interviews.

As we share this joy with all our well-wishers and donors, and the GlobalGiving team, we look forward to creating more success stories, brighter futures and happier lives!

Nov 7, 2019

PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN

Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD
Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD

Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Even though we cannot humanly predict them, the least we can do is enhance our preparedness.

One of the greatest impacts of the Kerala Floods of 2018 was the large scale loss to property. The rural population was the worst hit in this regard. The flood compounded their already fragile financial situation. Lack of insurance cover, lack of savings, etc broke the financial backbone of many homes.

To increase the financial preparedness of the rural population to combat disaster, ATMA Foundation has taken up financial literacy campaigns in the aftermath of the flood. The ATMA Digital and Financial Literacy project was launched in August 2019. 10 campaigns have been conducted so far, reaching out to more than 300 people. These sessions educate people on financial planning, various government support schemes, insurance, etc – so that they can financially survive unexpected disasters, and rebuild their lives.

In the coming months, the project will be expanded to reach more people – with special focus on women, children and senior citizens.

ATMA Volunteers continue to engage with the flood-hit people, supporting them in meeting their various small needs, giving them a hand where needed, as they get back to their lives. Our sincere gratitude to every donor on GlobalGiving, for making this great work possible!

Nov 7, 2019

PREPARING FOR THE UNKNOWN

Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD
Session by Smt Deepa S Pillai, AGM, NABARD

Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Even though we cannot humanly predict them, the least we can do is enhance our preparedness.

One of the greatest impacts of the Kerala Floods of 2018 was the large scale loss to property. The rural population was the worst hit in this regard. The flood compounded their already fragile financial situation. Lack of insurance cover, lack of savings, etc broke the financial backbone of many homes.

To increase the financial preparedness of the rural population to combat disaster, ATMA Foundation has taken up financial literacy campaigns in the aftermath of the flood. The ATMA Digital and Financial Literacy project was launched in August 2019. 10 campaigns have been conducted so far, reaching out to more than 300 people. These sessions educate people on financial planning, various government support schemes, insurance, etc – so that they can financially survive unexpected disasters, and rebuild their lives.

In the coming months, the project will be expanded to reach more people – with special focus on women, children and senior citizens.

ATMA Volunteers continue to engage with the flood-hit people, supporting them in meeting their various small needs, giving them a hand where needed, as they get back to their lives. Our sincere gratitude to every donor on GlobalGiving, for making this great work possible!

 
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