SPPD is a NGO, working for the last 19 years, for the quality life of children and women. Our initiatives are focused towards restoring the denied amenities of the disadvantaged. Through the ongoing support of generous donors, we nurture children who are orphaned, abandoned in the warmth of a family, children who are poor and belong to elderly/ailing parents, affected by HIV-AIDS, etc. Our home ensures them with free nutritious food, education, medical services and tuition, support for higher education especially girls, improve their employability skills and enable children affected by HIV to live with hope.
Since inception, SPPD has nurtured around 244 children and made education, health, food & shelter accessible to them. Presently there are 30 children at our home. Our children receive their education from the Government Schools in our locality.
Activities during the quarter
After a week’s vacation our children were back to our home in January. On their return, their height & weight was checked. Their hard work during the half-yearly exams had brought them good results.Children with health problems were treated and taken care of by the Home Care taker. Proper maintenance of the kitchen garden yielded good harvest.
We were happy to host Mr. Peter Lahiff from Language in Group, Ireland to work on the development of the English programme at our home which has its initiation since 2009. During his stay he also provided coaching classes to our children after their school hours.
This quarter R.Priyadarshini and R.Saravanan were awarded the golden star awards for their best performances during the period of time. Pongal festival was celebrated by them. They had lots of fun and excitement and expressed their thankful feelings to the donors who helped them with the celebration.
We hope and expect donors to contribute generously towards this remarkable project and help our children deserve their rightful privilege.
A special word of thanks to Mr.Santhosh Babu, Prasanna Jayaraman, Amrainder Singh, Alison Marsh, Jaisankar Nagari (donors of this quarter) who have contributed generously towards this good cause.
With your help, the best is yet to come!
With warm regards.
“Every donation brings us one step closer to ending up with early school drop outs”
Over the past few years you have invested in our children’s education by way of providing them their school fees and purchase their educational materials.
Children are preparing for their half yearly exams which are to be held in the 3rd week of December followed by their Christmas holidays. We hope and pray all of them will excel in their exams.
When we discuss dropouts, often we tend to work only with the “visible dropouts” from schools because it is easy to reach them. With our experience, SPPD considers the quality of education and finds when youth cannot attain quality education within the existing school system they will fail to continue and usually become unskilled labourers. We term them as “invisible dropouts” from education, not from school and such students should be prioritized in our selection.
Taking all these issues into consideration, SPPD targets students, who are less educated, poor, out of school and unskilled youth and provide them with vocational training / short term courses, help them gain practical work skills, increase their efficiency and enhance their employability.
We have legally registered our Organization under the Govt. Programme - Skill Development Initiative Scheme - Department of Employment and Training (DGET) and skill training in Paramedical have been started with 20 students enrolled to it so far. This will eventually help students in improving their potential productivity which will be an important tool for reducing poverty and in enhancing competitiveness and employability.
A special word of thanks to the donors of this quarter - Ms.Lynette Pittman, Therese Horsfield, Ms.Clare Bassett, Mr.Keshav Jowaheer and Mr.Mohasin Momin.
We have been overwhelmed by your support and we love this bond to continue in the years to come.
“Education is the key to open the doors of a better future for thousands of youth worldwide.”
One of our projects of which we are very proud, is the Educational Material support programme. High school students, who do not possess the financial means to pay for their school fees and purchase their educational materials, get a chance to continue their education.
We are pleased to mention that all the students under this support have moved on to Grade X and this year they will be taking their Board Examinations. We hope and pray all of them will excel in their exams.
An awareness programme on vocational skill training was imparted to the students and their parents. The programme focused on Skills development which is an essential element in improving the employability and potential productivity of the working poor and can be an important tool for reducing poverty and in enhancing competitiveness and employability.
A special word of thanks to Ms.Lynette Pittman, Ms.Patricia Garcia, Therese Horsfield, Mr.Scott Williams, Ms.Deepthi Mani and Mr.Prasanth Govindaraj (donors of this quarter) who have contributed generously towards this good cause.