We wholeheartedly thank all of you for your wonderful support!
SPPD is glad to declare that with the support of GlobalGiving, we have successfully completed a year in this project.
Initially, the students enrolled in this support were deprived of their basic educational requirements due to the poor family background. Their inability to pay their tuition and fees, purchase of books and other materials would have lead them harshly to be dropouts at a very early age.
After genuine verification, 50 students were enrolled under the project. With the much expected support at their reach, they were able to continue their studies and improve their concentration in studies. Almost all of them have successfully cleared their exams and at present they are in the IX Grade. Congratulations to all these students who have shown great achievement despite their poor status.
We strongly hope that your support would continue in the days to come as well. Your care and support for the children will go a long way not in just providing the much needed education but also in reinforcing their faith that they are not alone and the society cares for them.
We will come up with more updates on the project and the beneficiaries soon.
Name : M.Jeeva
Grade : Std.VIII
School : Saraswathi Vidya Sala Mania Middle School
Jeeva’s father with the partnership of three others, were employed with charcoal business. But it earned him a minimum salary, which was insufficient to feed and educate his children. During his free time he used to work in the farm. His mother is a housewife. She was deprived of her basic needs. She and her brother used to receive old clothes from the school officials. In spite of their poor situation, the children were always neat & clean and Jeeva was very interested in studies. Her interest in studies had marked our interest in supporting her.
Let us take this great opportunity of thanking Ms.Julie Kheffache, Mr.Shankaranand Hariharan, Mr.Ranjith Ranganathan, Ms.Clare Bassett, Ms.Swarna Muruganand and others who had contributed generously towards a good cause.
As you reflect on what you are grateful for in your own life, please know how grateful we are for your support, love, and care to our children. We'd like you to know that your thoughtfulness is truly making a difference in the lives of so many.
Your charitable donation has allowed us to purchase the much-needed supplies that will directly benefit our children in this program – Uniforms, Innerwear, Footwear, Note books , Stationeries like pens, pencils, erasers, scale, geometry box , toiletries like bathing and washing soap, coconut oil.
We are pleased to share one of the beneficiary story benefited by the project
Name : U.Padmavathy
Class : Std.VIII
Age : 13 years
U.Padmavathy is studying Grade VIII in Govt. Adi dravidhar High School, Kannanur. Her parents are working as coolies for daily wages in Mysore. She has two brothers and a sister. Her brothers and sister are staying with their parents at Mysore. Only Padmavathy is staying with her grandparents.
They live in a hut house. Her grandparents are also working as coolies and their income is sufficient only for the food expenses of the family. They are unable to get her basic school requirements.
Padmavathy is a very clever girl and she is the class topper. Considering her family situation, she was enrolled in the ESC. She respects her teachers at school and in the center. She is always regular to the classes.
As she was excelling in studies we wanted her to continue it with much ease and hence we considered to enrol her in the project & she was given all her denied basic requirements. Now she is able to go to school without any complexity in her mind.
Dear friends on GlobalGiving,
We take this wonderful opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support in this project (Educating for 50 poor rural children in India). Your kindness and generosity has enabled to reach out to the students who are in need of our help. We have made remarkable strides in improving the educational status of the students in our project area.
Your contribution to our project through GlobalGiving has a huge impact on the educational support for the rural children of our locality at large. We see this as a new beginning and believe more progress is possible which upshots a future full of promise and hope.
In the past few years we have focused on improving the lives of children in our community, especially in providing educational opportunities and reducing the rising drop outs.
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Name : R.Selvaraj
Class : Std.VIII
Age : 13 years
Mother’s Name` : R.Thamarai
Father’s Name : M.Rengan
Address : Malaiyandipatti
School : Saraswathi Vidhya Sala Mania Middle
Selvaraj’s father is a tractor driver. With the few earnings he had he used to take care of the family. On 13th June 2004, he met with a severe accident on his way to purchase wheat and by the time they could reach the Govt. Hospital at Kulithalai he expired. After his demise Selvaraj’s mother had to take up the entire responsibility of managing the family. Though they had relations, none of them supported his family. Selvaraj’s grandparents were too old to go for any job. They live in a hut house. His mother’s income was sufficient only to feed the entire family. She was unable to get her children the basic materials required for school. Three meals a day was uncertain for them. Only during festive seasons, they were given non-vegetarian food. To provide this also she had to borrow from her neighbours. They used to get new clothes only during festive season and this was not assured always.
Student’s opinion:- I’m very happy and excited to go to school. The determination of scoring good marks in my exams and study well has deep rooted in my mind. All my educational materials as well as toiletry material I receive with the help of SPPD. Before my enrolment in SPPD, I never used to get all these items in my house because we were in a very poor situation. I used to wear torn uniform and go to school. My mother’s earnings was enough only to feed us. But now all my requirements are fulfilled and I believe that I will reach great success in my life.