Your contribution to our project through Global Giving 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.
We take this wonderful opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued support in this project (Educating for 100 poor rural children in India). Your kindness and generosity has enabled to reach out to the students who are in need of our help.
Through our programme we have been able to reach this targeted population, poor, less educated, early school drop outs to progress and change their standard of living in this society.
For the academic year 110 youth are been enrolled to hospitality courses. The funds raised so far through the Global Giving platform have helped us provide students with free lunch, travelling allowance and their required educational material.
Manivasagam’s father passed away when he was three years old. Her mother is working as a labour for a daily wages. His sister is in grade 9. His mother is the breadwinner of the family. Due to financial short comes; Manivasagam was demanded for early employment to support the family. In spite of their hardships his mother was interested in educating her kids.
“I was very interested in pursuing Hospitality Course but the only drawback was the distance from my residence to the institution which I felt will be an added burden to my parent. The orientation given by SPPD team, “Earn while you study” had drawn my interest to this institution, and now I’m pursuing Hospitality Course.
I’m thankful to the donors for their support. The free lunch, travelling allowance and educational material support offered has considerably lessened a part of the educational expenses to be met out by me,” says Manivasagam.
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HIV/AIDS affected parents and the begotten children, were at the edge of the life cycle not only through illness, physical desolation but also paucity of nutritional food. Physical weaknesses protest the process of income generation.
For recovering the quality life of children who are living with HIV-AIDS, Nutritional kit (cereals, milk, egg, dates, and health drink) were provided to the children through the support of Global Giving.
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M.Muthukumar (name changed) is 17 years old he is undergoing a diploma course in technical studies. He lives with his family of parents and brother in a very small tiled house at Pudupatti village. His father a truck driver had got infected with HIV. He has met with the fate as the infection of HIV/AIDS is mainly a kind of occupational hazard among truck drivers in the region as more often than not happen to come into contact with sex workers during their very long drives. His mother too has been found to be infected with HIV/AIDS and hence both of them are undergoing ART.
He has been receiving the nutritional supplement kit from SPPD since his early childhood. Both his parents say that though he and his brother are not infected with the HIV/AIDS. And there was extreme difficulty of managing the children for them as parents being infected and with much reduced productivity.
But without the timely support from SPPD in the form of nutritional kit it would have taken a heavy toll of the health of M.Muthukumar (name changed). And he would not have come this far in his education. Therefore M.Muthukumar (name changed) father and mother express their gratitude to the donors.
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T.Naviya (name changed) is 19 year and is pursuing undergraduate degree course in a college at Namakkal. She lives with the other family members, her mother, father and her brother Prashanth in a very small one room tiled house. His father became infected in the year 2006 and has been under ART regimen for the last 11years.
Though T.Naviya (name changed) is not infected, she has to live in extremely pathetic conditions with all the family members having been infected. With the much reduced earning ability the early childhood of T.Naviya (name changed) was miserable, especially the food and was physically very weak.
But since the year 2012 she started receiving the nutritional supplement kit from SPPD, she began developing physically in to a healthy individual. While through the nutritional supplements her brother has been able to keep the major opportunistic infections at bay, all these years, Her mental well being also has been getting boosted up and has ensured her to reach the stage of pursuing a college degree.
Yes, the college studies have been made possible only through borrowings. But the family is pinning its hopes on her, to become financially better, once she finishes her graduation and takes up a job.
In continuation of our project for the victims of the Chennai flood in slum, community level awareness and disaster preparedness programme were carryout.
The aim is to educate and make them better prepared for a disaster for the community especially the children.
We have been working among the children for the disasters awareness program which has been held by our team members. Our methodology includes, how to rescue the students who was locked in demolish building due to the natural disaster and the way they should carry affected members. Secondly, the youngsters who suffer a lot by strangers were guided how to deliver and rescue through the simple whistling sound.
The students are gaining knowledge day by day through our training. It shows a tremendous impact. The participants kept the training session very active by their constant interaction with the resource person, clearing their queries during rescuing period, immediate sanitary measures they need to adapt to protect themselves from diseases, etc. By the end of the training programme the people of this locality had a clear perspective on flood preparedness.