Thank you for your continued support to Society for Poor People Development. By supporting our efforts, you are providing our students the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and make a difference in their communities.
This year we have 20 girls enrolled to the Nursing Aide Course in Medical & Nursing Sector - Skill Development Initiative (SDI) – under Ministry of Labour & Employment. We will continue to expand the admissions each year. Besides the regular course, they are also provided with computer and English coaching classes to help them develop their reading and comprehension skills. They are able to carry on simple conversations with their teachers. Socially, they have become quite confident and energetic.
During the last week of February they appeared for the assessment exams. We had external invigilators to access the students’ practical session. Their results are much awaited. Our girls at SPPD have grown in so many different ways. It has been so exciting to witness their eagerness to learn, while watching their development socially, physically, academically and emotionally.
A special word of thanks to the donors of this quarter - Ms.Lynette Pittman, Therese Horsfield, Mr.Manoj Moorjee, Ms.Elizabeth Buckler, Mr.Chandran Ramakrishnan, Mr.Mohamed Uvais, Mr.Rakesh Singh, Ms.Stephanie Wilcox and Mr.Santhosha Birthi
With your support, we can help to reach out to more students to break the barrier of poverty and defeat the odds.
With warm regards.
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!
“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.