By Namratha - program manager media communications
HOPE foundation is proud to share that the school it runs in the Kannaginagar slum in Chennai received its third level of recognition to became HOPE foundation Matriculation High School in the academic year 2018-19.
It also witnessed another milestone in the same year when the 1st batch of 24 students appeared for the 10th Board Exams. 23 students passed with flying colors while one boy could not make it due to family problems. School and the teachers are helping the boy in preparing him for a reexam and they are confident that he will make it in the second attempt.
As for the Kannaginagr slum where the school is established is a house for many criminals and is seen as the home of all crimes in Chennai – which means employers refuse to hire anyone residing in Kannagi Nagar, be it for white-collar jobs or menial ones. With no means of livelihood people from this area are now stuck in a cycle of poverty and crime and children here can easily get entangled in this trap
HOPE foundation through the school is making continued efforts to develop the children studying in the school adopt a path to progress through the quality education received at school.
At this time, we take the opportunity to thank each and everyone for supporting us in our endeavor to create robust future where the poverty of these students won’t trail them but lead them to the path of excellence and success.
Jun 14, 2019
By Mrs. Jolly Geevarghese - Sr. Program Manager
Report- June 2019
Following is the news that came in the news paper last month.
“The Delhi Commission for Women has rescued a three-year-old girl, who was allegedly neglected by her alcoholic father and was found lying in her excreta. The child was admitted to a hospital where doctors found the child's private parts severely infected due to dirty diaper and poor hygiene, the commission said”.
The child mentioned in the news has been given shelter in Asharan since she was discharged from the hospital. This 3 year old is recovering; she is able to sit up but is not able to stand on her feet yet. She is being treated for Tuberculosis. Thank you for supporting such children through your valuable donations. Please continue supporting so that we could take care of many such children.
Asharan Orphanage, HOPE foundation, Delhi was started in 1997 to give care and protection to young children who have no one else in their lives. Asharan has cared for 690 children since 1997. The children here are at the age group of new born to 9 years presently. In 2018, Asharan cared for 74 kids. In April and May this year, we cared for 33 children; seven lost children among them were restored back to their biological parents through different efforts.
- Asharan requires more welwishers to provide regular monetary support care for the increasing number of orphaned and lost children.
- In kind donations of diapers.
- The maintenance of the Asharan building has been started with the help of good hearted people. We hope to complete it well.
We are extremely grateful to all those who have extended your support this quarter. Some of you have come forward this quarter also to donate money, things like diapers, baby food & baby clothes. You have touched many lives in special ways. May you be blessed in increasing measures!
May 28, 2019
Bringing HOPE...Changing LIVES
By Malarvili - Exec.officer women& children programs
As part of the "Girls Empowerment Program", 51 girls aged between 14 to 25 years from Kannagi Nagar Slum Rehabilitation Colony have enrolled in a short term tailoring course. The course is being conducted in HOPE school premises right within the community as the young girls who are on holidays and other young women who are in need could access and benefit by learning to stitch their own dresses. To begin with, the girls have learned to stitch handkerchief, cloth bags, pillow covers and have proceeded to learn salwar suits for themselves.
Thanks to all those who have generously to contribute towards the development of the young girls and women.