Dear Donor Friends,
We are thankful for your valuable support which you were providing for our child labor rehabilitation centers. But in addition to your support towards the centre we also felt it a great need to support for our maintenance of vehicle because it provides us to have more accessibility to work in a wide extent in the Chittoor area.
It was very happy in meeting you all here. We are running a vehicle for ferrying the kids from home to the rehabilitation centre and vice versa. By ferrying the vehicle we were able to support children who are far away from the center's and even we were able to concentrate on these children.
Your support towards this project would be grateful and make our project more meaningful.
We are hoping and expecting your support towards this project.
Most Respected Donors,
Greetings to you from HEARDS!
For overall development of the children in our rehabilitation centres we have conducted various innovative learning activities for their physical and mental development and special care is taken on their nutrition and hygiene. Our aim is to bring children of our rehabilitation centre to cope up with the regular school going children. Apart from education (which happens through out the year) our children had fun which really bridges the gap which happened in their lives. Most of the children feel that after joining our rehabilitaiton centre now they feel that their lives have improved and they are enjoying the childhood.
During this quarter we have volunteers from Bengaluru visited HEARDS Centre and had a lot of fun games with our children. It was a fantastic time for kids apart from education as a routine they had fun with lots of indoor games. After the games we had a special lunch with kids sponsorred by our volunteers. Finally after that our volunteers along with corporates has donated shampoos, notebooks, chocolates and lots of other materials. It was a wonderful time for HEARDS team and also for our kids in which they wait for long althrough this year.
As one of the Volunteeers named Bharath who visited HEARDS and in his words" Teachers are very helpful and caring. They make sure that the kids understand what is taught, the subjects which they teach are English, Hindi, Maths, and Telugu. They informed us that as these kids are trying hard to learn and they motivate them on regular bases and make sure that they get the basic educations. After this, they are shifted to a government school. The kids are very sharp. All they need is love and support which is possible by HEARDS."
Please kindly find enclosed the link of the pictures in google drive for your kind perusal.
On behalf of our HEARDS team and children we express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all your support and at this outset we expect the same cooperation from you in future in order to make this project the most successful because it is with your help we were phasing out child exploitation completely in Chittoor.
Chairman & Co-founder
Greetings to you from HEARDS - India!
HEARDS with the primary aim to introduce innovative teaching and learning strategies at the elementary level for underprivileged children from the slums who have never been exposed to any formal system of education or whose education has had to take a backseat due to migration to the city. The goals of HEARDS include reintegration of the working children populace through educational, economic, social and their spiritual development and the building up youth movements towards self-reliance. We make the underprivileged section of children aware of their rights and pave their way for socio-economic empowerment through education.
Educational Coaching Classes
We have been periodically mainstreaming our children to Government schools. All these children have no background of education, so they find it difficult to sit in our rehabilitation centers for long hours during the initial stages. In the rehabilitation centre, we make it possible for the teachers to give individual attention to our children. So we started easy based learning methodologies in our centre. For this, we have appointed qualified teachers and there responsibility is to take both non-formal and formal education. We have observed that the children who get involved in the classes are very comfortable as most of their queries have been taken care. The children who were unable to cope with the regular studying in the centre, efforts were made by our teachers to help ease the pressure through special coaching classes. These inculcate habit for interest in learning education but also sitting for long hours in one place.
Feed back from the Teachers:
Evaluation of the children:
It was felt that children need to be exposed to some kind of evaluation to know what they had learnt from the past months. The teachers proposed to conduct an examination for the children. As per the suggestion from the teachers, children will be appeared for the examination by end of April, 2016. All the children who are going to appearthrough the examinationand who are going to get good marks will be going to be mainstreamed in the Government schools in the coming months. The teachers are indeed happy and confident that the majority of children will get good marks in the forth coming examination.
We will come with more updates in the future progress reports. At this outset we at HEARDS heartfully thank all the donors who are supporting us in this inevitable project on rehabilitaiton of child labourers.
With best wishes and fond regards,