Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth

by Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Students at our Evening Study Center
Students at our Evening Study Center

Dear Donors,

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. 

With regards, 

J.Raju.

CASESTUDY

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. 

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Dear friends,

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. 

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Educational & toiletry material distributed
Educational & toiletry material distributed

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. 

Our quarterly newsletter and monthly emails will keep you updated of our activities.

Thanking you. 

 

J.Raju,

Secretary, SPPD

Beneficiary Details

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.

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N.Vinitha - Melaputhumangalam
N.Vinitha - Melaputhumangalam

To

All our donors at the Global Giving,

We extend our sincere thanks to all our donors for their recent donations to Society for Poor People Development (SPPD), Trichy. Your interest in helping out our children in continuing their education with more elasticity will now place them in a better position to face the future ahead.

Thanks to donors like you, we have provided the children with the educational support. The children are very interested to go to school as most of their school materials are available to them and they move to school without any inferiority complex in their minds. They are also able to complete their homework at ease and hence we hope that we could bring down child drop outs.

We will be very happy to if you could spend your valuable time at our premises and meet some of our children who have benefited through this support.

Meanwhile, we will keep you updated on the children profile and our campaign through our quarterly newsletter and monthly emails.

Again, thank you for all you do for our organization. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.

Thanking you. 

 

REPORT

With the generous contribution received through YOU, the children who have benefited under this support have shown commendable progress in the quarterly examinations held during this quarter. They are very excited and keen to have regular attendance at school which obviously marked good results in their academic records.

 

BENEFICIARY 

Name                          :           N.Vinitha

Class                          :           VIII

Father’s Name             :           Nallathambi (Late)

Mother’s Name            :           Chinnaponnu

Sisters                       :           Two

Occupation                 :           Welding shop

Place                         :           Melapudhumangalam

School                       :           Govt. Adi Dravidar Hr. Sec. School, Thulaiyanatham

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Birthday celebration
Birthday celebration

 I. Rosaleen Larkin Children’s Home:- 

  • A survey was conducted in and around Thuraiyur block for children who deserve support from us. A careful run through of the students’ case study was carried out. Following which the parents of selected students were called and brief narration was recorded by Mrs.Parimala, Care Giver of Children’s Home. After complete verification, we have admitted 9 new children for our home. Totally there are 33 children i.e. boys 14 and Girls – 19 for the coming academic year.
  • On 13th April, a farewell party was organized to felicitate Mr. David Ferguson, English Tutor from Annalivia School of Languages, Ireland for his English Teaching Service to the children and the staff in SPPD. It was wonderful to have Mr.David with our home children. His passion for teaching has made our young ones develop an interest in the subject. His play way method of teaching has made learning a joy to our kids.
  • Birthdays of our home children R.Nandhakumar, N.Sarathkumar and P.Harishkumar were celebrated. This was the first time in their life they had such celebrations. They were given new clothes and surprise gifts were presented to the birthday babies. A sense of fulfillment was obtained on witnessing the happiness our children shared with us on those occasions. At least, we have made one of their dreams come true.

 II. Evening Study Centre:-

  • We have 21 centers holding a total strength of 640 children in 21 villages. Efficient tutors are appointed to handle these classes. At the centre, they not only complete their homework but also learn life skills, Spoken English, Eco-protection, cultural activities and participate in Sports & Games as well. Awareness on tree planting, cleanliness, good habitual practices, toilet usage, etc. are taught to them. To build up their immunity, we provide them with nutritional support in the form of dates and other fruits.
  • Anti-Child Labour Function:- To necessitate the importance of elimination of child labour, an Anti Child labour function was conducted by our organization, on 25th June 2011. The function was honoured by Mr.R.Navamoorthy, Sub-judge and Secretary of District Legal Services Authority. Tutors from 20 centres, SHG members, children at the home were the participants. He stressed that children have been enrolled mainly in jobs like granite works, Textile companies, hotels, etc. – poverty being the root cause for such malaises. Other child related issues like child trafficking, child marriage and child abuse were also touched upon.
  • Project Visits  :- All the tuition centers were visited by the Programme Coordinator. A list of students who don’t have electricity at home, who don’t wear slippers, etc. was collected. During the visit, feedback from each tutor on previous year’s activities was collected.
  • Stationery Distribution to tutors:- On 18th May, the stationery materials for tutors were distributed by Mr.R.Sasikumar, Programme Coordinator, JHC. This would be helpful for them to run the ESC tuition class without anyproblems.
  • Refresher Training for Tutors:- A refresher training session was organized for all the tutors by Mr.Raju J, Secretary on 18th May 2011. Tutors submitted their feedback of the last academic year’s activities. Suggestions given by the tutors to improve the status of our centers were also appreciable. As new tutors are appointed for the next academic year, the rules and regulations of tutors was also discussed.
  • Health Check Up:- As a follow up of the medical camp held in April, medical prescription of the concerned students given and medicines purchased were distributed. Some of our children had returned with health problems from their vacation leave. They were taken to the hospital and treated.
  • As schools reopened only during mid of June, the study centers started functioning from June 15th 2011. New tutors were recruited for four centers. The club members for Nature club were selected. The rules and regulations for successful execution of activities were discussed.
  • As per the survey and feedback of our tutors, it was analyzed that two centers – Periyavelanganatham and Nachiyampatty need special attention in English classes. Hence a Special Coaching class is to be organized for these two centers.

 

III. Non Residential Educational Support (NRES):-

  • Through this programme, we offer continuous educational support to very poor, meritorious village students who have passed 8th standard. Every month, we give financial support to those students in order for them to cover school fee, Note books, Uniforms, foot wears, soap, oil, talcum powder etc.
  • Enrollment for 2011-12:- Last year (2010 – 2011) out of 55 students 52 students have passed their annual examinations and three were detained. From these 52 students who have secured a full pass two students have shifted their locality due to personal reasons. Hence only 50 students are selected for the NRES Support – 2011-12.
  • School Visit :-Annual exam results for all the students were collected. Out of 55 students, 52 were promoted and three were detained.
  • Pre-Orientation Programme for Parents and Students:-A pre-orientation programme was organized for the parents and their children (NRES Students) on 21st May 2011. Students and parents were welcome to share their views on the last year’s activities.  After this session, the stationery was distributed to the children by Ms.S.P.Rengalakshmi, Programme Administrator. The Bursary support (note books, pen, pencil, eraser, scale), pass book was distributed to the students. The project coordinator visits the students and monitors the maintenance of the bursary support and pass book by the student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felicitation to Mr. David Ferguson
Felicitation to Mr. David Ferguson
Anti Child Labour Function
Anti Child Labour Function
Refresher training for tutors
Refresher training for tutors
Pre orientation programme for students and parents
Pre orientation programme for students and parents
Stationery distribution to students
Stationery distribution to students
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Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

Location: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu - India
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Project Leader:
Raju Joseph
Musiri, Tamil Nadu India
$23,307 raised of $32,000 goal
 
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