Project #11956

Educate 40 narikurava (gypsy) children in India

by New Life

Dear Donors,

           "Every time we remember to say “thank you”, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth"


                     Thank you for supporting our "Educate 40 narikurava (gypsy) children in India". The coaching class will motivate the children to continue their studies and thus prevent the children from the abuse of early marriages because of only your support.

                     We once again thank you for your support and for being Angels in spreading words about our work.

            "May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life. Wishing you an year fully loaded with happiness."


                        "Wish you a very happy new year 2015"

Dear respectful Donors,

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The cover story will be  telecast on 25th January at 7.30 a.m., 5.30 p.m. and on 26th, the Sunday at 2.30 p.m.and 10.30 p.m.

This is a contest and only with your support New Life can win and reach many other deserving children living in disadvantageous life situations.There is a urgent need to protect these innocent children from the discriminating world and its institutions.

Kindly vote by typing AI3 <space> b and sending it to 58888. (International callers it is 009158888). Together we win and make change in the lives of these children in this New Year.



Thank you in anticipation of your support at this important time.

Nathiya participating in a competition
Nathiya participating in a competition

Dear Donors,

You would be much happy to know that your support has resulted in the desired outcome. Yes, the narikurava (gypsy) children who are from a conservative community are now going to schools regularly and are being admitted to boarding schools now. 130 children are being admitted of which 68 are girls and 62 are boys. They are now studying in good schools now, without the threat of their studies being stopped in the midst by their parents/community. 

Listen to the words of Nathiya's mother: "My daughter is in 6th standard now. I am an illiterate and has not entered the school campus so far. I had gone to a school only now to admit my daughter Nathiya in the hostel. I had a secret fear that it may not be possible for my daughter to continue her studies once she finishes her primary schooling. But now New Life team helped us in getting her admitted to the boarding school where she can continue her studies till her school final. I also pray to God that she does not get married at an early age."

Raguvaran says, "Thank you New Life team and the donors for creating an interest in me towards studies. If I had not attended the coaching classes I would not be going to the boarding school and studying 9th standard. I would have roamed in the streets of our habitat just like my elder brothers in the community who have not studied and are selling beads in the streets when they become big. I want to go to a white collared job. Thank you once again for triggering my interest and getting me admitted to the boarding school."

Dear supporters, now with 130 children being admitted to boarding schools and with minimum number of children being left in the habitat, we are now compelled to stop the coaching class. However we are happy that our efforts have yielded a positive outcome and hope that this will prevent early marriages in this community in the coming days.

We thank you dear donors for helping us make this happen, for being with us morally and giving us continuous courage. Now with the project being stopped we request your goodselves to support our other projects that are being featured in Global Giving and the links for the same are given below:  

We count on the support of generous people like you in helping the deprived children and women. Kindly spread words about our work to your friends and relatives. Keep supporting us, and only the financial and moral support of our wellwishers like you keep us going and reach our goals. 

Thank you once again.

With warm regards

Raguvaran singing a song
Raguvaran singing a song
Interaction with parents
Interaction with parents

In February one of our wellwishers from Alaska visited our coaching class in Devarayaneri. We had an interaction with the parents of the children. Most of the mothers want to educate their children unliike them. Alamelu's mother wants her to completed the school atleast. Sathyaraj's mother says only after her children started going to the coaching class they are studying well. Earlier she will be called by the school teachers often and warned about the poor performance of the children. Now there is tremendous progress in their studies and they do their home work properly and doing well in their exams.

The children narrated stories, recited poems and solved the mathematical problems given by the coaching class teacher. We are very happy to see the children so active. They also danced for us, and it is not an exaggeration to say that they are gifted in dancing. 

This year we have 40 children in the coaching class and we want all this children to go to the next level of education and expect atleast 10 moer children to join the coaching class. All this is possible only because of noble hearted donors like you. While thanking you for this, we also request you to inform about this project to your likeminded friends and relatives.


Thanking you

With the narikuravar children
With the narikuravar children

Murali is attending our coaching classes conducted for the narikurava (gypsy) children. He is in his 10th standard now. His father Minnal is a good hunter and mother Kala is good in making the bead chains. But they want their son Murali to study well and go to a job unlike them.

Murali is also interested in studies and he wants to become a computer engineer. He is confident that he will score above 80% in his 10th standard state board examination, which will decide his future. He thanks the coaching class teachers of New Life for helping him learn his lessons and guiding him. He also thanks New Life and the donors who help through New Life. Without the coaching class support he may find it difficult to compete with the other children in his class. 

40 narikurava children are being supported by this coaching class. They are much thankful as their parents are not or less educated. The dreams of these children and their parents can be made true through your continued support.

We thank you for making this possible!

Murali dancing with other children
Murali dancing with other children

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Organization Information

New Life

Location: Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Beatrice Vanaja
Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, TamilNadu India

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