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 Education  India Project #26721

Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year

by ASHWINI CHARITABLE TRUST
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Educate 50 Under Privileged Children for One Year
Nisha with her family
Nisha with her family

This 9-year-old girl, Nisha lost her mother few years back has two more siblings (between the age group of 5 to 9) and all of them are part of Ashwini Charitable Trust for the last 3 years .She loves learning new things and making new friends and is performing well in studies. She loves to go school and since she started at age 5 to come to Ashwini Charitable Trust her life has taken a turn in a new direction. They are living with their grandparents and their father works as a migrant labour in another town. Nisha wants be a teacher. It is important that we support girl children like Nisha, so that they get the chance to go to school and have a good childhood and a future to look forward to.

Events & activities for this quarter:

  • Haemoglobin level Test was conducted  for all the children.We test the levels of the children every year to see the improvement  in the immunity levels because of the protein mix which we provide for the children everday.
  • Children visited the yearly flower show in Lalbagh Botanical garden.Volunteers from a big corporate took them to witness the beautiful,colourful flower show ,interacted with them and provided snacks to them.
  • Karate Grading was held by the Karate master.Every six months the children who are trained  every week in the martial art form Karate are graded accordingly by the master.They are awrded different colour belts according to their learning levels. 
  • Monthly birthday celebration for the children.Children whose birthday falls in the particular month are called up to cut the cake and given a cake to take home to celebrate with their family.
  • Protein mix preparation. Mothers of the children take up the tough task of preparing the mix which is given to the children everday.

 

Birthday celebrations
Birthday celebrations
At the Lalbagh Flower show
At the Lalbagh Flower show
Heamoglobin test samples being taken
Heamoglobin test samples being taken
Protein mix preparation
Protein mix preparation
Educational Trip to Hyatt Hotel
Educational Trip to Hyatt Hotel

Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) has managed to change the lives of many children and has been successful in improving their livelihood.

Little Savita(name changed), a student of Class 2, lives in conditions akin to hell on earth. She lost her mother a few years back, and lives with her grandmother, who works as a janitor for a low salary, and is struggling to take care of her grandchildren. Sandhya’s father is an alcoholic and her elder brother is an auto-driver. Sandhya is regular in school and her ambition is to become a teacher. She is very energetic and participates in various school games. It is important that we support girl children like Sandhya, so that they get the chance to go to school and have a childhood, a future to look forward to.

Summer  months when the children are out of school is full of fun for them as many hobby classes are held through April and May

  • Art & Craft Class by an ACT volunteer
  • Spoken English classes by an expert
  • De coupage classes by a trainer
  • Basket making by our childrens mothers
  • Embroidery classes by a dedicated volunteer
  • Chocolate making classes a volunteer
  • Photography, Dance by Christ University Interns
  • One of our volunteers taught all the senior students about combination of primary and secondary colors
  • The theory of multiple intellenges proposed by Howard Gardener was conveyed by the children by demonstrating them to everyone with the help of charts and quizzes and live experiments. All the volunteers and mothers had great time with our children. It was a memorable day
  • Our senior children were invited to make presentations of their ACT journey in front of all the employees of a big company. The children were excited to give their presentations and in the evening they were provided delicious food.
  • Students conducted an exhibition in order to showcase what they learnt in the summer holidays. On that day, they exhibited many activities like karate, photography, basket making, embroidery, art and craft and decoupage. ACT children and the viewers enjoyed the exhibition. 
  • Children are taken on educational and field trips in the city by volunteers of a big company.
Art Classes
Art Classes
Life skill classes
Life skill classes
Field trip to the Aquarium
Field trip to the Aquarium
Shika looking proud
Shika looking proud

As the schools close and vacation starts, every child rejoices. It is all about freedom, fun and happiness. Here at Ashwini Charitable Trust, this time of the year is more than just that- it is about creativity and making the best out of the time away from school. It is time to keep the books aside and learn how to make a stroke with a brush or to learn a new form of art. The children here come to the center every day to learn a little more, spend their holidays productively and make these days memorable.

To make their holidays memorable and exciting we have taken all the children from class 9 to Graduation to different places of historical importance in Kolar. The objective of the trip was to provide them with an experience of nature and history which they cannot get from classrooms.

It is not just the children we care about; we care about the mothers who work hard to make both ends meet, who allow their children to get the education which was denied to them. 40 mothers were taken on a trip to Talakkad in the month of March. The trip helped them to build closer bonds with others and take a break from their daily chores.

We conducted Sex education classes for all the children of the Trust by Counsellors from Enfold as part of our life skill classes.

A very dedicated volunteer conducts craft classes for the children during the summer holidays.

It is also the time to tell how the children have done all throughout the year. We see them leaving schools and colleges releasing the weight of exams from their shoulders and we see them awaiting and anticipating their results while enjoying their holidays.

As the results are announced, there is one girl who surprises everyone with the success which came out of sheer hard work and nothing else. When the class 12 results are out, she comes through with flying colors by obtaining full marks in Accountancy. With 85% she earned in the subjects; she has made the entire family of Ashwini Charitable Trust proud by securing admission for B Com in one the prestigious colleges in Bangalore.

Shika(name changed) is a very self-driven and competitive student who wants to become a statistics lecturer in future. When asked about what motivated her at the first place to work hard and study well, she said “I was let down by many people in my life, I was made to feel that I was not good enough and that moment I decided to work hard and to never give up until I become something in life”.

We continue to celebrate her success as she motivates other children and we proudly call her a role model for others to look up to.

Summer outdoor trip with the children
Summer outdoor trip with the children
Trip with Mothers of the children
Trip with Mothers of the children
Craft classes by a volunteer
Craft classes by a volunteer
Enfold life skill classes
Enfold life skill classes
Children dressed for Pongal festival
Children dressed for Pongal festival

Greetings from Ashwini Charitbable Trust!

It's New year again, a wonderful time to make promises, become the reason behind someone’s smile. For 18 years, our New Year resolutions have always been about helping children and dream for them until they become empowered to dream on their own.

It’s the right time to remember the best memories the previous year had gifted and here is the story of a girl who helps us look forward to more new years.

 

Akriti’s(Name changed) father left the family few years back and it is the mother who has been taking care of her as well as her brother all these years. Although the mother has many health issues she goes for work and makes sure that the children are properly fed. ACT has taken up the education of both Akriti and her brother and her mother feels proud to see Akriti doing well. She finished her class 10 last year with 74% marks and is currently in class 11. She is a very good dancer. Akriti serves as a very good example to prove that after all broken families do not create broken people. Some people have the maturity to outgrow any kind of situations.

To help children transform, to make them empowered we have programs all throughout the year.

Every November we celebrate Annual day. This year we celebrated our 18th Annual Day. The children and mothers put up a series of variety entertainment programmes. Some of our outstanding students, mothers and volunteers were recognized on this day.

Christmas at ACT was all about our choir team going to elderly homes and singing for the people there. The children are not only given education, they are taught to carry forward the help they receive to others who are in need.

Thank you so much for helping 2018 memorable for the children. Let’s welcome 2019 as we await for many more smiles. Let’s unite to dream big for the children.

Christmas caroling by our ACT choir
Christmas caroling by our ACT choir
Children dancing on Annual day
Children dancing on Annual day
Akriti happy in the Trust
Akriti happy in the Trust
Navya Rani
Navya Rani

Navya Rani joined Ashwini Charitable trust(ACT) at the age of nine when she was in class 4. It has been 8 years since she and her 2 sisters became a part of the ACT family. Having come from a family of an alcoholic father and a hard working mother who struggles to make both ends meet with her measly income, Navya took it upon herself to become industrious and to find her own purpose in life. Then came the days of transformation when she learnt to dance, sing, and protect herself through Karate training and a lot more. 2017 was a remarkable year in Navya’s life as she gave her class 10 board exam and passed with flying colors despite the unfortunate circumstances which challenged her resolve  to become the topper in class. She has thereby secured admission in one of the prestigious colleges in bangalore for class 11. She serves as an exemplary model for all those who struggle to achieve their goals.

We provide the academic and social interventions:

1)Education: ACT strives to achieve the same for every child by providing all the educational needs of children including fees, school uniforms; by building independent study skills through an army of volunteers.

2) Food: With the support and assistance of mothers from the community ACT ensures that every child receives nutritious snacks every day. Every sunday all children are entitled to get special lunch.

3)Sports: Physical activity has proven to have an impact not only on children’s physical health but on their psychological health as well. It increases self confidence and self esteem in children. Therefore ACT engages the children in activities like Yoga,Karate and Cricket.The children get the benefit of protein mix regularly and 8 mothers prepare a mix once in 2 months for about 60 kgs of powder. The children use protein mix as a supplementary food. 

4) Health: A fit body is a precursor to a fit mind and overall well-being. Keeping that in mind, ACT conducts routine health checkups and vaccination drives for children. About 80-90 children get the benefit of protein mix regularly and 8 mothers prepare a mix once in 2 months for about 60 kgs of powder. The children use protein mix as a supplementary food.

5) Life skills: ACT provides life skills education to children so as to equip them with the requisite skills to overcome challenges. Candle making, decoupage, dance, music are some of the classes organized every year to help the children express their ideas and explore their worlds. Every summer vacation, the children are given training on personal and safety and sexuality to sensitize them on child sexual abuse in an age appropriate manner.

6) Financial Inclusion: Financial literacy and independence ensure a strong foundation for building dreams. At ACT it is mandatory for every child and their mother to have and to operate a bank account.

7)Emotional well being: Childhood and Adolescence are the formative years and therefore presence of informed and positive role models,support and guidance are extremely crucial for the children’s emotional well being and positive mental health.. One on one counseling is also being provided so as to help the children to handle difficult situations, in making healthy decisions and reaching goals.

8) Mentoring: Having taken the roads less travelled by others in their community, the senior students take it upon themselves to become a guiding light for the younger ones by mentoring and teaching them. This creates a beautiful bond of companionship and community

 

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ASHWINI CHARITABLE TRUST

Location: BANGALORE, KARNATAKA - India
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Project Leader:
RADHIKA ARVINDAM
BANGALORE, KARNATAKA India

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