Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India

by Reaching Hand
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Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India
Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India
Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India
Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India
Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India
Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India
Education & hope for 50 orphan children in India

Project Report | Nov 26, 2019
The Sky is the Limit

By Anish Saha | Manager- Comms, Fundraising & Volunteer Management

Jhanavi (Right) and her cousin
Jhanavi (Right) and her cousin

Another quarter passes and we continue to grow from strength to strength! What they say is true, "All one requires is just the chance to an opportunity", and the children of New Home and Lighthouse Academy are a testament to this statement!

Story of Resilience 

Jhanavi came to New Home at the tender age of 4 years under very unfortunate circumstances. In the beginning, and understandably, she was very emotional. Through the love and care she has received at New Home, and the bond she was able to make with the other girls that she lives with, she has been blossoming in her social skills and development.

Now at the age of 6, she is very caring towards the other young girls she lives with, treating them as her very own sisters. She is studying in KG at Lighthouse International Academy where she lights up the classroom with her laughter and smile. Many of our other children, both young and old, have developed a close relationship with her through her gentle and big heart. As she grows up in New Home, she will definitely become a positive leader and role model for others. 

Annual Sports Day at St. Michael's School!

St. Michael’s Sports Day is a day our children look forward to every year. Maria, in her 10th and final year at St. Michael’s participated in the Marching Band, and received 2nd place in throw ball and 1st place in table tennis! Chaitra, in grade 9, sang with the school choir and got 2nd place in basketball, 2nd place in the 200m run, and 3rd place in the long jump.

Not only are they great sportswomen and involved in extracurricular activities, they both, but are also doing very well in their studies as they study in the commerce track. Maria is preparing for her 10th ICSE Board Exams and aspires to be a teacher or work in the airline industry and Chaitra aspires to be an ambassador for India. 

An Unforgettable Experience

Recently, Clark’s Exotica Resort and Spa invited our children to display their artistic talents in a showcase on their site. Five of our teens got to take their paintings and crafts to display and sell as a fundraiser for their education fees, while they mingled with Clark’s staff and management. It was great exposure for our teens as they learn skills for their future.

Another exciting event took place when Toccata came back to Bangalore! Toccata Musical Productions, a musical ensemble from the UK, performed “Gimme some Lovin” – a concert filled with some of the world's most legendary hits. Our LIA students got to experience a special students-only show and interact with the talented singer and musicians. An awe-inspiring experience for all of our own gifted singers and musicians. 

Lighthouse Academy is full of Celebrations!

Lighthouse International Academy (LIA) celebrated 2 big celebrations – India’s Independence Day and our first LIA Founder’s Day!

For this year’s Independence Day program, each class of LIA prepared a performance to honor our country, including a powerful and emotional mime reenactment of major historical events. August 31st marked our Founder’s Day celebration – in which we got to honor those who worked hard to see the dream of LIA become a reality. 

LIA has a strength this year of 61 students, almost double the strength of last year’s student body. We are very excited to see the growth of LIA and look forward to the success of our students this year.

St. Michael Sports Day
St. Michael Sports Day
St. Michael Sports Day Awards
St. Michael Sports Day Awards
Art showcase at Clark's Exotica Resort and Spa
Art showcase at Clark's Exotica Resort and Spa
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebrations
Independence Day Celebrations
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By Akshaya Kumar Sagar | Chief Operating Officer

Jun 13, 2019
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By Mini Chacko | Manager: Corporate Affairs & Communications

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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
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