Distribution in Kandrika center
ARV distributed school supplies to the children in Gudavalli Village on 18th June 2015 which is located in Vijayawada Rural. In this village the parents of the children are very poor and all are daily laborers. They requested ARV to supply the school supplies to children as they are very poor. ARV distributed school supplies to 130 children studying in Government school. Some of the local leaders attended the program. They are very much excited and felt very happy that ARV is conducting a very good program and they will give their support and see that no children will drop out from school and monitor the children to attend school regularly.
ARV distributed school supplies to the children in Kandrika on 25th June 2015 which is located in Vijayawada Rural. In this village the parents of the children are very poor and all are daily laborers. ARV distributed school supplies to 74 children in our Children education center. Some of the local leaders attended the program. They are very much excited and felt very happy that ARV is conducting a very good program and they will give their support and see that no children will drop out from school and monitor the children to attend school regularly.
Shahina, one of the old students who studied in our children education center shared her experience with the teacher and about the education in our center. Now she completed her Intermediate and going for graduate courses. She said that the children to come regularly and study well, the teacher will clarify doubts very clearly and I passed my 10th class with good marks due to this education center. Before coming to the center I am very dull in my studies but after coming here it helped me to gain more knowledge and helped me to finish my school education. Thank you to ARV for conducting these types of centers and helping the poor students like us in education.
On 29th June 2015, ARV distributed school supplies to 70 children in Machilipatnam in our children education center. All the children felt happy and expressed their happiness. On 15th June ARV distributed school supplies in Chevuru village for 61 children in our children education center. Previous students who passed 10th grade also attended and motivated the children to study well and thanked ARV for their good grade in 10th class and only because of this child education center they are able to join in college and learned the importance of education.
On 4th June 2015, ARV distributed school supplies in Narayanapuram colony, Machilipatnam. All the children are yanadi children. Lowest literacy is found among Yanadis even when compared with other sub-tribes in Andhra Pradesh. As much as 92 % of the Yanadis are uneducated, while 95.5 % of women never went to school in their life. Consequently, 95 % of the children dropout of school by the time they reach 5th class. As many as 200 children are working as rag-pickers and child laborers to eke out their livelihood. It is a common sight to see the Yanadi children picking up the plastic carry bags and waste paper strewn on the roads and dumping yards. Hence ARV selected the Yanadi colonies to improve the educational levels among these children and created awareness and explained the importance of education.
ARV supported for school fees and books for Jedithya Paul Venkataratnam who is studying 8th class in Government school and his sister Sankeerthana studying 7th class in the same school as their mother approached ARV and requested for support as she is doing missionary service voluntarily and very tough leading their lives and want to stop the children education because she is unable to afford for them if ARV supports then the education will be continued.
ARV supported to9 students for their school fees, college fees, technical education, and fees to join in a job for our old students.
ARV took initiation in joining a student named Ch. Rohit in hostel who is a semi orphan and his mother Sandhya is not able to look after him and requested ARV to support her in joining in hostel.
We thank all the donors who are supporting through global giving. We also extend our special thanks to Prue Keenan, Christine Kai Ru and Michelle for their kind support towards children education. Their contribution also included in this report.
The print media impressed with the work of ARV and published in newspapers.
Children of Kandrika center
Old student interacting with the children
Distribution at Machilipatnam center
Checking with the knowledge of children in studies
Distribution in Yanadi Colony
Local Government official invited for distribution
Yanadi children singing a telugu rhyme
Distribution in chevuru center
Chevuru children in our center
Publication in media of kandrika center
Media publication of Machilipatnam
Media news of yanadi colony