By Beatrice Vanaja F | Chief Administrative Officer
Hope and wish that you are all safe and healthy in this pandemic period.
Balu (name changed) was rearing goats when he met the special school teacher of New Life. He was tiny and busy chasing the goats. While talking to him the teacher came to know that he dropped out of school because he lost interest in studies. His parents are daily wage earners and Balu is their only son. They wanted their son to study. The counsellor and the teacher counselled Balu and convinced him to come to the special school in Kodiyampalayam. Balu found the special school friendly and attended the classes regularly. Then he was motivated to join the regular school in the fifth standard.
He continued his studies without any hindrance then onwards. When he had to join 9th standard he was selected for financial support to continue his studies. He was continuously supported for four years since then. He passed his Higher Secondary School Examination last year. He scored 53% marks in the exam and has joined graduation in Commerce in this academic year 2020-21. Because of the pandemic, he is attending the online classes. Now he is eagerly waiting to go to college.
Children who were destined to work during their childhood like Balu were found out by New Life's team. They are being motivated to change their destiny. And this is possible only because of the support you give dear donors.
Balu and children like him are grateful to you, for making this happen. They are also motivated to support other children like them once they grow up. We request you to continue supporting these poor children. Also kindly spread words about the projects of New Life to your friends and relatives. Your words carry weight.
Thank you once again donors for your valuable donations and kind support.
By Beatrice Vanaja F | Chief Administrative Officer
Sarasa (name changed) is from a very poor family. Her parents and her elder sister and brother are illiterates and are weavers. Sarasa too was sent to rear goats when she was a small girl.
This was brought to the notice of the staff of New Life's special school for child labourers. They talked with Sarasa and found that she is willing to study. So they met her parents and counselled them to admit her to the special school. It was a difficult task and Sarasa was allowed to go to regular school on the lure that she will get a meal a day.
She was admitted to the special school in 2009 and mainstreamed to regular school in 2011. She scored 66% of marks in 10th and 70% in 12th Board Exams. Now she is in the third year of her undergraduate course in Commerce. She is being continuously financially supported by New Life since Standard 12th.
Sarasa says with gratitude, "I would not have continued my higher studies but for New Life's financial support. The organisation is supporting me for the fourth year. And I will be completing my degree this year. I am so happy that I am the first literate in my family. I want to become a bank manager and I am striving for that. I thank New Life and all the donors who are educating ex-child labour children like me."
Thank you, dear donors, for magnanimously supporting these cursed children to continue their studies. Their curse is turned to blessing only because you decided to donate for this noble cause. Kindly spread words about this project to your friends and relatives. Keep sharing about the project in social media. Your words carry weight.
May the year 2020 brings with it all the choicest blessings to you!
"I want to become a teacher and help those children, especially girls who could not study due to their poverty like me", says Roja (name changed). She continues, "I would have lost my future rearing goats unless New Life had supported me. I thank New Life and all those donors out there who have helped me to continue my studies".
Roja's parents are working as daily wage earners and their yearly income is $600 (approximately). They have two sons and one daughter, Roja. Their poor income is insufficient to meet out the food expenses. How could they spend for the education of their children? Hence they decided to stop Roja's studies and sent her to rear goats.
The New Life team in Kodiyampalayam found out Roja and talked with her. They rekindled her interest in studies, convinced her parents to send Roja to the special school for child labour. Roja is good enough to join 5th standard in the regular school after one year of coaching in the special school.
Roja scored good marks (70%) in 10th standard Government exam, applied for financial support from New Life. She was selected for support and is now doing her 12th standard. She is preparing well for the final year of school exams. We are sure she will score well and achieve her dream of becoming a teacher and helping many poor students like her.
Thank you, dear donors, for supporting girl children like Roja to fulfil their dreams. Without your support, New Life could not have continued supporting these children. Kindly keep helping children like Roja. Boost us by spreading the message about this aspiring kids and their dreams to your friends and relatives. Your words mean a lot to us.
Thanking you once again on behalf of our team and our lovely children.
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