Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers

by New Life
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers
Muthu
Muthu

Muthu (name changed) is 13 years old and is studying in our special school for child labourers in Malayappapuram. Muthu's father died in an accident when his mother mother was pregnant.  After a few months his pregnant mother too died  because of malnourishment. Muthu has 6 elder brothers. 5 of his illiterate brothers have to live in different places after the parents' death to earn for their living. Muthu and his immediate brother stay in their aunt's house and are attending our special school. 

Muthu's uncle is an auto rickshaw driver. His aunty is selling flowers. Muthu was selling flowers with his aunt when the special school teacher met him. Now he is in 5th standard. He is talented in sports and poem writing. He wants to become a pilot in the future. 

Muthu got prize for running in the competitions conducted on 14th November 2017 in the Children's Day Celebrations held at Kodiyampalayam special school. Children from four of our special schools participated in the program. Sports and drawing competitions were conducted for the children and prizes given to motivate them. Lions Club of Musiri donated writing materials to the children. 

On 7th December, "Nila Palli" an awareness programme on evils of child labour was conducted in Malayappapuram special school. Cultural events were conducted to speak about the importance of education. Sudha an ex child labour who is studying in 9th standard gave a motivational speech. 

During this quarter you gave to four of our children $738 which will help them to continue their studies. Our thanks to those who choose to support this project continuously. You can opt to make a monthly (recurring) donation which will fetch a 100% match on your initial donation and increase the impact of it in the new year. Kindly keep supporting your favourite project:

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Thank you once again for your continued support.

Sudha giving motivational speech
Sudha giving motivational speech
Awareness event against child labour
Awareness event against child labour
Muthu got prize for running on children's day
Muthu got prize for running on children's day
On Children's Day Celebration
On Children's Day Celebration
Writing materials donated to children
Writing materials donated to children
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Special school children with the teacher
Special school children with the teacher

Sundaram, an ex-child labourer was given education support in the month of June 2017. He is in 10th standard. During the follow up visit, his mother who is a servant maid said to the field officer of New Life: "Thank you New Life for supporting my son to continue his studies. There are five members in our family. Feeding all of us is itself a great task for me and how can I think of spending on education. I am the single earning member of the family. After the death of my husband I was forced to send Sundaram to work. I was panicked to see my small son who was 10 years old could not go to school like other children. It was then Sundaram was admitted in the special school conducted by New Life. He was given meals and he can study as well. After two years, he was admitted to regular school. Then I found it difficult to meet out the education expenses. 

Thank God! Sundaram got selected for education support from New Life this year and my burden is reduced. Actually I was thinking of stopping his studies (with pain and after a pause), if not this year, in the next year. Thank you New Life for choosing my son for support. He can continue his studies now. Thank you generous hearts for donating to support children like my son to study."

During this quarter we received $724.5 This amount will be used to support 4 children. 

In the month of August, Independence Day was celebrated in Alamarathupatti special school.  The program was organised by the staff of New Life. Flag was hoisted. Lions Club of Musiri donated play things, books, learning materials, board, etc. to the speical school. Special lunch was provided to the children.

Thank you dear donors for supporting these children continuously. With your support we are sure we can reduce the number of child labourers in the community we serve and light lamps in their life. Kindly spread news about our project among your friends and relatives and also in the social media to support more children. 

Thanking you once again

In the class room
In the class room
Flag hoisting on Independence Day 2017
Flag hoisting on Independence Day 2017
Lions Club donating things to the special school
Lions Club donating things to the special school
Special Lunch to the children
Special Lunch to the children
Sundaram's mom talking to the field officer
Sundaram's mom talking to the field officer
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Lighting of the lamp
Lighting of the lamp

Dear Donors,

During this quarter we received $630 as  donations and $400 donations were made by you and yet to be received. There is already a balance of $822. With this amount we supported 12 ex child labour children. 30 children including 25 ex child labour children were supported on 24.06.2017, on which day the silver jubilee of our organisation began. It was a proud as well as a heartwarming moment. The function was a grand success and everyone who attended the function wished our children and New Life a great future.  

You will be happy to know that during this quarter 17 children have joined regular schools from the 104 children studying in the special schools during the last academic year. They wrote an exam to assess their eligibility to join regular schools. And 109 children are in our special schools this year.

Sundaram (name changed) is a 15 years old boy who is studying 10th standard in Selva Thamotharan Higher Secondary School in Kajapettai. He has a poor family background. His father was a painter and earned $92 per month. He is no more now. His mother is working as a house maid. Sundaram has 3 younger sisters. After his father’s death, his mother found it very difficult to take care of the family. To support her he stopped going to school five years back. He started working in a stickers shop for a wage of less than half a dollar/day.

Seeing Sundaram’s plight our special school teacher approached his mother and counselled her to send Sundaram to our special school. But Sundaram was not interested in studies. Our teaching staff put maximum efforts to make him study and the counsellor motivated him to study. Now he is good in  studies. After two years of motivation in our special school he was admitted to the regular school. Now he is in the 10th standard. He is talented in drawing. He wants to become an artist. 

We gratefully remember each one of our supporters who helped us grow to this level. Without you all, this journey of 24 years would not have been possible. Keep supporting our children and help us celebrate the 25th year completion with much more satisfaction. 

Kindly spread words about our good work and ask your friends and relatives to contribute to the noble cause. Let us work together to better the lives of once-upon child labourers.

With gratitude

 
The gathering
The gathering
Education Support to a girl
Education Support to a girl
Education Support handed over to a child's parent
Education Support handed over to a child's parent
Education Support to Sundaram
Education Support to Sundaram
Secretary's address
Secretary's address
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Exposure Trip
Exposure Trip

Malathi (name changed) is doing her B.A. She is the first graduate in her home and is one of the beneficiaries selected for educational support from New Life. She is from a very poor family which depends on mat weaving. Malathi's mother accompanied her while receiving the support. Everyone gathered in the hall was moved to see the tears flowing down Malathi's and her mother's cheeks when receiving the support. Malathi said,"I never believed that I can continue my studies and can do my preferred course. I was a child labour working in the mat weaving industry. My family is very poor. My brother and myself worked in the nearby mat weaving centre. One fine morning my special school teacher met me on my way to work and asked where I am studying. I told him that I am working and I could not continue my studies due to my poor family background. He then met my parents and asked them to send me and my brother to the special school run by New Life. In the beginning they refused. But with the perseverance of our loving teacher, they had to accept and they were also happy that we can also get a meal there. From then on my study is continuing without interruption and thanks to you dear donors for supporting us financially through New Life. I will be grateful for this till my life".

During this quarter we received $948.30 and we spent $1846 ($1=INR65) in this quarter to support 12 children. $406.15 was spent for taking 68 children on exposure trip. We now have balance funds to support 5 children. The organisation is aiming to provide education support to 25 children during the Silver Jubilee of our organisation in June. For this we need you donors to donate an additional $3040(excluding $300 donations made and yet to be received). We can together do this by spreading words through social media. Spread the message to the people in your network and motivate them to donate dear donors. Yes, we can achieve this, with your support.

So many exciting things happened during this quarter in our special school. To begin with the children were taken on an exposure trip to Yercaud on 22nd January where they visited the Botanical Garden, the Big Lake, Shevaroy Temple, Pagoda Point, Rose Garden and Anna Park.

On 26th January the special school children in Kajapet celebrated the Republic Day with their brethern in the early learning centre and the coaching class of New Life.

An awareness programme on child sexual abuse was conducted on 24.02.2017. at Naadaar Chathiram Aided School for the special school (for child labourers) children of New Life and the Aided School's students. The programme was conducted in coordination with the Young Indians, Trichy Chapter and Lions Club of Metropolitan, Trichy.

On March 3rd Nila Palli, a special cultural programme to bring awareness on child labour was conducted in Kajapet. 

The International Women's Day was celebrated on 10th March 2017 in the New Life Office. Fun Games and cultural events were conducted to bring out the talents of the women. Motivational speeches were given by the chief guest (an Entrepreneur and Social Worker), by the President and by the Secretary of New Life. Prizes were given to the winners of the games. Educational support was also given to children (once upon child labourers) who are pursuing their higher studies.

Thank you dear donors for making this happen. We assure you we will meet you in the next report with many more good news.

With regards 

To Yercaud
To Yercaud
Awareness on Child Sexual Abuse
Awareness on Child Sexual Abuse
Children in the awareness programme
Children in the awareness programme
Nilapalli
Nilapalli
The gathering
The gathering
Education Support to Malathi
Education Support to Malathi
Malathi in her home
Malathi in her home
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Dear Donors,

You will be happy to know that two important programmes were organised during this quarter for the special school children. On 21.10.16, a programme on awareness on child sexual abuse was conducted in Arangoor and Alamarathupatti to our special schools' children together witht the government school children . The programme was a grand success and the children were much benefitted by the program.

On 15th and 16th December, 2016 Nila palli was organised by New Life's Special Schools in Musiri Town Panchayath. The program is conducted each year to emphasise the importance of education to the villages where child labourers are dominant. Cultural programmes were conducted to talk about the importance of education. The function was presided over by the Secretary of New Life and the Project Director, CHEERS, Trichirappalli was the Chief Guest. The Project Director explained about the scheme of CHEERS and about the special school for child labourers. The Secretary said that the functioning of the special School is not a pride but is an opportunity available to the children. It will be a pride, if the villagers can say that there was a Special School once in their village. The villagers accepted and assured that they will strive towards a child labour free village.   

During the last three months (Sep-Nov) we received donations to a tune of $1464.12. The balance amount kept aside for giving the education support in the first quarter of 2017 is $2190.87 and it will support 14 children. Case studies of children who are to be supported newly is collected. A field visit should be made to analyse their current situation and those who are eligible will be selected for support. 

Anand (name changed) is studying in 10th standard now. He is preparing well for his final exams as this result and the marks he scores will determine his future and pave the way for his career. Anand narrates his story; "I have 9 siblings. My father and mother fights frequently. Due to poverty and want of money, I had to rear sheep without studying. The special school teacher approached my parents, convinced them to admit me in the school. My parents are daily wage earners. With the little income they bring it is hard to feed all the 12 of us. At times I manage with the mid day meal I get at school. I was given education support by New Life and many thanks to the donors for helping me through the organisation. I want to become a teacher like my teachers who made me continue my studies and motivate children like me." 

Many child labourer children like Anand can pursue their dreams because of the education support provided by New Life with the generous donations from you dear donors. Kindly continue to support this project to make the dreams of poor, deprived, deserving children, a reality. Also spread words to your friends and relatives who would love to support these lovely children.

Thanking you and Regards

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New Life

Location: Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli - India
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Beatrice Vanaja
Project Leader:
Beatrice Vanaja
Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu India

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