| Sep 25, 2018
Join hands with us in eliminating child labour
We are happy to share the happenings of the project with you.
Indu (name changed), is doing her 2nd year of undergraduation in English Literature. She studied in our special school in 2012-13. Indu narrates her story:"My family is very big and I have 8 siblings. My father is a drunkard. He gives no money for family expenses, so my mother has to work. With the meagre amount she brings as wages, it is very difficult to feed all the 11. It was then, New Life team saw me doing petty coolie works besides taking care of my siblings when my mother went out for work. They could convince my mother to send me to the special school, not by saying about the importance of education but by saying that I can get food regularly". While saying this we can see the agony in her eyes.
While in special school she was motivated by the staff to study well and continue her education. They were much supportive and she joined the regular school in the year 2013. She completed her school studies. "I joined college with your support. Thank you New Life for financially supporting me for the third year consecutively. I was told that it is only through the donations they get from people like you. I am grateful to you donors for helping me and others like me".
On 25.6.18 a small get together was arranged in Thideer Nagar with the parents and the ex child labour children who were mainstreamed 3 years back. The purpose is to follow up the status of the children and to distribute the bank passbooks in the name of the children in which the stipend amount released was deposited. We are happy that 87% of the children are continuing their studies.
18 children were benefitted on that day. One among them is Maha (name changed) who is an orphaned child. She is now doing her higher secondary school education.This amount will help her to pay part of the fees.
You will be happy to know that19 children are mainstreamed to regular schools during this academic year 2018-19 and 35 more child labour children were admitted to our special schools.
During this quarter we received $1398 as donations and this will be used for the beneficiaries in 2019. We are also planning to conduct an awareness program on good touch and bad touch to the special school children in the coming quarter.
Dear Donors, we can do all these good deeds only with the support provided by you. We feel proud to see the children who were once upon a time coolies / labourers in different industries, now going to school or college. Some of them have grown up gracefully as engineers, master/under graduates,etc. You are a partner of our programme. Continue supporting these children shine. Kindly spread words about your favourite project to your like-minded friends and relatives. Let us create a child-labour free community together.
With regards and love
Indu with other children supported
Children from Arangoor getting financial support
During the get together
Maha receiving her bank pass book
In discussion with the parents of our students