Sangeetha with her grandfather getting support
Sangeetha, aged 17 is studying in 11th standard. She is now financially supported by New Life with the donations we got from you, dear donors.
When she was 12 years her mother died and her father went out of town to earn. Hence she is staying with her grandparents. She narrates her story: "My mother died, when I was studying 7th standard. I had to stop my studies and start working (forced by my father). So I was working as a daily wage labour.
But I was longing to study and felt dejected when I saw my friends going to school. It was then the special school teacher came to our home to ask my dad to send me to school. My dad shouted at him at first. The teacher patiently convinced my dad. And yes, I was back to the (special) school.
The motivation and coaching given by my teacher helped me to go back to the regular school. I passed the 10th standard with 64% marks and is in 11th standard now. Thanks to the teacher.
Now I am much more happy that I got this education support. I pray to God that He bless the good heart which gave me this money. My sincere thanks to New Life for choosing me for the support among the many children who are like me."
On 9th March, the International Women's Day was celebrated in our organisation and the children chosen for education support got their support on that day. 12 children were given education support worth Rs.1,20,000/- They are from Trichy, Arangoor and Vaiyavoor. The teachers who made this happen were also honoured on this day. It is a great work they do and it is so kind of them that they keep track of their old students.
Out of this 12 children, 2 are in the college, 4 are in the higher secondary school(11th and 12th standard) and 6 are in the high school (9th and 10th standard).
We are much obliged to you dear donors for making this happen. Kindly continue supporting the project and help us in eliminating child labour.
With warm regards
Ulaganathan studying B. Com. First Year supported
Arangoor special school teacher honored
Trichy special school teacher honoured