Thank you for your generous donations during this quarter.
During the months July to September, the project received donations of $197.49 . The amount was received with thanks and spent for providing $167 education support to Navdeep who is studying in 9th standard. And the balance amount of $ 30 is used for paying the rent (partial) of a centre for three months.
Let us hear the story of Prabhu from Mrs. Kalaiselvi, our Special School Staff. "Prabhu is 16 years old and due to poor family background, he had to drop out from school while he was in IV standard. He started supporting his family financially by sheep rearing. His mother C. Mani is 48 years old and works as a coolie and earns Rs 150/- per day. Some times she will not have any work and during those days the family have to starve. Prabhu's father died some years ago. And he has 2 brothers.
When I came to know about him, I approached Mani, with much effort convinced her to stop sending the boy to the work. It was because of the boy's interest in studies and our continuous efforts, the boy was sent to the special school. He joined VIII standard in the Government Higher Secondary School, Arangur. When he received your support (the teacher means the donors here), he was studying X standard. I am proud that he scored 69% marks in the public exams held in the month of March 2015.
Now Prabhu is studying in XI standard. His dream is to become a police cop. He speaks about his dream with passion in his eyes"
The team of New Life wishes that his dream may come true. The dreams of poor, deprived children like Prabhu can be made a reality only with the support of you, dear donors. So kindly keep supporting these children, to complete their education. With you as partners, New Life wishes to support the dream of a minimum of 25 such children who were earlier child labourers. We know your words carry weight with your likeminded friends and relatives. Kindly keep spreading the message about the project close to your heart and help these children achieve their dreams.
With warm regards
It is with your support that we can achieve this. Yes, 52 children from our special schools are mainstreamed this year. They have been admitted to the nearby schools in different standards, based on their eligibility. The children are coached for two years or more. And when found to have confidence, courage and required level of academic knowledge, they are taken to the nearby school, write a test there and when found eligible, they are admitted to the school. And 52 is a good number, isn't it?
On 11th June, our special school teachers observed the Anti- Child Labour Day by conducting a signature campaign against child labour in the Government Schools, Musiri. It created awareness among the children about their rights to study.
Being the month of June, the special school staff are very busy, admitting new students to our special schools after convincing the parents.
During the last quarter we received $417.62 donations from noble hearted people like you. Out of this $100 is apportioned for paying the partial rent of two schools for six months. The balance amount $317.62 is used to support two children to continue their higher studies.
All this is possible only because of you dear donors. We gratefully remember you for making this happen. Kindly spread words about this project close to your heart to your friends and relatives. They value your words more.
Thank you once again.
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.
Dear Donors, "Every time we remember to say “thank you”, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth" Thank you for supporting our "Ensure Education Support for 100 child labourers" who were once upon child labourers.Now that children's are gains confidence and assurance a lot because of only your support. We once again thank you for your support and for being Angels in spreading words about our work. "May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life. Wishing you an year fully loaded with happiness." "wish you a very happy new year 2015"
Thank you dear donors,
With your generous support, 7 children who are studying 9th standard and above will be selected for getting education support. Our special thanks to Mr. Sridhar Sundaram who gave a generous donation of $1400 and made it possible. Our thanks giving will not be complete, unless we thank Mr./Ms. Laurie Duker who is continuously supporting us. The funds received are allocated towards the part payment of rent for a year ($200) and the balance to support 7 children to continue their studies. It is decided to select 7 from amongst those who compete, based on the following criteria:
Case studies are being collected and 7 deserving children who were formerly child labourers will be selected for support. It is tentatively fixed to provide the support on November 14th (Children's Day). And our staff are busy on the move.
Keep waiting for our next report to know who are all selected.
Thank you once again for the noble support.
With love and regards
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