Children
 India
Project #3285

Ensure Education for 100 Child Laborers

by New Life
Vetted
Sep 18, 2012

The plight of Kowshan and his siblings

Kowshan with other children
Kowshan with other children

Dear Donor,

We are happy to share the story of Kowshan with you.

Kowshan is living in Kaja pettai. He has one younger brother and one younger sister.  His father is a drunkard.  His mother often gets arrested for theft and commercial sex work and she spends 3/4th of her year in the prison.  His father is working in a medical shop.  The family situation does not allow Kowshan to concentrate in his studies. But he is interested in the traditional game “Kabadi”.  He has won many prizes in Kabadi.  He is interested in sports.

His father’s monthly income is Rs.9000.  But Kowshan’s father does not give money for household expenses.  Since the parents are irresponsible,  Kowshan is forced to take care of his siblings. Hence he started working in a lathe shop.

Gowshan earned the Rs.300 per week.  He was not admitted to a  school and the parents never thought of it.  He started smoking with his friends.  Our New Life staff identified this boy. The  counselor and the special school teacher went to Kowshan’s house and spoke about the importance of  education to him. He did not want to come to school. We found his feeling of anxiety about the plight of his siblings. Hence we assured that all the three will be admitted and they can have a full meal in the noon. He accepted after several attempts and was admitted to the Child Labour Special School with his brother and sister.

In the very beginning he did not sit in the school.  He used to go away. It was difficult for him to concentrate and learn. He does not even knew the basic letters in Tamil/ English.  Later he started studying.  Now he has improved a lot and is able to read and write Tamil/English words.  He likes to come to school now and study.  He respects and obeys the teacher now. 

This is made possible only by the noble donors like you. We are grateful for your continued support. We request you to spread words about our work to your friends and relatives (you know them better and they respect you).

We also request you to mark in your dairy the October 17th bonus day of Global Giving when your donations are matched by 30% (up to $1,000 per donor, per project). Hence we kindly request you to keep supporting us and our children whose futures are bright because of you.

Regards

Kowshan studying
Kowshan studying
Kowshan
Kowshan

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New Life

Location: Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli - India
Website: http:/​/​www.newlifemfi.org
Project Leader:
Beatrice Vanaja
Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu India

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