Children growth and development in progress...
At the 3 orphanages run/supported by HOPE foundation, equal care is given towards all the aspects of growth and development. Children of all the three homes are given an opportunity to learn beyond their academic curriculum to be better informed and knowledgeable citizens. They are encouraged to participate in cultural programs be it at school or at home. Each and every child is given a responsibility to build their self-confidence, leadership qualities and remove the stage fear.
This year, the children of the home celebrated “Educational Development Day” in the honor of Kumaraswamy Kamaraj, popularly known as Kamaraj an Indian Independence activist and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Madras State then & now known as Tamil Nadu. Also the children got to celebrate Independence Day, Children’s Day, Christmas etc., through 2022 and New Year in 2023.
Apart from the above, the staff in the orphanages made every effort to make the children feel very special by celebrating their birthdays. The child is given a new dress, accessories on the special day and the special food of their choice is cooked and served for all the children on that day.
All the children look forward to celebrating these special days and leave no stone unturned to make it grand. These celebrations not only bring out the best in them but also fills them with a sense of happiness and contentment. It also gives them enough knowledge which help them to develop holistically for a better future.
We thank you very much for your continued support that enables HOPE foundation to provide the much needed love and care for the children of the three homes to have an all-round development. Thanks a lot.
HOPE foundation is working for the underprivileged and needy children through various programs since 1991. Health & care is one of the signature programs of HOPE that takes care of the abandoned, orphan, destitute and HIV/Aids infected and affected children through 3 Orphanages in Tamil Nadu. Arias Home of HOPE, one of the three orphanages, completed 20 years of its service to the women and children living with HIV/AIDS and those affected because of HIV/AIDS.
This home was started in 2001 in Chennai after the felt need from the community. So far, HOPE has helped more than 500+ women and children. Provided them with good education, helped them to stand on their feet, got them married and also got them rehabilitated to become a member of the general community with respect and dignity.
The children who came at the age of 4 and 5 have grown and settled. Pavan (Name Changed) has become a Mechanical Engineer, Pushpa (Name Changed) completed her Tally, is working as an accountant. She is married and has a 3-year-old son. Reena (name changed) was given training in sewing course. Today she is rehabilitated back to her family and she takes of her old grandma.
This home was converted to all girls home in the year 2015 and since then it takes care of girls providing them safe and secure shelter, food, medicines, education, counselling and all that a child require to live healthy and grow healthy.
This home not only provides a safe abode to the girls but also has a dairy farm and a vegetable garden. The produce of these two farms is utilized in the home for the girls.
We are very happy to share that all this was made possible because of your support. Your timely and continuous financial support has helped HOPE foundation to provide for all the needs of these children and help them grow in an environment where they are accepted for the past 20 years and we request you to keep supporting to bring hope and change the lives of children in need.
Pinky (name Changed) is a resident of Arias Home of Hope. She is a kind hearted loving and a friendly 12 year old girl. She studies in a government school in class 7 and the strength of her class is approximately 50 to 55. The competition is very high but being a bright student she is liked by her teachers.
Pinky wakes up early in the morning at about 4 am to revise her studies. She wants to become a doctor and hence puts in a lots of hard work.
This year Pinky got selected for a Class leader’s position as she achieved good grades in her class tests. Besides this, her good leadership and coordinating skills has helped her to co-ordinate well between the students, group leaders and teachers and thus receives praise from her teachers and feels very happy and proud.
Pinky is growing up to be an understanding girl. She has the attitude of learning and respects everyone.
At Arias home, the girls are groomed and nurtured to become upright individuals and are inculcated with right values. They are taught to be god fearing and helpful to others.
Your continued support will help Pinky who is an orphan become a doctor and a fine human being.
We appreciate the support we receive from you to provide safe and secure shelter, food , clothing and education to the children of our 3 homes and request you to continue extending your generous support to help girls like Pinky to achieve their dreams.
English a must know language!
The English language plays a necessary role in our lives as it helps in communication. English is vital for students as it broadens their minds, develops emotional skills, improves the quality of life by providing job opportunities. Moreover, the use of English as an international language is growing with time because it is the only medium for communication in many countries.
Usually, underprivileged children studying in schools having other medium of instruction than English find it difficult to communicate in English and therefore, they are found to be low on their morale and confidence.
Children from our 3 orphanages also find it difficult to communicate in English as they go to schools which use Tamil as a medium of instructions. HOPE foundation ensures that it provides best platform and opportunities to the 80+ children from 3 orphanages to learn and develop at par to with the privileged students, hence in the month of September 2021, Talking Yak was introduced for the children to learn English. Talking yak is an app which is designed for students to learn English easily from their own language. Right now, 59 students from HOPE worldwide Orphanage, Arias home of HOPE, Acharapakkam and Community Center of HOPE Tirunelveli are studying. Children are happy to learn English from this app. The app teaches grammar, phonics, pronunciation, and conversation through videos. The app is monitored by the Talking Yak staff and they send the children’s progress report every month.
Since the physical schools are not happening, the children get enough time in the home which they utilize in developing their skills in spoken English. These children are grouped together wherein the children who have progressed well mentor the slow learners. Lots of reading materials is given to them other than the one they have on the app to improve their English.
It’s been a wonderful journey for the children so far and they have developed a liking for the subject and want to excel in English.
We appreciate the donations that we receive from donors like you that enables organisation like ours to help develop the children’s abilities and skills and prepare them for the future.
Mamta is an 18 year old HIV+ positive girl. She came to the Arias Home of HOPE when she was just 8 years old. She lost her parents to HIV/AIDS and her grandmother was the sole care taker however due to old age, she was unable to take care of Mamta and thus left her at Arias HOME in 2010. Since then, Mamta has been living in the home. She could not complete her X Std. as she was unable to cope with her studies. Consumption of ART medications impacted her capacity to retain information of subject studied, thus in spite of repeated attempts, she was unable to complete her board exams and studies.
HOPE foundation works towards building the skills of every child and thus encourages them to learn some or the other skill building course of their interest that would help them earn a descent livelihood once they are rehabilitated back into the community.
Since Mamtha could not study further, she was enrolled for tailoring/sewing courses. Mamtha has a liking towards stitching and sewing and instantly picked up this skill. She is attending online training on learning how to stitch and sew.
We are very happy and full of gratitude for your ongoing support that’s helps HOPE foundation to help build the lives of children who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
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