Children
 India
Project #4533

Help Build a Home for 50 Underprivileged Children

by New Life
Vetted

Dear Donors,

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN!

"Poonjolai" (the garden of flowers), the home for children was innaugurated in the year 2007. It started functioning from 3 rooms where NEW LIFE office was functioning. Later with support from local philanthropists, we could buy a small home of 600 sq.ft. for the children.  To provide a more spacious home for the children we approached you through this project. We could mobilise $7615 from you dear donors over these years. Now we are closing our appeal as the time has run. 

With the support you provided we could pay a portion of the construction expenses, electrical items, get a new electricity connection, a water heater for the children and colour wash the home. Now the home is proudly speaking about the humanity and the warmth that remains in the changing world. Thank you donors.

Your continued patronage is required to meet out the living and education expenses of the children. You can contribute for the same at the below link:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/safe-shelter-and-future-for-deprived-children-in-india/ 

Or you can choose to support the ex child labourers who are now continuing their education with support from people like you at: 

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ensure-education-for-100-child-labour/

Or choose to help coaching deprived children living in slums at:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/coaching-100-children-in-india/

People like you help us to execute our work among the needy children. Kindly continue supporting us financially and by spreading words about our work to your like minded friends and relatives. Your words carry weight. And we can together strive towards a better tomorrow.

Thanking you once again for your support.

Dear friends,

We value your trust in our organisation and the commitment you have towards our project of providing home to the poor single parented children. We thank you for helping us continue our work.  

The home built is now providing shelter for the underprivileged poor children who are either single parented and/or whose parent/s involve in activities that conflict with law. In December, the principal of the school where our children study, recommended to admit a girl in our home. She has no father. She is studying in 11th standard. Her story in the words of her mother: "Mam, Rekha's (name changed) father died six years back. My sister told me that she will take care of Rekha and brought her here this year. I trusted my sister and sent my daughter with her. I stay with my father in law who is very old and sick. I go to coolie work. 

When I come to see Rekha, I can see that she is not like before and she was hiding something to me. When I visited her this time, I can see that she is much upset and unhappy. I inquired her and to my shock, came to know that my sister is illtreating her. Rekha was asked to cook and do the household chores. She was not given time to study. And to my dismay she was not fed properly. I decided to take her away from my sister's home. 

Rekha is a good student. So when I approached the school principal, she wanted Rekha to continue her studies. She called you and now we are here."

After hearing the poor girl's story New Life decided to give shelter to Rekha in our Poonjolai home. And now Rekha is happy, studying, playing and eating well. 

All this is possible only with the noble support from you dear donors. Now we come to you with a plea to help us raise donations of $1620 for buying cots for the children. We have a posted a micro project for this purpose and the link is:

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/help-buy-cots-for-the-children-in-our-home/

Your donations will help the children have a cozy sleep and will reduce the incidences of them falling sick. Kindly spread words to your friends and relatives. Your words carry weight and this will help us reach our target early. 

Thank you once again for all your support

Latha in home
Latha in home

Dear Donors,

Latha is the child of a young desserted mother Shaila (names changed). Her mother gave birth to her and Latha's father desserted Latha nad her mother. Then she lived with another man who gave birth to another girl child. After the birth of the second child, that man too desserted Shaila. Shaila, in her longing for love and affection fell prey to another man. The story repeated; another girl child is born and this man also desserted Shaila.

Shaila found it very difficult to raise the small kids who are 4.5 years, 3.5 years and just born. She could not go to work as she delivered the baby within a month. In this stage, we came to know about her through a staff nurse who is working in the hospital where she delivered the baby. The nurse who knows about the work of New Life and it's home for the children for quite some years called for supporting the poor children. New Life's staff visited the home of Latha and her sister Sita (name changed).  The house they were staying is very much damaged, not at all safe for three small children and the children were looking very pathetic. They were surviving on the porridge provided by the nearby Government creche. And in the nights mostly they sleep without food. On seeing the drastic condition, the first two children were admitted to our home immediately in the month of August.

Now Latha and Sita are in our home. Latha is healthy while Sita is a weak child. Latha is admitted to the nearby primary school. All these incidents affected Latha. It made her a child in a difficult circumstance. She longs for love and affection but she could not express that. So she is separating herself from the other children in our home. She likes to spend her time alone. We are sure that with the love and affection she gets at home, she will soon mingle with the other children and will be happy. Sita frequently has health problems and she is given special medical care. We hope she becomes a healthy child soon.

Many other children like Latha are longing for care, love and affection. They should not be vulnerable to dangers of abuse. Safeguarding them from abuse is possible only with the generous donations you give dear donors. We thank you for helping us to nurture these poor children who would otherwise be wandering in the streets,with irresponsible parents like Shaila and her companions.

Kindly keep supporting our cause and thus these poor, deprived children. Tell your friends and relatives with similar minds to help the poor children about the project. Our children grow because of your generous support and they are thankful to you dear donors.

Thanking you. 

Latha with other children
Latha with other children

Links:

Dear Donors,

The new academic year 2015-16 is started and the children are happily going to school from the home "Poonjolai". During the last quarter, the children were busy preparing for their exams. Thank you for helping them to have a ventilated, lighted space for study. "We thank you for helping us to buy an invertor. With the frequent power cuts we have, it is very difficult for us to study and prepare for the exams. The invertor is helping us to have power in the times of power cuts and study without interruption. I thank you very much donors, on behalf of my brothers and sisters in the home, for the donations you gave for buying this. Without this I could not have scored 80% marks in the tenth common examination. Now I am admitted to the Science group and I aspire to become a nurse", says Rani(name changed). 

A small generous contribution from your side can help us support children like Rani. The organisation is still having debts. If you can help us repay these loans, it will help us to reduce our burden and in keeping up our credibility with those who believed us and lent money for building the home. 

Kindly spread words to people who are like minded and help us repay the loans.

Thank you once again for being with us.

With regards

Children with volunteers/donors & senior citizens
Children with volunteers/donors & senior citizens

On the Christmas Eve, the student volunteers who are also the donors took our children to a senior citizen home. There the three generations celebrated the Christmas. The children were very happy to spend a day with the elders and the youth. They gave cultural events, participated in games, partied and returned home joyfully. 

On March 24th, the birthday of Britto, one of the children in home was celebrated by a team of young donors in our home. 

During the last three months (Dec2014- Feb2015) we received a donation of $366. Out of this $146 is used to buy a water heater for the children. The scanned copy of the bill is attached. The remaining amount is paid to the loan creditors. There is still a balance of $20210. This can be settled only with the generous donations from you people. We are also taking efforts mobilise donations from the local community and we want to settle the loans at the earliest.

For this we depend on people like you who have been continuously supporting us not only financially but also morally. We request you to kindly spread words about our work to your friends and relatives. 

Thanking you once again.

Heater Bill
Heater Bill
Birthday Celebration in Home
Birthday Celebration in Home
 

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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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