Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy, India

by New Life
On the valediction day
On the valediction day

Dear Donors,

The training on Kundan Jewel Making was completed on 19.01.2016.  25 trainees attended the training and they learnt the trade with much interest. Assessment was conducted on the last day of the training. Certificates were issued to the 18 successful candidates on 20.01.2016. The Deputy Inspector General honoured us and the trainees by participating in the valediction function and by giving certificates to the successful candidates. 

Mrs. Raji (name changed), who was inside the prison for murdering her own daughter says, " When the training was started I joined it with less interest and with an intention of time passing. But on the second day I was eagerly waiting for the trainer. The training was quite interesting and the trainer was much friendly. She made us do things and now I am a jewel maker. I can make beautiful bangles, necklaces, earrings, anklets and what not? (a big smile). I want to go out soon, start my own micro unit and sell my jewels. This requires very less capital, you see! And the profit is more than 50% (another big smile)."

Raji was arrested for killing her own daughter who was wedded with lot of love, expectations and of course expenditure. After few years of married life, it was found that the daughter had extra marital affairs. There was a big quarrel in the husband's home. So Raji took her daugher back to her home and in anger murdered the daughter. Now Raji is waiting for her release. 

$198.28 was spent on training the inmates. We had to buy materials for jewel making like beads, stones, frames, hooks, gear wire, ropes, etc. There is the travelling cost of the trainer and the counsellor who visited the prison during training. The honorarium of the trainer is included. 

The DIG of Prisons wished the trainees a prosperous and peaceful future. The Innerwheel President wished them all the best and appreciated the interests of the trainees. The models made by them were  so perfect. 

Dear friends, only with the help of you we can achieve this. Without your moral and financial support the training would not have been possible. Thanks to the Innerwheel Club for supporting the venture partly.

Kindly keep supporting our project by spreading words to your friends and relatives. Your words carry weight. With donations we can continue to conduct trainings like kundan jewellery making (with less capital and more profit, short duration courses). 

Thank you once again for all your support. 

Certificate issued to a trainee
Certificate issued to a trainee


Dear Donors,

Wishing you all a very happy NEW YEAR!

We have a good news to share in the start of this year. As you know, we have been trying hard to mobilise resources to conduct trainings to the inmates of the women prison. During the last quarter we mobilised $91.83 from global giving and from Innerwheel Club in Trichy. With this money New Life decided to start the training on making kundan jewelery(It is the jewelery made of artificial kundan stones).

It was also decided to use the resources, instruments and raw materials New Life already have to make good the shortfall in resources for the training. The training was started on December 30th, 2015. It will conducted for 15 days. The trainees were selected on the crieteria, that they should be discharged within a year of the training. This will help them to start their micro venture that gives them a livelihood option.     

Mrs. Seetha (name changed) is now inside the prison. When asked why she is there she said, "I was a school headmistress. One of my friends met me with another person one day. That man told me if my school teachers and friends can join the chit he is running, they will gain much. After his repeated attempts, I referred this man to my friends and school teachers. They gave money to this chit. One day this man absconded. And during enquiry people told that I introduced the chit person to them. And now I am inside the prison for the fault of referring an unknown person. hmmmm...its all my fate".

There are inmates like Seetha, who are inside for no fault of them or for unknowingly getting into some plots. These women are being trained by us and gain confidence to face the world once they get discharged. The donations you give help us train these people and change their lives.

Thank you so much for being a part of the project. Kindly keep supporting this project and help these women face the world confidently. 

With regards

Felicitation by the Innerwheel Project President
Felicitation by the Innerwheel Project President
Materials given
Materials given
Materials given
Materials given
Dear Donors, 
Ram (name changed) was one of the benefeciaries of the two-wheeler/automobile mechanism training conducted by New Life. At first, he was hesitant to join when called for the training.  When we met him after the training, Ram said, "Thank you for showing me a new way. When I was locked up in the jail, I was much worried about my two children and my wife. Now, I got confidence that I can lead a decent living once I get out of these walls."
The inmates not only gained technical skills but also a new strength to cope up with the world, thanks to the counselling given to them. We thank you donors for making this happen. 
Efforts are made by the Prison Department to direct the lifers with good conduct in a constructive way. And we have joined hands with them in this effort. Embarking on such rehabilitative acts would provide a healthy diversion for the inmates. The objective is to bring about a change in their mind set . Prison bazaars are also being run to sell the products made by the prisoners in both Male and Female Prison. Hence the trained prisoners can sell the goods produced by them. The money earned can be used in starting up their small ventures once they go out. 
A small contribution from your side will help us imparting skills to the prisoners, which will rehabilitate them and in the longer run, pave the way to a crime free society. 
Spread  the word to your friends and relatives to make a change.
With regards

Viji (name changed) is in Women's Special Prison, Trichy.  She is life sentenced as she murdered her husband.

Yes, Viji killed her husband! Viji entered her husband's home with lots of dreams after marriage. But she was beaten by her drunkurd husband everyday. He used abusive words. She was blaming her destiny and was distressed. When she could not drag on anymore she went to her brothers and complained about the brutality of her husband. Her brothers got angry and fought with her husband. The husband abused her brothers too and Viji was much annoyed. She lost her control and beat her husband. In her outrage she killed him and realised that only after some time. She got arrested, life sentenced and spending her youth in prison. Anger in that spur of the moment spoiled her entire life. 

New Life trained Viji in tailoring and she could stich blouses and skirts now. She now has the confidence that she can earn her living once she goes out.

Women like Viji, who commit crimes on the spur of a moment or for safeguarding themselves or because of poverty are spending their time aimlessly inside the prison. The trainings given by New Life for developing their skills motivate them, give them hope and once they go out they get integrated with the community.

We thank you dear donors for helping these women to lead a normal life once they get out of the prison. The trainings you support increase their skill and confidence, the counselling given by the staff help them to face the community with courage. All this is possible only because of the continued support you give and we request you to spread words about this project to your dear and near ones.

With thanks and regards


Dear Donors,

           "Every time we remember to say “thank you”, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth".

           Thank you for supporting our "Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy" who were discharged prisoners. After this training they are gains confidence and courage to face the community besides providing an opportunity to find a livelihood option.These all happens because of your support only.

           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"


Thanks & Regards

F.Beatrice Vanaja CAO


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New Life

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

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