Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy, India

by New Life
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


Dear donors,

Gratitude for the support you have been providing the New Life team continuously.

The prisoners were given trainings on various trades since the beginning. Some of them are: 

The trainings have helped 972 prisoners since 1997, to start small ventures in tailoring, candle making, etc. 

Mr. Anand (name changed) who was trained in automobile mechanism in 2009 by New Life in the Central Prison, is now released and is doing repair works for two wheelers. He says he earns a minimum of Rs. 500/- per day. His family is happy and his sons are now studying 10th and 8th standards. Anand is dreaming of making his sons Engineers. 

Such a bright change is possible only because of the support provided by you dear donors. And we are thankful to you for making this happen and being a cause of the change. And these inmates who have diverted their lives in a positive  direction are much much thankful for you being with them morally.

Now we are waiting for funds to conduct the Kundan Jewellery making training to be conducted in the prison. And this is possible only with your support. Kindly spread words to your friends and relatives who have joy in changing lives. Your words carry more weight.

Thank you  

Dear Donors,

Thanks to your donations the inmates of the Special Prison have been trained in so many trades like Tailoring, vermi compost production, candle, washing powder, incense powder making, etc. These trainings have given them courage and confidence to face their future and the community once they get released. The trainings have also helped them keep themselves busy and engaged instead of idling away the time in prison and dwelling in the past/fearful thoughts.

The women who were forced into activities that conflict with law, either because of their poverty or due to emotions were now given a new livelihood skill which will help them to get settled with self pride. All this is possible only with your support. You made this happen.

Your continued support (both financial and moral) will help other women inmates who want to change. The organisation is now planning to give training on Kundan Jewellery production to the inmates. The training will be given to 30 beneficiaries for a month. Kundan Jewellery is the art of making jewels with gem stones. The women are fond of these jewellery as they are cheaper and it comes in vibrant colours that match their attire. Hence it is a profitable venture.

So kindly spread words about this project to your friends and relatives. We can start the training in the next month if we receive the required donation of $360

We require generous donors to support us continue working for this cause. Kindly help us.


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Organization Information

New Life

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