Education  India Project #16805

Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)

by ASHWINI CHARITABLE TRUST Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified
Sneha at  the school
Sneha at the school

Sneha(name changed) studying in class 7 is staying in Garudacharpalya near Whitefield which is far away from the school along with her father and grandparents.She was studying in a Tamil medium School in Chennai  till class 4 and is very keen to continue her education in tamil medium in Bangalore and hence spends Rs. 40 per day as bus fare to come to school . Her class teacher appreciates her ability to mingle with her classmates and  is good in her studies.Her father is working as a daily wage labour in a construction site.Now her mother is staying in Chennai along with her younger brother and sister. She is able to meet her mother and siblings during the summer vacation. It is her dream to continue her education and become a teacher and serve the society.

 We continuously run various extracurricular programs in the school to attract and engage more children.

  • We provide all the children a daily protein mix which has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that growing children need, as most of the children come to school  without having breakfast. We have measured the height and weightof all the children this year to assess and analyse the impact of nutritious protein powder. 
  • We have qualified professionals of Sri Krishna Wellness, Yoga and Cultural Centre  who conduct Saturday Yoga classes to improve overall health and concentration powers of the children. ACT with their help organised International Yoga Day on 21st June 2018.
  • We celebrate birthdays of the children at the end of each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends and eat it in school along with potato chips. We also invite the parents to be a part of this monthly celebration
  • We have organized special summer classes for all the children during summer vacation. Our volunteers engaged the children with English, Math, painting, e-learning based Meghshala classes, Eddy (kids learning tablet) classes, and movie time. We have provided lunch to all the children whoever attended the summer classes.
  • Our regular volunteers’ conduct Elementary English reading, writing and spoken classes for all the children.
  •  Volunteers from an Institute of Management Studies  came for their internship and they conducted various sessions for children. They taught basic English, basic Math, conducted quizzes and sports events. Children enjoyed their company and participated wholeheartedly in all the events.
  • Corporate employees spend their time and money and they distributed stationery to all the children to encourage them to come to school and continue their studies.
  • We have distributed bags and stationery in the beginning of the academic year.
  • We appeal for more funds through global giving, to help Darshini and children like her so that the poverty stricken parents and their underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities of the school and come back to school regularly.
Yoga class in progress
Yoga class in progress
Children with their new bags
Children with their new bags
Birthday celebrations
Birthday celebrations
Volunteer Teaching Spoken English
Volunteer Teaching Spoken English
Sandhya at school
Sandhya at school

Sandhya studying in class 2 lost her mother few years back,now lives with her grandmother who works as a janitor who is struggling to take care of her grandchildren. Sandhya’s father is an alcoholic and does not take care of her. Her elder brother is an auto driver. Sandhya is regular in school and her ambition is to become a teacher. Her favourite subject is Tamil. Sandhya is very energetic and participates in various school games. She is very friendly and has lot of friends in school.

We at ACT are continuously run various extracurricular programs in the school to attract and engage more children.

  • We provide all the children a daily porridge mix which has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that growing children need, most of whom come without having any food to school.
  • We have qualified professionals who conduct Saturday Yoga and Sunday Karate classes to improve overall health and concentration powers of the children.
  • We celebrate birthdays of the children at the end of each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends and eat it in school along with potato chips.
  • We provide Saturday morning snacks to the children to encourage them to come to school even on Saturday which is a half day. 
  • We have organized Science Exhibition on National Science Day at the school premises. Our science teacher  helped them to conduct  various practical experiments. Senior children participated in the event with lot of enthusiasm. Students enjoyed a lot and their performance was appreciated. We distributed snacks after the event.
  • Our regular volunteers conduct Elementary English writing and reading classes for all the children.
  • We along with a very deicated group of volunteersfrom a comapany Faurecia particiapted in the sarawati puja celebrations and gave motivational speeches to the parents and children and ended the day by the distribution of goodies to all the students.As final year students will be leaving, we have distributed 1 kg cake to all of them as a graduation gift.

We appeal for more funds through global giving, to help Sandhya and children like her so that the poverty stricken parents and their underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities of the school and come back to school regularly.

Science Exhibition in school
Science Exhibition in school
Children enjoying their Saturday snacks
Children enjoying their Saturday snacks
Distribution of snacks on science exhibition day
Distribution of snacks on science exhibition day
Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar

Vijay wants to join Police force

 Vijay Kumar (name changed)is a 7th standard student of the Tamil Government Higher Primary school who stays in his relatives house His father expired in January 2015 due to paralysis. Vinay has one elder sister who is staying in her grandmother’s house and studying there. Vinay’s younger brother stays with his mother in Chennai. His mother got his father’s job and works as a cleaning staff in office to raise the kids. Vinay wants to join the police force and break the cycle of poverty for his family. Vinay is not a meritorious student but he is very regular in the school and very active in various activities. He has a caring heart for his friends and extends his helping hand to his friends. He has stammering problem and unable to speak properly due to this. As he is staying away from his family so sometimes he feel lonely and wants to meet her mother and tries to visit  his mother frequently.

We Ashwini Charitable Trust working hard to nurture the habit of reading to the first generation learners of the Government Tamil Higher Primary school in Murphy Town. We want to increase the number of students every year and as part of this endeavor we run various extracurricular activities in the school and continuously motivating and engaging students for the same.

  • We provide daily porridge mix to all the children that has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that growing children need,most of whom come without having any food to school.
  • We gifted chocolates to all the students at thestart ofthe new year 2018..
  • We distributed tiffin boxes to all the children and school teachers.
  • We conducted students’ assessments during beginning and end of the academic year to find out their progress. Two French volunteers done Mathematic and English assessment this time.
  • We have qualified professionals who conduct Saturday Yoga and Sunday Karate classes .
  • We celebrate birthdays of the children at the end of each month each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends and eat it in school along with potato chips.
  • We provide saturday morning snacks to the children to encourage them to come to school even on saturday which is a half day. 
  • We are teaching sciencethrough practical experiments and making science fun for the children.
  • Our regular volunteers conduct Elementary english writing and reading classes for all the children.
We love the chocolates
We love the chocolates
The tiffin box distribution
The tiffin box distribution
Sandhya at school
Sandhya at school

Sandhya a student of the Tamil Government Higher Primary school who is from a poor family and parents face financial crisis at the end of every month when they do not have money to even eat. Sandhya is studying in 7th standard now having taken a break of 4 years .Her parents had decided to separate due to contstant fighting at home .She had to discontinue her education and go to work sincethe  family was in severedebt with her father abandoning them .Nowafter 4 years her father has reunited with the family, so Sandhya decided to continue her education and approached school to give her admision in school.

We at Ashwini Charitable Trust have adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary school in Murphy Town to get more children back to their school and as part of this endeavor we are continuously doing renovations to help the children come to a clean safe environment to study.We also run many programs in the school.

  • Our volunteer based teaching programs include Science Experiments taught by a science teacher,English Reading and Comprehension by a retired teacher who volunteers every day, Volunteers teech each and every child Spoken English since the children are in a vernacular medium school.
  • Birthdays of the children were celebrated each month. The children cut a huge cake and eat it with their friends in school along with potato chips.
  • In order to improve the Saturday attendance in school we are motivating the children with exciting newsnacks every week.This has worked well andtheattendence has drastically improved in the last few saturdays.
  • We are having regular Yoga classes taken by trained and qualified teachers so that it will help the overall health and concentraion powers of the children

We appeal for more funds through global giving, so that the poverty stricken parents and their underprivileged children are attracted by the facilities and amenities and come back to school regularly.

Yoga is good exercise!
Yoga is good exercise!
Good food and no uniforms on Children
Good food and no uniforms on Children's Day!
Aishwarya loves to pose
Aishwarya loves to pose

Aishwarya started coming to the school along with her elder sister when she was 3 years old to escape physical abuse from her father. She is  now in the 4th standard and she is the second in the family of three girls . Aishwarya  is good at studies and she helps her younger sister as well. She is from a very poor family and often they do not have enough food to eat. She is very regular to school and so the teachers decided to employ her mother who takes the leftover food from the school midday meal scheme for her children to eat at  night.

These children like Aishwarya are first generation learners, so they do not have the inclination or feel the need  to come to school. The staff and volunteers of  Ashwini Charitable Trust(ACT)  work hard to motivate the students to come to the school regularly.

  • We give the children school essentials like books and stationery, 2 pairs of school shoes and socks, sweaters and school bags.
  • Every day we have at least 3 to 4 dedicated volunteers from India and abroad spend time with the children to help them with English speaking, reading and writing skills using a tablet and  story books , teach Basic computer skills and conduct Science experiments
  • 60 Volunteers from a reputed Management College spent 3 days, 20 hours each by interacting with the children one child with one volunteer, conducting English, Mathematics, drawing and painting fun activities for them. They also organized  a exciting sports day with many races for all the children and later distributed medals to the top three winners.
  • Volunteers from the Sri Krishna Wellness Centre taught Yoga to all the students and teachers on World Yoga Day, 21st of June.
  • Since most children are not fortunate to celebrate their birthdays at home, we started celebrating them once every month at the end of the month. The ones whose birthdays fall in that particular month get on stage, cut the cake and blow out candles in front of the whole school singing for them.  
Running the 50 m dash with joy
Running the 50 m dash with joy
We love our new school bags
We love our new school bags
My birthday celebrations
My birthday celebrations
Chloe from France teaches the children
Chloe from France teaches the children
 

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ASHWINI CHARITABLE TRUST

Location: BANGALORE, KARNATAKA - India
Website: http:/​/​ashwinitrust.org
Project Leader:
RADHIKA ARVINDAM
BANGALORE, KARNATAKA India
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