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Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)

by ASHWINI CHARITABLE TRUST
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Save a School with Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT)
Giving Rations to a mother
Giving Rations to a mother

 

 A huge Humanitarian Crisis  due to Covid 19 pandemic  and Lockdown situation in Bangalore .

Most of the parents of our sponsored children work as Drivers, Decorators, Tailors, , Vendors, Carpenters, Painters basically daily wage labourers. Some of their mothers are homemakers and majority of the mothers work as housemaids. Due to the Lockdown situation, these underprivileged families lost their daily source of income.

 In the initial weeks of Lockdown after the 25th of march , Ashwini Charitable Trust  raised funds through Social Media, Friends, Family and well-wishers and decided to provide ration kits  to all the children every week till the lockdown is lifted and they can go back to their jobs. 

Th e provisions given were Rice – 2kgs, Dal – 1 kg, Sooji – 1 kg ,Oil – 1 litre ,Sugar – 1 kg   

       The Volunteers who were the senior adult children  felt a sense of happiness and deep sense of gratitude when they distributed these kits  to the other children and families .The families were deeply grateful and expressed their thanks  and said God has sent these children to give the kits during this situation. Most of them were overwhelmed with the kits as they have two to  three children . They can stock it for weeks to feed the children  three meals during these difficult times. All the families thanked the trust for providing timely help.

Distributing to a  grateful mother
Distributing to a grateful mother
Giving free rations
Giving free rations
Giving rations to a father
Giving rations to a father
Grateful mothers
Grateful mothers
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Music classes every week
Music classes every week

Our interventions include teaching,providing food,recreation and mentoring the children and we continuously conduct various extracurricular programs and provide food in the school to inspire and motivate them to come to school regularly.

  • Make a daily protein mix which has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that the growing children need, as most of the children come to school without having breakfast. We have measured the height and weight of all the children this year to assess and analyse the impact of nutritious protein powder. In this year we have started giving them biscuits with the protein mix.

• Celebrate birthdays of the children at the end of each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends, school teachers.

• Conduct music classes every Wednesday by SAPA teachers for the students of Class 5 and above. We have selected 20 students through an audition and the class lasts for more than one hour.

• Our regular volunteers’ conduct Maths and Elementary English reading, writing and spoken classes for all the children.

• Every November we celebrate Annual day. This year we celebrated our 19th Annual Day with our children. Some of our outstanding students, mothers and volunteers were recognized on this day including two Tamil Govt. School children..

• Celebrated Christmas at Tamil Government School for the children of both the Government Schools. The volunteers had planned the occasion to the last detail. To celebrate the spirit of the season, fun filled activities had been arranged for the children at both venues. Santa Claus distributed Christmas cake, cotton candy, gifts and goodies. Christmas Carolls.

 Many thanks for making 2019 memorable for the children. Let’s welcome 2020 to help bring smiles to their faces. Let’s unite to dream big for the underprivileged children and  seek to bring the children to school regularly.

 

 

 

 

Christmas celebrations
Christmas celebrations
School Bag distribution
School Bag distribution
Volunteer teaching English
Volunteer teaching English
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Children Quarterly Assessments
Children Quarterly Assessments

Our mission is to provide an all-round education for the children, including academics as well as extra-curricular activities.

 

Members of Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) visit the school regularly and interact with the Headmistress, teachers and children.We provide a healthy protein mix and biscuits as supplementary food for the students six days a week. While interacting with the students we realised that most of them were not eating breakfast at home, so we decided to provide protein mix and biscuits to the students every day in the morning.

ACT has been providing van service for bringing 30 children from nearby  slums.

Volunteering Activities:

  • ACT has been organizing volunteering activities on all the weekdays. Our volunteers teach the students English throughout the week. ACT Operation Coordinator teaches basic English to classes 1 and 2  using a tablet and Math by using the Building Blocks app for classes 1 to  5. It has been observed that the students enjoy these classes immensely.
  • ACT organises yoga classes in the school every Saturday with the help of volunteers.
  • Every month, ACT celebrates the birthdays of the school children, who have their birthdays in that month. We invite them to cut a cake, sponsored by ACT. We also invite the parents to be a part of this birthday celebration.The cake and chips are distributed among children, school staff and guardians who are present during the celebration. 
  • SaPa in Schools was founded by musicians Bindu and Ambi Subramaniam. The mission of SaPa in Schools is to create an ecosystem for Music Education in India, and to teach art not only for arts’ sake, but also promotes a larger vision around how Indian and global music can be used to spread global cultural awareness, peace and tolerance, and promote sustainable living. Since 2014, SaPa in Schools has been providing high quality Indian andglobal music education, as an integral part of school curriculum. The strength of the program is age appropriate teaching methodologies, which include activities, books, audio and video material, student assessment and teacher training. We have twenty students from class 1 to class 5, every Wednesday attending these classes.
  • ACT organized  the quarterly basic academic assessment which involved assessing the children for their knowledge of English both spoken and written.

Diwali,the festival of lights was celebrated with joy and with the distribution of sweets to the children and staff members of the school.

Birthday cake!
Birthday cake!
Happy children in the music class
Happy children in the music class
Children come to school by van
Children come to school by van
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Happy children in school
Happy children in school

  May 27th 2019 is the start of a new academic year after 2 months of holidays.So the children are happy to come back to school but sad to leave their villages to come back to the city.We are happy to welcome the children back with sweets  new bags and stationery and  the birthday celebrations 

VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES

We also started our volunteering classes with volunteers from France  who taught the children english and played games during lunch hours with the children to make happy memories of school

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

ACT Celebrates the birthdays of the school children, who have their birthdays in the month. We invite them to cut cake, sponsored by ACT. We also invite the parents to be a part of this birthday celebration. The cake and chips are distributed among children, school staff and guardians who are present during the celebration.

 BAGS DISTRIBUTION

ACT distributed bags and stationery to all the children in the beginning of the academic year

YOGA DAY CELEBRATION

ACT with the help of Sri Krishna Wellness Yoga and Cultural center celebrated International Yoga Day on 21st June 2019. They had a one hour Yoga class for everyone and have distributed T-shirts and breakfast to all the students and teachers.

Children getting new school bags
Children getting new school bags
June 21st international Yoga Day
June 21st international Yoga Day
Birthday celebrations in school
Birthday celebrations in school
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Changing Anuradha's life
Changing Anuradha's life

Anuradha (name changed) is studying in 7th standard at the Government Tamil Higher Primary School lives with her two sisters and parents.  Her two sisters are studying in the same school in 4th and 6th std. respectively. Her father is a house painter and mother is working as a helper in the same school. Her father is an alcoholic and mother is struggling to raise three daughters. Being an elder daughter of an illiterate parents Anuradha is self-motivated learner and is very clever and very good in her studies. She wants to become a doctor. She likes Tamil and English language. She likes to play and draw in her leisure time. She behaves very well with her teachers and friends. she is very regular to school, attentive in her studies and wants to continue her education.

The year has come to an end  and all the children will go to the next class in the new academic year which starts in June 2019. We continuously conduct various extracurricular programs and provide food in the school to motivate them to come to school regularly. And hence we do the following:

  1.  Make a daily protein mix which has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that the growing children need, as most of the children come to school without having breakfast. We have measured the height and weight of all the children this year to assess and analyse the impact of nutritious protein powder. In this year we have started giving them biscuits with the protein mix.
  2. Celebrated birthdays of the children at the end of each month. The children cut a huge cake in front of their friends, school teachers and eat it in school along with potato chips. Well qualified yoga professionals of Sri Krishna Wellness, Yoga and Cultural Centre conduct classes to improve overall health and their concentration power. Our regular volunteers’ conduct Elementary English reading, writing and spoken classes for all the children.
  3. Conducted students’ assessments at the end of the academic year to find out their progress.
  4. We along with a very dedicated group of volunteers from a company Faurecia participated in the Saraswathi puja celebrations.
  5. Graduating class of this year was given a send off with food and 1kg cake
  6. We will organize summer classes for children to teach and engage them in activities during the summer holidays. Summer classes help the children to develop skills while experiencing a new and exciting learning environment.

We appeal for more funds through global giving, to help Anuradha 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.

 

Graduating class
Graduating class
Yoga classes every Saturday
Yoga classes every Saturday
Get the blessings ofSaraswati,Goddess of learning
Get the blessings ofSaraswati,Goddess of learning
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ASHWINI CHARITABLE TRUST

Location: BANGALORE, KARNATAKA - India
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Project Leader:
RADHIKA ARVINDAM
BANGALORE, KARNATAKA India
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