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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)
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's Day!
Good food and no uniforms on Children's Day!
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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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Pradeep
Pradeep

Pradeep isa student of the Government Tamil  Higher Primary School, Murphy Town  studying in 4th standard. He comes from a very poor family, his mother is working as a maid and his father has abandoned the family when Pradeep was 2 years old child. Pradeep is the youngest among  three siblings. His eldest brother has discontinued his studies and his other brother is studying in 5th std in the same school. Pradeep  is a intelligent student in and  is very regular to  school.His mother goes for work early in the morning and returns late at  night . His family is in need of money so Pradeep  works in a shop  during his summer holidays. In spite of all these difficulties ,Pradeep is determined  to  attend school  regularly  and get a basic education.We are committed to all these children and will help them continue their education beyond this  primary school.

 Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) has adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary School in Murphy Town, Bangalore in 2013. After the adoption, we have been working hard to increase the student strength of the school and absorb this children into our trust to finish their basic education These children are first generation literates, so they do not have the motivation to come to school or to continue their education.So we will go to the homes of these children to bring them back to school with the help of the school teachers.We have been providing all the basic academic support and school necessities like books,shoes,stationery to the children of the school. We also arranged school van to pick and drop the children from the  school.We distribute a healthy porridge every alternate  morning and goodies  to all the students during special celebrations like Christmas or Diwali.

The months of April and May are school annual vacations after the final exams which happen during the middle of March. Our staff help the teachers for the smooth conduct of the exams. .We at ACT motivate the students to come to the school regularly by engaging volunteers to spend time with the children regularly.We also have volunteers from different organisations interacting with the children. Six  ACT volunteers and staff go to  the school regularly and help  the students by teaching english,maths and craft. ACT has taken shoe measurements for all the students and will provide shoes along with school bags,stationery and sweaters to each student during the next academic year

ACT sent a proposal to Lodge Tirunalu no. 179 from Bangalore  for the renovation of the  leaking asbestos sheet roofs of the building containing classrooms for the students.They kindly accepted the proposal and completed the renovation of the school building during this time since the children are not in school. When the children return to school after the holidays they will be thrilled to see the new building .It has been newly painted ,cleaned and all the electrical fittings installed.  

The original school building is very old built in 1924 and it has been declared as a heritage building .It has many infrastructure issues such as leaking roofs, damp walls and broken floor tiles.Lack of funds is constraining us from doing more work to make this school a happy place for these underprivileged children.We appeal for more funds through GlobalGiving, so that the poverty stricken parents can send their children to a safe and happy place.

Renovated classrooms
Renovated classrooms
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Arvind,a student of the school.
Arvind,a student of the school.

This is a story of a boy called Arvind , a student of the Government Tamil  Higher Primary School, Murphy Town,Bangalore.

Arvind  is studying in 7th standard. He comes from a very poor family, his parents are daily wage labourers. Arvind is the youngest among  the four siblings. He is an average student and  is not encouraged  or supported by his family  to get an decent education or even attend school regularly.His parents go to work early in the morning and return late at  night His older brothers are working but are not supporting the family financially.The parents are expecting Arvind to work to supplement their meagre income. In spite of all these difficultie,Arvind is determined  to attend school  regularly and get a basic education.

Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) has adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary School in MurphyTown, Bangalore. After the adoption,we have been working hard to increase the student strength of the school and to raise funds to repair and maintain  the existing infrastructure.

These children are first generation literates, so they do not have the motivation to study or to continue their education. We have been providing all the basic academic support and school necessities like books,shoes,stationery to the children of the school. We distribute a healthy porridge every morning and goodies to all the students during special celebrations like Childrens day or Christmas.

We at ACT motivate the students to come to the school regularly by engaging volunteers to spend time with the children regularly.We also have volunteers from different organisations interacting with the children

  • Volunteers from ISB visited the school and had music  and dance therapy classes for the  the students. They played different musical instruments and danced with them. They also sponsored some sports equipment for the school, took individual photographs of all children and distributed snacks.  These volunteers visit the school every Saturday.They also take spoken english classes for the children since this is a vernacular medium school..
  • ACT hired a JCB for a day  clear the grounds behind the school  to make  football and throwball fields. Children are very happy now and play in the ground every day.  
  • Thomson Reuters volunteers visited the school and engaged all the children by conducting English and Math classes.
  • We organised a comprehensive health camp for  students , teachers and for the supporting staff of the school 74 people  benefitted from the camp where doctors checked for physical ,dental and optical problems.We also had blood and urine tests done for each of them.
  • 6 ACT volunteers and staff go to  the school regularly and help  the students by teaching english,maths and craft

The original school building is very old built in 1924  and it has been declared as a  heritage building.It has many infrastructure issues such as leaking roofs, damp walls and broken floor tiles. Lack of funds is constraining us from doing more work to make this school a happy place for these underprivileged children.  We appeal for more funds through Global Giving, so that the poverty stricken parents can send their children to a safe and cheerful place..





Health camp for the children
Health camp for the children
Doctor seeing a child
Doctor seeing a child
Volunteers with the school children
Volunteers with the school children
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Ashwatha
Ashwatha

Here is a story of a girl called Ashwatha, a student of the Government Tamil Higher Primary School.

She is studying in the 4th standard and is the eldest of three daughters of the family. Her sisters Aishwarya and Anushree are in 3rd and 2nd standard respectively. Ashwatha is good at studies and she helps her sisters in their studies as well. She is from a very poor family where her father is the only bread winner of the family and her mother was not employed. Her father was an alcoholic and abused all the members at home. In spite of the problems at home, Ashwatha started coming to the school around three years ago. She later started bringing her very small sisters to the school just to avoid them being at home. Seeing her commitment to attend school, the teachers decided to employ her mother to work in the school. After a lot of intervention by the teachers, her father has changed his attitude and is proactively assisting their children in their academics

 Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) has adopted the Government Tamil Higher Primary School in Murphy Town, Bangalore three years ago.  After the adoption, we have been working hard to increase the student strength of the school and to raise funds to repair the infrastructure. This year we decided to renew the adoption agreement in July 2016.  

These children are first generation literates, so they do not have the right motivation to come to school. We have been providing all the basic necessities to the children of the school. We distribute a healthy porridge every morning and have given sweaters, sandals and kurtas to all the students. We try and motivate the students to come to the school regularly by engaging volunteers to spend time with the children at regular intervals

  • Volunteers from an auditing firm had come to the school to spend a few hours interacting with students, teaching English and Math to elementary students and drawing and painting to other students
  • Volunteers from a multinational mass media and information firm worked in the school area for almost 70 hours in October. The volunteers planted 10 saplingsacleaned the garden and play area and interacted with the students
  • Volunteers from an architecture firm, spent a full day in the school, they painted the 1st standard class room, interacted with the students and distributed chocolates and juices

Since the school building is very old, built in 1924, it has been declared a heritage building and has many infrastructure issues such as leaking roofs, damp walls and broken floor tiles. Lack of funds is constraining us from doing more. 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 hence come back to school.

Ashwatha with her mother and sisters
Ashwatha with her mother and sisters
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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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