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Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore

by SUKRUPA
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Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Educate 400 Underprivileged Children in Bangalore
Quarantine Activities for Children
Quarantine Activities for Children

FOUNDER I EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SPEAK I Krupalatha Martin Dass

The COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way we lived everyday. Schools closed and parents had no jobs. Our children and families struggled for basic needs. Most of our children are first generation learners and their parents are migrant daily wage workers. During the lockdown their only source of income being their daily wage disappeared, disabling them to provide food for their families. We were quite concerned about the family's food situation. 

We wanted to help, so WE LAUNCHED TWO NEW INITIATIVES

We thank all our donors for their generosity in supporting SUKRUPA to distribute the first round of Groceries, Vegetables, Snacks and Stationaries for a full month to 270 families 

“No school in our neighbourhood has taken this initiative, and the food items we received is
going to help us for a month, this support really means so much to my family.
- Parent
 
“We thank SUKRUPA for providing us with all the necessary food items. We didn’t expect so much, we got everything we needed in the food package”.
- Parent

 SUKRUPA Office Team

Team SUKRUPA came forward from the first day of the lockdown and systematically started calling the parents, seamlessly shifted the work process as a call centre and daily online meetings. SuMargadarshak college students who are part of scholarship and mentoring at SUKRUPA stepped up for the occasion by volunteering their time and knowledge to engage the school children by creating WhatsApp class groups, sending out activities each day that they could do with their family and siblings and post the pictures and videos. They then downloaded and shared the compiled videos.


"It was the hard work of Krupa Aunty to get us all connected to work on this project. I enjoyed working with my friends and my seniors. It was wonderful encouraging each other and sharing our ideas".
- SuMargadarshak Student

"It’s really a wonderful opportunity to work on this project, connecting with children and their families. Working with my team taught me lessons for a life time.
- SuMargadarshak Student

ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAM

Our Online learning program through WhatsApp offers Activities for everyday from 1st to 10th Grade. Children have fun and get creative with a wide array of activities like dance, music, art, crafts, math, news and much more.

"My favourite activity was family drawing, It was really good and interesting to work on each of the activities. I participated in 20 activities during the Quarantine”  - Student - 10th grade

"My favourite activity was playing games with my family, It was super fun!! I'm excited to do more activities in the coming days. - Student - 10th grade
 
“I’m very happy when I see my daughter doing activities at home, it helps her to bring out her talents and keeps her busy. It’s really a well design program” - Parent
 
"My daughter eagerly waits for the activities from school, she really enjoys a lot as both her brothers help her out doing it.  - Parent

You can SUPPORT

Although the lockdown is slowly being lifted and everyone wants to move towards normal everyday life we are still in the unknown. It is the toughest of the times as the children’s parents continue to  struggle due to loss of jobs to feed the families.

SUKRUPA takes this opportunity to reach out to YOU to share our efforts and services with your families and friends so that our families receive needed support and our children continue learning. 

 At Rs. 2000 | $30 USD each family will receive Groceries, Vegetables, Snacks, and Stationaries 

SUKRUPA Office Team
SUKRUPA Office Team
COVID - 19 Food Relief
COVID - 19 Food Relief
COVID - 19 Food Distribution
COVID - 19 Food Distribution
Groceries, Vegetables and Snacks for Families
Groceries, Vegetables and Snacks for Families

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Pongal Celebrations
Pongal Celebrations

Pongal Celebrations

“It was a beautiful day at school because it was the celebration of Pongal. My friends did the invocation song for the program and few of them spoke about the importance of celebrating this festival. There was also a performance by the pre-school kids with sugarcanes. We had sugarcanes and peanuts and the hall was decorated with rangoli, sugarcanes and a pot of Pongal. After the celebration there were greetings made in different languages where this festival is celebrated” - Krupa – 9th Grade

 

National Voters Day

The high school children participated at the Thaluk level quiz, theatre, essay writing and collage making competition at Malleshwaram girls junior college. Few of them were selected for the district level competition at Hebbal Government School. We are proud to share that our children bagged the 3rd place in theatre and 2nd place in essay writing in the presence of Governor of Karnataka and the Election Commissioners of Karnatatka at Town Hall Bangalore.

 

Parichaya – Open Day Open Minds

This Open Day we celebrated the festivals of India. It was three splendid days filled with cultural, regional and linguistic diversity. The children portrayed a grandeur display of the importance and history behind the festivals of India.

From the harvest festival of Pongal, to the arrival of Ganesha to the earth from Kailash - Ganesh Chaturthi, to celebrating the victory of Good over Evil - Dussehra, to a month of fasting and prayer during Ramzan and to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ - Christmas and many more such as Onam, Bakrid, Diwali, Easter, Krishna Janmashtami...

Parents, guests, volunteers and people from far and near came together to witness the great land of festivals.

 

Theatre at School

The children of 7th and 8th Grade have been learning theatre from a group of independent theatre artists. They have been conducting workshops every Saturday with skills in different forms of acting.

This enables them to transform into socially sensitive and sensible individuals. It has developed the confidence and motivated the children to understand the various aspects of society and how theatre could play an important role in understanding social problems around them.

“Working with the kids has been a beautiful learning experience. I was awed by the enthusiasm and motivation of the children. They were able to think critically and were socially aware of the problems around them” – Ashith I Volunteer

 

Friends from Austrailia - Jim, Greg and Maria

“What a fun day it was with people from Australia Unlce Jim, Uncle Greg and Aunt Maria. I was so excited to share with them all about India. We were made into small groups and each of us got to present about topics on Agriculture, Music, Sports, States and Religion. My group got the topic on ‘Religion’. We drew a temple, church and masque on the chart, we also added other religions of India. We had twenty minutes to present the topic and it was so much fun sharing”. – Pooja 7th Grade

“Uncle Jim I was so happy when my name was called to receive the gift from you. Thank you for the drawing books and colors” – Nikitha 7th Grade

“To observe Sukrupa is to witness what can be done with minimal resources when dedicatedly generous people commit to making possible in seemingly adverse circumstances. The resources are basic but the love and care and cherishing are multitudinous” – Greg Clune - Greg I Friend from Austrailia

 

Thank You all for your continued Love and Support

National Voters Day
National Voters Day
Theatre at School
Theatre at School
Friends from Austrailia - Jim, Greg and Maria
Friends from Austrailia - Jim, Greg and Maria
Parichaya - Open Day Open Minds
Parichaya - Open Day Open Minds
Parichaya - Open Day Open Minds
Parichaya - Open Day Open Minds

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I'm Chandana
I'm Chandana

Chandana is a student of 10th Grade. She started her schooling at SUKRUPA from Kindergarten in 2005. She is a single parented child. Her mother Sarah is a domestic help. She has a younger sister who is studying in 6th Grade at SUKRUPA. She is one of the most active and enthusiastic students in her class. Here is how Chandana is doing at school...

“School is the most fun place to be. I learn theatre, dance, music, life skills and how I as a girl can be more independent and live with good values. My friends make a lot of jokes, every day is so much fun with them. There are lots of volunteers from different countries who come to the school, interacting with them teaches me a lot of things. I want to become a musician when I grow up.

Last few months at school has been very exciting. I have had so much fun. We had the Student Council Elections at school. I contested for the 'Head Girl' post. It was a good experiene submitting the nomination and doing the canvasing. On Independence day I was part of the school band. We marched through the streets near my school.

Parichaya is the best thing about school. I enjoyed it so much. It is a day when we showcase all that we have learnt in creative ways. I was part of the Art group where we did an art exibition to share all the work that we had done in the last few months. There were volunteers, parents and people from around the school who came to see our stall. 

We celebrated teachers day at school. I love my teachers, they make me happy everyday. On the day when we celebrated teachers day, my class made greeting cards and we gave it to our teachers. 

I'm so excited about how my next few months in school is going to be becuase this is my last year at school. I want to enjoy all that I can. SUKRUPA is a home to me, coming to school makes me soooo happy. Many girls do not get the opportunities that I get.

Music makes me happy. I listen to Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez, Charlie Puth and many more. My mother is my best friend and I love her so much.

Thank you all for helping me to enjoy school everyday".

Student Council Elections!!
Student Council Elections!!
Independence Day
Independence Day
Parichaya - Open Day Open Minds
Parichaya - Open Day Open Minds
Happy Teachers Day
Happy Teachers Day

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First day at school
First day at school

What better way to spend the summer

The SUKRUPA summer camp 2019 was filled with fun learning with an objective for children to get stimulated and develop interests. The camp was conducted by the SUKRUPA SuMargadarshak students who were a team of five members. The camp was a week long program filled with sports, group discussion, indoor games and movie screening.

“This camp was fun, informative and we really enjoyed a lot. We had many sessions about life skills, where I learnt about problem solving and how important it is to look around our surrounding and figure out solutions for the different social issues”. – Reeta from 7th Grade

“I had a great time getting to watch educational films. I learnt so much from, it was different because I got a visual experience of what I was learning. Every day there was something new and I learnt a lot from it”. – Sindhu from 9th Grade

First generation learners stepping into college

We are excited to share that our class students passed out with flying colors. Most of the students are first generation learners and we are immensely proud to share that all of them have got admissions in prestigious institutions like Christ Junior College, Mount Carmel’s, St. Anne’s c and Sheshadripuram College. Through the support and guidance of SUKRUPA, the children are pursuing their studies in different courses.

“On the first day of college, everything was new for me. It was different from school, there were so many students from different places. At first I was nervous but later I started speaking to everyone. It’s going to be a new experience and I want use every little opportunity I get” – Anushree I Mount Carmel College

“It’s almost a week in college now. I have made many new friends and the teachers are so sweet. My favorite subject is Psychology, it is very interesting and new for me” – Anna Marie I Mount Carmel PU College

Getting our teachers ready for the academic year 2019

Ahead of the school reopening, we had the teacher’s induction program to enhance their abilities and skills to create a hands on learning experience for the children. Twenty teachers were part of the induction which was a week long program conducted by our Executive Director Ms. Krupalatha Martin Dass, Director Mr. Sathiaseelan and Director Operations Mr. Murugan. The focus was on lesson planning, activity based learning and understanding the policies of SUKRUPA Education Centre and child protection.

Back to school after summer vacations

The children were back to school on the 27th of May 2019, all excited for a whole new year filled with learning and fun. The first week of school, we conducted bridge courses for all the children where the basic knowledge of each subject was taught to them. Through this we were able to understand each child’s level of knowledge and this helped them to better themselves in each subject.

We are so inspired by the generosity of our donors and volunteers and the dedication of our management and teachers. Your contributions help create better futures

Anna Marie - Mount Carmel College
Anna Marie - Mount Carmel College
Anushree - Mount Carmel College
Anushree - Mount Carmel College

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Achal at 'Chitra Santhe' Bangalore
Achal at 'Chitra Santhe' Bangalore

 

“My name is Achal Sharma. I’m studying in 9th grade at SUKRUPA. I love doing art a lot and at SUKRUPA I enjoy being a part of the after school program where I get to learn a lot of things. In the month of December I went to the biggest Art Mela ‘Chitra Santhe’ in Bangalore. It was so beautiful and it was a memorable experience. There were so many different kinds of art which were so colorful and of different themes. I couldn’t stop looking at them again and again.

In my school they conduct lots of events. In the last two months I have had so much fun being a part of celebrations, creativity and fun activities. On January 14th we celebrated Pongal which is a harvest festival of Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka. At school we sang songs and performed a skit. All the classes took active participation. I enjoyed the skit because it was very funny and I was part of it and I loved it.

On the 25th of January we had visitors from Indigo. I enjoyed taking them around to introduce them to all the classes and had a good time getting to know them better. I was so excited to be a part of the ‘Colorothon’ event in Jayanagar Bangalore on the 26ht of January where we all drew our imagination. There were many guests who were a part of it and people from all ages were also there. I was happy sitting in an open space and drawing.

The most awaited event of the year was ‘Open Day’. It took place from the 31st of January to 2nd of February. We displayed our knowledge and creativity that we had learnt throughout the year to parents and visitors. It was so much fun helping the teachers, working in a group and putting things together for Open Day. I was part of the Art Group where I loved selling my paintings and raising funds for my school.

I’m also a part of the Bangalore School of Music Children's Choir where I get to learn western music. I was part of the concert at Allaince Francais where we performed a Swedish song. I loved performing on the stage and I thank my teacher Ms. Deborah ma’am and Sten Sir for teaching us the song so well. Have a look at one of my recent art work.

Thank you all for your love and support".

Achal in Art Class at school
Achal in Art Class at school
An art by Achal
An art by Achal
Open Day 2019
Open Day 2019

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SUKRUPA

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
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Project Leader:
Krupalatha Martin Dass
Bangalore, Karnataka India
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