Sport  India Project #24358

Support required for Maintenance of the Vehicle

by Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS)
Support required for Maintenance of the Vehicle
Support required for Maintenance of the Vehicle
Support required for Maintenance of the Vehicle
Support required for Maintenance of the Vehicle
Children at the school
Children at the school

Dear Esteemed Patrons,

 

Greetings to you from Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS) - India!

 

Thank you so much for your generous support towards the maintenance expense for transportation of these left-behind children.  The focus of HEARDS Special School is on the most marginalized children, who are also the most vulnerable to harmful practices: denied healthcare and education, forced to marry, or forced to work – as domestic workers, factory workers, street vendors, farm laborers, or child dropouts.  Towards achieving this first and foremost mission of HEARDS team is to provide adequate access to information.  Secondly, to provide a warm, kind, friendly and comfortable environment to all the children to learn, grow and ultimately love earning and reading.  Third, to actively teach students by engaging and collaborating with classroom teachers for regular and consistent learning outcomes.

 

This project attempts to reach to the underprivileged children who have worked as child laborers with innovative education, intellectual and artistic entertainment and awareness of health, hygiene and social issues like awareness on child labor, child marriage, girl children education etc.   Due to these we need transportation in order to reach the unreached children.  Due to the free transportation facility the children are coming from different parts of the city.

This project really helps the children to get a good education and to learn good habits. And also it reduces Child labor, Child delinquency and improves the knowledge, skill, and potentiality and become useful citizens of the nation.

 

Thanking you,

 

With best wishes and fond regards,

 

Mr. Kuriyakose Sajan.

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Ferrying children to the center
Ferrying children to the center

Dear Partners of HEARDS,

 

Firstly, let us pray and wish you all a Very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year 2022 on behalf of HEARDS - India!

 

India was hit hard by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021. There was an abrupt shutdown of schools closure in late April, with cases surging in both urban and rural areas. This past year saw 270 million students in India out of school for over a year due to Covid-19 related school closures in 2020 and 2021. Students from lower-income families suffered the most with a lack of access to online learning and other at-home learning resources. 

 

Most of the children who are traveling through this bus are first-generation learners in their families.  Most of these beneficiary target children have a high level of dreams like becoming a doctor, engineer, collector, lawyer, and various such white-collar jobs for helping their slums and villages.

 

It is crucial that we resume bus operations promptly, to ensure that those who wanted to be in school would be able to get there. Currently, HEARDS is supporting all the children through transportation to bring them back forth to the child labor rehabilitation centers and vice versa. All students are attending school on a rotation basis, (50% capacity each day) to allow for social distancing measures in class. Even though tremendous challenges were faced throughout the pandemic, we saw students and their families remain committed to educational goals and we are happy to report that there were no dropouts during the second wave. We hope to support the children through transportation even in the event of further school closures and lockdowns, to ensure that access to education is always an option.  Our children have no substitute except offline classes because most villages have no cell towers and therefore they do not have online classes.

 

We are honored to support these downtrodden children in breaking down barriers and reaching for their dreams. In these challenging times, thank you for supporting HEARDS in our project. 

 

Thanking you,

 

With best wishes and fond regards,

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Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle Maintenance

Dear Esteemed Patrons,

 

Greetings to you from Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS) - India!

 

I hope and wish you are fine and safe there.  Thank you so much for your most valuable support and with your support all our children are coming from different parts of the city to the rehabilitation center.    We started this concept seven years ago.  We aim to reach kids in underserved communities.  

 

Through the 'Free Transportation Bus', we aim to go to places especially in an underserved community because we found out they do not have access to go to the schools. We want to take the children to rehabilitation school. That is been our dream. We have seen so many lives touched and impacted through this.

 

HEARDS started the concept of taking education onto the wheel seven years ago. The community school has the bus now, which goes to eight different locations in the city to reach the students. The starting point of buses is from the slums of Chittoor to different villages in the nearby Chittoor city.

 

The children are made to study throughout the day and then provided with mid-day meals during the day. The children are taught non-formal education and basic educational skills like language and basic math skills. After the children get potential to cope up with the regular school-going children than we mainstream those children in the regular Government schools.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to spread out and have more support towards transportation expense has become essential. These donations will assist us with maintaining those expenses and making sure that the HEARDS children especially girls can learn, eat, and be active as safely as possible.”

 

To learn more about how HEARDS is helping these children through transportation, please go through the GlobalGiving site https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-required-for-maintenance-of-the-vehicle/

 

Thank you so much for your compassion.

 

With gratitude,

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Respected Esteemed Donors,

 

Greetings to you from Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS) - India!

 

I hope that this report finds you in good health.  It is hard to believe that the pandemic is over a year old now. While India had made progress towards flattening the curve earlier this year, it now appears that the new variant is wreaking havoc. At the time of me writing this report, there were over 260,000 confirmed new Covid cases there in the past 24-hours. Needless to say, the situation in India is dire. 

 

We are very thrilled to share exciting news with you. Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to complete the painting and refurbishment of the classrooms for HEARDS Rehabilitation School. The classrooms were fully changed with an ambiance to accept students. We would like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone at GlobalGiving for your unprecedented generosity during such a difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic. We do understand how it is difficult for each of us these days and how humanity has been severely suffering from this challenge. You did a heroic deed by sharing our challenges and offering your hand of help. Even though during the pandemic HEARDS continued in educating our children in our rehabilitation school shows the intense and holistic work undertaken these past months, to ensure children are not left behind due to the effects of the coronavirus. HEARDS staff team shares the activities conducted during this reporting period:

 

On April 20,2021 the Andhra Pradesh Government decided to shut down all the schools in the State due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. The decision to shut down schools and coaching institutes comes after announcing a lockdown from April 20 onwards to stem the unprecedented surge in the cases of Covid-19. This was an unfortunate incident that happened in the lives of our children because the children have started to improve their educational standards tremendously during this period but unfortunately; COVID-19 has taken our classes away from us.  The painstaking effort taken by our teachers was overwhelming.  These children belong to families who are living below the poverty line, whose parents are not able to meet even their most basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. Unfortunately, our rehabilitation school is disturbed with Covid-19 Virus lockdown from 20th of April 2021 due to COVID-19 second wave. All the families are again struck in the construction industry without work and live in their huts with starvation.

 

The overall attitude of the children, as well as the community at large, has undergone a sea change since the project began. The community – the elders, in particular, had never imagined until a few months back that their children would attend a school and that their children would even read or write, thereby opening up opportunities for further education and progress in their area. In the center, the Muslim community women, who would not step out of their homes 10 years ago, now accompany their children to the center to meet the concerned teachers and clear any doubts, discuss problems, etc. Once again, on behalf of our Team, the School Administration, the beneficiary children, we would like to extend our wholehearted gratitude to everyone and each of you at GlobalGiving for your time, for your generosity, for being with us in this uneasy time, and for bestowing a very precious present upon our children - ACCESS to EDUCATION. 

Thanking you,

 

With best wishes and fond regards,

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Children utilising free transportation
Children utilising free transportation

Dear Partners,

 

Greetings to you from HEARDS - India!

 

We are very much thankful to all our donors for your generous support towards the maintenance of the vehicle because this can be a great way to get the kids safely to the centre and back home safely. Especially this vehicle has also become like a School on Wheels during the COVID-19 period which is the only source where we were able to provide education as the centre gets closed during the month of March 2020.

 

Many of our teachers come from the slums/villages that we serve or other villages that are similar in profile. These slums/villages were fairly unaffected by the Coronavirus pandemic and they were quite open internally while not allowing free movement to people from the outside. The children in these slums/villages were anyway playing with other children in the village and moving about within the village. We felt we could start small local schools in villages where our teachers live. The children will come to the school for a little while and the teacher will give them some activities to do during the class or at home till the next class. This will enable the teacher to handle multiple batches one on each day and thus keep the class size small. In the slums we utilised our van as school on wheels (mobile school) will help in developing necessary academic, social and cognitive skills in the children. This concept helps in the overall development of the children.

 

Now the centre has been started and we have utilised the vehicle back towards picking up at home towards the rehabilitation centre and dropping the kids back at their home.

 

Your donations helped a lot during this pandemic period. Thank you so much for your valuable support.  I request you to please kindly share this with your friends and relatives as this is one of the inevitable projects of HEARDS.

 

Thanking you,

 

With fond regards,

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Health Education Adoption Rehabilitation Development Society (HEARDS)

Location: Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh - India
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Project Leader:
Kuriyakose Sajan
Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh India

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