Application for Project funding viewThe children in home are from different parts of Tamil Nadu How do the children get to school?

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<p>Application for Project funding</p> <p>Asha for EducationTM</p> <p>P.O. Box 322 New York NY 10040-0322</p> <p></p> <p>Asha for Education</p> <p>4</p> <p> 6 MONTH PROGRESS REPORT</p> <p>Please send fill out this form and send back to Asha for Education within 3 weeks from the time you receive this form. Thank you for your time and patience.</p> <p>PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND MAIL IT TO:</p> <p>KARL SALDANHA </p> <p></p> <p>CONTACT INFORMATION</p> <p>Name of the organization: PNEUMA TRUST</p> <p>Organization description - Professional Network for the emancipation odf the underprivileged masses an registered trust under Indian Trust Act ,Registered No:262/IV/03.</p> <p>Date of establishment - 05.05.2003.</p> <p>Contact person(s) Mrs.P.Paulin</p> <p>Phone number 9894686277</p> <p>Email</p> <p>AddressPNEUMA TRUST</p> <p>5/5/8,Elango Street, </p> <p>Shanthi Nagar, Madurai, </p> <p>Tamil Nadu, India,625 018.</p> <p>Location (village/town) - Madurai District</p> <p>Description of area:The place of the project is located in a semi urban place called Vilangudhi Panchayat</p> <p>STATISTICS</p> <p>Number of children currently enrolled in the project - 40</p> <p>Ages of the children - 5 years -16 years</p> <p>Standards taught - class 1 class 11 and industrial education</p> <p>Number of boys - 37</p> <p>Number of girls - 3 ( The girls stay separately )</p> <p>Number of teachers -1</p> <p>Number of MALE teachers -1</p> <p>Number of FEMALE teachers-Nil</p> <p>Current Teacher/student ratio Not Applicable (40:1)</p> <p>Salary of Teachers Rs.1500.00 per month</p> <p>School timings - Not applicable (The children stay in the home other than their school timings 9.00am-4.30pm)</p> <p>School days- Not applicable (All through the year the children stay in the home)</p> <p>Over all school attendance percentage the percentage of children stay is approximately above 90%</p> <p>Medium of instruction Tamil (Mother tongue)</p> <p>Economic background of the parents of the children </p> <p>The Parents of the children are from Below Poverty Line , 4 of them are total orphans. Most of the are semi orphans and their parents are agricultural coolies.( The children in Pneuma home for children are children of HIV/AIDS victims, children of Commercial sex workers and poor vulnerable children)</p> <p>Is the school in a rural or urban area </p> <p>The children study in 5 different schools. Among them 1 school is located in rural area.1 is in semi urban area and other 3 in urban area and the ITI in semi-urban area.</p> <p>Is it a residential school? Not Applicable. (The home is the residential home.)</p> <p>How far away are the homes of the children? </p> <p>The children in home are from different parts of Tamil Nadu</p> <p>How do the children get to school? </p> <p>Some of children go to school by walk, other go by Government bus.</p> <p>School days </p> <p>Monday-Friday </p> <p>FCRA Number: -0 7 5 9 7 0 5 4 0</p> <p>Below are some general questions regarding the project. Since your feedback is valuable to us, please make your answers as detailed as possible.</p> <p>Please tell us the progress of the school in the last 6 months (usually from April to September of the current year based on typical April 1 March 31 school year in India)</p> <p> The admissions started ion the year 2010 on April and May</p> <p> For this academic year 43 children were selected.</p> <p> The children study from class 2- class11 and 2 of them study in Industrial school.</p> <p> The children were admitted in the school.</p> <p> The school started on 04.06.2010.</p> <p> The children were given school bags, school uniforms, Note-books, stationery, mats, etc from different sponsors</p> <p> Eye Camp for the Children in collaboration with Aravind Eye Care Systems, 1, Anna Nagar, Madurai-20.</p> <p> Organized cultural Programme with Image Ladies club, Madurai the children participated in various cultural programmes and exhibited their talents.( Photographs attached)</p> <p>How do you think the school has improved in the last 6 months?</p> <p> The quality of food is good</p> <p> The children are given individual attention</p> <p> Motivation programme and counselling (personal and individual) are given to children by experts.</p> <p> Street theater programme to children had improved their confidence, creativity and talents.</p> <p> Thulir Illam children are members in this scientific congress which brought practical knowledge in science.</p> <p>What are the problems you have faced in the last 6 months? </p> <p> Continuing the education after 10th standard or 12th standard is poor.(though counselling and motivation programme for the children and their parents are given)</p> <p> Problems with the adolescent boys.</p> <p> Number of dropouts.</p> <p>How would you rate the overall effectiveness of this project over the past 6 months?</p> <p>The children stay in the home and they are continuing their education.</p> <p>Please give examples of activities at the project in the last 6 months. Please give details.</p> <p> Organized programme for the children from the sponsors to receive School bags, Note-Books, Stationary, school uniforms and their utensils. </p> <p> Conducted games programme with ROTRACT CLUB of MAVMM Engineering college Madurai.</p> <p> Cultural programme conducted in collaboration with Peace Trust Dindigul Tamil Nadu.</p> <p> Organized picnic for the children.</p> <p> Conducted an eye camp for the children with Aravind Eye care systems Madurai.</p> <p> Children are now doing the project on climate change with the Scientific forum Thulir Illam</p> <p> Concurrent counselling session and speaker are invited to motivate the children (Moral, Scientific talks)</p> <p>Please explain how Asha funds were used in the last 6 months.</p> <p> Asha fund were used for all the purpose along with the support of the local sponsors.</p> <p> Monthly Pay for the Staffs.</p> <p> Food for the children.</p> <p> Used for water and Electricity.</p> <p>Is there any other feedback you would like to provide to Asha for Education?</p> <p>We are always thankful for the support for our project. Only because of Asha we are able to do this. We are looking forward for your support in the future.</p> <p>Please send fill out this form and send back to Asha for Education within 3 weeks from the time you receive this form. Thank you for your time and patience.</p> <p>________________________________________________</p> <p>Your Signature</p> <p>P.Paulin</p> <p>Your Name Printed</p> <p>22.10.2010</p> <p>Date</p> <p>Page 4</p>