Ashwini.....The next Step
Ashwini Charitable Trust fondly referred to as ‚ÄúACT‚Äù by all the people who run it ‚Äì Trustees, Volunteers and Sponsors - is a Non Governmental Organization that was started in the year 2000 by a group of women to educate and empower underprivileged children of Ulsoor slums in Bangalore. After 15 years it is still run by women with more than 70 dedicated volunteers supporting them.
Once we accept a child in our Trust, their fees, books, stationery items, school bags, school uniforms including shoes and socks are borne by us. Children can study whatever field they want and we support them till they are gainfully employed. Apart from education, they also are provided with health care, counselling and recreational activities. Bank Accounts are opened in every child's name with their mother as the guardian. A Students‚Äô Parliamentary System made of up Senior students who mentor junior students, supervise their school work and shoulder other responsibilities . All disciplinary issues are handled in children‚Äôs parliaments. The children decide on their own punishments for their mistakes, misdemeanors, and bad behavior.
138 studentsof 2 Government schools enrolled in English and Maths programmes.
18 Seniors mentored the junior school children throughout the year to help them with various issues.
58 Personal safety and sexuality sessions were held for the ACT children.
70 Children‚Äôs Vital Statistics were recorded through Health Camps, Eye Check Up camps and Dental Check Up camps
22,990 meals served with the support and assistance of mothers from the community.
127 Karate sessions were conducted and 19 children got promoted to the next level.
Bengaluru (Bangalore) Urban , Karnataka 560042