Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to not only sponsor children’s education but also support them till they are gainfully employed.

What do we do to achieve our Mission?

Going by our motto “The next step…” .

We have several levels of intervention to meet the WHO(World Health Organization) model. What follows is a summary of the same.

Step 1 – Education

 

Providing all the educational needs of our children - 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.

Building independent study skills - Children are required to come to our Resource Centre at least thrice a week when volunteers give them individual attention to improve their basic study techniques. Tests are conducted to gauge their level of absorption. They also go to advanced computer coaching classes to keep abreast of the IT boom.

Streamlining education to suit the children’s native abilities - In some cases we have noticed that the children find it difficult to cope with mainstream curriculum. They end up failing in class exams thus leading to a further lowering of self-esteem and problem behaviour. Hence, we identify the special talents of such children be it art or painting and transfer them to the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) where they will take the SSLC exams at a level corresponding to their needs. They get special coaching in their talents and we hope to get them suitable jobs that focus on these trained talents.

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Step 2 – Health Care

 

            Informing the children about hygiene and giving them practical tips on keeping their environment disease free ensure Physical Wellness. We give the mothers’ a home - made porridge mix that has all the vital nutrients and vitamins that growing children need. Know more...

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Step 3 – Counseling

 

We have regular children’s meetings where all the children discuss issues that are of concern to them. All disciplinary issues are handled in children’s parliaments. The children decide on their own punishments for their mistakes, misdemeanors, and bad behavior. Know more...

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Step 4 – Recreation

 

Games: we have different types of board games, puzzles, etc which the children play indoors. These games enable them to focus on goals in a spirit of sportsmanship and companionship. Whenever possible we also allow the children to play outdoor games. We cannot do this on a regular basis because of space constrains. Know more...

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Step 5 – Financial Freedom


MakarSankranti, 14th January 2005 was a landmark in the history of ACT. With the help of Mr.Natarajan (then Branch Manager) and Mr.Chandru of State Bank Of India (SBI), M.G. Road branch, Bangalore we were able to start savings bank accounts for all our children with their mothers as their natural guardians. Know more...

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Step 6 – Mentoring

 

The senior children of the trust volunteer for 2 hours every week to coach the younger children. This process gradually moulds them to be responsible leaders capable of making decisions and leading a young team. The younger children, who are motivated and inspired by the hard work of their seniors, consider the latter as their role models. They bond beautifully and create an extended family.

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Step 7 - Bridging the gap

 

The rising number of NGOs in India, especially for the underprivileged, clearly indicates that Indians have started looking for more effective ways to help the government achieve economic-socio-cultural progress of all the sections of our population. The average middle class Indian now contributes time, money and energy to bridge the gap between the privileged and the have-nots of society. Know more...

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