We greet you with joyful hearts . May you experience great joy and a sense of fulfilment as you read this news letter.
We are grateful to God and all our supporters and well wishers that the children enjoy great health , education ,love and care at the Sangita Home They are happy and it's a joy to see them grow day by day.
Its been a fulfilling great academic year. 75 children finished well and strong . In the new academic year in June 2012 ,85 children go to school. They study in classes from LKG upto 12th Grade (school final)
One of our girls Chitra completed her school finals in April 2012. What a privilege and honour to see her come to Sangita at 3 yrs and complete schooling and looking forward to her college education.!!!. She joined college on 18th July to start her career with the degree course on BBA (Bachelors in Business administration)- a 3 year course. Unbelievable!!!
Eight Children take part in the view finders project . This project teaches the children to view life differently through the art of photography. After about 3 classes we have started to see children being able to see something good in things that we see as ugly. They have developed a sense of positive thinking in what they otherwise view as something that will have a negative effect. This project has started to transform their lives and attitude.
15 of our boys have been trained in soccer skills through this project. A fantastic project that teaches great values of life using soccer skills. This project after a few classes have enabled the kids to learn some good values in life. What a rare privilege for the children at Sangita to be part of these programs !!
The widows program month after month has found many widows gaining self confidence and a sense of dignity in their families and communities. We express our deepest gratitude to all those who help us help these widows..
Heart breaking was to see the living conditions and struggle of our widows and the underprivileged people of the communities . Inspite of the conditions in which they live and life being harsh on them their eyes are grateful and hearts full of joy when we share about what little we can offer to them. They live in the poorest of poor conditions. This enabled us to start the SANGITA LIFE PLUS PROGRAM.
In memory of our daughter's 21st birth anniversary in April 2012 the Sangita Life Plus programme was launched. Through this program we plan to reach out to the specific needs of the needy that would help them sustain their already defeated life /living. Provide small equipments to young widows or a poor widower or a man or woman who has the skill within them but unable to use it due to lack of an initial investment or an add on support of both financial and moral to help him sustain his skill so that he /she can continue/or start again to provide for the hungry family. These are the few requirements identified . We desire to provide them with.
We had the privilege of arranging one of the best institutions in India .."The Sankra Nethralaya Eye Foundation" to do an eye clinic for the villagers and the children at Sangita on the 23rd of June 2012. Many of the villagers will get eye glasses and few will undergo various eye surgeries so that the quality of their living will be enhanced. A rare privilege for the poor and needy.
Its been in our hearts to train /help/teach life values to the underprivileged talented youth of the poor communities through Sport. Our son Jonathan took up this challenge , bought a team in the 4th division of the Chennai Soccer League and helped 15 boys to play in the professional league teams which was a distant hopeless dream for them. The entire season went off well. The boys not only learnt to play professional soccer but learnt life values and how to play the game clean and fair. The team is called SANGITA SPORTS CLUB. We are into the 2nd year and hope to fulfil the dreams of the many talented boys and see them as good citizens of our Nation.