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Established in the year 2000 in Chennai, in the year 2004 in Mumbai and Bangalore, LIFE Trust is a not for profit service delivery organization registered under Societies Act and Public Charitable Trust, that works in collaboration with Government through interventions at the school and pre-school level with an aim to improvise the quality of education system for less privileged children. With the belief that every child should have the right to explore his talents and chase his dreams, Life Trust gives them the platform for growth through its programmes and activities. LIFE Trust has touched more than a lakh lives in the year 08-09. |
To partner and support the public school system along with other agencies and like minded individuals in improving the quality of education through creative and effective programmes and involving all our stake holders and society at large.
Passion with Compassion
Drive with Determination
Creativity with Commitment
Partnership with Accountability
Life Trust’s goals are focused around three objectives:
1. Increasing aspirations of the children by giving them opportunities to explore and grow.
2. Provide modern age visual learning to enhance interest and sustainable learning.
3. Create employment
LIFE Trust operates across three cities- Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.
Integrated Child Development Scheme(ICDS):
Learn for Life:
The objective of LIFE Trust’s new initiative in the Anganwadi’s is to impart English learning to Anganwadi Teachers with the help of technology, for instance ‘in house’ English DVD’s developed by our 2D Animators.
Support an Anganwadi:
Life trust has partnered with 475Anganwadis in Bandra and Dharavi. We conduct several Teacher training programs and workshops on various topics including early childhood care, classroom management, preventive health care, nutrition, child rights and women`s rights, in these Anganwadi’s.
Parental Guidance workshop:
We strongly believe that parents’ support and involvement is essential for the holistic and sustainable development of a child. Therefore, we conduct 15 sessions workshop every month for parents to impart lessons on child development and other important topics.
The objective is to help women and young adults from poor backgrounds achieve their goal of completing higher education. Vocational training is conducted at the Government Correctional Institutional Campus, under the Women and Child State Department as well as in slum communities.
School Development Programme:
Life Trust in partnership with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai(MCGM) reach out to 49 Municipal secondary schools. We initiate projects and activities to improve the quality of education and reduce the drop-out rates in schools.
The objective of this programme is two fold. First, to create an interest in academics by adopting innovative teaching methods and introducing technology into the classroom. Second, to bring in an aspiration amongst students by communicating what, when and how to study. Some of our interventions include:
Digital Classrooms: An innovative teaching method using Audio Visual technology in the classrooms. The entire school syllabus is converted in digital format for easy learning.
1. Effective Study Habit: Build awareness and teach effective study techniques to the students of the 9th and 10th standard and to help them reduce exam anxiety and perform better in their examinations.
2. Career Development Project ‘Ek Chotisi Asha’: Aims to create awareness amongst students of the 8th, 9th and 10th standard about career opportunities available to them beyond Standard 10. We call our Project “Ek Chotisi Asha.”
3. Proud Indian: It is a monthly awareness workshop for our secondary BMC schools kids to imbibe moral values and patriotism.
4. Health and Hygiene: Like other workshops, we conduct sessions for children to inculcate health consciousness and hygienic living.
5. Bal Bhavan: Holistic Development programmes and workshops such as dance,yoga,puppet making, art and craft classes and karate to crate a stimulating school environment. The kids of our BMC secondary schools are taught above mentioned activities by professional coaches. Each batch is for six months duration.
6. English Made Easy: Conversational English to improve language skills.
7. Project Library:Setting up of Libraries to encourage reading habits.
LIFE Centre for Learning Disabilities(LCLD):
LCLD was setup in 2007 in Nair Hospital, Mumbai, with the prime objective to identify, test and certify children with Learning Disabilities so that they may not drop out of school. The process involves conducting test, diagnosis, remediation, counseling and certification, free of cost, for the children of Mumbai. For this, regular teacher training programs in learning disabilities are conducted throughout the year for BMC schools teachers.So far we have reached nearly 5000 children who have been tested for LD and we have certified approx.1500 children.
Life trusts conceived this programmes primarily to empower women, to be economically independent, aware and attain social leadership by forming Self Help Groups in Urban slums and providing them need based vocational training, courses include tailoring, beautician, hand embroidery, basic electricity and house wiring, maintenance of domestic appliances and others. Further, we conduct awareness programs and awards for women achievers to develop role models for other women in the communities.
The “Our Home” orphanage is a home for 25 destitute children at T- nagar, Chennai. The children at “Our Home” are admitted from the age of 4 years and are sent to the private school – Sri Ramakrishna Mission Sharada Vidyala, an English medium school.
The LIFE Trust Bangalore chapter works with the local government to provide non-formal education programs with the aim of developing the vocational skills of women and young adults.
Currently running 18 Anganwadis in the slums of Banshankri reaching out to over 400 children, Also started Vocational training in retail skills and English conversational classes for 50 youth between the age group of 16 to 22 years.
We have been conducting Awareness programs on various aspects and in Anganwadis and in slums, as part of our community outreach objective. We also continue to strive for eradication of illiteracy. This year we have collaborated with the State Directorate of Mass Education in order to help implement some of their proposed schemes.