New Life was established to help underprivileged women and children with facilities in healthcare, education and crche for women prisoners. Its mission is to bring poor women and children into the main stream by empowering them. Rehabilitation of prisoners is one of the prestigious programs implemented by the organization since 1997.
Major Activities undertaken are:
Child Development and Education: The orphaned, semi-orphaned, deserted, and extremely poor children or children whose parents are inside the prison are taken care of in the homes run by New Life since 2008. Children are provided with health, education and psychological support. Coaching classes, exposure trips, leadership programs to improve communication skills are provided. The Karnataka chapter of New life supports “School for Sex Workers by Sex Workers”. Drop outs who were once child labourers are supported through NFE centres. A special school for child labourers provides non formal education and aims at enrolling them into regular schools.
Crèches: A crèche and pre-school provides children with an informal way to learn at subsidised costs. 4 Creches are functioning to take day care of the children of poor women in the rural/urban slum areas and these children are taught in a play way method.
Vocational Training: Training programs are conducted to improve the employable skills of people above the age of 14 in courses like Fundamentals of Computer, Tally, Accounting, Spoken English, Kundan Training, Vermi compost production, etc. The program is approved by the SDIS of the Department of Employment and Training. 59 people were trained in FY15.
Mobile Outreach: A mobile health unit serves as an outreach program in coordination with the Tamil Nadu Health Services Project for the poor tribal in Pachamalai Hills. Cancer screening camps are also conducted.
Rehabilitation of Prisoners: Rehabilitation includes training the inmates of the prison in income generation skills and counselling them. The families of the inmates outside the prison are given support.
Income Rs61 lac
Expense Rs68 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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