Aadhar Kendra Sponsorship Programme
Deep Griha Society, 13, Tadiwala Road, Pune 411 001, Maharashtra, India

Jayant Garad

File No.: FWC-370. Gender: Male. Date of Birth: October 06, 2002.

Jayant Garad entered the Aadhar Kendra Sponsorship Programme at the Tadiwala Road slum area (FWC) on February 03, 2011. He studies in the 5th standard at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule High School, his favourite subject in school is marathi and he enjoys palying with friends. He is in good health.

His family belongs to the Hindu-Mahar community. His father, Ashok, passed away in December 2008. He was educated upto the B.Com LLB. (Date of birth: June 01, 1967). His mother, Shubhangi, committed suicide in October 2003. He lives with his aunt, Sushila, who is a street hawker and earns Rs. 1000 per month. The family owns the house that they live in. They have lived here for Last 30 Years.

Information about other relatives living with the family:
Sister, Uma, is studying in 4th. (Date of birth: March 18, 2001)
Cousin, Pradeep, is a tailor and earns Rs. 2000 per month.

The family does not receive any other financial help that we are aware of.

Tragedy of Garad family is very bad, Jayant parents had quarrel among themselves and his mother committed suicide. Jayantís father was arrested and was sent to jail for 2 years, he was depressed and became mentally challenged and he too died in December 2008. Jayant and his sister had to take shelter in their auntís house, auntís husband has abandoned her she has one son who has left school and now is working in tailoring shop. Jayantís aunt sells fruit and earns a small amount (Rs 1000 approx) which is absolutely insufficient to feed and support the education of two children. Considering the family situation we have enrolled Jayant into Aadhar Kendra sponsorship programme so that with our help he could complete his education.

Tadiwala Road, where the family stays, has a population of about 50,000. It is a relatively well-structured slum, however, it faces the same problems and has to deal with issues that are found in the lesser-structured slums in Pune and the country. Alcoholism, AIDS, poor sanitation and hygiene being some of the major issues. Now due to this family's association with Deep Griha, education on these issues and how to combat them is made available and Deep Griha's work at Tadiwala road since 1978 has seen development, maybe fractional in context of the bigger picture, but it has made a difference to thousands of lives.

The Aadhar Kendra (meaning support center in Marathi) programme was designed to see to the education of the child, it is our responsibility to see that his or her academic life is not overshadowed by the concerns and circumstances of home. The AK programme also reassures the family that we are committed to see the child educated. Most often the financial burden of school, the costs it involves make the family stop educating their child/children. Where the next meal comes from takes precedence over buying schoolbooks or pens etc. This is understandable, that is why we provide for all the child's educational needs, thus taking the pressure of the family. The child will also receive free nutrition at our nutrition centre and also free medical care and regular medical check ups. The family will also be assisted during any time of crisis.

We strive towards the holistic development of the children and we will do our best to make sure that they have every available opportunity before them. We hope that you will work with us, as we try to make a difference in their future.