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

Samuel D'souza

File No.: JDP-202. Gender: Male. Date of Birth: May 24, 2005.

Samuel D'souza entered the Aadhar Kendra Sponsorship Programme at the Ramtekadi slum area (JDP) on June 10, 2011. He studies in the 2nd standard at St. Patrick's School and he enjoys playing. He is in good health.

His family belongs to the Christian community. The family owns the house that they live in. They have lived here for Last 8 years.

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

Samuel’s family condition is miserable, he lost his father because of Pneumonia leaving Samuel and his mother behind. Her mother is jobless and the family receives help from relatives in terms of grocery for the month but not financially strong enough to support Samuel’s education. Considering the family condition we have enrolled Samuel into Aadhar kendra sponsorship programme so that with our support he could complete his eduation.

The Ramtekadi area, where the family stays, is situated on the periphery of the city of Pune. It has an approximate population of 40,000. It is relatively well structured and is recognized by the government. As a result, it has basic amenities that communities like this require living in a concentrated mass. Deep Griha has been working here since 1979.

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.