Prasanna Jyothi • An organization that takes care of orphan or disadvantaged girls in Bangalore. • All living expenses of the girls are taken care of. • Apart from education the girls learn a variety of vocational skills as arts including paintings, wall decorations, garlands of artificial flowers, etc. • The girls are not only selfreliant, they are taught Karate for self-defense. • The age group is 3-18 Brief History • Prasanna Jyothi Trust had submitted a proposal for a project to support destitue/orphaned girls in Bangalore in Spring, 1994 at Asha Berkeley • Support from Berkeley between 1994-96 – two pictures created by PJ kids was on calendar. • Break in funding between 96-2000 • Shanmuga visited PJ and new proposal was submitted. • Seattle supported between 2001-03 • Asha Austin was born as a satellite in 2002 and this project was taken over from seattle and funded for the first time in 2003. Financials from 03-04 INCOME Foreign Domestic Annadhana ASHA 166000 Motor Industries. Co., Ltd., 25000 Sri Venkateswara Temple 41000 The Association of Indians in America 23000 Mr. Wolfgang Rant 21000 Others 22000 Sub Total (1) 298000 50000 Child Sponsorship 108000 Jnandhana 42000 Other Receipts 16000 Interest 85000 Sub Total (2) 301000 Total (1) + (2) 599000 Gap met by Prasanna Trust 25000 Grand Total 624000 Financials from 03-04 EXPENDITURE Education 144000 Food 129000 Salary 88000 Repairs and Maintenance 51000 Transport 107000 Electricity 41000 Health Care 42000 Postage / Telephone 8000 Stationary 12000 Property Tax 2000 Grand Total 624000 Financials for 04-05 INCOME Foreign Domestic Annadhana 50000 Mrs. Helga Schaper 167000 ASHA 158000 Motor Industries. Co., Ltd., 25000 Sri Venkateswara Temple 10000 Others 30000 Sub Total (1) 390000 Child Sponsorship 100000 Jnandhana 40000 Other Receipts 20000 Interest 65000 Sub Total (2) 275000 Total (1) + (2) 665000 Gap met by Prasanna Trust 50000 Grand Total 715000 Financials for 04-05 EXPENDITURE Education 170000 Food 150000 Salary 98000 Repairs and Maintenance 50000 Transport 120000 Electricity 50000 Health Care 50000 Postage / Telephone 10000 Stationary 15000 Property Tax 2000 Grand Total 715000 Social Context • Urban Setting • Parents from low income groups – daily labourers, vendors . • Parents are divorcees or widowed. There are orphans too. • Kids leaving PJ • Will to succeed and be independent. Achievements • The alumni are testimony to PJ's role. • This year Sharada graduated with 71% in her final year computer science diploma. She left PJ to be on her own. She wanted to take care of her 70 year old grandmother who was living on her own. • Vidhya rani finished her training as a nursery school teacher. She got a job and also joined the Davar's college specialising in Secretarial practice. • Every Kid in Prasanna jyothi was promoted to the next grade/class. Many of them won awards/prizes in competitions and sports in school. • All kids put up a splendid dance-drama performance. Challenges • Two girls dropped out of school. • Constant 'pull outs' from PJ. • Assistance in tuition and after-school coaching. Updates • Check project page for specific info on marks/grade etc. • A few kids are brilliant in studies and we need to determine scholarship opportunities for them. • The kids had been on a trip to Coorg. • They had performed a dance drama for a function at PJ. Site Visit • Rajiv Muralidhar from Asha bangalore visited the project for us. (June 25-26) • Positive feedback • Healthy and hygenic • Very friendly kids • Proficient in more than 2 languages • Rajiv and his sister plan on visiting PJ regularly to help with tuition. He also offered to 'SAC' :) • For more details on report, check out project page. Funding scene • Funds till Sep 05 sent. • 4 kids left. 5 kids joined. One donor dropped out b'cos the child she sponsored graduated. • If the existing donors agree to continue, we will have to find 2 more donors (We have one committed donor already) • The current strength is 18 children. • Prepare ourselves to send $2160 by Aug/Sep for Oct'05-April'06. • $1080 already submitted by a few donors for next phase.