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.
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