Funding and Projects
How we are financed
New Life depends on the generosity of private donors.
Donations to New Life are 100% Tax Exempt under Section 80 GGA of Income Tax Act, 1961 as our projects on ensured childhood for abandoned children are approved by Government of India, Ministry of Finance under Section 35 AC of Income Tax Act.
What we do
New Life designs projects based on surveys of the socio-economic problems of the project area and support the poor, abused and abandoned children and women by executing the projects with a defined goals/objectives.
The current projects of New Life include orphanages for children of incarcerated parents, saving children from child labour, ensuring primary education for the rural children in India, Early learning centres for children of vulnerable community groups, 'Read to Lead' Project, taking care of the medical needs of physically and mentally handicapped children children.
One of the many New Life projects:
SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR CHILD LABOURERS
New Life through its ‘Child Laborers’ Schools’ project operates special schools for children engaged as laborers in agriculture, mat weaving, waste paper collection, food processing, and other industrial activities.
Children enrolled in these schools are motivated to learn, and, after a year or two, based on their capabilities to interact with other children, they are admitted into regular schools.
The first special school under this project was started in 1999 in the Manamedu village of Musiri Taluk. Its students comprised mainly of child laborers engaged in the weaving, gem cutting and match industries. By September 2008 the project had benefitted a total of 1366 children, out of which 730 children had been mainstreamed and admitted to regular schools.
At present, the program is benefitting 174 children through six special schools situated in Arangoor, Musiri, Kamatachipatti, Amoor, Kodiampalapalayam and Ariyamangalam. 102 children have been admitted to regular schools in the current year.
Besides formal education, students are also given vocational training in tailoring, crafts, etc. They are also given opportunities to engage in activities such as yoga, music and dance. Nutritious meals are also provided to these children daily and every month, Rs.100/child is deposited in each child’s account to increase his/her family’s total earnings.
"Nila Palli" is an awareness cum motivational program, conducted under the project, for the child laborers and their parents. Under this program, an entire full moon day is set aside for games, cultural programs, and a public meeting. The day ends with a delicious dinner served to all participants. During the current year, Nila Palli has been conducted in the Arangoor, Amoor and Alamarathupatty child labor schools.
- Registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Registration number 324/1993.
- Registered under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976.
- Registered under Section 80 G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. (C.No. 6162 E(151)) 2002 – 03 / CIT – I/TRY Dated 24-11-2005
- Registered under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act (C.No. 6162 E(151/2002-03/CIT-I/TRY) Dated 16.01.2006)
- Registered under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act of the Govt, India. (Gazette Notification Number: 234(E) vide Dated: 15.2.2007 )