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The Doon Promise

A Newsletter from Aasraa Trust April-June 2016

Dear Friends, 

We are bursting with pride- the dedicated hard work of our children and staff has been amazing, resulting in truly incredible results. Our Street Smart project this year brought 164 children up to an educational level that allowed us to mainstream them in a combination of local schools and our NIOS project (National Institute of Open Schooling).

I would like to highlight that the excitement of studying at the high tech Mobile Learning Centers has yielded excellent results! 40 children from these centres in Bindal & ISBT have now joined school. This is an incredible achievement for us, as most of these children had fallen off the education cycle. Our USP is no that no child is left unreachable or unteachable! 

As we have mainstreamed these 164 children in April, our commitment to them remains as strong to ensure school fees, uniforms, textbooks and of course after school support. These children have now graduated from Street Smart program to Aasraa’s Wings of Doon program. 

In addition, our Wings project (after school homework & tutorial support) has generated phenomenal results. We have a 100% pass rate! All 22 children from Aasraa Trust passed Class X & XII UK Board & CBSE exams with flying colors! 6 students from class X passed their exams with first division marks with Shubham Nag topping the list with 82.5% (honors list). 

Shubham stays in Aasraa's shelter home and is a student of Government Inter College, Dobhalwala. He is the son of a single mother who works as a daily wage laborer in Dehradun. Shubham dreams of becoming an engineer. 

Thank you for standing by us over the years and helping our children reach for the stars!