Acts of Hope at Maple Walk School

Acts of Hope Ambassadors David Tinnion and Hester Vaizey were delighted to present the Acts of Hope charity to the children of Maple Walk School, London, during their morning assembly on Monday 29th September. The Maple Walk pupils learnt about the background to the school, the children who attend Acts of Hope and even got to try on some Indian clothes!

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Many thanks to Headteacher Sarah Gillam and all the pupils for making us so welcome! We’re really looking forward to working together on projects over the coming year!

A Day in the Life…Interview with Acts of Hope Pupils

Volunteer Charlie Manning asked five children to tell her about their day to day lives at Acts of Hope.

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From left to right: Kreeti (14 years old), Karan (above, 12 years old), Arjan (below, 8 years old), Dhanya (10 years old), Nikhil (14 years old).

What time to you get up in the mornings and what do you have for breakfast?

Nikhil: 7am and I eat some rice.

Kreeti:   6am; I have bread.

Ajan:  I get up at 7am. I eat rice and samba (tomato curry).

Karan: 7am to eat bread.

Dhanya: 7am. I have a chapatti.

How do you get to school, what’s it like and what do you see on the way?

Nikhil: My dad brings me to school on his motorbike.

Kreeti:   I come on the school bus. I like it.

Ajan:  I like to come on the school bus too.

Kriti:   There are lots of vehicles and shops, such as stationery shops and Aishwarya  supermarket.

Nikhil: I see big vehicles like lorries.

Kreeti:   We see dogs in the road.

Ajun:  And pigs.

What happens when you get to school?

Kreeti:   First we go inside the classrooms. We put our bags away and go straight to  assembly.

Nikhil: We wish the teachers good morning and we pray.

Kriti:   And we sing the national anthem.

What is your favourite subject?

Ajun:  Maths. I like times tables!

Karan: I like English, because it’s easy for me.

Dhanya: English. I like filling in missing letter sheets.

Kreeti: English – it’s easy for me and I try to speak it more.

Nikhil: I like Hindi because Hindi is easy to read. I also like learning about history and geography.

What happens at lunchtimes?

Kreeti:   We get the school food.

This has been happening since 2013: the children get provided with free lunches every day at school.

Nikhil: It’s normally rice and samba.

What do you think of the food?

Ajun:  We like it!

(They all nod)

What time do you get home and what do you do then?

Ajun:  I get home at 4 o’clock. Then I do homework for two hours. Then I watch TV.

Karan: 3.30 p.m. I also do homework. Then I play some games…like hide and seek.

Dhanya: 4 o’clock. I will wash my face and change my dress. After that I play games.

Kreeti:   4. I wash my hair and face and eat some food. Then I do my school homework. But later I’ll read.

Nikhil: About 3 o’clock. First I change and eat. Next I will read. I like to read about all subjects for my lessons.

What do you want to do in the future and what makes you happy now?

Nikhil: I want to become a military man in the Indian army. Now I like playing football.

Kreeti:   I want to be an air hostess but now I like to play games and study.

Dhanya: I want to be in the police.

Karan: I’m going to be a software engineer. Now I like playing games.

Ajun:  Engineer! Now I enjoy playing games.

Acts of Hope Triumphs on the Sports Field!

The Educational Department in Bangalore recently organised a sports event for all the Kasavanahalli area schools.

The Acts of Hope School was invited and our team performed heroically, coming second in the Kabbadi competition, first and third in the 400 metres race and first in the discus throwing.

Well done to all of the children!

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2014 Exam Results

The Acts of Hope school entered 24 children for the March 2014 Standard 10 Certificate of Education.
1 pupil gained a Distinction, 9 pupils achieved First Class and 6 pupils achieved Second Class.
Congratulations to pupils and teachers on these excellent results!

Acts of Hope Welcomes Wilkins Kennedy

WK LogoActs of Hope welcomes Wilkins Kennedy to its growing band of supporters.

Wilkins Kennedy Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers are a leading provider of accounting and business advisory services across the UK and abroad.

They operate from regional offices in the UK and the Falkland Islands with 71 partners and over 500 staff.

State Bank of India Donates Bus To Acts of Hope

The State Bank of India supports Act of Hope and has donated a new school bus. The bus  collects  the children from the surrounding villages. It is bigger, brighter and much more reliable than the old bus which has served the school for more than seven years. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 

The State Bank of India is a multinational banking and financial services company based in India. It is a government-owned corporation with its headquarters in Mumbai.

Rafiki Golf Society

Rajesh Rathod (Captain of the Rafiki Golf Society)  – supports the Acts of Hope Charitable Trust. We would like to welcome Rajesh and his team at the Rafiki Golf Society to our network of supporters.

The Rafiki Golf Society was formed in 2010 as a way of regularly meeting to play golf, it has gone from strength to strength and is recognised by established societies and premier golf courses in the South East of England. They hold competitions on a monthly basis from March to October, in addition they participate in annual competitions against other societies and plan regular trips both home and abroad.

We would like to thank the society for its very generous donation.