Letter to the Swedish parents

Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all. We all are safe and healthy during this second wave of Pandamic and we do hope all of you are safe and sound.
Thankyou very much for your Love and support. We owe a great debt of gratitude for all the help and support you have given us during these two years of Pandamic. We do not really know your situation in Sweden ,you may have job problems, health problems and financial constraints. But apart from all your hardships you have extended you Love and Support to us to bring smile in our faces.
No words are enough to say Thanks to you all.
We are happy that no child was affected with COViD 19. No reports and cases were recorded. Only two of our staff members were effected with COViD and one went up to death bed, fortunately he recovered after a long hospitalisation.
Only students of 25 children stayed in the Childrenhome and they had a good time here.
We thank God none of them were affected with COViD. All the measures for sanitation has been taken and even the children got used to the hygiene system.
We are happy that the government declared promotion to the next class level without exams only by bases on their quarterly test results. We have been waiting for the government’s decision for the past three months and they have finally declared that these children can join in the Gurjit classes.
16 of our high school children are being promoted for the college level. We have no new admissions for 2020. But this year we had new admissions. We are waiting for the government to accord permission to start this academic year. We hope that by the first week of August we will start the school.
Teachers are attending every alternative day.
For these past two months children had more classes on English and Maths because these are the tough and important subjects to join in the college level. More grammar classes in English were taught to them.
Hindi teacher was moved to another town since her husband got transferred to another town . So she attended only up to 15th of April. No Hindi classes till May. No we have got new teacher since the schools yet to start she will come from August.
Some children learned sewing also. We grew our own vegetables but in the month of May because of the heavy heat the greens were gone and only few veggies are left. We have again ploughed the ground and going to plant more veggies again.
Buffaloes are fine and two of them became old and had a problem with uterus prolapse. We would like to get new ones soon. It’s good the share that they survived in the heavy summer.
We celebrated the important days like international day of disabilities, earth day and day day no to child labor day etc.
Made some seed balls and throw it on the hill Hope at least some plants will grow on the hill in the future.
We have got nicely fixed wash basins in the dining area with the help of Volkswagen now. Thanks to the VWEF.
Thanks for the Swedish Parents Association for extending your Love and Care.

Thanking you,
Alice and Children

Dear Swedish Parents

Greetings to you all. The school has started  from January 2021. All the children are studying diligently to cover the syllabus by the end of May 2021 since they all lost their academic year due to COViD 19 in 2020.
They have regular classes every day. It has become a challenge to bring all children back into normal life since most were addicted to Televisions during the lockdown. Now we are taking all necessary measures to keep them hygienic and healthy.
Most of the children doesn’t have the online facility during the lockdown. So, completion of the syllabus was hindered . Now it has become a burden to both children and staff to complete the academic syllabus with in a short period which is by the end of My to appear for the annual exams in June 2021.
So far no COViD cases in the school and happy to see all the children in a good health condition.
Very recently we made a survey on the tribal community children and identified 240 children from the age groups  3-18 With in the 7 kilometers radius of our school. Our future plan is to give inclusive education to both normal and Differently Abled children under the poverty line. We find the Tribal community is most needy children next to the differently Abled . We would like to mix them both together to give good standard of education.
We are happy to inform you about our future plans and hope that this will materialise soon. We are sure with our your support we cannot do nothing but together we can build bright future for many deserving children.
At present there is a rapid growth in COViD cases in our state. Many state’s declared lockdown. So far Andhrapradesh Government has not taken any deciSoon. All the central government schools declared that no exams for the 10th grade. Only promotion is allowed just the same as in 2020.
Our government is not in a position to face another lockdown. All the prices for food items went high and medical expenses has become outrageous.
Thankyou once again for supporting us With out fail during the Pandamic .will send you more updates soon. Thanks for Sam and Swedish Parents Association for being a pillar of Hope and Strength to us.

Thanking you,
Alice and children

Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all. We wish you all a very Happy and a Blessed New Year.
Thanks for the support you have been giving to us over the years. It is so good to inform you that  The government has given permission to the children to Return back to the children home.
Schools already started and now the children home was opened in this month. We are happy to see our children back home. The children home is filled with our children and is in full swing with their activities.
Very very happy to see them back. Children are also longing to stay back in the Childrenhome.
This week lower classes students ( 1st -5th ) are joining back. They have to under go some COViD test during this week.
Two vaccines have been given emergency approval for India’s immunisation programme; the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, known in India as Covishield, and a domestic product, Covaxin, developed by the pharmaceutical company Bharat ( From news) . No adverse cases were reported so far. Now the government is administering to the frontline workers like municipal department, medical department as the first choice . It will reach to the common man very soon. More than 200000 beneficiaries were given the vaccination.
Children will be given continuous classes from February since they lost many hours of education last year. We are expecting that there will be minimal summer holidays this year.
Thanks once again for your continuous support and for your unceasing Love and Care during this Pandamic time.
We miss Samuel Tideman this year. We wish and pray that we will be able to see him and some of our Swedish folks this 2021-2022.
Good gracious God! No COViD cases were found among our children so far. We are taking all the necessary measures to keep the children in a clean, hygiene and healthy environment.
Thanking you,
With Love,
Alice and Children

Dear Swedish Parents,

Greetings to you all. Thankyou for your Love Care and Support for all these years and for the years yet to come!! How can we show our gratitude to all of you for your constant support and care. Thankyou for being there for us giving Hope in our lives during this unprecedented times.
Finally, we have entered into the month of December few more days for NewYear with great Hope that this ensuing year will bring Joy, Peace and Prosperity to all of us.
Schools are not started yet. The government is keep on postponing the reopening and our children are much awaited to come back to the Childrenhome.
The government has given another date in January 2021. Hope that will be the final one.
Every month without fail We are distributing 7 and half kgs of rice, one ltr oil, one kg dal ( lentil ), one kg sugar, one kg salt, chilli powder, onions , tamarind as provisions, 3 bathing soaps, detergent powder, coconut oil, sanitary pads, sanitizer and masks as hygiene kits. All these items cost around Rs 1000 per one child.
Usually the staff will go and distribute in their respective area and some of the near by village children are coming and collecting their provisions. We are taking necessary measures maintaining social distance ( though it is not possible in India).
Thanks for the help given to Christmas dinner. We are planning to celebrate  children Christmas on 22nd December. Already informed to the children and expecting more than 50 children on that day and rest of the provisions will be sent to the remaking children back to their homes.
Chicken and lamb will be served with cake.
Thankyou so much !!! Though we don’t deserve we been loved by many.
Missing our Santa from Sweden this year.
Thanking you,
Alice.

Dear Swedish Parents

Greetings to you all. Thankyou very much for the support to distribute the food essentials to the differently Abled children of Rajiv Gandhi Memorial High School, Challagundla. Food essentials were distributed to the children in their home villages. We thank the Swedish Parents for giving us this wonderful opportunity to visit them during this crisis time. We and children felt very happy to see each other’s. Many children expressed to return back to the children home and some of them even cried to come back to the home.
Those are the very emotional movements for us.  Me and our staff members distributed in 5 groups . 3 persons of staff in one group and they went to different villages to distribute the food supplies to the children.
All the children felt very happy to see us. Some of them are living with single Parents and some of them are living with grand parents, some of them are with their Care takers.
All of the children expressed their love and gratitude to the Swedish parents for remembering them in this time of need. Most of the children living in very poor conditions with out proper hygiene conditions. After visiting them I wrote a letter to the government authorities to accord permission for us to start our school since it’s a special school with special needs children. But they said it is the policy with the whole country not with a single school.
We all are much waiting for the reopening of the schools.
Government suggested for online classes but it will not work out single majority of the children doesn’t have internet access and many schools suggested that kits not a good idea.
We the school managements attendees many meetings with the concerned education department and expressed our views and ideas to continue the education back in their respective schools only rather than going for the online system only for few months till the schools start. I personally emphasised that it’s good to bring these special needs children back to the children home since they have many better fecilities than their homes and villages. We are even far better than any corporate school where they collect good amount of fees for education , they even failed to pay the salaries in this time of Pandamic. We owe a great debt of gratitude for all the Swedish parents association for their unconditional love and care for these children and school for not stopping their support in the  hour of need.
All the staff members have to attend the school 4 days week . It’s a mandatory. We personally visiting the children and families educating them with the COViD information, giving health and hygiene classes, bring awareness about the disease and disease control. The Volkswagen has also insisted us to conduct some awareness building programmes in the respective villages of the children along with their families. 
The government announced orally that the schools will be reopened by the first week of September. But no clear government order was issued so far.
The COViD cases are increasing every day in Andhrapradesh. It reached to 10000 cases per one single day. Andhrapradesh stood in 3rd place in our country by the number increase. Mortality is low but the cost of the private hospital was outrageous. No common person can meet the medical expenses. The government is much worried that the number will increase by September will rival against Brazil, Italy and USA.
it’s only going to get worse; Andhra Pradesh now has the fastest doubling time for any large state, with cases doubling in less than 11 days, twice as fast as the national average.
No beds are available in the hospitals, private hospitals no way, many are afraid to get checked medically, no maintenance of social distance and many other issues are involved in the increase of the COViD cases.
If at all the schools get started the government is making a list to be done at all the private schools like us. We are waiting for the government decision.
Thankyou once again for your big hearts for supporting us during this Pandamic. Hope and pray that everything will settle down soon and we will be praying for Sweden and other countries globally being effeted  with COViD cases that they should be restored back.
With Kind Regards,
Alice and Staff