An inspiring mom

“My name is Kamala. I am 32 years old. I live in Hallegudadhahalli, Bangalore. When I was 12 years old, I dreamed of studying well and growing up to work in a big company but at that young age, my parents forced me to marry. My dreams died with my childhood. My children went to school and I dreamed once again, that they will go to school, learn and have a good life. My children also started attending the after-school programme at Oasis India.

Things fell apart when my husband’s alcohol addiction got out of hand and he could not take care of our family anymore. His health deteriorated and I was unable to take care of all the finances alone. This led to both my children dropping out of school and they went on to take up jobs in the market to supportme. I felt a big burden that I ruined my children’s life. During this difficult time, Oasis India helped my eldest son complete his 12th grade exam. I see that my dreams can come true through my son.I will continue to fight for my sons to study and do well in life.”

Kamala, Bangalore

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Dear friends and patrons,As 2022 draws to a close, I would like for us to look back at a year that heralded in new directions for Oasis India: year one of the 5-year strategic plan of new partnerships, a year of social enterprise, and organisational sustainability.While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong our commitment to the vision and mission are as an organisation – be it as board members, supporters, members of senior management, the national leadership team, or project staff.We can take pride in the fact that we resumed the annual Mukthi Bike Challenge this year, launched Oasis India’s 5-year strategic plan for 2022–2027, and started a new integrated community empowerment project in Assam—Oasis Academy Guwahati and Football for Life (FFL). We also initiated potential partnership discussions with PCI-Mizoram for anti-human trafficking and Thrive for Good under food security, etc. These great achievements lays the foundation for our work in the upcoming new year.There were notable life-changing stories of beneficiaries in each of Oasis India’s hubs and the many other challenges we overcame as a team. Successes achieved in a time when we were forced to adapt to very adverse circumstances So, I want to thank all our staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us flourish as an organisation.Thank you, our supporters, for walking this journey of growth and development hand in hand with us. As you celebrate Christmas with friends and family, I hope you will look back on the year with the same sense of accomplishment and joy that we all feel at Oasis India.I wish you and your family a happy Christmas season and a prosperous 2023! Best regards,Mangneo LhungdimExecutive Director,Oasis India