What People Say
i was not at all aware of sphoorti until i saw in some of the websites......i casually visited the sphoorti website but i was really touched by the kids....and thought of lending my hands to them......i approached my frends and we all planned to visit sphoorthi.....
me and my frends visited sphoorthi in april.....it was a hot sunny day....we travelled alomost 40kms to reach sphoorthi......we were tired but we really had a warm welcome from the kids.....all the kids were very small cute and talented....
everyone were rushing to us saying gudmrng and HAPPY UGADI......they were pushing us into their HOME........we were feeling sorry for them....we brought only chocolates....
we dint had much to give them....but they gave us lots of luv.......
we introduced ourselves to the kids....here i want to share a small incident.... wen we entered the home...a small boy came near to my frend and asked wts ur name...my frend replied "raju"....the boy gave him blast replying him "endhukantha pozuuu"...hehe.....we dint stop laughing for almost 15mins....kids were too cute and lovely.....
we went there at the wrong tym i.e., lunch tym...so we dint much interact with kids...but it was really a gud experience....
we r planning to collect donations from our college and donate .....we will defenitely do that.........
luv u kids......and once again srivyal u r doing a great job sir.....really u just rock.....take care...!!!!
children are the highest assets of humanity....some one said it.... and i love children.....
i never had such a happy independence day celebrations..... so many children with all smiles around.....
spoothi was really a gr8 place....those children really had energy in them....
we despite having so many luxuries cant manage to wear a smile sometimes....
but these children..... they were awesome....kisee ko bhe dekha to sirf hasiyaa hain...
i never wanted to leave the place dat day..... i waved every single child....
maheshwari wanted me to do some pull ups..... she wanted me to grow height the next time i go there.... there was a powerstar pawan kalyan there.... "potlakaya juice taagu annaa.... podugitavvv...." kadupu nindipoyindi asal..... vamsea wanted me to eat carrots..... " manchiga kanpistadi anna..... addalu pakkana padeyyachu...." em matladindu kada?? the next day... 12 years tarwata first time carrot curry tinna....
me and adithya decided to go there every 1 month atleast...really great place..... thanks to everyone who made me come there.....these children reminded me the perfect way to live...... katti sentenselu gurtostonnay--
we cant appreciate light if we haven't known darkness. nor can we appreciate warmth if we have never suffered cold. these children showed me that it's not what you've lost is important. what is important is what you have left.
the business of living is in celebration of being alive....reallyy i'm now " in celebration of being alive "... that's what i learnt this independence day celebrations.....
what a wonderful xperience!!!! da feeling is so good!!!! the kids had so much energy in em.... dat what contagious.... wish we had ppl like dat arnd us eveday!!! n derz seriously loads to learn 4m em!!! at such a young age, they r so responsible.... not do they respect their own stuff, they respect others' belongings too.... n they r so selfless... especially at dis age!!!!
THANKS A LOT GUYS!!!
FOR SHOWING US SPHOORTI!!!
such a lovely experience i may not forget for ma entire lyf..
and comin to sphoorti foundation
as we entered kidz started wishin HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.
baap rey baap those kidz treated like we r their family members and we loved it.i loved the way they received us.the small expression of joy in their face really a heart touchin experience.
They r very smart and they tried to taught me few morals!!!! .their roomz r clean and very neat,they keep their things very neat.they do their our work they r so independent at this age!!!!!!!!
there would be more illeterates,street beggers,theifs,rowdy sheeters... name them if we dont encourage such foundations.so my advise is to help these ppl with anyhting u can.
and we r abt to leave frm their, kidz came to me started sayin thanks for visiting and some of those asked us to VISIT AGAIN.
i think of all the independence day celebration that i've seen..this is something i can NEVER forget...even to put into words, the fun and the happiness that all of us experienced being with those kids, is difficult....they were just soo welcoming showing us around, greeting us 'happy independence day' as soon as we entered and even to the extent of correcting me with my telugu!!! :)..i just hope we get to go there again and encourage lil kids and organizations like these... :) :)!!
Itz really difficult to express in words my experience at Sphoorti. I dont know what difference it made to the kids there but trust me, I have become a lot more stronger after being there. There is a sad story behind every child there. Yet I did not see sadness on their faces. I did not hear them whining about the injustice in life. All I could see and feel was bright faces and thankful hearts.
Sirisha had only recently arrived there and she told me how her mom disappointed her every week by promising that she would come to see her but that she never turned up. The fact is that her mom is too poor to even bear the expenses of visiting her. She innocently said 'malli ra akka' (Please come again sister) with a smile on her face.
Seeing first hand how different their everyday lives are from mine has allowed me to gain a true appreciation for all I have. In fact, there are kids who have come from worse situations but all you see is beaming and confident faces. I guess this is the difference between Sphoorti and any other Oraganisation.
Amazing job Srivyal and thanks to you, I truly had a unique, exciting and touching experience! Because of this joy, I will often ask: "What can I do?"
After a long wait, i got a chance to visit to Spoorthi on july 27. It was 6:30 in the evening. I stepped into Spoorthi ....... I don't have words to express my views .... "There are times when silence has the loudest voice\" ..... i mean speechless for their love ,affection ,innocence
Once we get down at Sphoorti we are crowded with a little world wishing us and receving with lots of love and affection .\"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.\" they took us to their wonderfull world and introduced them to us. we have small trip into their world. unity n discipline we can get the meaning from them
they all are born with talents ....each and everyone are having their own talents ....
\"Limitations live only in our minds But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.\"
I am so thankful to Srivyal and all those who have given me an unforgettable experience in my life .
\"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.\"
Srivyal you n ur team deserve it ........
Saturday 21st June was a memorable day in my life. I finally made it to Sphoorti after planning a couple of times before that dint work out. At first, I was quite apprehensive about how i wud face those kids,me being one emotional bag! Since ever before, I have always had the desire to reach out to underprivileged ppl, esp children, but it had only stayed as a desire/thought like most of us possess. Thankfully, I happened to search for NGOs on Orkut one day and Sphoorti,the name and its impressive logo caught my attention and i went through the details. That is how Sphoorti came into my life.
They say 'Loving is giving' without expecting and that is wat i thought the spirit of the kids at sphoorti sums upto. There is a lot that I got/learnt from them that day. I felt like a special entity, being welcomed with warm smiles and children asking me my name and showing me around the place. Kids in Sphoorti are in every way at par with any other kid outside; be it discipline, cleanliness or behaviour. I was completely amazed by the neat and organized rooms. Clothes in place,neatly folded uniforms up on the hangars.. shoes and socks arranged together, footwear neatly arranged outside the rooms... all this personally done by the inmates themselves. A few older kids supervise these tasks and help the younger ones with their studies etc. The enthusiasm and responsibility with which they conduct their daily chores is highly applausive. All of them are a talented lot and they often engage themselves in drawing and painting as well as dancing, singing and playing games. They are one big happy family, sharing and caring for each other, definitely on their way to becoming the future responsible and bright citizens of our country.
Hats off to Srivyal, who converted his dream into a reality in Sphoorti and has been working relentlessly and selflessly since Sphoorti came into existence. A man with a beautiful mind and heart, I am truly thankful to Sri for being generous enough to let ppl like me be a part of his organisation.
Spending 2 hrs with the children has made such a deep impact in my mind and heart, i have decided to be associated with Sphoorti on a regular basis and in as many ways i can, to help them grow bigger. Not just me, my entire family is now planning our next visit to meet the kids and spend some quality time with them on weekends. I consider myself lucky and proud to be a part of Sphoorti now.
:) God bless Sphoorti.
First, I would like to say thank you and God bless you for your Sphoorti foundation.
I feel like I am on a roller coaster of emotions when I did visit the website for the first time. I took no time for me to decide that I should do something to help these small wonders.
I am kind of person who has a soft spot in the heart for the loving, kind, and innocent souls in this world, and my heart goes out to these kids.
As a professional I do understand the importance of childhood in building up a personality. I do all ways believe that if a child is brought in a kind of atmosphere which will allow him to enjoy his childhood, play, develop the skills he is interested in --- he would certainly become a good human being.
I can see that ur trying to create that kind of atmosphere in sphoorti foundation by means of providing education, shelter and encouraging the skills like painting, music etc. Keep going.
As a doctor I am very happy to see that the health of these children is appropriately taken care off. Hats off to those doctors who are providing free health checkups for these kids.
I would love to visit the foundation once when I come to India and have a feel of the things happening around. Thanks to srivyal and other members for starting this foundation together so that so many people can come together in love and support for these. Sphoorti is truly a beautiful thing and I'm very thankful to be a part of this whole experience!"
It was my honor to visit Sphoorti other day in Hyderabad, India. When I reached there, around 10-12 kids came to us wishing "Hi Anna, How are you?" with full gusto. I was excited to see the kids, and they took us inside the building (Srivyal was with us too). We went inside, sat down for a couple of hours talking to all the kids. Kids took me on a small tour inside.
It was an amazing experience to be there at Sphoorti and spend time with the children. These kids can really dance, I liked the dance performances by them.
There are total of 43 kids (19 girls & 24 boys), and I can say that SPHOORTI IS ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. All credit to Srivyal. I request you all to visit Sphoorti if you visit Hyderabad to get a first hand experience. Srivyal is planning to add more kids, and reach 100 by end of this year.