Since it's inception, in 2008, the Span Trust has worked among the leprosy-affected, disadvantaged children and the aged. The organization also provides loan to the slum women, conducts health awareness programmes and installs safe drinking water systems in places where drinking water is scarce.
I was very sick with severe stomach pain for many years. My stomach started becoming bigger and bigger. Michael than helped me through Karuna to get admitted in the hospital. I was operated and a 5kg tumor was removed. Today I am pain free and able to move around normally. I was also supported for more than 6 months with rations after the operation which helped me to recover soon.- Subadhramma, Gulbarga
I started attending Nireekshe from grade 5. Some of my family members suggested joining other private tuitions as this would help score better in 10th-grade exams. But, I insisted on continuing in Nireekshe. The teachers here are good at coaching. Apart from free quality tuition, the centre also provides necessary school supplies like pencils, sketch pens and notebooks …My parents appreciate Nireekshe for what they are doing. My school mates, knowing that I attend free tuition, are amazed at my performance, in studies.- Lavanya, Nireekshe Center, Mysore
“We are very grateful to The Span Trust and its team who have helped us so much with educating the children about personal and general hygiene... because of the awareness teachers have learnt we now have been able to avoid mass infections among the children like chicken pox etc. We hope to continue this program next year as well for our 9th and 10th standard science students.”- Emmanuel, Principal, St. Mathew's School, Gulbarga
“I noticed my neighbor always coughing violently and being sick most of the time. His wife complained that he was not eating properly and I noticed that he had lost some weight. I remembered what I had learnt about TB at the Health awareness class. I advised aunty to take her husband to the TB centre in Gulbarga at the Civil Hospital instead of the spending money on the local doctor and his huge medicine bills. I also spoke to the ASHA worker who visits our area to encourage pay a visit to aunty’s house and encourage them. The ASHA worker took them to the hospital and a treatment for TB was started. The ASHA worker comes daily to check to see whether uncle is having his medicine given free by the hospital. It has been 3 weeks now and he is feeling much better. Awareness about diseases like this is very important and we can help many in our family and neighborhood if we know about it. Many thanks to the Span Trust team who has helped us. God bless them.”- Soumyashree, Science student, Gulbarga