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Nav Srishti Foundation (Regd.) a non profit organization based in New Delhi is working in the field of literacy. We need sponsors for making a CENTRE OF NON- FORMAL EDUCATION in Delhi. I am 
attaching a proposal
for the same. Kindly consider and inform us enabling us to send you the complete project report. 
Dr Mallika (Vice President), navsrishtifoundation@yahoo.co.in
 
     
Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is a registered non-profit under the administrative umbrella of Earth Island Institute which is a Federally recognized 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization based in San Francisco, California, USA requires funds for a workshop called Ecological Mangrove Restoration Training Course.

This will be the 11th In the Hands of the Fishers (IHOF) Workshop and will take place Nov. 7-12 in Vijayawada , Andhra Pradesh , India . This is one workshop of the ongoing series entitled, In the Hands of the Fishers Programme.  Ten previous IHOF workshops have taken place in Senegal , Cameroon , Brazil , Thailand , Cambodia , Indonesia and Sri Lanka .

Budget – total expected budget  $46,000

Location - Vijayawada , Andhra Pradesh , India  

Purpose – To help inspire the implementation of the ecological/ hydrological restoration method for mangrove restoration in order to create a more effective, long-term solution to coastal erosion, degraded bio-diversity, including declining wild fisheries, while offering substantial protection against future cyclones and tsunamis.  In fact, it has now been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that healthy mangroves protected both lives and property which found refuge in or behind the remaining mangroves.  This IHOF #11 restoration workshop will train the trainers from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Burma and India in techniques and the general principles of this innovative approach to mangrove restoration, while at the same time implementing small-scale restoration projects in several locations of the participating groups who attend the workshop.  For more details, click here

 
     
Chitransh Education & Welfare Society, Rajasthan is non profitable voluntary organization which working in India. Society organized various awareness generation activities, camps, training programme, interventions in field of women & child development, primary education, medical, health & family welfare, child labour, art & culture etc. through State govt. & Govt. of India and various donor agencies. Society also working in awareness of HIV/Aids with financial assistance by an International Organization name AFXB, Switzerland & also working with state govt. under European supported sector investment family welfare programme in india.

Society also registered under foreign contribution regulation act. 1976 by govt. of India and agree to work on donor agency TOR.

Now society wants financial assistance for estb. Care center, Hostel & Educational School for helpless women and children at effected areas of tsunami or poor & helpless people of India.

With kind regards

Anil Mathur
Chairman
Chitransh Education & Welfare Society
206, Ganesham Tower, Near Amrapali circle,
Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur-302021
Rajasthan, India
Phone: +91-141-5115467
Mobile : +919414337194
E-mail: akshansh@eth.net
 
   
CBR NETWORK is looking for funding partners to sponsor Portage early identification and intervention kit to help differently abed children who attend Anganawadi centers. Each kit costs Rs 135..if anyone is interested please contact me at cbrnet@vsnl.com 
we are giving 45,000 kits in 2004-2005

Indumathi Rao
Regional Adviser
CBR NETWORK(South Asia)
Associate Member, National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, India
134,1st Block,6th Main,BSK III Stage
Bangalore-560085
India
cbrnet@vsnl.com
Web: www.cbrnetwork.org.in  
Phone- 91-80-26724273, 26724221, 26724185
   
From Rotary Club of Mulund Hills, I would like to inform you that we have taken commitment for upgrading Primary and Secondary School situated at Village Padgha to provide Junior college. Total budget of the same is Rs. 8.5 lakhs. We have managed to collect from major donor in our club Rs. 4 lakhs, from our trust Rs. 1 lakh and sure of getting from other all members Rs. 1 lakh this comes to Rs. 6 lakhs however we have Rs. 2 lakhs shortfall due to which we can not commence the project.

Junior college is especially required as in vicinity of this teaching institute there is no junior college and hence lot of youngsters drop out beyond 10th standard - especially girls.

We also have good experience with this institute as our club has done various other support activity for school and the same is utilised honestly to benefit of the community around them.

May I request your support for this nobel cause.I would be obliged if you can reply on this matter and would be happy to provide any other information you may need.

For Prime Dental Prodcuts Pvt.  Ltd.,
Dr. Paresh Thakkar,
Director.
Please visit us at www.prime-dental.com
   
B. Rajesh,
Kanchi Health & Education Society      Res :  46, Beach Road:
148, Luz Church Road,                         Kalakshetra Colony,
Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.                 Chennai 600 090,
2498 6673.                                            2491 2814.                       Cell : 94440 12814.                    Dt: 31.01.05

Acharapakkam is situated 100 kms south of Chennai.

Acharapakkam Pasupatheeswarar Hill Temple Steps construction work was started on 31.02.05. Total 450 steps are to be constructed. Budget Rs.15 lakhs. Villagers, SHG women & Philanthropists will participate. It is a great Picnic spot also. rajinir@eth.net 
   
Name: S. K. BHATTACHARJEE
Organisation: NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS & CONSTITUTIONAL
Email: skumar_1964@indiatimes.com
Telephone:: 09426215334
Message: NEED SPONSOR FOR SET UP A NATIONAL LEVEL FREE LEGAL AID SERVICE CENTER FOR POOR DOWNTRODDEN NEEDY PEOPLES OF INDIA, WHO NEEDS OUR CARE TO SAVE THEIR RIGHTS THROUGH LAW. NEED A DONOR. OFFER WELCOMES...ON FAX NO. 02836- 220213 / 232308
   
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute a rural based NGO has been doing remarkable work in sustainable development http://nariphaltan.virtualave.net
It wants to set up a Center of Sustainable Living http://education.vsnl.com/nimbkar/CSL.html
For this contributions are requested. The goal is to raise Rs. 75 lakhs (~US$150,000). I will request if members can help raise this money.
Dr. Anil K. Rajvanshi, Director
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute
P.O.Box 44, Phaltan - 415523, Maharashtra
Ph: 91-2166-222396/220945
Fax: 91-2166-220945
Alternate E-mail: anilrajvanshi@vsnl.com
                          nariphaltan@sancharnet.in
http://nariphaltan.virtualave.net
   
Name: Dr. Ajay Kripalani
Organisation: Astalavista Divine Welfare & Research Foundation
Email: webmaster@astalavista.co.in
Telephone:: +91-9831028888
Message: Looking for funds for projects 
   
I am writing to you from the Urban Design Research Institute, a public charitable trust in Mumbai. We are in need of funds for our various activities that we undertake in our committment to protect the built environment and improving urban communities.  UDRI strives to achieve this through conservation and planning Projects, the Publication of research studies, by organising Public lectures, exhibitions and seminars and by running a Resource centre focused on the study of Mumbai.Please find attached a document which gives details of our activities.

We are currently in the process of developing our website   (www.udri.org )

 The website intends to provide free access to information and data on the city of Mumbai to researchers, students and citizens to enable them network with other groups for civic change. The website will therefore have:

  1. A UDRI Resource database as a ready reference on the programmes and services offered by city improvement, conservation and planning organisations.

  2. An online catalogue of our collection, (statistical data, drawings, journals, magazines, books, films, photograph gallery and other multimedia resources) under one roof to assist researchers wishing to use our Centre.

  3. A bulletin board which will enable discussions and recommendations and function as an online interactive forum

For these features to be enabled on our site, we will require funds / a sponsor towards design, programming and maintenance fees.

We would be delighted to begin a dialogue with anyone to work out possibilities for funds to help us in our endeavour.

Thanks and Regards
For Urban Design Research Institute 
 
Benita Menezes                    Rashne Dubash
Research Associate              Trust Administrator
                                            rdubash@udri.org

 

   
I am a Post Graduate in Applied Geology, presently working as Lecturer in Geology.
I've been admitted for a Masters program in UNESCO-IHE for this year but could not assure a scholarship for the studies.
I would be very much thankful if you could inform me whether I could apply for a scholarship.
 
Thanking You
 
Faithfully Yours
 
RANJITH.P.D
PANAKKAL HOUSE,
THEYYANGAD,
PONNANI(PO),
MALAPPURAM(DIST),
KERALA,INDIA
ranju_panakkal@yahoo.com
     
As long term insurance against Elder Abuse, an annual festival will be planned in schools on World Elders Day reminding children about filial duty in the pattern of another popular Indian festival.

See more details and give directly to this project at
www.globalgiving.com/pr/800/proj741a.html
 
Best Regards,
Sailesh Mishra
 
     
Kavita Shanbhag has a very interesting and useful website www.childraise.com for children with disabilities. Kavita is the co-ordinator of Samman,  www.ieasamman.org/aboutus.html , an epilepsy support group since 1991 of www.indianepilepsyassociation.org/Mumbai_act.html .
I was unaware of several things. 1 out of 100 Indians suffer from epilepsy! Epileptics have extremely low self-esteem as they are teased as children, have great difficulty getting married, and also have a very tough time getting a job. Considered a stigma rather than a medical problem, many keep their condition a secret thus depriving themselves as well as the cause of epilepsy of the support it needs and deserves.
Samman would appreciate help in the following ways:
- volunteers / event mgt - a sponsor has agreed to support a musical program at Shanmukhananda Hall on Jan 8 to enable fundraising but Samman is a small org and basically since its own members are epileptic, they need volunteers and, in fact, would like to know of an org who can manage the entire event.
- counselling resources - pyscho-social and spiritual counselling resources for this group which meets every Saturday would be useful
- support of schools - they have a 1 hour workshop Share the World to sensitise children
- support of clubs - they have 2 solo plays of 10 min each which they would love to stage (were invited to Bangkok too)
- subsidised medicines for those who can't afford would be great
Kavita is very interested if some org can donate and support a modified van that disabled people can phone and call for their travel use when they need. The van would be adapted to hold a wheelchair, etc. There is no such facility in Mumbai!
Kavita is publishing a resource book - Journey to Empowerment - and also greeting cards to help Prasad a teenager with  Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Support her by buying these. Do also sell your own products through www.childraise.com and help the cause.
Not only is Kavita's own story ( www.childraise.com/aboutus.Htm ) inspiring, but it is amazing to see this ever-smiling lady do so many things while being in a demanding full-time job! Her email id is kavitashanbhag@yahoo.com.

 



An appeal to Philanthrophists

 For

“To Quench the trust of villagers”

 

Anarde  Foundation is a well reputed and well recognised  name in the field of integrated Rural development activity all over India. Since last 15 years.        

 

All state governments and central govt authorities , financial institutes like nationalised Banks, NABARD, Capart, SIDBI, and Philantrophic and business organisation like FICCI , CII, Indian Merchant Chambers. Rorary and Lions Clubs have also recognised  and encourage our activities by alloting us the projects and utilising our grass root level net works for upliftment  of the poor by donating us their generous donations.

 

Business houses like Hindustan lever, Usha International. Mahindra and Mahindrta, ICICI Prudentials. etc have joint the hands with us for development  in the urban and rural markets for their various prodiucts and  consumer goods  for the multi level marketing.

 

Working in 15 states ,15,000 villages and involving Rs 752 crores for mobilisation  and funding per year . Anarde Foundation has establised the leading role in the field of rural development.

 

The donations receivable by Anarde Foundation are 100% exempted under section 35 AC and 50% exempted under 80G of the Income Tax Act.

 

Anarde Foundation and our Chairman  have been awarded by the Awards from FICCI and Rajashree:” at the worthy hands  his holiness by Shri Ramesh Oza) Worldwise recognised Bhagwat Acharya.

 

Our motto is: Village water to remain village- Village youth to remain in village and village money is remain village.

 

To thrash out the drinking water problem of Arid regions in six districts in Saurashtra we have concrete proposal of water management . The models of which  have been  successfully  completed as under:-

 

1     Jamnagar district

       A    52 villages of  Oswal Jain community donations from non- 

             Gujarathis from UK, Canada and USA.

       B    10 villages of Mithapur area  donations from M/s Tata Chemicals.

       C     5 villages donations from M/s Bisleri.

       D    10 Villages donations from Chandaris Charitable  Foundation.

 

2     Rajkot Dist.      10 Vilages  donation from  CCF 

3     Bhavnagar  Dist    15 villages donations from CCF. 

4    Junagadh  dist    3 villages donations from CCF. 

5    Amareli Dist   - 3 villages donations from CCF
6     Surendranagar dist  3 villages donations from CCF

 

From the successful experience of   solving the drinking water problem by deepending the village pond with the help of JCB machines we have obtained the expertise to work out  the schemes in above districts by multiplying our  experience which is as under shell form :-

 

By running JCB machines for 50 hours in a village pond having water spread area of  2000 sq,meters will be depen by average one mtr removing the silt quantity of 2000 Cumt. Thus increasing the storage capacity by 200000 lac ltrs

 

The running  cost of JCB machines for 50 hrs @ Rs 600 per hrs works out to Rs 30,000 , out of which Rs 15,000 will be borne by the beneficiaries i.e. the villages as their  contribution.

 

Thus by only donation of Rs,15,000/- the donor can quench the thrist one village of his choice in above 6 districts by deepending the village ponds,.This will raise the water tale in the surrounding well and escavated table  earth will be used for bunding the ponds, improving village roads or can be used in farms as fertilizers with good netrititus value.             

We appeal to lion hearted rotarians,lions and members of all philantrophic institute to joint the hands with us by giving a small donations of Rs,15,000

Per village. We will submit the complete MIS alongwith request letter from Gram Panchayat and thanking letter after  successful compketion of the work alongwith photographs and also the site visits can be arranged for the full satisfaction of the donors.

 

Kindly contact  us on our E Mail or Website      

 

RAJEN DHULIA                                                 I.G. TRIVEDI

Anarde Foundation                                             Anarde Foundation

All India Marketing Co-ordinator                           Sr. Co-ordinator

409, New Udyog Mandir No. 2                             409, New Udyog Mandir No. 2

4th Floor, Moghul Lane,`                                     4th Floor, Moghul Lane,

Mahim (West),                                                  Mahim (West),

Mumbai- 400 016                                              Mumbai- 400 016

Tel :        91-22-24469341                                  Tel :        91-22-24469341                                               

               91-22-24456967                                 91-22-24456967

E-mail anardefoundation@vsnl.net                      Email: anardefoundation@hathway.com    

 
     

Environmental Sanitation Programme

at

Slums in Mumbai

The slums in city of Mumbai faces the problem of poor environmental sanitation and as a result children and adult suffer from diarrhea, worm infestation, respiratory infection, Malaria and skin infection.

 

Child eye care charitable trust is implementing health programme which focuses on bringing down child morbidity & Mortality. Along with health activities like immunization, Vit. A prophylaxis, iron & folic acid distribution, underfive clinic growth monitoring, supplementary feeding for malnourished children, haemoglobin testing for mothers and children, health education and nutrition education sessions are held for mothers.  The stress is on keeping environment clean and improve their child feeding and rearing practices.  The literacy classes are conducted for adult women, non-formal classes for adolescent girls and balwadi is run for preschool children.

 

Ongoing health education activities with 3 existing Mahila Mandals in one slum has helped the trust in motivating 56 families disposing their daily wet garbage in their vermiculture pots.  With the help of Rotary Club cotton bags and thick plastic bags are distributed to this families.  They collect their dry waste from house in plastic bag and for buying grocery and vegetables use cotton bag.  They do not use thin plastic bags.

 

Out of three Mahila Mandal, one Mahila Mandal has taken initiative to appoint labourers who clean their gutters and latrines and maintain their area clean.  They collect Rs. 10/- per month per family towards the salary of labourer.  In addition they have motivated the families to put tiles over the open gutter as a result the entire lane remains clean.  Child Eye Care Charitable trust has been able to motivate them to keep their area clean.  About 10 lanes are maintained well.

 

Mumbai Municipal Corporation sends Tempo on two sides of community at fixed time every day and community women dump their additional garbage (which can not be used in vermiculture pot) in the Tempo. 

 

Child Eye Care Charitable Trust is working at present in four slum pockets.  Mahila Mandal and Youth groups are motivated to keep the area clean.  Although we are making continuous effort to make the area clean, there are certain problems beyond our control like:

1)                 To give Vermiculture pots to every family is required, since the trust is short of funds.  The cost per pot per family (inclusive of soil, culture and plant) is only Rs. 100/-

2)                 To give cotton bags, to buy grossary and vegetables and thick plastic bags to collect dry waste, the cost per set (one cotton bag + one plastic bag) per family is only Rs. 60/-

3)                 To give cleanliness equipments to Mahila Mandal. Four sets per slum area.  Cost of one set is Rs. 650/-

 

Child Eye Care Charitable Trust is at present working in four slum pockets.  If the help is given for 50 families in each of the slum area as a pilot project, it will motivate other families and improve the environmental sanitation.

 

The cost of the project will be as follows.

1)                 Vermiculture pots : for 50 families in all four slums

200 x 100 = 20,000/-

2)                  Supply of cotton and thick plastic bags to 50 families in four slums

200 x 60 = 12,000/-

3)                 Set of equipments for cleanliness for four areas

16 x 650 = 10400/-

 

            TOTAL BUDGET 1) + 2) + 3) = 42400/-

 

This help will go a long way in changing slum environment with the help of community participation.

 

A line of reply sent at gopajay@hotmail.com  will help us in planning.

 

Dr. Kothari

drpradeepns@rediffmail.com  

 
     
Renu Rai, Navi Mumbai
 She feeds 300 dogs daily.
For this, her daily requirements are:
 18-20 kgs of rice
 25 litres of milk
 20 packets of bread
She spends Rs. 9500 as transportation charges monthly.
She has to get 1500 dogs sterilized for which the cost is Rs 15,00,000. The government pays Rs. 5,00,000 and the balance she has to arrange by means of sponsors. If the dogs are not sterilized, the municipal authorities will kill them.
She has also bought an ambulance to provide service to animals. The cost of this is approx. Rs. 5,00,000, she is falling short by Rs. 75,000. She also needs assistance / aid to run this ambulance service. The cost she has worked out is somewhere around Rs 35,000 per month.
Please contact her 27562275 / 31097720 and at raivarsha@yahoo.com 
 
     
NGO: ANIMAL LOVER'S ASSOCIATION SOCIETY 
Will you pick up?: YES

Materials Needed: COMPUTER / CHAIR / FAN 
Description: WE REQUIRE COMPUTER (P4), SOME CHAIRS AND TWO SMALL FANS FOR OUR OFFICE.

Materials Needed: A/C
Description of Materials: WE REQUIRE 1.5 TON A/C FOR OUR OFFICE AS WE KEEP BULK STOCK OF MEDICINE.

Materials Needed: MOBILE HANDSET - NEW OR OLD.
Description of Materials: WE REQUIRE 15 NOS. OF MOBILE HANDSETS FOR OUR STAFF FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSE AS THEY ARE DEPUTED IN AMBULANCE ALL THE TIME. IF POSSIBLE, WE LIKE TO HAVE HANDSET WITH CAMERA.

WE ' ANIMAL LOVER'S ASSOCIATION SOCIETY ' IN THE LEADERSHIP UNDER ' KARUNA PARIVAR TRUST ' GOREGAON, ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR A DONOR / SPONSOR FOR OUR NEW CUSTOM MADE AMBULANCE WITH MINI MOBILE OPERATION THEATRE (FIRST TIME IN INDIA OR MAYBE IN THE WORLD) FOR BIG ANIMALS, FULLY A/C,WITH ALL THE EQUIPMENTS TO OPERATE ON THE SPOT FOR STRAY ANIMALS AND BIRDS ( INJURED - ILL - PREGNANT ) IN AND AROUND MUMBAI. THE AMBULANCE COST US AROUND Rs.10,00,000. 

AT PRESENT WE HAVE FOUR SMALL AMBULANCES GIVING FREE OF CHARGE SERVICE FOR STRAY ANIMALS AND BIRDS IN AROUND MUMBAI. NOW OUR NEW AMBULANCE IS READY FOR ACTION ON ROAD AND THE MONTHLY EXPENSE WILL BE AROUND Rs.100,000/- (MEDICINE , PETROL , SALARY OF THE STAFF AND DOCTOR IN SAID AMBULANCE, ETC.) AS WE ARE GIVING TOTALLY FREE SERVICE.

WE WILL PAINT THE NAME OF DONOR / SPONSOR FOR LIFETIME ON SAID AMBULANCE , WHO WILL GIVE US Rs.10,00,000/- TOWARDS THE AMBULANCE. THIS WAY DONOR / SPONSOR GET PUBLICITY ALL OVER MUMBAI CITY FOR YEARS.

FOR MORE DETAIL, PLEASE CONTACT

phone number: 26608617 (HIMANSHU)
mobile: 9820476622 (BHAVIN)
email: doshihb@rediffmail.com  / alas1313@yahoo.co.in 
 
     
BCPT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS 

INTRODUCTION

The Bombay Community Public Trust appeals to Trusts, Corporate Houses and individuals to sponsor the professional education of an underprivileged child in Mumbai. 

BACKGROUND
The hopes and aspirations of the underprivileged youth are in no way different from those of more privileged homes. However, in today’s competitive world, admission to professional courses is extremely difficult. Under-privileged students are at a double disadvantage; they usually come from municipal or state-aided schools which are often dysfunctional and also come from families with limited financial resources. Thus they are unable to get admission to highly competitive courses, or even when they do get it, are unable to pay the fees. They are deprived of the tool – education - that provides employment and livelihood opportunities.

Since 1994, the Bombay Community Public Trust (BCPT) has been giving H T Parekh Memorial Scholarships to outstanding girl students in schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Ranging from Rs. 2400 to Rs. 9000, the scholarships enable bright girls to complete their education up to graduation. BCPT is now keen to add a new dimension to this educational activity by initiating scholarships for underprivileged youth for professional courses at the graduate level. BCPT has also been administering the BCPT-Rajni Patel Smriti Awards from 2002 onwards.

It is proposed to provide financial support to bright students who have achieved academic excellence by overcoming social and educational hurdles. This support will give them entry to professional courses that are otherwise unaffordable to them. The average tuition and other fees for a seat generally ranges between Rs.25000 and Rs.35000 approximately. (Rs 2500 to Rs. 3000 p.m.) It takes between 4-6½ years to complete professional courses at the graduate level.

OBJECTIVE: To institute professional education scholarships for under-privileged youth

Trusts / Corporate Houses / individuals can partner with BCPT to support the cause of professional education to the under-privileged youth; thereby participating in the development of an underprivileged individual and also contributing towards enhancing equity of access to education in the city. 

You could partner with BCPT in the under mentioned ways:

Establish a Fund of Rs.3.00 lakh or more in memory of a dear one. The Fund will be entitled “(Your Name)-BCPT Professional Education Scholarship Fund. The annual interest earned on the fund will be given to one or more students, in a field of your choice. 
Annually sponsor the fees of 1 or more youth in a field of your choice. 
IDENTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES AND CRITERIA OF SELECTION 

I. Students will be identified from the Merit List of the HSC Board, Mumbai Division.
II. Students will be selected based on the following parameters.;
a) Performance in Std.XII exams
b) Continuous good academic record at school
c) Performance in the entrance/qualifying examination for professional course, if any
d) Below 20 years of age
e) Family income
f) Hobbies, interests and participation in extra-curricular activities
g) Performance at an interview 
The awards will be given after admission to the courses is ascertained.

OUTCOME
Individual students will be given an opportunity to pursue their career goals, which coming from under-privileged section of the society, they otherwise may not have had. 

Ms. Harsha Parekh
Executive Trustee
The Bombay Community Public Trust 
22845928
bcpt@vsnl.com 
www.bcpt.org.in  
 
     
On the occasion of 35 glorious years of Cancer Patients Aid Association a registered voluntary organization that works towards the total management of the disease cancer (Awareness – Rehabilitation ), We plan to have various programmes to mark the occasion in the month of December,04, one such event is Funday where we plan to take 500 cancer patients for a free trip to Fantasy Land where they could enjoy rides, receive lots of gifts, snack and eats, different games would be arranged and also a visit by celebrity and the programme would end with Nitin Mukesh orchestra. The Fantasy Mela will be for cancer patients and their relatives. 
For us to be able to achieve this and make this into a memorable day for all our patients we need your assistance in kind, in person and above all in the form of sponsorship for the following:

FANTASY LAND SPONSORSHIP
* 1 Day programme at fantasy land : Rs 2,00,000 (which includes food, orchestra, other entertainment, games, gifts)
* Banner (inside fantasy land) Rs 10,000
* T-shirts (1,000) Rs 75,000
* Bus service Rs 40,000 (to & fro to fantasy land for patients)
10 Buses : 50 seater x 10 + 500 (sponsor banners will be put on both sides)
* Caps/Badges Rs 50,000
* Bus panels single side messages Rs. 1,84,000 (for 100 Buses for 1 month)
* Banners on road ( 100 banners ) Rs 35,000
Please come forward in assisting and join us in bringing smiles in the Lives of Cancer Patients.
Thanking you and hoping for a favourable response.
Yours truly,
Kavita Kulkarni - kavitakulkarni@indiatimes.com  
Director-Resource Development 
 
     
Make-A-Wish Foundation of India List of pending wishes  
     
We want to take videos and interviews of the patients suffering from Oral Cancer and the doctors who are authorities on oral cancer and highlight the problems of Tobacco Consumption. We have got the required permission from TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL,Mumbai but we are lacking in finances to take professional quality videos for movies and convert that into a Video cd on Oral Cancer and distribute it throughout India and if possible throughout the world.

SANGEETA DARVEKAR CHARITABLE TRUST
602/A, Sealand tower,
jesal park
Bhayandar (east)
mumbai 401105
sndarvekar@rediffmail.com
www.oralcancerawareness.org
mouthcancer1.tripod.com/id2.html

Or you can give Dr Suwas Darvekar a call at 0091 22 28162440 (Residence), 0091 22 28149233 (Clinic), 0091 9869368937 (Mobile)

 
     
www.mcgm.gov.in/Departments/education/AboutUs.html is a nice site giving details about Municipal Schools e.g.
- BMC is running 18 schools for mentally retarded students since 1980.
- Science curiosity development home has been started at City of Los Angeles Municipal School, Mahim.
- School Community Development Project aims at reducing the dropout rates, providing nutritious food, collecting the donations in kind like books, uniforms and stationary through NGO’s.
- there are 1493 primary schools + 51 Secondary Schools.
- an organisation can adopt schools by spending minimum Rs. 75,000/- per annum.

Help is needed via:
Providing Furniture
Providing Audio-visual and Teaching aids
Development of Laboratories
Development of Libraries
Development & Mathematics Library / Workshop
Supply of sports material
Maintenance of playground
Maintenance of garden
Minor repairs
Providing water coolers, water purifiers
Providing instruments, ceiling fans, electric items etc.
Providing jute matting
Beautification
Provide educational material (writing material, uniforms, note books, school bags, shoes, geometry box, slates, drawing material)
Supply of mid-day meals
Opening of Balwadis, study classes, vocational classes.
Arranging medical camps and distribution of medical equipments and medicines.
Sponsorship schemes
Starting centres of Computer Education
 
     

PM Karuna to conduct stray dog sterilisations in Mumbai with a mobile van.

Karuna, an active animal welfare organisation, has already collected 2.5 lakhs towards a mobile surgical van and need 3.5 lakhs more. Corporates, and individuals are invited to donate. Any amount is welcome. Large donations will be acknowleged on the outside of the surgical van.

The van will be used as a mobile sterilisation unit. Arvind Shah of Karuna says his plan is to go to various housing societies and sterilise all the strays in their own environment. The animals will be operated on the spot and kept in the portable recovery cages. While Karuna's staff will ensure care, the housing society will be expected to do its part by providing
electricity and food for the animals for the recovery period. Sterilisation greatly reduces aggressiveness of dogs. Strays are known to reduce rat population and are scavengers for garbage, and thus should not be eliminated altogether.

Two days a week will be reserved for sterilisations since the recovery period for the dogs is 4 - 5 days. On the remaining days the mobile clinic will look to the other surgical needs of animals in and around Mumbai.

Karuna is run by Arvind Shah. Himself a former cancer patient, Shah is extraordinarily devoted to animal welfare and has taken a vow not to wear any footwear till he builds an animal hospital. After the bomb explosion at the Gateway of India last year, which occured next to the the spot at which pigeons are fed, Shah rushed to the spot to tend to the injured birds.

 
     
In my capacity as Director, Community Service, Rotary Club of Bombay Pier, one of the projects I am working on is in association with the Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind. We are setting up a centre at Helen Keller offering training in computer education and thereby providing job opportunities for deaf persons. The objective is to use information technology enablement with the intention to make deaf persons financially and socially self-reliant.

We will be having 2 rooms with 10 computers each for which we need one airconditioner of 2 tons for each room. The cost would be about Rs. 51,000. We will give sponsors good signage at the venue for their sponsorship.

Best regards, Anila LALWANI, finestitches@vsnl.com
222 Arun Chambers
Tardeo Road
Mumbai 400 034
tel: +91 22 23522549
fax: +91 22 23521127
mobile: 9820285862

 
     
I AM PRESIDENT ELECT OF ROTARY CLUB OF ULHASNAGAR MIDTOWN WHICH IS INVOLVED IN DOING MANY TYPE OF COMMUNITY BASED PROJECTS IN OUR TOWNSHIP.
ONE OF THEM IS UPGRADING/HELPING LOCAL GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC HOSPITALS BY PROVIDING THEM WITH INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT, EQUIPMENT SUPPLY, MANPOWER AND DOING FREE CAMPS LIKE FREE JAIPUR FOOT FOR POLIO PATIENTS, FREE BLOOD CHECK UP CAMP FOR THALASSAEMIA, FREE VACCINES FOR HEPATITIS A/B/&C. IT WOULD BE EXTRA SUPPORT FOR OUR CLUB IF YOU CAN HELP US IN THIS NOBLE CAUSE. THANKING YOU, YOURS IN ROTARY,
M/S. V.S PLASTICS.
ADJ. BK 1348, NEAR BANK OF MAHARSHTRA,
O.T. SECTION, ULHASNAGAR-4.
MUMBAI, -421004.
SURRESH ROOPCHANDANI
vsp_roop@yahoo.co.in
 
     
Adopt a Garden: www.nmmconline.com/english/services/gardensShow.php is an interesting site in English and Marathi of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. NMMC has 115 gardens and a 16000 trees planting program. Work has begun only in 25 gardens so NMMC has a scheme whereby individuals or corporates can help beautify Navi Mumbai. The site also gives other info of the area e.g. the 37 lakes, schools, hospitals, etc.  
     
Nehru Science Centre-Inter School Science Quiz Contest -220 Schools last year. Our Rotary Club sponsored last year, if we could find some sponsor this year. Regards Rajendra Agarwal rajendragarwal@hotmail.com  
     
79 Toy Libraries  
     
Hello uncle and aunty,
My name is Shilpa…… love to play …..and study. I am five years old and live in the slums of Mumbai.

My father works with a grain grocer and mother is a housewife. I was born a normal child, but when I was one year old, I fell off the bed …. and lost my hearing ability.

One day, the teachers of Save The Children India (STCI), a voluntary not-for-profit organization, visited my house and shared with my parents the facilities of the Special Care Centre, like special teachers, small group of 5-7 children studying together, guiding on how parents can communicate with children like me, yoga classes, importance of physical and vocational education, art & craft, cultural programs etc. Since then, I have been studying at the Special Care Centre, which is located in the Drive-in theatre at Bandra in Mumbai.

Like me there are 213 other children who benefit from this Special Care Centre. The Centre caters to the rehabilitative needs of children who are either hearing and speech impaired or mentally challenged. The Centre also provides us with a school bus, formal and non-formal education, pre-vocational training, health check-ups, mid-day meal facilities, speech therapy, self-help skills and the ability to integrate with normal children.

My Special Care Centre building is being demolished and converted into a commercial premise. STCI have obtained a plot of land and begun constructing a new school for children like me with facilities like special sound proof classrooms, speech therapy room, children’s clinic, physiotherapy, occupational therapy etc. This school will be ready by April 2005.

23rd September 2004, is World Deaf Day, and I on behalf of all my friends at the Special Care Centre request you to pledge your support for construction of our new school, by either of the following ways:

Sponsor one sq. ft. of the construction Rs. 1750/-

Sponsor one block of construction Rs. 501/-

Support with material donations like cement, steel, furniture etc

Sponsor cost of making a classroom, vocational training room etc

We also invite you to visit our centre and, on behalf of Tejas, Archana, Neelam, Samran and all other children at the Special Care Centre, we thank you for your love and support.

Your special child,

Shilpa

P.S. Save The Children India is a non-profit organization established in 1988 and has been working towards the empowerment of underprivileged women and children, with its health and education programmes. Apart from the Special Care Centre mentioned above, STCI runs 70balwadis in the slums of Mumbai, 25 vocational training centers for adolescent girls, a 40bed hospital in Sastur (near Solapur) etc.

For more information visit www.savethechildrenindia.com or email our founder director Mrs. Vipula Kadri at info@savethechildrenindia.com . Our telephone numbers are 022 26580071 / 72.

A plaque will be put on the facility fully supported by the donor. Please email us and we will be glad to come over to make a detailed presentation.

All donations are eligible for 50% tax exemption under section 80G. Please make your cheque in favor of “Save The Children India Building Fund” and send to our office at the foll. address: Behind Suyog Balwadi, Opp. KherNagar Municipal School, Next to Ganapati Temple, KherNagar, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400051.

Thank you for your belief that a better world is possible…….
 
     
KOSHISH – Centre for the Care of Deaf first of its kind in India situated at D.B.Lane, Off. Daftary Road Malad East, Mumbai 400 097 provides free education, hearing aids and vocational courses to 116 deaf children from low income group from its 20,000 sq. ft building. Centre has modern art gallery available free of charge to any handicap artist anywhere from India, besides uptodate hearing aid section, audiology, speech therapy, child behavioural and mental trauma counselling departments. We require sponsorers to provide education of one deaf child for one year by contributing Rs. 4,000 and donate one hearing for Rs. 11,000 only. For details contact: Ajay Kothari, Mg. Trustee, T: 28446448 / 28834629 gopajay@hotmail.com  
     
Amcha Ghar has FCRA and is looking out for foreign donors for their bigger projects. Sushela amchaghar@yahoo.com  
     
AUDY SPORTS CLUB (ASC) is planning to organize following community service projects: Free Notebooks Distribution; Free Health Check-up Camp; Free Eye Check-up Camp / Cataract OperationGuidance Camp for SSC & HSC Students (in Jan’05); Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament (in Feb’05). Contact, Vilas, ASC, Hanuman Tekdi, Santacruz (E), cell 98218 27500 email audy@indiatimes.com  / audy@epatra.com  
     
YWCA would like to develop an Library which will be more than just course syllabus books. YWCA Mumbai Tel: 2309 6544/55.email ywcaic@hathway.com . see www.ywcabombay.com/volunt.htm  
     
YWCA would like to start new courses in sales, and explore innovative courses relevant to market needs. YWCA Mumbai Tel: 2309 6544/55. email ywcaic@hathway.com . see www.ywcabombay.com/volunt.htm  
     
Slum Rehabilitation Society: Balwadis, crèches, computer education classes, tailoring classes, meals for the balwadis, summer camps, teachers’ salaries, fund raising, broad band internet for the office. Contact: Adolf Tragler – Director. email: srs7@vsnl.com website: www.srsindia.org  
     
Sponsor needed for an Environment and Animal Welfare Educational Park And Sanctuary . See detailed proposal. See NGO profile. Contact Dr. Nandita Shah, Maitrivan, nandita_shah@hotmail.com  
     
Madhu Mehta Foundation Gifts to form a part of the take-away gift hamper given to each child in Diwali Party. Snacks e.g. savories, sweetmeats, fresh fruits and packaged juices.  2000 gift hampers are distributed amongst the residents of the host institutions and at the party itself.  Each hamper contains items of daily use and entertainment:  toys, napkins, soap dishes, soaps, tooth paste and tooth brushes, sparklers, games, caps, bags, sweets, etc.  Corporates can provide us with items manufactured / procured by them or the monetary contribution from individual sponsors to procure these gifts  
     
First five years of any child are crucial for overall development, especially for language & speech. Nilam Patel Bahushrut Foundation has plans to offer free home-based training programme for parents in training their deaf babies, through distance education. This would enable an early start in the training & ensure normal development in terms of language & speech. This in turn would make mainstream education possible & opens doors for higher education & subsequently equal opportunities. Due to financial constraints this project has not been taken up yet. Contact: Nilam Patel Bahushrut Foundation , Prabhadevi, Tel : 24220477 email: nilampatel@vsnl.com  see: www.bahushrutfoundation.org
 
     
American Alumni Association's “Student Grant” program provides financial support for studies in USA. Out of 200 applications received, AAA plans to select at least 8 to 10 bright and needy students who will be awarded Rs. 50,000 each at the “Student Grant Award” event to be held at JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu in the evening of Thursday, July 29, 2004. American Alumni Association, 1-C Vulcan Insurance Building, Veer Nariman Road, Mumbai 400 020 Tel: 2282-1413 / 2282-1485 Fax: 2204-6141 Email: aaa@indous.org  Web Site: www.americanalumni.org  Contact: Chaitanya Shah, President. Any contribution (Rs. 5000 to Rs. 3 Lakhs) is welcome..  
     
Sponsor needed for a project which is on a national scale viz. Documentation of The Sucessful Models of Environmental Education ( 12 page document opens in Word - takes time). Contact Kitayun Rustom at www.cere-india.org Centre for Environmental for Environmental Research and Education. See profile . Support in any manner possible would be appreciated  
     
Sponsor needed for the first of its kind Environmental Resource Centre in Mumbai. ( 9 page document opens in Word - takes time). Contact Kitayun Rustom at www.cere-india.org Centre for Environmental for Environmental Research and Education. See profile Support in any manner possible would be appreciated.