Run under aegis of CHINTAN Environmental Research and Action Group, www.chintan-india.org, Project Arman is our key CSR project across India. Project Arman is a collaboration between LPTI and Chintan, to ensure a ‘no child in trash’ in the Nizamudin area. The project is located in the Nizamuddin Area, in the vicinity of the famous Sufi shrine, the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin, and close to Humayun’s Tomb. The project, totally financed by us, appreciates that hundreds of poor children must earn their livelihoods but seeks to phase them out of this highly hazardous work of collecting waste, at their own pace, and helps them develop alternate options through mainstreaming. It currently offers non-formal education, house visits, admission into mainstream schools and educational assistance to over 160 children of the waste-pickers’ community. Over 80% of the children attend regular school. The scope of the Project has been enhanced w.e.f. this Dec to include quarterly health camps, safe drinking water and a daily health supplement. We have also engaged a Tutor to coach our senior girls in Maths and Science. We also work with their parents to engage them in successful implementation of the project. In the medium term, we hope to see ‘No Child in Trash”.
The NGO is over 35 years old and from its initial focus on children, now covers multiple disciplines including health care in rural areas and women empowerment through micro self-help projects. Its major focus however remains on the education of the less privileged children living in and around slum colonies. Its presence is in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. It also runs the Deepalaya Special Unit for differently abled children in Sanjay Colony, Delhi. The NGO has three more schools in Delhi, besides a major multi-facility in Gusbethi, Sohna, Haryana. This facility spread over 22 acres in rural Haryana has a school for over 500 children from remote rural areas, esp the girl child, a mini-hospital besides mobile medical vans in its outreach program, a vocational centre for rural women and separate hostels for over 100 displaced boys and girls.
We do extensive visits to include a community visit round at Sanjay Colony and Gusbethi with this NGO. The Vocational Centre, Women Empowerment programs and special FADA (Father and daughter) program run by this NGO can also be showcased. The NGOs antecedents are available on www.deepalaya.org. We can have full day visits at the Haryana centre and day visits at the others. We align more on the Sanjay Colony school as it is co-located within the community, and offers multiple exposure to our clients.
Visit Timings Sanjay Colony : Between 09.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. .
Target group – Normal Children till 1.30 p.m. Special children till 4.30 p.m.
Also mainstreamed girl students in afternoon session under their FADA program (Father & Daughter Alliance)
Visit Timings, Gusbethi Gram : Between 09.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. .
This NGO functions from and around the Khan Market area. It educates the less privilege during evening classes in all subjects with emphasis on English language and computers and exra curricular activity to prepare them for future job opportunities through confidence and communication skill building. It is centrally located and well managed. Manzil can be the key to short notice visits in the afternoon. It functions from 3.00p.m. to 9.00 p.m. on all week days and encompasses a wide diaspora of activities. Its website is www.manzil.in.
It also has the Craftkari off-shoot, a women empowerment initiative wherein 9 young girls are running a successful enterprise via the NGO.
Visit Timings : Between 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. . Target group – Children
This NGO provides a 24 x 7 shelter for approx. 135 abandoned senior citizens/destitute/ HIV cases and abused women and also runs a day school for approx. 80 local slum and street children. It is a pioneer in environmental promotion and its campaign against noise pollution by ‘honking’ is well known in Delhi. Its website is www.savearth.in. It is suitable for day and evening visits. Children however go home and are not available after 1430h.
The NGO is currently located in 34, Green Avenue, behind the main Church in Sector 4, Vasant Kunj and looking for a permanent place to establish its Gurukul.
Visit Timings : Between 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. .
Target group – Children and destitute/senior citizens. No children after 2.30 p.m.
This NAB facility is located at Haus Khas, very close to our Head Office. It is run from a home donated by a Bengali family. Within its walls, one can experience visually impaired girls learning computers, massage techniques, vocational training and personal grooming and confidence building sessions. Its website is www.nabcentreforwomen.org. It also has a mini-hostel for about 25 girls, within the premises. It has undergone complete renovation in Oct 2013. Its massage parlour ‘OORJA’ is based on a Japanese technique of ‘touch’ and is a unique attraction. LPTI teams buy low cost bead bracelets and other products from NAB regularly.
Visit Timings : Between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. . Target group – Visually disabled girls
Established as a not-for-profit organization in January 2006, ETASHA (Enabling and Training Adolescents for Successful and Healthy Adulthood) provides market-oriented employability and vocational skills to disadvantaged Indian youth (aged 14-30 years). ETASHA’s core activities are career guidance, employability skills & vocational training and placement into the organised sector.
ETASHA, websitewww.etashasociety.org, is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act, 2010 and donations to ETASHA are exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. ETASHA was validated by CAF in 2009, Credibility Alliance in 2011 and Guide Star in 2011. We have been a Tier 1 partner of Give India since 2010.
Between January 2006 and October 2013 over 6000 young people benefited from career guidance, employability skills training and vocational training, with ETASHA’s reach expanding every year. Since 2009-10, ETASHA has also been working with students of ITIs, including Women’s ITIs. This is in the context of studies highlighting that a high percentage of ITI students remain unemployed even after one year of graduation, and that many of those employed are not employed in the trade for which they trained. This is accepted to be because of a mismatch between skills attained and those actually in demand.
This Foundation is run by Mrs Geeta Puri who has been recognized twice for her contributions to social upliftment of the marginalised segments. The Foundation has centres at Lodhi Estate (behind Sai mandir) and Andrews Ganj. They educate and impart vocational skills to local aspirants from the less privileged communities. Their website is www.ektarafoundation.com
Visit Timings : Between 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. . Target group – Children
This NGO spreading its wings in 37 Centres across India, takes in children of marginalized families afflicted with cancer and facilitates their treatment through government hospitals. Their centres also provide minimal cost accommodation and rations for the days of treatment. This allows people from remote villages to come into the cities and undertake dignified and systematic treatment under aegis of Cankids. The Founder is Ms Poonam Bagai. The website is www.cankidsindia.org. We have done extensive volunteer work in the form of painting their centres in Oct and Nov this year.
Visit Timings : Between 1.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. .
Target group – Children with cancer. Children normally go for their medical treatments in the morning.
This NGO operates out of a multi-storey complex just behind the main Church in Pocket D, Vasant Kunj. Mrs Subramani, 09910015483 is the Honorary Director. This NGO has normal morning school for marginalised children upto Class 8 in the mornings. It has about 40% physically challenged students, including about 20 polio affected ones, who have been mainstreamed with the normal ones. Working more as a rehabilitation centre, it has a multi-vocational facility within to include carpentry, spice making, computer literacy, block printing, stitching, etc, which operates in the afternoon session. It also has an artificial limb centre in situ. Website is www.akshaypratishthan.org.
The SOSCVs are spread across India with the oldest being in Greenfields, Faridabad and their Centre for special children being located in Bhopal. The CV works on a system of independent homes within one large community set-up. Each home has a mother, herself a displaced soul, who tends after 10-11 children. The homes run as independent enterprises doing financial planning and running a household as in normal course. The children all attend school and lead normal lives as if in a hostel. Privacy restrictions prevent photography and video filming of children without due permission. They only accept new clothes. Usable toys and books are of course welcome besides monetary aid. Their website is www.soschildrensvillages.in.
We also have the Subhag Foundation working with marginalised children in the general area Nangli Janab, Janakpuri, behind Tihar jail. Their focus is on mathematics, computers, English and Arts and Crafts. Visits can be organized here should itineraries and inclinations permit. Website is www.subaghfoundation.org.
Exec Director Mrs Deepak Kalra. Website is www.umangindia.org and email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Tel Nos are 0141-2395099. Located on 3/4 Kabir Avenue,S.F.S., Mansarover. Umang is an institution dealing with special children afflicted with cerebral palsy, autism and other such ailments. It’s junior wing is housed in Ms Beena Kak’s (Tourism Minister, Rajasthan) personal residence. It is a well run organization with 200 children, and currently has 5 outlets for sale of its vocational products like paintings and cards etc made by its children. The school also cares for 70 more children under their home care programs wherein teachers go to homes of such special children who are unable to even attend a school. It relies on donations and sponsorships from well wishers and also runs volun-tourist programmes.
Mrs Kalra is a leading authority in Rajasthan on special children and is a widely traveled and experienced lady. She has been appointed as the Chairperson for the Protection of Children’ Rights, Rajasthan in Feb 2012.
The guests visiting this facility will be able to see special children being imparted various learning and vocational training, speech and physiotherapies. A 100m walk away is Umang’s workshop where some of the more capable special children make various products and thereby gain an income and confidence in themselves, despite their limitations. The school sells products and paintings made by the special children. They are in the process of constructing a permanent student friendly school.
Visit Timings : Between 09.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. .
Target group – Special Children. Vocational centre remains open till 4.30 p.m.
Website is www.dishafoundation.org E-mail email@example.com. Tel Nos 0141-2393319. This organization started in 2002, runs a school for approx 70 differently abled (autism, cerebral palsy etc ) children. It is a Khaitan family owned NGO located in Nirman Nagar. The school is run from a high end building. Besides handling, educating and imparting trade skills to the specially abled, it also runs B.Ed courses in special learning under the Rajasthan University. It is currently a 2 storey building and has an exclusive wing with single / double rooms @ 800/- a day without meals for volun-tourists and interns.
The school infrastructure allows pre-warned short duration visits by upto 8-10 guests in a day. The school sells products and paintings made by the special children.. Sponsor a child options are also available. It is currently the only special school in Rajasthan which has an indoor swimming pool for aqua-therapy.
Visit Timings : Between 09.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. .
Target group – Special Children. Vocational centre remains open till 4.30 p.m.
A subsidiary of I-India, its Jaipur Director is Mr Prabhakar and Secy is Ms Abha P Goswami. Website is www.i-indiaonline.com and email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel No is 09829011124.
This organization works for the less privileged. It has separate centres and hostels for boys and girls. It also runs street-point education programmes for the slum children at 15 odd points, where it imparts informal education to slum children for 2-3 hrs each day and provides a midday meal (Annapurna) thereafter.
The girls undertake vocational training at the Govindpuri Centre (Ladli), and make various jewelry and bead products, cards and other small curios. Every girl is paid for the work she does and can earn even upto 2000/- per month. The minimum amount given to each girl, whether she has been work-productive or not is Rs 300/- per month. The orphans who are adopted by Ladli and stay in its Hostels have bank accts opened in their names where this money is put in. The others take it home to their parents. Besides the above emoluments the children are given meals and uniform.
I-India also represents Rajasthan as the State chapter of Action against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children (ATSEC-INDIA)
Ladli also runs a programme called ‘Annapurna’ Kitchen Programme . It is actually an extension of the meal provided to the Hostel girls and as per their claim it feeds 1000 children each afternoon. The cost of this meal works to Rs 6000/- per day. The ‘benefactor’ has the option of only providing meals for a Centre or part sharing. I have seen both the Centre and Street Point education and subsequent meal distribution and it’s a practical initiative, in the sense that the slum children would never get literate if this meal ‘carrot’ was not there.
The school sells products and cards by the children. The complex is also used for women self- help groups of the local area.
The organization also runs a street side bathing program which is innovative and can be a great attraction to clients. This program only caters for the migrant community children who do not stay in I-India centres. Volun-tourist option is available for participation and contributing time and resources and even for learning basic jewelry making skills by clients.
They have a composite Centre, set-up over one acre of land at Vill JHAG, which is approx. 35 kms from Jaipur towards Ajmere. Comprising a school for over 300 children, separate boys’ and girls’ hostels where approx. 110 children are staying, a mini hospital, a small auditorium and there latest vocational training and sale outlet for the local community, esp women, it caters to the educational and medical needs of the backward communities in this area. It has brought in a change also through women self-help groups. It is an ideal place for short and long term group activity and even team building exercises. We are using it to good satisfaction by Groups.
No website in place but run for approx 300 less privileged normal children in the afternoons at 2 locations in Jaipur. Akshar patron is Mrs Reeta Kuhad, who owns the Samanvai Contemporary Art gallery located on 3rd Floor, Ganpati Plaza, Jaipur. Website is www.samanvaiart.com. Email ID is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel Nos are 0141-5114400. Akshar runs in Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan Vidyashram Play School campus at KLM Marg, opposite Dainik Bhaskar office and one shelter with 60 students at the Kathputli Nagar slum were it originally started. Most children here can understand and reply in English titbits due to the unique program by their Operations Head, Mrs Karnika Dutta, who felt that prowess in this language is a must for their future. It is a neat and disciplined and on the roll organization. They would be happy to have volun-tourists. Mrs Kuhad generally does not canvas for funding the NGO. She prefers to draw from her gallery sales and the Kuhad Foundation, run by her eminent and well known lawyer husband, and would prefer if tourists can also be brought to her gallery and thus contribute indirectly.
Visit Timings : Between 12.noon to 5.00 p.m. .
Target group – Children from marginilaised families. Kathputli Nagar slum school open in mornings from 09.00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Digantar (full name Digantar Shiksha Evam Khelkud Samiti) is located in Todi Ramjanipura, Khonagoriyan Road, Jagatpura, Jaipur. It is approx. 15 mins drive from the Airport complex, into the yet undeveloped hinterland. Mrs Reena Das Roy the Director is available on email@example.com, mobile number 09414054047. Mr Ghaffar, the administrator who has been with Diganter since inception is available on 09166909226. The school was re-located over a 2 acre piece of land recently, as their main campus functioning since 1978 was taken over by some University conglomerate. Notwithstanding, it is a well-organized campus, functioning on the gurukul system. It has over 600 children from the local backward communities and has been relying on external funding. It has the potential of taking in FITs to groups of more than 100+. It is the process of constructing new classrooms as per new RTE norms and needs both funding and volunteers, not just for the classrooms but also for making a football ground, basketball court and other sport fields as ‘KHELKUD’ or games is in its DNA.
Website www.surmansansthan.org Email ID firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Tel Nos 09828031708. This social initiative is the unique and solo effort of a young lady Manan ably supported by her husband, Surender Chaturvedi. Ms Manan gave up a career in Fashion Designing at a very young age and over the past 5-6 years has adopted abandoned children. The couple is currently bringing up approx. 80 youngsters in their own 2 bedroom flat + two similar recently purchased Flats. They rely on goodwill and assistance from locals and Surender being a journalist also pools in money. Manan paints and works as well to supplement. Ms Manan is almost a local heroine in her quest to give abandoned children a home. Convenient visit timings are between 1000 – 1730h although children stay in the complex permanently.
Visit Timings : Between 1.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. . Children are at school in the mornings
This world famous organization operates out of Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai. The Jaipur centre is at Malviya Nagar, about 5 minutes drive from Hotel Clarkes Amer. Clients can be taken for organized trips to its facilities and various options in individual or group sponsoring are available. Its website www.jaipurfoot.org gives its depth and details. Visit timings are 1000 – 1630h on all working days.
Visit Timings : Between 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Target group – Roving patients requiring limbs
These are two different NGOs at Jaipur which are engaged in caring for abandoned HIV children. Both have two homes and about 50 children each and not just accommodation, they take care of the medical treatment, education, supplementary diet and possible mainstreaming of these children as well. Rays is run by Capt Gurinder Virk, 09829061618 and Faith is headed by Mrs Smriti 09829216875.
Visit Timings :Between 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Target group – HIV infected children at school or on medical round in mornings.
The Old Lepers’ Colony is a 50 x 70 sq metres enclosure about 300m short of the Taj Mahal entry. The new one is adjacent to it and has about 20 families. This old one is from British times and has about 18 inmates who live in a commune. It’s a good place to do value work or donate.
Visit Timings : Between 09.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. although a 24 x 7 facility.
The orphanage for boys and girls is housed in the same complex but partitioned. All children attend regular school and since it is run by a Hindu Samaj organization, the children are naturally inclined towards spirituality and there is a very soothing and calm atmosphere prevalent in the girls’ orphanage especially.
Visit Timings : Between 09.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. although a 24 x 7 facility.
This school is a semi private institution which imparts quality education at subsidized fees to the rural and less privileged children. Nice place to visit. Our groups have frequented this school and given suitable reviews
(approx 500 students including 165 girl boarders(16 boys too). Sister Claret Varela 0832-2888288, 09922229181
Volunteers, under own stay arrangements, for coaching, creativity, music, recreation and other all round growth activity.
Sponsor the boarding, lodging, edn and misc for a child @ Rs 1500/- per month
Sponsor a meal @ 2000/- per meal
Donate food items or hold functions with the children
Donate black shoes for girls ( BATA or Liberty preferred)
Donate stationery, text books, school bags etc
( approx 75 challenged women inmates and currently about 8 orphaned/abandoned babies)
Asilo – Near Don Bosco
Mahatma Gandhi Road
Sister Mira – 0832 2225321
Donate clothes and miscellaneous items
Preferable to ask the Sister Superior the requirements and then encourage donations.
Chennai has ample opportunities. One of the key institutes is the Blind school which also has a separate section for the hearing and voice impaired. It is very spacious and well run and spending time with the children is a pure delight.
We have multiple options for our Cruise guests and others available in Mumbai. These range from St Catherine’s Home, a residence-cum-school for abandoned or abused girls, Akanksha – a special children school, VIDYA- school and centre for street and abandoned children, Happy Home and School for the Blind, and much more.
As a part of the international Don Bosco network, Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan is a Registered Charitable Society based in the state of Kerala, primarily operating in the District of Ernakulam to help youth at risk*. It was founded in 1974 in co-operation with the City Municipal Corporation of Cochin to rehabilitate children and youths found on the street, and has continued to grow ever since. Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan offers a diverse range of services to vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people through five core rehabilitation centres as well as other community-based projects.
An Ashram built in the memory of Late Vinoba Bhave, who became a legend with his Bhoodan Yajna (Land Gift Movement). Parivrajika Rajamma was a close associate of Vinobaji, who walked with him throughout India. She is known as Vinobaji's Spiritual Daughter.
Vinobaniketan is located on the foothills of Western Ghats. From here one can watch the Tourist Resort Ponmdi on one side, Mount Elephant Rock and the whole of Sahyadri Mountains. It is in Thiruvananthapuram District the capital of the Southern Province of Kerala. It is about 40 Kms away from Trivandrum International Airport and 35 Kms away from Trivandrum Central Railway Station. This place is accessible by an asphalted road. Exact location is in Nedumangad Taluk, Tholikkode Panchayath, on the way to Ponmudi. One has to take a deviation at Iruthalamoola towards the road to Aryanadu.
Set in a serene atmosphere. Vinobaniketan is visited by almost all National Leaders and Spiritual Masters. It also has the Vinoba Vishwa Vidyapeeth.
This Ashram runs a Hostel for Tribal Girls, which has over 150 inmates studying in various classes from 1st to 10th standard. There are innumerable other activities including Kanyagurukulam, Khadi Gram, Cultivation of Medicinal Plants, Model Agriculture and Dairy Farm, Environmental Programme, Self-Employment Programme, etc.
There is dearth of adequate financial resources. Those charitable individuals, trusts and those with an attitude towards helping such projects, may liberally donate to this unique institution.
The contact address as follows: VINOBANIKETAN, Vinobaniketan P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695542, Kerala State, India. Tel: +91-472-2892263, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org