Our bedside attendant skills training workshop is almost at an end, with several of the trainees now in talks to get placements and opportunities to work. Over the weeks, the women have learnt various aspects of this, including: 1) Cleanliness precautions 2) Biomedical waste management, infection control 3) Patient history-taking and general examination 4) Medical  [...]

Yesterday, we had a special group of visitors to our office and our projects. A group of school students from Cologne, Germany — who are in India for a short exchange programme — also visited our office and our projects to learn more about issues of poverty, deprivation and development measures in India. The exchange  [...]

Our General Director, Jaume Sanllorente, has written an article in the December 2012 issue of Culturama, a monthly magazine brought out by Global Adjustments, a company that provides relocation, realty and cross-cultural training assistance to corporates and individuals moving to India. Culturama is popular with the expatriate community in India, offering great insights into life  [...]

We had a surprise visitor to our office yesterday, in the form of Ramkrishna Chugani, a concerned and generous individual. Mr Chugani, who lives in Andheri (W), visited our office yesterday, loaded with huge plastic bags. His intention was to donate bags and toys for our balwadi kids, simply out of a sense of generosity  [...]

As our supporters will know, we made an appeal last month on behalf of Vignesh, one of our balwadi students diagnosed with blood cancer, who is now undergoing treatment at Holy Spirit Hospital, under our HOPE: Care for Children with Cancer project. Vignesh’s story: Vignesh Chavan is a cute four-year-old who loves to play and  [...]

Yesterday (December 11), some of our balwadi kids, and their teachers and parents, enjoyed a different kind of outing. They got to attend a children’s carnival, organised by the Podar Institute of Education at the school‘s sports ground in Santacruz (W), Mumbai. At the S.A.N.T.A Land children’s carnival, which was a day-long event with free  [...]

Thanks to some amazing donors and their efforts, we now have our very own little library. Our collection has around 80-odd books for children of all age groups, from toddlers to teenagers, that we are circulating to our various beneficiaries so they can cultivate their reading habit more. The books were donated to us by  [...]

We have started our latest skills development training programme under the SEED project. The new batch of women is getting trained in ‘Zardozi embroidery skills’, which started with an orientation session last week. A total of 30 candidates have enrolled for this course. As you can see from these photos, this training involves imparting embroidery  [...]