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HepFree India

HepFree India
  HepFree India (HFI) is an initiative to bring about awareness regarding hepatitis B and C in India. Hepatitis is called a “silent disease” because although 1 in 12 persons is affected by hepatitis they are not aware about the infection. HFI hopes to make people alert about these diseases and their consequences. HFI is an initiative of Kalavati Rajnikant Kanakia (KRK) Foundation is a non-profit organization registered under the provisions of the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. Founded in 2009, KRK Foundation has been working towards improving the healthcare scenario of India. KRK Foundation aims at achieving its goals through three core areas: Awareness, Patient Care, Capacity Building. HFI  is an initiative to bring about awareness regarding hepatitis B and C in India. The overall objective of the initiative is to increase awareness about chronic hepatitis and encourage active participation in the screening, diagnosis, prevention of transmission and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis to look forward to a hepatitis free India. Viral hepatitis is an infection of the liver caused by hepatitis viruses   Hepatitis affects 1 in 12 people. Approximately 10 lakh people die each year due to complications of viral hepatitis e.g. liver cirrhosis, liver cancer. Hepatitis kills one person every 30-40 seconds Viral hepatitis is a silent killer because most people are not aware that they are infected. Hepatitis B Virus is 100 times more infectious than HIV and Hepatitis C Virus is 10 times more infectious than HIV. Hepatitis B Virus is about 10 times more prevalent than HIV infection.     THE RUNUP TO 1,00,000 The first phase of HFI envisages 1,00,000 members of the general population screened. In line with the strategy undertaken to cover 1,00,000 members, HFI will be conducting Approx. 500 camps, distributing over 10,00,000 awareness leaflets, 2,000 banners, 2,000 posters amongst the targeted group/association/society/locality/office towards the run-up to 1,00,000screened members. The first phase of HFI will cover the Mumbai, Thane, Raigadand other districts of Maharashtra, India. IN A SHORT PERIOD WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE FOLLOWING Over 2200 people screened so far Awareness amongst 30,000 families via multi-lingual awareness leaflets Over 100 outdoor banners In clinic awareness at 35 clinics Point of Purchase awareness at 25 Chemists Launch of portal www.hepfreeindia.org Launch of social media page on facebook  
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Rehana 's Story

Rehana 's  Story
Rehana, from the community of Kokari Agar was not allowed to attend school due to her parents not believing in education. About 4 years ago when Sparsha has opened a Learning Center in Kokari Agar, she used to just come around to play with the children. When she came to the center and saw the other children study, she got interested to learn reading and writing herself. Sparsha discovered her great talents in writing and she even became a mentor for the younger children. However she was still not allowed to attend school. Sparsha took the initiative to counsel her mother, who then agreed for her to attend a school in the close neighborhood. Since Rehana has already acquired some education in the learning center, Sparsha has enrolled her in the 5th Standard in the “S.K.Roy Memorial High School” where she past her SSC with 63% in March this year. After passing her SSC, Sparsha counseled Rehana in finding her future dream job, which is to become a teacher. Again Sparsha supported Rehana to convince her parents that she can continue her education. Sparsha enrolled Rehana in the “SIES College of Arts” and even her mother ensures today that she attends the lessons continuously.
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We at Door...

We at Door Step School since 1989 have been working towards bridging the gap between education and the urban poor by our educational interventions for children living in slums, on construction sites and the most vulnerable group of children living on streets. We work directly in slum communities and also in partnership with the Municipal Schools. Our innovative intervention like School on Wheels has helped us in taking education right to doorstep of the child. Since inception Door Step School has been reaching out to more than 70,000 children annually. Please get in touch with us if you would like to run for Door Step School in Mumbai Marathon 2014. Get in touch with Poonam or Radhika at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for requesting a charity running space. Our contact number is 022-23836343.
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AIM Education & Research Society - A NGO

AIM Education & Research Society is registered under AP Societies Registration Act, 2001 with the Registration No 810 of 2008. The AIM Education & Research Society was founded by the Visionary, Philanthropist and Educationalist with the main objective to promote and popularize quality education to uplift the standards of student in Andhra Pradesh among the general masses by providing skill development and Training. AIM Education & Research Society is registered NGO under Planning Commission – Government of India with registration no AP/2009/0010377. This is a not for profit Institution.
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Handi- Care Intl.

Handi- Care Intl.
What is HCI?   Watch a video Presentation |  2011 Annual Report |   2012 Annual Report ************************************** HCI - Handi-Care Intl., registered as a Canadian charity (Charity Registration # BN 889046397RR0001) in 1992, is ably administered by volunteers. Its Mission Statement is to Rehabilitate, Educate and Empower disadvantaged persons of South Asian descent through raising awareness, effective partnerships and efficient fund raising. HCI works with organizations that fulfill all the criteria it sets forth, with high expectations of commitment, reputability, accountability and efficiency. HCI funds these organizations for specific projects and works hand in hand with them to ensure implementation and to keep the project under check.   Our Vision: To raise awareness about and Empower disadvantaged persons of South Asian descent. Our  Mandate: Relieving poverty by providing housing and related facilities for people with special needs as well as people who are destitute, relieving suffering or disability including providing facilities for the care, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the handicapped and destitute, and establishing and operating schools including workshops for vocational training and rehabilitation for handicapped and destitute people. Our Goal: Accelerate our support to NGOs in India who offer direct services to the poor rural disabled, through sponsorship programs. Volunteer Youth Training (working with the target communities that HCI serves) and raising awareness regarding initiatives pertaining to disability in the Greater Toronto Area during the current year. We strive to make this possible through education (educating and creating awareness in the community about issues relating to disability, dealing with disability, including prevention) and training (training Canadian youth volunteers to participate in local and international projects directly). Examples of our "disability to ability" success may be seen in such cases as Siddik's: Siddik stricken with poverty, Polio (1993)} {{Siddik today - a top student in Grade 6 Top How do we run HCI? ************************************************************* Handi-Care Intl. is run by volunteers.  It is run in a home office.  Office space and all administration hours donated. The organization is supported by a host of enthusiastic, dedicated and committed volunteers.  This has enabled HCI to consistently  disburse in excess of 97% of  funds  it has raised towards charitable activities. How do we compare with other Canadian charities? HCI is a registered charity, tax receipts are issued for all donations of $20.00 or more received.  HCI conducts annual fund raising events, apart from sustained commitments from kind hearted, empathetic persons of the community.  The fundraising events are also focal activities aimed at "Raising Awareness" in the community and motivating Youth members to greater participation.  Top Volunteer Board ************************************************* President: Sulo Krishnamurthy MSc- Founder Vice President: Meena Suppiah - Director since 2001 Secretary: Srini B. Srinivasan BEng PMP CISA- From 2001 to current Treasurer: Sundra Rajan CGA - From 1998 to current Vice Treasurer: Arun Luthra CA Directors: Gita Sankaran, Balan Manian Advisory Board: Dr.T.N. Krishnamurthy, Dr. Dinesh Krishna, Rajan Suppiah, Mr. Gopala Alampur, Latha Sukumar LLB Past President::Pancha Sankaran  (2000 to Mar. 2008). Sankaran passed away on Mar. 6, 2008 and while his utimely departure is being mourned, his strength, determination, positive approach and leadership qualities will be remembered and emulated by each of the rest of members who are equally committed to the cause.  Top Utilization of Funds ************************************************* What have we done with your donations HCI funds highly reputable, totally dedicated and accountable Non Governmental Organizations for chosen projects that fall under the mandate. HCI also develops initiatives and programs for NGOs through the implementation of attractive and viable schemes. Allotment of funds to Partner organizations Based on 2002- June 2012 Data 72% Education, Rehabilitation & Vocational Training at Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA), Nesam & Maithri. 28% Buildings- Post Tsunami (2006), Centre for Spl. Edu. (2009), High School (2012), Early Intervention (2012) 1% Other Handi-Care Intl. has consistently maintained its operating expenses at an average of below 3% . A total of about $956,962 has been disbursed to rural projects in India since 1992 $101,746 was disbursed to Amar Seva Sangam in 2012 to build "Expansion of School" project $93,548 was disbursed from 2005 to 2008 to build Centre for Special Education at ASSA. $70,000 was disbursed to CREED to rebuild Thonithurai village after Tsunami. $267,305 in endowment deposits towards our Adopt A Child & Meal For A Day programs. $1,16,740 was disbursed from 2004- 2012 to support the higher education of almost 153 disabled youth and 95 of them have completed studies and are employed. $1,43,967 was given out for yearly sponsorships of children at ASSA, Maithri & Nesam $58,156 was disbursed (2009-2012) for the intensive rehab of spinal cord injured at ASSA. $75,500 was given to ER High School, Trichy, Vivekananda School, Seva Sadan & for misc. projects. $30,000 has been spent (1993-2009) on building a rehab centre (1993), Polio Eradication, Prevention initiatives, Counseling of parents, providing support devices for the elderly & for eye surgeries for the blind. Top What have we achieved so far? - updated July 2012 ******************************************************************************************** Currently completing building an expansion of school at ASSA, with more classrooms and a lab to accommodate the growing number of students - strength is close to 700. Constructed the "CENTRE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION" for mentally challenged children at Amar Seva Sangam, in  2009. Click here for details. Re- built a village in South India that was demolished by Tsunami. The project involved construction of 17 homes and resettlement of the families. Visit the Village page to get more details. 94 children are under yearly sponsorships, 50 at Amar Seva Sangam, 44 at Maithri. 114 children are under long term endowment sponsorships at Amar Seva Sangam, Maithri & Nesam . 28 youth are sponsored for higher education and vocational training. 277 days are under the "Meal for A Day" endowment scheme.  A total of 95 youth have completed higher studies and have found employment since 2003. All the children and youth under HCI’s sponsorship have been successful in school, rehab and vocational training Volunteers have been successfully placed since 2003, and Clinical placements of Physio and Occupational therapists since 2009. More at www.handicareintl.org/volunteer.  Testmonials...
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