Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for others

Continuing with our series of strong independent woman, we bring you the story of a woman’s sheer resilience. She never let her disease define her life. She took the worst that life had to offer and worked towards doing the best for others

Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for othersPeople affected with HIV/AIDS have always been at the receiving end of discrimination in society. They have been ostracised as they have a certain stigma attached to them. But, they were not born with this stigma; it is society that has labelled them. But these patients have not let society dictate terms to them; one […]

Breaking barriers: Meet a women who has given thousands an equal opportunity in life

Children born in the red-light areas get trapped into a vicious circle; they are eventually forced into prostitution, generation after generation. This cycle needs to be broken, to give innocent young lives the opportunity to be masters of their own destiny. Prerana provides exactly this opportunity to children of prostitutes to break away from a demeaning profession and live life on their own terms

Breaking barriers: Meet a women who has given thousands an equal opportunity in lifeKamathipura is a neighbourhood which is synonymous with the word ‘brothel.’ It is notorious for being known as the city’s ‘red-light area.’ A place in which you and I would never dare visit in our life. As our reputation would be tainted even if were passing through this locality. At one time this colony of […]

Maha: Pune NGO starts weekly OPD for tribals in Mhalunge village

People who live in the hilly and tribal areas of Maharashtra, still find it difficult to get the basic healthcare facilities. They have to travel several kilometres to reach the nearest primary healthcare centre. Jan Aarogya Manch, an NGO working in Pune has been providing medical care to the people living in these hilly areas

Maha: Pune NGO starts weekly OPD for tribals in Mhalunge villageMhalunge, a small village near Pune, Maharashtra, has been surrounded by hills. The geographical location is such, that if a person falls ill and required immediate medical help. Then, the nearest primary health centre is 10 kilometres away. With no road accessibility, it nearly becomes difficult to take the person to the nearest healthcare centre. […]

Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patients

The NGO seeks crowdfunding as it wants to buy a generator backup and transportation facility for the patients that are admitted at their facility

Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patientsSchizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) is located at Dhayari, Pune. It is a 4-storied building working for the part of the society which is often rejected, ignored and ridiculed due to their mental illness. It is a registered NGO running exclusively on public funds, is working since last 20 years for mentally ill patients. They have […]

Punekars to cycle to Mangalore for creating awareness on organ donation

Organ donation should be the national movement is the aim of those who are working on the cause. Similarly, a Pune based NGO, wants to increase organ donation at national level and so is going beyond the city and state from where its volunteers belong

Punekars to cycle to Mangalore for creating awareness on organ donationA Pune based NGO named Rebirth, which works in the field of organ donation will be organising a cycle rally in Karnataka in to spread awareness on organ donation. The rally will cover more than 200 kms. Doctors, NGO’s, and Kannadigas will be taking part in the campaign. The rally take place from August 22 […]

Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospital

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi, has decided to sell her rare collection of ‘Mica’ paintings for the animal welfare. She is helping the NGO, ‘People for Animals” to raise funds to build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospitalManeka Gandhi is well-known for her love towards animals. In the past, she has always taken a very firm stand, when it comes protecting the welfare of animals. Now, she has gone ahead to help build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh by help raising funds for its construction. She has informed her desire on […]

Race for 7: NGO host run to raise awareness on rare diseases

To commemorate Rare Disease Day which is being observed on February 28, an enthusiastic 1500+ participants, including rare disease patients and their caregivers, took part in RaceFor7 at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and were joined by another 3500+ participants from Bangalore. Race for 7 is an awareness walk/run organised by the Organization for Rare Diseases (ORDI)

Race for 7: NGO host run to raise awareness on rare diseasesORDI is an NGO committed to address the challenges faced by suffering from rare diseases and its treatment. The objective of the Race for 7 is to raise awareness for the 7,000 documented rare diseases and the estimated 70 million patients in India suffering from a rare disease. Race for 7 was first held in […]

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in calls

An NGO in Pune has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of calls being received by it. With the focus on preventing suicide, psychiatrists have said that family members and friends need to reach out to people who are feeling suicidal or are going through a rough period emotionally. A nurturing and caring family is important to prevent suicide cases

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in callsWhile the rate of suicide is rising in India, a helpline for suicide prevention in Pune has seen steep rise in calls its helpline number. The largest numbers of calls are from people who belong to the age group of 15 to 25. ‘Connecting NGO’ has been running a helpline for suicide prevention since the […]

NGO to provide hearing aids for school children

Giving education to someone is a very noble cause. However, an NGO in Maharashtra has now started a crowd-funding campaign in order to distribute hearing aids for school children. Samata Pratishthan, a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India

NGO to provide hearing aids for school childrenSupporting and making extensive efforts towards imparting educational aid for the hearing impaired, Samata Pratishthan a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India. The NGO runs a residential school, ‘Maiboli Karnabadhir Residential School’ in the area, for such children. At […]

Bengaluru: Actor Emraan Hashmi inaugurates cancer care hospital

Cancer is a destructive disease- not only for the one suffering it but even for those around it. A couple in Bangalore, gifted their 50 acres of land to build a super speciality cashless cancer care hospital for poor people

Bengaluru: Actor Emraan Hashmi inaugurates cancer care hospitalBollywood actor, Emraan Hashmi inaugurated India’s first ever open cancer care hospital that will treat Below Poverty Line patients across India, free of charge. The initiative is part of a newly launched NGO, New India, by a Bangalore-based business couple. They announced the launch of their dream project, ‘New India,’ a self-funded NGO, and gifted […]
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