Dear beloved friends of Aasraa,
This coming Thursday 18th would be a magical and exciting day for us.
Our extraordinary friends from Global Giving ( @globalgiving ) are once again partnering with us and giving us matching donations when you donate through the Global Giving link in our bio.
All you have to do is donate for any of these causes:
1.Educating street children at our centres INR 1400/- per child per month; INR 16,800/- annual per child
2.Feeding children; hot lunch @INR 30/- per child, per meal; milk & a fruit INR 14/- per child per day; INR 1150/- to feed 1 child for the month
3. Remedial education at the afternoon Wings programme, cost INR 10,000/- per child annual.
4. Residential expenses for our children INR 2920/- per child monthly.
5. Any other kind and hearty donation.
You can donate today!
Check the link in our website or in our bio!
Team Shifaa India recently visited the Hatti Mohalla of Madanpur Khadar Slum/JJ cluster, Delhi.
While talking to the residents it was found that children have outbreaks and rings on their skin all over their bodies. It is possibly due to Badarpur Thermal power station, which is located very near to the slum and that has also elevated respiratory issues in children.
Team Shifaa India made an attempt to analyse their problems, encircle the major areas that need immediate attention.
Life is about trying and failing. And trying again and failing again, but every time failing better.
Because we only really fail when we lose the courage to keep trying, to keep learning.
That’s the seed we give to the children. Hoping that whatever they grow up to be, they never give up on their dreams.
Acknowledging that, this week all our centres have opened its gates again after the summer vacation. Join us, as we encourage every single child to dare to dream.
Jeszcze się nie zabrałam za segregację zdjęć z podróży do Indii... chciałbym szerzej opisać swoje odczucia na temat tego ciekawego kraju jak znajdę na to więcej czasu. Zdjęcie młodych Hindusek bawiących się na „plaży” która tonie w śmieciach... chyba to zjecie dosyć dobrze obrazuje jak wyglada życie w tym kraju... Tam szczególnie zdałam sobie sprawę, że toniemy w śmieciach ... tak my też, to do nas płynie. A edukacja w Indiach w tym zakresie? No po prostuj jej nie ma. Wszystko ląduje w oceanie, część zjedzą krowy i kozy na ulicy, część spalą, ale sprzątnie to głównie przerzucanie z kupki na kupkę ... :( #india#indie#travelphotography#travel#childrenofindia#peopleofindia#mumbai#bombay#rubbish
Team Shifaa India visited Hatti mohalla in Delhi for a routine interaction with slum locals. Hatti mohalla is one of the six localities that together make up Madanpur Khadar Slum/JJ cluster.
Inhabited by about 15000 people, this slum is located near the Yamuna Canal. Residents are either unskilled laborers/domestic workers or rag pickers, hawkers and vendors.
As per a 2010 study of a certain medical interns of AIIMS (names withheld due to patent issues), nearly 12% of the kids residing in these slums are so severely malnourished that their survival is nearly impossible. Children below 6 years of age are highly prone to diarrhea and typhoid due to unavailability of clean water and unimaginably unsanitary living conditions. .
Team Shifaa India made an attempt to analyse their problems, hear their pleas and encircle the major areas that need immediate attention.
Greetings Readers !! Here are a couple of facts well supported by statistics from different organization of India.
1. “The number of people living in slums in India has more than doubled in the past two decades and now exceeds the entire population of Britain”
2. Approximately 6 million children (0-6 year) live in slums. 60% of the Indian kids are hungry and eat one meal every three to five days.
3. Nearly two million children under the age of five die every year in India – one every 15 seconds – the highest number anywhere in the world, with malnutrition, neonatal diseases, diarrhea and pneumonia being primary causes of death.
4. 89.6% of deaths in slums happen due to respiratory diseases, according to a recent IIPS survey.
A shocking 100 million people in India are living in slums in hazardous conditions, braving hunger, poverty and violence. Their childhood is not about summers and playfields, but about an endless struggle for survival. These statistics are not just numbers, but a howling reality.
But despite these horrifying circumstances, they continue to dream. They dream of a colorful future and a better life, just they way the rest of us do. The difference lies in the amount of privileges we have. All they need is a little bit of help and care.
We, at Shifaa India, an India based non profit, non govt aided organization have a vision to help this portion of our population and provide them all possible basic healthcare facility that humans deserves irrespective of where they live.
We aim to create awareness abut their suffering and gather as much help for them as possible so that they could get a chance to grow, live, love and share without getting entrapped in disastrous world of disease and misery.
Join and help us in our efforts to make the world a better place for us all 🌿🌸 Special thanks to @roohitjha for designing Shifaa India's logo !! We thank you for your contribution to the cause 🌸
Weekly feature👉 Photo by @srish_teee
“The kids of Spiti. ♥️ . I used to despise kids for as long as I remember. I would absolutely hate the idea of being stuck with kids anywhere at any point of time. But as I started travelling extensively, not only did I realise how inquisitive they can be but also how much love they could give to a stranger they’ve only known for minutes. In the big cities, these days, where a mother can’t even trust a nanny with her children, there’s an oddly contradictory sphere that exists in the rural parts of India where children are not told to hold back from interacting with strangers. Weird, no? Trust is a very fragile little thing. It’s not easy to just trust anyone but it takes courage to let it overtake your fear of never knowing. Let there be love and then you’ll find yourself tumbling down a dewy hill with little beings with runny noses. I assure you’ll never forget that day. :) . Oh, also if you really are concerned and want to do something for the kids that you meet each time you go to a village in India, don’t buy them chocolates or toffees. They are not dogs to be lured by snacks. Instead, make a donation to their school, fund a child’s education for a year, donate your old books or new stationary or simply volunteer at a local school. Rural India needs immense help with sanitation and education. There are schools but there are no teachers. There are NGOs but no output. There are toilets but no one to use them. Be the change. Bring about a change. And, only then stand for the national anthem at the theatre you so pompously paid a ticket to. 🙏🏻 🇮🇳"
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Sam is the youngest honey hunter from the small village of Semenarae. While his parents want him to become a brave honey hunter as his dad, he attend the tribal school and would rather move to the city and find a job there one day.