A.V. Koshy - Individual Grantee (Autism for Help Village Project)

Our mission is to facilitate and provide autistic peoples, and their families and caregivers, with any help possible regarding programs, services, therapies et cetera, including residential, vocational and financial alternatives to allow their children to live dignified lives. Autism for Help Village Project will also involve the surrounding community for help.
Nov 24, 2010

Autism for help Village Project south India(50 CHILDREN) Report 4

Dear donors and all other supporters and well wishers of this project.

Here is the latest news on what has been happening to the project. We have not been sitting idle.

It looks like slow going but things are moving.

We approached a reputed chartered accountants consultancy firm ( Vishnudaya) in Bangalore  and with their help formed the trust.

We are now official.

As of October 27th.

We are called Autism for Help Village Project Trust.

We are an Indian NGO/NPO.  

The trust has a Board of Directors now, of course, composed of me  ( A.V.Koshy) and Mrs. Anna Gabriel. We still have no bank account but the trust deed has been drawn up and registered etc.

We have spent Rs. 13,236 plus 1400 Rupees so far for registration and for the drafting of the trust deed. 

After the formation of the trust and its registration and the making of the Board and especially after getting the bank account we can approach Globalgiving for disbursement of the funds collected so far.

Globalgiving is also trying their best to speed up the disbursement of funds.

Then we can start working on the project in a deeper way.

Our facebook group-  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=142521532441453 -now has 211 members. :) IT IS A BIT QUIET THERE THESE DAYS BUT STILL THE MEMBERS DO KEEP INCREASING! :) AND CONTRIBUTING.


You can  comment on this report if you are a member of Globalgiving or write to me at terrestrian@gmail.com with your suggestions etc., as to how this project can be carried forward and what role you could play in it to further its potential.

TO ACTUALLY COME TO THE POINT WHERE ONE GETS PAST ALL THE OFFICIAL STUFF THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE SO THAT DIRECT HELP FINALLY COMES TO THOSE WE WANT TO HELP- THE AUTISTIC PEOPLE THEMSELVES -  IS NOT EASY BUT I KNOW ONE THING: 

WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN DO IT. I BELIEVE IN PERSISTENCE< PERSEVERANCE < STEADFASTNESS< PATIENCE AND PRAYER PAYING OFF ABUNDANTLY.

 

TAKE CARE AND ALL THE BEST AS ALWAYS

 

KOSHY.

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Oct 7, 2010

Autism for help village project 50 children

1. Our facebook group has 161 members now. The membership is still climbing steadily with a base of sincere, deeply interested Indians and people from all around the world. 2. Our project has been linked to http://www.RespectedOpinions.com/ and has been twittered and facebooked by the forum's founder, Nicholas Nagao. 3.. Since commencing the Global Giving challenge (August 1) through today, 10 August, AfhVP has raised $1240, from 19 donors, and received 40 comments, 40 votes, and has won the $200 incentive awards from Global Giving for crossing the first threshold of expectations required of a potentially successful project. The AfhVP also has received 162 facebook "likes". We have almost crossed the third threshold too, by our calculations, which was to raise 300 dollars or get ten comments.

Manmeet Singh of GG says: Have you noticed that two projects on the leaderboard are blue? These are "champion" projects because they've raised over $500, secured over 10 donors and have more than 20 comments.

AND WE ARE ONE OF THEM ! CHECK IT OUT HERE. ROOT FOR US. WE'RE GETTING READY TO TAKE OFF. http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/evoke/ If we get just one more donation of ten dollars we will become a heroic project.

We want to thank all of you for helping us get this far. We would also like to ask you for further support, networking with your friends and colleagues, so that we can get the remaining $1800 required from 31 donors, and 10 votes and comments as quickly as possible. Sure of your help and resultant success, we hope to continue to work together with you to make this project a resounding success.

Please be sure to continue leaving your comments, offering your thoughts and constructive feedback.

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Oct 7, 2010

AutismForHelpVillageProject SouthIndia 50 children

Reuel on horseback; equestrian therapy
Reuel on horseback; equestrian therapy

The Autism for Help Village project was born as a seed concept during the World Bank/Urgent Evoke season 1. Since that inception, these are the steps taken for this project to become a full fledged reality. 1. Achievement: AfhVP was chosen as one of the winning evokations by none other than the World Bank Institute, and called "exemplary" and "outstanding." 2. Achievement: The Project Leader was certified as a legendary hero in social innovation and entrepreneurship, in addition to becoming a founding member of WBI's Urgent Evoke. 3. The AfhVProject has been chosen to be featured in this Evoke Participation Global Giving fund raising challenge. 4. The AfhVProject has garnered support and volunteers from all over India, Lebanon, the Netherlands, and USA, to name only a few countries, and has attracted active collaboration and participation from members of other UrgentEvoke Social Innovation projects and UrgentEvoke's members. 5. AfhVProject has started a facebook group which has gathered 126 members (climbing steadily), and is becoming a lively space for raising awareness on autism besides discusing its own future. 6. Autism for help Village Project also has a presence on twitter, blogspot and google buzz. 7. The project has developed a logo, sent out emails to prospective donors, and answered comments, and questions from the overwhelmingly positive community response to AfhVP. 8. The AfhVProject has approached potential donors and participants among friends, family, relatives, colleagues, student communities, et als, of core team members, and many have agreed to support the AfhVP, through direct involvement, volunteering, as well as money donations to the extent that they are able, by those who are able. 9. Autism for help Village Project has made enquiries regarding registration as a full fledged 501c3 Non Profit Organization (NPO). 10. To form the NPO, the AfhVProject is first gathering the supporters who will be at the core of the AfhVP movement, and considering the formation of the Board, and selection of the main office Staff. 11. The Board will consist of representatives who will work as leading consultants or actively in the field, either in India, or from abroad. 12. Autism for help Village Project has accomplished this in one month, July 2010, without funding. Help support our effort to make the AfhVP a reality, to serve, as a beginning, 50 autistic people in South India.

Their smiles help us more than we help them.
Their smiles help us more than we help them.

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