Mann Deshi Foundation

The organization seeks to improve the quality of life of women and their families living in the rural areas of Maharashtra & Karnataka. Our primary objective is to empower rural women and fight injustices based on gender, caste and class. Our programs are designed to improve our clients' quality of life by promoting education, health, property rights, leadership and technology.
Jun 15, 2011

Mann Deshi Champions (Champions Sports Program)

Little Champions representing "Manora"
Little Champions representing "Manora"

Dear Mann Deshi Champion Supporters,

Thank you very much for your support to “Mann Deshi Champion.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Rural boys and girls are getting an extra-ordinary opportunity through the sports’ program: Mann Deshi Champion.  Mann Deshi is operating in remote and drought prone areas and this is the first program started in whole Satara District specifically directed at poor rural boys and girls. The usefulness of such a program is self-evident as in rural areas children do not have access to facilities for exercises and sports. 

In the month of April, Mann Deshi Champion organized a “Summer Camp” lasting 21 days: 237 students from Mhaswad, Pulkoti, Karkhel, Virkarvadi and Devapur villages actively participated in this camp.  Nine professional coaches were invited from big cities like Bombay, Kolhapur and Pune to provide training on running track, Kho-Kho, volleyball, football, Throw-ball, Long-jump, High-jump, Ropeway, athletics and gymnastics.

During this “Summer Camp”, and in participating to the program, boys and girls learn the importance of physical fitness and of a correct diet by taking example from the meals provided by Mann Deshi. Moreover, children take advantage of practicing different exercises, various sports and other activities: coaches teach the basics of different sports, and children push themselves to improve their skills. Camps are a great place to interact with peers and to learn about teamwork. In order to integrate sports into family life, Mann Deshi is considering to actively engage parents, and the rest of the family, enrolling them in group lessons. The program assists children in developing healthy habits, including keeping active, nutrition, hydration, sun protections and fair play. 

Mann Deshi Campion will help rural boys and girls to gain confidence and build their careers.

Please click on the link of Mann Deshi Champion: Sports Program

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgftMMtuZ8E

Sincerely Yours,

Vanita Shinde,

Champs doing Rope-way
Champs doing Rope-way
Mar 23, 2011

Business School for Rural Women in India

Kashida Training in Hubli
Kashida Training in Hubli

                                             US Treasury Undersecretary visit to

                                  Mobile B-School of Mann Deshi  (02 March, 2011)

 Dear Mann Deshi Friends and Supporters, 

 Chetna Sinha, Founder of Mann Deshi Foundation and Mann Deshi Cooperative Bank, is pleased and honored to have official program for the visit by U.S. Treasury under Secretary to Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation. 

 Under Secretary Lael Brainard in her visit address the press that “when Chetna Sinha had met US president Mr. Barack Obama during his Mumbai visit at Hotel Trident and she managed to explain the principles of Mann Deshi Bank to him. Soon after that US President Office began to display interest in the innovative remote doorstep banking model”. The US undersecretary was in Satara on 2nd March, 2011 as a follow-up to the visit of US president Mr. Barack Obama. 

 The objective for this visit was to learn more about the innovative work Mann Deshi is spearheading in rural India, including the door step service with e-card technology through rural banks.

 In her visit agenda for the day also included business school visit of Mann Deshi.  Mann Deshi Foundation with the support of Funds provided by Global Giving, Washington D.C., USA arranged a function on 02-03-2011 at Ramnagar Satara where computer literacy, financial literacy and fashion designing course are going on through business school.  Ms. Lael visited mobile business school and interact with the beneficiaries of business school.  She said, “Mann Deshi’s projects like bicycle program, Mobile Business School, E-card technology and financial literacy are the role models.”

 Ms. Brainard believed the US wants to take financial services to the poor and would like to learn from innovative efforts in India.   US officials has impressed with innovative method of financial literacy.  They expressed that this will help build a deeper relationship between India and US.  Financial inclusion will get a boost, educational and financial opportunity will increase.  More and more entrepreneurs will enter new businesses.  This is a learning opportunity for us as well.  We face the same problems of financial literacy, so there is a lot to learn.”  Ms. Lael distributed US financial literacy module CD’s to Mann Deshi women. 

 The function was held at Ramnagar, Satara.  The function was attended by more than 800 persons of the area.  Heartfull of thanks to those who supported Mann Deshi Foundation’s cause by providing financial support to make the dream of these women comes true..

 Mann Deshi appreciates our donors support. 

 Affectionately,

Chetna Sinha

US Treasury Undersecretary Visit to Mann Deshi
US Treasury Undersecretary Visit to Mann Deshi
Ms. Lael Brainard, visited Mobile B-School
Ms. Lael Brainard, visited Mobile B-School
DNA News US Officials visit to MannDeshi
DNA News US Officials visit to MannDeshi
This does not happen in the countryside of US
This does not happen in the countryside of US
Ms. Lael distributing US financial Literacy module
Ms. Lael distributing US financial Literacy module

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Mar 23, 2011

Give a girl a bike : help her go to school

Bicycle Girl : Dhanashree
Bicycle Girl : Dhanashree

                                                       US Treasury Undersecretary visit to

                                         Freedom Ride Program of Mann Deshi :  (02 March, 2011)

 Dear Mann Deshi Friends and Supporters,

 Chetna Sinha, Founder of Mann Deshi Foundation and Mann Deshi Cooperative Bank, is pleased and honored to have official program for the visit by U.S. Treasury under Secretary to Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation. 

 Under Secretary Lael Brainard in her visit address the press that “when Chetna Sinha had met US president Mr. Barack Obama during his Mumbai visit at Hotel Trident and she managed to explain the principles of Mann Deshi Bank to him. Soon after that US President Office began to display interest in the innovative remote doorstep banking model”. The US undersecretary was in Satara on 2nd March, 2011 as a follow-up to the visit of US president Mr. Barack Obama. 

 The objective for this visit was to learn more about the innovative work Mann Deshi is spearheading in rural India, including the door step service with e-card technology through rural banks

 In her visit agenda for the day also included flagging off bicycles for girls.  In this event Freedom Ride bicycle program for young girls was explained. This included meeting girls who have taken advantage of the free bicycle program to continue their education. Ms. Brainard asks 14 YEAR OLD Sujata who want to become engineer. In this program 20 bicycles donated to young school girls.  Ms. Lael was extremely amazed with Mann Deshi’s Bicycle Program. 

 Mann Deshi Foundation with the support of Funds provided by Global Giving, Washington D.C., USA arranged a function on 02-03-2011 where bi-cycles, free of cost, were given to the needy and academically brilliant girl students of rural areas to enable them to continue their studies and pursue their aim and dreams.

The function was held at Ramnagar, Satara.  At the end, a bi-cycle rally was flagged off by the Ms. Lael Brainard & Mrs Chetna Sinha.

The function was attended by more than 800 persons of the area which not only included the recipient girl students but local people of the area who cheered the students during rally. 

The girl students were very excited and pleased to own a bi- cycle of their own. Broad smiles and confidence which reflected on their faces, made the whole atmosphere very bubbly, chirpy and divine.

Heartful of thanks to those who thought about these young girls who aspire for higher education and supported Mann Deshi Foundation’s cause by providing financial support to make the dream of these children to own a bi- cycle of their own come true.

Mann Deshi appreciates our donors support. 

 

Affectionately,

Chetna Sinha

 

Ms. Lael Brainard, interacting with Bicycle Girl
Ms. Lael Brainard, interacting with Bicycle Girl
DNA News US Officials visit to MannDeshi
DNA News US Officials visit to MannDeshi
This does not happen in the countryside of US
This does not happen in the countryside of US
Much to learn from Mann Deshi
Much to learn from Mann Deshi

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