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.
Nov 25, 2013

Mann Deshi Champions Sports Program

Reacting to the needs of rural children, who live in families with low income, Mann Deshi Foundation launched a sports program in December, 2010, called ‘Mann Deshi Champions’.  Over 5000 children registered and benefited from this program.

 

The goals of this program are multifold. In general, poor children in India will not have access to any sports training due to lack of finance and availability of facilities in rural places. As this program is free of charge, lack of finance will no longer be a hindrance for the children. Mann Deshi provides the land with the facilities and organizes teachers, who trains the children in various disciplines such as football, volleyball, running, badminton, long jumping, and various other fun games to increase overall fitness.

A free bus service is organized to bring children from the town and the surrounding villages to the training field.

 

Courses take place twice a day, every day of the week. In the morning, children who attend school in the afternoon comes, and in the afternoon, children who attend school in the morning comes. The program is targeted for children between 5th and 10th grade (approx. 10–16 years of age).

 

Skill development. Children quickly acquire physical, but also social skills, as they learn to form a team, interact with other team members, submitting to rules, set ambiguous targets and fight to achieve them – all while having fun with their friends from school.

 

Clothing. Most children do not own shoes or sport outfits, therefore Mann Deshi provides sport shoes and clothes for all children who regularly attend the training sessions.

 

Medical treatment. In addition, each child receives a regular, basic medical examination (a problem often faced is worms, therefore de-worming is a critical treatment Mann Deshi offers in order to prevent the children from loosing nutrients and energy).

 

Meals. In order to supplement the often insufficient meals the children receive at home, each child is provided with a nutritious meal after the sports session, usually containing fruits, nuts and jaggery.

 

On behalf of Mann Deshi Thank you to Global Giving & donors for donation & helping make a different in the lives of children.

 

Sincerely,

Vanita Shinde,

CAO, Mann Deshi

Nov 22, 2013

Business School for rural women in India

Pune Br inugration
Pune Br inugration

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters and Donors,

Mann Deshi is very much thankful for supporting Business School. Your support for Mann Deshi has enabled us to meet the needs of women in this area in terms of entrepreneurial development.

I am happy to share with you that on the auspicious occasion of Navratri Mann Deshi Foundation launched it’s Mann Deshi Udyogini branch (B-School for rural women) & Chamber of Commerce branch in Pune, Maharashtra on 7th
October, 2013. 

Mann Deshi transforms promising rural women into business role models by providing them with the training and services needed to achieve business growth, a better livelihood and improved well-being of their families.

Following are the courses that Pune branch conducts: Tailoring, Beauty Therapy, Computer Literacy,
Spoken English, Financial Literacy, Mehndi, Rangoli class, Seminar on Marketing etc..

Chamber of Commerce provide our clients with some basic and advanced financial and business knowledge required to develop or strengthen a business. The Chamber of Commerce allow them to develop their network, to benefit from a mentor and to gain market and capital access in addition of legal services. The chamber is also the platform that will help the clients to market their product in metropolitan areas. 

On 18th November, 2013 Dr. Asha Kanwar  President and CEO Commonwealth of Learning (COL) visited Pune Business School and Chamber of Commerce and following is her feedback which i would like to share with you :

"Thank you. I was really pleased to finally see for myself the wonderful things Mann Deshi is doing.
It was very kind of Chtena ji to give me the opportunity and for me to see the hope and excitement in the eyes of the participating women.There is hope for our country when people are working with such dedication and commitment. Do keep it up.”

Pune will be the largest city in which we will have operations.  After 15 years, Mann Deshi is now moving towards metropolitan cities and plans to reach further ONE MILLION ENTREPRENEURS. 

 Case Study : Vaishali Waidande, Wadgaon

When there is a Will there is a Way.

Most of the women have creative ideas  and are always ready to accept new challenges but most of the time their creative ideas remains ideas only,  and it is not executed. But, if given a chance it can be turned into miracle.

Vaidshali Waidande is from a small village called Wadgaon. Initially she  was  only  home-maker and used to help her family in their farm work to earn their livelihood, but Mann taluka begin a drought region people have to think  for other source of income to drive their family.

Vaishali  is SSC passed she has creative mind and willingness to do hardwork but there was no one to guide and support her so that she could have implemented her ideas . 

One  fine day Mann Deshi Foundation  Mobile Bus went their village and almost everyone in the village was surprised to see such kind of a bus.  Villagers came nearby the bus and tried to understand what exactly the bus was going to give to the villagers, at that time Vaishali also garthered all the information and came to know about
the various courses that Mann Deshi Foundation was going to provide to the women of the village. She was impressed by the idea that the foundation was going to give trainning in their village itself so that a women can mange her family and fulfill her requirement also. She made up her mind and enrolled herself for Tailoring and Beauty Parlour course.

In society there are so many women who have skill and talent to do something on their own but due to family restriction their talent remains hidden and they cannot prove their capabilities. The only urgent need is to create a favorable atmosphere to increase self employment for women and over all developments of the society.

Vaishali completed her course successfully and immediately started Tailoring business. Slowly and gradually she started earn good from her business. She wants to educated her children and make them independent so that they can get good job and improve their standard of living.

From Fianancial Literacy program I got to know how to manage our expenses so that we can save and invest for our future.

I have also opened my saving account in Mann Deshi Bank.

Again thank for your support to B-School. Mann Deshi appreciates our donors support.

Dr Asha Kanwar visit  to Pune br
Dr Asha Kanwar visit to Pune br
Dr. Asha Kanwar visit to Pune Branch
Dr. Asha Kanwar visit to Pune Branch
Vaishali Waidande
Vaishali Waidande
Nov 21, 2013

Give a girl a bike: help her go to school

Poonam with her bicycle
Poonam with her bicycle

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of the Bicycle Project.

Poonam resides in small village called Dhaiwadi in Mann District. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and as we know agriculture majorly depends on rain, but Mann district being drought
prone area from last three years there is no drop of water. Due to this it is very difficult for the people to meet their day to day expenses plus to educate their childrens.

Poonam is very brilliant student of her school, but her school is 5km away from her house and because of
this it is very difficult for her to reach school on time, many times she missed her scholarship class also. She cannot even demand cycle from her parents as their source of income is from farming which is a hard job in the drought prone area of Maharashtra.

One day Mann Deshi Foundation’s member visited her school to announces free distribution of cycle to the student. When she got this news she was very happy and thanks god for fulfilling her wish.

On 8th March  Mann Deshi Foundation distributed cycles in their school.

She says : now I am very happy as I reach school on time and don’t miss any of my lectures.

 I and my family would like to thanks Mann Deshi Fundation from bottom of our heart.

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