Snehalaya meaning the Home with love in Hindi

 
$143,749
$156,251
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Mar 22, 2013

We are honored for having been selected by GlobalGiving.uk

Our School in snehalaya
Our School in snehalaya

Gwalior Children’s Charity is featured in GlobalGiving UK’s "Back to School Education Appeal, 2013". When we heard that GlobalGiving.UK had chosen Snehalaya School for their “Back to School Appeal” we were thrilled! We know that a huge number of applications were submitted to GlobalGiving, that ours was chosen above others, also very important, schooling projects around the developing world was a deep honour for us.

As always we are sure of your support helping us to make this appeal succesful by donating now and as much possible to educate drop out rural girls from villages in our school. It has an added advantage if you make recurring donation before 28th March as your donation gets doubled with 100% matching by GlobalGiving.

Why do we need this? Because, our School, in India’s heartland, provides a vital link for thousands of young poor girls to lift themselves out of poverty, gain economic independence and sense of self-worth through education. There has been a lot of news and discussion recently about women in India since the death of the gang rape victim in December 2012. It has made India’s patriarchal society come under fierce criticism given the lack of compassion and action done by the Indian Government. We teach our girls, who all come from destitute and rural parts of Madhya Pradesh, India’s poor heartland, of their equal rights they have in Indian society despite the institutionalised patriarchy.

As Soutik Biswas, India’s BBC correspondence says, “clearly, many Indian women face threats to life at every stage – violence, inadequate healthcare, inequality, neglect, bad diet, lack of attention to personal health and well-being”* However, in India’s heartland, discrimination against women is worse where men can outnumber women 5 to 4 due to illegal abortions and baby killings because of “social values” according to Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister. In The ‘genocide’ of India’s daughters, Al Jazeera asks if the patriarchal mindset that runs across castes and class can be changed to prevent foeticide and infanticide.

We believe that by addressing inequality in education from an early age in women, they have more of a chance to manage the risks they are presented with. This includes enabling their economic, domestic, social and intellectual freedom through education.

We do hope you continue to be inspired by the work of our school and can donate towards the schooling of girls within India’s neglected and poor heartlands. Please do not hesitate to ask for any questions or further information, just write to me at snehalaya.gwalior@gmail.com

Thank a lot for your help, with regards,

BK

Dr. B.K.Sharma

for School for Rural Girls in Snehalaya and Gwalior Childrens Charity.

Saraswati Pooja on Basant Panchmi in Snehalaya
Saraswati Pooja on Basant Panchmi in Snehalaya
Our school children awarded.
Our school children awarded.

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Dec 27, 2012

an opportunity not to be missed before 2012 ends..

Christmas in Snehalaya
Christmas in Snehalaya

Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year. Last message during this year and also an opportunity not to be missed, before end of the year.

The Children in Snehalaya are progressing well with 63 being there at present. We recently received the grant from Devonshire house preparatory School to build five new cottages but there is shortage for adding a new kitchen and dining hall ($45000) as required for increased number of children with us. We intend to start this building work in early next year hoping to complete before end of the year, so that we can accommodate more children there, all with your support only. Please help us to complete this project and provide for these children in snehalaya and those in surrounding villages. Please visit our web site http://www.helpchildrenofindia.org for more details where you can download or read our Souvenir 2012 too with all the news, photographs and more... 

IN DECEMBER, YOUR DONATION IS AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED, even tripled if you make it recurring!

There's never been a better time to donate, thanks to a fund created by our trustees and generous donors, we have an opportunity whereby all donations get matched Pound for Pound or dollar for dollar or any currency in fact. This means that your donation is worth double. Not only that it will be tripled by additional matching upto $100 by GlobalGiving if you start it as recurring donation in Dec. before this year closes. We request you to donate as much you can, last before the year closes. US tax payers for donations with tax benefits in US dollars, please donate now on this page before it slips your mind.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any further information or have any questions. Thanks again, with regards. Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year,

BK 
Dr.B.K.Sharma, 
Email: Gwalior.Hospital@care4free.net (alternative e mail: snehalaya.gwalior@gmail.com)

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Dec 3, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS and double your donations in Dec.

Volunteers in Snehalaya entertaining our children
Volunteers in Snehalaya entertaining our children

IN DECEMBER, YOUR DONATION IS AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED and added further if donations are set as regular/recurring!

There's never been a better time to donate, thanks to the New Challenge by the Reed Foundation and trustees. From 10 AM on Dec. 6, until the end of the month, we have an opportunity whereby all donations get matched Pound for Pound or dollar for dollar or any currency in fact. This means that your donation is worth double. Whatever you donate on line, it will be doubled with a matching grant. We request you to donate as much you can and at the earliest. 

Please consider for making it regular donation as whatever you donate, it will get matched further upto $100 by GlobalGiving during Dec. and that will help us to outlay the plans also in a better way. US tax payers for donations with tax benefits in US dollars, please donate through this link on GlobalGiving 

 100% of funds received are used to provide for the work as per choice of the donor only. To summarise the work and choosing any part as per your preference, Snehalaya started as a care home for disabled and destitute children in 2006 and gradually has expanded since, spread out in 25 acres of land with a Gaushala, farms, gardens, orchards and bird house etc. etc. In Snehalaya we have 63 children at present with school for special needs providing total care, education and vocational training aiming to give a life with love and dignity and make them independent as much possible. We initiated a health centre in 2007 within campus from where we have been running the integrated rural development programme with emphasis on health care, awareness and health education esp. for children, women and the aged, in surrounding 43 villages, more in 17 villages (which do not have any health care or educational facilities) including hygiene, sanitation, vaccination, health education, treatment, employment and income generating opportunities for total sustainable development. We initiated a main stream school with vocational training facilities in year 2011 esp. for drop out girls from surrounding villages to get them educated and become independent getting them out of the life of oppression, they face otherwise. This will help not only them but whole community and future generations too. For lack of electricity in these villages, we also distribute solar lights to these girls facilitating their education and that helps their family too decreasing pollution and health hazards. Summary details are available on http://www.helpchildrenofindia.org You can also download our Souvenir with annual report for 2012 with updates and many photographs from here: SOUVENIR2012  

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life including students and trainees to help us in this endeavour from their own place and or work with us on floor in Gwalior, India. For any questions or further information, please write to me any time at Gwalior.Hospital@care4free.net

Thanks again, with regards and best wishes, MERRY CHRISTMAS,

BK 
Dr.B.K.Sharma. 

Looking forward for Christmas this year
Looking forward for Christmas this year

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Sep 4, 2012

Snehalaya's Annual Function 2012 and Souvenir 2012

Release of Souvenir 2012 on 23rd Aug.
Release of Souvenir 2012 on 23rd Aug.

Annual function of Snehalaya was celebrated from 21st to 23rd Aug. Nearly 450 children from various institutions participated in annual sports and cultural event competitions held on 21st and 22nd Aug. 23rd was celebrated as annual day with flag hoisting of 17 countries followed by release of Souvenir for 2012 with presentation of songs, dances, skits etc. by our children in presence of nearly thousand people including our children, guests, dignitaries, volunteers and supporters from India and abroad. Please write tome at snehalaya.gwalior@gmail.com for your personal copy of our souvenir 2012 with all details, photographs and progress made with your support, thanks a lot.

We are happy to inform that school started last year with 77 girls from villages, is progressing well with nearly 200 children, mostly rural girls being educated there this year. We are very much obliged for your support, without which it could not be possible to reach here and I am sure for your continued support esp. with regular donations every month, which will help us to outlay the plans for future too.

Furthermore in Sept. there is special opportunity whereby all new regular donations are being matched by GlobalGiving, which will help double your support. Just $40PM will provide every thing to a disabled child in Snehalaya or $10PM will help educate a girl child from villages making them lead a life with dignity and self esteem.

Please do not hesitate to write for any questions or further information, thanks again, with regards,

BK

Dr.B.K.Sharma

For Snehalaya meaning "The Home with Love" in Hindi and Gwalior Childrens Charity

Vandemataram in Yoga by our children
Vandemataram in Yoga by our children
Dance by our School girls
Dance by our School girls
Skit by our children "our home with love"
Skit by our children "our home with love"
Ready for annual Sports competition 21st Aug. 2012
Ready for annual Sports competition 21st Aug. 2012

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Jun 11, 2012

We cordially invite you to join us

Dear friends,

We cordially invite you to join us for our annual gala in honor of some of the outstanding volunteers of the year on 7th July in London, details among events on facebook/helpchildrenofindia Please join us on the occasion extending your support with an opportunity to meet the trustees, advisers, supporters and many volunteers attending there.

Only with your support, we have been able to come so far. Snehalaya continues to provide every thing to 64 disabled and destitute children resident there as well health care through health center and education to the children esp. girls from surrounding villages through special need and main stream school in the campus. We had 77 girls with start of main stream school last year but with new admissions going on, we hope the number of children will increase to about 200 this year. We also continue with distribution of solar lights to school going children to facilitate their education as well integrated development work in slums and villages there.

Because of nonavailability of electricity, we need to place a 5KB solar powered pump, which will fulfill not only essentially required water but also electricity for emergency needs in the school and health center. It is costing $15500.00 and we are sure for generous donations from all of you to meet these emergency requirements before end of this month. GlobalGiving has also kindly agreed to give 50% bonus to match donations received on 13th June.

Starting at 12:01 am EDT (US time), on 13th June 2012, GlobalGiving will match all donations by 50% made through GlobalGiving up to $1,000 per donor. Matching will last until funds run out. Therefore if feasible, each of you please donate maximum possible upto $1000, on the morning of 13th June and ask all your friends and colleagues also to do same, before funds run out. Here is the link http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/snehalaya-meaning-the-home-with-love-in-hindi/

We are sure of your generous considerations this time too as in past helping us for these emergency needs and carry these works further. Please do not hesitate to ask me for any questions or further information by writting to me at gwalior.hospital@care4free.net or snehalaya.gwalior@gmail.com

Thanks a lot, with regards and best wishes,

BK

Dr.B.K.Sharma,

Founder Gwalior Childrens Charity and Snehalaya

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Dr BK Sharma

Walsall, West midlands India

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Map of Snehalaya meaning the Home with love in Hindi