Snehalaya meaning the Home with love in Hindi

 
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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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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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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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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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Our Children received the award
Our Children received the award

"We are happy to know that our project "Snehalaya meaning the home with love in Hindi" has been selected as project of the month for Feb.2012 by GlobalGiving, U.S.A. This is an honour for us recognising these works by such an esteemed organisation. GlobalGiving has confirmed that as project of the month, we shall receive a grant of more than $3000 from them helping us to provide for the children in Snehalaya. Here is the link http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/snehalaya-meaning-the-home-with-love-in-hindi/

Any donations received during this month will increase the grant by GlobalGiving by same amount. Please do not miss this opportunity to contribute more helping to take these works further. I take this opportunity to remind all our supporters that we welcome volunteers from all walks of life including students and trainees to help us either from their own place and or on floor in Gwalior, India. Please help us by spreading the word too. Many thanks.

2. Children from our main stream school participated in dance competition held at trade fare in Gwalior on 16th Jan. and won the prize. Here is the photograph of them with their certificates along with our other children and staff.

3. 62nd Republic Day of India was celebrated in Snehalaya on 26th Jan.2012. Flag hoisting was done by two children with Dr. B.k. Sharma (Founder) and Brig. J. Matta (Director) in presence of many guests, staff members, children of Snehalaya and our main stream school. Various cultural programmes including patriotic songs, skits and dances were performed by our children. The programme ended with distribution of sweets to every one present.   

4. Dr. B.K. Sharma, Founder of Gwalior Childrens Charity and Snehalaya is one among four persons selected and honoured from among all from whole of India by Divya Prem Seva Mission of Haridwar in India for their annual event. He received a plaque and shawl on 29th Jan.2012 at the hands of Shri Ashish Gautam (popularly known as Ashish Bhaiya, the founder of DPSM), Shri Pawaiya ji, Member of Parliament and Mr. Kaul (eminent  International journalist from Delhi), recognising this work in Gwalior through Gwalior Childrens Charity and Snehalaya helping the poor, disabled and destitute esp. children, women and the aged of India.

We are pleased to have received these recognitions and awards for these works and are much obliged of all our donors, volunteers and supporters helping us in these endeavours, without which it was not possible for us to reach here. We are sure for same and more to continue for many years to come helping us to carry this work further. With regards,

BK
Dr.B.K.Sharma,
For Gwalior Childrens Charity (U.K.) and GHECT incl. Snehalaya (India),

26th Jan. celebrated in Snehalaya.
26th Jan. celebrated in Snehalaya.
Republic Day of India celebrated in Snehalaya.
Republic Day of India celebrated in 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