May 7, 2018

Ragpicking Mom Happy for her Tiny-Tot's Education

School Prayer session by Tiny-Tots
School Prayer session by Tiny-Tots

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU ALL, from team Freedom For You

SEASONS GREETINGS

Our tiny-tots play school, Bal Niketan Vidyalaya, a Child Learning Center imparting early education in the slums of Rabale, to 72 tiny-tots, 2-5 years, mainly from the families of rag-pickers/daily labourers has closed for annual vacation this academic year in mid-April, and shall open in mid-June 2018.

All Moms, and of course dads too, are very happy with the all-round progress of their children in our play school. As many as 30 children shall be successfully moving out to Class-I in a neighbouring school, since they shall be attaining age 6.

Early education, as you all know, not only imparts basic education and mental abilities, but also helps the child in becoming humane, compassionate, caring and a team player with other children.

We have created all basic education related infrastructure required for these children, as planned in the beginning of the year, eventhough we had long delay in inflow of donations till greater part of this academic year. We could complete the infra needs thru gracious donation from you all as well as from a local corporate recently.

In the new academic year starting from mid June 2018, we shall be having a fully functional play school with all amenities, class rooms that can accommodate over 125 children.....that BRINGS more JOY to the caring Moms of these Tiny-Tots, and to ALL of  Us, including YOU too.

Now,  we require funding for the new academic year operational expenses pertaining to providing Uniforms, shoes/socks, books, bags, salary to the staff and last but not the least, the mid-day meal. This meal is the main attraction to these under-privileged Moms, hoping to feed their children with one good square meal, in sending the tiny-tots to our play school.

Your generous donation would go a long way in providing quality early education to these tiny-tots. For Your generous donation, click  here.

This quarter too, like in the recent past, we had a few ‘inclusive celebrations’ of birthdays of caring middle class families in our play school; These really portend a robust and healthy change in positive behavior among the middle class population to include our tiny-tots in their birthday & seasonal festive celebrations. We had our local Rotary Club of Satellite City celebrating World Women's Day at our premises by organizing Women Health & Personal Hygiene Camp, for all the MOMs of  our Tiny-tots, and neighboring women-folks too. A couple of young Doctors, who are paediatric surgeons 30 kms away, donated whole lot of children books to create our first library at our play school

This year we are also planning to get our TOYs Library for these tiny-tots, and are seeking donation of reusable toys, new toys etc; YOU too can partake in these activities and CHAMPION our CAUSE with your kith and kin

Our Humble Appeal....... from team Freedom For You!!

Monthly recurring donations always help us in our fixed monthly expense budget. We URGE YOU to contribute smaller amounts in recurring monthly donations & this would go a long way to meeting the increasing operating costs.

As you are aware, Freedom For You already enjoys status of  “TOP-RANKED ORGANIZATION GlobalGiving 2017 and VETTED ORGANIZATION GlobalGiving 2017”. We were also recipient of  of a prestigiousChampion Level PLATINUM Seal Certification from GUIDESTAR INDIA. The PLATINUM SEAL awarded to us signifies ‘adoption of comprehensive Transparency, Accountability, Good Governance procedures by our NGO, with exemplary level of public disclosure’. Besides we were awarded "BEST SOCIAL ORGANIZATION-2017 in Navi Mumbai.

These awards/recognitions/certificates etc strengthens our belief in our mission, systems and processes and has been a passion-booster to all our esteemed stake-holders/ associates, primarily donors like you who have the very comfort of a third party independent rating to help you support our CAUSE.

You can continue to Be our 'Champion' and promote our CAUSE with your like-minded friends and relatives;

Your generous contributions for this noble project can be made here.

THANKS to our MOMs we could GET quality EARLY EDUCATION !!!!!! We are all successful professionals in our respective domains ONLY because we received the most crucial foundation i.e., early education.

We wear different HATS in different situations. Now 'Be the MOM to our tiiny-tots' ... :) :) GRANT them Early Education, like YOUR MOM did to YOU. THAT will help them become a successful caring citizen, like YOU are NOW.

Please do click on the link above to support, donate and bring ‘light in the lives of these marginalized tiny-tots’.

Every contribution and support that you give is big for us. We welcome it, irrespective of it being big or small.

Looking forward to your continuous patronage !!

Thanks for your generous support & seek your valuable cooperation in the years to come.

Moms in Health/Personal Hygiene session -WomensDay
Moms in Health/Personal Hygiene session -WomensDay
Our TinyTot, busy at work
Our TinyTot, busy at work
Our Tiny Tots -Girls busy on the slate
Our Tiny Tots -Girls busy on the slate
Lady Dr (surgeon) donating Books for our Library
Lady Dr (surgeon) donating Books for our Library
Feb 9, 2018

Started FIRE DRILL- "SAFE" School/College Mission

Appreciation Certificate-Fire Drill participation
Appreciation Certificate-Fire Drill participation

SEASONS GREETINGS to you and your family members, from team Freedom For You

In this New Year 2018, we pray ALMIGHTY to shower choicest blessings on you and your family members. And continue to contribute to a CAUSE dear to your HEART in this year too, in larger measure.

Freedom For You Foundation is happy to inform you that our project “Train First Responders fr NaviMumbai Youth Brigade - #31028” has collected about USD 315 till date. Since it is grossly inadequate to train individuals, in groups of 50, we have started institutional training in ERT to ensure safety of children in educational institutions by conducting FIRE DRILLS in schools and colleges, under our aim to ensure SAFE School/SAFE College.

Such programs under the broad scope of ERT training has received enthusiastic response in the last few weeks and many schools are also talking to us to conduct such FIRE DRILL also known as MOCK Evacuation drill, which sensitizes school management, staff and students in disaster preparedness. We train schools by conducting a total fire inspection and audit of the building premises, hold a pre-briefing session, followed by an actual fire drill and de-briefing session after the safe evacuation. Then we also hold a hands-on-training cum demo session on using hand-held fire extinguishers on a controlled fire created for this purpose on an open ground for training both staff and students. You may see the attached short video for details and testimonials received by us.

Freedom For You Foundation conducted the pre-briefing session for over 140 staff members, predominantly women, in Ryan International School, and shall be conducting the Fire drill shortly.

Freedom For You Foundation has just completed a Fire drill session in VES College of Pharmacy a few days ago, where in over 250 students and staff members were evacuated successfully without any untoward incident, in approx. 7minutes from a Ground+7 structure.

More schools have been lined up in this month for such Fire drill programs. Besides the FIRE Drills, we are also conducting First-Aid, First Responder, Effective CPR and disaster management programs to these schools and colleges.

There has been general perception among the people that no disaster can happen and that the First-responder training is not important for them since they haven’t seen a disaster or accident in their vicinity. Hence the response has been poor for undergoing such training on weekends, despite the fact that we were offering free 2 days full day training programs. Hence, we thought it best to offer the same ERT training programs in different formats like Fire Drill, effective CPR, ABC of First Aid etc. in piece meal which has found takers, and institutions have shown encouraging response. Ultimately, our original plan to offer 2 full days ERT training on weekends, is now spread out in to 5 sessions of training on different topics under ERT during the week days, thereby increasing the overall costs marginally.

Freedom For You Foundation URGES YOU to contribute smaller amounts in recurring monthly donations & this would go a long way to meeting the increasing operating costs.

Freedom For You, is very happy and proud to inform you that we have been awarded two new badges from GlobalGiving: “TOP-RANKED ORGANIZATION GlobalGiving 2017 and VETTED ORGANIZATION GlobalGiving 2017”

As you are aware, we are also recipient of a prestigiousChampion Level PLATINUM Seal Certification from GUIDESTAR INDIA. The PLATINUM SEAL awarded to us signifies ‘adoption of comprehensive Transparency, Accountability, Good Governance procedures by our NGO, with exemplary level of public disclosure’.

We also reiterate that we were awarded "BEST SOCIAL ORGANIZATION-2017 in Navi Mumbai on May 1, 2017.

These awards/recognitions/certificates etc strengthens our belief in our mission, systems and processes and has been a passion-booster to all our esteemed stake-holders/ associates, primarily donors like you who have the very comfort of a third party independent rating to help you support our CAUSE.

Our Humble Appeal....... from team Freedom For You!!

Be our 'Champion' and promote our CAUSE with your like-minded friends and relatives; Your generous contributions for this noble project can be made here.

EARLY EDUCATION !!!!!! We are all successful professionals in our respective domains ONLY because we received the most crucial foundation i.e., early education. YOU HAVE supported these marginalized tiny-tots in getting such an early-education that will help them become a successful caring citizen.

Please do click on the link above to support, donate and bring ‘light in the lives of these marginalized tiny-tots’.

Every contribution and support that you give is big for us. We welcome it, irrespective of it being big or small.

Looking forward to your continuous patronage !!

Thanks for your generous support & cooperation in the years to come.

Hands-on-Training in use of Fire extinguishers
Hands-on-Training in use of Fire extinguishers
De-Briefing Session post Fire Drill in progress
De-Briefing Session post Fire Drill in progress
Pre-briefing session at Ryan International school
Pre-briefing session at Ryan International school

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Feb 7, 2018

Friends celebrate Bdays with Marginalized tinytots

RotaryClubSatelliteCity celebrating Children'sDay
RotaryClubSatelliteCity celebrating Children'sDay

SEASONS GREETINGS to you and your family members, from team Freedom For You

In this New Year 2018, we pray to ALMIGHTY to bring more happiness, joy, good health & ever-lasting wealth to you ALL; Continue to contribute to a CAUSE dear to your HEART in this year too in larger measure.

The community around our Child Learning Center imparting early education in the slums of Rabale, have now understood the importance of “inclusive celebration” of family events, involving our tiny tots, 2-5 years, numbering over 70, whose parents are rag-pickers or daily laborers.

During the last few months we have seen a spurge in such inclusive celebrations with our marginalized children: a few major events held are: local Rotary Club  Satellite City giving Gift hampers on the National Children’s day on Nov14, 2017, Christmas carnival celebrations, celebrating arrival of the New year 2018, a few birthdays of children from well-to-do families, our kith and kin donating books and stationery on remembrance days in memory of parents/grand parents and local famous Marathi Actor celebrating Indian Republic Day on Jan 26 with our tiny-tots  etc.

All these ‘inclusive celebrations’ portend a robust and healthy change in positive behavior among the middle class population to involve these children from the down-trodden/marginalized families in their domestic/festive celebrations.

Amit Khatri, one such well-wisher and donor, celebrated his one-year old daughter's birthday amongst 70 odd tiny-tots in our center; An elated Amit says 'it gives us immense pleasure to come back to the center once again and gives me and my family a lot of peace-time and happiness at your center'. He had celebrated his Mother's 60th birthday in a grand manner at our center on Dec 2, 2017, and returned in Jan 2018 for his daughter's first birth anniversary.

Early education, as you all know, not only imparts basic education but also helps the child in becoming humane, compassionate, caring and a net contributing citizen in the nation building process.

Thanks to your generous donations for giving the vital Early Education to the rag-pickers/daily labourers children and championing our CAUSE, "LightUp Lives - Provide Early Edcn for 75 marginalized children" amongst your friends.

The facility at our Child Learning Center “Bal Niketan Vidyalaya” built with your help, has accommodated over 70 children, in the age group of 2 - 6 years, as on date.

We have concluded a contract with a donor company for funding the shortfall in our project cost, and have started ordering the necessary items required to run a full fledged child learning center, as planned at the early stages of this project. We hope the basic capex for creating full fledged facility will be completed in all respects in Feb 2018. Once this project is completed, we can accommodate approximately 125-135 marginalized tiny-tots.

Monthly recurring donations always help smaller projects like that of ours with monthly expense budget for meeting the operational overheads. We URGE YOU to contribute smaller amounts in recurring monthly donations & this would go a long way to meeting the increasing operating costs.

Freedom For You, is very happy and proud to inform you that we have been awarded two new badges from GlobalGiving: “TOP-RANKED ORGANIZATION GlobalGiving 2017 and VETTED ORGANIZATION GlobalGiving 2017”

As you are aware, we are also recipient of a prestigiousChampion Level PLATINUM Seal Certification from GUIDESTAR INDIA. The PLATINUM SEAL awarded to us signifies ‘adoption of comprehensive Transparency, Accountability, Good Governance procedures by our NGO, with exemplary level of public disclosure’.

We also reiterate that we were awarded "BEST SOCIAL ORGANIZATION-2017 in Navi Mumbai on May 1, 2017.

These awards/recognitions/certificates etc strengthens our belief in our mission, systems and processes and has been a passion-booster to all our esteemed stake-holders/ associates, primarily donors like you who have the very comfort of a third party independent rating to help you support our CAUSE.

Our Humble Appeal....... from team Freedom For You!!

Be our 'Champion' and promote our CAUSE with your like-minded friends and relatives; Your generous contributions for this noble project can be made here.

EARLY EDUCATION !!!!!! We are all successful professionals in our respective domains ONLY because we received the most crucial foundation i.e., early education. YOU HAVE supported these marginalized tiny-tots in getting such an early-education that will help them become a successful caring citizen.

Please do click on the link above to support, donate and bring ‘light in the lives of these marginalized tiny-tots’.

Every contribution and support that you give is big for us. We welcome it, irrespective of it being big or small.

Looking forward to your continuous patronage !!

Thanks for your generous support & cooperation in the years to come.

Mrs Khatri celebrating her 60th Bday with tinytots
Mrs Khatri celebrating her 60th Bday with tinytots
Donation of human adult size Teddy to our TinyTots
Donation of human adult size Teddy to our TinyTots
Local Marathi Actor: Indian RepublicDay@our CLC
Local Marathi Actor: Indian RepublicDay@our CLC
GG awarded 2New badges to Freedom4U for year 2017
GG awarded 2New badges to Freedom4U for year 2017

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