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, 2016

Kalpana, a carpentry business woman..

Kalpana at her shop
Kalpana at her shop

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

With your support, Kalpana is running a Carpentry Business successfully.

Kalpana is a lively young woman with an infectious smile. Married at seventeen, she is running carpentry business. She buys wooden planks that she crafts into elaborately carved doors. Kalpana first heard of Mann Deshi from her neighbour. She enrolled in financial literacy & enterprise development program of Mann Deshi and has taken a loan of Rs. 20,000. Now she could purchase new tools to improve productivity.  As a result, her business and profits have increased. Every month, she makes about ten doors, and during the summer months, when construction work in the area is at its peak, business is brisk.

“After attending a financial planning workshop organized by Mann Deshi, I opened a weekly post office recurring deposit account. An increase in my income also gave me the comfort to make some house improvements like addition of two rooms to our home and is in the midst of building a toilet. I plan to take another loan soon to buy a hole-punching machine which will help in further expansion of my business.”- says Kalpana

Thank you so much !

 

 

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Nov 25, 2016

Thanks for giving me WINGS to fly in the sky...

Mann Deshi supported Bicycle Girls
Mann Deshi supported Bicycle Girls

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Thanks for giving me WINGS to fly in the sky...says Bhagyashri..

Bhagyashri is studying in 8th standard. She belongs to a very poor family. Her family doesn’t have any farm. Her parents are mere laborer and whatever they were earning on weekly wages was the family’s only income source. Though this family was poor, they were contented. But as it is said ‘Man proposes and God disposes’. Suffering from a disease, one day her father died. It was a big loss for her family. Her mother has to recover for the future of family. So she started to work on wages on farm. But she could get only Rs. 2000 per month. When it’s a holiday, whole family goes with mother for work.

Bhagyashri's mother says, she wishes her children would seek good education in order to be self reliant in life. Bhagyashri's sister and brother are in 10th std. To reach school, they all have to go by foot, daily 3-4 Kms.

“Mann Deshi selected me for their ‘Free Bicycle for Girl Students Initiative’ and I received a bicycle. It helped me to reach school in time and saved much of my daily time. Now I could give more time for my study. I want to become an engineer and to achieve this goal, I have started the journey. Mann Deshi helped to fulfill the dream of my mother. Thanks to Mann Deshi Foundation & its supporters for giving me wings to fly in the sky.”-says Bhagyashri

 

Oct 31, 2016

December Health Camp

Mann Deshi Champions: Mann Deshi Champions Sports Academy is a program of Mann Deshi Foundation that offers sports facilities, equipment, space, training and nutrition for children and youth in Mhaswad, India. The aim of the Mann Deshi Champions is to empower rural girls and create opportunities for them to broaden their physical and social skills through sports.

Facilities offered under Mann Deshi Champions Sports Academy

      400 Meter Running Track, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Soccer and Handball Ground

      Equipment’s for all the major sports

      Dedicated trained coach

      Sports Shoes and Kit

      Nutritiously balanced Breakfast

      Annual Medical Camp

      Winter Camps with specialized Trainers from the City (Mumbai and Pune)

      Leadership Development opportunities through social-motor Skills and personality development

 

Mann Deshi Champions Sports Academy Achievements:

Mann Deshi Champions has been able to train more than 1,000 athletes.

32 athletes of Mann Deshi Champions got selected to play at a national level.

Increased girl’s participation by 20% since 2011.

 

 

Case Study: Sarita is a young tribal athlete who was trained by Mann Deshi Champions, a 13 years old Sarita who currently plays field hockey on a national level. Sarita’s family lives below the poverty line.  For six months, she used to live and attend school in Mhaswad, but for the remaining six months she used to migrate with her parents to cut the sugarcane at different sugarcane plantations. Her task was to help her parents to cut the sugarcane and take care of her younger brother. When she was in Mhaswad she attended Mann Deshi Champions. Today, she is in the national school of sports and the government provides her education and employment. To develop the rural community and empower women on a grassroots level, Mann Deshi Champions is using sports as a tool to improve the lives of children. As part of the curriculum girls such as Sarita who get selected for the national field hockey team visits the Academy and serves as a model for the junior players. This can help the young women to believe in their own ability, enhance the self-esteem and make their own decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Health and Winter Camp 2016:

      Empowering 100 Sarita’s  (Athletes at the National level)

      Advance Training from the national coaches

      Co-ed Field Hockey program first tournament

      Advance Winter Camp for the Athletes

      Nutrition and health training/awareness for athletes

      Distribution of the Asics shoes or twenty athletes

      Equipment Stock- Specially Wrestling and Long Distance Run

      Conduct complete health checkup and plan follow up over the coming year

      Create mentor mentee program for excellence

Participants:

      Mann Deshi Athletes: who were selected for National School of Sports

      Coaches

      Athlete celebrities

       Friends of Mann Deshi

 
   

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