Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now

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Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Mental health - India's need of hour - Help us now
Basement toilets
Basement toilets

As you are all aware, this project was initiated to address mental health needs of population living in Guntur and surrounding districts in Andhra Pradesh state of India. It's main goal is to improve access to everyone regardless of his / her socioeconomic status. 

The final stages of construction of the building is still pending. This project has been in pending status for several months now. Lack of funding is the key reason, unfortunately. In addition to this, the lockdown restrictons due to Covid, lack of availability of sand had created few gaps in the flow of construction at various different points in time. 

Following are the pending tasks.

1. Doors and windows (10% work pending)

2. Elevation work

3. Electrical equipment and bulbs 

4. Fire safety work

5. Painting work

Corridor area
Corridor area
Front area first floor
Front area first floor
Inpatient room-1
Inpatient room-1
Inpatient room-2
Inpatient room-2
Lift area
Lift area
Patient waiting area - reception
Patient waiting area - reception
Side windows
Side windows
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Dear sir / madam,

We are extremely concerned about current situation. Unfortunately the building work stalled due to lack for funds. Our FCRA account with Union Bank of India has been frozen with a balance of Rs 640000=00. When we made enquiries, we have been told that the funds we received from the GlobalGiving organisation have been frozen because apparently the GlobalGiving has been under a watchlist by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

We have not been informed in writing by the Union Bank nor we received any correspondence from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Subsequently we have been asked to open a new FCRA account with State Bank of India, main branch, Delhi. We made an application to open a new account but we have not heard from the bank yet.

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Front elevation
Front elevation

Respected donors,

Please find the following report with regards to the progress of construction work.

Completed works

  1. 100% of the wall work completed.
  2. 90% of Tiling work completed.
  3. Railing for staircase has been installed.
  4. Emergency staircase for Fire escape installed. 
  5. Doors installed.

Pending works

  1. 10% tile work is pending.
  2. Windows need to be installed.
  3. Front elevation glass pending
  4. Fire safety system needs to be installed.
  5. Bathroom / toilet plumbing needs to be completed.
  6. Painting needs to be completed.
  7. Electric bulbs and fans to be installed.

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the construction work for this project. As we speak, a new strain appears to have swamped Guntur town along with many. Construction workers are not available easily. The progress in the work has been slow. 

With the new appeal, which I made few months ago, we could only raise about $3500 so far. 

We need your continued blessings. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project. It will help if you can recommend this to your family and friends who may have interest in improving the mental healthcare access ot public in Guntur and Prakasam districts. Sharing with your community why you chose to support our organization will help us increase the work we can do in our community.

Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

 

Emergency staircase installed -1
Emergency staircase installed -1
Doors work - 1
Doors work - 1
Doors work - 2
Doors work - 2
Pending windows work-1
Pending windows work-1
Pending windows work-2
Pending windows work-2
Electric fixtures work in progress
Electric fixtures work in progress
Staircase Railing work-1
Staircase Railing work-1
Staircase Railing work-2
Staircase Railing work-2
Wall tiling completed
Wall tiling completed

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Clinic room tiling 20-12-2020
Clinic room tiling 20-12-2020

Respected donors,

Please find the following report with regards to the progress of construction work.

Completed works

  1. 80% of the tile work for the wall and flooring has been completed.
  2. The patient lift has been installed.
  3. Staircase tiling completed.
  4. Currently water sump work is going on.

Pending works

  1. 20% tile work is pending.
  2. Doors and windows need to be installed.
  3. Emergency staircase need to be installed.
  4. Fire safety system needs to be installed.
  5. Bathroom / toilet plumbing needs to be completed.
  6. Painting needs to be completed.

With the delay in the construction during the Covid infection, the estimated costs to complete the building went up. Due to this problem, I have started a new fund raiser with GlobalGiving few days ago.

We need your continued blessings. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project. It will help if you can recommend this to your family and friends who may have interest in improving the mental healthcare access ot public in Guntur and Prakasam districts. Sharing with your community why you chose to support our organization will help us increase the work we can do in our community.

Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

 

 

Corridor area 19-12-2020
Corridor area 19-12-2020
Corridor tiling work 19-12-2020
Corridor tiling work 19-12-2020
Corridor work 19-12-2020
Corridor work 19-12-2020
Front elevation work 19-12-2020
Front elevation work 19-12-2020
Inpatient room 19-12-2020
Inpatient room 19-12-2020
Inpatient room tiling 20-12-2020
Inpatient room tiling 20-12-2020
Lift work 19-12-2020
Lift work 19-12-2020
Lift work 20-12-2020
Lift work 20-12-2020
Staircase work - 19-12-2020
Staircase work - 19-12-2020
Staircase- work 19-12-2020
Staircase- work 19-12-2020
Staircase work 20-12-2020
Staircase work 20-12-2020
Terrace flooring work 19-12-2020
Terrace flooring work 19-12-2020
Terrace flooring work 20-12-2020
Terrace flooring work 20-12-2020
Toilet - shower room 19-12-2020
Toilet - shower room 19-12-2020
Toilet - shower room tiling  20-12-2020
Toilet - shower room tiling 20-12-2020
Toilet -shower room tiling  20-12-2020
Toilet -shower room tiling 20-12-2020
Water sump work 19-12-2020
Water sump work 19-12-2020
Water sump work 19-12-2020
Water sump work 19-12-2020
Watersump work 19-12-2020
Watersump work 19-12-2020
Workers at the building site 19-12-2020
Workers at the building site 19-12-2020
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Building work fire safety equipment
Building work fire safety equipment

Kindly accept my sincere apologies for the delay in submitting this report! On the due date of submission of this report, the work was completely stalled and I didn't know what to submit.

The building work for 'Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Comprehensive Mental Healthcare' in Guntur is still under progress. 

The lockdown due to Covid was imposed in India on 23 March 2020. Literally no work could be carried out for 4 months. There were challenges for the building material to be procured. The transport was resumed in July when we could procure sand for the building work to resume. Building workers were also not allowed to travel. 

Currently the Tile work is in progress. We have been waiting for the tiles to be supplied for 3/4 of the building. 

Tiling work in progress - 1
Tiling work in progress - 1
Tiling work in progress - 2
Tiling work in progress - 2
Tiling work in progress - 3
Tiling work in progress - 3
Water sump work in progress - 1
Water sump work in progress - 1
Water sump work in progress - 2
Water sump work in progress - 2
Water sump work in progress - 3
Water sump work in progress - 3
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Location: Guntur - India
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Project Leader:
Ibrahim Khaleel
Guntur, India
$19,168 raised of $50,000 goal
 
129 donations
$30,832 to go
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