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Support Children Of Arunachal Pradesh, Tribals And Mumbai
By Sanjeev Nayyar, [[email protected]]

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1. Children of Arunachal  Pradesh
During  the recent stand-off with China on Arunachal Pradesh I asked myself a question.  Sitting in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Amdavad, Patna what is it that we  could do for the people of that state.

As  I was contemplating possible answers received a letter the Vivekananda Kendra  Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust, Dibrugarh, Assam. The letter titled  ‘Sponsor-a-Child Scheme, your sponsored child’s information’ gave me the  bio-data of Bengia Nimme a twelve year Arunachali girl whose annual education  esamskriti had supported by making a contribution of Rs 8,000/. Bengia’s  picture was attached. She is presently studying in class 5. The letter made me  realize that each one of us can support the people of Arunachal Pradesh by  sponsoring the education of one child.

I  know of Vivekananda Kendra and their good work in Arunachal Pradesh. If you  like to sponsor the education of an Arunachali child here is how you can do it.

Name  of Organization: Vivekananda Kendra
Objective: Increase  literary levels in Arunachal Pradesh. Run 30 schools in the state as of  December 2009.
Web  site:
Sponsor  a child: education for Rs 8,000/ per annum.
Cheque  in whose name: Vivekananda  Kendra (80G Income-tax benefit available)
Address: B-Indra Vadan  Co-op Hsg Society Ltd, Padmabai Thaker Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400 016. INDIA
Telephone  nos: 91 22 24306913
Contact  person: Shri Abhay  Bapat
Email  id: [email protected]

To see  Bengia Nimme’s picture and report card click here. She studies at VKV Kolorian Kurung  Kurney district, Arunachal Pradesh 791118.

2. Street children of  Mumbai
SUPPORT (Society Undertaking  Poor Peoples Onus for Rehabilitation) is a NGO registered as a Charitable Trust in  Mumbai in 1985. It has been actively working with street children and homeless  youth in the field of drug addiction since 1992.

The  need for de-addiction from substance use by street children, the lack of  appropriate services and significance of de-addiction for an eventual reduction  in risk behavior related to crime on the streets and HIV / AIDS, underlined the  urgent need for intervention. Many of the street children come from difficult  background such as parental abuse, abject poverty at home, sexual abuse or lure  of the big city.

SUPPORT’s  mission is to encourage street children and homeless youth to give up their   drug  habit and reduce risk behavior through a process of detoxification,  rehabilitation and mainstreaming.          

SUPPORT  offers residential facilities to the children and sends them to school or  provides vocational training.  It has  over 100 boys and girls under its care in Mumbai.

Name  of Organization: SUPPORT
Objective: Reform drug  addicted street children of Mumbai
Web  site:
Cheque  in whose name: SUPPORT (80G  Income-Tax benefit available). If you wish to donate food grains and dals you  can do that as well.
Address: SUPPORT, BMC  Market building, Vakola, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. INDIA
Telephone  nos: 91 22  26652904, 26653045.
Contact  person: Sujata Ganega / Hoshang Irani
Email  id: [email protected]
Note: I  sponsor a lunch meal for the children twice a year.

Photo  of street children below

 3. TRIBAL Children

Name of  the project: Ekal Vidylay  (One teacher schools)
Name of NGO: Friends of Tribal  Society
Objective: The movement  aims to help eradicate illiteracy from rural and tribal area by 2013. To date  it is a movement of over 28,000 Teachers, app 5000  voluntary workers, 22 field organizations Spread over 22 states  and 8 support agencies. (all numbers as of October 2009)
Key  statistics: Number  of schools all over India 28,050
 Number of students in  all schools 8,07,165
Web site:
Sponsor a school: for Rs 16,000/ per annum. The school also provides  basic medical facilities as well.
Cheque  in whose name: Friends of  Tribal Society (80G Income-Tax benefit available)
Address: B - 802,  Shilp, P.B. Marg, Lower Parel, Near Deepak Talkies,Mumbai  400 013. INDIA
Telephone  nos: 91 22 24328285, 24327952.
Contact  person: Smt Lekha  Rungta and Yogesh Kulkarni
Email  id: [email protected]
Note: FTS has  centres across the country where you can send your contributions. For  convenience given the Mumbai address. You can donate in  other parts of the world as well.Please click on this link      During the last few  years I have sponsored one school. 

Photograph of school in  progress below.

Over  the last many years I have been associated with each of the above organizations  in some  way  or another and was always impressed with the volunteers dedication and selfless  work. At  times  have contributed to and felt satisfied that my money was put to good use.  Having said that,  I  would request you to conduct appropriate checks before you decide to contribute  to the  above  organizations. If you have any questions or need any help feel free to write to  me at [email protected]

Your contribution can  make a difference to the children of INDIA.

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