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Empowering the Children and Women - Join the Movement by supporting Jeeva Jyothi

 


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Support Jeeva Jyothi in bring smiles in hundreds of children with whom Jeeva Jyothi is working towards the restoration of their lost childhood


Children



  • Ananda Illam Children Home
  •               30 orphan children are taken care by Jeeva Jyothi with Education, Food and Shelter  
  • Balwadis
  •               150 Children are taken care with nutritious noon meal and health care
  • Bridge Courses for Child Labourers
  •                90 Children of Bonded Labourers are being prepared to join the formal school in the following year
  • Supplementary Education Centres
  •                150 Children are being helped to continue the school without dropping out from the formal school
  • Children Development Khazana

  • Children Manimanram (Children's Collective

  • Child Line 1098

 Women



  • Self Help Groups

  • Women’s Cooperative Stores

  • Hand made Paper manufacturing unit   

 Unorganised Labour



  • Trade Union for Migrant Bonded Labourers

  • Registration with Unorganised Labour Welfare Board

 Community Health Intervention 



  • Community Action for Health – National Rural Health Mission

 Environment Friendly Recycled Paper Products


Coastal based Eco Tourism


 

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Support a Child Care Centre for Children on Bonded Labourers

Jeeva Jyothi Day Care Centers are located in Red Hills and Pulicat of Thiruvallur Distirct. Though children in the age group 0-6 yrs are in the Day Care Centre scheme, Jeeva Jyothi concentrates on children in 3-6 age groups to prepare them for formal school education through fun learning. Besides taking care of the children of working, mostly very poor parents, Day Care Centre provide better nutrition and joyful learning free of cost.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />


 


In Redhills area, the Day Care Centre caters to needs of the migrant bonded labourers where the mothers leave the children in the care of the Child Care Animators while they work in hot sun. This enables the children to be safe from the work environment of the rice mills and to grow with interest in learning.


Each Centre is managed by a teacher and a helper. The children are given healthy and nutritious diet along with a motivation to join the mainstream school.


The Operating Cost of a Centre is


Teacher Honorarium                                 Rs. 3000


Helper Honorarium                                    Rs. 1500


Food for Children                                       Rs, 4000


Learning Materials                                   Rs. 500


Total                                                            Rs. 9000

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Support a Child Care Centre for Children on Bonded Labourers

Jeeva Jyothi Day Care Centers are located in Red Hills and Pulicat of Thiruvallur Distirct. Though children in the age group 0-6 yrs are in the Day Care Centre scheme, Jeeva Jyothi concentrates on children in 3-6 age groups to prepare them for formal school education through fun learning. Besides taking care of the children of working, mostly very poor parents, Day Care Centre provide better nutrition and joyful learning free of cost.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />


 


In Redhills area, the Day Care Centre caters to needs of the migrant bonded labourers where the mothers leave the children in the care of the Child Care Animators while they work in hot sun. This enables the children to be safe from the work environment of the rice mills and to grow with interest in learning.


Each Centre is managed by a teacher and a helper. The children are given healthy and nutritious diet along with a motivation to join the mainstream school.


The Operating Cost of a Centre is


Teacher Honorarium                                 Rs. 3000


Helper Honorarium                                    Rs. 1500


Food for Children                                       Rs, 4000


Learning Materials                                   Rs. 500


Total                                                            Rs. 9000

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Support 30 Children in Jeeva Jyothi Ananda Illam

The Ananda Illam that fulfills the dreams of 30 children currently is served by a warden, a social worker, two security guards, two cooks, one gardener and a launderer.


The Children in Ananda Illam are



  • Parentless children

  • The children of destitute widows

  • The children of separated parents

  • Children who come out from their families due to immoral activities and behavior of their parents

  • The children of migrant bonded labourers who need support to further their studies without being disturbed by the migration of the parents

  • Runaway Children, in need of care and protection, sometimes referred by child welfare committee.

All children in Ananda Illam are enrolled in formal school


In Ananda Illam, Children have opportunities for



  • recreational activities,

  • extracurricular activities

  • Exposure visits

  • Cultural Celebrations

  • Learning arts, crafts and theatre,

  • Taking part in Competitions
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Support 30 Children in Jeeva Jyothi Ananda Illam

The Ananda Illam that fulfills the dreams of 30 children currently is served by a warden, a social worker, two security guards, two cooks, one gardener and a launderer.



The Children in Ananda Illam are



  • Parentless children

  • The children of destitute widows

  • The children of separated parents

  • Children who come out from their families due to immoral activities and behavior of their parents

  • The children of migrant bonded labourers who need support to further their studies without being disturbed by the migration of the parents

  • Runaway Children, in need of care and protection, sometimes referred by child welfare committee.

All children in Ananda Illam are enrolled in formal school


In Ananda Illam, Children have opportunities for



  • recreational activities,

  • extracurricular activities

  • Exposure visits

  • Cultural Celebrations

  • Learning arts, crafts and theatre,

  • Taking part in Competitions



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    Aram Seya Virumbu

    Aram sieya virumbu is a seven day event promoting and celebrating giving among the people of Chennai by reviving the giving spirit in tamil traditions, during Joy of giving week from Oct 2 to 8th.  Each day  is dedicated to different kinds of giving and activities are centred around it. NGOs, schools, corporate are involved in planning and executing the activities.

    With India’s largest giving festival a few weeks away, Chennaities have begun planning on how each of them can participate in the week, reaching out to the underprivileged in various ways – giving money, donating material, volunteering time…several interesting activities are coming together.

    Started in the year 2009, this festival is always held in the week of Gandhi Jayanti. The dates for this year are Oct 2nd to Oct 8th.

     Snapshot of JGW 2010

    •          1 million+ people participated,  40+cities,400+events registered (from small individual events to those involving >100,000 people), Rs20cr+generated in donations of cash and materials,  Millions of volunteer hours

    Kicking off on Oct 2nd, Yaadum oore yavarum Kelir, meaning , Every place is mine, everyone is my family. We are reaching out to builders in the city to offer a nice meal to the construction labourers , mostly migrants from other parts of the country, during the Joy of Giving Week. You can participate through a gesture of giving to someone less privileged and who is new to Chennai and make them feel welcome in the city.

    Oct 3rd, Arogya Vazhvu, or healthy living will see a massive campaign, Doctors with a heart where the much loved Hamam brand will invite doctors across the state to volunteer one day towards conducting a medical camp, aiming to get atleast 1200 volunteers. The campaign hopes to conduct medical camps across the state during the Joy of Giving week, partnering with TNVHA and other NGOs.  Doctor wanting to give back during the Joy of Giving Week, look out for this campaign soon and sign up on www.hamaminfo.in

    Oct 4th–   Sandror PothrudalRecognising unsung heros – On this day, reach out to those in your life who engage beyond the call of duty- and appreciate their contributions through a gesture of giving. It could be the building watchman, the maid who works in your home, a teacher who has taught you…As part of this, the Rotary club of Temple city has instituted an award for grassroot workers of NGOs and other ground level workers such as from security services, carpenters, plumbers etc. 20 of them will be given an award and felicitated with a nice dinner with their families.

    Oct 5thAiyam ittu un – Share a meal - enhancing the auspiciousness of Ayudha pooja,  mass annadanams are scheduled across the city. What is unique though is that this year, autorickshaw drivers and children from orphanages will come forward and feed hundreds of people. Selvaraj, head of the Senkottai autorickshaw stand, in Thiruvanmiyur said, that about 20 auto drivers will come together, cook and serve a meal to people in the locality- we will specially invite the road sweepers and cleaners who tire through the day to keep our area clean. Vivekanandan, a child from Surabi trust said, we are used to people coming in and giving us food, clothes and toys- we want to show the world that we can give too. We have decided to cook ourselves at our homes and invite people from the community around for a nice meal.

    Oct 6th  Kalvi daanam, Gift of education. On this day, initiate the education of someone less privileged. Shanmugam, founder of Brother Siga Animation centre said that they have identified 30 centres across Chennai, where writers, journalists and educationists are invited to initiate education for children from the local community. It is our appeal to all those who can read and write to, on this day, reach out and educate someone who may not have otherwise had the facility to do so.

    Oct 7th  Shrama danaam , through a  Cleanliness Drive-  Ekam, an NGO working in the area of health in partnership with Domex  will campaign to solicit volunteers for a massive cleaning drive of govt hospitals across 21 district hospitals of Tamilnadu. Domex has been specially chosen to clean hospitals because it has sodium hypochlorite. WHO recommends using sodium hypochlorite as the best disinfectant to curtail the outbreak of any epidemic. Dr Sai, founder of Ekam said, this will be the first time that govt hospitals will be cleaned up with such a high level of public participation. In keeping of creating a clean and healthy environment, Disha Sports academy will plant over 1500 saplings with the help of volunteers in 4 locations in Chennai

    Oct 8thKadamai Unaridul, Take responsibility, Children from a village Ondikuppam, in Thiruvallur district decided to reach out to one of the poorest families in their village. They have raised Rs 2500 and  will be giving a goat to the family in the village. They will also be helping an, orphan Prabhakaran from Arunvoyel by giving him a uniform, school bag and notebooks. In Puduchatiram village – for the first time ever, children will facilitate the gram sabha on the 2nd, focusing on the rights and duties of children. In addition, children from the village will participate in a cleanliness campaign- garbage segregation in the village school and tree planting activities are being planned.

    If you want to know how you can be part of the Joy of Giving week and participate in Aram Seiyu Virumbu, then write to info@joyofgivingweek.org or call 9282339070.

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    Campaign and advocacy

    Add your voice to a voice that will be heard on vital issues that affect the differently abled - including inclusion, accessibility, and equal opportunity to education and employment.

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    Training for the disabled

    A number of organisations offer quality training to make the differently abled employable for market opportunities that already exist. Unfortunately, many cannot afford the training. Support their training in skill development, spoken English, computer proficiency and more, and increase their chances of finding employment.

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    Support the supply of devices that will help the differently abled become more mobile. The list of equipment includes canes, crutches, motorised scooters, walkers and wheelchairs. A small amount can set them free.

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    While health is the greatest need of the poor, healthcare is still out of reach to so many. Many CIOSA members respond in effective and fast manner to the treatment needs of those who are chronically ill or need emergency medical support. Healing and saving a life, you will discover, is one of the fulfilling ways to give.

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    Self help group

    Savings and credit is a powerful tool that helps women break free from the vicious circle of high-interest debt and poverty. Your contribution will help bring together women, create strong social groups, promote savings, microcredit and micro enterprise.

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    Even today, millions of urban and rural poor are not assured of clean drinking water or basic sanitation facilities. Our members respond to the need for water and sanitation in families, communities and key public places such as schools and hospitals. Providing for these needs helps to solve a number of problems these societies face.

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    Communities develop when they become fully aware of the causes and impact of several social problems and the solutions to overcome the problems. Help light the candle of awareness and help dispel the darkness of ignorance. Our members create awareness on several issues of community development.

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    Health care for elderly

    The health needs of the aged are very different. Quite often, these needs go unexpressed, unidentified and unserved. Support our members' work and give the valuable gift of health care for the elderly.

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    Food and shelter for deserted women

    Many old women are turned out or have lost their families. They cannot take up much work and have no shelter or source of food. In response to this growing social problem, our members run homes or short-stay centers that provide shelter and food. Support their work so that old women are spared from a fate of hunger and homelessness.

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    Training for women

    Creating economic opportunity is the most powerful way to empower women. CIOSA members run a wide range of training programmes to build production, marketing and business skills, paving the way for thousands of women to express their productive capability. Your contribution to their training will be an investment in their ability.

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    Food and shelter for deserted women

    Far too many women are thrown out or deserted by their husbands and families, for reasons that range from incompatibility to marital discord to domestic violence to dowry and harassment. This is the time when they society's support most. Food and a safe place are the first step to start the process of rebuilding their lives.

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    Food is the first and foremost need of children - it contributes to physical and mental development, making them energetic and bright little individuals capable of participating with full vigour in education. Support the work of our members who meet a range of needs, from basic nutrition to the support of enriched diets.

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    Education of children

    CIOSA members serve a wide range of education causes - putting children at work or home back in schools, supporting the cost of education, organising supplementary education and improving the quality of education. This calls for a lot of resources. The returns justify the investment, turning the children into capable individuals who play a constructive role in society.

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