Sportswear donated by a Girl Scouts team in Maryland, USA to Eksaath. This was given to girls who play sports in a school in Mumbai. The girls find it tough to compete because of lack of formal wear. The girls play athletics, boxing, football etc.
Eksaath wishes to support girls at school through various initiatives. Sponsoring girls who play sports in one area. We hope to encourage more girls to play sports and compete in various sporting arena.
Last few weeks have been very special for Eksaath Foundation. To help women deal with violence, we are creating self defense programs for girls at school and colleges. And our first program will start in November. All thanks to Venu Adhiya Hirani who owns Bodyworks, a weight management and fitness centre at Juhu.
Every year Bodyworks organises a Sweat Out for Charity program, a gruelling two hour fitness bootcamp to raise funds for social projects. This time around, Venu and Bodyworks, decided to support the self defense training program being organised by Eksaath. The camp has raised Rs 26,500 which will help start this program. This also includes a contribution of Rs 10,000 from Ms Deepa Panchal, a Bodyworks Member.
Eksaath wishes to thank Venu and Deepa, for supporting this initiative which will teach girls tactics on how to defend oneself in the event of an assault or invasion of personal space. A very special thank you to Ms Poonam Wadera who connected all the dots and bought Eksaath Foundation and Bodyworks together and made it happen.
A Girls Scouts team from the Northfield Elementary School in Maryland, USA supported Eksaath Foundation and collected a few clothes for girls. The clothes were donated to school girls in a Mumbai school.
Few weeks back I received a message from an old friend Kalpana V, that her 10 year old daughter, had heard about the work my foundation, Eksaath, is doing work with girls in sports. And she wanted to support Eksaath. This was one of most inspiring things I have experienced in my life. That a 10 year old could think of helping other little girls. She is in the Girl Scouts in US and with the support of other members in her team, she raised Rs 20,000. Plus clothing for children as well. The discussion with the young girl and her mother, happened over few weeks from July to August 2017.
As parents the best thing we can do for this world is to raise caring children. I met the young girl, in August and had an opportunity to interact with her. And she is an absolutely delightful human being. I am sure she will do more wonderful things in the future.
Eksaath Foundation thanks her for this initiative and God bless her with joy and success in everything that she does. Ps: Name of the child has been not mentioned to protect privacy, as requested by the mother.
Eksaath donated 3 PCs to a low income school in Mumbai. The school has some 835 children, with 50% girls. The PCs will be used in the school lab. Thanks to our donors, Dr R.W and Mrs Dr P.R.W (They wish to remain anonymous). Dr R.W got these PCs fixed and made it fully functional. And then bought new keyboards to go with each PC. Eksaath cannot him thank enough. If you wish to donate, please contact us.
Eksaath Foundation raised Rs 14,000 to buy sports wear for school girls who play sports. We closed this initiative in March 2017. The girls come from low income background and for them playing sports is something pretty amazing. This was possible due to our wonderful donors – MV Priyank, Parvin Kaur Latamba and Kevin Dasilva. The need was to enable the girls to wear something formal when they went to compete. And they can do this because of our three donors. Thank you so much. And thanks to the principle Veena ji for putting this all together.
If you wish to support our initiative to empower girls, please contact us.