February Newsletter

Newletter February 2013

Philanthropy Articles

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) in 2012
Facilitated by Pratham, ASER (meaning impact in Hindi) is the largest household survey undertaken in India by people outside the government. It annually measures the enrollment as well as the reading and arithmetic levels of children in the age group of 6-14 years. Read more…

Std 5 children who can read Std 2 text Std 3 children who can read Std 1 text Std 5 children who can do division Std 5 children who can do division

The Forbes 400 Summit
A panel, which needed no introduction, comprised of 6 all time great philanthropists – Warren Buffet, Bill and Melinda Gates, Steve Case, David Rubenstein and Leon Black. Read more…

The Forbes 400 Summit
NGO Spotlight

Shoshit Seva Sangh features in Big B’s KBC
Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) had done an episode for Shoshit Seva Sangh. A student of the fully free English medium residential school for the musahar children, Manoj Kumar shared the hot seat with Manoj Bajpayee, now a famous actor in Bollywood from Bihar.  Big B was moved and was highly appreciative of the project. He has blogged about it and has also written on his facebook (FB -78). To view the episode, click here.

NGO Spotlight Your Impact Since Inception

One of the FGC members hosted a fund raiser for EKAM Foundation, (NGO that provides healthcare to underprivileged in Tamil Nadu). Dr. Sailakshmi’s presentation of Ekam model at the Annual Summit, got a donor to assisting in replicating the model in Maharashatra not only in monetary terms but also in securing permissions from the Govt of Maharashtra. The project will be piloted in Govandi and Kurla. Through the fund raiser we have a commitment of 20 lacs and matching of the same.

Funds Channeled:
Rs. 15 cr channeled

No. of NGOs supported:
Over 30 NGOs

No. of beneficiaries:
7000 impacted

Anya, daughter of a Singapore based donor championed a visit to Salaam Baalak Trust. It was a day full of fun, laughter and games. There were 6 volunteers and 90 children who played 2 games and then indulged in a yummy McDonalds treat. The excitement was then followed by a discussion between the volunteers who were of age group 7 – 17. Discussing their experiences of volunteering the team tried to motivate each other and 2 young girls were really motivated to start volunteering on weekends. Chatterjee Girls All fun