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Education

  • In last 25 years more than 3000 children were motivated and enrolled in municipal schools.
  • More than 50 children appeared and passed S.S.C. exam, successfully.
  • Seven children passed for 12th exam and two completed graduation. One girl is undergoing M.S.W. course.
  • The sponsorship programme started with National Sponsorship Council and individual sponsors helped more than 1000 children received educational material, festival dresses, shoes, umbrella, raincoats, school fees and tuition class fees.
  • One girl, presently in MSW 2nd year (first girl from community to reach Post Graduation level). She is our beneficiary since Balwadi.
  • Mr. Salman Sayyad is doing his commerce graduation in the school run by Navneet Education Trust. He was selected as CR for his class.
  • In 2012-13, 209 (Haji Ali- 40, Elphinstone Road-90, Mumbai Central-79) children were attending 7 different municipal schools. Twenty two children were attending night schools.
  • In 20014 five girls from the centre were provided with Education sponsorship.

Healthcare

  • Regular medical check-ups, timely intervention through CHILDLINE, and monitory assistance in emergency cases, such as heart surgeries, brain surgeries and the premature delivery of the beneficiary’s mother has improved the health status of a considerable number of children.
  • A medical camp for street children of Mumbai Central was organized with the help of Nagari Seva Probodhini in the month of June 2012. 113 children benefited from this camp.
  • Child Health Cooperative (CHC) has become an interesting resource for children to gain awareness and services for their health issues.
  • A session by the Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) was organized for CDK Members of Haji Ali and RTO Gully branches on 19th August, 2014. The topic of the session was Reproductive Health of Adolescents. A group of 21 children attended the meeting.
  • FPAI organized a health camp for women on 11th September, free of cost, and a medical camp for children in the age group of 9 to 18 years, on 16th September, 2014 by charging Rs. 30/- per child.
  • 86 women and 27 children benefitted from the health check-up camps during the years 2014-15.

Rescue Operations

  • In last 25 years, with the help of CHILDLINE project, more than 1000 children were rescued from harmful work conditions and domestic violence.
  • During 2012-13, 400 cases were handled by Hamara Foundation CHILDLINE collaborative organization. Cases related to medical conditions, shelter, missing, restoration, emotional support & guidance were resolved.
  • A total no. of 481 cases were handled by Hamara Foundation CHILDLINE collaborative organization in the year 2014-2015.

Skills Training

  • In last 25 years, nearly 2000 children attended skills and vocational training like Driving, Retailing, Housekeeping, Kitchen preparation, Basic Computer, Beautician, Mehendi, Tailoring ,Motor mechanics –(two wheeler/four wheeler) which helped them secure job prospects.
  • Children participate in competitions organized by academic institutions, corporations and NGOs for dance, drawing and painting, skits, sports etc. and win prizes, which has brought about a positive trend in their lives and inspired them to utilize their time more productively.
  • Children also participated in programs like Traffic Control Volunteers Program and Road Safety that helped them understand the importance of safety on the streets.
  • The cricket team of Hamara Foundation won “Friendship Cup” for two years consecutively in 2003 and 2004 from Larson and Toubro Co.
  • In 2012-13, 17 children underwent vocational training programmes under the guidance of reputed companies such as Hotel Indigo, ONGC, CASP, HCG, Mahalaxmi Hotel and Kotak Mahindra Education Trust.
  • During 2012-13, fifty women were involved in IGP - income generation programs which initially started with 6- 10 women. Wages of approximately Rs. 40,000/- a month were distributed. Girls of the community improved in skills training, tailoring, mehendi, imitation jewellery making and fabric painting.
  • Studio Pepe Heykoop was started by Mr. Pepe Heykoop in Amsterdam, a Dutch Designer and cousin of Ms. Laurien, Founder of Tiny Miracles Foundation. Through his association with Tiny Miracles Foundation, he taught women to make products which are designed by him namely paper vases, matka vases, leather lamps, etc. 13802 paper vases were produced and exported to different places like Holland, Australia, Germany and Japan. Women earned in the range of Rs. 700 to 8000 per month .
  • During 2014-15, thirty one children were trained in different skills such as tailoring, fabric painting, mehndi, beautician and computer skills as well.

Placements

  • Vocational training for children above 18 years helped them secure jobs as Kitchen Preparation Assistant , Counter sales person, Drivers, Electricians, Plumbers, Construction workers, Construction Contractors, Beauticians, Mehendi Artists, ,Motor mechanics and Housekeepers. 100 boys were helped to get suitable jobs.

Social Skills

  • In 2013, twenty six girls of the age group 13 to 22 years formed a group named "Tamanna." They are actively involved in the developmental activities of Hamara Chota Gram.
  • For the first time in the history of Pardeshi community, located at Foras Road, women united and demanded that the community leaders do something. They convinced the community leaders to build a structure above the mandir located in the middle of the community, which could be used to hold IGP meetings.
  • Widows getting remarried, girls and boys reached higher secondary/ degree level, reduced tobacco consumption, improved Personal hygiene & community cleanliness, 2 girls going for professional dance and 4 girls undergoing karate course are some of the positive social impacts of HCG project.

Recreation

  • Festivals and days of national importance such as Republic Day, Independence Day, Diwali, Holi and Moharram are celebrated with children with cultural programs, fun and sweets at all the centres.
  • From 6th to 10th May 2013, a summer camp for girls was conducted in SNDT Juhu campus. Twenty nine girls from Haji Ali, Mumbai Central and Elphinstone road centres participated in the camp.
  • On 11th December 2012, children went to see the cricket match between D. Y. Patil Team and the National Team of Netherlands at D.Y. Patil Stadium, New Mumbai. They enjoyed the match thoroughly.
  • Children participated in Inter NGO Football competition on 13 October 2013. Team of nine children played well.

Achievements of Hamara Foundation

  • U.G.C. Award for best film in the social sciences category based on the organization in two parts – Give us our childhood back and Ray of Hope by Educational Media Research Centre (EMRC) Pune University and the Award to Prof. Asha Rane for “Content Expert” of these two films in 1998.
  • Social Impact Certificate by S.P. Jain Management and Research Institute (SPJMRI) Mumbai ,2006
  • Priyadarshini Award for Social service, 2010.
  • Business Excellence Award from Tata Housing Development Company for Best NGO Partner for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013.
  • The Head master of Gokahle Road Municipal School appreciated the efforts of the organization - due to personal attention from the teacher, children studied well and their attendance in the school considerably increased.