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Tulip Telecom celebrates Joy of Giving!

To celebrate the Joy of Giving week, Tulip Telecom Ltd. decided to do something for a good cause. They approached Saath to help them realize their ideas. During one week employees of Tulip Telecom collected items like toys, clothes, packaged dry food and stationery for Saath’s Child Friendly Spaces for child-labourers (CFS). The collection was a succes and resulted in a station car stuffed with useful items! In total 250 children will be supplied with packaged dry food, slates, penboxes and books.

Last Tuesday a group of Tulip Telecom visited the CFS in Behrampura to distribute some of the collected goods to the children. The rest will be distributed among the remaining 7 CFS centres in the Ahmedabad Area.

On behalf of the children of the CFS we’d like to give a big thank you to the people from Tulip Telecom Ahmedabad!

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If you would like to organize a similar event or if you have other ideas to support one of our programmes, please contact the RDC unit at rdc@saath.orgor give us a call (079 26929827)
Financial donations are also welcome ofcourse! Visit our pledgepage at GiveIndia. Until the 20th of October, we will receive a matching grant for your donation!

Support My School

We would like to share this email with you that we received recently from the Support My School Team. Together we are making a difference in creating access to education for all in happy and healthy surroundings!

Subject: A Big Thank You from the Support My School Team

Dear Saath,

The promise we made to ourselves and the nation on the 24th January 2011 is bearing fruits thanks to your faith in us. We believe that every child must have an opportunity to study in a healthy and happy surrounding. The “Coca-Cola NDTV Support My School Campaign” (SMS) wants to give the children of India the access to education in surroundings that assures progress as well as promotes health and well being. Our partners UN Habitat, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, Pearson Foundation and Sulabh International are helping us take this campaign to 100 schools across India thereby impacting the lives of over 50,000 children. The aim is also to develop model schools, which would then impact the way education is imparted in India and become powerful tools of social change.

Since the launch on 24th Jan, SMS has made a lot of progress. CAF team has already identified 100 schools, done their need assessment and finalized the proposals. CAF has also identified the implementing NGOs for each of these schools. Revitalization work of 2 pilot schools got completed by Feb’ 2011. The work in 24 other schools in Haryana, M.P. and Gujarat has started since April, and soon these schools will assume the stature of model schools. Partners are ready to start the work in the other schools as well. Saath is working in Ahmedabad with 8 schools – urban, rural, government and private schools. You can check out the schools on the site.

Much more information on this campaign is available on this website.

Warm regards,

The Support My School Team

Support SAATH this Holiday

Dear Friends:

SAATH is part of GiveIndia.org’s US 15K End-of-Year Challenge. This holiday, remember the 46.5 million Indians living in slums, and your donation is eligible for a match from GiveIndia.org.

Support SAATH through GiveIndia.org this holiday.

Many times, issues like persistent, extreme poverty seem insurmountable to us.  But the smallest gifts can make the biggest difference. For the 25 percent of urban Indians living on less than $15 per month, a gift of $15 is an investment in a family or person living in extreme poverty. With just $15, you can empower someone to start their own business venture; seek out new forms of employment; or to overcome their disability or disease. Our service users in slum areas pay a token fee for the services we provide. The rest is underwritten by donors like you.

Gifts from US-based donors who utilize GiveIndia.org to make a donation to SAATH between Dec. 15 and 31 are eligible for a match of up to $3,000!

Poverty estimates based on Tendulkar Poverty Report (2009).

Congrats, Rajubhai!

On November 6, 2009, SAATH Founder and Managing Trustee, Rajendra Joshi, was named the Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year [2009]. Along with Brij Kothari of PlanetRead in Mumbai and Padmanabha and Rama Rao of RIVER in Andhra Pradesh, Rajubhai was honored at the India Economic Summit in New Delhi on November 8.

Rajubhai receiving SEY Award

Rajendra Joshi receives the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009.

The trustees, staff and communities of SAATH want to extend their heartfelt thanks to our supporters who have made this honor possible. We’re here because of you.

From the Press Release: 

Rajendra Joshi, Saath (http://www.saath.org), Ahmedabad

Today, more than 60 million people live in slums across India, lacking access to healthcare, education, employment and housing. In 1989, Rajendra Joshi developed Saath, which uses public-private partnerships to improve the lives of over 40,000 people per year. In 2009, Saath’s employment programmes with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation placed 8,000 slum residents in jobs at firms like Tata Indicom and Kotak Mahindra. Its Slum Networking Program has improved the physical infrastructure of 6,000 households while its four Urban Resource Centers in Ahmedabad have given 22,000 slum households access to microfinance accounts, insurance packages, preventive and natal healthcare, and pre-school education.

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