Activities of Saanidhaanam


A)Annual Fund Raising Activity:-

Students from schools have raised funds to support our cause.

We are grateful to the parents, staff and students of the following schools -

We believe that the world is interconnected and it is our social responsibility to help one another, particularly those who are at the bottom of the ladder. This requires innovation, creativity and an open space for people to learn and share. Our vision is to help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in rural India one family at a time.


Beacon High, Khar, Mumbai

2.Learners Academy, Bandra west, Mumbai

3.JB Vacha, Dadar Mumbai

4.Christ Church, Byculla, Mumbai

5.Guru HarkishanDas, Santacruz, Mumbai

6.P.G. Garodia, Ghatkopar, Mumbai

7.Rajhans School, Andheri West, Mumbai


B) Event :–

The first fund raising event was held on 16th March 2019 when Mr and Mrs Dhruv Jain invited the Saanidhaanam team at their 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Juhu Club. The couple pledged all their cash gifts received in aid of Saanidhaanam and spoke about the venture to all the guests. Team Saanidhaanam is grateful to Mr and Mrs Jain for their kind and emotional gesture.


C) Crowd Funding  on Milap.org was launched and Rs 68000/- has been raised till date through this online site. (http://milap.org/funfraisers/build-saanidhaanam


Pre Launch Meet

Pre Launch Meet was organized on 15th June 2019 at Hotel Siddharth, SV Road, Bandra West, Mumbai for all persons with disabilities and their parents. The invitation for this pre launch was circulated to all stakeholders through Social Media and it received good response from the community.

Fifty people were present at the pre Launch meet, which included persons with disabilities, parents of persons with disabilities and professionals working in the field of disability. Among those present were Ms Priya Dutt Roncon, former MP , Ms Ketna Mehta, founder Trustee NINA Foundation, Mrs Meenakshi Balasubraminum Founder Trustee MDA Foundation, Ms Ritika Shahani, Founter Trustee Trinayani, Dr Anoo Bhopti Occupational Therapist, Lartrobe University, Australia and Activist Neenu Kewlani and Sunita Sancheti


Mrs Priya Dutt Roncon inaugurated the session by lighting the lamp and unveiling the 3D model of the Home. She gave the inaugural message, appreciating and congratulating the team for their efforts and setting up this much required service.

Programm

10.30 am to 10.45 am Registration and breakfast --
10.45 am to 10.50 am Lighting of the lamp Dignitaries
10.50 am to 10.55 am Welcome note Sangeeta Jagtiani Vaswani
10.55am to 11.05 am Universal Perceptions on Disability issues Dr Anoo Bhopti, Lecturer Occupational Therapy, Latrobe University, Australia
11.05 am to 11.15 am Need of the hour Ms Ketna Mehta, Founder Nina Foundation
11.15 am to 11.35 am Birth of Saanidhaanam Shobha Sachdev & Sangeeta Jagtiani Vaswani
11.35 am to 11.55 am Introduction to the TAC committee Sumeet Kataria
11.55 am to 12. 20 pm Progress and Facilities Shobha Sachdev and Sumeet Kataria
12.20 noon am to 12.30 pm Sustainability Sumeet Kataria
12.30 pm to 1.00 pm Open forum Dignitaries
1.00 pm to 1.10 pm Session wrap up Ritika Sahni, Founder Trinayani foundation
1.10 pm to 1.15pm Vote of Thanks Aarya Kataria
1.15pm Lunch --

Responses


1)Sibbling and Professional

Rekha Balki (Has a sibling with Cerebral Palsy and mahages the NGO - Reach Out . Rekhaji after the Pre launch meet said in a nutshell this is what I have had something like Saanidhaanam on my mind always and now can see it happening........Truly the need of now and future which will destress many. I can visualise many more branches of Saanidhanam comingup in the near future…Saanidhaanam 2,3,4......

2)Parent and Professional

Meenakshi Balasubramanium, Founder Trustee MDA Foundation said that “It was my pleasure to see our dream of a GODS' village taking shape”

3)Parent

Ashwini, Prachiti's mother said “its pleasure being with such beautiful people .Is their any kind of hope for me.that I can put prachiti in your residential home? As a single parent I need some support from all of you kind & big heart people. Its not only your project , its ours also.”

4)PWD Activities

Manju Utanchandani, an activist PWD expressed herself by saying “I feel Saanidhaanam is a dream of all of us with disabilities and we are grateful to you for making this happen. It's our project as well!”