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Bengaluru: Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

Volunteers and cricketing gear

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled in association with Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) will host the 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket Tournament for the Blind between 26 November and 11 December 2016. CABI has pioneered cricket for the blind in India, providing impetus to the dreams of millions of visually impaired cricketers in India by organizing, state, zonal, national and international tournaments in India. It has enabled an important platform for the social and physical development of the visually impaired as well as employment opportunities through cricket. cricketttttt The association requires the support of volunteers for the 2nd T20 World Cup which will witness the participation of teams from 10 nations. On field activities, escorting of players, assistance with events are a few of the services requested from volunteers. Any donations in kind towards cricketing gear will also be greatly appreciated. Duration of volunteer service - 26th November to 11th December 2016.   Contact details: Address: Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled 39, 15th Cross, 16th Main, Sector 4, HSR Layout, Bengaluru - 560102, Karnataka, India. Contact person: Sithara Medappa Telephone: (+91) 9449864687 Email: For more information, please visit the following    Samarthanam or CABI logooooooo   logoooooo

Soulcial Hindi classes in South Dehli

Soulcial Hindi classes starting soon in South Delhi

Soulcialtravel is pleased to partner with Hindi teacher Amit Kaushik to provide Hindi language classes that will make a real difference.  You can help others while you learn...

At least 20% and up to 40%, depending on the number of students, of the proceeds of the classes will be donated to a charity for disabled people in Delhi (details upon request). Classes cost between  Rs400 and Rs 500 per hour, depending on group sizes. Groups will be no more than 6 people.

Amit provides Hindi classes specifically armed at Foreigners & New residents Indians, from a beginner to an advanced level. He will make it easy for you to understand, speak, read & write in Hindi.

Let us know your level and preferred days by completing this 3 question survey and we'll get back to you with details of the courses. (

Classes will start soon in November and will take place at the Chill and Chai coffee shop, situated in Khoj Arts Institute, S-17, Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar (opposite Select City Walk, Saket).


For further information please write to us at

India, New Delhi : Hand 2 Hand Home of Grace

Hand 2 Hand Home of Grace

There are a large number of under privileged communities struggling to survive in flimsy make-shift shelters, which offer only minimal protection against the harsh climatic conditions in Delhi. Disease is rife and this is exacerbated by severe malnutrition. Children, like their parents, have little or no opportunities for education and many spend their days scavenging and aimlessly roaming the streets. Hand2Hand Home of Grace’s mission is to help the Under Privileged Children and their communities in New Delhi achieve a secure and sustainable future by addressing the root causes of their poverty and ill-health through a range of education and health-based projects currently being done at the operational Day Care Center in Nebsarai, New Delhi. hand2hand

Hand2Hand operates a day care service with an emphasis on health & education for children, whose families cannot provide them with proper care given their financial situation. These families, for a variety of reasons, are now desperate. Their children cannot be sent to school or fed properly given their parents' meagre wages.

The families have asked for help to take care of the children and provide them with a basic preschool education.

Some of them are still too small or not ready for school, but they have their own teacher who comes every morning to conduct a Montessori class. For one hour, they play with building block games and other exciting manual activities. They have a dedicated nap time every day to recover from the activities. A lot of focus and attention is given to their health condition & hygiene. The children are also given three healthy nutritious meals each day.

Hand2Hand also have an "EMPOWERMENT SHOPPE" project where hand woven products and crocheted products made by the Under Privileged Mothers they serve are sold and part of an Income Generation Program for them.

You can help.

Whether by volunteering to help at the centre or by donating much needed clothes (especially winter clothes) or books, the support is much needed and appreciated.

Please contact them and ask how or tell them how you would like to help.

You can also visit their Facebook page.

Address: Hand2Hand Home of Grace, Khasra 117/3, Second Floor, Nebsarai, New Delhi – 110068

Contact – 9654099998 Email:

JAGRITI: Residential centre that provides education and healthcare for abandoned girls

JAGRITI - Residential centre that provides education and healthcare for abandoned girls

Despite a few health issues off late, the 22 children at this centre are doing well. They are eagerly waiting for their two new computers! CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS They are looking for volunteers who can organise activities on the weekends (afternoon) and especially during Indian school holidays. If interested, please contact :

SHAKTI SHALINI: A centre for receiving and training domestic violence victims

SHAKTI SHALINI – A centre for receiving and training domestic violence victims.

Three measures have been allotted to the fight against domestic violence. The first is in the form of an emergency centre for women who call 181, the second is a temporary reception centre at Nehru Marg, Pehchan, and the third is a training centre that aims at preventing violence. Women, children, and teenagers from the neighbourhood go there for training and private lessons – the perfect opportunity to talk to them about non-violence. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS They require teachers for English, sewing, computers, and those who can help with private lessons in the afternoon. If interested, please contact :

THE SHELTER : Residential centre that provides education and healthcare for abandoned children

THE SHELTER - Residential centre that provides education and healthcare for abandoned children.

The Shelter currently needs more volunteers.

Sandra, the founder and head of the home where she raises and cares for 20 abandoned children, needs help in the morning and after 16:00, especially for adolescent girls (13-17 years).   Volunteers are required as soon as possible, and of course during Diwali holidays. The Shelter is located in the district of Gurgaon. If you want to volunteer there, please contact Nicolas Sokoloff