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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.

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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: h2hdelhi@gmail.com

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Arpan, an NGO operating in the field of innovative education, is seeking volunteers for its charity fashion show and art education projects

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Arpan is a 2006 Registered Trust, which is actively  operating in the field of innovative education.

They started providing free tuition in various slums of Delhi and today they are reaching 500 children within the age group of 7-­17 years of age.  Their primary focus area has been to use education as a tool for the holistic development of each child. 

They use performing and visual arts for Life Skills training.
They are on a mission to take positive role models to the doorstep of each child existing in challenging situations, such as the urban slums, shelter homes and children on the streets.
They use theatre, painting, storytelling, movies, interactive games and wall painting to fulfill their mission.

Arpan have been mindful to keep their reach all inclusive; they are targeting children with special needs, children from disadvantaged socio-­economic strata and children in mainstream schools as well.

Through constructive ‘play’ activities they want to bring in much-needed behavioural change, empower children to understand and deal with various issues concerning them and in turn make them active change agents for the future.

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These are our major projects that Arpan is currently running :

1) Rainbow town : They are running this project in an urban slum community in R.K.Puram, New  Delhi, where they provide art therapy to children and training children in various life skills.  .

2) Eco legends is a project in a public school, to train children in  green living; this also uses tools like art and craft.


3) Count me in : This project is aimed to help visually impaired children in one of the schools in Andh Vidyalaya; here they provide life skills through performing arts like story telling, and theatre.

Arpan is seeking volunteers to help out with all these educational art projects. For details on how you can take part and spend time educating children through these creative projects, please write directly to Arpan. (Email details below.)

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Arpan is planning to hold a Charity fashion show to raise funds and awareness and seeking volunteers who can organize and participate.  Anyone interested should contact Arpan directly, by writing to Sneha Thakur: sneha.thakur710@gmail.com


All funds  raised will help support the child education projects operated by the NGO.


For further details kindly have a look at their website, their Facebook page and/or their blog.

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Socially responsible enterprises provide sustainable travel opportunities in Phnom Penh

 

Daughters of Cambodia is a faith-based group of non profit social enterprises operating in Phnom Penh with the sole purpose of offering a new life of freedom to victims of sex-trafficking and sex-exploitation in Cambodia.
Daughters has several small businesses to provide jobs and training to girls who leave the sex industry. Their businesses are fair trade, where they provide higher salaries than in other comparable businesses in Cambodia and good working conditions.

1.Social Cafés to empower women

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Dining with a purpose !

Sugar ‘n Spice Cafés are fully-operational restaurants offering a delicious range of foods sure to please any palate. But more than that, their cafés are vocational training centers, where girls who have been trafficked into Cambodia’s murky sex industry can start a new life. Central to Daughters’ mission is the provision of alternative employment for victims of sex trafficking. Their restaurants provide fair-trade jobs while producing an income stream that is reinvested in Daughters’ programs.

2. Charity Shop for a social travel : Daughters’ Boutique

 

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The Daughters of Cambodia Boutique is the perfect showcase to purchase beautiful gifts that not only delight but also change lives. On display you will find fashion accessories including jewelry, scarves and bags, children’s toys, men’s products, T-shirts, and home décor.

Every item sold in the Daughters’ Boutique is produced by young women and men who were formerly trafficked into the sex industry are able to start a new life.

Daughters of Cambodia prioritize fair-trade conditions in all their businesses; clients are paid equitable salaries and have working conditions that promote health and welfare, along with a large number of free supplementary services.

3.Social Guesthouse for a sustainable tourism : White Linen Guesthouse

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In White Linen Guesthouse, you can rest assured in the knowledge that your stay is exploitation free and that you are even helping victims of trafficking to start dreaming again.
These comfortable lounges, common kitchens and flexible booking options from single suites to entire floors, make White Linen a convenient choice for families and groups, while our complimentary breakfasts cooked just for you and our breezy balconies are welcoming for vacationers and couples.

Here you can travel and help at the same time !

4.Social Spa : Hands’n Feet Spa

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Weary travelers in need of relaxation will find just what they’re looking for at our Hands ‘n Feet Spa for women. Hands ‘n Feet Spa offers an array of massage treatments specializing in techniques for hands, feet, head and shoulders. For women looking to add some sparkle to their look, the spa also offers manicure and pedicure treatments, including intricate, hand-painted nail designs, at unbeatable prices.

A registered Canadian massage therapist trained all of their spa staff, and is evident in the staff’s professionalism and techniques. Just a 30-minute session in their gifted hands will leave you refreshed, restored and re-energized, to get up and go again.

For more information about Daughters of Cambodia, click here  and follow them on Facebook !

You can also send an e-mail to Erin Foley at communications@daughtersofcambodia.org !

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Charity shop supporting Tibetan refugees

 

Lha Charitable Trust operates Lha Tibet Fair Trade Pvt.ltd (LTFT) which is registered with the government of India’s ministry of corporate affairs under the company’s act of 1956, selling Tibetan handicrafts and souvenirs. It’s objectives are i) to generate income for Lha (a charity supporting the Tibetan community – many of whom are refugees) and ii) to operate an ethical business paying Tibetan artists and craftsmen a fair price for their work.

LTFT currently holds a limited quantity of approximately 150 lines of stock ranging from quite high value carpets through to lower cost prayer flags and wall hangings.

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Lha Tibet Fair Trade’s business model is to operate in the wholesale market selling goods to NGOs and other trusted outlets abroad. Secondly, the showroom in LHA’s offices in Mcleod Ganj exhibits the goods for sale and operates a retail outlet.

Lha Charitable Trust is a grassroots, 12AA & 80G non-profit and one of the largest Tibetan social work organizations based in Dharamsala, India. They aim to provide vital resources for Tibetan refugees, the local Indian population, and people from the Himalayan regions. Lha plays a crucial role in facilitating the transition of Tibetan refugees from their homeland to the Indian community by providing long-term rehabilitation and education resources.

For more information please visit the following link http://www.lhasocialwork.org/about-us.html

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Solidarity gifts and souvenirs at Santushti

Created by the Children of Naz, discover a variety of bespoke products which embody the spirit of young people who have soared above adversity.

From garments to art work and even home decoration, these designs symbolize the love, courage, hopefulness and colour which fills the lives of these extraordinary children.

The products are available at Art Indus in the Santushti Complex in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi (open Mon-Sat from 11am – 6pm).

For more information contact the Naz Foundation: naz@nazindia.org.

Tel.: +91 11-26883738

http://www.nazindia.org/

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Fair trade gifts, clothes, accessories and home deco

By purchasing your souvenirs, clothing items, home deco, fashion accessories or gifts from the MESH boutique, you will help support disabled people and leprosy sufferers across India to be rehabilitated and become self-sufficient.

From wonderful weaved bags to beautifully designed garments, as well as gifts, souvenirs, home decoration and toys, MESH has a wide variety of products available. Ensure your purchases make a real difference and positive impact on society…

MESH works with approximately 700 artisans with disabilities or affected by leprosy, in 37 producer groups across 12 Indian states; selling their products from two shops in India, in Delhi and Hyderabad.

The Delhi shop is situated in Uday Park, (5, Local Shopping Centre), which is very near South Extension and Defence Colony.
Tel. +91 11 26965039/26568048 Email: contact@mesh.org.in www.mesh.org.in

Thank you for your support.

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My Choices Sustainability Store

My Choices is an organization based in India created to give women choices – a choice to live a life free from abuse.

Our mission is to stop domestic violence by training and employing women – PeaceMakers – who work within their community to create meaningful change in victims’ lives. We believe that domestic violence can be stopped.

A PeaceMaker is a local woman who has been trained and equipped by My Choices to work in her community counseling, educating and assisting victims of domestic violence and provide legal guidance if necessary.

The Golconda Sustainability Program started in 2013 in an effort to provide financial stability to the work of My Choices. In the beginning, twenty marginalized women joined the 3-month training in design, color theory and sewing. We now employ more than 26 women, called PeaceCrafters, and continue to grow. For most of these women, this is the first skills training and first paycheck they have every received.

The products you see here are handmade by our PeaceCrafters. 100% of the proceeds go to sustain these women and the services My Choices provides to victims of violence. All our products are made from 100% silk, up-cycled saris.

You can go to www.mychoices.asia to learn more about what we do, meet some of our women and learn how you can help stop domestic violence in India.

Shop Timings:

Monday – Friday
10:00AM – 3:00PM
(Shop occasionally opened for groups upon request)

Online Store Coming soon!

My Choices Sustainability Shop Address :

# 9-10-68/A/21/1, Resham Bagh,

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, 500008

Contact no: +91 7207545566 , +91 9948297972

Golconda Directions:

• Approach Golonda via 7 Tombs Road

• Enter Golconda via Fort Road

• Take your first right

• Building is a few meters down the lane on the right (look for a faded Joyce Meyer Ministries Sign and big black gate)

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