Monday, March 17, 2008

‘Save the Sight’ project to be launched today


Belgaum: The National Association for Blind (NAB)-India and “Ankur” a project of Mumbai-based Somaiya Trust, in association with the Belgaum-based KLES Prabhakar Kore Hospital will commission “Save the Sight” project here on Monday.

Announcing this here on Sunday, Cdr. (retd.) Kailash Girwalkar, Director, Blindness Prevention Project of Somaiya Trust, said the objective of the project was to propagate the programme on prevention and curing potential blindness among young children in association with the NAB, an international organisation working for the welfare of the blind all over the world.

The KLES Hospital has come forward to take up the project “Ankur” for implementation in Belgaum, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Dharwad and Gadag districts.

Various international, national and State-level non-governmental organisations, self-help groups, particularly women SHGs, will be involved for effective implementation of the project. That apart, several other hospitals, corporate house and industrial establishments, including sugar factories will be involved in the project.

Under the project, the NAB will provide technical assistance, guidance and support, even as voluntary services from all social and philanthropic institutions, individuals will be taken.
Financial support from sugar factories will be availed of as every sugar unit have set up Community Social Responsibility fund for welfare measures in their jurisdiction. The factories would be urged to adopt at least 10 villages for implementation of the project in their jurisdiction, he said.

Cdr. Girwalkar said the need for taking up the project was felt considering the alarming level of blindness in the country.

Of the 37 million people with visual impairment in the world, 15 million are found in India, of which rural India accounts for 80 per cent.

In India, a child goes blind every four minutes, even as more than 3.20 lakh children suffer from avoidable blindness, he said.

Friday, March 14, 2008

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Monday, March 10, 2008

March month Team meeting on 09th Mar 2008

Dear All,

We had our monthly Team meeting on 09th Mar 2008.

  1. During this meeting we disussed following points,
  2. Asking for updates from each member about there assigned task status
  3. Suggestions
  4. Issues
  5. New task assigning

Here is a brief update on all the tasks which were assigned to Vvolunteers,

  1. First register our NGO officially - By this month's 16th we are registering our NGO
  2. Rural development work - Collecting information about one particular village like basic facilities like Transport, road, schools, water, sanitation awareness, spreading awareness about ISD, AIDS, Bird Flu etc - This year on Woman’s day Karnataka Govt has decided to start E-Mahile scheme to help Rural women. For more info see the URL
  3. We found one student who wants to seek JOC course in DWD so try to collect information about that student - Collecting more information about the same
  4. Plantation information like planting new trees around Ring road in Bangalore, identify one village in North Karnataka and do plantation there (Vanamahostava type) - We are contacting various Horticulture departments & private companies for free tree plantation & maintaining those trees.
  5. Contacting with BMTC officials for bus shelters in & around ring road - Contacted BMTC officialls, they told contact BBMP dept for further assistance, still under progress
  6. Collecting basics of Eye donation information (Contact info, Forms, Procedures), planning for conducting Eye donation camp also - Collected lots & lots information about Eye donation. Our Vvolunteers visited Narayana Netralaya for getting more information. Most of the Vvolnteers have filled the Eye donation form. But that is not all, only we have finished 1% of the task. We need to make sure that our Eye’s are donated to needy people only. Also we are planning to conduct Eye donation camp in North Karnataka
  7. Get more information about Deshpande foundation - Filled the application form sent by Deshpande Foundation, waiting for the reply from there side
  8. Collecting more information about people who needs helps like in cases of accidents (Blood donation, moneywise help etc) - Vvolunteers are actively collecting information from Radio, TV, News papers etc
  9. Getting more information about Belgaum, Hubli & Dwd for the current ongoing developmet projects, pending projects, promote IT companies to start investing in these areas. -Already started this task, we are maintaining one Blog to update daily news from Hubli-Dharwad & Belgaum please visit URL

New tasks takem up by the Vvolunteers,

  1. Visited Mahila Mattu Makkala Abhivrudhi sangh, Dharawad, collected information - Once the task is in progress will update you all.
  2. We will create our own website for updating all the information apart from our Blog.