Projects

Ammucare is a platform for selfless service for uplifting the helpless and needy. Also, the mission of Ammucare is to empower generations beyond the boundaries of caste, creed, communities, cultures, colours, religion and deliver stability, hope and well-being. Through all the projects or seva activities, ACT is selflessly committed to social service in India.

Our core areas of activity include the following:

  • Mohanji Ka Aangan (Learning centre for 120 underprivileged children in Jammu, Pune and Delhi)
  • Blood Donations for Thalassemia patients
  • Blanket distribution
  • Skill and empowerment workshop
  • Supporting specially challenged children
  • ACT to Stop Hunger: Feeding the poor on the street
  • ACT Fast ACT Now : Relief operations, disaster management
  • Supporting underprivileged by providing basic needs
  • Sponsoring education & health care to the needy.

Aangan February 2019

25 Feb: Jammu Aangan:

On the auspicious occasion of Mohanji’s birthday, the team had organised a dance party for children alongwith a cake cutting and burger party.Finally, we distributed cardboard, pens and pencils for the examinations. The kids had a great time.

27 Feb: Bangalore Aangan:

Mohanji Ka Aangan celebrated Mohanji’s Birthday with great fervour and enthusiasm with the Aangan kids. Its our great pleasure and honour  that we had Mrs. Vandita Sharma, IAS Officer, Principal Secretary, Government of Karnataka, as our Chief Guest for the occasion. 
She belongs to the 1986 Karnataka Cadre of Indian Administrative Service and has served in various departments such as Tourism, Education, Women & Child Development Department, Rural Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, etc. We also had to our utmost pleasure and joy, Kesavan Namboodiri, Chief Advisory for Ammucare, and also Mohanji’s Father, and Smt.Sridevi Namboodiri, Mohanji’s Mother.

The event started with a welcome speech inviting the guests on stage and honouring them. Post which Smt. Vandita Sharma spoke a few words, of how happy she was to see such a project being undertaken by Ammucare. She wished Ammucare and the kids the best and also extended her full support in any which way for the betterment of the kids and their future. She emphasised on overall and holistic development of the kids which she feels will go a long way in making this world a better place to live in. There were various cultural programs by the kids which included singing, dancing, showcasing their yoga skills too.

Finally we cut a cake and distributed the same alongwith  icecreams, juice and snacks to the kids and all those who were present on the occasion. The kids were given Aangan T-shirts which they gleefully accepted and would be wearing the same for all future events.

We all left the venue fully satisfied for this beautiful venture taking shape in a most profound manner. We wish success to all the kids of our Aangan and may they grow to be responsible and self sufficient generation to come.

February 2019 Activities

2 Feb:

"Natural acts of Kindness and Compassion truly make us human." - Mohanji

ACT volunteer Kanika Gupta alongwith her spouse Sachin Gupta distributed delicious hot kheer and food on a cold day in Jammu.

3 Feb:

On receiving biscuits, the monkeys' faces are lit with glee;
Hunger is the same for all, you see.

Kudos to the Jammu team of volunteers.

5 Feb:

Every night, Nanda, our volunteer from Hyderabad feeds stray dogs. She has 6 - 8 regular and lovable visitors.

8 Feb:

Mumbai's Roti Ghar:

These kids never fail to amaze us.

Each visit makes us realize to be grateful for what we have and to keep the warmth of kindness and compassion always kindled in our hearts.

9 Feb:

Volunteers from Ammucare Kolkata team visited an animal shelter and distributed rotis, jaggery, carrots, cabbage etc for the cows and biscuits for the dogs. 
Some animals are seriously ill with cancer and skin ailments. Many have been abandoned.

"The animals also need our attention and love. It was a heartwarming experience." says our volunteer SunitaMadan.

10 Feb:

Annadaan by Team Mumbai:

10 kgs of rice, potatoes, onions was distributed by the volunteers to the street dwellers. The people were very happy to receive it.
This seva was being done near a Masjid and the best part was that some men came out of the Masjid to help our volunteer, MeetaSahai, with the distribution.

12 Feb:

ACT angel from Hyderabad, AdityaNagpal, has been a caring son for an aged blind couple who live alone, abandoned by family.
They were treated for their wounds at Gandhi Govt Hospital. An ambulance was booked to and fro since the lady was heavily sedated. Medicines have also been provided as prescribed by the Dr.

They need love. They need care. They need constant medical support. If you would to contribute, a noble deed is just a click away:

http://bit.ly/ammucare

15 Feb:

On 15 Feb 2019, teachers of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga, along with Devi Mohan, Global President of ACT Foundation and Soma Seal, President of Ammucare Charitable Trust in India, join hands in a beautiful service initiative at the school for children with speech and hearing impairment in Shirdi. It was a great blessing for the teachers of HSTY to experience the joy of Karma Yoga during Yoga Teacher Training.
In line with the policy of ACT to hand over the donation directly into the hands of the recipient, food supplies for several weeks, love and joy were shared with the children.
Their joy was enhanced by a loving interaction with the ForeignchiPatlin (Marathi movie in which Devi Mohan acted in 2008, which is continuously played on local TV channels) heroine and a scene from the movie was played in the school to celebrate that moment.
Overall, the experience was overwhelmingly beautiful and loving.

17 Feb:

Jammu volunteers seen spreading Love and Sweetness, literally, by distributing halwa to the street dwellers.

18 Feb:

Seva at Sanjay Gandhi Animal Centre, Delhi:

Our volunteers visited the animal shelter on 13th & 17th Feb and shared lots of love and warmth with the stray, sick and injured birds and animals.

We were glad to provide 11 kgsjaggery, 293 kgs of fodder, 4 packs of corns, 4 packs Bajra& 4 kgs grains.

Kudos to our volunteers for the consistent seva at the animal centre - Ruchika Gandhi and Ekta Gandhi. This time they were joined by Sonia Gandhi and GeorgeObeng-Duro, our volunteers from Australia & U.S. respectively.

19 Feb:

"Unite the World with Love, Kindness & Compassion and Companionship" - Mohanji.

ACT angels seen in action at Roti Ghar, Mumbai.

January 2019 Activities

10 Jan 2019:

Would you like to receive manifold in return for what you give? Try being the reason why someone smiles and experience the warmth it brings to your heart.

Our volunteer Kanika Gupta was doing precisely that in Jammu by distributing sweets and savouries ringing in 2019.

Today being her b'day, she ensured she celebrated her special day by doing what she best likes doing - sharing her happiness with the street dwellers by distributing samosas to them.

 

13 Jan 2019:

It was another beautiful day at Thiruvannamalai.
Ammucare in collaboration with Healers without Boundaries distributed hearing aids at an old age home. 
An age when vision and hearing starts failing, the elderly slowly start withdrawing from the society. Sometimes they feel ignored too as they don't see or hear anything. This was the same plight for these people. By getting these devices, they will be able to now enjoy the company of people around. They conveyed their heartfelt gratitude and it was visible in their beaming smiles.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to one and all who contributed towards the same.

 

14 Jan 2019:

Nothing is more appeasing than a hot meal on a cold afternoon. 
Ammucare Kolkata volunteers seen in action distributing a sumptuous lunch pack of puri ,sabzi,peaspulao , dal and besanladoo (sweets) to 100 people.

 

20 Jan 2019: Old age is a testing time. It is when folks are at their most vulnerable and not only do they need love but also support in more ways than one.

We have been serving an old blind couple in Hyderabad for a while now. We intend to shift them to an old age home as their condition is quite bad and it has become impossible to keep them at their home. Enquiries have been made with Ashray Old Age Home in Hyderabad and they are willing to shelter this couple.

The monthly expenses would amount to INR 9000 for their basic needs. Below is the breakdown:

1. Room + Food + Care Taker = INR 6000 per month
2. Miscellaneous (medicines etc.) = INR 3000 per month

They will be provided for much better at an old age home than their home where they live alone. We can make them feel loved, feel wanted with all your support.

Pls help us help them:

If you would like to contribute, a noble deed is just a click away:

bit.ly/ammucare

 

21 Jan 2019: The School Sanitation Project: Latest Updates:

HarishreeVidyaNekethan, a school situated in Kerala, was built from the daily wage savings of local fishermen towards their children's bright future. Their main concern is lack of toilets and they are in the process of constructing the same. The strength of this school is about 60 children. Mr.Ravishankar, a social worker, approached our volunteer Devadasji for assistance from Ammucare.

Ammucare, in keeping with the motto of helping the helpless, readily agreed.
They need 3 toilets - 2 closed toilets for girls & 1 common one for boys. 
The total cost of the project is INR 100,000. 
Ammucare has already disbursed INR 80,000 for the project. The work has commenced on 10th January 2019.

We can definitely make this happen with everyone's support. Pls come forward and donate generously towards the same. Its just a click away: bit.ly/ammucare

 

24 Jan 2019: It was an exciting day when the Ammucare team at Delhi visited Sanjay Gandhi animal care centre and spent quality time with the birds and animals at this rescue shelter.

We always knew parrots loved spice, thanks to the chillies they eat. It was surprising that they also have a sweet tooth. They were seen licking the volunteers' fingers and relishing the jaggery.

240 kgs of cow fodder and 8 kgs of Jaggerywas distributed.

"Another day of peace, silence and calmness sets in as we started to feed these beings. There were moments of bliss while all this was happening through us. Felt abundant love and peace" say our volunteers RuchikaGandhi and SheneBhardwaj.

 

26 Jan 2019: As part of Women Empowerment Initiative, Ammucare team intends to set up a small training and manufacturing unit at village Mohanpur in Jamshedpur. Underprivileged women are being trained to produce fabric based products ensuring they become financially independent,

Our volunteer NikunjNaredi has been spearheading this initiative with all her heart and soul. The ladies here know to have lots of fun while they work too. The women had a fun filled Republic Day celebrations.

 

30 Jan 2019: Irrespective of one's age, Birthday is always a special day. The near and dear ones ensure to make it special in their own ways - with their wishes, gifts and lots of love.

What if the birthday boy / girl took the opportunity to not only make it a special day for themselves but also make it special for others!

That's precisely what our volunteer AdityaNagpal did on his b'day.

With volunteers AdithyaGopi and Neena Reddy R., Hyderabad team of Ammucare distributed biscuits and paid fees of school kids at ChavadiAshram ,Telecom Nagar. 
Also, 100 kgs of rice and 5 ltr oil, was given at Vasanthalipuran orphanage which houses 35 kids.

Makar Sankranthi celebrations

CHENNAI:

As India gears up to celebrate the harvest festival of Sankranthi, the joy of giving was felt by all the ACT members of Chennai. 133 food packets were distributed to the street dwellers. The smiles of gratitude of many spoke volumes.


KOLKATA: Nothing is more appeasing than a hot meal on a cold afternoon.Ammucare Kolkata volunteers seen in action distributing a sumptuous lunch pack of puri , sabzi,peas,pulao , dal and besan ladoo (sweets) to 100 people.


HYDERABAD:


The Ammucare team fanned itself across and did seva of varied kinds at different places at different hours of the day.
Morning: The day was kick started with feeding of birds and cows.Next, they went to Chavadi Ashram, Telecom Nagar and Tapasvi old age home at Dilsukhnagar tooffer 25 kgs of rice each, packs of biscuits and Maggie noodleNoon : The team visited Ashray old age home at Miyapur. Groceries and medicines were distributed to 32 inmates. Since the team is a regular here, they are aware of the ailments of the inmates and the assistance required accordingly. Quite a few of them are diabetic and medical aid is provided to them.
There is a Madarsa at Vanasthalipuram which feeds the poor on a daily basis. The team donated groceries here - 150 kg rava, 5kg sugar, 6 kg toor dal,1 kg tea powder and 5 litres oil. Night: Veg biryani was distributed to 30 street dwellers.
It was a beautiful seva filled day where selfless service was rendered with unconditional love.


BANGALORE:
Phase 1: On the occasion of Makar Sankranthi, the Bangalore team went out at 6 AM to distribute blankets. The early morning temperature in Bangalore has been at an all time low this year. The team split into 2 groups and went in different directions. During the trip, they mostly met cleaning agents of local municipality who were doing their morning chores.  They are the people who keep our neighbourhoods clean but they have constant financial challenge. Also, a carton full of biscuit packets was distributed. We gave them the blankets and packets of biscuits and they were a cheerful pay lot.


Phase 2: The ACT angels at Bangalore regularly visit a rescue home for girls. The joy is explicable
when you see the beaming faces of these children who are living a new lease of life. On the occasion of Makar Sankranthi, groceries were distributed here.

MUMBAI:
Phase 1: Roti Ghar
Their smiles bring smiles on our faces;
The warmth in their hearts spreads to ours too;
The sparkle in their eyes sparks hopes of a better tomorrow;

Their happy faces make one feel as if you gifted the world to them when in reality all we have done
is to ensure the kids' bellies are full for atleast 1 meal of the day.

Phase 2: The team visited an animal shelter called 'Animals Matter To Me'. Around 20 kgs of old
newspaper, 6 kg detergent, 5 litres of disinfectant and old clothes were distributed. Also, the team
distributed rice, biscuits and wafers to street children and women.

Phase 3: Feeding of birds, animals, fish and human beings was done by another team of volunteers.

JAMMU:
Phase 1: Makar Sankrathi celebrations as Jammu:
Biscuits and woollen caps and socks were distributed at a children’s cancer ward;
With every visit, the team strikes a beautiful chord.
A musical programme was organized so we could drive their sorrows down the drain;
They smile despite their pain.
They are battling cancer with an admirable grit;
We sincerely hope and pray that these kids recover soon and become healthy and fit.

Phase 2:

Food was distributed to monkeys and few street dwellers;
Our bit towards ensuring their bellies are fuller.

Compassion is all one needs to spread smiles;
One can feel the LOVE spreading over miles and miles.

All of us can do that one bit towards our planet;
With every ACT of Kindness, we can repay Mother Earth's debt.

 

Christmas Celebrations

DELHI:

ACT angels at Delhi played Santa Claus by fulfilling and catering to the requests at the Sanjay Gandhi animal centre which is a shelter for abandoned and injured animals and birds. 
We were told by a care taker that the cows had not received any food since morning. Arrangements were immediately made for 440 kgs of fodder to be distributed to the hungry souls. 
The caretakers also requested for bajra for the birds. The team ensured provision was made for 50 kgs of bajra to be supplied as requested.

We share the planet with innumerable birds and animals. We intend to support Sanjay Gadhi animal centre in whatever humble ways we can. Your generous contributions can ensure they are cared for too.

 

JAMMU:

 

Phase 1:

At Jammu, ACT volunteers celebrated Christmas by distributing blankets at a children's cancer ward at a hospital. The children who had come for chemotherapy were happy and excited to receive the same.

Phase 2:

The team distributed biscuits, toffees and blankets while one of our volunteers was dressed as Santa Claus.

HYDERABAD:

The ACT angels have been supporting an aged blind couple to meet their requirements for daily sustenance. Groceries and biscuits were provided to them on the eve of Christmas.

Also, the team visited a shelter for the homeless, distributed fruits and spent quality with the children there.

Blanket distribution

For some, winter is all things warm and cozy but for others it's a tough battle for survival. Winter chill brings shrills to people who are forced to live on the streets. ACT angels are out there on the streets every year during the cold nights distributing blankets to the needy. This warm cover of love has helped hundreds of people so far across different locations in India to fight the battle of survival thus touching many hearts with this act of kindness. Ammucare has been helping people living on streets fight winters from more than a decade and will continue to do so.

 

Blanket distribution drive;
Winters, for our friends, to survive.
We can't let the ones on the streets to catch cold;
Warmth will be ensured if they have a blanket to hold.

 

 

CHENNAI:

The ACT angels at Chennai closed the year 2018 with blanket distribution for the homeless. 
This Seva was carried out over a period of 10 days. It was an eventful activity filled with gratitude. 
The key takeaways was one of patience, perseverance and conviction.

 

KOLKATA:

Phase 1:

Volunteers of Ammucare Kolkata visited an orphanage where most of the children were HIV cases. 
It was very touching to see the children perform for the team. . We distributed blankets, biscuits and the famous kolkata rossogolla to all the brave hearts.


Phase 2:

Ammucare Kolkata celebrated Christmas with people if a village in Canning called Himshakhali. They are living in impoverished conditions and deprived of basic necessities. 
Ammucare donated blankets and food to more than 100 people. They were happy as we spent time with them.

JAMMU:

 

ACT volunteers in Jammu spread warmth by distributing blankets to the street dwellers alongwith a food seva of kheer and puri for 90 children.

 

JHANSI:

ACT volunteers distributed blankets to 100 people at the outskirts of Jhansi. 
These people keep moving from one place to another. Army personnel helped the volunteers in ensuring a disciplined distribution. 

BANGALORE:

 

ACT angels at Bangalore were seen spreading smiles and warmth by distributing blankets across areas such as Outer Ring Road, Sarjapur, HSR, Bellandur and KR Market.

It was overwhelming to see the things people resort to in order to keep themselves warm. We are cozily tucked in, in our homes while many out there cover themselves with plastic sheets to beat the cold.

DHAKA:

Spreading smiles and warmth ain't that hard afterall. Just need a heart full of love and compassion.

ACT to stop hunger

ANNADAAN :

Dec 2018: Chennai:

There is no greater joy than in sharing. Sharing love, sharing care, sharing a few kind words.

The Chennai Ammucare team kickstarted the weekend by distributing food to 125 hungry souls.

 

Nov 2018: Dhaka:

"For, it is in giving that we receive".

Dhaka team seen distributing food, fruits, chips, water and Ammucare t-shirts to 50 people.

 

Nov 2018:

Children’s Day celebrations at Bangalore:

Bangalore team of ACT celebrated Diwali and Children's Day by doing Annaadaan. The team was headed by our Former President, Mr. Kesavan Namboodiri, fondly known as Acchhan.

Diwali: Home cooked meal was served to about 80 migrant workers as well as children from the neighbouring villages. These people hail from different parts of the country and strive in Bangalore for their livelihood, It was a small gesture to give them a sense of family and spread the joy of the festive season to those that serve us selflessly all year round.

Children's Day: Snacks boxes were distributed with 20 underprivileged girl. These girls are being trained to get a job so that they can support themselves and their families.
The NGO Life Project For Youth in collaboration with Oditi Boutique helps train the girls.

 

Kochi:

Kochi's Ammucare Team visited Mathrachaya Balabhavan for Children's Day celebration.

“No boy or girl should have to live orphan in India” was the inspiration behind starting this institution.

Ammucare organized magic show for children of Mathrachaya. Around 60 children attended the show. 
Elderly people from an old age home also joined and enjoyed the show.

Children loved the magic show and were beaming with smiles.

ACT angels were very touched when the volunteers at the institution and the children said that everyone who visited them would give them laddoos but no one ever gifted such happiness . The team felt really happy and grateful. 
Food packets comprising of snacks ,sweets and chocolates were also distributed after magic show.

 

 

NOV: Hyderabad:

ACT Hyderabad team visited Chavadi orphanage for boys at Telecom Nagar and spent the day with them. The team requested University of Hyderabad to help us with volunteering and we got a good response.
Annadan was performed and biscuits, Diwali sweets, gift boxes and hygiene kits were distibuted to the 32 kids. 
The university students expresssed their desire in wanting to join us as Volunteers for other activities as well and Dr Rachana guided them towards the same.

We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Jai for organizing, Dr Rachana for sponsoring the event and all the volunteers of University of Hyderabad who made it a grand success.

KERALA FLOOD RELIEF 2018

The southwest monsoons lashed Kerala with incessant torrential rains forcing the authorities to release excess water from most of the dams resulting in flooding of all the major rivers, landslides, loss of hundreds of lives, livestock and property. In response to the grim situation, Ammucare has extensively carried out the relief operation for a period 40 - 45 days and covered 1052 families across Kerala.

Ammucare conducted the relief programme in three phases

1. Instant Relief

Ammucare actively participated in the relief operations from day 1 . Ammucare directly coordinated with Indian Navy and successfully provided instant relief items to people landing at the Naval base after being rescued from various locations. Along with providing instant relief in relief camps, we also supplied ready to eat food items for getting airdropped by Navy at various locations.

Beneficiary – 200 Families

2. Relief by distributing essentials and food items.

Relief Kits comprised of the following:

1. Soap                                    2. Detergent                                  3. Towels                                     4. Plastic mats

5. Sanitary napkins                   6. Bedsheets                                 7. Nighties                                   8. Lungi

9. Toothpaste                          10. Brush                                       11. Oil                                         12. Comb

13. Lentils                               14. Rice                                        15. Spices                                    16. Salt

17. Sugar                                18. Tea powder                              19. Buckets                                  20. Mugs

21. Plastic mats                       22. Cleaning Kits

Location I

Headed by Mr. Kesavan Namboodiri, essentials were distributed to the flood victims. In Palakkad, there were 86 families who are accommodated in a relief camp in a school. Some of them have lost their houses completely.

Beneficiary – 86 Families

Location II

Distribution of essentials to 60 needy families in a badly affected area, Vidakuzha, HMT Colony on the outskirts of Cochin City.

These families had been residing in camps for the last 12 days and were just getting returning to their homes. Cleaning has just been completed.

Beneficiary - 60 families

Location III

Team Ammucare also started distribution in Wayanad where the post flood situation is quite bad. Many daily wage workers have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. First distribution was focussed on 6 families which consists of 30 people altogether.

From mental illness to spinal cord injury, some families do not even know what to do or how to overcome the situation. The Panchayath President and ward members helped the team reach out to the needy and have assured to help for all Ammucare related activities in this region.

Beneficiary – 6 Families

Location IV

Ammucare Team visited an interior place in Chendamangalam which is famous for handwoven Kerala sarees. This again is one of the most affected places on the outskirts of Cochin. This is Ammucare team's second visit to Chendamangalam. Last time around, the team visited another ward.

Essential kits were distributed alongwith biscuits and a few packs of ready to eat snacks.

The kit for each family comprised of :

3 nighties,3 lungies, 2 bedsheets, 1 towel, 3 sets of innerwear for men and 3 sets for women, toiletries including napkins, dresses for children and 5 packs of biscuits.

Beneficiary – 30 families

 

Location V

Ammucare team considers itself fortunate to have had the opportunity of helping 70 people in Wayanad. They were in distress and the team reached at the right time. There was a cancer patient who was going for her 3rd chemo therapy session. The volunteers spent some quality time with her and made her feel better. Time, care and a few kind words can work wonders and heal many an ailment.

Food items and bedsheets were provided in the surrounding areas of Meenangady, Wayanad.

Beneficiary – 70 families

Location VI

Ammucare Kerala team distributed essentials to 280 needy families in a badly affected area in Athani near the outskirts of Cochin airport. The area is "Purampokku" meaning land not owned by them but given by airport authorities so that they can construct houses. These are daily wage workers at the airport. During the flood, the entire area had been devastated. The people have had a hard time getting the houses cleaned and repainted. Since its a colony, they were living like a family and wanted all 280 families to get the kits together.

The ACT angels went door to door and distributed 5 kgs rice, 1 kg sugar, salt, 500 gms lentils, teapowder, sarees and lungis. Blankets were distributed to the old and the bedridden. The villagers were so happy and had tears in their eyes as they thanked the team wholeheartedly. They had got kits before but in such small quantities that it would not last long given that 280 families is a huge number.

Food items and bedsheets were provided in the surrounding areas of Meenangady, Wayanad.

Beneficiary – 280 families

Location VII

ACT Kerala team had the privilege of contributing at a medical camp. We could provide medical supplies in collaboration with Meenangady Gram Panchayat. 50 people attended the camp. The team also provided flood relief kits to 20 families in Kolampatta area, Meenangady

Beneficiary – 70 families

Location VIII

Food and Essentials Kits distributed to an interior area of Muppathadam near Kadungallur, Aluva which is also one of the most affected & ignored area. People were very happy to receive Ammucare kits.

Beneficiary – 20 families

3. Rehabilitation

  • I. Extending help to 150 tribal families who have no place to stay. They have been provided flex sheets to cover the temporary shelters.
  • II. Kerala Act team distributed bags, books & pens to 80 students there who needed it the most.

ACT SHIPRA:

School Improvement Programmes for Rural areas.

AATM NIRBHAR

A ray of hope for those who need wings to become Self dependent.

OLD AGE HOMES

Mother – The one who loves unconditionally. The one who provides before the child even asks. The one who sleeps on a half belly so that her child can have some extra. The one who leaves no stone unturned to ensure the child gets all the happiness in the world. It is disheartening when the same child is unwilling to provide a safe roof, extend a supportive hand, a patient ear and a warm hug when the parent needs it the most, as they age.

Mother's Nest Old Age Home for women is one such shelter which houses aged women who have been abandoned by their kith and kin. Ammucare volunteers at Hyderabad visited the shelter and distributed sarees, groceries and medical supplies and spent some quality time with them.

The elders very happy to just be able to chat with someone and have someone hold them. All it takes is a little time, a little compassion and lots of love to bring smiles on their faces.

SKILLS EMPOWERMENT: LEARNING TODAY FOR A ...

Mohanpur Skill Training and Product Development Center

Objective:

  • To set up and run a small Training and manufacturing unit at the village, with machines, tools, infrastructure, technical know-how to produce fabric based products and garments and other fashion products for the benefit of the underprivileged women and young girls.
  • To impart skills based design training for the benefit of poor and aspiring women deprived of education due to financial constraints.
  • To facilitate projects involving designing, developing and creating finished goods basis the training provided. This is to ensure employment generation for the marginalized women. The intent is to undertake marketing and selling initiatives, of the products, eventually converting it into a self-sustainable model.

About the Skills training centre:

We started with a small rented room in of the village houses and eventually shifted to a bigger room. There will be 8 sewing machines (motorized, electricity run) and a steam iron that will be installed. There will be shelves placed to store fabrics and other materials. Also, tables to place the sewing machines and the steam irons will be included.

A new connection of power supply / electricity provided by JUSCO will be opted for to ensure continuous uninterrupted functioning of the sewing machines and steam irons. Light fixtures and other electrical fittings will be installed. Fabric, thread , fusing , embroidery frames, needles, stitch openers, zippers, buttons , accessories and trims, basic stationary requires to be procured.

Currently, there are 11 women and young girls out of which 2 of the girls are around 15-16 years old and rest are married women with kids of varied ages. Most of the women are educated upto 8th grade .

Training Programme- Current scenario:

The training started with them learning how to draw straight lines and shapes and progressing to learn how to use scissors and cut shapes. They are learning hand stitching and embroidery currently. They are occasionally being trained in basic English as well alongwith the design, sewing and embroidery skill training

Future training plan

  • Design training : Understanding of various elements of designs like colors, balance, proportion, shapes etc.
  • Technical training : Pattern making , Fabric Cutting, product construction on sewing machines, varied Hand Embroidery Techniques, Applique, Patch work, Quilting .
  • Fabric study: Training to understand fabric qualities and their characteristics.
  • Market understanding : Training to understand the marketability of products vis-a-vis the designs and product development techniques/ processes involved.
  • Product Ideation and creation of marketable products : Group discussions and ideating on sellable product development, creating them of good quality and aesthetic value.

ACT FEATHERS

A few grains and drops of water a day;
Will keep our winged friends' hunger and thirst at bay.
All it takes is a little love and some compassion;
Their blessings will brighten up your life like the rays of the Sun.

 

Nov 2018: ACT angels at Delhi celebrated Ammucare Day by visiting Sanjay Gandhi animal care centre, a beautiful home for thousands of injured stray animals. 
Supplies containing 100 kgs rice, bread packets and 100 kgs of cow fodder was distributed. 
"The animals were overwhelmed to receive the food and felt loved and comforted" says our volunteer Ruchika Gandhi. 
The team met Mr. Dhruv and the Director of the animal care centre who thanked the team for their efforts. 
Dhurv was kind enough to spare plenty of time in show the team around. His love for the animals was touching.
"Overall, it was a humbling experience" says our volunteer Pooja Gandhi.

 

Dec 2018: With the temperature dipping, days are becoming harder for injured dogs to survive. The 2nd lot of dog coats were distributed by the ACT angels at Sanjay Gandhi animal care centre. Also, fodder was given to the cows.

It was heartwarming to receive a lovely thankyou note from them:

"Thanks to Ammucare Foundation. The 200 dog coats donated were utilized for critically injured dogs in ICU 1, ICU 2, Kennel 2, 3, 4 and 5 and kennel 15 and kennel 17.
The coats will help our kids to be comfortable in harsh winter."

 

Dec 2018: ACT angels at Delhi played Santa Claus by fulfilling and catering to the requests at the Sanjay Gandhi animal centre which is a shelter for abandoned and injured animals and birds. 
We were told by a care taker that the cows had not received any food since morning. Arrangements were immediately made for 440 kgs of fodder to be distributed to the hungry souls. 
The caretakers also requested for bajra for the birds. The team ensured provision was made for 50 kgs of bajra to be supplied as requested.

We share the planet with innumerable birds and animals. We intend to support Sanjay Gandhi animal centre in whatever humble ways we can. Your generous contributions can ensure they are cared for too. 

 

Dec 2018: When the mercury dips, we humans have our ways of expressing that we need warmth and some coziness. Nothing is more appeasing and comforting than a hot cuppa and layers of warm clothing. How would the speechless creatures express it though!!

Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre in Delhi is home to many injured stray animals. During one of the visits, we were told that with the onset of winter, it would help if the dogs had coats to keep them warm.

ACT angels, known to spread smiles and warmth, helped with 100 pieces of dog coats in two different sizes. We have received a very good feedback and the centre has requested for 200 more such dog coats.
We can certainly make it possible with the generous contributions from all you generous souls.

Blood Donations for Thalassemia patients

Ammucare acts for Thalassemia patients across the country. Thalassemia, being a hereditary disorder, is incurable. The life of the Thalassemia patient becomes miserable as he needs the vital life saving blood at regular intervals of 10 - 15 days.

Thus, ACT works in the direction of spreading awareness about the disorder and organizing blood donation camps in collaboration with National Thalassemia Welfare Society (a government recognized organization solely working for Thalassemia patients) so as to build blood relations on the strong foundations of unconditional love and care.

If you would like to join us in this noble cause, you may write to us at info.ammucare@gmail.com

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The Internship Programme at Ammucare has been developed for students to gain practical and hands-on training so that the experience gained helps interns meeting educational goals and also prepare them for a meaningful professional career.

We have highly experienced teams across various locations across India. Interns are assigned mentors to give them hands on knowledge and valuable experience during internship.

At Ammucare, the Interns get to choose the area of internship as per their interest. Every intern is assigned a Mentor who works in co-ordination with the National Head to give genuine experience in core areas.

Internship slots are available throughout the year and applications are invited through social media. To know more inbox us at info.ammucare@gmail.com