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Shiva Dist: Gaya Bihar

Medical Emergency

Shiva age 10 (UHID No 105542857) years suffering from Neck tumor looking for a help from your side his family is not able to afford his medical treatment. They are not able for a complete treatment. After two time operation he is still looking for a complete treatment to go his school to join his friends. after pain in neck area Shive’s family took him to the hospital and gone through various test after test they got to know the reason for infection and pain Shive and has been diagnosed with Neck cancer and started getting difficulties while breathing.

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Pritam Kumar Dist: Gaya Bihar

Sponsor A Child

Ashaa Foundation is currently caring for over 400 children, of which 250 are accommodated in residential facilities and 150 are attending day care centers. Taking care of them is a huge responsibility since, we need to give them proper nutrition, housing and provide them with healthcare. That is why we need your support! With your contribution, a child will have the opportunity to advance in their own personal development and grow up in an environment where he or she can have a happy and productive childhood. Below, we have given you an overview of what you are able to provide and additional information about the benefits of the program.

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Pritam Kumar Dist: Gaya Bihar

Support Elders

Elderly women who are poor and live alone or with dependent children find them vulnerable, powerless and are neglected by their family or grown up children. Many are too old or physically weak and thus unable to find work. They are forced to beg, and are often homeless. Moved by the plight of destitute single women, Ashaa foundation has taken up program of sponsoring elderly women on an urgent basis. Our volunteers and staff members conducted surveys and identified 190 destitute women who are above 60 year of age.

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Pritam Kumar Dist: Gaya Bihar

Feed the Need

The Feed the children is an initiative, started by Ashaa Foundation that wants to solve the problem of world hunger by providing adequate nutritious food to the ones in need with the support and participation of the public. Through this initiative, we strive to feed as many people as we sustainably can, to move towards a Hunger Free India. Every ten seconds, a child dies of hunger. And it is a matter of grave concern, that approximately 15% of the population in India is undernourished.

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Pritam Kumar Dist: Gaya Bihar

Women Empowerment

Savitri Devi chose to leave her plush job to make a difference in her Narayanpur panchayat in Dumariya block in Bihar. She has worked for her village as a ‘model panchayat’ when it comes to women’s rights and the survival of daughters. Under her guidance, her village won many awards. A member from the Narayanpur panchayat says “It is we women who understand the basic needs of the village. We are the ones who know the problems relating to water, the health of women and children, facilities in schools, ration cards, roads, and so on. When a woman is a sarpanch, these problems are addressed.


Donate to Send these Children Back to School

PROVIDE MONTHLY GROCCERY TO ELDERS

BUDHIYA Devi

Age - 65yrs

JAMUNA Devi

Age - 65yrs

Uma Devi

Age - 65yrs

KALYANI

Age - 80yrs

LAXMI Devi

Age - 71yrs

Elderly women who are poor and live alone or with dependent children find them vulnerable, powerless and are neglected by their family or grown up children. Many are too old or physically weak and thus unable to find work.

INSPIRING COMMUNITY WITH LEADERSHIP

SavitriDevi chose to leave her plush job to make a difference in her Narayanpurpanchayat in Dumariya block in Bihar. She has worked for her village as a ‘model panchayat’ when it comes to women’s rights and the survival of daughters. Under her guidance, her village won many awards. A member from the Narayanpurpanchayat says “It is we women who understand the basic needs of the village.
Savitri adds that Shakti Project from India has empowered adolescent girls and has created leaders out of ordinary girls. She greatly acknowledges the role of leadership training, career counselling and civic awareness programmes.

Community members had next to no reading habit and through community action group meeting conducted by Ashaa Foundation, she was able to emphasis the importance of reading books apart from their textbooks. Savitristates that the game-changer was the setting up of the community library and saw a change in the behaviour of the people.

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Savitri Devi Dist: Gaya Bihar

Sonam is currently a student of class VI at a Mission Education Center in Bihar . His father who used to work as a daily wage earner passed away when Sonam was in the vth standard. Before joining in the Mission Education center he along with his mother had to go through very hard times when his father expired and his mother did not have any money to pay the school fees and he had to drop one year. When identified by a project coordinator of the Mission Education center Sonam is a girl with little hope.
Soon after joining the center Sonam began to improve in studies, he works harder and never misses a class. He likes to make new friends and read story books. His mother now works to earn for the family and Sonam hopes that someday he will be successful and work of all those children who have to suffer like he did.

“I can’t forget the smile on her lips and tears on her mother’s eyes when the teachers told her I stood second in the class. I want to come first this year and make her only smile, no tears.”

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SONAM Dist: Gaya Bihar

PoonamMajhi, a 47-year-old, tribal woman from Madanpur village, in Jharkhand, , lives with her husband, and her daughter. Today she works as an animator with Ashaa Foundation at a Livelihood under project Swabhiman, inspiring other women to adopt modern agricultural practices to increase their farm yield and improve their family income. However, situation was not so good always. Earlier, PoonamManjhi, and her husband used to work as an agricultural labour. During our interaction she mentioned, ‘It was difficult to earn enough to have two full meals those days, but I always had this dream of doing something and making a name for myself’. 2021, when Ashaa Foundation came to Madanpur village for project ‘Swabhiman’.

PoonamMajhi’s zeal to achieve something and the grit and determination to work hard for it, made Ashaa team believe in her. She was selected as a women champion from her village, who will be trained by Ashaa Foundation in implementing modern agricultural practices. She became an overnight celebrity in her village, and women from all the neighborhood started asking her advice to do farming.

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Poonam Manjhi Madanpur (Jharkhand)

Children from deprived, dispossessed communities and their development on the front of education, nutrition and access to a protected environment are at the centre of every initiative that Ashaa Foundation India supports.
As part of our attempts to improve the overall situation of education in India, we were part of a nation-wide study on the status of Right to Education Act, covering 73 schools. The findings of the study and recommendations were shared with a wider constituency of civil society and government for future course of action. Similar initiatives were also held to address and improve the conditions of street children like Prakash Kumar.

On the ground, our teams monitor schools for proper functioning, ensure enrolment of children in school and facilitate scholarships for higher education to children.

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PRAKASH KUMAR Jashpur ,Chattisgarth

“When I took her to the doctor his scalp looked scary, now he has recovered and is so happy.”
When Laxmi and Nandan had Kanchan six months back the condition of their family was bad. Kanchan’s elder sister was down with a bout of viral fever. Being daily wage earners it became very difficult for them to bear so much expenses. Even though she was born in a government hospital, her parents took him back home against the advice of the doctors because her sister also had to be looked after.
Soon after the baby’s scalp started to turn red and flakes began to appear on his scalp. Initially the mother did not notice but when the flakes turned heavy she began to go to a local doctor to cure her baby but she could not do much.

After hearing about the Ashaa Medical Worker, Laxmi took her baby to the clinic where he was prescribed medicine. Laxmi began to recover in no time and his parents are overjoyed that he is growing up healthy and happy.

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KANCHAN KUMARI Jharkhand

NISHANT

Age - 7yrs

VINAY KUMAR

Age - 4yrs

SHAYAN

Age - 5yrs

NIKHIL KUMAR

Age - 6yrs

MOHIT

Age - 7yrs

MANJU SINGH

Age - 5yrs

Emergency Medical Aid

India has one of the highest infant mortality in the world at 721,000, which is 1975 deaths daily on average. India’s IMR is worse than that of its neighbors, such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka. Even though India performs economically well then in these countries, in 2019, India spent only 1.5% of its GDP on Healthcare. According to UNICEF, 50% of all deaths below five can be prevented by providing skilled health care at birth and quality postnatal care for the mother and baby. Under nutrition is associated with 50% of all under-five deaths. 53% of women in India have anemia. Good governance and adequately trained healthcare staff can together reduce neonatal deaths by an average of 24%. 
The numbers are high due to lack of facilities at primary health centers, such as doctors, beds, clean water, bathrooms, and even shortage of transport to urban hospitals where specialized care can be given to the infants. The majority of these deaths (58%) are neonates- newborns younger than 28 days. 60% of primary health centers in India do not have a stabilization unit for newborns, and these centers have a shortage of specialist doctors from 75% to 95%. IMR also gives us information about the urban-rural healthcare divide, while urban India has a score of 23, rural India has a score of 23.

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