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Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the AEIOU of fighting ostracism
Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation (SILF) was set up in November 2006 at Delhi as a charitable trust to infuse dignity and meaning into the lives of those affected by leprosy. Its credo is -- A: acceptance; E: education; I: income generation; O: Opportunities; and U: upliftment. While India has made strides in the past few decades in...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes a Mumbai NGO that provides more than sneha
When Dr Armida Fernandez, former Dean of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (better known as Sion Hospital), Mumbai, founded an NGO in 1999, she aptly called it Sneha -- affection. It is an acronym for Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action. Its objective is to improve the health of vulnerable women and...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the Setu experiment in Kutch
The concept of a Setu Centre, which could facilitate relief and rehabilitation of the earthquake-affected communities, emerged from the chaos and distress of the earthquake that struck Gujarat on 26 January 2001. Literally, within three days of the disaster, it became crystal clear that it was not enough for NGOs to network; it is...