BEYOND MONEY


Cancer is difficult to cure, but employees at CPAA are committed to their work and have genuine sympathy for patients who seek help   In India, one of the major problems in cancer control is lack of information. Faulty lifestyles are largely responsible for increased incidence of...

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MBA Foundation tries to ensure that differently-abled individuals too achieve as normal a life as possible; meeting that objective is a huge challenge   Meenakshi Balasubramanian, mother of a dyslexic and slightly spastic son, was troubled by the nagging question that haunts parents...

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PDMDS, under the leadership of Dr Maria Barretto, has devised an innovative approach in the treatment of Parkinson’s and is working towards improving the overall quality of life of its patients   The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) was started by Dr BS...

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ALERT-India reaches out to persons affected by leprosy even in cases where complete cure is difficult    Leprosy is a disease riddled with misconceptions and shrouded in myths. Patients do not realise that their pale, numb, non-itching patch of skin is, in fact, the first sign of...

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N Madhavan 19 February 2015
Snehasadan strives to provide every child on the street a home filled with love   Home, sweet home! Every child needs it for love, care and nurturing and every orphan and street child yearns for it. Snehasadan, a non-government organisation in Mumbai, has provided such care, and a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 February 2015
Child sexual abuse is not even acknowledged as a reality by many, say trainers from Arpan who are trying to create awareness about this taboo subject   In  India, talking about sex and sexuality is still a taboo. Child sexual abuse (CSA) is not even acknowledged as a reality. People...

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Dr Nita Mukherjee 22 January 2015
Efforts of committed medical practitioners to promote ethics in the profession   In the early 1990s, a group of doctors, dismayed at the regulatory sloth of the Indian Medical Council, which had led to a rampant increase in unethical medical practices, decided it was time for...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 January 2015
Wildlife SOS extends help for wild animals which are cruelly exploited for money   In 1995, Geeta Seshamani witnessed a sloth bear bobbing up and down in the middle of the Delhi-Agra highway. The poor bear was being dragged by a coarse rope strung through a bleeding infected muzzle by...

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Prof Anil Agashe 03 January 2015
Swadhar works for the development of women and children and has outlived its founder, Meenakshi Apte   Swadhar is the brain child of two of Maharashtra’s best-known activists -- Meenakshi Apte and Mrinal Gore. On the advice of super cop Julio Ribeiro, the two formidable women began a...

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N Madhavan 11 December 2014
Umed Pariwar of Pune works for the welfare of those affected by disabilities like mental retardation and cerebral palsy   “The year was 1990. A group of parents like us used to go to KEM Hospital for the treatment of our children. Frustrated, helpless, we really wanted a way out for...

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N Madhavan 28 November 2014
Akshara helps with the two main ways that empower women   Fear and social restraints have held back women of all ages over the centuries. These restrict their education, choice of work, mobility, political participation and expression.   Without education and skills, they end...

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N Madhavan 13 November 2014
Empowering youngsters through literacy and vocational training is the message of Samaritan Help Mission   Sometime in 1999, Mamoon Akhtar was moved by the overarching desire of a little child from the Tikiapara slum of Kolkata to get basic education. The child’s mother was being...

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N Madhavan 30 October 2014
A hi-tech NGO uses technology to improve the lives of tribal population, creating a win-win model that benefits adivasis and the society   Ravi Waghmare, a serious-minded tribal youth from Maharashtra, wanted to be a teacher. But government posts in the taluka were auctioned to the...

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N Madhavan 17 October 2014
For nearly four decades, Mesco has worked to improve the quality of life of the financially weak through meaningful education   Modern Education Social & Cultural Organization (Mesco) was established in September 1968 with the vision of its founders, Dr AA Quereshi, SA Vohra and Dr MA...

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N Madhavan 02 October 2014
AAWC seeks to empower the second generation to escape the cycle of prostitution   As a child, Shweta endured daily taunts about her dark skin and survived sexual abuse by her mother’s live-in partner. Yet, she thrived for eight years in AAWC’s (Apne Aap Women’s Collective) Udaan...

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N Madhavan 04 September 2014
Amcha Ghar has successfully completed 18 years of providing a home for poor girls and providing them access to English education   In the 1990s, Agatha Susheela Dias and Anthony Dias were engaged in social work in Mumbai. In 1995, they rescued a sexually exploited girl from the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 August 2014
Tarang believes that education is every child’s birthright as it brings about a transformation in the child’s life.   Tarang is an NGO that works towards the betterment of the lives of those children who are not able to afford their educational expenses. It comprises a team of...

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Queency Raichada 07 August 2014
Prerana is a path-breaking initiative to show the red light to Mumbai’s red-light areas, says Queency Raichada   ‘Prerana’ means inspiration in Hindi and Sanskrit. It is also the name of a Mumbai-based non-profit organisation which works against human trafficking. Children born...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 July 2014
A family in the jewellery business brings some glitter into the lives of the poor and differently-abled in myriad ways   About two decades ago, Mahendra Mehta, a well- known businessman and international Rotarian, set up Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust by pooling resources from his...

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An organisation in Mumbai that  provides services and volunteers to other NGOs, In 1984, a group of visionaries, led by V Srinivasan (IAS, retired), felt the need to build a strong voluntary sector that would work to help the poor and underprivileged to participate effectively in...

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