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GiveIndia Newsletter, February 2009

In this issue:
Straight from the heart
Donor Speak
NGO Speak
NGO FeedBack

Straight from the heart

GiveIndia would like to start a new column in our newsletters from next month onwards called “Straight from the heart”. It is devoted for the NGOs, from the NGOs, to the NGOs. We invite all NGOs to come forward and share your ideas, thoughts, opinions, experiences and success stories with us.
 We will also publish one good feedback report that serves as an example to improve the reporting skills

Email your contributions (maximum 1 page) to
Donor Speak
Mr Narayan N, a Payroll Giver from KPMG, had this to say about GiveIndia:

“It was a great experience to read my feedback report and greater to know that the humble donation that I could make through GiveIndia could provide a meal to 40 needy children. It is heartening to see that the purpose for which I donated a small amount has really been utilised with utmost sincerity and dedication.”
NGO Speak
"New Life, its board members, senior staff and the beneficiaries are excited to be listed with GiveIndia from November 2008. Since 1993, the year of inception of our organisation, we have strongly believed that such efforts will open up involvement of individuals in the social sector. GiveIndia with its online donation options came right as per our dreams. At New Life we have long been guided by our philosophy of Citizen Philanthropy, the idea that an ordinary individual should have the same level of choice, impact, transparency and accountability that has been traditionally reserved for established philanthropists and their organisations."
                                    - F.Beatrice Vanaja,Chief Administrative Officer
NGO Renewals

We are happy to inform you that all data for all NGOs has been updated and carries information for 2007-2008. 3 NGOs that did not submit this data despite several reminders have been delisted.

We request all GiveIndia partners to go through their data and inform us if there are any discrepancies.

NGO FeedBack
Feedback on the utilization of your donation, as received from  ATMA NIRBHAR -EK CHALLENGE

Transaction number :   TRN-0000505121/TD-  
Transaction date    : 05-Dec-2008

Name of the donor :    SHYAM VANGA

Purpose of donation   : Sponsor a year's education for a disadvantaged worker's child
Units : 1    
Amount  : INR 2200 

Beneficiary Details:  
 : Krishna Kumar               
Age : 8                
Address : Pachim Boragaon
                 Krishapuri, Deb Kota Nagar,
                 Guwahati – 781 033, Dist. Kamrup, Assam  

Name of the school  : Jyoti Niketan School for the    
                                   Blind, Satgaon, Guwahati
Standard : Nursery    
Hobbies / interests  : Games

Number of family members  : 5

Monthly family income : Rs.1000    

Brief Description:

Krishna has parents and two sisters. His father is a daily wage labourer. They live under very poor conditions. The parents are interested to educate their blind child in a special school but without an educational sponsorship it would have been difficult for them. They can somehow reach him to the school but are not able to look after him thereafter. Krishna studies in the Nursery. He has started his schooling late. He is just learning the Braille alphabets. He is interested to study and is a clever boy. With proper education, he can come up in life. He is a good and loving child.

New NGOs on the block:
6 NGOs got listed with GiveIndia this month. These are:

Society for Child Development aims to create a better world for children and young adults with mental disabilities by providing education & vocational skills training, which allows these children & young adults to actualize their capabilities.

Education, Communication and Development Trust (EDUCATR)
envisages a gender just society in which women, children and marginalised have rights over their own lives.

RAKSHANA aims to develop people by awakening their social awareness and inculcating self sufficiency and solidarity among themselves.

Students Partnership Worldwide India Project Trust (SPW)
places young people at the forefront of change and development.

Shriram Social Welfare Trust empowers the poor & needy to stand on their feet, to be self-reliant and to live with dignity.

Vairam Telesis Education Centre (VTEC)'s aim is to
uplift downtrodden people, especially children &  women.

Giving in numbers:
The top 5 NGOs who received  funds in the past month are:

Association for Rural Development & Action Research (ARDAR) - Rs. 3,08,875

Development Research & Action Group (DRAG) - Rs. 2,50,619

Child Aid Foundation - Rs.  2,44,536

National Association for the Blind, India - Rs. 1,63,089

New Life - Rs. 1,61,439

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