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5 ways to thank our saviours on National Doctors’ Day

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PEOPLE across the world are still largely confined to their homes to contain the spread of Covid-19. But doctors and healthcare workers continue to be on the frontline of the battle against the virus, putting their families and their own lives at risk. On National Doctors' Day, we want to express our gratitude to these heroes. According to the...

‘As a nutrition education org, we’ve never distributed food’

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SHRUTHI IYER  spearheads Foundation for Mother and Child Health India (FMCH), an organisation that empowers pregnant women and new mothers belonging to  vulnerable communities through innovative, community-based nutrition specific interventions.Founded in 2006 as a grassroots organisation, FMCH has been focusing on encouraging preventive health, balanced nutrition and child developmental practices in underprivileged communities by adopting a holistic approach -...

5 facts you should know about drug abuse in India

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RICKY, a resident of Punjab, died of a drug overdose. He was only 25. According to his mother, Lakshmi Devi, Ricky started substance abuse when he was in school. He was hooked on cough syrups and substance injections initially and later turned to heroin. He wanted to quit and asked his mother for help for his drug abuse, but...

Top 5 Indian NGOs working for widow welfare

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WIDOW welfare is not seen as one of the priority areas in India, even though it is home to one of the world’s largest number of widows at over 55 million.Losing a marital partner is a distressing experience for both men and women. But in India, because of religious practices, traditions and patriarchal customs, women often face various problems...

‘I wanted to build a family-like institution for orphaned children’

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APPALLED by the stark reality of 31 million orphaned children in India and the condition of institutions housing them, Dr Kiran Modi decided to spread ‘Eternal Sunrise' in their lives by starting Udayan Care in 1994.What started as just one small family home (Ghar) for abandoned and orphaned children in Delhi, is now providing family-like care to vulnerable children...

Google.org’s grant will augment oxygen infrastructure in rural India

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Google.org has been a strong supporter of GiveIndia’s initiatives in the areas of humanitarian outreach and healthcare in the country. The latest grant by the tech giant’s philanthropic arm will help us to install and manage 80 Oxygen Generation Plants (OGPs) in tier-2 towns and rural areas of India with technical assistance from PATH India.The pandemic has reinforced the...

Family remittances dry up – a tragic tale of the pandemic

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RAMESH Ram used to earn ₹500 per day working as a contract labourer at the Alang ship-breaking yard in Gujarat. He sent most of the money home. These family remittances at regular intervals kept his folks going in Bihar’s Kaimur district. But the second wave of the pandemic forced Ram, and thousands like him, to return to his village with no source...

GiveIndia is an NGO of choice for billionaire philanthropist’s largesse

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IT is not every day that we have awesome news to share that makes doing what we do even more meaningful. GiveIndia has just been awarded a grant by American novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. We are one among 286 nonprofit organisations in the world to be part of an overall gift of $2.739 billion.More than anything this is...

Elder Abuse: Social evil amidst the pandemic

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RAGHAV, a 66-year-old retired government employee, now lives in an elderly care home in Faridabad, Haryana. Raghav says that his son and daughter-in-law saw him as a burden and refused to care for him.In another case of elder abuse from Bhiwani in Haryana, 55-year-old Parvati Devi tried to end her life by jumping into an abandoned well, unable to...

5 NGOs striving to restore child rights in India

NISHAD was among a group of children rescued by the police after a tip-off from child rights activists in Jaipur. The 12-year-old was kept locked up in a dingy room and forced to work in a bangle factory for 15 hours daily under gruelling conditions. He was not even allowed to step out or contact his family. Nishad’s parents...
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