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Help sick and destitute adults live with dignity

by Sapna

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Help sick and destitute adults live with dignity

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A steep fall and severe injuries could not defeat Madhav.

Madhav is a 45-year-old plumber from Gurgaon. He barely earned enough money to get through a day. His life shattered when he fell off the first floor of a building where he was working.

He had multiple fractures and severe injuries when he was taken to the closest hospital. They soon discovered that there was no one to look after him and he had no money for the medical care he needed.

**The NGO Sapna learnt of his case and decided to step in. They covered the surgeries, medicines and care that he needed. He was discharged after a few months with rods in his leg. He could not move or take care of himself.

Sapna continued to look after Madhav, moving him to Andamam, their Home for Sick and Destitute.The social workers helped him gradually heal, build strength and get back to a routine. He worked hard to get back on his feet. After months of intensive physiotherapy, his legs began to respond and he could slowly get on his feet with the aid of a walker.

He began to help around Sapna with his plumbing skills. Over time, he was put in charge of the store at Sapna with a modest monthly salary. Today he holds his dignity and works hard. Life at Sapna has helped him get his life back on track and dream again.

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Sapna runs a home for sick and destitute people in Alwar, Rajasthan. Most of the inmates have either been abandoned by their families or suffer from memory loss and live in a vegetative state.

Sapna identifies sick and destitute patients with no homes to go back to, from the trauma centers in AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi and sends them to the shelter home in Alwar. Once here, the residents are given round the clock support free of cost.

A team of social workers looks after their general well-being, while a Public Health Centre in the premises provides them with nursing and medical care. When you donate to this program, you will support the living and medical expenses of sick and destitute adults

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About The NGO

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Sapna was created by a group of professionals who shared a dream to work on a people-centric model of development in areas of public health, education, women empowerment, community development and social welfare.

Inspired by Gandhian ideals of social change, their primary objective is to: Empower the poor and marginalized; Provide shelter to the sick and destitute; Promote community health programmes and services; Support literacy centers and e-learning; Facilitate livelihood programmes; Help the poor access information and resources; Work for environment protection and conservation. Their basic focus is to help those who are the most vulnerable and are in dire need of help.They believe that development has to be holistic to break the vicious cycle of poverty and wish to bring about visible change. They work by focusing energies in these sectors as well as building their understanding of the related issues.

They believe that any organization, or for that matter, any individual, whose fundamentals are based on the virtues of honesty, ownership towards our society and regard to human dignity, are bound to grow in the right direction and the last 10 years have been a testimony to this philosophy.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sudhir Pratap Singh

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Girl Child | children

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Rajasthan

Sapna has

provided care and nourishment to 367 unknown trauma victims

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December 2018

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20 February, 2019

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The Home was established on 5th of January 2007 and it is located and housed in an old rent-free building in Vijay Mandir, Behror Road, Alwar, Rajasthan. The present Home section has 16 rooms and a large hall with a capacity to provide care and shelter to 55 persons. Another home was established on 18th of November 2017 to take care of overflow patients of Anandam, Vijay mandir. Currently 52 patients are staying in Vijay mandir and 30 patients are staying in Anandam, Dadikar. During the quarter 18 new inmates were admitted in Anandam, 3 patients rehabilitated to their homes and 2 patients expired. Festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Dussehra, Diwali were celebrated in Anandam.

Story from the field

Neelu (35 years) from Darjeeling came to Neemrana, Rajasthan in search of work after fighting with her husband and started working in a factory. After working for a few months, authority of her workplace started creating trouble in paying for her remuneration. This started creating complications in her life. She lived on rent, her house owner started torturing her. She was mentally and sexually harassed at her workplace when she asked for money and her house owner also threw all her belongings out of the house. This created too much mental pressure and she ran away from there. On 2/02/18 Sapna found her near Vijay Mandir. She was in a very bad state of mind when she was found. She was violent and aggressive, kept a stick in her hands and never let any staff members to come near her. The caretaker took her to the doctor and started her treatment. After 20 days of treatment she started showing improvement. Her condition got better and in April first week she told everything. With help of Vijay Mandir Police Desk our team members went to Neemrana to relocate her back but nobody was willing to take her responsibility. After enquiry and investigation done by police from her neighbors and other people around it came out that she is from Darjeeling. Her parents and husband were contacted from Darjeeling. On 8th April 2018 they came to Alwar and took her back to Darjeeling with a promise to look after her.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?90
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date311
Village/City/State where project is locatedAlwar, Rajasthan
Total Budget for the project for FY18-194000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD3100000

18 May, 2018

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Anandam provides shelter to those unfortunate ones who do not have a home or have been abandoned by their families. Some are even in a comatose state. The Home was established on 5th of at Vijay Mandir in Alwar was conceived to provide care and shelter to those unidentified patients admitted and then discharged from the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre and Safdarjung Hospital who are in need of long term care and support and cannot be accommodated in any of the rehabilitation homes in and around Delhi. Anandam has three centers in Vijay Mandir & Dadikar, Alwar and in Noida (UP). Currently Anandam provides care and shelter to 65 patients out of which 55 are male & 10 are female including 10 coma patients).

Plan for Financial Year 2018-19

  • Increase number of patients in Anandam to 100.
  • Construction of Block B of Anandam, A 200 bedded home at Dadikar.

Ramesh Kumar's story Ramesh kumar, in-charge for Anandam is exceptional when it comes to his commitment and service to the patients. His association with service to the poor, sick and destitute has an interesting story. He hails from Bihar and has worked for the Coke bottling plant in Patna. One fine day he decided to get his eyes checked, for it was troubling him for some time. Adventurous as he was, he boarded a train and came to Delhi and sought treatment in AIIMS nd subsequently landed in Safdarjung Hospital. He got himself recommended for a stay in Safdarjung Dharmashala. What he saw there changed him for good. The patients were suffering immensely - had no food, no medicine and for some no one to take care of them. One such patient was Lalbabu, who could not move and take care of even his basic needs. Ramesh started taking care of him.

He prolonged his treatment, kept helping others and his compassion rose much above his own needs. He met Sudhir Pratap Singh, the founder of SAPNA who too used to visit Safdarjung Dharmashala every week and provide some basic food materials to patients there. He organized such people in a unique bond now known as NGO SAPNA.

Soon Jagee Ramji, a patient from Trauma Centre, who had nowhere to go, was brought to Alwar and put up in the Vijay Mandir Palace premises. When the second patient came in Jan 2007, Ramesh volunteered to move to Alwar and take care of them. One room in the outhouse, a double storied complex with over 65 rooms that had almost turned into a jungle, was set up for the patients and Ramesh used to live there all alone taking care of patients 24X7. He picked up nursing care skills on the job. Often people would scare him with ghost stories. Yet this fearless man full of compassion set up Anandam from the scratch.

Numbers began to grow and now Anandam has three branches at Vijay Mandir, Dadikar and at Noida. During last seven years Sapna started taking coma patients in its home. Care of such patients is a round the clock job that Ramesh so happily performs. He picks up local talents, trains them on the job and uses them to the best of their capabilities.

A lot has changed during the years and Anandam has grown by leaps and bounds and Ramesh remains its pivotal pillar as its in-charge. Such dedicated workers are a rarity and Sapna thanks him for his great service. "

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