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Girls (Helping Brainz) from Lucknow made a difference.
Helping Brainz Team Members from Lucknow (fortunately all ladies) made a difference by giving a difference approach to the traditional old age home visits, which even Helping Brainz was practicing till date.
– 6 young ladies from Helping Brainz Lucknow made a visit to Dorothy Croshwaite Homes where we have 13 grandmas and pas, in whom we’ve guitarists, martial arts experts, novelists, voracious readers and singers, and after all they are experienced souls.
– Helping Brainz contingent was lead Ainee Tanwir, who is the VP for Organisational Development and Effectiveness at Helping Brainz and she also spearheads the Lucknow operations (Ainee is a nutrition science student at Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow).
– Now our young innovators designed a packet of food for age old, calculating and analyzing the consumption, did some fund raising, delivered the product.
– The sang, danced and played games to make them forget their sorrow. .
– Ladies who made a difference are
- Fatima Naqvi – A Class 12th Commerce Student
- Swati Chaudhary – Who just graduated and is preparing for competitive exams
- Apoorva Singh – Just completed PGDHRM from Lucknow University
- Divya Nagar – A Teacher
- Nidhi Singh – Pursuing LLB 2nd year from Lucknow University. Nidhi is a registered Helping Brainz volunteer and a former Chapter Leader of Helping Brainz in Lucknow.
- & Ainee Tanwir.
Old age homes are still a mystery for us. How can someone send the ones, to an old age home, who made them learn to walk and talk? By the invent of technology, and people being more globalized the count of old age homes are rapidly increasing in urban areas/ metros however surprisingly in rural areas – but why?
Does that also mean that we’re more loving the materialistic world than the natural ones?
Anyway we at Helping Brainz made a sudden plan to celebrate “Teacher’s Day” (as we don’t want a day to celebrate our love for our teachers JUST on a specific day however 365 days are teacher’s day for us, we thought of celebrating the same with few who graduated from the university called “life”) Sai Sahara Old Age Home in Rajendra Place run by Dr.Rajeshwari. Vibhesh Anand, Vivek Vaid, Vikas Vaid, Pratik Bishen and Yedhu paid a visit to the old age home, donated some groceries had an awesome tea made by a grandpa, stretched the wrinkles and walked back home with the same sort of questions and to be honest it was sad to see them saying them a goodbye and waving hands till the time we were getting lost into the darkness.
“How can one send their parents to an old age home – how can a parent leave their kids in an orphanage – a Question which stings after HelpingBrainz.Org visits any related shelters”
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care team to show its commitment towards the senior citizens of the country and in its mission to improve the lives of the elderly by providing companionship, visited an old age home on Sunday called ‘Nai Duniya – Old Age Home’ located in Azad Nagar East – East Delhi, run by Sunil Sehgal and his son. As the name suggests the old age home which also acts as a destination for the orphaned and abandoned, provides a new form of life with the help of unprecedented love, care and affection provided by ‘Nai Duniya – Old Age Home’. There are more than 50+ inhabitants, which includes age old, orphaned kids and youths.
HelpingBrainz.Org in association with the helping hands (Contributers) donated Fruits, Grocery Items and Snacks to the inhabitants of ‘Nai Duniya – Old Age Home’ and the people who contributed were Neha Agarwal – Rahul Arora & Team, Aarsh Dua, Prabhakar Dwivedi, Vandana Mishra, Md. Muzaffar Yunus and Vijay Singh from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon; Dr.Renu Verma (Noida); Brijbhan Chaurasia (Prayatna Ek Koshish); Pratik Bishen (Manager, Public Relations – HelpingBrainz.Org), Gitanshu Khurana (Project Leader, Community Development Initiatives – HelpingBrainz.Org), Navotsana Shubhangi (Child Empowerment Leader, – HelpingBrainz.Org), Vivek Vaid (Operations Manager – HelpingBrainz.Org), Prapti Dhingra and Sanjeev Verma (Volunteer – HelpingBrainz.Org), and Yedhu YedhuKrishna Menon (Founder – HelpingBrainz.Org) from HelpingBrainz.Org.
[ Helping Brainz’s elderly care team led by Jyoti Suchye and Vivek Vaid (a Sr.Software Engineer in Wipro, Delhi) has been successful in building meaningful relationships with elderly members of the community and broaden their own understanding of various elder-related issues by conducting biweekly visits to retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers and old age homes ].
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This was HelpingBrainz.Org’s 65 event (we call it CADP – community awareness and development project) conducted on 203rd Sunday of social work. To be a part of the HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care team logon to HelpingBrainz.Org/GI and register yourself.
Today, as we unfolded one more chapter of our precious life; we understood that we / as well as our so called problems are nothing infront of those who live in silence between the concrete walls of Jivodaya Ashralaya (or Jeevodaya Ashralaya). They had a life, which was torn into bits by someone/ or some phenomenon, and in the process of the collating back the bits, they lost their race. Today they are abandoned, and they too live happily by crying, screaming, talking and dreaming about their undefined lives with the Godly nuns (Sisters) of the Jivodaya Ashralaya. Though their smiles which appeared in gloomy faces, after seeing us, made our eyes wet; we stood stubborn infront of the undefined truth of the life.
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Team, along with few like-minded individuals facilitated a visit to Jivodaya Ashralaya, a home for the destitute and the abandoned; which is located in Shiv Vihar, Vikas Nagar, New Delhi on 9th of January – 2016. The Visit was orchestrated by Jyoti Suchye (Project Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Team) wherein the people who donated were: Dayal Singh (Lunch), Bikram Chatterji (Lunch), Shabbir Hussain (Lunch), Neeraj Gaur (Bedsheets and Sweaters) and Geeta Walia (Sweaters). The Lunch was prepared by Shri. Ramachandran Sir and his team from Sree Dharmasastha Sewa Samithi, Hastsal.
Jivodaya Ashralaya presently houses around 68 abandoned ladies at their destitute and the abandoned home located around 20mins away from Uttam Nagar East Metro Station.
The people who volunteered for the event were: Manishree Gupta, Geeta Walia, Shabbir Hussain, Nikhil Jain, Dr.Nidhi Garg, Dalip Kumar, Praveen and Hitesh. From HelpingBrainz.Org we had Pratik Bishen (Public Relations Team, HelpingBrainz.Org), Gitanshu Khurana (Community Development Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org), Athulya Rajan (Women Empowerment Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org), Nancy Jain (Child Empowerment Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org) and Yedhukrishna Menon (Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org).
HelpingBrainz.Org humbly thank everyone who made a difference today.
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“Hope and future”, writes the Pope, “presuppose memory. The memory of the elderly gives us the support we need to continue on our path. The future of society … is rooted in the elderly and the young: the latter because they have the strength and youth to carry history forward, and the former because they are the source of living memory. A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise”. – Pope Francis
HelpingBrainz.Org facilitated an Old Age Home Visit for REborn Riders, New Delhi at Sai Sahara Old Age Home, at Rajendra Place. REborn Riders donated Geysers , Sugar , Pulses , Apple , Dress Items for the Old Age people., Aashirwad Aata and Sanitary Items.
[ Helping Brainz.Org’s elderly care team led by Jyoti Suchye (a Sr.Software Engineer in Wipro, Delhi) has been successful in building meaningful relationships with elderly members of the community and broaden their own understanding of various elder-related issues by conducting biweekly visits to retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers and old age homes]
This is the second consequtive event orchestrated by Helping Brainz in Sai Sahara Old Age Home, at Rajendra Place. Jyoti Suchye from HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Projects orchestrated the event wherein Arun Patel , Akash Doundiyal , Aman Sachdeva , Vikas Jamwal, Ankit Bhasin, Nitin Kamboj, Ranjan Halder , Daksh Verma , Dapinder Nahal, Nitin Khattar , Vivek Singh from REborn Riders donated/ and conducted the visit to the old age home.
Team HelpingBrainz.Org thank REborn Riders for being the ChangeMakers 🙂
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Projects has planned it’s next visit to Jeevodaya Ashralaya om January 9th, 2016 (Saturday) alongwith a team of friends based out of a Gurgaon based MNC.
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning”. Brad Henry
HelpingBrainz.Org’s Elderly Care Team on September 5th celebrated Teacher’s day with the grandmas and grandpas of Sai Sahara Old Age Home, located in Rajendra Place.
We at HelpingBrainz.Org and our supporting volunteers, were again stunned by the silence in dark; How can a person send their parents/or grandparents to an old age home, cage them between the darkened walls, make them exposed to visitors like us – we were troubled by millions of undefined questions which churned our clueless brains, a feeling of zero gravity surrounded us. Though we were allotted 2 hours by the authorities, we tried our level best to make them smile for a while thereby creating a small orifice of light in the darkened rooms. As an astonishing fact, according to a global survey, Indian youth has become the most vulnerable in sending in their parents to an old age home, given than we hosts or we’re the successors of the world’s oldest civilization which respects elders.
“Let’s together enlighten ourselves, charity begins at home”
Sai Sahara Old Age Home, houses around 14 grandmas and grandpas is located at Dushghara Village in the outskirts of Rajendra Place (around 4 KMs from the Metro Station). The daily activities and routines are taken care Rajeshwari Ma’am (a psychologists) and her colleagues.
HelpingBrainz.Org and the supporting volunteers, donated clothes, bedsheets, fruits, grocery items and vegetables. A health checkup cum healing camp was conducted by Sanjay DebSir. People who volunteered and donated the stuffs were Sanjay Deb (Panel Member Helping Brainz), Muzaffar Yunus, Vibhesh Anand, Sapna Mittal and Shreya Prakash ( from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon), Satyam Verma (from IBM India), Navneet Chandel, Mehak Kochcher, Aman Verma, Sundaram Verma (all from Wipro, Delhi), Vishal Bhardwaj(from Tech Mahindra), Lakshmi Mishra (from Gargi College, Delhi), Shubhangi Chauhan (from Kalindi College, Delhi), Prachi Prakash ( Designer, Lowe Lintas) and Gurmilan Kaur (from Daily Post, Chandigarh)
From HelpingBrainz.Org the entire was orchestrated by Jyoti Suchye and Hiba Siddiqui (Elderly Care Project Team Leaders, HelpingBrainz.Org), Shally Arora and Pratik Raj Bishen (Public Relations, HelpingBrainz.Org), Shubhangi Srivastava ( Women Empowerment Leader,HelpingBrainz.Org), Surbhi Dhingra (Child Empowerment Leader, HelpingBrainz.Org), Utsav Anand ( Team Leader,HelpingBrainz.Org Meerut), Sandee Gujjar (Blogger,HelpingBrainz.Org), Aanchal Suchyeand Sanjeev Verma ( Volunteers, HelpingBrainz.Org), and Yedhukrishna Menon (Founder, HelpingBrainz.Org).
Moreover Sept 5th being our Lord’s birthday, we found spreading smiles to the age old as a perfect means of praying 🙂
“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years”- Ausonius
It was 4 in the evening when we landed there, and our sole aim was just to make the wrinkles stretched and make them happy for the time we are there. An old home is a place, which leaves us clueless about the cruel mankind, who can even think of caging their Ma and Pa after a certain stage. I was touched by the warmth they transferred to us which comprised of a grandma’s and grandpa’s affection.
“Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man” – Leon Trotsky. If this is a phenomenon which every individual goes through, then why they enroll their parents in an old age home, how can one even think about the same? The love they grandmas and grandpas have, god, to be honest made me in tears.
Let’s take a pledge that we won’t cage our parents to an old age home, common they are our parents, the one who made us walk, learn, dream, think – then how come ? The world is 360 degree round.
– “She was the richest woman of Delhi, and now she is with us at our old age home as a resident” – mentioned the SPOC over there. Well is it called life ?
– “The son even takes away the fruits and cash from the mother, after visiting her every Sunday” – What will you call this ?
Helping Brainz on May 10th Sunday, on the occasion of Mother’s day planned of spending the second half of the day with the mothers who were denied their motherly hood or caged by their kids. We visited an old home in Fatehpur Beri, Chattarpur on Sunday evening and spent few hours making them smile wholeheartedly, Helping Brainz team member and few volunteers played ‘antakshiri’, distributed juices, and fruits and spend time gossiping with the grandpas and grandmas of the old age home.
Gitanshu Khurana from Helping Brainz, is the man behind this idea. 🙂
The people who thought of spending mother’s day with the grandmas and grandpas where
Ashish Mathew, Vijay Singh , Arya Devi Aunty, Varun, Sonam Griyaghey , Pankaj Jha and from hamara #TeamHelpingBrainzwe had Swati Saini, Kumar Madhuraj , Ragini Singh, Gitanshu Khurana, Ravi Prakash, Shubhangi Srivastava, Pratik Raj Bishen, Ritesh Sachdewa (and his wife) and Yedhu 🙂
Helping Brainz would be working for “Home for the aged” hereafter!