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Our new teammates are Nidhi Menon, Sreelakshmi, Shipra Mathur, Shivasni Bhatt, Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera.

Nidhi Menon is based out of Kochi, Kerala and she joins us as the Chapter Leader of Kochi Chapter of HelpingBrainz.

Sreelakshmi, Shipra Mathur and Shivasni Bhatt are from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. All the three of them will be leading the UNESCO'S MIL Programmes for HelpingBrainz. All three were volunteers with us.

Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera were interns with us and seeing their good work and enthusiasm HelpingBrainz thought of absorbing them into the core team. They join us as Social Media Managers.

Educational Counselling and Dental Campaigns at Anurag Foundation, Najafgarh


HelpingBrainz’s Child Empowerment Team beautifully led by Madhup Modi conducted an educational counselling and a dental campaign for the 100+ underprivileged children from Dharampura, Najafgarh, Delhi, India . The campaign was held at Anurag Foundation (our partners at work under this scope of engagement) led by Dr.Archana Jha. Educational Counselling session was effectively delivered by Vikas Jain, an Engineer who considers empowering children as his passion (a Helping Brain since 2014), and Dental Campaigns were led by Dr. Shweta Yadav and Dr.Abha (the passionate medical practitioners, who wish to see a disease free world). The event was orchestrated by Madhup Modi, Project Head – Child Empowerment Team, HelpingBrainz.


 

Lunch with Mothers and Sisters of Jeevodaya Ashralaya. 

#Love #Happiness #Smile

Love! We always get mesmerized by the language of love they speak!

Happiness! Their happiness makes our inner consciousness enlightened!

Smile! We feel blessed for becoming an instrument to make a smile happen, which appears like a zephyr in the life’s darkness they’re being through.

Helping Brainz spend their last weekend with the Mothers and Sisters of Jeevodaya Ashralaya by being advocates of love, happiness and lots of smile.

Meenakshi Paswan, Remya, Dr. Shweta Yadav  and Vivek Vaid and Vivek Vaid  sponsored a delicious lunch prepared with Shri Dharmasastha Ayyappa Pooja Samiti Hastsal. Sreelakshmi, Shipra Mathur  Shivasni Bhatt Meenakshi Paswan, Vandana, Jitendra Kushwaha and Yedhu Krishna Menon  volunteered for the event.   We thank Shri Dharmasastha Ayyappa Pooja Samiti Hastsal and Jeevodaya Ashralaya for this opportunity.

Helping Brainz turns 5!

We’re 5 years old.. Nostalgia, the long five years. Pains, struggles, fights, happiness, achievements and what not : however today we stand as a respectful brand in the society. People trusts us. We showed the public that community service stands more than what we call philanthropy, showing empathy and sympathy and giving donations. Thanks to everyone who stood, is standing and will stand with us. We all believe and trust each other and this positivity makes outreaches happy and that makes us *Helping Brainz*

Today also being my dad’s birthday, I wish to say one line he told me when he came to know about Helping Brainz (after two years of start), *we rise by lifting others*.

Thank you 🙂

Yedhu Krishna Menon, HelpingBrainz

​Ujjwal – A Day with Chotus – 2017-Sahibabad

#StraightFromHelpingBrainz

#OrphangeVisit

It’s hard to write about what Helping Brainz experienced today at Ramraj Seva Kendra (Orphanage), however in our journey to develop this nation – we turned a page with a certain level of satisfaction when WE made them feel that they are not alone in their  lonely world of silence, sharing infinite amount love and happiness.

Helping Brainz conducted Ujjwal – A Day with Chotus at Ramraj Seva Kendra Orphanage, Sahibabad. As usual Ujjwal consisted of Paint Your Dreams painting competition, School Stationery and One Time Meal Distribution, Dental Campaigns, Healthcare Campaign, Game Shows and lots of happiness. Around 35 children from the Orphanage painted their dreams with Helping Brainz.

School stationery items were donated by Bhuwan Chandra and Team from Ameriprise Financials, Gurgaon; Meals were sponsored by Mrs. Monika Ghosh, Gagandeep Kaur and Dr.Renu Verma. Gifts were sponsored by Rajesh Kumar Ahuja. The best painter was awarded a special prize  from Ramsons Locks.

People who contributed today were Bhuwan Chandra Pant , Vijay Kumar, Shahzad, Ankita from Ameriprise Financials Gurgaon; Mrs. Monika Ghosh. ; Dr.Abha Singh and Dr.Shweta Yadav (Dental Campaigns); and Mr.Rajesh Kumar Ahuja. From Helping Brainz we had Madhup Modi, Prateek Sudera and Vanshita Kumar (Event Organizers), along with Kirti Tikyani, Anup Shanker , Pratik Raj Bishen Sandeep Gujjar, Sanjeev Verma, Sugandha Sharma, and Yedhu Krishna Menon.

We thank everyone who made a difference today.

🙂

​Old Age Home Visit by Helping Brainz Meerut

#WithTearsOfHappiness

Imbibing respect for the old age among the youth is one of the key aspect Helping Brainz focuses on. Young Helping Brainz mates from the engineering colleges of Meerut conducted an old age home visit near Shopprix Mall, #Meerut on Father’s day. Well it’s a Helping Brainz culture to celebrate the ‘days’ with the abandoned and orphaned.

Our teammates from Meerut spent an entire day ”stretching the wrinkles”, “cooking food for them”, “sharing and hearing stories” and “making a difference”. A Dental Campaign was orchestrated along with the same.

People who contributed were  @Harshit Gupta, Eklavya Agarwal, Utsav Anand, Mansi Gupta, Prakriti Jain and Satyam Kumar.

Father’s Day Celebrations at SaiSahara Old Age Home

#AnotherMystery

Our grandparents come and stay with us, and we definitely feel the affection. Think about those grandmas and grandpas who really want to be with their grandchildren however are caged within the walls of an old age home, with no one to share and care for them. Well old age homes and the people who cage them are still a mystery!

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 Sai Sahara Old Age home located near Rajendra Place metro station.

We together watched a cricket match, shared gossips, had tea, clicked photographs and donated few vegetables. Thanks to Dr.Rajeshwari for this opportunity. People who contributed were Pratee Sudera, Gitanshu Khurana , @Kirti Tikyani, Vanshita Kumar, Parul and Yedhu Krishna Menon .

#FathersDayWithHelpingBrainz

​Ujjwal – with the kids from Deepalaya, Gusbethi

#StraightFromTheHeart

Though we boast to be great planners, community service and nation building being a passion in each one of us – we do the same in the most relaxed manner, thus the plans to spend our weekends with the kids from Deepalaya and to make an Ujjwal out of it. Thanks to Mr.Madhusudhanan Menon from Deepalaya , who gave us a space to be a reason for their smile.

Helping Brainz in association with Deepalaya conducted “Ujjwal – a Day with Chotus” on June 10th 2017 Saturday which included Paint Your Dreams painting competition, distribution of school stationery items and one-time-meal (Lunch with the kids), counselling sessions (by Vikas Jain and Pradeep Ram) and health talk shows (by Kirti Tikyani ). Event was orchestrated by Madhup Modi  and Yedhu Krishna Menon , and was sponsored by Mrs. Monika Ghosh.

As a step-2, in coming days we would be marching ahead with educational and career counselling sessions being instrumental in their educational empowerment.

Ujjwal Najafgarh – 2017

Helping Brainz in association with #AnuragFoundation (Organization led by Archana Jha), conducted “Ujjwal – a day with Chotus” for the 80 underprivileged children from the slums of Dharampura, Najafgarh at Anurag Foundation’s centre. Dharampura. The event consisted of Paint your dreams painting competition, distribution of school stationery items and one-time meal, movie shows, performances by students, and prize distributions.

The event was sponsored by Maitreyee Dasgupta, Gaurav Gupta and Tinu NY.


Around 80 children drew their dreams in the event, which was spearheaded and orchestrated by Madhup Modi and Pankaj Jha(Child Empowerment Leaders, Helping Brainz). The people who made a difference, for the wonderful happening of the event where Ainee Tanwir, Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera (Interns, Helping Brainz), Sree Lakshmi , Sushmanjali Nuthalapati, Shipra Mathur and Elakshri Agarwal (Volunteers with Helping Brainz ) and YedhuKrishna Menon (Founder, Helping Brainz).



As a plan-B, Helping Brainz will be launching dental health campaigns and educational counselling sessions for the children within next 28 days.


This was Helping Brainz’s 81st social and community development event. We alone can’t make a difference, those who want to make a difference can write to help@helpingbrainz.org

 

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5th International Cultural Congress for Peace

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace – Jimi Hendrix

To teach the next-gen leaders (students) the power of love, Helping Brainz in collaboration with ASTER Public School, Noida hosted the 5th International Cultural Congress for Peace at Aster’s Noida campus. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi (Chief Guest), Dr. (Prof) Sakhi John John (Guest of Honour), Dr. Sharbari Banarjee (Principal, ASTER Public School, Noida), and the delegates from various world nations (Afghanistan, Mauritius, Nepal and Ethiopia). Event consisted of peace talk shows and presentations by Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi (Peace and Education), Dr. (Prof) Sakhi John (Students and Peace, need for peace among students), Dr. Sanjay Kumar Deb (His experience on peace building programmes), Sree Lakshmi (who presented a paper on “Influence of Media on PEACE. Need for Media and Information Literacy”), Shipra Mathur and Sushmanjali (PEACE – Talk & Show), Kirti Tikyani(from Mauritius), Fitsum Taye F (from Ethiopia), Mrs. Iran Gul Saihoon (from Afghanistan), Komal Agrawal Agrawal (from Nepal), Rupak Kashyap (on his journey from a student to a PEACE Leader), and by Yedhu Krishna Menon (on why he thought about a peace education and awareness programme).

The event also witnessed performances by students from Aster who also quizzed through an interactive question and answer session with the presenters.

“My religion is humanity” – A strong impactful pledge made by Dr. (Prof.) Sakhi John.

International Cultural Congress for Peace is an educational programme conducted by Helping Brainz in the summers and the winters for the students studying in Indian-metros, in which ‘a foreigner or an international student /or an ex-pat’ conducts a virtual tour about his/her country with the help of an audio or video presentations, musical slide shows etc. This programme mainly gives an Indian student more outlook and in-depth understanding about various world nations and wherein by conducting such programmes we also aim in increasing the brotherly hood relations.

Around 100+ children from Aster participated in the event, which was spearheaded by Rupak Kashyap (VP, PEACE Operations, Helping Brainz) and Kumar AbhishekPEACE Leader, Helping Brainz). The people who made a difference, for the wonderful happening of the event where, Rupak Kashyap, Vani Saxena and Kumar Abhishek (PEACE Operations, Helping Brainz), Ainee Tanwir and Vivek Vaid (Organizational Effectiveness and Development Team), Madhup Modi (Child Empowerment Leader, Helping Brainz), Anup Shanker (Public Relations Manager, Helping Brainz), Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera (Interns, Helping Brainz), Sugandha Vishal Vermai, Sanjeev Verma, Sree Lakshmi , Sushmanjali Nuthalapati, Shipra Mathur and Elakshri Agarwal (Volunteers with Helping Brainz ), Ashim Borpuzari (Development Council Member, Helping Brainz) and Yedhu Krishna Menon (Founder, Helping Brainz).

This was Helping Brainz’s 82nd social and community development event. The next to come is an educational and career counselling session for the children from Dharampura Slums (West Delhi).

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Blood Donors- We connect, you save lives!

13.03.2017

Holi

When the world was “celebrating a colourful Holi” and “worrying about platelet donations”, a young gentleman “Vineeth P. Sethu” from west Delhi thought of donating his platelets for a patient admitted in Action Balaji Hospital, Paschim Vihar. Though a regular donor, however someone who donated his platelets for the first time – didn’t step back and a waste a single minute when he was asked to do so. When asked how he felt, he just smiled and said ‘he enjoyed the music in the lab’ and post his donation he asked the Lab Assistant, whether he could donate his blood/platelets in next 72 hours. We salute bravehearts like Vineeth who is indeed an inspiration. Vineeth is interested to join the Helping Brainz’s blood donation team to help the needy.

11.03.2017

Akanksha Singh Mattoo donated blood to a Cancer patient on 11th March, 2017. At the outset, she was quite afraid as this was her first time, but yet again like always, she soon realised that its nothing but just 20 mins that the entire process takes, and the satisfaction hence achieved is unparalleled! She met the patient’s wife and both were overwhelmed of each other’s gesture.  What people like Akanksha do, empowers women! Also, thanks to Sonal Singh for proactively being ready to donate. Thanks to both of you, for being awesome!

#WomensDay never ends, it was yesterday, it is today and it will forever be!

 

10.02.2017

Ankita Srivastava, on the 10th of February donated a unit of blood to a mother, a wife and a grandmother admitted in ICU, Max Hospital. The recipient was critical and donors were being searched for, by HelpingBrainz.

Ankita, who had never earlier donated blood, volunteered to do this time and albeit is a warrior was however a bit nervous (still cheerful) that day.

Once she was under the process of bleeding, she never knew when did it all finish and never felt a tad pain. She was very happy and excited to have donated blood and wondered all the way back to her office as to why is blood donation not able to suffice the blood requirements when it just needs 20 minutes of a donor’s time and no cons at all.

We salute you for the courage that you showed and hope people learn from you.

PS: We couldn’t click you bleed!

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