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“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference – Aristotle”
HelpingBrainz Meerut Team conducted a cloth donation drive in the Meerut City and Railway Station premises on Saturday 13th January 2018. Our Meerut team entirely comprises of Engineering students from MIT, MIET and other adjacent engineering institutions. The collated around 112 clothes from the college students and nearby residents, and donated it to the needy on Saturday night. Event was led by Arpit Sharma (a second year computer science engineering student from MIT), and the young gentlemen who contributed were Mayank Sharma, Lokendra, Gaurav Kumar, MD.Zubair, Shyam Shankar, Gaurav and Paras Saxena.
Helping Brainz thanks all the young socially inclined engineers, India’s future lies in them.
An old age home visit: When we plan the visit an old age home visit, we plan it with all enthusiasms however the heart beats with some sorrow when we are with them, seeing their ‘real’ situations. Helping Brainz’s Elderly Care Projects, beautifully led by Sandeep Gujjar and Meenakshi Paswan, 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 monthly visits to retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers and old age homes.
HelpingBrainz celebrates an old age home visit, just to spread love and stretch the wrinkles. We feel blessed that we became instrumental in imparting love to some needy noble beings atleast for some hours.
We celebrated our December 31st eve with the grandmas and grandpas (around 10) of Sahara Old Age Home (led by Mr. Arun Virk), Fatehpur Beri, Chattarpur. Our celebrations including music, donations of grocery and daily use items, cake cutting, gifting of saplings, and lots of love. We were glad to see that the grandmas and grandpas, are living like a family, giving away all their sorrows.
Daily use (sanitary and and grocery items were gifted by Sunchit Shehrawat and Monika Ghosh, and Dental Campaigns were led by Dr. Shweta Yadav . People who volunteered were, Vineeth M Sadanandan , Ashish Kumar, Neha Babu, Meenakshi Paswan, Dr.Shweta Yadav, Anil Kumar , Nidhi P. Menon and Yedhu Krishna Menon.
Old Age is something which can happen to anyone, let’s respect our elders.
We are not sure about the counts and stats, of how many shivers in the windy nights of December, particularly the ones who freeze under the bridges, in front of the temples and the monuments and in the underpriviledged sections of the capital. However – A pat on the back, a cup of tea and some warmth means heaven for them. On the night of December 30th, 6 of HelpingBrainz Brainz team mates along with few of the likeminded individuals, thought of sacrificing their cozy warmth for making them comfortable on December 30th Night, travelled throughout Delhi distributing clothes, food packs, biscuits and tea sponsored by people and communities from various parts of Delhi. Ranging from babies (2 months old) to age old (above 90+) from Old Delhi, CP, Sarai Kale Khan, Areas surrounding to Yamuna Pushta, Gandhi Nagar and Bangla Sahib were provided with clothes, tea and eatables. It was just a plan, we made 4 days back – while travelling in a cab and which was executed with all divine beauty :); a pat on the back to Vineeth M. Sadanandan for orchestrating the entire event in a short span of time.
“Smile and Happiness, they are priceless”
We take this opportunity to thank all the contributions made:
(A).From Rohini, North Delhi: Nidhi P.Menon, Divya Menon and Raman Kumar (Collecting and Collating Clothes), Sasi Kumar and Mrs.Thangam (For the Tea they prepared for 150 people);
(B).From Vikas Puri, West Delhi : Niharika Manchanda and her husband (For packing food packets, for 100+ people); Ambika P. Menon and Deepansha (Deepansha is a class 4 student from Kerala School) – For Collecting and Collating Clothes;
(C).From Dwarka: Geetha Sundaram (Collecting and Collating Clothes and Biscuits), and Sonya Gahlot (For Collecting and Collating Biscuits);
(D).From Mayurdhwaj Apartments, Patparganj : Tanaya and her father (Collecting and Collating Clothes and Biscuits), segregating the clothes and for the refreshments for the distributors;
(E).From Green Park : Kirti Kumari Tikyani (Collecting and Collating Clothes and Biscuits);
(D).From Noida : Ketan Dang (Collecting and Collating Clothes and Biscuits).
Special thanks to the Helping Brainz team [ Vineeth M.Sadanandan and Ripan Sir (Who drove the vehicles for nearly 7+ hours), Vineeth P.Sethu, Somnath Shukla, Pranav Sharma and who despite of the cold weather conditions volunteered for helping the needy.
This was our 97th…
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” – Pablo Picasso
To help children draw their dreams and to pave path towards development HelpingBrainz in association with the Seva Samarpan Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Ghaziabad (an under bridge school which educates around 200+ underprivileged children from various slums of Vivekanand Nagar Ghaziabad, since 1992. An initiative by Ms.Shalu) conducted Ujjwal-A Day With Chotus.
Under Ujjwal, we conducted Paint Your Dreams painting competition, Dental Check up Campaigns, Donation of school stationery items and One Time Meal, along with music and dance performances by the children.
As per our commitment towards the environment and to be a change that we want to see, we started the event by gifting a sapling to Ms.Shalu who’s the lady behind this wonderful institution.
The event was sponsored by Mayur Kochar, Natasha Jain, Jeet, Archana Srivastava, Gagandeep Kaur and Kundan Choudhury.
Next we plan to start with an educational and career counselling session for the children in the coming weeks.
The event was orchestrated by Kirti Tikyani and Madhup Modi (Women and Child Empowerment Leaders at HelpingBrainz). Others who contributed were Sandeep Gujjar (Elderly Care Projects Team), Anu Choudhary Deshwal and Ashish Kumar (Helping Brainz Team Members), Dr. Shweta Yadav (Our Dentist for a noble cause), Vishal Pandita , Vineeth M Sadanandan, Shambhavi (HelpingBrainz Volunteers) and Yedhu Krishna Menon.
This was our 97th Social Development Event and Our next target is to work for the underprivileged children from Sec 128 Noida.
Photo Credits: Vineeth M. Sadanandan.
As part of our strong efforts to empower the women from the rural areas of Dharampura Najafgarh, HelpingBrainz in association with India Aids Foundation inaugurated the Women Empowerment Campaigns. The campaign was inaugurated by 8 ladies from 8 walks of life spreading and sharing their experience to the women encouraging and motivating to break their culture of silence and to become the change they want to see. Women who made a difference were Vinita Vasu (A renowned artist based in Delhi), Archana Srivastava (Founder, India AIDs and Anurag Foundation), Kirti Tikyani (Project Manager, Women Empowerment Campaigns at HelpingBrainz), Shipra Mathur (Women Empowerment Leader, HelpingBrainz), Monica Ghosh (Special Educator and a Senior Volunteer with HelpingBrainz), Shivasni Bhat (Peace Leader with HelpingBrainz), Riya Singh (SPOC, HelpingBrainz’s Women Empowerment Cell at Dharampura Najafgarh) and a mighty granny who is our power in Dharampura. Also present were the Pradhan of Dharampura, Madhup Modi (Projects Head Women and Child Empowerment Team) and Yedhu Krishna Menon (Founder, HelpingBrainz).
Event started with the lamp lighting ceremony at Women Empowerment Cell, Dharampura followed by talks by the leaders on various life changing experiences and information sharing sessions on various projects and training sessions.
The classroom training sessions will start from 28-Oct-2017. People who are interested for teaching and training sessions, please contact Madhup.email@example.com
As a latest approach to empower the underprivileged women and children from the rural sections Dharampura Najafgarh, HelpingBrainz’s Women and Child Empowerment Team beautifully led by Madhup Modi, Kirti Tikyani and Shipra Mathur – conducted a career counselling session for the 50+ children and their parents at Anurag Foundation’a center at Sangam Vihar, Dharampura Najafgarh. This powerful and impact making event, orchestrated by Somi Shukla Sreelakshmi and Shipra Mathur comes after Ujjwal – A day with Chotus, Educational Counselling Session, Dental Campaigns, and ChaipeCharchas for the energetic Women and Child over there.
The architects behind the Women and Child Empowerment at HelpingBrainz is taking the development process beyond commitments to ensure a complete end to end development of the underprivileged. Our gratitude to Mrs.Archana Srivastava from India Aids Foundation who is supporting in all aspects in development process.
The concept of OLD AGE Homes still gives us a question mark, thinking about the subtle mental condition of a son or a daughter which makes them think of sending their parents (who made them make their first step) to an orphaned state at an Old Age Home. Today’s technological revolution is making more and more old age and shelter homes to come up, because in this money making materialistic world we are forgetting the value of love, being loved and giving it back to the needy.
On behalf of Shraddh or Shraddha (a ritual wherein we honour our great grandparents and beloved) we visited Sai Sahara Old Age Home at Todapur, Rajendra Place and made the grandpas and grandmas stretch their wrinkles, smile at least for a short while. The event was conceptualized and sponsored by Mr.Rajesh Arora (Good Enough NGO) and Orchestrated by Meenakshi Paswan (Old Age Home Projects Leader, HelpingBrainz) and Dr.Shweta Yadav (Volunteer, HelpingBrainz).
It’s better to serve, honour, help and at least love them when their alive rather than calling a function to remember them.
You’re soon going to be in their shoes
With tears of happiness,
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” —Melinda Gates
To become their voice, to increase their communication by committing to their voice, to practically implement what they voiced for, to make them feel that they are heard; HelpingBrainz’s Women Empowerment Team – Chhaya holded a 2-hour long #ChaipeCharcha with the 30+ underprivileged women from the various areas of Dharampura, Najafgarh. The activity was conducted in association with Anurag Foundation led by Archana Srivastava. The event was orchestrated by Madhup Modi and Kirti Tikyani, and others who shouldered their determination were Nidhi P. Menon , Shipra Mathur, Priyanka and Yedhu Krishna Menon
It was a tough 2 hours discussion where women between 17-65 participated and talked and debated about their hurdles, challenges and roadblocks and as a conclusion HelpingBrainz decided to conduct, Career Counselling sessions, Health Awareness Campaigns, Classroom trainings, Nurture Women Leaders, Training on Art and Craft, TeachWithHelpingBrainz programmes and set-up a library.
We alone cannot make a difference, thus require Changemakers, volunteers and interns to join hands with us, for further details please connect us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This was our 94th social development event.
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life” – Plato
To strengthen the direction of education of the underprivileged children from Ramraj Anathalay Sahibabad, the educational counselling team at HelpingBrainz beautifully led by Vikas Jain conducted a talk show and educational empowerment session for the children at the orphanage. This was part of our Teacher’s Day Celebrations 🙂
The show was co-supported by Nidhi P.Menon (Chapter Leader, HelpingBrainz Kerala) and Madhup Modi (Child Empowerment Projects Head at HelpingBrainz). Also the team emphasized the beauty of teaching being a teacher, as many from the audience were interested to become a teacher. As a next step we would be providing a career counselling session for the children at the orphanage. This was our 93rd social development event.
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.