A simple guide to assist NGOs in applying for the STARS Impact Awards 2011

The STARS Impact Awards 2011 launched by the STARS Foundation provides unrestricted funding of up to $100,000 in addition to tailor-made consultancy support and media training to grant recipient organizations working for the disadvantaged children in areas of health, education and protection services in countries across Africa, the Middle-East, Asia and the Pacific.

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  1. Chris Manganukira says:

    We most welcome such a relief.Please guide us step by step in benefitting from it.We are an NGO that is at its teething stage with the passion to extend our hands to the HIV/AIDS victims.However,regardless of that burning passion,funds restrict us.

  2. Kattabomman says:

    Gramraj India Movement
    (a forum for realizing Gandhian idea of collective social action)

    Project Title : Strengthening the Capacity of Village Communities for adaptation and mitigating the impact of Climate Change in South and Central India.

    Gramraj India Movement (GIM) is a forum of 30 CBO’s, NGO’s and People’s Organizations. GIM was incepted in 2008. It aspires to evolve a system of social transformation that;

    • Denounces the culture of silence
    • Promotes people centeredness of civil society
    • Strives to build a grassroots movement for the upliftment of dalits, adivasis and minorities and
    • Ensures gender equality in all processes of realizing the said goals

    Our Vision
    Dignity, Equity, Prosperity For every citizen of this world.

    Our Mission
    Promotion of democratic values of indigenous people
    Promotion of idea of self-rule, self-reliance and dignity
    Ensuring communities’ right to water, forest and land
    Mobilisation, Education and advocacy to achieve Gram Swaraj

    Contact Person V. Kattabomman, National Convener,
    Address for Communication 25, Dippo Street,
    Kalugumala1. Thoothukudi District.
    Postal Code – 628 552
    Geographical Coverage 360 Villages in 14 Districts in 6 States of East, West and South India
    60 Villages in Nizamabad, Adilabad Districts in Andhrapradesh State (South India)
    60 Villages in Trivandaram, Kollam Districts of Kerala State (South India)
    60 Villages in Bidar, Bijapur Districts of Karnataka State (South India)
    60 Villages in Latur and Nanded Districts of Maharashtra State (West India)
    60 Villages in Badrak and Baleshwar Districts of Orissa State (East India)
    60 Village in Kanyakumari, Tirunelvel, Thoothukudi, Virudunagar Districts of Tamilnadu State (South India)
    No. of villages covered under the project 360
    No. of families under direct coverage 95,000
    Specific Communities and Social Group Farmers, Women, Students, Dalits, Tribals,
    Total population covered. 497,488
    Total Women Covered 247,660
    Total Children Covered 147,848 (Boys: 60,925. Girls: 88,262)
    Dalits and Tribal Population Covered 87771 (Male: 43,152. Female: 44,619)
    Key Themes of the Programme Action against climate change and global warming
    Legal Holder of the Programme Punitha Annai Samuga Sevai Sangam (PASS)
    Legal Holder of the Programme Ms. B. Rajeshwari, President,
    1/2 Main Road, Kadaiyanodai,
    Thiruchendur Taluk, Thoothukudi District,
    Postal Code: 628 614
    Year of Inception of PASS 2003. Registered as a Society under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act. Registration Number: 59/2003
    Year and Number of FCRA 076090021
    Year of formation of GIM Network 2007
    Parnters in Programme 30 NGOs and CBOs
    The Context
    Climate change has become a major environmental problem as well a social problem. The increasing change in the monsoon patterns and agricultural productivity have already forced large amount of population to search for alternatives among the fast urbanizing scenario. The policies of the State are explicitly favoring the Industries. GIM recognizes the lack of awareness on the issue among the general population that had resulted in total sensitivity towards environmental concerns.
    The direct result of the irregularities in climate and growing private enterprises is making a series of discouraging impacts all over the country. The members of GIM identify problems such as,
    • lack of rain that subsequently results in commercial use of agriculture land or selling it to private owners
    • decreasing cattle wealth that could otherwise be a succor for the rural poor in worst conditions
    • Increasing pollution in the rural areas due to unchecked licensing of small and medium industries like brick kilns etc
    • Absence of adequate potable water
    as serious issues that can we witnessed in the everyday life. This furthers the vicious cycle of poverty by denying employment, education and forced migration. Which in turn result in decreased quality of life, problems of health and dependency for food. GIM believes that, if the situation of ignorance goes unrestricted, it would question the very essence of Indian rural value of ‘self sustainability’. Power imbalance, viz. State Vs Village, Private Owners Vs Small land holder, Caste Hindus Vs Dalits, etc. play a very major role in making the rural population to accept the growing pressure of living and livelihood as a way of life.
    What GIM intend to do
    GIM believes capacity building and information dissemination as the first step towards breaking down the power relations. It believes that once people understand they are oppressed, it would be the first step that stirs up questions against oppression. This would subsequently lead to the path of alternatives and liberation. GIM puts forward the following objects to facilitate that stir,
    • To make the people aware about the cause and effect of climate change in a global context
    • To increase the knowledge and sensitivity of the rural population towards climate change in their immediate environment, how it impacts in their livelihood, everyday life, environment and future.
    • Making community understand relationships between them, with others, with groups, with State and the resulting power imbalances that sustains their present situation
    • Capacity building on climate awareness to the younger generation and school children
    • To protect agricultural lands from being eaten into by private owners for commercial interests
    • To form rural environment action groups at village level and federating them at the state level to facilitate community based actions towards environment friendly life
    Activities Details Outcome
    Formation of Rural Environment Action Collectives (REACT) REACT to be formed in all the 360 villages. This will be GIM’s strategy for mobilising community. Effective of mobilisation of community members
    Decision making at the local level by local people
    Initiation of public debate on environment issues and strategies to overcome the same
    Rural Sensitization Programmes Extensive community awareness in all the target villages through effective use of street theatre and cultural activities Ensure wider understanding on environment and climate issues to rural people.
    Initiate local discussions on the subject
    District Level Campaigns Against Climate Change All the 14 districts would have district level campaigns every quarter mobilising people from throughout the project villages Demonstration of community consciousness on environment and climate issues.
    District level REACT engage / interface with local and district administration effectively
    Capacity Building programme for PRI members for environment friendly planning in Gram panchayaths Covers all the 360 villages. This would increase the understanding of village council on the effects of global changes at the local level Environment friendly panchayaths.
    Environment sensitive decisions in local village council plans
    Capacity Building programme for schools The project would run environment classes in all the schools of the project villages targeting on students of 8th and 9th class Inducing change in mindset of the students about environment.
    Students engage in tree plantation and other environment support activities
    Students environment clubs in all the schools
    Capacity training to REACT on understanding climate change and environment issues The training would include one leader from all the REACT groups. Mentoring of local leadership for local and larger campaigns
    Increase in public support for environment issues
    Recognition of local knowledge on environment
    Emphasis of Organic Farming Discussion with local farmers on the positives and long term benefits of organic farming. 5 percent of the farmers taking up organic farming
    Effective use of alternate Energy Sensitisation on alternate energy sources like solar 3 percent of families use solar panels for electricity
    Ensuring meaningful community – media interface Interface with media at the regional level, to publicise environment issues to the wider population Enabling critical consciousness among the larger public
    Creates platform for meaningful dialogue with the state and district administration
    Budget for First year
    Salaries 1,038,000
    Programmes 5,174,400
    Administration 512,000
    Total 6,724,400

    Contribution from GIM 724,400
    Request 6,000,000 Indian Rupees

  3. Solomon Simachew says:

    Request for donation
    organization name Bright image for generation Association (BIGA)
    country Ethiopia
    legislation states Registered by federal democratic of Ethiopia
    main Activity Empowerment of women by promoting self help group approach
    currently there are more than 2000 women who are members of self help group
    We are very eager to your reply

  4. Reverend Showri Babu says:

    a). Name of Organisation: HOPE (Humanity Organization for People Empowerment)

    b). address: (city, street address, PO Box, telephone, fax and e-mail)
    D.No. 6-13-62, 13/2 Arundelpet,
    GUNTUR – 522 002
    Andhra Pradesh

    c). Registration details: (registration number, place of registration, date)
    Registration number: 806/2005
    Place of registration: Guntur
    Date: 14 December 2005
    d). Brief description of the mission, vision & objectives of the HOPE
    Mission of HOPE: Focus on rehabilitation and vocational training of disabled and mentally handicapped children, child victims of abuse, domestic violence, refugee children, children of sex workers, slum children and street children.
    Vision of HOPE: Help for under-privileged kids, irrespective of race, religion, caste, or political persuasion in the fields of education, health and nutrition and sustainability. HOPE provides emergency aid and conducts campaigns against the most flagrant violations of Children’s rights.
    Objectives of HOPE: 1) Education 2) Health and Nutrition 3) Sustainability 4) Micro-Enterprise Development (MED) through Income-Generation Skills/Training
    HOPE is committed to provide Indian children with the education they need to become productive members of the community. Education for children means access to more opportunities, better paying jobs and increased literacy rates in communities. HOPE raises community awareness about the importance of educating children and strengthening the capacities of children, parents, and teachers in order to maintain educational programs. In addition to encouraging school-based programs, HOPE works with community members and families to develop solutions to obstacles standing in the way of basic education for children like the lack of classroom facilities, lack of teachers, lack of school supplies and gender inequality.
    Micro-Enterprise Development through Income-Generation Skills/Training for Parents
    To create a long-term cycle of self-reliance, families need sustainable ways to generate income. Initiatives like Micro-Enterprise Development (MED) provide lasting solutions to help the "poorest of the poor" learn to provide for themselves and jump-start the economy of their community. HOPE trains its beneficiaries on “how to break the cycle of poverty”? MED programs encourage community members to work with HOPE to develop new marketable job skills. Community members purchase the materials they need to start and grow their income and reinvest back into their small businesses. The MED programs in India are all community based. This MED program is designed to provide training in micro-enterprise skills and credit loans for the Parents of the Kids and their communities. The majority of participants in HOPE’s MED program are females.
    Health (HIV/AIDS) and Nutrition:
    Investing in health and nutrition programs means better health for families and children long before they are born. Healthy children mean a healthy and sustainable workforce. Health and Nutrition programs run by HOPE are designed to reduce malnutrition and to strengthen children's bodies and their minds. HOPE focuses on prenatal and natal care, medical treatment for children, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Interestingly, HOPE concentrates on the at-risk kids of Sex-Workers in the 25 Major Towns of Guntur & Krishna. The Primary Focus of HOPE is to avert the kids of sex-workers turning into sex-workers by suggesting alternative source of employment for the sex workers and schooling opportunities for their kids.
    Sustainability: Our experience in Andhra Pradesh, India has shown that our efforts are multiplied and are long lasting if we help others develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to reproduce and replicate the projects we help them start. It is more sustainable and lasting to teach, encourage, and train people to do things for themselves. If a community invests in a project physically, emotionally and economically, they are more likely to appreciate and value it. Having local perspective and knowledge of the community incorporated into the process means that it is more likely to be culturally appropriate. We help local communities in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh State, India to identify their needs, and then work with them to see what resources are available locally. As is often the case, there may be a lot of manpower in the communities we assist, but few materials and required skill sets. HOPE's approach is to allocate responsibility to the community for providing the land and labour, and we fund the materials.
    e). Brief description of the type of activities and achievements of the Partner Organization
    HOPE has transformed impoverished neighborhoods into fully functioning sustainable ones. Our Staff possesses locally registered experts in the area of international and community development, who are chosen through proven test-record of Social Work.
    Through our partnership, HOPE develops participatory programs that build a community's ability to create and manage sustainable improvements. We help community members’ gain the skills needed to think about and manage workable solutions for their problems, themselves. HOPE employs the PLA (Participatory Learning Approach) and PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) for its targeted kids to strengthen their capacities by providing direction, guidance and advice. It also plays a role in monitoring the project activities and assisting the partners in evaluating the impact of their programs.Since 2005, HOPE has been working in 2 Districts of Andhra Pradesh (India) and 25 villages.
    • Number of CBO (Community Based Organizations) Partners : 25
    • Number of Programs: 6
    • Number of authorized children: 745
    • Number of families impacted by HOPE’s help: 714
    • Number of villages HOPE helps: 25
    EDUCATION:The intervention of HOPE has ensured that 98% of eligible children in the operating areas are in school and that the number of children working as child labourers has been considerably reduced.
    Successes and Achievements of HOPE:
    • Reduction of Child Labour.
    • 20 children groups ( Children Parliament, Children Clubs)
    • 10 Child Resource Centers and 745 children are using the services on a daily basis
    • Mainstreamed 76 children with Multiple Disabilities
    • Significant reduction in Gender Discrimination ( 51% girl children in sponsorship and enrollment in schools)
    • Increase in Community Involvement leading to greater opportunities for higher education
    • Creation of Employment Opportunities, 3 % sponsored children placed in government and private sectors
    • Vocational Skill Training (Computer, Motor Mechanic, Nursing & Teacher Training, etc) leading to Self Reliance (480 children)
    • Counseling for Kids of Sex Workers not to resort to Prostitution as Family Business
    Micro-Enterprise Development (MED)
    Successes and Achievements of HOPE:
    • Reduction of exorbitant payment of interest (from 8% to 4% per month)
    • 35 Livelihood Self-Help-Groups (SHG) covering 471 families in 25 villages
    • Rs. 500,000 mobilized from these groups for consumption and short term productive purposes
    • HOPE supports 27 small business with 3 partners covering 3,800 sponsored families and 91 non sponsored families
    • Increased opportunities for new entrepreneurs, increased income level of families by 12%.
    • Increased Self Esteem and decision making of women, owning immovable assets (5% of MED members).
    • Increased Skills of Local Governance and Employability and Democratic Elections as Panchayat (LocalGovernance) Presidents.
    Health and Nutrition
    Successes and Achievements of HOPE:
    • Reduction in Malnutrition and under nourishment in children
    • 215 Volunteers are available in the project area to take care of health issues of communities
    • Increased acceptance of natural, home made low cost quality nutrients and communities are using it.
    • Organic Farming: Availability of chemical-free green vegetables (Bio Intensive Garden) in 80% of operational villages
    • Better health condition ensured to all Children, Families & Communities, less issue of major ailments and communicable diseases
    • Considerable reduction in infant mortality rate
    Water and Sanitation and Environment
    • 3 sets of awareness campaigns for ground water recharge importance
    • 13 rain water harvest structures
    • 23 villages have safe drinking water facilities
    • 7 irrigation tanks – feeding channel renovated
    • 2 percolation tanks renovated with community participation
    • 4 schools have sanitation facilities
    • 350 families are using sanitary facilities at home
    • Anti Polythene (Plastic) campaign conducted on working villages in two phases
    • Parents Committee Members and CBO (Community Based Organization) members involved in Avenue Tree Planting (around 6500) in and around the village
    Self Sustainability ( Income Generation Programs of Livestock)
    • Rural Women and Adolescent Girls are illiterate and their illiteracy should not be a hindrance for their financial sustainability. For this reason, HOPE encourages these illiterate peasant rural women and girls through income generation programmes of Livestock Rearing of (Pigs, Cows, Buffaloes, Backyard Poultry, Rabbits) and Kitchen Vegetable Gardens and Mobile-Egg-Sale-Units.
    • Increased the skill of the project staff to reach the community, 4 local trainers on child rights, 3 sponsorship trainers, 2 trainers on child abuse
    • Increased the income level of the project staff through consultancy opportunity
    • New donor opportunities and networking with other organizations
    2. HOPE’s Project: Shelter for Kids of Sex Workers of Andhra Pradesh State: HOPE Not-For-Profit Organization would like to submit its project proposal of Shelter-Home for the Kids of Sex Workers of Andhra Pradesh State for the kind consideration of STARS Foundation Awards,2011. The Duration of Project is 5 years

    3. Project Location:
    The Kids of the Sex-Workers of 25 Major Municipalities of the Districts of Guntur and Krishna
    a). Provide general information on the area & community where the project will take place. With over a billion people, India is the world's largest democracy today. But more than 75% of the population lives in villages and depends on subsistence agriculture. India is basically an agrarian society having most of its citizens are illiterate and ignorant and are believers of Karma (Theory of Pre-Destination). However, it has been estimated that over 350 million people in India, live in "absolute poverty" (Below the Poverty Line) and that the country has the highest number of child laborers. HOPE therefore has been concentrating on such areas where instances of children dropping out of school because of poverty and being forced into Employment /Trafficking/ Prostitution are high. The Geographical jurisdiction of HOPE NFP is the two districts of Guntur and Krishna of the State of Andhra Pradesh in South India.
    The Current Situation of the Project: The kids of the sex-workers are classified into boys and girls. The male-kids of these sex-workers end up as pimps after growing up. For girls, the outlook is even worse as they are likely to be beaten, drugged and sold to a brothel. And the female kids end up as sex-workers after growing up. After a survey of one long year 2009, HOPE has taken initiative of procuring the statistics of these sex-workers of all the 25 major municipalities of Guntur and Krishna Districts. Later HOPE has conducted a two-day workshop-seminar for the targeted sex-workers and the following action plan is proposed:
    1) Free Admission of the Kids into State and Federal Government’s Orphanages or Boarding Homes: Segregation of these kids from their Sex-Worker-Mothers at the infancy stage of kindergarten and getting them admitted in boarding homes/orphanages sponsored by charities. Environment (Sexually-Perverted and Sexually-Polluted) plays a crucial role in the upbringing of a child. All the Participants have opined that it would do a world of good for the kids to stay away from their parents (Sex-Workers). This responsibility is ushered to the NGO/NFP of HOPE.
    2) Monthly Visits: The Kids should not visit their sex-worker-parents until they finish their high-school education and instead the Parents will visit their kids once in a month.
    3) Motivation of these Kids to resort to Vocational Training ASAP (As Soon As Possible) The Kids of Sex-Workers should be highly motivated to settle as early as possible in their lives so that the tendency ( to emulate their infamous sex-worker parents (prostitutes/gigolos) is ripped in the bud itself.
    4) Facilitator & Confidential Mentor: HOPE should act as a Facilitator in a highly confidential manner to mediate between these kids and their erstwhile parents. In other words, HOPE should never reveal the true identity and the infamous profession of these sex-workers to their respective kids as it could result in grave consequences of social stigma, insults and hardships and the kids may have to face humiliating experience and may return to the family business of prostitution, all over again!!!
    5) Concept of SSWK (Shelter for Sex-Worker Kids): During Schooling time, the kids reside in their respective boarding homes but during their vacation time the kids cannot and should not go back to the homes of their sex-worker-parents and so HOPE provides an alternative Shelter-Home. This Shelter provides rehabilitation for 250 Kids during the time of Vacation (Quarterly/Half-Yearly/Annually) for these Special Kids. Wherever possible, the children are reunited with their families. They are welcomed to the Shelter-Home. At the home they are given counseling, health care, food and clothing, picnics and recreational outings. To help them ease back into regular schooling, they are given an hour of informal education daily. They are also introduced to budgeting and saving and each child has a savings account opened for them. For the older children they offer vocational training and help with finding employment.
    6) Medical Emergency: Apart from the Vacation Time, if these special kids get sick, and if their parents cannot attend to their medical emergency needs and ipso facto the obligation lies with the HOPE as a replacement or alternative for their parents and the kids shall be accompanied by the HOPE staff into the SSKW, with immediate effect. And after the recovery process (the medical expenses will be borne by their parents), the kids shall be sent be sent back to their Boarding Homes for the persuasion of their education.
    HOPE has been working with committed and competent Staff over a period of 5 years, in "a partner in development" rather than the "donor provider approach", addressing the issues of children and poverty. Due to this partnership, 85% of children in the operational villages of Guntur and Krishna Districts have had access to formal and informal education systems and there has been a tangible impact among their families and the communities as well. More female students from our programs are now in colleges completing degrees in Science/Arts, Hotel Management (Culinary Arts) and Humanities, Teaching, Nursing, Lab-Technology, Neo-Natal and Critical Care Unit, Engineering and Information Technology.
    3. Target Group
    Brief Description of intended beneficiaries of proposed intervention (Characteristics & Number).
    Almost 250 boys and girls (Age-Group of 5-15) of the 398 sex-workers are the intended beneficiaries hailing from 25 Major Municipalities of the 2 Districts of Guntur and Krishna. The two buildings will be hosting the boys and girls separately giving shelter to 142 boys and 108 Girls, respectively. Boys will be looked after by Male Wardens and the Girls are looked after by Female Wardens.

    4. Project Design
    a). Give a short analysis of the problem the project is expected to address.
    The project addresses the crucial problems of Rehabilitation and Education and Livelihood Opportunities for the most vulnerable kids of Sex Workers of Indian Society.

    b). What is the Purpose of the project? The purpose is Two-Fold:
    Long-Term Purpose: The Purpose of the Project is giving Shelter and Hope for Respectable and Sustainable Livelihood through Education and Vocational Training even if these kids happen to be the Sex-Workers’ Kids.
    Short-Term Purpose: Saving the Kids not to become Pimps and Prostitutes

    c). How is the project going to reach this purpose? Explain chosen methods and strategies.
    Staff Selection Criteria: HOPE employs the coordinating staff that is collar made for this purpose of rehabilitation and education of these special kids. Selection Criteria for the HOPE Staff is the best-suited for this purpose.
    The infra structure: HOPE possesses a three storied building for the triune purpose of 1) Ground Floor for Office 2) First Floor for Boys and 3) Second Floor for Girls and the Cellar is exclusively meant for Parking of the Staff Vehicles and the Visitors.
    Food and Clothing: The State and Federal Governments freely sponsor the Food and Clothing of these Special Kids as part of the Annual Budgetary Concerns.
    Indoor Staff (2 Warden for Girls and 2 Warden for Boys): HOPE NFP employs two wardens separately during day time and Night Time. In case of Medical emergency one warden will do overtime and will cover both day time and night time.
    Outdoor Staff/Mobile Staff : 4(2 Male and 2 Female): In case of Medical Emergency, for safety reasons the kids have to be accompanied by the HOPE Mobile Staff to be brought to the SSWK (Shelter for Sex workers’ Kids)

    d). what are the expected positive sustainable effects of the intervention for the beneficiaries?
    1) After receiving five years of primary education ( Class 1 to Class 5) the kids can easily earn their part-time job of Janitor, Plumber, Carpenter, Gardener, Sweeper, Electrician, Tailor, Painter, etc. for boys and a) Hand Embroidery b) Basket Making c) Doll Making d) Lace Work for Girls.
    2) If the kids are good at academic studies, then the kids can easily excel in their respective studies and can achieve a satisfctory academic career and can go as many places as possible.
    3) Education can fetch a source of permanent and sustainable livelihood and once the kids start earning their livelihood in a respectable manner, they will not retreat from this respectable path and can easily avoid the tendency to emulate their sex-worker parents.
    4) An educated kid is always an asset for the Society as well as for the family and the kid will not turn as a Liability (burden as anti-social-element) for the Indian society.
    5. Duration
    a).Give an outline of projected duration of intervention with yearly development goals.
    Year 1: The Fundamentals (Letters and Numbers, Vegetables, Fruits, Colouring)
    Year 2: Mathematics (Additions and Subtractions), Science, Mother-Tongue
    Year 3: Mathematics (Multiplications & Divisions), Science Mother-Tongue
    Year 4: Mathematics, Science, Social, Drawing and Painting Mother-Tongue
    Year 5: Sex-Education, Maths, Science, Social, English, Telugu (Local), Hindi (National)
    The duration of the project is for 5 years (2011-2015).

    6. Resources
    a). What are the resources needed for implementation in terms of: Staff: 8 {Indoor Staff: 4 and Outdoor Staff: 4}
    Equipment: Ceiling Fans: 20; Tube lights: 40; Electric Bulbs: 40
    Materials: White Boards, Sketch Pens, Pencils Sharpeners, Erasers, Books
    School Fees: For 250 Kids (Boy and Girls)
    Transportation: Bicycles and Public Transportation (Bus and Train Fares)
    Medical Emergency:

    b). Give an estimated budget in major categories in US Dollars
    Resources Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
    1 Staff : 8 3840 3840 4008 4008 4176
    2 Equipment 2000 1000 1000 1000 1000
    3 Materials 3000 1000 1000 1000 1000
    4 Transportation 2500 2500 3000 3000 3500
    5 School Fees 3000 3000 3500 3500 4000
    6 Medical Emergency 2000 2000 2500 2500 3000
    7 Vocational Training 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000
    Grand Total 19340 16340 18008 18008 19676

    The Estimated Budget for the complete duration of the intervention for five years: $ 91372
    The Unexpected Budget for Contingencies/Miscellaneous/Currency Fluctuations: $ 8628
    Grand Total Project Budget: Shelter for Sex Workers’ Kids for 5 years from STARS: $100,000

    Passionate Appeal: The Kids, irrespective of the status of their parents (sex-workers), should not suffer lack of opportunities for Education and Employment. The Million Dollar Question is:
    Should the Kids of the Sex-Workers again become the Prostitutes and Pimps and Gigaloes for ever or could they entertain the thoughts of rehabilitation and respectable academic career?
    Only in due course of time, STARS Foundation can answer this question and nobody else!!! Hoping against Hope, an Award from STARS can have a Lasting Impact on the lives of 250 Kids directly and indirectly pose a glimmer of hope in lives of their 398 Sex-Worker Parents in India.

  5. PLLO: Punjabi Language & Literacy Organization

    Punjabi Development and Education promoters

    Introducing PLLO
    PLLO was established in 2004 in Karachi, Pakistan. PLLO is a non government organization. We are here to studies, documents, and assists the Punjabi community in mother tongue education. PLLO is also working on strengthening the Punjabi language.
    We are Punjabi Group of people main Purpose is to develop and Assist the Punjabi Poor Community to the Education and brings the importance of the Education for the Community and for the future progress.
    What we Wants
    We are working in term to practices the academic disciplines of civic leaders, activists, involved citizens and professionals to improve various aspects of local Punjabi communities.

    We seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing these groups with the skills they need to affect change in their own communities. These skills are often concentrated around building confidence empower through the formation of large social groups working for a common agenda. we understand both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities' positions within the context of larger social institutions.

    We want complementary community development.

    – Community Development Foundation,

    – Community Development Exchange and the Formation of


    – Community Economic Development

    – Community Capacity building

    – Faith based community & nonviolent direct action

    We want to set of values and practices which plays a special role in overcoming poverty and disadvantage, knitting society together at the grass roots and deepening democracy. There are active citizens who use techniques on a voluntary basis

    Our key purpose is to build Punjabi communities based on justice, equality and mutual respect.

    We involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and people in positions of power, so that everyone can take part in the issues that affect their lives. It starts from the principle that within any community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience which, if used in creative ways, can be channelled into collective action to achieve the communities' desired goals.

    We are here to create opportunities for the community to learn new skills and, by enabling people to act together.

    Our Vision
    PLLO will establish many schools in Karachi and in other places for the Punjabi community in Pakistan. PLLO will promote the mother-tongue education, Punjabi culture and richness of its people through education.
    Our Mission
    1- Punjabi Community Development
    2- Punjabi Eduction / Textual Written work Development
    3- Punjabi Values and Tradition
    4- Punjabi Language Importance
    5- Translation In Punjabi Texture
    6- Social Welfare
    7- Recreation (Including Culture)
    8- Environmental Activity

  6. brijesh tiwari says:



    than now i have expence i am lot of money.

    i want minimum 5 caror in india rupee.

  7. brijesh tiwari says:

    reqested sir

    i an brijesh tiwari my ngo whos name of GYAN KI GANGA SAMAJ SEWA SANTHA this ngo is working in uttar-pradesh whos indias big state.the ngo target of poor.dirt.pollution is ennding. working on the health and environment issue. basically ngo is suffurin money problem. i working hiv aids awairness and hepetitis.polio.and other basic awairness.if than i met money so i clean the atmosphere and every person is healthy.

  8. Margaret T. Udoh says:

    We run an NGO with the following objectives:

    • To emphasize on the importance of good mental health.

    • To provide therapy, counseling and rehabilitation to the physically and psychologically challenged children between the ages of 10 and 17 from advantaged and disadvantaged homes who have lost focus and direction in schools and at home.

    • To provide after school care services for the children whose after school lives have not been planned; by providing skill/talent discovery programs for them; help with their home work; academic disable subjects and enlighten them on how to use their time well and stay away from trouble.

    • To help parents especially mothers to gain a better insight into the understanding of their children by enlightening them on the psychology of children and adolescents.

    • To give awareness to children, teachers and parents on health issues that will affect academic performance if ignored.

    • To give awareness to children on the issues of life which are not taught in our regular schools.

    We shall appreciate if our organization will also be considered because we have seious financial and funding challenges. These are the beneficiaries of our program:

    a) Physically, psychologically and emotionally abused children

    b) children from disadvantaged background whose academic abilities are limited/orphans and vulnerable children

    c) Children whose parents are too busy to dedicate time for their studies and moral upbringing.

    d) Children from rich and comfortable homes who lack proper direction and focus.

    e) Beneficiaries must be in school or drop out temporarily due to one of the above mentioned problems.

    f) Normal children who need awareness and understanding into the issues of life that concern them.

    g) Parents especially mothers who need awareness and more understanding into the psychology and behaviour of children.

    h) Parents and teachers of the beneficiaries for continuity and follow up.

    We thank you in advance and a expect a favourable response.

    Margaret T. Udoh


  9. Bandula Perera , Pro says:

    We submit the following details of our intended work and request you to please consider our proposal for providing financial assistance.
    1. Introduction
    Agromart Outreach Foundation (AOF) established in 1987 is a nongovernmental organization with charity status dedicated to the cause of providing support to improve the quality of life of rural poor in Sri Lanka, has a continuous record of establishing ‘Agromart Production Societies’ (APS) as a social, economical and political empowerment tool to advance rural communities, especially rural women, from poverty to prosperity. AOF, through the establishment of APSs offers financial and non-financial services to low income women of the community. Among the financial services offered, credit, savings and insurance are the most popular products; while social mobilization, political empowerment, rural infrastructure development and skills development remain the main focus of the non-financial program.
    Up to date AOF was able to establish 740 Agromart Production Societies (APSs) of which 161 have been registered as Community Based Organizations (CBOs) under the Companies Act. The membership amounts to 37,790 women and 10,820 men. Even though these societies are strong enough to operate on their own, Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers of these societies form District Executive Committees, with links to AOF which provide direct means of dissemination to grass-root villagers to further their activities.
    AOF wishes to expand this service to Northern and Eastern Provinces with a more holistic approach by selecting an entire GN Division (Village) as their unit of operation and establishing production based APSs in each village in order to develop the village socially and economically.
    Initially as a pilot exercise AOF wishes to select most deserving villages (GN Divisions) in the following Divisional Secretary (DS) Divisions in Mannar, and Ampara, Administrative Districts:

    Province District DS Divisions
    North Mannar Nanaddan
    East Ampara Alayadivembu
    The above DS Divisions are categorized as the most backward DS Divisions in the respective Districts with regard to their infrastructure, health, education and sanitation facilities and income generation capacity. The most deserving 05 villages (GN Divisions) from each DS Division will be selected to establish APSs.
    Initially we hope to select five villages from Nanaddan DS division in the Mannar District. At present Agromart has District Office in Ampara District. As we hope to expand our activities to Northern Province (Manner District) it is required to open a District Office in Mannar as well. Once activities in Manner are successfully established, we hope to selected villages from other Districts in Northern and Eastern Provinces.
    2. Activities for Phase 01 in Manner and Ampara Districts.
    Five new APSs will be established for each District and at least 10 APSs in Mannar and Ampara Distrcits by the end of the phase 01 of the project – project period would be 3 years. Initially activities of one or two GN Divisions can be done on a pilot project basis and could be extended to other selected areas. Members of these APSs will be mainly poor villagers who have the potential and background to commence an income generating activity on their own or women who are currently engaged in a traditional income generating activity but without progress due to lack of skills and/or capital investment.
    Both of these categories will be given the required skills for entrepreneurship development viz., economic literacy, skills required to improve the product quality and quantity, financial and marketing strength and social empowerment to make them self sustainable. Therefore our action will create aver 1,500 APS members who will eventually bring a direct benefit to their own families creating socially and economically empowered rural women’s groups in 10 ‘backward’ villages.

    3. Procedure of Establishing APSs.

    Agromart Production Society is a proven unit for production and collective action to overcome member’s financial and household problems and to conduct financial transactions related to their income generation and enterprise development in a more orderly manner. Most of their needs are addressed, discussed and solved within each APS. Establishment of APSs at the village level and ensuring their smooth functioning is the ultimate target of our action. The membership of these societies consists of individuals who have been selected from villages as having potential for entrepreneurship and leadership. The following logical steps are followed in the formation of the societies to ensure their stability and sustainability:

    a) Identification of local leaders among the target group by village surveys by AOF staff and by leveraging knowledge and experience of the Government Officials, religious leaders and other respected members of the society
    The key function of this phase is to raise awareness about AOF products and services among villagers. The government officials of the DS office, Grama Niladhari (GN) in the respective village, religious leaders, and other distinguished members in the village will play a key role in initial establishment of the APS concept among the target groups by introducing AOF products and services. In addition they will help to identify the existing women leaders in village to jump-start the social mobilization and group development process.

    b) Identification of Potential areas of Income Generation
    Traditional livelihood activities which could be uplifted by introducing new technology, potential new livelihood activities that could be successfully promoted with the available local recourses and skills will be identified with active community participation

    c) GYB and 3S training and livelihood development assistance
    Once the livelihood activities are identified ‘Grow Your Business’ and ‘Sector Specific Skills’ development training will be given to the selected members in the identified fields of micro-enterprises. These training are provided to develop the required skills, knowledge and attitudes to create successful entrepreneurs.

    Integrated with training, a holistic package of services is provided to develop sustainable enterprises. These services include micro credit facilities, market information, economic literacy training, social and political empowerment of the beneficiaries, field visits and domestic study tours.

    d) Formation of Agromart Production Societies (APSs)
    Along with training, on-going formation of APSs will be done in each village. Depending on the number involved separate APSs for a field of enterprise can be formed making more than one APS per GN Division. At least one APS per GN Division will be formed. AOF is making use of the experience of the committee members of the successful APSs to train the newly found rural leaders. They are called ‘Host Society Officials’. Old and new leaders make the team that take the expansion work forward together in the new areas. Host Society Officials will spend considerable time period in the new area with the identified new women leaders to educate the villagers about APS activities and mobilize women to form APSs in their village. Exposure visits and theoretical training by the training division are other key inputs in this phase for the capacity development of the new societies.

    Formation of APSs is coupled with the on-going training to ensure the active participation of the members in society activities and to ensure the sustainability of the APSs.

    e) AOF Staff training
    AOF is to recruit Project Development Officers (PDO) for each DS Division to carry out the responsibility of formation and smooth function of the APSs. Newly recruited PDOs will be initially trained in this specialized field of activity by the training department of the AOF and followed by an on-the-job training with PDOs in existing AOF offices to ensure the quality of the services. They will be given a practical know-how in operational procedures. Mobilization of members, customer/public relations, mobilization of savings, loan appraisal and general management are the fields of training.

    f) Training the APS Committee Members
    Key committee members of the APSs will be trained to provide them with the practical guidance and knowledge about the value of their responsibilities in their respective roles and functions, general administrative procedures of APSs, legal aspects, order and disciplinary procedures in conducting meetings and general member affairs, accounts and bookkeeping.

    g) Monitoring and Supervision
    Constant monitoring and supervision of the APS activities by the AOF officials will be done not only at the initial stages of the APSs but as a regular and continuous function. To regularize these activities there are District Committees of APSs with direct links with the district office of AOF. There is a proven monitoring procedure followed by AOF to ensure smooth functioning of each APS and their sustainability.

    4. Strengthening AOF Head Office & District Offices

    Strengthening the staff positions in the AOF Head Office and the District Offices in the respective Districts is necessary for the successful implementation of the proposed activities. We propose the following additions to the head office staff in this regard:
    a) Part-time project consultant for the overall supervision and guidance of the project activities
    b) Project Coordinator to be in-charge of the project activities in all districts including periodical field monitoring and progress evaluation
    In each District Office the following staff positions will be created:
    a) Project Development Officer to supervise the activities implemented under the project in the respective district and to report to the head office
    b) Field Officer for each District office to implement the field activities as directed by the coordinator and the PDO.
    The District Managers of AOF, Project Development Officers (PDO), and Field Officers (FO) provide the overall direction and supervision of the activities at the District level. A PDO and FO is identified for each District to be responsible for new APSs. New District Office will be established in Mannar and office facilities in Ampara District Office will be upgraded to cater to the additional volume of work. In this regard a Motor cycle will be provided for the FO/PDO for the field work.

    5. Sustainability of new APSs and Mitigation of Risks
    During the last decade of its existence, Agromart has emerged as a leader in helping rural communities, specially women, to mobilize and utilize their latent capabilities and talents to promote self reliance and break the cycle of poverty in the rural society. The Foundation follows a systematic process of activities to achieve its objectives minimizing the risks.

    According to the AOF experience following are the risks involved in establishing a new ‘female dominant society’ in an economically and socially backward area and, the solutions found to mitigate them:

    a) Resistance of the locals to form a ‘new’ society when most of ‘rural societies’ are mal-functioned or short-lived
    During the village survey carried out identify the most suitable village, this factor is considered. Our officials will work with the relevant government officials, religious leaders and village leaders. The positive approach of these key figures is considered as a vital factor in selecting a suitable GN division.

    AOF is approaching the local women leaders because it is our experience that once convinced women leaders will act more forcefully to access the benefits of the APSs. AOF is not merely taking the ‘concept’ of APSs to the village but we approach them with a proven production package with entrepreneurship training before forming the APS.

    b) Reluctance of the rural women to ‘socialize’.
    Forming ‘women dominant’ groups can be difficult in the initial stages. It is our experience that the initial gathering is difficult in some instances. We are using the ‘host society’ introduction at the initial stages to overcome this risk. When the ‘host Society’ members explain the benefits of APSs and their experience with AOF to the new groups it is easy to build their confidence than with the formal official approach. This approach also will subdue the possible male resistance to form ‘women dominant’ groups as the males will know the benefits their households will receive and the ease of the family burdens that can be achieved through the APSs.

    In addition to the direct enterprise related skills AOF will arrange to provide ‘life skills’ for the APS members including social empowerment, Family health and sanitation, conflict resolving and political empowerment. This will eventually bring the hidden talents in the rural women in a socialized manner for the benefit of their own society.

    c) Resistance to change from Traditional livelihood methods
    Training to desalinate new technology to improve the outcome and quality of traditional products will not be welcomed by some of the rural community even though they have the potential of improving their enterprises. We are including local study tours to show the progress made by the counterpart entrepreneurs in the successful APS areas to mitigate this problem.

    d) Problems in Micro-financing
    AOF is facilitating the APSs to form their own fund raising activities and loan disbursement system to benefit all their members. An initial grant will be given to them to build up their reserve and loan recovery activities are closely monitored by AOF officials. There are few teething problems we encounter in repayment of loans etc. The ‘group responsibility’ approach and introducing strict financial rules and ethics from the initial stages have overcome this problem.

    6. Estimated Expenditure for three year programme –225,000$US.
    Total expenditure for a period of three years including:
    a) Initial establishment of Branch Office at Manner,
    b) Strengthening the Ampara Branch Office,
    c) Capital Equipment and recurrent expenditure,
    d) Need assessment in the selected GN Divisions,
    e) Training to improve the Life skills of the villagers,
    f) Infrastructure development in the selected villages Eg. Health centers and Midwifery centers,
    g) Monitoring and progress evaluation and,
    h) Staff emoluments and other administration costs,
    is estimated to be 225,000 US$.

    7. Expected Outcome
    The most lasting service an NGO could do is to raise the capacity of the beneficiaries to be able to be self-reliant without the help of the Donors or NGO assistance. It is necessary to build the capacity of the individuals as well as the capacity of the village to work as a team or a group to achieve this position. They will be empowered and strengthen to negotiate with the proper state agencies and access local community and state resources to obtain the required services for their benefit. Development of the village societies is the most common strategy for this achievement.

    Agromart will train the villagers to work as a ‘team’ in decision making. Participatory actions in a transparent and democratic manner will improve the attitudes of the villagers. As Agromart implements a credit and savings scheme at village level, regular meetings are necessary. Agromart will also train members and committee members on leadership and management. The objective is to promote group solidarity and community leadership and leave a sustainable self reliance society when Agromart decides that it will no longer work in a village.

    Therefore the physical outcome of the establishment of sustainable APSs owned, operated and managed by poor mothers as their own resource base will improve their income generating capacity and the slandered of living.

    Apart from the physical outcome there is a great social outcome as well. With the establishment of the APSs the benefits will drip down to at least half of the total households in the project area at the end of the project term. The benefits will gradually spread in to a wider area.

    This exercise will eventually improve the lives of the entire project area providing the villagers long deprived respectable living standards to achieve self respect and social recognition.

  10. Dear Humanitarian Community
    With due regard and respect, we share with you a brief profile of Community Empowerment Development Association (CEDA) – an NGO Working for community uplift and disaster management in Pakistan since 1965.
    Our mission is to envisage a just society where people’s dignity is ensured, where basic needs are met, where there is equity in the distribution of resources, and where people are free to be the authors of their own development. We help the vulnerable and margenlised groups without any discrimination and we have the systems – based on social accountability.
    CEDA is working hard to initiate and promote gender sensitization in the area, provide women access to markets, giving wider experience of the world outside the home, access to information and possibilities for development of other social and political roles. It also Organize awareness campaigns for Girl's Education. CEDA is working hard to achieve the following objectives:-
    • To free underprivileged children from the pangs of hunger.
    • To empower them with an access to education.
    • To enable them think clearly and work effectively.
    • alleviate malnutrition problem.
    CEDA is promoting and encouraging the education of underprivileged children because we believe that education can unlock the vicious and self-perpetuating cycle of hunger and poverty. We also provide skill-based training to victims and encourage their participation in peace building activities
    If we fail to achieve these objective, our dream to acieve the mellenium development goals will be a wishful thinking. For any future partnership, please do contact us.Thanks
    With Best Regard;

  11. Lesley Kapile says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We take pleasure in requesting support for chitani Community Based Organization from any Donor.The funds will be used to expand care for orphans and vulnerable children programmers in Blantyre north east constituency Traditional Authority Kapeni, Blantyre, southern Malawi. The project will increase support for the 105 orphans and vulnerable children careers, keeping 175 children in schools, empowering them, meeting their emotional needs and protection for the legal and human rights.Chitani is seeking grant of $30,0500 from Advantage Africa to be payable in 18 months starting form December 2010 to June 2012. The grant to be payable in quarterly. In the first 6 Months Chitani will use $ 10,000 to be used increasing capacity building for 105 caregivers in core care for orphan and vulnerable children, provide the school needs for 175 children of 2 to 18 years. The next 6 Months will use $15,000 continue supporting the education needs for the orphans and vulnerable children including provision of start-up capital for 20 children (older orphans and vulnerable children who will be supported in vocational skills, welding carpentry and tinsmiths sawing). The last 6 Months will use $10,0500 for community capacities through dialogue on protection for the legal and human rights for children and the project administration.Chitani CBO will need technical support from the resource provider. The resource prover will be invited to various activities for the project.

    Back ground for the organization

    Chitani community based organization was established in 2004 but it came to full swing in 2005. It was established by few individuals due to the increase of orphans and vulnerable children in the area and the stress of the extended family. Chitani is located 20 Kilometers from Blantyre City. The people in the area are generally poor. They depend on agriculture. They sale at Lunzu market. The area is high rates of HIV/AIDS. The major factors are cultural practices, unemployment, multiple sexual partnership. We registered with Malawi Government under Trustees corporation act. We also registered with Malawi Network of Aids Services Organizations, District Social welfare, District AIDS Coordinating Committee.


    Improved livelihood of the poor people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi and empower them and realizing a health livelihood.

    Chitani is the Malawian organization comprises of the underprivileged people ie orphans and vulnerable children, people living with HIV/AIDS, caregivers, the elderly and those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and their families working to improve their livelihoods by empowering them with infrastructure, information education and communication skills income generating activities and strengthen good cultural values, beliefs and practices that help prevent the spread of pandemic.

    Our approach

    We achieve our mission through the following direct approach:

    Early childhood development:

    We established 6 centers where orphans and vulnerable children of 2 to 5 years attain early education . They provided with one time porridge. They take 4 hours every day. At each centre there are 10 committee members and 3 volunteer teachers. They learn basics in Mathematics, Music, English and playing.

    Home based care :

    We have the committee of ten people who are HIV positive and affected. They conduct home visits to 75 chronically ill people in the area. They provide psychosocial, material and in times medical support. The program is joint with Mlambe Hospital.

    Food security :

    Each village has communal gardens where they grow crops like vegetables and maize for extra food and extra cash to support children centers and chronically ill patients.

    Human rights :

    We promote women rights through focusing on harmful cultural practices. With support from Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service we are conducting community dialogues on the interlinkeges between culture HIV/AIDS, gender based violence and women’s rights.

    Chitani as the registered organization has 6 Board of Trustees 6 support staff, 12 executive members and 110 volunteers.

    We thank you for taking time to read and respond to this Chitani's e-mail. Waiting for hearing from you.

    Samson W Mulole,
    Executive Director,
    Chitani Community Based Organization,
    PO Box 2526, Blantyre, Malawi,
    Southern Africa.


    we want to apply for fund support

  13. Anton Bele says:

    As a director of 'Gita Kasih' (Song of Love) Foundation based in Timor, Indonesia, I'm trying to ask help from any donators abroad in cultural sites restoration and in conserving environment in Timor. Our Foundation is active in motivating rural communities to conserve their environment, including restoring their ancient cultural sites. They have time, ideas and power but they are lack of funds. So, if someone reads this notes and have enough attention to know more, please contact us in this. Thanks. God bless us.

  14. Dr.Ikram-ul-Islam says:

    Vite-N-Hope would like to particpate as it is working for the social and psychological rehabilitation of the sexually exploited children by establishing thirteen Educational and Counselling Centers in differnt areas of Lahore. There are more than 4000 such targetted children in its theses ECC's.

    Vite-N-Hope will enhance this project with your collaboration.

  15. Dr.Ikram-ul-Islam says:

    Vite-N-Hope was originated in 1992 to generate the awareness about STI’s, HIV and AIDS necessary to the female sex workers (FSW’s), a group with risky behaviour and has expanded to include their children to avoid there becoming ensnared in the webs of crime and terror. It has expanded to include the children who live in the Red Light District and different population in Lahore and provides for the medical, educational, and vocational needs of those children. Dr. Ikram took charge by establishing first project of its own kind for the social and psychological rehabilitation of sexually exploited children in Lahore. Vite-N-hope has started first project of its own kind not only in Pakistan but also in any of the Islamic country. VNH will be able to enhance its project by getting STARS Impact Awards 2011

    The program has attracted interest on the Internet as shown by the following links, UNICEF Pakistan – Real lives, Vit-N-Hope | The Enabling Support Foundation, IKEA | Saba_from_Pakistan, IKEA | One euro is a fortune and Soft Toy Campaign 2007. (The Vite-n-Hope Day Care Centre in Shadrah is supported by UNICEF through IKEA funding. It offers a protective environment for 200 sexually abused children).

    All the targeted children range in age from 4 to 18 year of age with 32% male and 68% female, The majority were sexually abused, pornography seducers, drug addicts, and homo or heterosexual sex workers. As of this fall there are 4541 targeted children served by 37 female teachers in thirteen Education Counseling Centers (ECC’s). Most of the teachers were FSW’s in the past and now, after social & psychological rehabilitation, they are serving as successful teachers in the same ECC’s. Vite-N-Hope has not only has provided rehabilitation services but has been successful as a career ladder. This is the first project of its own kind not only in Pakistan but in any of the Islamic country. So VNH not only wants to continue this exceptional project but also replicate in other parts of the world where such problem is being prevailed.

    Vite-N-Hope is a dynamic program that seeks innovative approaches to supporting the children. During the last year five unique projects were initiated.

    • The Hope Music provided singing and dance instruction and made it possible for the children to perform on stage at the Universal Children Day and Independence Day of Pakistan.

    • The Early Childhood Day Care Centre has been established, to provide for the care of preschool children.

    • Six children from Vite-N-Hope delivered nationally televised speeches on CR in Punjab and National Assembly of Pakistan.

    • Spanish generalists developed a documentary focusing the street, sexually abused and teachers of its ECC’s. This documentary was telecasted through all the Spanish channels to give orientation to the people of its different communities to initiate similar programs for the kids in Spain also.

    • An Arts and Crafts Exhibition was hosted by a local art gallery and many targeted children exhibited their paintings, drawings and crafts. (Many of exhibited painting/drawings are available at the site of http://connect.state.gov

    Proposed Activates of Vite-N-Hope under the Grant:

    For the past few months, VNH has been consulting with the Enabling Support Foundation (ESF) on how to bring the Internet into the classrooms of these children. The ESF is a 501c3 non-profit with a dual mission to support persons with disability and education. It was founded in 1994 and consisted of a donated computer distribution and training centre and an online presence with a website at http://www.enabling.org

    The staffs of the ESF has been using telecommunication in education since the 1980’s and have embraced the improved technology of the 21st Century. The Enabling Support Foundation has initiatives in Karachi where it provides educational support as in Lahore. It provides English writing tutorials in Morocco, classroom interaction in Australia, and parent teacher support in the Caribbean. Its goal is to maximize the potential of everyone and international online interaction is its hallmark

    In conjunction with the Enabling Support Foundation VNH will provide education and vocational training, appropriate to the 21st Century. The content of the courses is at the discretion of the classroom teacher. ESF supports the teacher in teaching and does not provide the content. The actual online activity will be determined by consultation between the Mentors at ESF and the teachers of Vite-N-Hope but the bullet below are very likely.

    • Teachers will learn the use of Google Docs to standardize on productivity software which has no cost and is universally available. It is expected the teachers will then pass this on to the students.

    • The use of email as a powerful learning tool will be stressed, especially in those areas with limited technology.

    • The prototype Art Curriculum under development by ESF will be available to teachers and students.

    • Students will be invited to contribute to the Archive and Myth and Legend that is under development at ESF. They can select a national or local myth or legend and create an efile that will be included in the Archive with acknowledgements. The format can range from simple text to a video presentation.

    • Children with special needs are a priority of ESF

    Vite-N-Hope has a series of activities both in conjunction with, and separate from ESF.

    • VNH will develop vocational training programs which would be locally based, but an online version would be developed. These programs will include Service, Technology, and Fashion.

    • VNH will develop recreational facilities for1200 adults/children and 600 FSW,

    • VNH will develop awareness and sensitivity programs on the dangers of crime and terror.

    • VNH will organize programs for speech, drama, and the Arts. This will coordinate with the Art Curriculum of ESF.

    • VNH will increase counselling and psychological services by taking advantage of the professional development resources at ESF.

    • VNH will develop awareness about the needs of children among teachers of local schools, religious leaders, local political leaders, and local NGO’s/CBO’s leaders through the use of town hall dialogues..

    • VNH will develop a Peace Zone where people can talk rather than fight by creating awareness on the dangers of crime and terror.

    It is this international interaction initiative of ESF that is most relevance to this proposal. ESF is planning to provide professional development courses to explain how telecommuting could be used in education. These children lived in a hard environment even before they were born. VNH provided education when there was no education. This proposal goes one step beyond and brings these children into the 21st century. Education becomes easier and employment more attainable. The goal is to prevent a life of crime or terror through education and employment.

    VNH will facilitate online communication among classes in Karachi, Morocco, Australia, Russian states and more through this forthcoming program. Let the children talk to one another and so diversity becomes an asset.

    A second Priority speaks to a more peaceful area where people talk rather than fight. The increased exposure to diversity on the Internet will make the children less xenophobic. More importantly, however, is the expectation that increased success in school and vocational opportunities will make less likely for them to be led astray by crime or terrorists.

    The third Priority encourages the inclusion of marginalized populations. The Vite-N-Hope population is marginalized from the start. The street children of sex workers are indeed a marginal population. People with disabilities were also mentioned as a priority. The Enabling Support Foundation has a major initiative for those with special needs and can provide online help for both physical and cognitive needs.

    The final Priority is that the information generated by the project be widely published. The staff of the Enabling Support Foundation has an academic background including doctoral and master degrees. Because of that background we have an established publishing record and all our results will be analyzed and summarized as a written report. The data itself will be available to qualified scholars for additional analyses.

    The educational and vocational components of the Vite-N-Hope project deals with economic issues from on the grassroots level. We want to foster groundswell economics rather than trickledown economics. VNH collaborating ESF will bring the street and special children in Australia, Morocco, Karachi, and some part of Russian state at one platform through internet.

  16. k.simhadri rao says:

    name.k.simhadrirao qualification.MA(sociology)Organisation name: Bhavani educational society . present activitys. care and support for hiv/aids petients, orphan home for HIV infected children now 46 children taking care , providing technical support toselp help group members for income genaretive activity present 211 SHGs running total current running projects thre is no finncial support only local resource mobilization

  17. Ihsanullah jan says:

    Non-Profit Organization Profile
    Organization Name: Uprising Movement for Employment and development (UMEED)

    Date of Establishment: June 2009

    Status of Registration: Registered under Voluntary social welfare agencies Registration and controlled ordinance 1961 (XLVI of 1961)
    Mailing Address: Mehmood abad Charsadda Bazaar Road Opt: Municipal park Charsadda Khyber pukhtoon khwa Pakistan.
    UBL main Branch Charsadda
    Contact person: Dr Ihsanullah jan

    Area of Interest: the organization is working is working the following areas:

     To get 100 % literacy rate in the area.
     To help poor and deserving students in their education
     To encourage technical education amongst the poor community.
     To encourage and facilitate female education,
     To organize workshops conferences and seminars to set right the problems of education system and encourage female education.
     To establish free tuition centers, non-formal education centers, and adults education centers.
     To establish a liberal and moderate society.
     To create a competitive atmosphere in the education sectors amongst the students, teachers, and institutions.
     Nomination of student for the student of the year award.
     To improve the mental capabilities the organization will organize debates .quiz and other activities to.
     To uplift the curriculum and extra curriculum activities amongst students.
     To work as a bridge between community and schooling system.

     To ensure basic health facilities to the community.
     To help poor and deserving patient in treatment through free medical camps, free dispensaries, and treatment grants.
     To ensure good health of mother and child.
     To create awareness about family planning.
     To create awareness about sanitation and epidemic diseases.

     To eliminate child labor in the area.
     To provide basic education to the working children at their work place.
     To create awareness about child labor.

     To collect data of skilled manpower in the area and work to improve their skills.
     To provide market facilities to the skill workers for their products.
     To provide job related in formations and trainings to the skilled and unskilled manpower.
     To introduce new skills in the area and promote the local available skills.

     To provide free legal aid to the poor and deserving peoples.
     To work for the improvement of human rights situation in the area.
     To create awareness amongst the communities about their rights and responsibilities.
     To organize seminars workshops and conferences for the purpose to educate the peoples about their due rights.
     To report the event and accidental violation of human rights.

    ‘’Mission Statement:
    “We educate facilitate and promote’’
    is the mission statement of organization. Umeed provide educational Aid (Books, copies, bags, uniform, and admission fee) to the poor and deserving students’ umeed is working to achieve the target of 100% literacy rate in the area.
    Umeed provide treatment grant and treatment facilities to the poor and deserving patients and properly to the mother and child to ensure their good health.

    Funding Sources: Membership fees

    The organization has provided educational aid (book, copies, bags, and uniform admission fees) to 4032 poor and deserving students) during the year 2009-10.

    Now the organization is going to start 50 non-formal education centers for the working children’s.
    Under this programme we are taking start from October ten union councils.
    The organization also wants to start adult’s education centers.
    During the year 2009-10 we made enrollment of new children’s in their near by schools.
    The organization issued 405 treatment grants to the poor and deserving patients particularly women /mothers.
    The organization is also working on an information center.
    Our organization has 15000 members in the community, which is the only funding source.
    Dear Friends and colleagues,
    hoping that you all will be fit and fine.
    I am the chiarman of the uprising Movement for education Employment and Development charsadda.
    we have started our activities in june 2009 in Distt charsadda . the whole district is badly affected due to the recent flood and rains ,round about 2/3 of the district hit by these floods .
    in june 2009 we have established the organisation for the achivement of 100 % rate in education and employment .
    the organisation carried out the following activities .
    1. the organisation have provide education aid and support to 4500 poor and deserving students in kind (uniform.books,bags,caps,addmission fees).
    2. the organization make registeration of 250 new students in the area at their nearby schools,
    3. the organization provide treatment grant to 437 poor and deserving patients in the area.
    4. a three day madical camp were organised for the flood affedted peoples.
    5. the organisation have completed a servy of 6 union councils of distt charsadda.
    as you all know that the whole district is badly hit by the flood and a lot No of students have lost their educational items(book,shoes, uniform etc,) now these children needs our help to keep continue their studies other wise the will be drop their studies if we not able to help them . our organisation is working on self help basis .
    after the survy we need your help and support to provide educational aid to these badly affected poor student .
    please send you donation in kind or in cash
    UBL main Branch Charsadda
    or Main office Umeed Mehmood abad charsadda Bazar Road Opp M.C Park Charsadda KPK Pakistan

  18. good morning sir our society running mentally retared school with local donations please co operatios and guide and help me thanks your faithfully n.prasad

  19. k.simhadri rao says:

    Dear sir/mam myname is simhadri rao i am working on hiv aids infected children in andhrapradesh .


    Respected Sir,

    Plz my Required Folo, My Foundation Required indian Rs,25'00'000/-(Twenty five lackh only)My Work-Public awarencess programme on environmental issue.

    Women awareness programme for women development in deprived rural area.

    and crossed cheque.

    Seeking your favourable response and thanking you in advance.

    Yours truly,
    Shreya foundation
    Payal Dhakate


    My Trust work rural area in Helath,Education,HIV-Aids,Public awarencess programme My Group Artist 200 Male 75 femaleWomen awareness programme for women development in deprived rural area.Donations, contribution can be sent by money order, demand draft & and crossed cheque.

  22. Mrs. Alfrida Yousaf says:

    Plot No. 24 – 30, Sector 4F, New Saeedabad Baldia Town, Karachi.

    A Centre where children come to experience
    Which is given by GOD

    Dar-ul-Mussarat is a non profit organization actively working in Karachi, with a mission to facilitate empowerment of people with disabilities and their inclusion in the mainstream society. The vision of DUM is to work beyond disabilities, maximizing capabilities.

    It was founded in 1985, by Mrs. Khushnud Azariah who is very famous internationally & renowned personality in the field of rehabilitation of disabled children. Dar-ul-Mussarat is a Karachi-based NGO working for the protection and promotion of the rights of differently-abled children. The organization operates in Baldia Town, which is the largest slum of Karachi.
    A large quantity of differently-abled children has passed their training from Dar-ul-Mussarat over the past 25 years. Till 1999 this organization was working at a rented place. But, presently, it has its own spacious building constructed with the financial support of Uniting Churches in Netherlands, Wild Gesse and Bab-ul-Mussarat France.

    PROJECT JUSTIFICATION: Feeling the special needs and the large vacuum lying in the sphere of the special children, Dar-ul-Mussarat started working in 1985 in Karachi. Karachi is a metropolitan city and populated of over 10 million people from different religions, ethnical and cultural backgrounds, is located at the southwest of Pakistan. It’s a hub for economic activity in Pakistan.
    Mrs. Khushnud Azariah felt the great need of starting a mental rehabilitation centre or a day care centre for the special ones in the area “Baldia Town” where most of the parents have special children. Dar-ul-Mussarat came into being by her strong efforts. As a founder of Dar-ul-Mussarat Mrs. Khushnud Azariah worked very hard for the development of the centre and children.
    Today, Dar-ul-Mussarat provides training courses to the special children between 3 to 25 years of age, in basic, secondary and vocational fields. Besides trainings, the center also provides food to the children three days a week.
    A large strength of the children being trained at the center, some are from Afghan origin and the parents are too poor to afford basic facilities of life.
    Following are some of the facts about the children who are attending the day-care center Dar-ul-Mussarat:
    • Children who are mentally handicapped; they can hardly speak or utter intelligible words
    • Drown-syndrome
    • Very weak eyesight
    • Slow learners and physically weak
    • Totally deaf and mute Children
    Dar-ul-Mussarat is providing home based facility to many differently-abled children those who are unable to come school. Now it has 60 children coming to school, and we offer them basic skills like toilet habits, changing clothes, eating training, stitching, woodcraft, paper-furniture-making, and literacy etc.
    Besides the abovementioned a class, the center also takes children out occasionally to help them discover, appreciate and understand the world surrounding them and gain confidence. Picnics at beach, visits to the zoo, swimming pools, and parks are part of these outings. The center has the staff of 19 members to carry out the activities of the center smoothly.
    Dar-ul-Mussarat charges only a very marginal fee for its services; only half a dollar per month, many parents feel difficulty in paying this amount also because they are too poor. Feeling & understanding their financial crises and seeing their problems the centre also make admissions at free ship.

    The main objective of project is to bring the differently-abled children in the mainstream of life through education, training and awareness of the masses.

    • Behavior modification through different exercises
    • Concentration
    • Eating Training.
    • Changing cloths, buttoning training.
    • Games indoor/out door
    • Playing with toys and blocks and puzzle games.
    • Toilet training
    • Walking training, long and short walk/picnic. Learning through pictures and figures.
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy

    • Cooking.
    • Toys making, Wood-working
    • Appropriate paper technology.
    • Candle Manufacturing.
    • Knighting.
    • Embroidery
    • Cutting and stitching.
    • Basic education
    • Sign language
    • Arts and crafts
    • Social and practical life skills

    • Community meetings
    • Community awareness programs
    • School awareness programs
    • Pick and drop facility
    • Educational visits/Social Welfare
    • Assessment & diagnosis
    • Health awareness program for the women & children.
    • Teaching & training
    We desperately focus our attention on teaching the special children, with the purpose to enable them to lead their lives independently in daily basic activities. We have the team of specialists like general physician, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and special educators who plan the teaching methodology for individuals according to there mental level and their physical/ chronicle age.

    We send our staff members regularly for the training sessions held any where, to keep them updated of all new techniques of teaching and to know more about disabilities, we been sending our staff to Murree at P.O.C.R.C. trainings.
    We are regularly sending are teachers for different trainings seminars and conferences organized by different local or international NGO’s schools and organizations.
    We also send are teachers to Education Foundation Karachi for trainings and workshops to keep them.

    Its nearly impossible to grow concentration in these children but we do our level best to increase it by giving them different exercises in their daily activities in this way not completely but little bit of concentration has been shown in them and we feel this as our reward.

    We are providing lunch three days a week but the refreshment is given daily in refreshment we give milk, tea, juice and snacks, requirement of lunch is also daily but due to the lack of funds we are not able to fulfill this need of special children. We wish that sometimes we could take these children to big restaurants were they may sit and eat with other guests and learn the manners and feel proud to be the part of the society.

    We have governess who gives bath and help/ train our children to dress up by themselves, button up and comb hair. We use the drill method in which these children learn step by step.

    This training has much importance, very essential but most difficult. It requires individual attention to each, such type of child. We give them training to use the toilet in a proper way with out spoiling their cloths or the place.

    We also teach the children to read and write by regular classes, their abilities of reading and writing is advancing day by day.

    We facilitate our children to achieve vocational skills by giving them training in classes. The girls are provided training of household, Sewing, Painting, Fabric embroidery work, Drawing, Art work, Beads work and candle making. For boys we provide training in Carpentry, Gardening and Appropriate Paper Technology, along with this activities we teach the mild special children in reading, writing and numbers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

    This is a low profile area of Karachi most of the people are on daily wages or labors. Due to lack of awareness and education they have more children and most of their children are special and because of low income they are unable to fulfill the basic needs of their children.
    It is really a hard work for our teachers, to go to the community once a week to make the people aware about the disabilities, causes and treatment. These people have their own colonies and communities so they keep privacy and resist giving any sort of information to our teachers regarding family planning or any other problems, they don’t believe in such things therefore they unwillingly to listen to any advice in this regard. But our teachers don’t loose heart and despite difficulties of such behavior, they continue the visits to those communities in order to provide them awareness. Up till now we have a team of teachers to go for Community Based Rehabilitation once a week, but a regular program of a (C.B.R.) team should be formed on permanent basis, for they will be well trained and organized in creating awareness regarding family planning, causes and precautions of disabilities, Creating more understanding and co-operation among their parents and teachers.

    According to our staff members (survey team) those who go to the community for community awareness about disability and causes: We have come to know that most of the disabilities are due to lack of education.
    Improper health guidance self medication.
    Non awareness about family planning
    Problems of inter family marriages.
    Using unhygienic things or products.
    Non availability of clean drinking water.
    Self medication.
    Training programs for non trained old women as lady health visitors.
    Most of the people are living in small and congested houses and there is a big area where the people are living in temporary cottages. Most of the children moving here and there with out cloths without shoes they don’t take proper food most of them are beggars. Many are disabled and they are suffering from many dieses like tuber colossus, throat problems, GIT problems, kidney problems, polio patients and Gynecological problems. Most of the poor people having lack of facilities of life and having many children. This is due to lack of health awareness.
    Keeping in view all above mentioned problems we started a dispensary/ community health program in this low profile area.


    We provide permanent transport facility to these special children from their home to school and back to home along with this one of our female teacher co ordinate with driver to help the children to get in and get of from the van properly.

    We teach them out standing sports and recreation opportunities for enthusiastic amateur as well as for elite performances by providing games. For this purpose we bought tow plots attached with the building of Dar-ul-Mussarat sponsored by Bab-ul-Mussarat France and PCN Netherlands.

    • Special School & therapy centre.
    • Health care program
    • Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Program.
    • Vocational training program.
    • Centre for Autism
    Our CBR plan is to serves children with disabilities and their families living in this big slum of Karachi, Baldia and other low profile areas of Karachi.
    • Surveys and identification of children with special needs in this area.
    • Screening Assessment and Early Intervention.
    • Training children in mobility, daily life skills and self sufficiency.
    • Family counseling and parents training.
    • Social Integration.
    • Prevocational and vocational Training.
    • Placement and employment.
    It is an ongoing program. We look forward to get sponsorship for each child identified by us.
    Prevocational and vocational Training is planned for children above 12 years of age.

    It is our motive to keep in touch with other organizations in this field with a spirit of generosity, cooperation and understanding in order to maximize services for people with disabilities.
    We regularly organize Panel Discussions, Consultative Meetings and Parents Teacher Meetings to empower all the stakeholders and to enlighten the public rights, needs and capabilities of people with disabilities.

    • It’s our dream to take Dar-ul-Mussarat Karachi to greater heights of service delivery and achievements.
    • We plan to start a Research and training Centre.
    • To establish our health Care Program which we have stated already, in our limited surroundings with limited resources.
    • To establish a autism centre.

    Autism is a life long developmental disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people. The range and intensity of disability varies widely. But all individuals affected by autism have difficulty with communication, learning and social skills.
    There is no definitive cause or cure, but specialized interventions can give individuals affected by autism the tools they need to lead full and productive lives.
    Children with autism deserve to be accepted and respected as unique individuals.
    Initially we have started a physiotherapy department under the shadow of Dar-ul Mussarat. Keeping in view the continuous request of parents, for their children suffering from disabilities. Especially for those who are facing the problem of double handicapped.
    Child Disease.
    • Polio.
    • C.P (cerebral palsy)
    • M.D (Muscular dystrophy)
    • Rickets.
    • Spain a bifida
    Adult Disease.
    • C. V. A. (cerebral Visceral Accident)
    • Ostrio Orthritis
    • joints Pain (afro Zane shoulder)
    • M.D (Muscular dystrophy)
    • M. A. (Muscular Atrophy)
    • Spinal cord injury. Accident case.
    • Cervical spindle oasis.
    • Lumbar Spasm Oasis
    • Back Pain.
    JOIN US:-
    We have been able to sustain and develop our services with the support of many friends and donors. We love your help. Join our mailing list. Volunteer! Sponsor a program in your company’s name. Make a donation. Make a will. What ever you do, you will help bring meaning & happiness in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

    • Sponsor a project
    • Sponsor a child
    • Sponsor a teacher/technician’s salary
    • Donate therapy equipment
    • Sponsor a conference or training program or assessment camps
    • Donate mini bus / van for school
    • Donate computers for school
    • Volunteer your time and skill
    • Help us in building more centres
    • Join us in planning fund raising programs and charity events.
    Sponsorship Forms are available at our Office


    . Name of N G O. Dar-ul-Mussarat
    . Address . Plot #. 24 – 30, Sectre 4 F,
    Commercial Lane, New SaeedabadBaldia Town, Karachi.

    . Contact Person:- Mrs. Alfrida Yousaf

    . Title of account: – DAR-UL-MUSSARAT
    . Account #. 18 7416725 01
    . Bank Name Standard Chartered Bank
    Ground Floor, Kandawala Building,
    Garden Road, Karachi,

  23. fern Eshuchi says:

    WE work with special needs children in Kenya . For the last 25 yrs we have been trying to establish a network for outreach service Nation wide where we can provide and early intervention programe to all children at risk.

    Our objective is to reduce the number of children who will require or rely on extra special services and increase the numbers going through main stream education.

    can we qualify for your award.


  24. Godfrey Kirungi says:



    We” having realized the challenges facing this generation of the millennium age in social, economic, education and spiritual aspects of life that require urgent interaction including HIV/AIDS, malaria and related diseases.


    That there is great need for combined effort to mobilize in advocacy, planning, and sensitization for community development and support.


    To improve standards of living especially among the orphans, disadvantaged and the vulnerable children and the girl child.

  25. muhammad zulqarnain says:


    Dear Sir/Madam

    We take the opportunity to introduce ourselves to your kind. It is a matter of great pleasure to highlight the fact in this age of anxity. There are peoplewho still have the inner feeling of aympathy for those who need it. And they actually contribute the task. They are the people for whome the world.even universe, still exists.

    We a team for energetic youths, have taken the taskand have formed GLOBAL WELFARE & RESEARCH SOCIETY (TRUST) PAKISTAN for the purpose of service to makind. The SOCIETY is registered under regd. No 430 with the relevant authorities.

    Our aim for the formulation of the SOCIETY is to help the poor in every possible way,and who deserve it,especially poor in the field of medical assistance. Our medical centers are working in Karachi sindh or jhang Punjab rawalpindi at poor localities and providing free of cost medical assistance to the inhabitants. The cost of medicines and salaries of MBBS doctors are being paid with the help of generous people like your kind self. These are the people who have feelings to help others but couldn’t do so due to paucity of time, and with donations they contribute their share in the service to humanity.


    Our mission is to provide better health education and environment for welfare of people to form a self confident,self reliant, highly self esteemed and healthy society.


    Construction of a well equipped charity hospital.

    Free ambulance services through out Pakistan for any kind of emergency.

    Establishment of education system in rural areas.

    To obtain credit facilities for the rural/urban poor.

    To provide infrastructure for orphans houses and women rehabilitation centers.

    Seminars/workshops for awareness of mother & child health,self-capacity building, education etc.

    Public awarencess programme on environmental issue.

    Women awareness programme for women development in deprived rural area.

    Establishment of vocational center for women.

    Providing books, medicine, health facility to poor & disable children.


    Good governance drugs poverty environment child labour women & minorities rights


    It is honor for us to present a plan for the establishment of a new medical center at mohallah karmmo walla railway gate Faisalabad road district jhang Punjab Pakistan .

    GWRS has acquired a plot of land to establish a medical center in the rural area of jhang Punjab Pakistan, which lacks basic health facilities.this plan was initiated after carrying out a detail study,and it was found out that within 12km of mohallah karmmo walla there is no other medical center.the population comprises of people having low economic profile. Community elders due to far locations of medical center are not encouraging their families to get health care especially females. Due to the increase in population,there is a great need to provide basic health facility to the community in that area. Keeping the above scenario, we plan to open a medical center at mohallah karmmo walla railway gate Faisalabad road district jhang Punjab Pakistan.for the community and have purchased land.the in-depth profile of the project and the construction plan is available on demand for your information/pursuance.we need donation for the construction of the proposed MEDICAL CENTER.

    We hope your kind self will be one of those generous people who want to get their share through us in this goal. We hereby request to your kind self that, please, donate with open heart to the SOCIETY and be sure that your given donations are in safe hands and are utilized in the purpose they are requested.

    A donation to GWRS from your or your organizations will enable to intensify our efforts.

    Donations, contribution can be sent by money order, demand draft & and crossed cheque.

    Seeking your favourable response and thanking you in advance.

    Yours truly,


    Best regards,


  26. is it possible for a private christian education institute providing subsidised tertiary education to the disadvantaged students of northern uganda who were affected by the LRA war for over 23years to apply for the award?