As per a recent survey by World Economic Forum, women make on 14.3% of science researchers in India.
With these low numbers of women in science and allied fields, CMF, alongwith Covestro India, with an objective to increase the number of women in Science, organized a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Workshop for girls at Nehru Science Centre, Worli, Mumbai in association with Greenlight for Girls (G4G)
The workshop was scheduled from 8th to 15th November, 2017 and impacted girls aged between 11 to 15 years from different schools in and near Mumbai.
Prominent women scientists from India and Germany addressed the girls after which the girls would get to do hands-on STEM experiments designed especially for the program.
1327 girls were impacted through this 7 day workshop where the girls were motivated to pursue STEM with a motto ‘Anything is Possible!’
Childhood cancer treatments have high rate of success with advancement in medical science. But, medical treatment needs to be supported by proper nourishment along with an infection free and cheerful environment.
Cancer treatments in many cases last as long as 2 years. Most of these treatments are done as outpatient visits where the patients will have to visit the hospital on a regular basis. This creates a big challenge for many families that come to big cities for low or zero cost treatment. Clean safe accommodations are beyond their means running out of their savings. Living in these un-hygienic environment and not having proper nourishment, these kids start losing their battle against cancer very early in the stage leaving no option for the parents but to abondon either the child or the treatment.
CMF has adopted such families at Access Life that is trying to play a major role by providing the much needed logistics support to these families with a mission to minimize some of the challenges faced by these kids and their families. Access Life runs centres with a goal to provide the child and parents a clean and hygienic shelter, nutritional support, transportation to the treatment centers, and counselling with no cost to these affected families.
To extend its support to greater level, CMF organized a one-day recreation program for paediatric cancer patients on 10th November, 2017, with support from Golden Source International Pvt. Ltd. With dance, music, snacks, gifts and entertainment galore, the children and the parents had a great time, forgetting their struggles for the evening.
Masti ki Paathshaala is concept that fosters creative thinking and initiative, collaboration as against competition, diversity as against standardization, and most importantly, empathy for fellow beings. Therefore, it follows a problem solving model, where they throw real life problems at kids.
ChandraMohan Foundation supported Masti ki Paathshaala in taking up managing waste in a Rajasthani village called Pratapgarh. There is plenty of plastic waste in the village & surrounding villages. In the process, there will be enormous amount of learning as well. CMF has supported children to document the entire process through pictures and a film where the first step was training the children through Photograpahy workshops conducted by graduates from National Institute of Design (NID)
The ChandraMohan Foundation supports the Balnandanvan Nisarg Shala, Palghar, a school for tribal children.
All the students are children of below-poverty-line migrant laborers who hail primarily from the Warli and Katkari tribes. Migrant laborers do not have permanent jobs, nor do they have a permanent home. As a result, the children never get education and they therefore grow up and become migrant labor like their parents. It is to break this vicious cycle that this school has been set up. The school is residential, so the laborers can leave their children behind when they go in search of work. There is no fee charged to the students. The education, food, clothing everything is free of cost.
Thus ChandraMohan Foundation supports the school through donations to continue the meaningful work done.
The sense of hearing plays a critical role in the development of speech and language and in monitoring one’s speech. For children with hearing impairment, congenital or acquired before development of speech and language, normal speech development is interfered with.
As per Census 2011 data, in India, around 1.26 million people suffer hearing impairment. Despite special developed languages like ASL, deaf people are denied mainstream education in majority cases.
As a small step towards this, ChandraMohan Foundation donated Seimen’s Hearing Aids to these children through the Inner Wheel – Rotary Foundation.
With an objective to spark, develop and encourage entrepreneurship skills that would help individuals to hone their analytical abilities and strategic competencies necessary to become successful entrepreneurs someday, ChandraMohan Foundation took the initiative to give a few students a taste of entrepreneurial thinking in a safe controlled environment.
This is was not a business plan or a venture competition but a program to spark entrepreneurship. The program saw enthusiastic participation from students in various colleges.
The responses received by the teams during the four days of the activity were extremely encouraging. The students said that they never thought they could do any entrepreneurial activity in the time they had after classes or on weekends. This activity led them to understand how to utilize the time and direct their effort for such entrepreneurial activities and has encouraged them to choose entrepreneurship as a career path.
As per Government statistics, winter is the second major reason for deaths in India while flood comes at number 3 as major natural disaster. Statistics show that till 2007, 826 people died every year due to harsh winter in India. The death toll started to climb after 2007 due to a cooling trend in the winter temperatures.
ChandraMohan Foundation hugely supported Goonj Foundation’s Odha Do Zindagi Campaign by donating blankets, shawls, woolens and clothes in the month of December to reach underprivileged people, suffering during winters
We identified 5 villages in the Panchayat where a corporate was planning to expand. We carried out a detailed needs assessment survey in these identified villages through FGDs, Women Group Discussions. Questionnaire based field study and secondary data. We submitted a report to the company identifying the needs area ranked on priority and submitted our suggestions weighing options for each need addressed.
Balnandanvan Nisarg Shala, Palghar
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