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About Us

Our history

ChandraMohan literally means 'Beautiful like the Moon'. Much like its name, ChandraMohan Foundation envisions to bring calm and serenity to the lives touched, just like the beauty of the moon.

ChandraMohan Foundation was founded in 2001 as a Sec 25 Company under the Companies Act, 1956 with the objective of raising public environmental awareness and promoting environmentally conscious behaviour in India.   

In the year 2015, the objectives of the foundation were expanded and made more inclusive, in order to expand the areas of intervention and increase the reach.

The Foundation is certified under Sec 12A(a) as well as Sec 80(G) under the Income Tax Act, making all donations made to the foundation eligible for tax exemption.

Some of the broad objectives that the Foundation works towards are: 

To raise public environmental sustainability awareness and to promote environmentally conscious behaviour in India

To support, promote, and ensure health care, medical relief, water and sanitation, social welfare, rural development and slum area development, promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes for women and senior citizens and promoting measures for socially and economically backward groups.

To promote education, research, vocational education, recognized sports, skill development, to promote welfare activities for generating livelihood, employment opportunities, entrepreneurship and philanthropic activities for the welfare of the society.


Our Directors

 

Mr. Jeenendra Bhandari is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant from Delaware, United States with Bachelors degree from Narsee Monjee College and his Masters degree from Sydenham College. He leads the Business consulting unit of MGB and advises and assists clients in various areas, including sustainability, focusing on regulatory intricacies in various business decisions. 

As a Director of ChandraMohan Foundation and being passionate about enabling sustainability to achieve that ‘small’ change in this world, he leads the initiative into a number of social activities specially in education. He has been a Jury member of the UBM CSR and NGO Awards 2015 for awards given to Corporates and NGOs for excellence in social work and awarded “Best work in other Social Services“ for Chartered Accountants by ICAI in 2015.  


Mrs. Anisha Bhandari, a prolific and creative thinker, has always been upbeat and passionate about the development sector. She leads the projects and activities of the foundation at the macro level and is hands-on involved in the execution at the micro level. Being the Director of the Foundation, she focuses on projects related to healthcare and education and initiatives that touch the lives of the underprivileged. Anisha is a director at the advisory arm of MGB and despite of her various professional responsibilities, she makes sure to dedicate a substantial amount of her time to the Foundation


Mr. Hitendra Bhandari  is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He completed his Bachelors degree from Narsee Monjee College and his Masters degree from Sydenham College and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999, at 21 years. He also became a Certified Public Accountant from Colorado, United States in 2001.He is also on the panel of Technical Review of Annual Reports of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the competition for ICAI Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting from last five years. 

Despite of his various professional engagements and achievements, Hitendra mainly plays an advisory role at the foundation in evaluating the causes and projects aligned with the objectives of the foundation. 


Ms. Namrata Rajgarhia is educationally qualified as BCom, LL.B. & MBA. She is the co-founder and partner at Two Fat Ladies - a company dedicated in design and execution of novel experiences. Namrata is also greatly involved in social work in her individual capacity.

Working in the creative field, Namrata plays a leading role in conceptualisation of the projects and communications for the Foundation.  

About Us

STEM Workshop for Girls

 

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!’ 

Adopting Pediatric Cancer Patients

 

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. 

A Day-Out with Pediatric Cancer Patients

  

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.

Our Projects

Masti Ki Paathshaala

  

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)

Tribal School Project

 

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.

Hearing Aid Project

 

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.

Our Projects

Entrepreneurs' Ignition

 

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. 

Goonj Foundation's Odha Do Zindagi

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 

Needs Assessment at Netra, Rajasthan

 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.  

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ChandraMohan Foundation

Peninsula Business Park, 19th Floor, Lower Parel, Mumbai, MH 400013, in

+91-6124-6124 / 40

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9.30am to 6.30pm

Saturday, Sunday: Closed