under the Presidentship of Rtn Kalpesh Shah
• SPONSORING MIDDAY MEALS
Our Club actively supports the Midday Meal project by sponsoring
meals for 2550 children @ Rs 450 per child per year. Total contribution
is Rs 11.55 lakhs.
• MASOOM – NIGHT STUDY SCHOOL
Masoom is an ongoing project which our Club has undertaken with
a total sponsorship of Rs. 9,37,005/- for 3 years for Agarkar Night
School. The school has been set up by Shirseker Shikashan Sanstha
in 1956 and is located at Worli Naka and has a student strength
of 135. The budget for the current year is Rs 3.60 lacs; of which
Rs. 2.50 lacs has been donated by Rtn Bhavin Kothari. ProjectCost
• ST JUDE CHILD CARE CENTRES
The Club is instrumental in setting up of four new St Jude Childcare
Centres with a capacity of 11/12 families in each centre. The capital
expenditure is Rs 1 Crore per centre and operating expenditure is
Rs 36 lakhs per year. These Centres are for children (not residents
of Mumbai) suffering from cancer which provide free housing, all
meals, transportation to & fro hospital, medication and chemotherapy
all in sync with Tata Memorial Hospital to the patient and both
parents. Vocational training for the parents and education for the
child will also be provided.
The first centre is sponsored entirely by Rtn Hiten Shah of Rotary
Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace and his family members –
Total Rs 1 crore
The second centre is sponsored by RC of Mumbai Malabar Hill (Rs
60 lakhs) and Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace (Rs 40
lakhs) – Total Rs 1 crore
The Third Centre is sponsored by RC of Mumbai Malabar Hill. RCMQN
was instrumental in persuading RC of Mumbai Malabar Hill to raise
funds and sponsor the entire centre – Total Rs 1 crore
• The Fourth Centre is sponsored by Janak Dwarkadas through
our Member Late Rtn Ashok Sampat’s reference – Total
Rs 1.36 crores.
The running expenditure of Rs 21 lakhs @ Rs 50,000 per cabin per
year is also sponsored by Rtn Hiten Shah and his family members.
Out of 12 cabins, 10 have been committed for 3 years by Rtn Hiten
Shah & his family members, 1 is committed for 10 years and 1
is committed for 2 years.
The Project was inaugurated on Saturday, 2nd July, at St Jude India
ChildCare Centres, Zakaria Bunder Rd, Sewri, Mumbai 400033
The Project witnessed the single largest donation by any member
or associate to a project in 32 years.
Members and their associates were responsible for enabling donations
up to Rs 5 crores in a project worth Rs 15 crores.
The largest child care homes for children with cancer in Mumbai
and amongst the largest in the country.
Inauguration of a Centre which will save hundreds of lives of children
aged two months to 15 years, non-resident of Mumbai, of families
who are close or below the poverty line.
Total Cost Rs. 2.76 crores
• SHRADDHA PROJECT
Our Club had supported the Shraddha Project extensively during
the RY 2012-13 by contributing Rs 4.50 lakhs.
Dr Bharat Vatwani is known to a few Senior Members and their Team
is doing excellent work. Ex Rotarian Ajay Parekh gave Rs.12 lacs
and Rtn Amit Dalal arranged Rs.10 lacs from TATA.
Project cost Rs 22 lakhs
• SPONSORED TILING WORK OF PLAYGROUND OF MSWC DHARAVI BALWADI
Rtn Nimish Shah sponsored the tiling expenses of the playground
of Dharavi Balwadi which is run by Maharashtra State Women's Council.
The playground has been renovated and the under privileged children
attending the balwadi can now play in safe, secure and clean premises.
The sign board mentioning the name of our Club has been affixed
in a prominent place. Paints for the Balwadi playground were supplied
by Rtn Nikesh Parekh
Cost Rs. 275,000/-
• Sponsored 86 children of SVRR School
SVRR is a 50 year old NGO which supports 86 differently abled children
at Tardeo. Our Club has been supporting them year on year. They
provide education, vocational training, meals, uniforms, shoes etc
free to the children. The core activity of this vocational centre
located at Tardeo is engaging the students in manufacture of office
files, dusters, napkins, covers and other gift articles. All profits
from sale of the products made are distributed to the kids. Children,
who many a families believe to be a burden, have become small but
income earners and not a liability. The cost of sponsoring each
of the 86 children is Rs 11,000 per year. All 86 children were sponsored
by the members Project cost Rs 9,46,000
• On 23rd December our Club had organized a Christmas Party
for children of A K Munshi School at their school premises. The
party was sponsored by Rtn Deepak & Anjali Harlalka. The following
Rotarians and spouses attended the project. President Rtn Kalpesh
and Priti Shah, Rtn Nikesh & Sunali Parekh, Rtn Manish Mody,
Rtn Mihir Mehta, Rtn Alpana Doshi, Rtn Shilpa Mehta, myself, R/Spouse
Darshan Mehta, R/Spouse Pradip Solanki, Annes Asmi Shah and Mona
Mehta. Many thanks to Rtn Deepak & Anjali Harlalka for their
contribution of Rs 50,000/- and Preeti Shah for her contribution
of Rs 11,000/-
Cost Rs. 61,000/-
• KINNARI PROJECT
Kinnari Cultural Centre is a self-supporting NGO. Its mission is
to provide educational aid to the children of the urban underprivileged
by raising funds through conducting playschool and hobby classes.
These hobby classes are conducted mostly by ladies on a part time
basis thus productively utilising their unique skills and talents.
Kinnari provides 4000 sq. ft. of open area by the sea and a room
of 250 sq. ft. for conducting hobby classes for children, such as,
Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Dancing, Calligraphy Writing Skills, Story-telling,
Language classes, Painting, Craft classes such as Punch-craft, Quilling,
Decoupage etc. thus, gainfully using their free time. The fees that
the children pay for hobby classes are split with the faculty and
the other half are retained by Kinnari for providing educational
aid to the urban poor i.e. children of our drivers, maids, workers
etc. who cannot afford a decent education.
Kinnari provides educational aid to approx 2800 students. On an
average, one student needs approximately Rs.3,500/- for his annual
school tuition fees.
The Club sponsored the annual education fees of 200 kids amounting
to Rs 7,00,000/-
This heart warming NGO is run by our very own Anne and incoming
Inner Wheel President Asmi Shah
• GLOBAL GRANTS
BUILDING 126 TOILET SEATS FOR GIRL STUDENTS
Under Global Grant No 1529550 our project to build 126 toilet seats
for girl students has been approved by TRF. It is the largest project
approved so far in our District. The Project will be inaugurated
in April at Mudhulpada Dapchari Z P School, Dapchari near Dahanu
by the hands of TRF Trustee & Chair, Wins Rtn Sushil Gupta and
DG Rtn Subhash Kulkarni. The Global Grant Partner Club RC Edinburgh
(Scotland) will be represented by Rtn Dhall. The project is sponsored
by RC of Edinburgh and RC of Mumbai West Coast. Our Club has co-sponsored
this project with a contribution of USD 5000. The other co-sponsoring
clubs are RC of Dombivli Saudamini, RC of Mumbai Green City and
RC of Madison Ridgeland. Every toilet seat donated by the Clubs
is being matched by 2 toilet seats by RI. The whole project was
done under the supervision of PDG Rtn Bal Inamdar.
• SUKHADA-WINS DISTRICT THRUST AREA TOILET PROJECT
26TH DECEMBER – INAUGURATION OF DISTRICT SUKHADA WINS –
TOILET FOR GIRL STUDENTS
Our Club participated in the District Sukhada Wins – Toilet
for Girl Students Project and has sponsored the cost of constructing
10 toilets at the following schools.
1. Ambikabai Dharmaji Jadhav Mahila Mahavidyalay - 2 Toilets
Vajreshwari, Tal. Bhiwandi, Dist. Thane.
2. Shenve Vibhag Highschool & Junior College - 8 Toilets
Shenve, Tal. Shahapur, Dist. Thane.
The Club inaugurated 8 toilet blocks of the 10 toilet blocks on
Saturday 26th December at 10 am at Shenva Vibhag School & Junior
College, Shenva, Dist Shahapur. It is about 2 15 minutes away from
South Mumbai. The school had only 2 toilets which were shared amongst
900 students. Rtns Bimal Parekh & Uday Merchant have donated
funds for this toilet project. The project was attended by Rtns
Rajen Shah, Bimal Parekh, Sandip Mehta and Kalpesh Shah.
• On Thursday, 4th February, two toilet blocks under the Sukhada
- WiNS Toilet Project for girl students was inaugurated at Ambikabai
Dharmaji Jadhav Kanya Vidyalaya & Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Vajreshwari,
Tal. Bhiwandi, Dist. Thane by the hands of PRIP Wilfrid Wilkinson.
District Dignitaries and DG Rtn Subhash Kulkarni were present for
Cost Rs. 1,100,000/- + matching Rs. 1,100,000/-