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COMMUNITY SERVICE – PROJECTS – NON MEDICAL
 
 

 

 
 

RY 2012-13 under the Presidentship of Rtn Radhika Mehta


The Club constructed a Community Hall at Manacha Pada, Jawhar District, Thane, at a total project cost of Rs 3 lakhs. The Club has done several projects for this community in the past such as solar lighting, etc.

We handed over a cheque of Rs 4.25 lakhs to Dr Bharat Watwani for ongoing expenses of Shraddha Rehabilitation Centre at Karjat. This amount was collected from the members of the Club. He showed a short film on what Shraddha is about and the work they do to rehabilitate the mentally ill and roadside schizophrenics and returning them to society. Our Club has been working with Shraddha since the last 12 years and in 2007 our members donated a whole wing at their Karjat complex costing Rs 14 lakhs.

Club distributed uniforms to the mentally challenged children of A K Munshi School

Opening of School Ground of St. Mathews School Malawani. The school has 1200 children from Nursery to std X. Mostly all children are from the local slums and poor communities. The Club donated funds to paver the compound ground so that it could be used for sports activities by the children. We have donated computers in the past.

We were one of the highest donors for 251 bicycles at a project cost of Rs. 6.25 lacs for the District Recycle Bicycle project. These cycles were donated to the needy and underprivileged girl child so that they can commute comfortable from their home to school for education. The district donated a total of 2500 bicycles.

Donation of over 1000 old and used Books and Magazines for recycling to Libraries of Schools, Colleges, Old Age Home and Community Centres.

Rotary Service 12 Group 11 - "Flame of Education" - Distribution of Scholarships to the underprivileged students. We were the lead host in the “Flame of Education” project , that handed over 663 scholarships to under privileged students to the tune of Rs. 1625/- each. The total size of the project was Rs. 11.97 lacs. The culmination of handing over the scholarships was held on January 26, 2013 with over 10 cultural performances by the children of the various schools , who were the recipients of this scholarship.

 
     
 

RY 2013-14 under the Presidentship of Rtn Sanjiv Mehta


• Participated in the Rotary Carnival on 24th November at CPRA Bayview Marina Gardens. It was a great PR exercise for our Club and also for Rotary in general. Our Club had sponsored one stall of Rs 12,000/- by giving it to a NGO Shri Atma Vallabh Mahila Kendra.

• Set up of a Cancer Home for Children below the age of 15 years who are non residents of Mumbai. The Centre is operated by St Jude a NGO. The owner of my building Trust House at Parel was diagnosed of cancer and passed away. His daughter to part fulfill her father’s dream of setting up a St Jude Centre in a new hospital building, gifted the Club rent free Rs 7.5 crore worth office, 3000 sq ft in size for 10 years. The interior cost of Rs 35 lakhs is also being sponsored by her. The same will house 11 families in 11 cabins. The child and parents will receive free stay , chemotherapy and medication, all meals, transport to and fro to Tata Memorial Hospital, education during treatment upto 6 months and vocational training to parents. We invited other Clubs in the District to participate in this project along with our Club by sponsoring Rs 5 lakhs as running cost of Rs 50,000 per year for 10 years. All 11 cabins have been sponsored. The Centre opened on Tuesday, 17th June 2014

• Rotary Sanskardham Vidyalaya is a marquee project of our Club. Our Club has set up a school and college for the hearing impaired children in Goregaon, Mumbai, funded by Club Members and their families and friends to the tune of over Rs 5 crores. Out of 127 children, 47 children live below poverty line. The approx cost towards education per child per year works out to Rs 25,000/-. For these 47 children Rtn Amit Dalal arranged a donation of approximately Rs 11 lakhs through the Tata Trust towards their education cost.

• Our Club continues to support A.K. Munshi Institution which does the honorable service of helping the mentally challenged children get basic schooling and vocational training. The school has recently been renovated and painted by the Club. The Members of the Club celebrated Christmas with the 140 mentally challenged children of the School at their premises. From 11th Feb to 15th Feb our Club sponsored five day educational camp to Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad, for 17 and 33 differently abled girls and boy students of the age group of 7 to 42 years of A K Munshi Yojana. They were accompanied by 8 teachers and 2 caretakers. The project cost was Rs 96,000/- and included transport, boarding and lodging plus all meals and snacks. The aim is to provide training to reduce their dependence on their over protective families and experience the world from outside their routine lives of home and school. They develop self-dependent daily Living skills and become independent. They learn to bond with each other in natural surroundings. It was a great experience for them and the students did not want to come back.

• Setting up of Telephone Booth - A generous donation of Rs 45,000 was received from Rtn Lalit Singhvi towards setting up a telephone booth opp Banganga Municipal School for a handicapped person and putting our Club’s name as Sponsor of this project.

• Dr P N Singh Foundation runs the Leaders of Tomorrow project in 82 schools in Mumbai. The program is a 40 session program conducted for 9th Std students weekly for two hours for a period of one year per school. The cost per school is Rs 10,000/-. The cost of scholarship per student for five years upto graduation is Rs 20,000/- per student. Our Club is sponsoring the Leaders of Tomorrow Project in one school @ Rs 10,000 and also sponsoring the scholarship amount of Rs 40,000 for two students upto graduation.

• Our Club is undertaking a unique project “Project Jeevan Saathi” wherein we collect the basic details and expectations of all to be brides and bridegrooms. These men and women could be our own Rotarian children or their relatives’ children or friends’ son and daughter who are looking for their “Jeevan Saathi”. A Committee comprising of our very own Inner Wheel Members President Rtn Sonal Shah, Rtn Sonal Jhaveri, R/ann Bhavna Shah, R/ann Zarna Shah has been constituted. The Committee will simply connect the aspirants families and wish them well from there. Many Members’ children have sent their resume to the Committee and also a couple of meetings have taken place after getting connected. An email ID has also been opened rcmqnjeevansaathi@gmail.com.

• The Club sponsored the building of 20 low cost housing shelters for the tribal family of Shilonde village at a cost of Rs 80,000 per shelter. Total project cost Rs 16 lakhs
The Club participates in the Midday Meals Program of the District by sponsoring midday meals @ Rs 900 per child per year along with ISKCON. The Club has donated Rs 5 lakhs for this project

 
     
 

RY 2014-15 under the Presidentship of Rtn Chetan Mehra


* Joint Project to celebrate World Disability Day
The Inner Wheel of Bombay Queen's Necklace and the Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen's Necklace participated in a joint project to celebrate World Disabled Day on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014. The service project was held in the morning at Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped, Haji Ali. Breakfast, lunch and musical program was organized for the physically handicapped. Our Club donated a computer to FPH. The project was followed by brunch at Little Italy at NSCI.

* Sponsored the cost of One Check Dam at Talasari – Rs 2 lakhs

* RCMQN ISKCON KITCHEN PROJECT - GG PROJECT 1421657
kitchen equipment to Annamrita with teacher training at 30 schools in Mumbai with Paragon Charitable Trust (Muktangan) - Value USD 1,44,309
The funding for the project is as follows:
DDF District 3140 – USD 50,000
Cash from RC of Saskatoon North – USD 13,000
DDF District 5550 – USD 10,000
Cash from our Club – USD 3,209
TRF – USD 68,100

With the Rs.1.5 Crores committed from our members & associates and this amount of approx. Rs.90 Lakhs, the funding for the kitchen is now complete.

Our Club has not only contributed towards the cost of the kitchen equipment, but has also been instrumental in arranging for a Global Grant from Rotary International and four other clubs from different countries to completely sponsor the same.
Shri Amit Patel and Shri Zoeb bhai have benevolently allowed the Club to use their premises for this kitchen.

Give India, an NGO of repute, connected us with Shri Israni of Blue Cross and Smt Archana & Shri Amit Chandra who have come forward to sponsor all the vehicles for delivering the meals and the newly designed insulated containers for carrying the meals, in the loving memory of their family members.

* Report on MSWC Project inaugurated by DG Rtn Ajay Gupta on 29th June –
RS 26 LAKHS

The Club undertook the Repair, Renovation and Upgradation Project of the Maharashtra State Women's Council Premises at a project cost of Rs 26 lakhs.

The project was entirely sponsored by Rtn Uday Merchant with a contribution of Rs 25 lakhs as part of the CSR activities of Lucid Group and with a donation of Rs 1 lakh from Rtn Nimish Shah.

* On 29th November the Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queens Necklace inaugurated a project of furnishing and enhancing education facilities in Muktangan School. – Rs 2.75 lakhs

* Supported the Antarang Foundation at a project cost of Rs 2.75 lakhs
Antarang Foundation is a NGO which carries out Career Ready Employment Skill Training and Vocational Guidance Programmes for disadvantaged youth between 17 to 24 years in slum communities. On Saturday, 6th June our Club handed over cheque of Rs 2,73,020 to Antarang Foundation. Our Club has committed to support two batches of 20 students each for the Career Readiness Program for six months in Cuffe Parade slum community. The cost per batch works out to Rs 1,36,510/- and the cost per student works out to Rs 6,826/-. Total number of beneficiaries – 40.

* Sponsored 86 children of SVRR School at a cost of Rs 9.46 lakhs
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. 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 was Rs 11,000 per year. All 86 children are sponsored by the members of the Club. On 18th April our club donated Rs 9.46 lakhs for sustaining annual expenses of 86 kids.

* Sponsored a Sensory Garden for Jai Vakeel School at a cost of Rs 3.85 lakhs
On Friday, 10th April 2015, RC of Mumbai Queen's Necklace along with Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queen's Necklace inaugurated the Sensory Garden Project at Jai Vakeel School, Sewri. The total project cost was Rs 3.85 lakhs.
The Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queen’s Necklace sponsored Phase I of the project which included building an Interactive Wall, installation of See Saw, Telephone, Pipe Installation and Levelling at a total cost of Rs 1.88 lakhs.
Our Club sponsored Phase II and Phase III of the project which included installation of chimes and temple bells, concave and convex mirrors, tactile pavers, sensory plants and landscaping at a cost of Rs 1.97 lakhs.

* Constructed Bio-toilets for Kurunjhe Vibhag High School at a cost of Rs 11 lakhs

The Club was sanctioned District Grant of US$ 5000 to provide better sanitation facilities by constructing Bio-toilets for Kuruze Vibhag High School, situated in a small hamlet, 35 Kilometers from Palghar. It houses 550 students with a staff of 20 teachers. They are children coming from very poor families of migrant tribal workers. The School has only five old toilets which are very unhygienic and insufficient for the number of 550 students including girls and boys. EOTO has tied up with the Wockhardt Foundation who has a project to construct bio-toilets. Bio-Toilet is a complete waste management solution which reduces solid human waste to Bio-gas and pure water, with the help of a bacterial inoculum.
The life of Bio Digester is 50 years. Bacteria can live for 4 months without feeding and during summer vacation 10% bacteria may die and 90% bacteria will be remaining alive. Cost of bacteria is Rs 20 per litre. Cost of testing of water is Rs 3,500/-. After 4-5 days after taking sample of water by Wockhardt, report from lab will be received. There is no AMC required for Bio-Toilet or Bio-Digester but cleaning toilet is just fine. The Kurunze Vibhag High School has given no-objection to our Club constructing the bio-toilets. The landlord has given free land to our club for constructing bio-toilets. He has given the letter stating that the constructed bio-toilets will remain the property of our Club. The weekly status of the project will be submitted by Wockhardt.

The inauguration of the Bio Toilet Project was held on 20th April 2015 at Kurunjhe Vibhag High School, Taluka: Vikramgad, District Palghar. Total project cost approximately Rs 11 lakhs.
The Project is fully funded as under:
District Grant – US$ 5,000 (Rs 3 Lakhs)
EOTO and Rtn Apurva Shah will be contributing Rs 3 lakhs
Rtn Hiten Shah will be contributing balance of Rs 5 lakhs

* Constructed and inaugurated two newly constructed classrooms for Primary School at St Mathews School and Rotary Annapoorna Project on 13th June at a cost of Rs 8 lakhs

* The Club sponsored four Midday Meals (Rotary Annapoorna Projects) at a total cost of Rs 8,49,750/- (details in the full report)

* The Club sponsored ration for 10 families of students of SPRJ Kanyashala.

* The Club has three Global Grant Projects in Partnership with International Clubs and International Districts:

 
     
 

RY 2015-16 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 Rs. 360,000/-

• 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 the inauguration.

Cost Rs. 1,100,000/- + matching Rs. 1,100,000/-