Our Club sponsors midday meal on behalf of every Rotarian celebrating
his / her birthday and wedding anniversary.
On 21s September Rtn Nimesh & Jalpa Shah had organized a
food distribution drive for cancer patients outside Wadia hospital.
It is a 365 day initiative of feeding about 700 lives daily.
DISTRIBUTION OF SAREES / FABRICS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED
On 28th September Karishma Mehta donated sarees and night gowns
to cancer patients. The project was spearheaded by Jalpa Shah
at Tata Memorial Hospital.
On 4th October our Club distributed Karishma sarees to students
of Rotary Sanskardham School at their school premises. On Tuesday,
14th Nov at 11 am our Club distributed fabric to students of
On 28th November Karishma and Pooja distributed 400 sarees and
100 suit pieces to the patients and family member at the Tata
Memorial Hospital. It was very touching to see the patients
especially the children.
We are, as always, indeed grateful to Rtn Pooja and Karishma
for continuing to organize Sarees and fabrics for distribution
to the underprivileged.
SUPPORTING THE EDUCATION OF 78 SPECIAL CHILDREN
On 9th October our Club released Rs 5 lakhs from Rs 8 lakhs
for education of 78 specially challenged children of SVRR @
Rs 11,000/- per child.
SPONSORING THE COST OF RESIDENTIAL CARE SERVICES
AT JAI VAKEEL FOUNDATION AND RESEARCH CENTRE
With respect to sponsoring the cost of Residential Care Services
offered by Jai Vakeel Foundation and Research Centre to individuals
with intellectual disability, Cur club had approved a project
cost of Rs 54.5 lakhs to be disbursed over two years –
Rs 34 lakhs for RY 2017-18 and Rs 20.5 lakhs for RY 2018-19.
Of the above, our Club has already released Rs 17 lakhs being
the first two instalments of Rs 8.5 lakhs each.
DIWALI CELEBRATIONS WITH STUDENTS OF EOTO
On 14th October from 9 am to 10 am our Club celebrated Diwali
with students of EOTO at Amchi Shala, Chembur. This is a new
project which our Club is supporting this year. Each One Teach
One works with underprivileged children from municipal and government
aided schools. They provide remedial coaching to students from
5th to 10th Standard. A cheque for Rs 6,87,000/- was handed
over by Rtn Sonali Sinha and Anne Sapna Jalan. The project was
attended by President Rtn Hiten Shah, Rtn Sonali Sinha, Rtn
Nikunj Jhaveri and Anne Sapna Jalan.
SUPPORTING KINNARI FOUNDATION
On 3rd Nov our Club handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakhs to
Kinnari. Kinnari is a NGO doing impeccable work of supporting
child education by generating income through running various
extra curricular paid classes. It is run by Anne Asmi Vijay
Shah, PP of IW Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace. The project
was attended by Rtn PP Sanjiv Mehta, Rtn PP Gaurav Patel,
Rtn PP Radhika Mehta and Anne Sapna Jalan.
SPONSORED FOUR DAYS EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO SHIRDI
FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN ON A K MUNSHI SCHOOL
From 15th to 18th November our Club sponsored four days educational
trip to Shirdi – Rahuri for special children of A K
Munshi School. They visited educative and popular tourist
places such as Residential Special School for Mentally Challenged
Children at Rahuri, Shani Signapur, Agriculture Technology
Centre, Shri Sai Baba Mandir and Shri Sai Bhojanalay –
Prasadalaya Kitchen. The entire project cost of Rs 77,500
was sponsored by Rtn Nikesh Parekh and his friends which included
Transport, Boarding & Lodging, Meal, Sightseeing, etc.
40 students – 16 girls & 24 boys aged between 15
to 45 years went for the excursion. They were escorted by
Principal, 6 teachers & 2 Caretakers. The children were
chirping with joy & happily telling their parents how
wonderful the Education Camp was. A big thank you to Rtn Nikesh
Parekh for coordinating the entire trip.
A REPORT OF THE 4 DAYS EDUCATIONAL TOUR/CAMP:
15.11.2017 - On the 1st day, the students & staff gathered
at School in the evening, with full of excitement. Their attendance
was taken, all students & staff members left for the camp
with the initial goodluck ceremony of garlanding & breaking
of coconut conducted by the Principal Mr. Ajitkumar Changan.
Around night at 3.30 a.m. they reached Shri Sai Shanstan Ashram
at Shirdi. Everyone took rest for some time.
16.11.2017: 2nd day at around morning 9.00 a.m. visited other
Special School at Rahuri. The aim was to see & show our
children how other Special Children stay without their parents
in hostel. Our Special Children met those School Children
& distributed biscuits to all of them, which they enjoyed
In the afternoon, they left for Shani Singnapur. On the way
they took a break to have tasty sweet seasonal fruits ‘Guava’
which they enjoyed most. After reaching Shani Singnapur they
took blessings of Lord Shani Maharaj & had lunch.
Agriculture Technology Centre: While going to Centre, they
also saw how sugarcane juice is extracted by churning with
the help of Bullock in Kohlu. At Agriculture Technology Centre
they learnt the process of preparing juice from the pulp of
various fruits, like Awla, Jamun, etc. Thereafter they were
shown various equipments used for farming & how it is
used. All children showed keen interest in whatever detailed
information was given to them by the Officers of the Centre.
On the way to Base Camp Shirdi, they had tea break in the
evening at the restaurant.
17.11.2017: 3rd day at 9.30 a.m. everyone got ready in the
morning, took tea & snacks, went for darshan of Shri Sai
Baba at Mandir & Dwarkamai Mandir, sang bhajan with everyone,
came back to Sai Bhojnalay for lunch. Afterwards went to Chavdi
& Dakshin Mukki Hanuman Mandir, took Blessings. We very
much appreciate the Shirdi Sansthan PRO’S help in giving
special darshan to our children.
The Children were taken especially to Sai Bhojnalaya –
Prasadalaya to show them how the food is prepared on big Gas
stoves with the help of Solar Energy. They were also shown
how with the help of machinery dough for 500 Chappaties are
prepared at a time. How the dishes are cleaned & dried
with the help of machine and completed without any hassle
in stipulated time period.
After freshening up, tea & snacks break, they played various
games like cricket, badminton, football, chain game, etc.,
even the Ashram staff joined to play games with children &
In the evening about 7.30 p.m. they organized Bon-Fire. The
Staff of the Ashram arranged light & Wood for Bon-Fire.
All children & Staff sang ‘Fire Camp Song’
with Ajit Sir & danced on movie songs, roasted sweet potatoes
on the fire & served to all, children enjoyed the programme.
At 9.30 a.m. they enjoyed sumptuous Dinner at Hotel Sukhsagar,
completed all the formalities at Sanstha & started journey
back in luxury bus to Mumbai at around 11.30 p.m.
18.11.2017: Reached School at Mumbai around 6.00 a.m., parents
had come to pick them up. The children were chirping with
joy, safely & happily telling their parents how wonderful
the Education Camp was.
Our Children thanked with great gusto to all those who had
made this experience such a memorable one.
A.K. Munshi Yojana heartily thanks the Hon’ble Members
of your Esteemed Rotary Club of Bombay Queen’s Necklace
especially to Rtn. Nikesh Parekh for co-ordinating & Congratulate
you all to support such a wonderful Project of Educational
Camp for the Mentally Challenged Children.
Let’s Serve Together for Better Tomorrow & Let’s
See Everyone Bloom With Us… Bharati Ganjawalla, President
MEDICAL CAMP FOR STUDENTS OF LADY ENGINEER
On 4th and 6th December from 9 am to 12 noon our Club had
organized a medical camp for students of Lady Engineer School.
650 students were checked. The camp was organized by Rtn Parool
Merchant. A big thank you to Rtn Dr Mrinal Shah, Rtn Dr Shailesh
Divecha and Rtn Dr Chandrasekhar Joshi and their team members
for conducting the camp. The project was attended by Rtn Parool
Merchant, Rtn Devina Shah, Rtn Sonal Jhaveri, Rtn Hiten &
Gopi Shah, Rtn Dr Mrinal Shah, Rtn Dr Shailesh Divecha, Rtn
Dr Chandrashekhar Joshi, Anne Sonali Parekh and First Lady
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS WITH CHILDREN OF EOTO
On 19th December from 10 am to 12 noon our Club had organized
a Christmas Party for the 300 children of EOTO Chembur Branch
at Amchi Shala, J K Karmalkar Marg, Tilaknagar, Chembur. The
activities included card making competition, housie games, dance,
distribution of gifts by Santa and ending with sumptuous snacks.
The project was attended by Rtn Parool Merchant, Rtn Nikunj
Jhaveri, Anne Sapna Jalan and Anne Sunali Parekh.
CELEBRATIONS WITH SPECIAL CHILDREN OF A K MUNSHI SCHOOL
On 22nd December our Club has organized a Christmas party for
the children of AK Munshi School. The project was sponsored
by Rtn Nikesh and Sunali Parekh and Rtn Deepak and Anjali Harlalka.
The project was attended by President Rtn Hiten and Gopi Shah,
Rtn Deepak and Anjali Harlalka, Rtn Nikesh and Sunali Parekh,
Rtn Parool Merchant, Rtn Vivek Mathai, Rtn Pradeep Solanki,
Rtn Devina Shah, Rtn Rajeev Kapadia, Annes Rajal Kapadia, Ushma
Mody, Kajal Parikh, Asmi Shah and Rtn Sunil Mehta’s sister.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS WITH CHILDREN OF
ROTARY SANSKARDHAM SCHOOL, ST MATHEWS SCHOOL AND REGINA PARISH
On 23rd Dec from 11 am to 12.30 noon our Club had organized
a Christmas Carnival for 350 children of Rotary Sanskardham
Academy, St Mathews School and Regina Parish Orphanage at CCI.
Special thanks to Rtn Asif and Neha Adiji for initiating and
sponsoring the gifts and to Rtn Parool Merchant for organizing
the children. The project was attended by President Rtn Hiten
& Gopi Shah, Rtn Shefali Shah, Rtn PP Kalpesh Shah, Rtn
Parool Merchant, Rtn Sonal Jhaveri, Rtn PP Anju Siraj, Rtn Nikunj
Jhaveri, Rtn Hiten Parikh, Rtn Yojit Gosalia, Rtn PP Bindu Sheth,
Annes Rajal Kapadia, Leena Gandhi, Sapna Jalan, Dimple Gosalia,
Shweta Kothari, Sumitra Patel, Amishi Mehta and Kajal Parikh.
GLOBAL GRANT NO 1757467 FOR FUNDING TO SUPPORT
EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS AND NEEDS OF GIRIVANVASI EDUCATIONAL TRUST
APPROVED BY THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
I am happy to inform that under Grant No 1757467 our application
for funding to support the educational efforts and needs of
Girivanvasi Educational Trust in Maharashtra submitted by our
Club and RC College Park, has been approved by Rotary Foundation
(India) and the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (TRF). The
award is in the amount of $67,633. Congratulations for the efforts.
Congratulations to PP Rtn Akkshay Mehta, Rtn Satish Vora, Rtn
PP Sanjiv Mehta and Rtn Asif Adiji.
UPDATES BY RTN NIKUNJ JHAVERI - EOTO
Educate the weaker section of the society.
• Daily subject classes are held for 2 hours per standard.
• Qualified teachers are appointed for coaching of the
• Planned worksheets
for continuous revision
• One meal a day after school
Appropriate Support – School / Teachers
function of the school
• Ongoing Teachers Training
• Farewell party
Appropriate Support – Students
• Birthday parties conducted once in a
• Personality development and awareness
programs for 9th standard
• Civic awareness for 8th
• Career guidance for 10th standard
• Facilitating activities like carom, chess, art craft,
festival celebrations, etc.
• EOTO interschool sports competition among EOTO centers
• Exposure visit of the children
• Awareness program on health and hygiene is conducted
Status - Project is on track with all the daily and monthly
activities. Rotary team visited the project for Diwali celebration
and handed over the cheque.
Project Cost - Rs.13,74,000 and Donation Given Rs 6,87,000
Phase I – Ecosystem Development.
orientation and sensitisation workshops for the youth, the trainers,
the partner organisations, prospective employers, youth advocates,
mentors and vocational training providers.
potential employment partners.
• Creating curriculum
that focuses on building self reliance, core skills and the
resilience required to plan and build a career.
Phase II - Execution
• 4 pre-engagement/ orientation
• 30 sessions of 4 hours each/ 4 days a week
for up to 15 participants in the first execution pilot phase.
These would include intensive industry exposure through visits,
expert speaker sessions
• Career Linkages
• A parent/ spouse engagement program
Phase III – Feedback & Continued Support
1 follow up session a week after the career linkages
1 feedback and follow up session every fortnight with the mentors
to track progress and any issues that may arise
1 feedback and follow up session every week in the first 2 months
and every fortnight thereafter to track progress of the youth
in the workplace.
• 1 inclusive alumni engagement
session with the larger Antarang alumni group to build an integrative
and inclusive youth community
Status - Project is on track
with the first transgender group starting on 22nd August 2017.
Project Cost Rs 5,85,810 and Donation Given Rs 3,26,740
Supported Night Schools
Agarkar Night School & Meenatai Kurude Night School
Common Trustee Meeting's
Organizes two common trustee meetings in a year where common
agenda like their roles, how night school program develops
etc. is discussed
Headmaster Common Meeting
Two common head master meetings will be organized, where common
issues and plans are discussed.
SSC class Teacher Meeting
SSC class teachers meeting is done to plan and implement the
SSC activities throughout the year.
Core committee / Advisory board meeting
Committee of 11 active Head Masters of night schools who help
plan, execute and monitor the School transformation program
and annual plan.
Headmaster Residential Training.
A two day residential meeting for Night school head master
Teacher Training on Grading and SDP
Training of staff on conducting a Grading Exercise, Review
and analysis of the same and School Development Plan prepared.
Teacher Training on Processes of the schools
12 Process Related trainings for the staff members to be done
during the year for capacity building of the schools.
Annual Event | Sports - An annual intra-school sports competition
School M & E and Documentation
Status - Project is two support 2 Night schools. The student
strength of these schools together is 179. A recent Govt.
GR has resulted in fewer teachers in night schools. Working
on a plan to supplement this gap.
Project Cost Rs 16,98,321 and donation given Rs 5,81,402
Kinnari Cultural Centre provides donations towards part funding
of school fees of underprivileged students.
Kinnari follows strict approval and application process wherein
only children of families earning less than Rs.1.80 lacs per
annum as also socially deprived families (such as, widows,
divorcees, unemployed etc.) as also the children should have
reasonably good academic record.
Every cheque is issued in the name of school and not the children
Status : The donation of Rs.5 lakhs has been utilized to
part fund the yearly school fees of approx. 130 children belonging
to urban poor families at the rate of approx. Rs.4,000/- per
child for the annual school fees.
Project Cost Rs 5,00,000 and donation given Rs 5,00,000
JAI VAKEEL FOUNDATION
Jai Vakeel Foundation is a NGO working with the intellectually
disabled. They have a holistic approach to the management
of individuals with Intellectual Disability (ID) and cater
to over 3000 individuals annually, across varying age groups
and varying levels of intellectual and other associated disabilities
such as autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and visual or hearing
impairment. Almost 40% of students belong to the lower socio-economic
strata. The Residential Section provides lodging and boarding
to individuals with Intellectual Disability. They currently
provide Residential services to 22 individuals, ranging from
ages 8 to 75 with 70% of the individuals above the age of
40. The students are provided round the clock care by care
takers. There is a Nurse on duty at all times to help manage
their medicines and other needs. The Healthcare team –
Doctors, Therapists and Psychologists are available to take
care of any medical issues. They run a full kitchen to provide
healthy nutritious food to all our Residential students.
Status - Project is on track with the first quarterly donation
of Rs.8,50,000 made
Project Cost Rs 34,00,000 and Donation made Rs 8,50,000
A K MUNSHI SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL
A.K. Munshi Yojana – NGO’s activities for Special
School – Mentally Challenged. This year they organized
a 4 days Educational Camp held at Shirdi – Rahuri from
15th to 18th November 2017 for the Special Children of A.K.
Munshi Yojana School.
The donation of Rs. 77,500/- for the camp covered all the
expenses – Transport, Boarding & Lodging, Meal,
40 students – 16 girls & 24 boys aged between 15
to 45 years went for the excursion. They were escorted by
the Principal, 6 teachers & 2 Caretakers.
Venue of the Camp: Shirdi (Maharashtra)
Date: 15th to 18th November 2017.
Base Camp: Shri Sai Sansthan Ashram, Shirdi (Maharashtra)
This year Camp was packed with educative & popular Tourist
1. Visit to a Residential Special School for Mentally Challenged
Children at Rahuri.
2. Shani Signapur
3. Agriculture Technology Centre.
4. Shri Sai Baba Mandir
5. Shri Sai Bhojanalay – Prasadalaya Kitchen
Project Cost : Rs 77,500 and donation given Rs 77,500
Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation works to rescue as many
number of wandering mentally ill destitutes and reunite them
with their families post recovery.
• To rescue maximum number of mentally ill destitute
in this year and increase the quantum every upcoming year.
• To provide free shelter and food to the rescued patients.
• To provide free pharmacological treatment to the rescued
• To rehabilitate them with various psychosocial interventions.
• To trace out addresses of the patients & correspond
with the families.
• To facilitate reunions of rehabilitated patients with
their lost families.
• To promote massive mental health awareness among rural
villages, schools, families, police personnel, railway officials
& general public.
• To network with other NGOs in order to generate collective
Status - During calendar year 2017 till September 692 wandering
mentally ill destitutes have already been rescued from streets,
provided treatment and have been reunited with their families
Project Cost Rs 20,00,000 and donation given Rs 20,00,000
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation
and welfare of mentally challenged persons. Due to the lack
of formal institutions for such individuals this organization
trains them to become self-sufficient and Independent.
1. Uplifting their products for sale at exhibitions.
2. Distributing shirt and pant pieces and dress materials
to boys and girls, respectively.
3. Put their stall at the Zeba Kohli exhibition.
4. Selling their products at our club meetings. Since –
1. Space requirements.
2. Upgrade their products and help in sale of their products.
Help them bridge their gap of fund requirements
Status - This year we have given them Rs. 5,00,000/- part
of this used for meals for the individuals. This year after
all their expenses, they have a shortfall of Rs. 7,00,000/-
Project Cost Rs 5,00,000 and donation given Rs 5,00,000
ST MATHEWS SCHOOL
Mrs Vergese took the initiative to establish a school in the
remote slum of Malwani area. In this area the population is
abundant and below the poverty line.
Mrs. Vergese dedicated her time and energy and started to
give education to this deplorable section of society. It began
with the primary section in 3 rooms.
Now it has over 2000 students right upto Junior College.
PROJECT FUNDING STATUS
Rs. 50,000/- for their boxing matches in Nashik.
Rs. 2,45,000/- for 10 computers.
1. Installation of the Interact and Rotaract Committee at
2. Took part in District event of Sanskar and Udaan.
3. Took part in the District competition of Muskaan.
4. Felicitation of Mrs Vergese at OCV.
1. The students are involved in boxing and football and to
reach the international level they need funding.
2. Part of their land has been encroached by local people.
This land is needed to enlarge their school.
3. They want to begin a Science section for their Junior College.
Project Cost Rs 2,95,000 and donation given Rs 2,95,000
EMERGENCY FUND FOR CANCER TREATMENT
TMH(Tata Memorial Hospital) provides free or drastically discounted
service only after appropriate documentation is created, which
confirms the financial status of recipients and their needs
for support accordingly.
In the interim, patients who
are visiting from outstation or otherwise, are exposed to
full price treatments, whether within Tata or outside, towards
investigation, drugs, consumables etc.
The intent of this fund is to support during this emergency
period wherein after a week or 10 days, TMH takes over.
Status – Have handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh for
the past seven months
Project Cost Rs 60,00,000 and donation given Rs 7,00,000
Our Club received a cheque of Rs 30 lakhs favouring Tata
Memorial Hospital from Inox Air Products towards Emergency
Fund for cancer treatment. Also Mr Sanjay Mariwala sent a
cheque of Rs 10 lakhs and a friend of Rtn Neha Parikh has
sent a contribution of Rs 2.5 lakhs favouring Tata Memorial
Hospital towards Emergency Fund for cancer treatment.
ONE SMALL STEP PARTNERED EXCLUSIVELY
RCMQN partnered with a foundation “One Small Step for
Cancer” to raise funds for poor cancer child patients.
It was a global on-line campaign to create an Emergency Cash
The funds collected will help about 1000 children of low income
families to seek treatment and survive cancer at Tata Memorial
Hospital. The money will go directly to Tata Memorial Hospital
who will provide full account rupee by rupee as spent and on-line.
This will help to increase the survival rates of Child cancer
in India from 30% to 80%, reduce the abandonment rate of child
cancer treatments which is currently 40% amongst low income
Spearheaded by Star Emraan Hashmi, whose five-year-old son suffered
a rare cancer and is now cancer free. The other actors who supported
the drive through PR were Johny Lever, Varun Dhawan and Shilpa
Shetty. This included all social platforms and coverage in media
including Radio Mirchi.
Every Rupee raised on-line will be matched with a Rupee by RCMQN.
A sum of Rs 50 lakhs was raised on-line which our Club matched
taking the project cost to Rs 1 crore.
Project Cost Rs 1 crore and donation given Rs 30,00,000
SAVE OUR SISTERS – GLOBAL
Livelihood Programme for Survivors of Human
Trafficking Residing in Government Run Shelter
The project was launched on 29th September 2017 and inaugurated
by our major donor Rtn. Nimish Shah.
4 girls have been placed in various facilities management
roles in corporates in the city
45 – women participated in the activities of the center
each spending an average of 7 days
468 – hours of eductation imparted to 34 women focusing
on basic reading and writing
400 hours of skill training in beauty imparted to 30 girls
128 hours of basic computer literacy imparted
282 hours of life skill training imparted to 44 girls
Status - Currently only beauty is being taught – plan
is to start training in retail, bed side assistance shortly
Project Cost – Rs 40 lakhs