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SPREADING INGENUITY FOR THE GLOBAL GOOD

Initiatives undertaken by our NGO, ‘Avashya Foundation’, focus on bringing about inclusive development which contribute towards the realization of our social duties.

Lead by our Director Ms. Arathi Shetty, these initiatives go beyond philanthropy; discovering ingenious ways to give back, that in a way, not only makes the world better, but makes it better for good.

PHILOSOPHY

Actively support the social development of underprivileged, destitute, economically challenged and helpless citizens

 
VISION

Take each CSR initiative beyond philanthropy and promote people centric inclusive development with the active participation of the community at all levels

 

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"I believe, as capable human beings it is our responsibility and duty to extend our hand to everyone in need, to make one’s life more enriching, healthy, educated, full of hope and dreams. Everyone can make a lasting difference if we just try to do something extra for someone who needs guidance."
- Arathi Shetty, Non-Executive Director

AVASHYA FOUNDATION’S FOCUS AREAS
  • Environment
    Environment

    We strive to introduce safer and more efficient solutions to lead the way in environment conscientiousness. It allows us to innovate and create value much beyond our services.

    With the core-belief that each human being has a right to basic personal hygiene, we have designed sanitation facilities across schools and localities.

    We have distributed solar lamps in the villages of Maharashtra to offset energy used in our operations. Avashya Foundation has also embarked on tree plantation activities in Maharashtra & Mangalore.

     
     
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  • Education
    Education

    We believe that every child has the ability to learn, and excel in any field if the opportunity is offered. Our education programmes improve access to quality education for students with the combined power of technology and human collaboration.

    Providing a helping hand throughout a child’s education lifecycle and empowering them to choose a career path – our ingenious projects Disha & Kaushalya help attain just that.

    Besides this we are constructing, refurbishing schools and planting technology in small localities.

     
     
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  • Empowering Women
    Empowering Women

    We work towards a more enlightened society where gender equality is not an exception, but a rule. Our women's programme aims to enable them become financially secure. As a consequence, it aims to raise their self-esteem and instill a sense of security.

    With our project ‘Kaushalya’, we empower women with the means to become financially independent by providing entrepreneurial and skill building training.

     
     
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  • Disaster Relief
    Disaster Relief

    The Avashya Foundation’s efforts aid people affected by natural calamities, by leveraging our resources to direct relief to those in need. We support programmes which deliver the essentials: food, water, shelter and other essentials to save lives and restore communities.

    We realize that it is our duty and obligation to provide in times of need. With our initiative – Rahat, we provide for calamities such as drought, floods, fires etc.

     
     
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  • Health Care
    Health Care

    Avashya Foundation supports both preventive and curative healthcare in the community. We use the power of knowledge and financial assistance to encourage those in need, in availing health services, even in remote areas.

    Leprosy Elimination Action Project (LEAP) is our mission ensuring that people affected with leprosy live with dignity and without any stigma attached to it.

    We are also providing financial support for essential surgeries, medication and cancer treatment under project Jeevan.

    Our Drushti initiative sets up eye check-up camps across regions where we operate.

     
     
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  • Sports
    Sports

    The Avashya Foundation wants to discover talent and nurture it to build sportsmen of tomorrow – by providing them financial assistance along with the right training and support.

    We support our nation’s sportsmen with coaching in cricket, to underprivileged kids in Dharavi.

    We have also joined hands with the ACORN foundation in providing football coaching & other facilities to kids from poor socio-economic background.

     
     
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PROJECTS
Durgesh Manikrao Bholankar coping with cancer

Durgesh Manikrao Bholankar Coping with cancer

Jeevan - Coping with Cancer center gives life to those who have given up hope. We could not afford higher medical cost of cancer treatment and delay in medicines could have cost Durgesh his life. We are eternally grateful to The Avvashya Foundation for their help”

Durgesh Manikrao Bholankar was 3 and half years old boy from Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. His father, Manikrao Bholankar owned 1.5 acres of un-irrigated land which produces just enough to meet domestic consumption needs of the family.

Durgesh Manikrao Bholankar was just about 4 years old when his health began to deteriorate. He would get frequent fevers and visiting the local doctor would only provide temporary relief. He was beginning to develop a limp which became a cause for concern for his family, in spite of seeking expert opinion of the doctor, Durgesh was not diagnosed correctly.

Eventually his family was advised to consult an Orthopedic, who asked the family to arrange 30,000 INR as medical expenses. The family could not afford the treatment and had to resort to selling off their produce of maize and cotton and borrowing money.

Things did not get better from there, when it was suspected that Durgesh might have cancer and would have to go to Tata Memorial Hospital to receive treatment

The family was in a state of shock and shattered emotionally as future of Durgesh was uncertain. Although, his medical condition was adverse, his family did not lose hope and confidence in the Medical Oncologist, Dr Purvi Kadakia at Nair Hospital.

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Sustainability in Education: Accompanying Pooja in her journey of hope

“Without Avashya Foundation, Pooja would not have been able to realize her dreams. We thank you for building the foundation for her, so that she can support herself in the future.”

Pooja Prakash Ghorde is the only daughter to her parents, both of whom suffer from partial blindness.

Since birth, Pooja faced eye problems. By the time she entered school; her parents had already taken to various eye doctors and exhausted their resources in her surgeries.

Pooja had a troubled school life. At the tender age she had to struggle for admission and also had to face discrimination. At the age of six, when Pooja tried to seek admission in the nearby school, the school authorities suggested that she join a special school for the blind.

But special schools refused too, on the grounds that her one of her eye was in a good condition.

Finally, with the help of area social worker, Pooja got admission in New English School Vasai.

Despite of all this difficulties, Pooja continued her studies with strong determination. Pooja’s unrelenting hard work which helped her scored distinction in SSC examination and got admission in first year in Vartak College Vasai.

After her SSC, Pooja required tuitions, which would cost her Rs. 37000/-

Her father managed to pay only 7000/- in a first year and the remaining amount was compensated by a trust fund.

However, in the second year, the trust fund failed to support Pooja because of change in trust rules and regulations. Pooja now required further support in order to cover expenses for tuition classes.

At this crucial juncture, Pooja received scholarship from The Avvashya Foundation.

Pooja’s family feels, it would have been not possible for them to provide quality education and consequently provide her an opportunity to fair well, without the support of the foundation.

The scholarship helped her secure 71% marks in HSC.

Currently, Pooja is perusing B.Com in Banking and Insurance and harbors ambition of becoming an officer with the Bank. The family believes that support from Allcargo would be crucial in fulfilling dream of Pooja of becoming Officer in the bank and would play instrumental role in altering their economic condition and pave way for dignified life in the future.

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