There was much excitement and happiness in the tribal village of Sonave, as approximately 250 children received their certificates of completion for the one month computer training program that they attended. The free computer training program was held in association with Budhelia Foundation from 20th April 2015 - 15th May 2015. Over this month, the children learnt about the various uses of excel, word, power point and paint. What we found fascinating was the ability of the children to quickly pick up the nuances of a computer which they had seen for the first time.
For many children living in the remote village of Borichhapada in the Tribal belt of Saphale, commuting to school is not an easy task. Each day they walk approximately 6 Kms to get to school and back. Through our ‘Donate your Bicycle’ drive the people of Mumbai were motivated to donate their old bicycles towards making a child’s access to education easier. Hero Cycles too stepped in and supported this cause to make the journey to school easier. We believe lives can be transformed when we work together as a community.
When the Principal, teachers and students of Greenlawns High School and Cathedral & John Connon School in Mumbai heard about the need for stationery in the tribal village and for the children of Tata Hospital, they donated books, pencils, crayons and colouring books in huge numbers. In total, over 500 books and stationery items were collected and distributed to the children of Tata Memorial Hospital and the children of Sonave Tribal Village.When the Principal, teachers and students of Greenlawns High School and Cathedral & John Connon School in Mumbai heard about the need for stationery in the tribal village and for the children of Tata Hospital, they donated books, pencils, crayons and colouring books in huge numbers. In total, over 500 books and stationery items were collected and distributed to the children of Tata Memorial Hospital and the children of Sonave Tribal Village.
We believe the future belongs to the educated young.
A step in this direction, NDF in association with Budhelia Foundation is conducting a one month free computer training program in Santacruz (E), Santacruz (W), Kurla ( E), Khar (E) and Chembur (E) from 11th May till 4th June 2015.
Our Trustee Ms Priya Dutt inaugurated the camp at all the 5 centres.
Approximately 2500 young minds will be nurtured this summer vacation
Education, Girl Child Empowerment and Equal Opportunities for all are concerns close to my heart. I am happy to support the scholarship scheme by the Ministry of Minority Affairs for meritorious girl students who cannot continue their education without financial support.
In order to negate discrimination against the girl child, stop 'Female Feticide' and support poor deserving girls in Education and Vocational Training, the ‘Beti’ project came into existence. It’s carried out in collaboration with the Bandra Union Park Residents Association. In the past two years, the education of 35 girls has been sponsored.
NDMCT in association with Budhelia Foundation is conducting a free one month computer basics program across seven centres in Mumbai. Approximately 4500 young minds will be nurtured this summer. Inaugurated the camp on 3rd May 2013 at Bandra (W), Kurla (E), Chandivali, Vile Parle, Vakola, Kurla (W) and Bandra (E).