Freedom For You
Focus: Education, Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Management
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CONSUMING contaminated water can kill. In India the daily human toll from diarrhoea alone is 1,600. Fund Freedom For You’s water ATM in a low-income area of Navi Mumbai which will dispense cheap, safe water.
HOUSED in the slums of Rabale, Navi Mumbai, the playschool cum nursery accommodates toddlers of daily wage earners. To provide free education and mid-day meals for the 100 children expected to be enrolled this academic year beginning June 2016, Freedom4U will need Rs 4.15 lakhs. This will pay for an additional classroom and includes the cost of a set of school uniforms each and mid-day meals for 180 school days.
BASED on their mission of saving lives, Freedom4U will be targeting pre-term, low birth weight and grossly underweight babies in their latest endeavour. In collaboration with a large hospital in Navi Mumbai, they are setting up a human milk bank – there are only 12 others in India. Both WHO and UNICEF have endorsed breast milk as a baby’s best protection from infections and malnutrition. While the hospital will bear the operating costs, the capital cost for Freedom4U is nearly Rs 10 lakh.
AFTER identifying 20-odd sustainable skills that women and young girls can be taught to seek gainful employment, Freedom4U started the first of four centres planned in Navi Mumbai in March this year. Courses vary from computer literacy to artificial jewellery making, and are designed to help economically disadvantaged women out of their poverty trap. The annual operating cost per centre is Rs 3-4 lakh.
Came to know Freedom4U and their volunteers during the recent Chennai floods. Wanted to desperately help out in some way and I was able to accomplish that through them. I will continue to accomplish my social responsibility through this organisation.
The session on CPR and fire-fighting/burns prevention has helped us improve the preparedness of associates towards personal safety. We look forward to interacting with Freedom4U in the future for training related to first aid and other safety aspects.
- Ramaswamy S Chairman & Trustee
- Ravi S Kumar CEO & Managing Trustee
- Sharmila Gaikwad Trustee