Freedom For You
Focus: Education, Health, Livelihoods
AFTER identifying 20-odd sustainable skills that women and young girls can be taught to seek gainful employment, Freedom For You has started five sustainable skill development centres in Navi Mumbai, Taloja and Khed taluka. Courses vary from computer literacy and dress designing to artificial jewelry making, and are designed to help economically disadvantaged women out of their poverty trap. ₹1000 covers monthly skill training expenses for one woman.
BASED on their mission of saving lives, F4U will target 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 13 others in India. Both WHO and UNICEF have endorsed breast milk as a baby’s best protection from infections and malnutrition. Milk from the bank costs ₹2000 per infant per week.
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 80 children enrolled this academic year beginning June 2017, Freedom For You have constructed two additional classrooms and provided school bags, a set of uniforms and mid-day meals for 180 school days. ₹5000 will cover expenses of one student for a year.
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