8th July: Agenda for Weekly Call

Hi Team,

We are doing great and if we can keep up the momentum, rope in some more volunteers and some more fund, we will be on track.

Agenda:

  1. Update about the last week activities:
  • a. Last Saturday Sreekanth and I visited the book shop and ordered books for Warangal and Kothagudem schools. Sarath also joined.
  • b. Books were sent on Tuesday and received/distributed on Wednesday in Warangal school.
  • c. They will be distributed on Monday or Tuesday in Kothagudem school
  • d. Got requirements and ordered books for Mehdipatnam school. They will be delivered and distributed on Monday
  • Talking to friends for funding for school bags for Warangal, Kothagudem and Mehdipatnam schools.
  • Also sent details to another friend and to NXP about possible funding for Mehdipatnam school in terms of belt, tie, shoes, school bags, steel water bottles, indoor games, water tank and taps.
  • Distributed sweets in two schools. Thanks to Rajanikanth and Sreeram.
  • Health: Spoke with Continental and we got the quote for 170 rs. (even Thyrocare charges Rs. 200) so this is the best amount we can get. They will also conduct a session along with the camp and do other basic tests.
  • They agreed to take children to the hospital and show them around as well. This is part of tie-up with Continental. But I think we should restrict the hospital visit to 8th to 10th class students.
  • Tentative camp date is 21st July. Estimating the budget to be anywhere between Rs. 15000 to Rs. 16000. 170 rs. for tests and 30 rs. for ID card for 75 students.
  • Need to meet Dr. Singh for finalizing the report to be submitted to any CSR for funding. If no funding gets in, we can think of reaching 25 people every quarter for pre-diabetic test. That means Rs. 7500 is required for each quarter. So we can at least help 100 people in a year.
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2. Coming Week Tasks

  • In the coming week, need to visit Avancha school and handover four laptops. HM continues. Madhavi teacher’s transfer will be known by tonight or by tmrw.
  • Continental does not have Eye and Dental categories. So we need to approach our known circles who can get it done for free. Also we should get into a tie-up as we want to do it in 10 schools where we have known teachers or volunteers.
  • We need to design the health card and also get quotes for printing and the tag.
  • Need to get the tube issue repaired for Mehdipatnam school.
  • Need to find any other NGO which does painting for schools for Mehdipatnam school.
  • Steel water bottles and steel plates quote from AgroMech Industries, Sanath Nagar or any other vendor.
  • Auditing is almost done for 2017-18 financial year. Formal sign off and posting will be done in the coming week. Prasanthi will visit them for addressing the Digital Signature issue. If it gets done, we can start issuing automated receipts rather than the hand written ones. Krishna’s help is required.

3. Responsibilities:

  • Posting the activities to Web site as soon as possible.
  • Get the bills, receipts, if any pending, from the vendor.
  • Reach out to new volunteers (each one, reach ten, so that we can get one active volunteer)
  • Similarly encourage friends to donate 100 rs. every month. Request them to make it as an ECS online to be deposited on a particular day. We need to focus on consistent monthly donation even in small amounts. That way it will be easy to assess the fund and get clarity on how much we need to raise or the scope we can operate.
  • Medical case referred by Murali for Cochelar Surgery. By 13th July, 2.5L is required to discharge the boy. The company in which the boy’s father works as a watchman raised around 5.25L. TMAD might donate anywhere between 25k to 50k.
  • For the Cancer drug, we can get for manufacture price which is 470 rs. (market price is 675 rs.

4. Help Required

Regular Support to Kumudini Hospice:

They are in need of around Rs. 3500 per month for 30 lts. of oil and 10 kgs of sugar. We can also provide food, one day every month, which costs Rs. 2500.

These families need help. Would be great if we can refer.

https://prasanthi.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/need-support-for-education-and-aspirations-family-2/

https://prasanthi.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/need-support-for-education-and-aspirations-family-3/

https://prasanthi.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/need-support-for-education-and-aspirations-family-1/

 

Thank you.

with regards,

Prasanthi.

ప్రకటనలు

General Requirements in School

Most of us NGOs or CSR groups focus on the following:

  1. School Bags, Stationery
  2. Steel Plates, Glasses
  3. Library
  4. Games Material
  5. Quiz or Cultural Competitions

TMAD is interested in taking the children to places of profession and tourist places for their exposure and knowledge along with inspiration and memories.

Instead of steel glasses, we want to provide steel water bottles for the following benefits:

  1. They do not insert their fingers like they do for glasses
  2. They do not waste water (they can drink the quantity they need)
  3. They can carry wherever they go, outside school as well

For a Govt. Primary School in Ambedkar Nagar, Mehdipatnam, with about 75 students, they need the following:

  1. Water tank and taps
  2. Table and Chairs
  3. Black Shoes
  4. Belt and Tie
  5. Steel Water Bottle with tag/rope
  6. Steel Plate
  7. School Bag
  8. Books and Stationery
  9. Library Books
  10. Projector
  11. Computers

Books Requirement

Books Requirements

 

Need Support for Education and Aspirations – Family 4, 5

Hi Friends,

Greetings!
In June month’s Bosf meeting, I couldn’t call Achyuta Rao garu on phone as we ran out of time. But I have been in touch with him as he told that he will give us a list of needy families who are in need of financial support for education.
He gave me a list with five families. Spoke with all of them except for one as she is not staying with her friend now.
Am not going to disclose their details but sharing their situation. All of them are rescued from child marriages.

Family 4:

This girl is extremely angry as it seems earlier a reporter called her and published in paper which created some problems. She says she does not want to talk about her marriage at all (from which she was rescued).
She says she is studying Diploma (ECE) and has about nine months to complete. Three months to study and six months for project work. It seems the course is free. She wants help once she gets selected in B.Tech. and that too for college fee. So we have lot of time.
Family 5:
This girl also mentioned that she is pursuing degree and she does not need any help.

Thank you.

With regards,

Prasanthi.

tmad.org

 

Need Support for Education and Aspirations – Family 3

Hi Friends,

Greetings!
In June month’s Bosf meeting, I couldn’t call Achyuta Rao garu on phone as we ran out of time. But I have been in touch with him as he told that he will give us a list of needy families who are in need of financial support for education.
He gave me a list with five families. Spoke with all of them except for one as she is not staying with her friend now.
Am not going to disclose their details but sharing their situation. All of them are rescued from child marriages.

Family 3:

The girl is a child marriage victim. She is a National Level Cricket Player (it seems) but couldn’t go as she does not even have money for clothes. It seems she is in such dire straits.
As she does not even have cell phone, he gave the number of her friend who stays near by. I called her friend. She told that the girl left to her native Nalgonda and want to study Second Year Intermediate there. She is not able to answer about the girl’s issue in cricket.
She sent two numbers (of the girl or neighbors)  which seem to be switched off all the time. I will try to reach tmrw.
As we have some NGOs who focus on sports and we know CBR academy, I hope may be we can help this girl to pursue her passion in cricket and also to study. 

Thank you.

With regards,

Prasanthi.

tmad.org

 

Need Support for Education and Aspirations – Family 2

Hi Friends,
Greetings!
In June month’s Bosf meeting, I couldn’t call Achyuta Rao garu on phone as we ran out of time. But I have been in touch with him as he told that he will give us a list of needy families who are in need of financial support for education.
He gave me a list with five families. Spoke with all of them except for one as she is not staying with her friend now.
Am not going to disclose their details but sharing their situation. All of them are rescued from child marriages.
Family 2:
Woman lives with her son and daughter. Husband died. Woman does iron in a village near Dilshukh Nagar. Son discontinued after 10th as his father died and he earns about 8k per month. He wants to write Intermediate exam in OPEN University mode.
Daughter completed Intermediate (CEC) with 860 marks. She applied online for a college in B.Com. (Computers). The college fee for B.Com. Computer Applications is Rs. 20000 per year (it seems). It can be paid in installments.
Spoke with daughter and asked her to discuss with mom and brother and to come back to me. If we can provide her mother any job in any orphan or oldage home, she can get food and shelter and earn money.
Then we can look for a hostel for the daughter in any college (preferably hostel also run by the same institution) and same for her brother instead of writing exams in Open mode, he can study in regular college and we can join him too in a hostel.
That way they need not worry about other family member.
The girl seems to be bright and despite having to work, her brother also seems keen on studies. If we provide support to this family, am sure they can reach good position in life.
I hope the family agrees to this idea and we need support for Degree (B.Com. Computers) with hostel for the girl, Intermediate (do not know the subject he is interested in) with hostel for the boy and a job in any home for the mother.
Thank you.

With regards,

Prasanthi.

tmad.org

 

Need Support for Education and Aspirations – Family 1

Hi Friends,

Greetings!
In June month’s Bosf meeting, I couldn’t call Achyuta Rao garu on phone as we ran out of time. But I have been in touch with him as he told that he will give us a list of needy families who are in need of financial support for education.
He gave me a list with five families. Spoke with all of them except for one as she is not staying with her friend now.
Am not going to disclose their details but sharing their situation. All of them are rescued from child marriages.
1. Mother, Husband, Woman, Son and Daughter: Daughter is rescued from child marriage. As the family has taken loan from their relatives or some other people, they asked this girl in marriage. The husband met with an accident (seems drunkard too) and not able to work. Woman’s mother became mentally disturbed that she has to visit Erragadda hospital often and need to take medicines. She used to be a support before. So the woman decided to give her daughter in marriage. She says her daughter is a bit fat and neighbors and others tease her and owing to their family situation, she thought to get her married at the earliest. She has taken a loan of three lakhs for the marriage. As the marriage is stopped (two days before), she could not get the advance she paid for various things and also the new clothes were not taken back. As per Achyutarao garu, he got the dowry returned to the family.
The woman works in a govt. organization as contract house keeping employee and earns Rs. 9000 per month. Her son is 15 yrs old. Discontinued after 10th to earn money to pay the debt. He earns about 8k per month. The daughter who completed 18 yrs discontinued after first year intermediate (Bi.P.C.) to earn money to pay the debt. She takes care of an old lady and earns about 8k per month. The woman has around 3 lakh in debt(at 3 rs. interest) and she is yet to pay 1.5 lakh.
Seems both the boy and girl are interested in Education but couldn’t due to the debt. She is looking for support to repay her debt so that she can pay with her salary (the principal amount) and let her children study.
I told her it is not possible but we can try to get them any job which pays more (if we can after talking to the boy and girl).
I need your suggestions and opinion also about the people who are in debt for one reason or other and couldn’t pursue their studies due to the loan with interest. How do we tackle such issues (not this case in particular). Is there any way where we can get them loan for less interest (say 1 rs. or 2 rs. instead of 3 rs.) as any saving is a saving to them.
Thank you.

With regards,

Prasanthi.

tmad.org

Blood Donation – Facts

Courtesy:     Thalassemia & Sickle Cell Society

Any side effects ?

There are no side effects of Blood Donation. A small percentage of first time donors may psychologically feel a little dizzy but only for a few minutes. This is not a matter of concern.

How much ?

  • One can donate up to 450 ml of blood.
  • The body can replenish this volume within 24 hours.
  • Normally only 250 ml of blood is collected by the Blood Bank

What happens to the donated blood ?

  • The blood is thoroughly tested in all possible respects and given to the needy patients after cross matching.
  • The Blood is separated into components viz. Red Cells, White Cells, Plasma & Platelets.
  • The blood components are made available to Hospitals and Nursing Homes on need basis.
  • This is how each time you donate blood you save up to 4 lives.

Benefits to donor ?

  • It reduces the chances of ischemic heart diseases (beginning of heart problems) as frequent donations reduce the accumulated and unwanted iron load from the body.
  • Each donors blood is checked for Blood Group, Malaria, V.D.R.L, Hepatitis “B” & “C”, HIV I & II (AIDS)
  • Blood screen report is issued to all voluntary donors. 
  • Blood Group Card is issued
  • In case of necessity Blood can be arranged free-of-cost for the voluntary donor and his relatives.

How frequently can one donate blood ?

  • Males every 3 months
  • Females every 4 months

Who can Donate Blood ?

  • Be in generally good health and feeling well.
  • Be at least 18 years of age; upper age 60
  • Weigh at least  50 Kgs
  • Pulse: 80 to 100 beats/min and regular
  • Temperature: Should not exceed 99.5 (37.5c)
  • Blood Pressure: acceptable range is 110/60 to 140/90

Do not donate blood, if

  • You have ever tested positive for HIV,
  • You have ever injected yourself with drugs or other substances not prescribed by a physician
  • You have hemophilia or another Blood clotting disorder and received clotting factor concentrate
  • You have been held in a correctional facility (including jails, prisons and/or detention centers) for more than 72 hours in the last 12 months
  • Pregnant and anemic women should not donate blood 
  • People suffering from contagious diseases should not donate blood.
  • The donor should not have contacted jaundice in the previous three years.

Care a donor should take after donating blood

  • Drink some liquid like tea, cold drink, juice, etc. to replenish fluid and eat some snacks. All this will be available for you at the blood donation site
  • Drink more liquids than usual in next 4 hours
  • Avoid consuming alcohol until you have eaten something
  • Don’t smoke for next 30 minutes
  • Avoid climbing steps for next 30 minutes
  • If there is bleeding from the phlebotomy site, raise the arm and apply pressure
  • If fainting or dizziness occurs, either lie down or sit with the head between the knees
  • Resume all normal activities if no symptoms occur
  • Remove bandage next day