Omkar Foundation conducts 3 General Medical Health camps; benefits over 900 slum dwellers

Omkar Foundation in partnership with Meesha Polyclinic conducted 3 medical camps at slum/SRA sites of Mahakali, Mahim and Kurla transit camp.

Over 900 people underwent testing for BMI, Sugar, BP, General Physician consultation, Dental, Gynecology, Ophthalmology and received Free medicines and Spectacles as prescribed.

Mega Skill Camp at Deonar conducted to provide Skilling and Jobs for slum youth

Omkar Foundation organized a grand Skill/Job Mela at Deonar; one of the densest and most crime ridden slums of Mumbai, in order to skill the slum youth and make them more employable. It was well received and attended by over 270 people. We had 10 of our training partners who had set up their stalls to counsel the youth to lead them to better futures.

Smokeless Eco- Chulas donated by Omkar Emploees distributed in tribal areas of Aarey milk colony – Damu Pada

The Smokeless Eco chulas which uses- 65% less wood, produces 70% less smoke and cooks upto 50% times faster, helps improve women’s health, saves forests and helps free up their time to participate in other self and community development activities.

158 Smokeless Eco Chulas, which were donated by Omkar employees, were distributed at Damu Pada- Aarey Milk Colony in the third phase of Eco Chula distribution. The tribal women were given a demo on how to use the Eco Chula on the day.

Members of The rotary club of Bay View who had also donated Eco chulas, personally distributed them to the tribal women.

Cycles distributed to school students in Majaswadi under a unique “LEARN and EARN” scheme by Omkar Foundation

Omkar Foundation introduced a unique scheme called the “Learn and Earn” scheme whereby old/ unused cycles were collected from upscale housing colonies. These unused cycles were repaired and refurbished by Omkar Foundation and distributed to to the municipal school students of Majaswadi. The clause being that student would have ownership of the cycle and would retain it upon passing their 10th standard. If they drop out from school, the cycle goes back to the school.

The “Learn and Earn” scheme truly helps incentivize learning and help children say “Aao School Chale hum”

Changemakers of Omkar- Paras Pathak

Our very own Mr. Paras Pathak deserves a special mention for being a young changemaker. Growing up without many libraries around, he was passionate about inculcating a reading habit among kids. He steered this noble thought into action by participating with the CSR team in setting up a reading room for children at Vikhroli, Parksite. The reading room is a quiet space where the kids can come and learn, explore, and create for free. Paras even volunteered for the first two months to ensure that the Reading room ran smoothly.

To ensure there is no dearth of books at the reading room: We ran a book donation drive in office where we collected over 150 educational books from about 60 good hearted employees. Paras also started a website where anybody can send in old/unused books and they will get their courier amount refunded.

If you wish to donate old/unused books, kindly log on to www.cornertable.in and encourage children of the slums to read and learn.

Mr. Venkat Rolla represented Omkar foundation at the TB- Free India National Summit Dharamshala

Omkar Foundation, represented by Mr. Venkat Rolla (Head- CSR) being a proud partner of TB – Free India Movement was invited to the prestigious two day TB Summit jointly hosted by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association and The International Union and Govt. of Inida. The high profile advocacy event was held to commemorate World TB Day 2017 and provided a platform for Celebrities, Parliamentarians, corporate, Media, Experts & Scientists, TB Patients and Doctors, Ambassadors of key countries and the Government to discuss how India will work towards elimination of TB by 2025

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