Omkar Foundation sponsors MCGM’s Active TB Case Finding campaign; detects 41 cases in 10 wards of Mumbai in just 15 days

Taking the TB- Free India campaign to the next level, Omkar Foundation supported the 15 day Active TB Case Finding Campaign run by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) in 10 wards of Mumbai.

The MCGM TB officers along with our partner NGO conducted a Door to door awareness and detection campaign to the selected High risk population of over 4 lakh people. As part of the campaign, people were sensitized about TB, two sputum samples of the suspect cases were collected and chest X- Rays were provided free of cost.

This entire concentrated exercise proved to be effective and 41 TB cases were identified and put ion treatment in just 15 days.

2 Skill Camps conducted at Majaswadi and Bhandup to provide Skilling and Jobs for slum youth

Omkar Foundation organized grand Skill/Job Melas at Majaswadi and Bhandup respectively to skill the slum youth and make them employable.

It was well received and attended by over 250 people. We had 6 of our training partners namely Global Success foundation, Laurus, ASTM, Bombay Flying Club, Godrej and Boyce, Teamlease and Uday Skills who provided an array of courses and counselled the youth to lead them to better futures.

Women who completed the mehendi and tailoring course were also felicitated with Government recognized certificates at the event.

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

Omkar Foundation in partnership with Meesha Polyclinic conducted 3 medical camps at slum/SRA sites of Bhoiwada, Agripada and Wadala Over 700 people underwent testing for BMI, Sugar, BP, General Physician consultation, Gynecology, Ophthalmology and received free medicines and Spectacles as prescribed

Omkar Foundation launches its brand new website

Omkar Foundation unveiled its brand new website on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi. The new and vibrant website outlines Omkar Foundation’s work and explains our four verticals of Skill Development, Health, Women Empowerment and Environmental initiatives in great detail. The much needed website provides information about all our numerous partners and our team which is the backbone of Omkar Foundation.

This newsletter too will feature in the media section of our website. For any information or to stay updated on the work of Omkar foundation log on to www.omkarfoundation.org.

Changemakers of Omkar- Balasaheb Lahu Kekan

Our very own Mr. Balasaheb Lahu Kekan deserves a special mention for being a young changemaker. His personal struggle of leaving his village for odd jobs in the city and finally getting an opportunity to work with Omkar Developers led him to pay it forward. Upon realizing that Omkar Foundation provides courses for skill development along with a scholarship; Balasaheb got 38 of his childhood friends who were unemployed and unskilled from his village in Ahmednagar district.

He also housed a few of them at his place for a while. They were enrolled into ICICI foundation, Maruti Driving School, Nidan Technology and Kohinoor Technical Institute. They have completed their training and some of them also got employed with a starting salary of Rs. 8,000/-

Mr.Balasaheb truly believes that “Buy a man a fish, feed him for a day, Teach a man to fish, feed him for life”. We salute him for his true resolve to improve the lives of others and develop the community as a whole.

Omkar foundation won 2 awards at the ACEF awards ceremony

Omkar Foundation won two awards in the “Best Corporate - Non Profit Partnerships” Category, and the “Best Scholarship Programme” Category,' at the ACEF Property Awards on 29th September 2017. Both the awards were received by the CSR team on stage.

Mr. Venkat Rolla, Head- Omkar Foundation, CSR arm of Omkar Realtors was a Moderator for an esteemed panel of speakers on CSR subject: “Skill development –Its impact on Society & Industry”

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