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Freedom from Poverty Foundation: Giving Back to the Needy: Helping Foster Development in India: 2008 Toronto Dinner Presentation
 

Freedom from Poverty Foundation: Giving Back to the Needy: Helping Foster Development in India: 2008 Toronto Dinner Presentation

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Slideshow presenting the past and present work of the Freedom from Poverty Foundation, whose aim is to help fight poverty and foster development in India by providing free health care and education. ...

Slideshow presenting the past and present work of the Freedom from Poverty Foundation, whose aim is to help fight poverty and foster development in India by providing free health care and education. This was presented during the fundraiser held in Toronto on September 26, 2008. More information about the event: http://ffpf.org/english/events/20080926-torontofundraiser

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    Freedom from Poverty Foundation: Giving Back to the Needy: Helping Foster Development in India: 2008 Toronto Dinner Presentation Freedom from Poverty Foundation: Giving Back to the Needy: Helping Foster Development in India: 2008 Toronto Dinner Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Giving Back to the Needy The Freedom From Poverty Foundation WWW.FFPF.ORG Helping Foster Development in India
    • OBJECTIVE To provide education and better health to the under-privileged, starting in the remote villages in Uttar Pradesh.
    • EDUCATION India has 350 million people below the age of 16; the largest single population of youth anywhere in the world. 35 million children are out of school. There is an immense need to provide access to education.
    • 1984: Foundation of Acharyakul Social Education and Charitable Society. 1984: Primary school with two classrooms and 125 students opens in the village of Anantpur Barhya District Azamghar (Uttar Pradesh).
    • The school had started off with 3 classrooms
    • 1988-1998: An increased education level from primary education to the undergraduate program. Soon after, 28 classrooms and a computer course classroom were added.
    • Students have been honoured and have earned recognition for their outstanding educational and cultural achievements.
    • 1998 – Inter-college curriculum is added 2002 – Bachelors degree program is offered
    • “ Please do not feed us. Teach us the ways we can feed ourselves.”    
    • Presently, there are more than 3000 students attending school from kindergarten to BA level classes.
    • FUTURE GENERATION Say “ Namaste ” to our
    • Thanks to the donations from Canada, we are investing in the next generation where the need has reached a critical stage.
    • In addition to standard curriculum the school also offers: Adult literacy education Family planning Nutrition Well-baby care Hygiene IMPACT Adult literacy is up by 50% Family planning is giving women the tools to decide on the number of children they want, so that every child born is a wanted child
    • However some adults seem less enthusiastic than others.
    • SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN CHINHAT, U.P.
    • 2000 – Opening of a school for girls in Chinhat, U.P. 200 students in 6 classrooms get a chance to study. 2003 – 10 Computers are introduced in school
    • CURIOSITY... LEARNING...
    • KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERS
    • THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS
    • HEALTH CARE
    • MEDICAL CLINICS
    • India spends 0.9% of its GDP on Public Health Expenditure. It ranks 171 out of 175 countries for public healthcare. However, it ranks 18th out of 175 countries for private healthcare.
    • We have been running charity general medicine clinics since 1987, with the participation of the Canadian medical staff.
    • THERE IS HOPE FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD
    • WITH THE HELP OF CANADIAN PROFESSIONALS WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
    • WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE HELP US IN HELPING THOSE WHO CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES.
    • This child has survived and is doing well today... ...thanks to donations from Canadians
    • Medical camps also distribute free medicines.
    • Nurses from Canada contribute Educating about basic hygiene
    • DOCTOR IN ACTION…
    • HELP All he needs is…
    • YOU WILL LIVE Assurance…
    • Access to family planning clinics has empowered rural women.
      • Impact
      • Infant mortality has been reduced by 50% in the neighbourhood villages.
    • Thank you You have saved another life
    • MOBILE CLINICS SERVE REMOTE VILLAGES
    • MOBILE CLINICS SERVING MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN
    • Mobile clinics have treated over 60 000 patients.
    • Local doctor does the tour of the villages.
    • For the local villagers, this is the only health care available
    • Freedom From Poverty Foundation and Eye Foundation Of America have jointly held eye clinics to remove cataracts and give the gift of vision to the needy people.
    • PLEASE SPONSOR A CATARCT SURGERY.THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY $40 GIVES THE GIFT OF VISION TO A NEEDY PERSON AFTER BEFORE
    • A PERMANENT MEDICAL FACILITY
    • Ram Janaki Charitable Hospital project to bring the patients from the medical and mobile clinics in a permanent medical facility.
    • Out patient clinic is functional and in operation
    • Construction of the main building is scheduled to start in November 2008.
    • IN 2008, FREEDOM FROM POVERTY FOUNDATION AND THE WORLD RENOWNED ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION LED BY SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR BECAME PARTNERS IN THE RAM JANAKI HOSPITAL PROJECT
    • THANKS TO THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION, THE HOSPITAL WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE AID TO BATTERED WOMEN, PEOPLE WITH AIDS, FAMILY SUPPORT AND YOGA.
    • IN SUMMARY…. WE ARE HELPING TOWARDS BETTER EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE
    • PLEASE HELP US PUT A SMILE ON HER FACE
    • CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO IMPROVE THE LIFE OF CHILDREN LIKE HER?
    • … AND THOUSANDS LIKE HER? THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT