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The Foundation
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AMURT Safe Motherhood and Midwifery
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AMURTEL Primary Health Clinic AKWAKWAA
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Mafi-Zongo Water Project AMURT Ghana
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ANANDA VIIRATA in Bissiri, Burkina Faso
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Multi Purpose Platform in Bissiri, Burkina Faso
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Impact of Microdonations in Bissiri, Burkina Faso
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as our AMURT work tend to focus more and more on educati...
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Lotus Children Centre in Accra, Ghana
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Reproductive Health Clubs in Secondary Schools, Ghana
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AMURT Nigeria - Offia Oji Health Centre
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AMURT Nigeria - Offia Oji Health Centre
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The Ecole Privee Neo-Humaniste in Lome, Togo
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We have now good drinkable water! Beside the
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Microdonations and their impact
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Saving lives of mothers and newborns in Ebonyi State, N...
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Rarh Hostel windows in Uma Nivas, India
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Ananda Marga School in Haryana, India
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Rain Water Harvesting Tank at Shelu, India
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Homeopathic Dispensary in Tiljala, India
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Hospital project in rural India
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School in Medinagar, India
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Drinking Water Supply in Silchar, Assam, India
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AMURT Romania – Bath/toilet room extension
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Centro Educativo Ananda Marga in Managua, Nicaragua
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Reading Project – Barlovento, Venezuela
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Project Portfolio - Emanuele Antola Foundation
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Project Portfolio updated to April 2015 highlighting the progress of the Emanuele Antola Foundation in the service through the Microdonation program.

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Project Portfolio - Emanuele Antola Foundation

  1. 1. Page 2 Websites: The Foundation On April 26, 2006 Foundation Emanuele Antola was registered at the Handelsregisteramt (Office for the Registration of Companies) in Canton Zu- rich, Switzerland. Operating structure As an organization working throughout the world the foundation benefits from the fact that the members of the Board of Directors are from di- verse background coming from countries like Bra- zil, India, Italy, and Switzerland. Project Coordination The coordination work is managed from Zurich and New York. Board members advise on the selection of suitable projects and commit them- selves at the same time to take responsibility to overview those projects. Each board member takes responsibility to verify that the donations are used for the purpose they were given on the projects they are assigned to. Location Switzerland FEA’s board carefully selected Switzerland as the location for the administrative head office of the foundation for its safety and tradition as an interna- tional center for humanitarian organizations. Dona- tions here are not taxed and can be channelized to the projects. About Foundation Emanuele Antola Address & Contact Foundation Emanuele Antola Address: Muehlebachstr. 200 8008 Zürich, Switzerland Tel: +41 (43) 819-3001 E-mail: information at Foundation Emanuele Antola makes small donations of $1000 USD to small projects to help them improve their infrastructure or provide services.
  2. 2. Page 3Facebook: AMURT Safe Motherhood and Midwifery Project Description The project is a partnership between AMURT and the Burkina Faso Department of Health. Main com- ponent is the training of village midwives in remote tribal villages. Educating women in the project area about maternal health, sexual health, opposing Fe- male Genital Mutilation, literacy training, training village health agents. 37 active village midwives and 12 village health agents working as per De- cember 2007. Request We are between funding for the project. NORAD in Norway has a limit of three years. The funding stops at the end of 2007. We knew this before. The reason we have waited to apply for further grants, is that we wanted to wait for the inde- pendent evaluation that was conducted in Novem- ber. We have just received the complete report in French, it’s now being translated. Our program is a partnership with the Burkina Faso Department of Health. Project Mission To train village midwives for every 7 km radius, to reduce maternal mortality and infant mortality, to combat female genital mutilation, to educate women and communities about health, focus on maternal and sexual health, to create leadership models for women. Project History AMURT started work in 1986 – work includes building hospital, cereal banks, literacy, refores- tation, cooperatives, wells etc. Safe Motherhood Project started February 2002 Update The project has been approved and the support has served the request purpose. See the website Address & Contact AMURT, B.P. 3665, 01 Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO Daniel Haven Tel:+226-50343455 Email: daneshananda at
  3. 3. Page 4 Websites: AMURTEL Primary Health Clinic AKWAKWAA Project Description The AMURTEL Primary Health Clinic at Ak- wakwaa is located in Ghana’s Central Re- gion. It serves about about 200 patients a month, with primary health care. It also has maternit ward and does 5 to 10 deliveries per month. The clinic trains health workers from nearby communities to work in local clinics. Request This is a request for 1,500 USD to install a water tank, and pipes to provide running water to the Ak- wakwaa Clinic, in Ghana. The amount of $1,000 has been secured and given to the clinic. It was enough to purchase the water tank and install it but not for the rest of the installation. Therefore at the moment the clinic has water but needs another 500 USD to complete the installations so as to have running water inside the building. Project Mission To provide primary health care, maternal health care and health education for aspiring health work- ers to the communities in the project area. Project History AMURTEL had a small clinic in Akwakwaa f03 five years, before finally constructing it’s own building in 2005 on a land outside of town In 2007 a sec- ond building with ward space for 20 patients and a pharmacy was completed. Update The water tank has been installed in June 2008 with funds from the Foundation. Thanks to all those who contributed to the success of this “Micro-donation” project. Address & Contact AMURTEL, PO BOX 13492, Accra, GHANA Daniel Haven or Didi Ananda Shanta Tel: 233-21-666846 or 233-21-310661 a_shanta_2000 at
  4. 4. Page 5Facebook: Mafi-Zongo Water Project AMURT Ghana Project Description The project provides safe piped water to a popula- tion of 9,000 to 23 communities through a pipeline network that is 48 kilometers long. It is located in remote villages in North Tongu Distric, Volta region. The project harvests surface water in a small dam built on a seasonal river. The water is treated by slow sand filtration. The water is the pumped to a reservoir on the top of a mountain, from where the water flows by gravity to the communities. Request We seek US $1,000 to make pipeline markers for the pvc pipeline. We need more than 300 markers, US $1,000 will give 116 markers. We will install them on the pipeline through communal labor. The pipe line markers are cast in concrete with iron bars. They are 3 feet high and 7 x 7 inches square. They will be painted blue to be very visible. Let me know if you need the details of the manufacturing cost. Project Mission To assist the communities in the area to get safe water through a sutainable community owned and community managed project. Project History AMURT was first invited to the North Tongu Dis- trict in 1990 to help fight guinea worm. By 1993 AMURT stared working on the Mafi-Dekpoe water project.(this project is a partnership with Danida, it was completed in 1998). In 1994 we were invited to Mafi-Zongo to assist a group of communities there. The dam was constructed in 1994. The wa- ter treatment plant finished in 2001, the water tow- er was completed in 2003. With funding from Italy, the project opened in 2005 for 10 communities, and was expanded to 23 communities in 2006. Update A Microdonation has been approved in April 2009. Address & Contact AMURT PO BOX 328, Mamprobi, Accra, GHANA Daniel Haven Tel:+226-50343455 Email: daneshananda at
  5. 5. Page 6 Websites: ANANDA VIIRATA in Bissiri, Burkina Faso Project Description Our center is situated just at the edge of the ar- tificial lake of Bissiri, deep in the country side of Burkina Faso, 45 kilometers south of the capital, Ouagadougou. The region is extremely poor, with high rate of un- employment, dirt roads, no electricity, bore holes as a source of water, mud brick huts as shelter and more than 80% people illiterate. People tradition- ally make their living by growing their own food and rearing cattle for the most fortunate. We have 4 hectares of land divided in two plots and 3 buildings. The main structure is a dormitory style building, another big store room houses our cereal bank, and a two room building has become a small clinic. The land was given by the commu- nity who expect us to assist in their development by creating employment and helping them satisfy their basic necessities of life. Request This is our wish to improve the center by getting a water tower to fit on our bore hole. This is a basic need for our tree nursery, clinic and processing facility for Moringa production. Total needed :1000 USD Project History The Bissiri Community Center was started in the early 1990’s, after Dada Rudreshvaranandaji flew over the village on the way to Ouagadougou. What he saw from the air was a large water source, and lots of underutilized land. Once on the ground, he found the village and discovered that there was a high rate of unemployment and felt the peoples’ determined will to fulfill their most basic needs. Since its genesis, the center has expanded to include literacy classes, cultiva- tion of organic vegetables (maraichage) and a community-based cereal bank. Within the last 4 years we have been able to open a prima- ry health clinic, which employs two professional nurses. This social clinic is the first of its kind in the area, and serves over 5,000 people from Bissiri and surrounding villages. Address & Contact Ananda Viirata Master Unit, Bissiri, Burkina Faso Dada Padmeshananda Tel:+ 226 7834 0385 Email: padmeshananda at
  6. 6. Page 7Facebook: Multi Purpose Platform in Bissiri, Burkina Faso Project Description We have been working for 2 years with the OC- ADES association (some local catholic association) so that the Fulbe Potal can possibly get a “multi purpose platform”, that is an engine that gener- ate power for a mill, a wet mill, a husk remover, a welding platform and some extra devices. It is a great opportunity, they would install it at the mar- ket, and that group of women will run and manage it (being trained for that). Request OCADES is asking a participation of 600 USD cash plus a house to shelter the machine. Thanks to the work they did with us the Fulbe Potal managed to collect the 600 USD cash, but remains the house to build. They need support for that and the estimate is 1000 USD. Project History and Progress The Master Unit keep growing and has become a real cakra for our community here. The last donation from Foundation Emanuele Antola, the oil mill, is providing pesticide to very many of our farmers! (neem oil) and we are cooking with our own peanut oil, is really nice. We have been working a lot with Moringa, it is also getting big and the demand is growing ev- eryday for that wonderful powder. We are working with a groupement of women (see picture below, the Fulbe Potal group) and they are fantastic in work and sincerity in processing the leaves. Update A Microdonation has been approved in February 2015. Address & Contact Ananda Viirata Master Unit, Bissiri, Burkina Faso Dada Padmeshananda Tel:+ 226 7834 0385 Email: padmeshananda at
  7. 7. Page 8 Websites: Impact of Microdonations in Bissiri, Burkina Faso “The second the motorcycle for our local coordinator in our activities in Sahel is completely broken old. I need to get a new one in emergency. Our motorcycle there is indispensable, the distances from vil- lage to village being so big and the roads so nonexistent. We need to get the same one i got for the project in Bissiri MU last time.” “I am sending you some compact public health pro- posals. One idea, that your board might like, is a the purchase of a motorcycle for the public health work. Our people can use it to reach the remote villages for the health education. It’s very important. And it will be something very concrete, the motorcycle cost 1,300 ce- dis, which is just close to $900, the rest will be for reg- istration of the motorcycle and a couple of helmets. So it’s good for accounting and documentation, as it is very simple. It would make a big difference for our work. Other than that, you could select some aspects of these programs and fund them. It would be something I think the Foundation could be proud to associate with.” – First microdonation: Beginning 2009 our theater project got selected and we obtained a grant for buy- ing the background and some more items related to our play. It was used for 2 years of sensitization and over 30 shows on topics such as hygiene, forced mariage, HIV, sells of prohibited drugs, etc.Direct beneficiaries over 1250 people. We have a break now due to the security issued in the area, which do not allow me reach there for 6 month now. But the material is with us and will be used as soon as the conditions are met. – Second microdonation: December 2009, we purchased a motorcycle 125cc for the work of our coor- dinator in Bissiri. The motorcycle till today is used daily and serves all the work related to the growing project. It makes possible to the workers to reach the nearby city 12 kms away through dirt road in about 30 mn. It has been so used that we are thinking to get a second motorcycle to lighten the burden on that one. – Third microdonation: June 2010, we purchased a generator, a projector plus few items related to the functioning of both. We used those item regularly for our maternal programs, some cultural programs in the north (Sahel) as well as in MU and other localities where AMURT is present. The use may increase
  8. 8. Page 9Facebook: as our AMURT work tend to focus more and more on education and facilitation of already existing groups of women. – Fourth microdonation: December 2010, we purchased another motorcycle 125 cc for the work of our coordinator in Déou. We are covering more than 35 villages in a radius reaching over 40 miles of a rocky and sandy landscape. Actually the motorcycle was so much used for the purpose of supervising the work of our 33 village midwives that it is quite worn out and we already bought an other motorcycle to support it! – Fifth microdonation: the flour mill bought in August 2011 is functioning 6 days a week, 12 hours a day. The maintenance is being well done and it has become part of the villagers’ life now. It has proved a sustainable asset to the village, a great success. – Sixth microdonation: September 2011 the mil- let was purchased and stored in AMURT stores in Sahel. We first wanted to keep resell the whole of it at cost price (functioning as a bank of cereal). But recently with the Mali crisis and the refugees coming we finally decided to distribute it to some families in dire need. That is it was used as a relief in the end and the efforts to consolidate a bank of cereal are postponed to a post crisis future. – Seventh microdonation: February 2012 the tricycle for our MU was purchased with the help of both Antola Foundation and Aile Universelle (France). This tricycle serves so many purposes: selling of vegetables in nearby cities, transport of material (building is on going in the MU: processing facilities and a school are being build right now, as well as a workshop for bakery purpose, shed for material, etc), transport of other material for the community needs, etc. This was literally a revolution in Bissiri after a non ending area of donkey cart! – Eighth microdonation: July 2012 we could purchase the necessary equipment for having light in our clinic in MU (Bissiri, Ananda Viirata) at night and light for our literacy classes. The number of patients in the clinic keeps on increasing and light as brighten the nights and eased the work of our nurses! The demand has increased now and we are looking for funds to increase the power of the solar panel as the community found here a source to charge their mobiles, torch, etc!
  9. 9. Page 10 Websites: Lotus Children Centre in Accra, Ghana The Foundation has provided a Microdonation to the Lotus Children Center in the South Western part of Accra, Ghana. The Center offers a home for orphaned and dis- advantaged girls, as well as a pre-school (crèche, nursery and kindergarten). They organize weekends activities for the children of the community. The school children come from very disadvantaged backgrounds. The center is called “Lotus Children Centre” because the lotus flower symbolizes beau- ty and purity. Kids from various tribes and mother tongues learn meditation and yoga exercises, moral and social education for healthy physical, mental and spiritual growth. They also get opportunities for creative expression and for the development of their talents, leadership and sense of responsibility. The center benefits more than 50 kids on a regular basis and you can learn more about it by visiting their website: Contact Soko Community, Accra-Ghana Tel: 00233541790627 Update The microdonation of USD 1.000 has been used for purchasing the much needed furni- ture for the classrooms. Thanks
  10. 10. Page 11Facebook: Reproductive Health Clubs in Secondary Schools, Ghana AMURT has had a presence in North Tongu Dis- trict for 25 years. The Mafi-Zongo Water Project and the Mafi-Seva Community Clinic, with mater- nal health and health education outreach programs, have made a deep impact. Both projects are com- munity owned and managed by the community now. The major public health issues in the area are re- lated to repoductive health. There is a large num- ber of unsafe abortions, unwanted teenage preg- nancies, and sexually transmitted diseases. To address, in 2012 AMURT started clubs for teenage girls in secondary four secondary schools. In 2013 the program was extended to include boys too. In the program, staff from Mafi-Seva Community Clinic, assisted by AMURT volunteers, carry out educational programs for the teenagers. The program address very basic sex education on how children are made, pregnancy and birth, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, rape, etc. The teenages do role play and stage dramas that they present to the other students in their schools. Once a year, AMURT sponsors and excursion the sea-side. For almost all the teenagers it will be their first experience seeing the see and playing the water. Expenses include t-shirts, stationaries, excursion, and some small allowances for the fa- cilitators. We will use the USD 1,000 like this: T-shirts – USD 500 Allowance and transport to facilitators USD 300 Stationary and supplies – USD 200 The Foundation logo/name will be printed on the T-shirts.
  11. 11. Page 12 Websites: AMURT Nigeria - Offia Oji Health Centre Project Description The clinic is community owned and community managed. The community provided labour for the construction, the building materials were provid- ed by ActionAid through a distance child adop- tion program. The government posted a few staff and AMURT recruited additional staff from the lo- cal community. AMURT provided all the furniture, equipment and open inventories. Since the open- ing day, AMURT has assisted the health centre with regular doctor visits, and training for the staff. AMURT also assisted to build additional rooms, staff quarters and water supply. The health centre has an ambulance for emergency referrals. Request The building is now up, the painting has just start- ed. Here are some of the main equipments that we need for the new building: Hospital beds – 6 Mattresses – 6 Benches – 15 Desks – 5 Examination couches – 2 Chairs – 10 Most of the medical equipment is already in place. USD 1,000 will be enough for six hospital beds. Project History The Offia Oji Health Centre opened four years ago. It’s located in a disputed border area be- tween Cross River and Ebonyi State, just in front of an important local farmer’s market. Today the health centre has a staff of fourteen. Due to the hard work and service spirit of the staff, the number of patients is very high. It was necessary to constructed another building to ac- comodate the mothers and patients. The wing is going to be for ante-natal, delivery and post-natal with one ward for children. THe health centre has deliveries every day, averaging 45 deliveries per month in the last months. Address & Contact AMURT Nigeria Daniel Haven Tel:+226-50343455 Email: daneshananda at
  12. 12. Page 13Facebook: AMURT Nigeria - Offia Oji Health Centre Offia Oji Staff Above: Offia Oji Ante Natal March 13 Below left: Offia Oji Triplets Below right: Offia Oji Malaria Net Distribution April 24 Okpa Offia Oji Health Center Asthma Enyadulog baby Feb 8 Offia Oji
  13. 13. Page 14 Websites: The Ecole Privee Neo-Humaniste in Lome, Togo re-opened in it’s new four-classroom building in Oc- tober, 2008. With nearly 100 pupils attending the Director and teachers felt an urgent need for suf- ficient number of desks/benches as well as basic classroom materials. Assistance from Foundation Emanuele Antola en- abled the school to build 64 desks/benches (for 128 pupils) and to purchase books (mathematics and a dictionary) and office supplies. Ecole Privee Neo-Humaniste in Lome, Togo “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela “This is an urgent appeal for support from the Antola Foundation for our master unit school in Lome, Togo. Four classrooms have been constructed in the past year. This has transformed the project and public image dramatically for the best. We immediately need to arrange desks and bench- es for the classrooms. Classes are to begin on Monday, 22nd September! We needs 60 bench desks (each one seats 2 students). The cost is about US$14 15 per bench. This comes to $840 900, just within the amount you allocate per project. The school serves the local community well. The public schools areovercrowded and deliver low quality instruction. The other privateschools are costly for the lower income families. Hope for your positive reply soon.”
  14. 14. Page 15Facebook: Update We have now good drinkable water! Beside the electric pump we have also a hand pump in case electricity is unavailable. The electric pump is not fixed at the new building for the time being because we cannot live there yet as the construction is go- ing on. But the pump stays at the neighbors and is brought to our land when needed. Instead of plastic filter we got stainless steel filter which should be working better. Nile River School - Egypt Kids at the Nile river project in Egypt. The project is about tutoring these kids to help them catch up with school. Edu- cation is the key for a better world.
  15. 15. Page 16 Websites: Microdonations and their impact Sometimes we wonder what was the impact of the Foun- dation’s microdonations program. What benefits did it bring and was it really useful. Here are some facts from a Microdonation to AMURT West Africa which was approved about a year ago, in the end of February 2012. The project aimed to reduce maternal mortality rate and save lives of mothers and newborns in Ebonyi State, Ni- geria. For that AMURT used the Microdonation to purchase three NASGs – Non-pneumatic anti-shock garments. These gar- ments are used to save the lives of women who suffer from postpartum hemorrhage, that is heavy bleeding after delivery. Oct 11, 2012 – After Martina gave birth to her baby daughter late Tuesday night, she suffered severe post-partum hemorrhage. The birth attendants at Offia Oji Health Center applied the anti-shock garment and she was taken to Federal Teaching Hospi- tal in Abakaliki. After the heavy rains the roads were so bad, the journey took almost three hours, when it should be just over 90 minutes. Martina was transfused and is now recovering. Hopefully she will be discharged tomorrow.
  16. 16. Page 17Facebook: Saving lives of mothers and newborns in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Oct 11, 2012 – Post Partum Hemorrhage is the cause of more than 50 % of the maternal deaths in our project area. This year we acquired non-flatable anti-shock garments which can save lives if ap- plied in correctly and in time. Check out this Link to know more about how they work: htm This photo is from the training session for our health workers conducted at Gme- lina Health Center in April by Pathfinder – Nov 30, 2012 – Two day training in the management of Post Partum Hemorrhage started today at Odelig- bo Health Center, with fifteen train- ees from Elugwu Ettam, Ettam and Odeligbo Health Centers. The training address all aspects of PPH and intro- duces how to apply the Non-pneumat- ic-anti-shock garment to saves lives of women who go into hypovolemic shock due to bloodloss after giving birth. From AMURT West Africa (Dec 3, 2012): We concluded the Post Partum Hemorrhage Management Training today at Odeligbo. Here are Ifeyani and Blessing practicing how to apply the non-pneumatic-anti-shock-garment. This is the most effective tool available to save the lives of women who go into shock due to blood loss after giving birth.
  17. 17. Page 18 Websites: Rarh Hostel windows in Uma Nivas, India Project Description The Rarh Hostel has around 40 resident hostel children and over 100 students in a primary school which runs on the first floor (upper floor) of the hostel building. The project urgently needs windows and grills for the primary school as the small children are study- ing in rooms with gaping holes for windows, which is extremely dangerous. Project Mission To provide quality education for the local tribal chil- dren from the villages around Uma Nivas. Request The lack of windows and grills makes it extremely dangerous, especially for the very small children. We request a microdonation of $ 1.000 for the purpose of completing this important improvement. Project History The Rarh hostel has been running for many years, initially as a primary school hostel, and in recent years, the small primary school located in Uma Nivas High School was transferred to the Rarh Hostel building, as the high school is further from the village and it was more difficult for the small children to go there due to the distance. For 2-3 years the primary school was run in 2 small downstairs rooms, but as numbers in- creased, the principal started to construct rooms on the upper floor of the building. Now, although these classrooms are not com- plete, the school is running there. Address & Contact Amurt Associação de Apoio Social e Humanitário - Av. Ultramar nº 15 – 1ºF, 2750-506 Cascais, Portugal. Website: Contact: Ac. Malati Tel: +351 961363634 Email: malati (dot) uk (at)
  18. 18. Page 19Facebook: Ananda Marga School in Haryana, India Project Description Our school is in poor class locality. There are no enough rooms for different classes, therefore two more rooms are very essential to build. The construction is going on. Request We need help to do finishing of the rooms. We have collected some money but it’s not an enough so please help. The things to be done are doors, windows, electrification, white white- washing, panting and labor wages etc. Project Mission To give quality education at low fees to the poor children so that they can learn to do good work for the society. Project History Since 1992 the 3 rooms building construction was started then later on two toilets and one bathroom had been added. The help of local margiis and public we able to construct a hall and two rooms but they are unfinished. Update A Microdonation has been approved in February 2015. Address & Contact Ananda Marga School, Gali no. 10, Suryanagar, Hisar, Haryana, India Ac Phaniishananda Avt. Tel:+91-74043-62039/ 85915-55818 Email: phanishananda at
  19. 19. Page 20 Websites: Rain Water Harvesting Tank at Shelu, India Project Description This project of Rain Water Harvesting is to create awareness in the society and overcome on water shortage. From month February to July there is acute shortage of water. We want to build 30,000 liter underground water tank to collect rain water. It will help lot to organize different programs. Project Mission To establish place for elderly persons who need special attention for their health. To organize pro- grams for different age groups. Request To build underground 30,000 liters of water tank will cost 2.000 USD. If we will get your microdo- nation of 1.000 USD, the remainder we will collect locally. Project History It is started year 2010 at small village Bandhivali (Raigad District) with two aged monks. Now a days there is big building for different activities for different age groups. We started Computer training course for village school children with 12 computers. We conduct Youth Camps, Meditation camps and school excursions etc. Update A Microdonation has been approved in February 2015. Address & Contact Ananad Pariwar Seva Kendra at Bandhivali Post Shelu Tq. Karjat Dist. – Raigad Pin 410101, Ma- harashtra India Contact: Ac.Artapremananda Avt. Tel: +91 9932173236 Email: arta006 (at) gmail (dot) com
  20. 20. Page 21Facebook: Homeopathic Dispensary in Tiljala, India “I have just returned from India and in Kolkata I saw the Homeopathic dispensary that operates in Tiljala. It is a very nice project and serving a very poor population. They charge 1 Rp per bottle of medicine while the real cost is close to two rupees. The clinic also provides payment of two doctors who prescribe the medicines. From its inception the clinic treated over 700,000 patients. The request of micro donation is for funds to pur- chase medicines. $1,000. This would be enough to purchase 5 months of medicines - $200/month. Plus the 1 rupee charged when those medicines are given out would raise the funds to pay doctors.” Board Member Representative
  21. 21. Page 22 Websites: Hospital project in rural India Project Description and Mission A charitable rural health care project, combining multi-disciplinary conventional and alternative med- ical outpatient services with health education pro- grammes in the villages of the community. To uplift the health and educational standard of the impoverished rural population through: - Holistic medical services for the poor, offered on a charitable basis, combining conventional and al- ternative therapies by skilled professionals. - Health and hygiene education through regular programmes in the villages of the area. - Training of primary health care workers, who work in their villages to expand and strengthen the health care network of the region. Request We’d like to order the 2-tray sterilizer sold from Cole-Parmer India, which costs US$ 582 Update A Microdonation has been approved in December 2007. Project History and Progress The project started in April 2005 with the pur- chase of 0.9 acres of undeveloped land. During the following weeks several medical camps were held on the land using tents. Within 2 months a small temporary clinic building was constructed, so that regular outpatient services could com- mence in acupuncture, homeopathy and allopathy (Western medicine). Due to financial limitations, until present acupuncture is held 3 days a week, homeopathy 5 days a week and allopathy one day a week. In February 2006, a herbal garden was started, to demonstrate to patients and visitors the bene- fits of common herbs and greens. This has since been expanded to include 82 varieties of medici- nal and nutritional herbs. In March 2006 the first section of the permanent clinic building (7 rooms) was completed. In July 2007, weekly physiotherapy treatments were added to the regular outpatient services. Address & Contact Abha Seva Sadan Multitherapy Charitable Health Centre - Amtal, P.O. – Kashijharia, Dist. – Bo- karo, Jharkhand 827013, India Dr. Derek Gehrmann - Tel. +91-99343-06890 Email: dsa5 (at) gmx (dot) net Web:
  22. 22. Page 23Facebook: School in Medinagar, India Update “As per our school construction demand we have been pleased to receive a microdonation of USD 1.000 in the month of March 2008. Accordingly we have constructed our school comprising three rooms in the area of 52 feet in length and 17 feet in width.” Address & Contact Ramlakhan Singh UBP Satbarwa, Palamau Jharkhand, India
  23. 23. Page 24 Websites: Drinking Water Supply in Silchar, Assam, India Project Description and Mission We need to dig a bore well of 150 feet deep for providing drinking water for the Ashram. We have a children home here with 7 girls and 2 old women. usually the water there is rich with iron. So, we need to put a natural water filter for purifying the same water. Didi wants to provide safe drinking water for the Orphanage she runs and also to the local tribal people. She also runs free medical clinic serves the local tribal. She wants to improve these service programs for the local people and improve their living condition. Request Our girls and old women in the Ashram are suffer- ing a lot due to unsafe drinking water. Your kind consideration of our condition and generous sup- port to our project will go a long way to enable us to provide good health and safe drinking water for our Ashram and the local tribal people. Update A Microdonation has been approved in January 2015. Project History and Progress This Ashram was started in 1994 by Didi Ananda Devaprana. the land was donated by local people for running children’s home and old age home for ladies. Mostly tribal poor people and Muslims live around our neighborhood. We also used to keep poor girls in the hostel for their education. Didi Ananda Arundhati is posted there since July this year. She is very sincere and hard working Didi. She is trying to hard to improve the living condi- tion there so that she can give more service to the needy people of the area. The water there is having high level of iron content full of foul smell, even the nails become yellow by the water. Address & Contact Ananda Marga Ashram, Udharband, Silchar, As- sam 788 030 - Didi Ananda Arundhatii +91 9435662487 anandaarundhatii (at) gmail (dot) com
  24. 24. Page 25Facebook: Project Background On May 3rd 2008 Cyclone Nargis destroyed over 4,000 schools. AMURT in cooperation with the Basic Education Department is rebuilding schools in the affected areas. At present AMURT has built 4 temporary schools and is preparing for the construction of 7 permanent schools which will also serve as cyclone shelters. School uniforms distribution, Myanmar (Burma) Contact and Address Myanmar (Burma) Ayeyarwady Division, Dedaye Township, Leik Kyun and Kansu Villages. Luis Uribe, AMURT Myanmar Programme manager Request Provide 286 children with school uniforms and footwear. Update On December 18th 2008, AMURT distributed school uni- forms at two of the temporary schools in Leik Kyun and Kan Su Villages. 286 children re- ceived school uniforms and sandals (Myanmar traditional footwear) Schools in the villages of Leik Kyun and Kan Su Distribution of uniforms in the vil- lages of Leik Kyun and Kan Su
  25. 25. Page 26 Websites: Update The fifth Microdonation, in July 2011, ben- efited a children’s home project in Thailand by providing the funds to a “Rain Water Collection Project”. The water would then be used at the children’s home in Huay Malai, Sangklaburi, Thailand. The project director, Ricardo Zoleta of the Baan Dada Children’s Home and Community Servic- es, aimed to collect water during the long months of rainy season to use in the day to day life at the home. There are cur- rently almost 60 children in the home. Rain water collection system at the Children’s Home in Thailand This is where children bath and clean their cloths using rainwater The pipe efficiently carries all the rainwater collected to the pool to be used by the children
  26. 26. Page 27Facebook: AMURT Romania – Bath/toilet room extension Project Description This project will convert one storeroom on the 1st floor in our homeless youth centre in Domnesti, into one new bath and toilet room. This renovation will include two (2) toilets and three (3) shower cabins (see the attached image). At present the storeroom is 12 m2 and will be extended to 14.6 m2. At the moment the centre has only two toilets and one shower on the ground floor. The maxi- mum capacity of accommodation in the centre is 15 beds and whenever all beds are filled, the bathing is a problem. Also, this year with the United Way of Romania funds, several vocational courses will be held during daytime with an attendance of 25 persons. This new facility is an urgent necessity. Request We need support for the project and the estimate is 1000 USD. Project History and Progress From 1993 to 2008, Domnesti Centre was a children home for 8 boys. When the boys where integrated to Bucharest, having job and place to stay, the Centre was made to one transitional life and vocational skill centre for homeless youths (boys of 18 to 26 years old). Since 2009 a suc- cessful project. In 2010 AMURT Romania received US 1,000 from your Foundation for one central heating, as well as, in 2013 to refurbish one of AMURT´s apartments. These two supports were of great value. Update A Microdonation has been approved in February 2014. Address & Contact Soseaua Tudor Vladimirescu nr. 113, Domnesti, Ilfov, Romania Markku Sosimaki (Dada Rasatmakananda) Tel: +40214135522 Email: email@amurt(dot)ro
  27. 27. Page 28 Websites: Children play area for Ananda Marga Kindergarten in Albania Project History and Progress We started in October 2000, with one teacher in one classroom and 20 children. We expanded to two classrooms and two teachers and 40 students in January 2001. In March 2003 we moved to our present building which has three classrooms, three teachers and up to 65 children. In January 2008 we took over the management of another kindergarten which is located 2 km away from the first kg. There are two teachers and 45 children at this new school. In the past seven years several hundred children have been educated at our institution and they are doing very well in the state-run primary school sys- tem. Our school has won a reputation of academic excellence as a result of this. Project Mission To provide high quality, neo-humanist education to children living in Bathore, Albania at an affordable price. Request We would like to construct a play area in the back of the first kindergarten. The landlord has been us- ing this area for his carpentry equipment, but he is removing it now and we would like to put in swings, slides, play equipment and landscaping now. The amount needed is $ 1500 Location and Background The school is situated 15 km from Tirana, the capital of Albania. The district where the school is located is called Bathore. This area was a large state owned farm during the communist period (1945-1990). Following the collapse of communism in Albania, migrants from Albania’s northern provinces began to settle on this land (as squatters). They built houses and some of them did some small cultivation (though the plots are small). During the 1990s more people settled and today this area is a suburb (with a rural feel, as many people still keep cows and chickens) with over 35,000 people. The people who settled in Bathore did so because there was no employment in the rural areas where they came from, as the state economic structure of the communist years suddenly collapsed. They came to the Tirana area in hopes of jobs. But even today, more than 50% of the population in this district is unemployed and some of the families face extreme hardship. Contact Mr. Donald Nelson info at AMURT Albania PO Box 1706 10000 Tirana, Albania
  28. 28. Page 29Facebook: Update in May 2008 Here are the photos of the playground equipment: the total cost was just about the exact amount that you sent! (about $250 was for labor and the rest for materials. This is custom built equipment made from iron, so it should be pretty sturdy). The children and teachers are really enjoying it.
  29. 29. Page 30 Websites: Centro Educativo Ananda Marga in Managua, Nicaragua Project History The school was built in the year 2001 and still continue running with the help of some organiza- tion and other sympathizers. It is located in the poor area of Managua where the former reb- els, soldiers and civilians living together that’s why it was called Villa Reconciliacion. Mission To help the poor children to be able to study at our school within a low budget which the parents can afford. Project Description Elevation of the ceiling for our office to improve the image of our school. Update A Microdonation has been approved in February 2015 Address & Contact Ceamnica Centro Educativo Ananda Marga De la Ferreteria 4, 2 cuadras a lago 1/2 cuadra abajo Villa Reconciliacion Managua, Nicaragua Wilfredo Magsino - Tel: +505 88830686 Email: ceamnica (at) Facebook: Ceamnica Centro Educativo Ananda Marga
  30. 30. Page 31Facebook: Reading Project – Barlovento, Venezuela Project Description This project is for children and youth to help them develop an interest in reading and writing and intro- duce them to the wonderful world of books through which they will be exposed to fantasies, new ideas, values etc. The project started in 2000 when we observed the weak reading skills of the children and young adults in the area where the Center is located, specially of the children in poor rural villages. Since then we have done a variety of activities related to improving their reading and writing skills. Recently the project started to take more shape thanks to funding received from CENAL (National Book Center). At the moment the project is being implemented in 2 villages: la Guairita, 75 families, and Madre Vieja, 60 families. In each village one mother has a small library of children´s books lent to her by the Center. Once a week she goes door to door, talks to the children and to the adults in the house who read to their children and have them choose another book. Every month we do a collec- tive activity with all the children in the village which include story reading, painting, drama etc. Address & Contact Didi Ananda Sadhana Directora Centro MADRE Carretera Mamporal – San José de Barlovento, Estado Miranda Teléfonos. 0234.514.56.63 / 0234.511.85.49/0416.400.36.28
  31. 31. Page 32 Websites: Mama D feeds the homeless, Los Angeles, CA Project Description The food distribution agency in cooperation and support of organizations and individuals deliver groceries to 70 to 100 low income families weekly, also over 100 to 140 Senior citizens and their families weekly, we supply dry goods, as well as produce, and add Federal emergency food too consisting of can foods, grains, juice, frozen fruit, peanut butter, and dairy. At the weekend we serve between 80 to a 120 homeless with a Sunday weekly breakfast, consist- ing of Yoghurt, fruit, snacks, pastries, and warm Porridge. We utilize the help of volunteers temporary and permanent, we have own vehicle to procure food items, and to deliver. Request We have derelict storage unsecured shed which overheats in the summer months and is not insu- lated for zero temp, and old and small refrigerators inadequate of our space need, and food standard safety. We need a new shed, and industrial refrigerator to efficiently store and preserve food items at 32F. The one thousand microdonation would help us achieve this goal. Project History and Progress Food distribution started in the early 80s in as- sociation with the LA Food Bank, a new contract was signed in 2008, extending Amurt participa- tion to two new programs, produce drive through and the E.F.A.P Emergency Federal assistance program. We are committed to help fight hunger in the area known as Hancock Park, Country club neighbor- hood of the mid-city area of Los Angeles. Mission To give hope and human care to the homeless, in particular the 500 or so milling individuals on the 5th and San Pedro streets of the skid row , by distributing food, clothes, and differentiated treatment from that of conventional society. Update A Microdonation has been approved in November 2013. Address & Contact Ananda Marga LA food Agency Mauri S De Oliveira Tel. 818-4147737 1245 S.Norton ave Los Angeles CA 90019
  32. 32. Page 33Facebook: Foundation response to Emergency Relief appeals Cyclone Nargis Response 20 May 2008 News report from AMURT / AMURTEL Burma “AMURT has been able to organize massive food distri- butions in the affected Delta area! We have so far sent trucks into the heavily damaged Kungyangon district three hours South-West of Yangon City. The distributed parcels with basic food items benefitted the affected households and the host community of the medium size town of Twa Chaung.” “We approve $1,000 for the Disasters in Asia and transfer $1,000 to AMURT USA in Washington DC.” Typhoon Hay Response 12 Nov 2013 “The Foundation donates $1,000 to relief work in the Philippines.” “Over one year has passed since 200 mph winds wreaked havoc on the coastal belt of East Samar in the Philippines. AMURT’s reconstruction teams, under the capable leadership of local civil engineers, have built 39 new classrooms and repaired 189 classrooms in 108 schools, making it an important implementing organiza- tion in East Samar.” 16 Jan 2011 The Foundation received a letter from AMURT in Brazil requesting funds for the flood relief near Rio de Janeiro. A microdonation of $1,000 to this project has been ap- proved.
  33. 33. Page 34 Websites: Millennium Development Goals “On a recent trip to India I witnessed this scene at the train station in Pundag. One quite thin lady dressed in orange had a bag loaded on her head by two men and then she went on carrying it to the other side of the station. The bag was filled with coal, really heavy stones and she carried it all alone. That is the plight of the poor. They work really hard just to survive. Can we change it? FEA was founded in 2006 and I think we need to do more but that depends on the involvement of more heads and hands. Check our website www.emanueleantola. org and maybe you get inspired to work with us.” 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger By 2015, reduce by half both the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day and the share suffering from hunger. 2. Achieve universal primary education Ensure that by 2015 all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling. 3. Promote gender equality and empower women Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015. 4. Reduce child mortality By 2015, reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five. 5. Improve maternal health By 2015, reduce by three-quarters the maternal mortality rate. 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communi- cable diseases Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other major diseases by 2015. 7. Ensure environmental sustainability Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs, and reverse the loss of environmental resources. By 2015, cut in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and sanitation. By 2020, improve significantly the lives of 100 million slum dwellers. 8. Develop a global partnership for development • Develop an open trading and financial system that is rule-based, nondiscriminatory and include a com- mitment to good governance, development and pov- erty reduction. • Address the special needs of least developed countries to include reduced tariffs and quota free market access, enhanced debt relief, and more gen- erous development assistance for countries commit- ted to poverty reduction. • Address the special needs of small island develop- ing states and landlocked countries. Make debt sus- tainable, increase youth employment, and provide access to essential drugs and new technologies. SOURCE: United Nations Millenium Development Assembly - September of 2000
  34. 34. Page 35Facebook: Microdonations What is the “Microdonations” program of FEA? Under this program FEA donates $1,000 USD to a relief or development project to improve their infrastructure or purchase some needed piece of equipment that will improve their capacity of rendering services to the people. You would be amazed to hear that a small amount can sometimes make a big difference for a small project.