• Save a Life - GHAC Blood Donation Camp for Thalassemia kids with Stepup

    GHAC SOCIAL - Blood Donation Camp *** Urgent need of 50 bags for children effected with thalassemia who are on death bed if not given blood on time *** Since 1998, the Society has been treating thalassemia affected and so far nearly 2200 patients both affected by thalassemia and sickle cell obtain free service from our center. Thalassemia is an inherited disorder of the blood. It reduces the amount of hemoglobin (red blood cell) the body can make, thus resulting in the inability of the red blood cells to carry a sufficient supply of oxygen to different parts of body. This will cause anemia and if not treated, the heart and other organs in the body will slowly fail due to the lack of oxygen and may be fatal if not provided blood in time. These children require blood transfusion every 15 to 21 days throughout their life. To provide constant supply of blood to thalassemics, the society took the lead to establish full-fledged Blood Bank for storing, processing and testing whole blood and its components. More than 1500 units of blood are required every month to treat beta Thalassemia affected children. Every day there is a requirement of nearly 30-35 units of blood for these children. There are very few contra-indications for the blood donation. You will be checked by an experienced doctor and will be given a medical check up to ensure that you are fit for the donation. Your haemoglobin( amount of blood in your body) will be checked in case required, before the blood donation to safeguard you. Event Details The camp will be held at: GHAC Office, A.K Enclave, Lane Next to Pizza Corner, Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad TIME: 10 AM onwards till 6pm. The blood camp is organised with the help of trained professionals from Gandhi Hospitals Blood Bank. The units of Blood collected will be used for poor patients who require transfusion in Gandhi Hospitals Hyderabad. All donors will be given voluntary donor certificates. Tea/Coffee, Biscuits, refreshments will be available for Donors. For people donating Blood: Important Instructions • Make sure you have not donated blood in the last 3 months • You must be healthy, fit, and not suffering from a current illness in order to donate blood. • Avoid donating blood if you have severe cold and cough, a cold sore, viral infection, or an upset stomach. • Avoid donating blood if you have cardiac problems, hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes on insulin therapy(on tablets is fine to donate), history of cancer, chronic kidney or liver disease, bleeding tendencies, venereal disease • Had a miscarriage in the last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating • Under treatment with antibiotics < than 7 days • Shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction • Been tested positive for antibodies to dengue, Hepatitis (jaundice) and HIV * You must weigh at least 110 pounds or 50 kg. • You must have had a meal (lunch/breakfast) few hours before donating blood. • You must not consume any kind of intoxicants or alcohol before 72 hours of donating blood. Please read the below link for more details. http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-to-Donate-Blood Please contact me for any further queries or clarifications Dr. Sravanthi -[masked] ( www.stepupnpo.org) Pallavi -[masked] Sha -[masked] Donate Blood, Save Lives!

    2
  • Save a Life - GHAC Blood Donation Camp for Thalassemia kids with Stepup

    GHAC SOCIAL - Blood Donation Camp *** Urgent need of 50 bags for children effected with thalassemia who are on death bed if not given blood on time *** Since 1998, the Society has been treating thalassemia affected and so far nearly 2200 patients both affected by thalassemia and sickle cell obtain free service from our center. Thalassemia is an inherited disorder of the blood. It reduces the amount of hemoglobin (red blood cell) the body can make, thus resulting in the inability of the red blood cells to carry a sufficient supply of oxygen to different parts of body. This will cause anemia and if not treated, the heart and other organs in the body will slowly fail due to the lack of oxygen and may be fatal if not provided blood in time. These children require blood transfusion every 15 to 21 days throughout their life. To provide constant supply of blood to thalassemics, the society took the lead to establish full-fledged Blood Bank for storing, processing and testing whole blood and its components. More than 1500 units of blood are required every month to treat beta Thalassemia affected children. Every day there is a requirement of nearly 30-35 units of blood for these children. There are very few contra-indications for the blood donation. You will be checked by an experienced doctor and will be given a medical check up to ensure that you are fit for the donation. Your haemoglobin( amount of blood in your body) will be checked in case required, before the blood donation to safeguard you. Event Details The camp will be held at: GHAC Office, A.K Enclave, Lane Next to Pizza Corner, Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad TIME: 10 AM onwards till 6pm. The blood camp is organised with the help of trained professionals from Gandhi Hospitals Blood Bank. The units of Blood collected will be used for poor patients who require transfusion in Gandhi Hospitals Hyderabad. All donors will be given voluntary donor certificates. Tea/Coffee, Biscuits, refreshments will be available for Donors. For people donating Blood: Important Instructions • Make sure you have not donated blood in the last 3 months • You must be healthy, fit, and not suffering from a current illness in order to donate blood. • Avoid donating blood if you have severe cold and cough, a cold sore, viral infection, or an upset stomach. • Avoid donating blood if you have cardiac problems, hypertension, epilepsy, diabetes on insulin therapy(on tablets is fine to donate), history of cancer, chronic kidney or liver disease, bleeding tendencies, venereal disease • Had a miscarriage in the last 6 months or have been pregnant / lactating • Under treatment with antibiotics < than 7 days • Shared a needle to inject drugs/ have history of drug addiction • Been tested positive for antibodies to dengue, Hepatitis (jaundice) and HIV * You must weigh at least 110 pounds or 50 kg. • You must have had a meal (lunch/breakfast) few hours before donating blood. • You must not consume any kind of intoxicants or alcohol before 72 hours of donating blood. Please read the below link for more details. http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-to-Donate-Blood Please contact me for any further queries or clarifications Dr. Sravanthi -[masked] ( www.stepupnpo.org) Pallavi -[masked] Sha -[masked] Donate Blood, Save Lives!

    3
  • IDOS & Mothers' Day Special-Visit to Desire Society (Orphanage for HIV+ve kids)

    All of us love the feeling of having some dear ones to shower us with love and care...the most special being our dearest mother! In our world of 24*7 work, we forget that there are many who are deprived of this special lady in their life. On this Mother’s Day i.e. 8th May, we plan to spread joy and happiness to some of those beautiful and wonderful kids at Desire Society, home for orphans with HIV. We will spend close to 4 hours with the kids there - conduct games, art and craft workshops, storytelling, sing and dance, have lots of fun and spread smiles on their innocent faces. Also, the shelter home has a few HIV +ve mothers staying with the children. This Mother's Day lets not forget these mothers too! We will spend some time interacting with them as well and involving them in our activities for the day. Planned Activities: 1. Art and craft - Making greeting cards/ pot painting / origami 2. Games for the kids 3. Story telling 4. Songs and dance Please add any suggestions you have for the activities in the comments below. Things to bring with you: 1. Enthusiasm 2. Compassion 3. Smiles and laughter 4. Fruits and chocolates for kids (if possible) Please do not get any outside food. It's not allowed by the staff. Venue: Desire Society Timings: 9:30 am- 1 pm Meeting Point: Miyapur X roads (9 am) Contact: Vishwajeet -[masked]

  • Feed the Hungry - Targeting needy at major hospitals

    Needs a location

    Food-One of the great needs of human kind. We do alot to eat food. The pain of Sleeping with hunger is unbearable. Let's Join our hands in making our poor and homeless people in Hyderabad sleep without hunger for at least one day. Let’s make our best to give one meal for needy. The happiness in listening to someone saying “Anna Daata Sukhibhava” is un-imaginable.. This Joy Of Giving Week, please get us some packed food, so that we can take it to needy. This event can do its best with volunteers. We need volunteers to talk to people and get food packets from interested people. The minimum target of food packets per volunteer is 50( Don’t worry we can do it). Success of the event will be on the number of volunteers and how fast we can reach out to people. This event will be conducted throughout Hyderabad, to the best extent possible. This is how it works: 1. Volunteers to spread the message to their family and friends, interested people to buy/cook food and keep it ready by 3:00 pm 2. Volunteers to Number each packet and write the name of person with the Packet No in a tracking sheet. 3. Collect the promised food from people and bring to collection point by 5 pm. 4. Start donating the food from 5pm,and note the area where the packet of food has been delivered against the packet number in tracking sheet. 5. Complete the activity by 8pm and Join for Get-together at any place depending on the number of volunteers. Important Points: 1. Need positive mindset and be prepared to go around a bit. 2. Please don’t accept money from those who want to donate. Please accept only food packets. If someone want to give money tell them please buy some food. 3. Let’s give proper meal to the needy, Let’s not accept biscuits packets or chocolates. 4. Please ensure that the food is fresh and edible. If you prefer we dont food on your behalf, please make payment at the below link http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=228655871&inr=50 If you need any clarifications, please contact: Pallavi[masked] Email: [masked]

    9
  • Chiguru

    G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science

    Please Note : GHAC is not organizing this event, we are supporting the cause. Chiguru - Organized by Youth for Seva (Hyderabad). Volunteers required from : 8am to 4 pm Venue- G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science, Shaikpet Map - Location (https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/G.Narayanamma+Institute+of+Technology+and+Science/@17.411328,78.399002,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x4f48deff88efc042) **Volunteers please make your own arrangements for transport to reach the venue. YFS will provide lunch at the venue. Chiguru (literally ‘budding’), an inter-school cultural and literary fest, aims at providing a platform for underprivileged students to express their talents. The atmosphere wore a festive look and kids had great fun doing what they loved. The kids were extremely confident, had absolutely no stage fear and gave it their best. The eminent panel of judges including connoisseurs of art, music and dance, Yoga experts and professors from various colleges, had a hard time in choosing the winners. About 4000 Underprivileged kids from Government schools will be taking part in the below events through out the day. Volunteer support is required to execute the overall event on March 1st 2015. Please check the joy of smiles and happiness from past event. Volunteer Opportunities 1) Conducting competitions 2) Food & Water 3) Stage Arrangements & Decorations 4) Transport Coordination Please check Chiguru 2014 Pics and Videos Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.279435152212145.1073741846.115072315315097&type=3 Chiguru 2014 - Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNjtnZFbmwA (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.279435152212145.1073741846.115072315315097&type=3) The below mentioned events will conducted from morning 8 am to 4 pm. 1) Quiz 2) Running 3) Kabbadi 4) Rangoli 5) Sack Race 6) Singing 7) Dance 8) Just a minute 9) Spell Bee 10) Drawing 11) Fancy Dress 12) Running 13) Science Experiments Contact - Rakesh -[masked] [masked] Mounika[masked]

    4
  • Feed the Hungry - Joy of Giving December

    Needs a location

    Food-One of the great needs of human kind. We do alot to eat food. The pain of Sleeping with hunger is unbearable. Let's Join our hands in making our poor and homeless people in Hyderabad sleep without hunger for at least one day. Let’s make our best to give one meal for needy. The happiness in listening to someone saying “Anna Daata Sukhibhava” is un-imaginable.. This Joy Of Giving Week, please get us some packed food, so that we can take it to needy. This event can do its best with volunteers. We need volunteers to talk to people and get food packets from interested people. The minimum target of food packets per volunteer is 50( Don’t worry we can do it). Success of the event will be on the number of volunteers and how fast we can reach out to people. This event will be conducted throughout Hyderabad, to the best extent possible. This is how it works: 1. Volunteers to spread the message to their family and friends, interested people to buy/cook food and keep it ready by 3:00 pm 2. Volunteers to Number each packet and write the name of person with the Packet No in a tracking sheet. 3. Collect the promised food from people and bring to collection point by 5 pm. 4. Start donating the food from 5pm,and note the area where the packet of food has been delivered against the packet number in tracking sheet. 5. Complete the activity by 8pm and Join for Get-together at any place depending on the number of volunteers. Important Points: 1. Need positive mindset and be prepared to go around a bit. 2. Please don’t accept money from those who want to donate. Please accept only food packets. If someone want to give money tell them please buy some food. 3. Let’s give proper meal to the needy, Let’s not accept biscuits packets or chocolates. 4. Please ensure that the food is fresh and edible. If you need any clarifications, please contact: Pallavi[masked] Email: [masked]

    33
  • Donate a Blanket! Help to keep the underprivileged warm.

    In this winter while we warm in our homes thousands of homeless including old aged persons are living under open sky. If you move around at 11 o'clock at night you will find they are sleeping in this cold winter under open sky even without a single Blanket. This is a campaign to Donate a Fleece Blanket among the needy. So come forward to donate and join hands to buy, distribute the blankets among the underprivileged. We will also do a survey to locate the places and people to donate... You may also start it in your area. Please keep in touch with us. we'll go for donation drive every weekend.. We have got a Dealer who is selling good quality Fleece for Rs 120 per piece. Pics from last year donation drive when we made around 300+ blanket donations! http://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Social/photos/25784022/ How can you help! Donate amount to buy fleece Come along with your cars for donating Help locating places and people to donate the blanket You can pay via Credit /Debit Card / Netbanking via the link below: http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=226996447&inr=120 (http://www.eventdunia.com/index.php/meetup?event_id=219016475&inr=120) For any inquiry : Sha Abdullah[masked] Mail - [masked]

  • Certificate Course in Social Entrepreneurship

    6-3-668/10/77 & 78, Durganagar Colony

    Centre for Social Initiative & Management - CSIM invites applications for social entrepreneurship course for the benefit of Social Entrepreneurs and Wannabe Social Entrepreneurs. Who should Enroll • Socially conscious individuals who would like to work in the development sector • Heads of NGOs/ Social enterprises, Staff of NGOs/ Social enterprises, support agencies operating at national and international level • Persons who have opted for retirement with an ambition to work with/start development programmes • Individuals involved in community action groups and civil society organisations • NGO Volunteers • Those engaged in education and the raising of awareness about development and justice Course Start Date: Sat 01st Aug 2015 Timing : 2:00 PM to 06:00 PM Contact :[masked] / (040)[masked] / 8256 email - [masked], [masked] Social entrepreneurship signifies application of entrepreneurial mindset in solving social problems. It is a conscious, committed effort based on strategic thinking with a problem solving mindset to bring about social change. Social entrepreneurship is about working within the current constraints, creating an operating model that will adapt and sustain, to serve the cause in any situation Course Objectives - Enable Participants to discover one's own passion for social action - Provide a structured understanding of the social work space, its various stakeholders, the social work environment, the inherent challenges, the accomplishments and the social impact. - Equip participants with the relevant skills to engage in social work in various capacities; as a volunteer, running an NGO, or Starting a Social Enterprise - Provide a real context for social action - Identify, Design, Develop and ACT on any one social cause. Course Outline Course consists of Ten modules with a total time of about 40 hours. Modules deal with concepts of social entrepreneurship, legal aspects, fund development, social marketing, management tools, project management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance management, Human resource management and Communication. Duration : 6 Months Regular Classes will start from Sat 01st Aug 2015 onward. Contact :[masked] / (040)[masked] / 8256 email - [masked], [masked]

  • Visit to Orphanage on International Day Of Service- Lets spread some love n care

    Satya Sai Krupa home for girls/ Mahima Ministries/ Sankalp Foundation

    Note: Time : 9am-12 pm and 4-7pm All of us love the feeling of having some dear ones to shower us with love and care...the most special being our dearest mother! In our world of 24*7 work, we forget that there are many who are deprived of this special lady in their life.On this Mother’s Day i.e. 10th May, we plan to spread joy and happiness to some of those beautiful and wonderful kids who are truly a gift of God, but have got one gift less from Him than us. We will be visiting a few orphanages across the city and spend time with the kids there - conduct games, art and craft workshops, storytelling, sing and dance, have lots of fun and spread smiles on their innocent faces. Also, May 10th is being celebrated as the International Day of Service(IDOS). So, this IDOS, please step forward to serve the ones who ask for nothing more but our love. and care and some time. Venue: We are visiting different orphanages at different times of the day. Please mention in the RSVP questions which orphanage/timing will you be joining us. 1. Satya sai krupa home for girls: HMT Swarnapur Colony, nearby to Allwyn X roads Timing: 9am-12pm 2. Mahima Ministries: Chandanagar House No 2-38/8/2/9/4/1, Ntr Nagar, Ameenpur Village, Sridevi Theatre Road, Chanda Nagar, Hyderabad -[masked], Behind Ntr Statue, Ameenpur Village Timing: 4-7 pm 3. Sankalp Foundation: Near Chandanagar MMTS Station Timing: To Be Confirmed (Depending on volunteers' availability, can be 9am-12pm or 4-7 pm - both time slots available) Planned Activities: 1. Art and craft - Making greeting cards/ pot painting / origami 2. Games for the kids 3. Story telling 4. Songs and dance Please add any suggestions you have for the activities in the comments below. We will reach out to you a day in advance to confirm the final set of activities in each venue. Things to bring with you: 1. Enthusiasm 2. Compassion 3. Smiles and laughter 4. Chocolates/ cookies, etc for kids at your own discretion For further details, Contact: Vishwajeet [masked]) Sha Abdullah [masked]

    2
  • Chiguru - a Day of Joy...

    G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science

    Please Note : GHAC is not organizing this event, we are supporting the cause. Chiguru - Organized by Youth for Seva (Hyderabad). Volunteers required from : 8am to 4 pm Venue- G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science, Shaikpet Map - Location (https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/G.Narayanamma+Institute+of+Technology+and+Science/@17.411328,78.399002,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x4f48deff88efc042) **Volunteers please make your own arrangements for transport to reach the venue. YFS will provide lunch at the venue. Chiguru (literally ‘budding’), an inter-school cultural and literary fest, aims at providing a platform for underprivileged students to express their talents. The atmosphere wore a festive look and kids had great fun doing what they loved. The kids were extremely confident, had absolutely no stage fear and gave it their best. The eminent panel of judges including connoisseurs of art, music and dance, Yoga experts and professors from various colleges, had a hard time in choosing the winners. About 4000 Underprivileged kids from Government schools will be taking part in the below events through out the day. Volunteer support is required to execute the overall event on March 1st 2015. Please check the joy of smiles and happiness from past event. Volunteer Opportunities 1) Conducting competitions 2) Food & Water 3) Stage Arrangements & Decorations 4) Transport Coordination Please check Chiguru 2014 Pics and Videos Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.279435152212145.1073741846.115072315315097&type=3 Chiguru 2014 - Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNjtnZFbmwA (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.279435152212145.1073741846.115072315315097&type=3) The below mentioned events will conducted from morning 8 am to 4 pm. 1) Quiz 2) Running 3) Kabbadi 4) Rangoli 5) Sack Race 6) Singing 7) Dance 8) Just a minute 9) Spell Bee 10) Drawing 11) Fancy Dress 12) Running 13) Science Experiments Contact - Rakesh -[masked] [masked] Mounika[masked]

    10