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There is a need for volunteers who can help the PORGAI group (doing lambadi embroidery work in Sittilingi, Tamilnadu) with an exhibition at Dastkar, Manpho Convention Centre near manyata tech park, between Aug 7 to 16th. The exhibition is of apparels, home furnishings and accessories adorned with unique lambadi embroidery. The volunteers will be required to man the stalls along with the representative from PORGAI group and help them in selling items to customers.

They need volunteers for the two weekends Aug 7,8 and Aug 15,16 .

Please get in touch with Dr.Sukanya (sukanr@gmail.com or 9980142265) .

If you are not able to volunteer, please do visit the stall and spread word.

About PORGAI

Porgai group is a society of about 60 women belonging to the Lambadi community. The Lambadi women here stopped doing their Traditional embroidery 2-3 generations back, since they gradually stopped wearing their traditional dress. For the last 5-6 years, they have joined together, learned the craft and revived it. This will give the women independent income being in the village and also prevent migration.PORGAI is an effort to revive the art of traditional embroidery of the Lambadi women,in an attempt to provide livelihoods for women in the Sittilingi valley. This craft is the pride of the Lambadi people, and hence their cloth products with exquisite embroidery on contemporary cloth products is called ‘Porgai’ (meaning pride in the Lambadi dialect).

The PORGAI group is supported by the Tribal Health Initiative (THI). Tribal Health Initiative is a health programme in Sittilingi valley and Kalrayan hills in Tamil Nadu (www.tribalhealth.org). We have a secondary level hospital run by the trained local women and men. We also have a community health programme run by the trained local women. We firmly believe that for a community to be healthy, it has to work at the determinants of health, since agriculture, nutrition, food security as well as employment opportunities leading to economical stability are essential to health.

http://www.tribalhealth.org/?page_id=47
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/fashion/a-stitch-in-time/article5128629.ece
http://porgai.org/about/

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We are looking for a suitable intern to join the iVolunteer Bangalore team for 4 months. Please note that this is not part time or volunteering but a full time internship with a stipend. The job description is mentioned below – We are looking specifically for people interested in field work/travelling across Bangalore/visiting schools. Preference for a Kannada speaking intern or a person who has lived in Bangalore for a few years and is willing to travel the city.

Please reply to kareena@ivolunteer.org.in with your CV and a paragraph on why you want to take up this internship (not more than 150 words).

INTERN

Job Role and Responsibilities:

· Research and categorize schools where program can be implemented, create database of schools

· Identify institutions for partnerships (municipal corporations, trust based schools, NGOs, etc.) to enable large reach of the program

· Approach principals and take permission for programs

· Implement the session in absence of volunteers.

· Reporting to Project Lead on daily basis

· Ensuring target nos. are achieved within the given time frame

· Documentation of Feedback

· Work hours from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm

· Associate expected to visit 3 Schools everyday and then report to iVolunteer office post visits.

Skills:
· Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office applications (primarily Word, Excel and PowerPoint) with the ability to operate standard office equipment

· Strong interpersonal skills to establish rapport with school principals and internal associates.

· Ability to resolve problems and present results neatly, with clarity and precision in oral and written form

· Should have the drive to reach targets.

· Should know the regional language

Physical Demands:
· Travelling to schools – reimbursements of travel will be provided.

Duration of internship:
· August to November (4 months)

Warm Regards,
Kareena Susan Mathew
Sr Relationship Manager
No. 10, KHB Colony, Koramanagala 8th Block, Bangalore – 560095
Tel 91-80-41466568 | Mob 91-9945174071

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We are here with a workshop for Volunteers willing to work closely with Visually and Hearing Impaired.

GiftAbled Foundation works closely with Disabled especially Visually Impaired and Hearing Impaired in Bangalore. We have started Deaf Club and Vision club (for Visually impaired), a platform to learn from each other. GiftAbled Foundation is a non-profit initiative which strives to create an ecosystem of like-minded individuals to come together to build a sensitized and disabled friendly society.

As part of our Sensitization, Awareness and Inclusiveness workshops we have initiated “Intro to Braille and Sign Language workshop” which covers Basic understanding and learning A to Z in Braille and Sign Language along with awareness and insight to the challenges of people with disabilities! Through this workshop our aim is to communicate Appropriate Information on disability issues and Appropriate Visibility of persons with disabilities, to alter perspectives of the non-disabled population on the strengths, problems and discrimination faced by persons with disability and help emphasize on abilities rather than disabilities.

Fun and Learning and awareness about Visual Impairment and Hearing Challenges!

Your Investment : Rs 300 and above (Taken as Donation/Optional) + Lot of Passion and Promise to volunteer for the Cause (compulsory)!!!!

All participants “Please note”: The Fees of Rs 300 and above as paid by you would go as Donations exempt from Tax and will go towards Social Development Activities by GiftAbled Foundation…. The amount donated will be utilised basically for 1.) Trainings related to Disability awareness 2.) Events and Trainings for Differently-Abled, through a totally FUN filled experience in turn building Confidence, Life Skills, Team Play, Communication, Leadership skills and Positive Attitude:) Again…GiftAbled Foundation, is a non-profit initiative and all the income including revenues and grants will be used solely for the purpose of Social development. This includes support in terms of training, infrastructure and administration:)

We would need your basic details as mentioned in form for our records/accounts and for donations:) Kindly spare 2-3 mins for the same:)

Date and venue – 27th June 2015, Saturday, 02.30 am to 05.30 pm. Venue to be posted soon.

Pls confirm your presence at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KmtxnAB9PwsNFOx2ZrkukdEebydA0XKt-pPCy4WEVzc/viewform

Happy volunteering:)

Smiles,
Prarthana
Managing Trustee : GiftAbled Foundation
http://www.giftabled.org

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As part of our Sensitization, Awareness and Inclusiveness workshops we have initiated “Intro to Braille and Sign Language workshop” which covers Basic understanding and learning A to Z in Braille and Sign Language along with awareness and insight to the challenges of people with disabilities! Through this workshop our …aim is to communicate Appropriate Information on disability issues and Appropriate Visibility of persons with disabilities, to alter perspectives of the non-disabled population on the strengths, problems and discrimination faced by persons with disability and help emphasize on abilities rather than disabilities.

Fun and Learning and awareness about Visual Impairment and Hearing Challenges!

Your Investment : Lot of Passion and Promise to volunteer for the Cause!!!! Donations welcome:)

Optional : You may purchase Slate and Stylus on spot

Hands on training on Braille…

Trainer – Prarthana Unkalkar Kaul and Active Volunteer Nataraja

All participants “Please note”: “The Donations collected through the workshop will go towards Social Development…. The amount donated will be utilised basically for 1.) Trainings related to Disability awareness 2.) Events and Trainings for Differently-Abled, through a totally FUN filled experience in turn building Confidence, Life Skills, Team Play, Communication, Leadership skills and Positive Attitude:) Again…GiftAbled – An Inclusive Giftstore, is a non-profit initiative and all the income including revenues and grants will be used solely for the purpose of Social development. This includes support in terms of training, infrastructure and administration:)

Pls confirm your presence at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KmtxnAB9PwsNFOx2ZrkukdEebydA0XKt-pPCy4WEVzc/viewform

Date and venue – 06th September 2014, Saturday, 10.15 am to 1 pm. Cheshire Disability Trust, Opp Manipal Hospital, HAL 2nd Stage, Bangalore.

P.S: Ex-students spread a word:)

Smiles,
Prarthana

http://giftabled.com/
https://www.facebook.com/#!/GiftabledAnInclusiveGiftstore
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KmtxnAB9PwsNFOx2ZrkukdEebydA0XKt-pPCy4WEVzc/viewform

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Greetings from Information & Resource Centre (IRC), Bangalore.

We are happy to announce an orientation program on ASD(Autism Spectrum Disorders) and other issues related to Autism on Saturday, 5th July, 2014. The details of the Program is as follows:

Date: Saturday, 5th July 2014
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Venue: IRC Seminar Hall, No.9, Shankarmutt Road, Next to Shankarapuram Police Station, Basavanagudi, Bangalore- 560004

The program is about developmental disabilities specially about ASD, need of the hour, incidence rate, integration and inclusion of children with ASD. The orientation program gives an awareness to participants about courses available to become a special educator,
At the end of the orientation program we have an open discussion session with the participants.
We are going to end the orientation program with high tea.

This program is open for all those who are interested . Make use of this opportunity.

Regards
Team-IRC

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As most of you all are aware I have been associated with Sambhav Foundation for few years now. This year am running for Sambhav Foundation!! Support the cause!!
Please share this with your friends and family, if you you are willing volunteer for Sambhav Foundation please go-ahead and create your own appeal page or call me for any info.
SAMBHAV FOUNDATION is an NGO which serves/ trains/ provides opportunities to children with DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
The orgn works on bootstrapped funds and from various small personal donations. Was wondering how to raise a substantial amount as a “war chest” for them so that they are not too dependent on ‘ad-hoc” small funding.
That’s when the idea of running for them; running for this cause came to me. And so this year during the TCS 10 k (May 2014), I will be running BAREFOOT for this cause.
Am planning to raise 3Lac through which all the food requirements for SAMBHAV kids can be taken care of for the entire year. Any small/ big contributions (Rs. 500/ Rs. 1000 onwards) from yourself would be greatly appreciated. You can make contribution through online/cash/chq. You will receive 80G receipt as well.
o To sponsor my SAMBHAV FOUNDATION – to make a contribution – http://www.bangalorecares.in/ngofundraise-detail/?fund=399&evt_id=6
NOTE: In case you are not able to access the pages from hyperlinks provided above then you may use the following path:
Bangalore Cares Website – http://www.bangalorecares.com/index.php – Go to “RUNNERS FOR A CAUSE IN 2014” – Search for “Emal Ketan” under “FIND iCARE” and you will find me listed for supporting SAMBHAV FOUNDATION.
Happy Volunteering!!
Peace & Love
Emal (9972137819)

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Dear Volunteers,

Two exciting volunteering opportunities this weekend:

25th Jan is Khushi Utsav, annual day of Sambhav Foundation. The invite is attached for your ready reference.

Skills required: Willingness to clap and cheer for the kids as they perform 🙂

Hope to see you there!!!

Warm Regards,
Kareena Susan Mathew
Sr Relationship Manager
No. 10, KHB Colony, Koramanagala 8th Block, Bangalore – 560095
Tel 91-80-41466568 | Mob 91-9945174071

Dear Volunteers,

How are you? Hoping to see you all. You are please welcome with your familyJ

Thank you so much for all your support to us, Really appreciate your effort in giving back to humanity. Looking forward for continuous relationship!!

It will be really nice if you can make your presence on our special day!! We from Sambhav would like to invite you for our Annual Event “Kushi Utsav” on 25th January, 2014. Please forward this to your friends and family as well who would like to be part of it / volunteering!!.

Please find e-invite attached with this email for venue details. Hoping to seeing you all. Please do confirm your presence.

Happy Volunteering!!

Peace
Emal
9972137819
“Be the change you want to see in others/world”

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