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Begging for a Great Cause

A proud mother of 1000+ children, Mai (Sindhutai Sapkal). This remarkable social work who stood against all odds to promise a better life for street orphans inspired us in our efforts to do our best. We began and continue to raise funds for Mai. Thus started our first activity in May 2007.

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Anti Child Begging Campaign

Dream India and Samidha, two organizations working for social causes came together to brighten the future of children begging on the street. The easy money they earn by black-mailing us with those teary eyes is more tempting than education. One way around it is for us to stop giving them money. It was a wonderful experience working with Dream India.

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Raddi Collection

Inspired by an article in a newspaper we started collecting Raddi, scrap paper, from willing households. The money collected from selling it is donated for many causes including funding Mai’s orphanages. Many times we also find good books and magazines which are donated in old-age homes and orphanages.

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Plantation Drive

It has been our pleasure to help our partner organization, Vasundhara, in their effort to fight global warming through greener hills around pune. This time, with co-operation from a few companies in pune, we were able to successfully carry out a plantation drive on Baner Hills on the outskirts of Pune. Ever thought how nice it is to get muddy like childhood and not get yelled at :you were fighting Global issues.

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Visit Orphanage

Every weekend, members of Samidha, visit an orphanage SOFOSH to spend time with the kids, play with them and bring smiles to their life. It’s a way of earning joy for us and a gesture of appreciation for those who work hard to give these children a better life.

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Sinhgadawar Ek Sundar Sakal(A Beautiful Morning at Sinhgad Fort)

One fine day, one of our members came up with the idea of cleaning a social place we all like to visit, SINHGAD FORT. Then what? Decision is made and a drive is carried out with full enthusiasm. The best part was when other tourists joined in to help make it a cleaner place to come back to.

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Computer literacy

As we read information on a website and considering computers are very much a part of our lives, it is hard to imagine some of us may not have this fortune. In areas in India where computer is still a myth, we try to provide the opportunity to catch up with technology by providing computer education. Currently we are giving free computer fundamental classes in places with our reach with whatever resources we can put together.

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Melghat Workshop

Melghat is a remote village in the northeren part of Maharashtra, which loses its contact with the world in extreme climatic conditions, A group called maître helps the villagers there with various kinds of activities that could improve living conditions in extreme climate. Students of Colorado University volunteer annually at Melghat through maître. Samidha members helped with the activities and acted as translators for the foreign students. Thus three different people brought a little convinience to the lives in Melghat.

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Charity show at Bharat natya mandir

Samidha organized a charity show to raise funds for Mai's work. It would not have been possible without the artists from the four college groups that performed their award winning performances from the prestigious drama competition 'Firodiya Karandak'. We sincerely acknowledge the response given by the people of pune as they turned up in huge numbers to enjoy themselves and bring smiles to others less fortunate.

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Muktachand

Among other qualities, parents try to inculcate social awareness in children from a very young age. Samidha organized a 2 day recreational summer workshop with the same objective for age group of 10 -15 years. It was a tough job making it interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Women’s Day celebration

Samidhians celebrated Women’s Day 2008 by bringing joy to their own lives. It was a great pleasure to spend time with the residents of ‘Nivara’, a home for the elderly, in Pune. We went with the intention of giving them a few minutes of laughter, but we came back with lots more love they gave us. The gain was ours than theirs.

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