***URGENT COVID CRISIS EMERGENCY RELIEF***
PROJECTHELP IS CURRENTLY FOCUSED FULLY ON THE CRISIS UNFOLDING IN INDIA. WE ARE GENERATING FUNDS TO SAVE LIVES DUE TO COVID-19. YOUR GENEROUS AND COMPASSIONATE GIFT AT THIS TIME WILL SUPPLY RELIEF TO THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING.
“Hello everyone, my name is Diptesh and I’m Chairman of Lakshya Aakriti Foundation. I’m on a mission of saving lives of people living in Kalyanpuri Slum. With my friend Joanne Heath we designed a beautiful program we called projectHELP.
Today, after ten years, I see some remarkable changes. Like reduced infant mortality rate because no more children are being born in the slum, they are born in a hospital. Children are documented, vaccinated, in school, provided job opportunities and we are hoping this community will be part of mainstream very soon.
Suddenly this COVID virus came and has taken the lives of 53 people there so far. We cannot afford to give any more life, we can’t see any more orphans. We have to pull our socks up, be ready, be more alert, and help them.
These people are very innocent. They’re very fragile. So I think it is more of our moral responsibility duty to help them.
I’m really thankful to whosoever has been participating in Joanne’s fundraiser whether you are running for their life or donating or even sharing on your social media. It is making a difference.
It’s an urgent appeal. Please come forward. Support us. Because India is bleeding. Our healthcare system is collapsed. We are a grass roots NGO running for organising oxygen, necessary medical supplies, finding beds in hospitals. This is the current scenario. We need continued support. We need more funding, to keep doing what we are doing. Together we can save their life.
Thank you once again. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone here. Thanks for standing with us in our difficult time.
Our exceptional team in Delhi create life-changing opportunities for families living in Kalyanpuri Slum to raise their children to be vibrant, thriving and connected to family, community and opportunity.
We instil a love of learning and inspire families to prioritise education while we assist with health care, education costs and supporting entrepreneurship and enterprise.
The goal is for every child to attend school, be in good health and have safe and secure housing. You can help make this happen.
projectHELP was launched in May 2012 for the people of Kalyanpuri Slum to become self determined through our investment in programs focused on Health, Education, Livelihood and Possibility.
Poverty has seen this community barely surviving unimaginable living conditions for three generations. Malnutrition, neonatal diseases, diarrhea, pneumonia and tuberculosis are the major causes of death and these children are at risk daily of child trafficking, slavery and sexual abuse.
The children get up at 4am to collect recyclable rubbish barefoot in putrid dumps so they may bring home a few rupees to help feed the family.
Their only way out of poverty and into safety and opportunity is through education but the caste system in India makes it near impossible for them to change their destiny.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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