Friday, 13 February 2015

Inspire and be inspired

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

While I was reading through few feedbacks from the volunteers from a renowned college, few insights strike me, though not shocking. The comments were on the level of satisfaction after undertaking the social responsibility project and the enthusiasm to continue the support programs through other non-profit or voluntary organization. The first experience has made an impact in the thoughts of young vibrant youth.

While we focus a lot on self-improvement, it keeps inspiring me, an important part of living is to be happy and fulfilling life includes being part of close-mend community actions where you can share, help and support people you care about. It also includes being kind to strangers, and learning to replace desire and anger with understanding and empathy. While rendering service to others, the inter personal inclination that exist in each one of us awakes in to endow with service to others.

It’s easy to get so wrapped up in fixing your own life that you forget about helping others. And while it’s important to put yourself first sometimes, it’s even more important to help others whenever you can.

Being generous isn't even always about humanity – becoming more generous and compassionate will have real tangible benefits in your own life. While serving others with your little support, spending time with them, sharing the ideas and knowledge, one not only growing brighter and higher but taking others along with their journey.

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Monday, 9 February 2015

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

When the children from stone quarries started coming to Banyan Community School, 70% of children found under weight and low energy during school activities. The school management identified that it was because they were not having enough nutritious food from family. As the parent’s leaves for work early in the morning and returns to quarry at the sunset, the children’s nutritional needs are not properly taken care. The low earning capacity of parents also affected the three time meals of the family. Moreover the alcoholic habit of parents after the long hours of work in stone quarry left nothing behind for them to save for the next day. Therefore the children will not get sufficient food and later the child turns into malnourished. 

When we started the Banyan School project, we understood the need to provide nutritious supplements to children. The supply of nutrition powder improved the health of each child day by day and the outcome was monitored through monthly health check up. We have also experienced that more number of children are tend to be present on every Mondays because they are getting proper nutritious diet after two days of leave.  

During the initial monthly health check-ups at school, doctors diagnosed that there is huge numbers of children are malnourished. Now, we are proud to say that after the continuous nutritional support, all the children at Banyan Community School are free from malnourishment. We are maintaining a health chart for each child so that the growth and their needs are easily identified.

Lovedale Foundation focused to provide multidisciplinary approach to the children from vulnerable background. We are not only concentrating education but the holistic development of the children. Quarterly parents meetings and individual counselling programs are organized with the help of professionals and like-minded volunteers, and clarified the doubts of each parents and encourage them to continue their support in sending their children to school. 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Act on your thought

The realistic and unrealistic aspirations of a man can’t be calculated with the current measurable units. The hope and aspirations are two important aspects of every human being. Each individual is brought up with lots of hope and desires, few are partially and the rest is justifiable achieved, but the aspirations always grown with the person as he/she moves forward in the life journey.

The person with realistic and undefeatable power may fail to reach his/her hope due to lack of execution of thoughts or ideas with the current system. The anonymous capacities of each human being is explored at the peak point of defeat and the enthusiasm to executive the final thought needs a lot of energy.

People with a growth mindset believe that their intelligence, talents and abilities are not fixed at birth, but instead can be developed over time through hard work and dedication. The students at Banyan Community School have the capacity to reach to the maximum with the limited amenities provided 

When Gandhiji had a vision of a free India, he did not follow a step-by-step business plan. When Martin Luther King believed in a world with no discrimination, he did not stop his work because of the worry of financial sustainability. I would argue that if they did not combine great management with a huge, huge sense of possibility – with a gigantic leap of faith – with the belief that together with their people, they would get there – that they may never have.” 

Lovedale Foundation provides an opportunity to change the ground reality and to bring out the inspiring leadership of each child through a systematic give and take learning process.

If you are an idealistic, passionate, smart and tenacious person, who loves your society dearly and wants to be a part of finding a solution for the current situations and want to create a revolution, you can be part of Lovedale Foundation to fight against the poverty, illiteracy, malnourishment and exploitation of innocent lives. 

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