Spread The Fragrance: Mahak

Posted: December 31, 2011

AhambhumikaAhambhumika is a small organization consisting of a few like-minded people based at Bhopal. We are working for the betterment of the rural women and children. At Ahambhumika we have always aimed at helping villages which are deprived of basic amenities. We have organized many initiatives in the past and the following have given us successful results:

Cloth Bank: Collecting new or used clothes from our donors and distributing them to the rural children.

Grain School: Distributing grain collected from our donors among villagers in lieu of attending the adult school organized by us, hence providing them a two-way help

Stationery & drawing material distribution: Providing stationery and drawing materials to the primary school students, donated to us by our donors to make the schools child friendly .

We have been doing the activities on a very small scale and the only medium we are using to reach out to our potential donors is the Internet and social networks. We have taken the help of two social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter and most of our donors have got in contact with us through this medium. For detail of our activities please visit our site.

Coming to our latest initiative, MAHAK (Fragrance).Recently we have opened an informal education centre for the girl children of daily wage labourers of a village named Mahabadia,distt. Bhopal. The parents of these girl children work in construction sites, brick kilns and stone quarries as daily wage labourers leaving behind their girls to look after the household work. They don’t believe in schooling these girl children. After a lot of persuasion the parents of the girl child have agreed to send them to our recently opened informal education centre for a period of 2 hours from 3.00 to 5.00 PM.

This informal centre which has been named Mahak has started functioning from 11.11.2011.Here we are imparting education in basic Hindi reading, writing and doing Arithmetic. Since Ahambhumika is not funded by any Corporate till date therefore, again we have sought the help of individuals to support these initiative. This time we need people to help us by donating any spare books they have. Any popular books like fiction, autobiography, biography or travelogue is most welcome. Books on photography, art, architecture and other such subjects are also welcome. The books collected will be utilized for raising funds through their sale. The fund thus collected will be utilized to run the expenses for the education of girl children, incurred while operating Mahak.

You could further support us by spreading the word to likeminded people.For recent updates on Mahak please visit our blog.  Any one who wants to support the cause and want to donate books may courier us the books to the address given below:

Subrat Goswami Ahambhumika C/o Archaeological Survey 4th Floor,G.T.B. Complex,T.T.Nagar, Bhopal -462003 (M.P) For any query mail us at ahambhumika@gmail.com

Pic: This picture shows the students at Ahambhumika’s Mahak school for the girl children of daily wage labourers. Pic courtesy Ahambhumika

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