A Call to Patrons of Art-An Endeavor to Support Art for Rural Kids



A Call to Patrons of Art-An Endeavor to Support Art for Rural Kids

 "Gond Art “is tribal art form of Gond tribes of Central India that has in recent times has gained extreme appreciation, gained worldwide recognition from art lovers as well as artisans. And to support its nine children who have achieved excellence in "Gondtribal art, Aham Bhumika is looking for patrons of arts who can extend financial support for its endeavour.

These children who have achieved excellence are learning Gond Art in a village based education centre of Aham Bhumika called "Mehak” which is on the outskirts of Bhopal.  They have been learning Gond Art form from the past nine months. They have been learning Gond Art form from the past nine months, thanks to the admirable guidance by their art teacher; who works as a volunteer, as well as the contributions by existing patrons of arts who have contributed colours, drawing copies and canvases.The main idea of Aham Bhumika behind this endeavour is to nurture the rural children who are good in art that will help in shaping up their future in this field so that they can be self reliant by pursuing art in the future.    
 Aham Bhumika is organising an extensive  workshop for these kids for four months; from the month of December 14th to March 15th. In order to meet the requirement of art materials, Aham Bhumika, is looking for patrons of arts who could contribute for the same.  One can contribute for one kid for 4 months by contributing either on monthly basis i.e. Rs. 500 per month or a lump sum for 4 months which comes to Rs.2000. All monetary contributions are tax exempted under section 80-G of income Tax Act.
Here is how you can contribute

Online bank transfer:

·         Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha , SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO.- 2073101015874
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073, Bank - CANARA BANK
Branch - MAHARANA PRATAP NAGAR, BHOPAL
Important: If you're doing a online transfer to our account, please send us an email with your name, address and donation amount, so that we can send you the receipt.

·         Cheques/ DDs:You can send your donations through account payable Cheques/ DDs in favor of – 
Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha, Payable at BHOPAL (M.P.) 
You may send cheques by post to
 
Subrat Goswami,Ahambhumika,C/o Archaeology,3rd Floor
, G.T.B. Complex,T.T.Nagar,Bhopal-462003 (M.P.)

·         All donations to Aham Bhumika in India are tax exempted u/s 80 G of IT Act. 
Please make sure the transfer is done via an Indian Bank only.

·         "WE CANNOT ACCEPT DONATIONS FROM COUNTRIES OTHER THAT INDIA AS WE DO NOT HAVE FCRA"

·         Contributions by Indian citizens - It may be noted however that contributions made by a citizen of India living in another country, from his personal savings, through the normal banking channels, is not treated as Foreign Contribution. We would need to obtain the passport details of the Indian citizen before accepting such contributions.

Posted below is some of the work of our  rural children.
 

 
 

 

Contribute to renovate "Mehak "


We are happy to announce that Aham Bhumika has got the status Under section 80-G of Income Tax Act wherein all  donations are Tax Exempted u/s 80-G of IT Act .Please make sure that the transfer is done via an Indian Bank only. 



With this good news we are going to announce that we are making more effort to to strengthen our base and for which we need your support.

Contribute to renovate Mehak: As you know Mehak is our support centre for rural children in a village (Village Borda )  on outskirts of Bhopal. We provide edcuational support to 80 rural children at "Mehak".We have two rooms here the height of which are  to be increased .Due to  low height and lack of windows there is lack of natural light in the room .Further the room walls of inner side are to be painted and outer walls are to be pleastered and  painted.Once this is done we willl take up next things like provision of benches for our chlidren.(Attaching image 1 to have a glimpse of the room condition )  

Besides above we have an activity centre where we teach rural girls and women Embroidery as well as Art and craft . This room is half contructed so far and its construction stoppped due to lack of fund. (Attaching image 2 showing  half constructed room & outer wall of existing rooms of "Mehak").

To take up the above works we need your support . An estimated amount of Rs.2,00,000=00 (Rupees two  lacs ) is required for the same. In view of above you are requested to contribute any amount convenient to you. 

Shall be highly obliged to you for this. 
 
People interested to contribute may mail ---->ahambhumika@gmail.com

Help us further by spreading words about this inititaive  to the like  minded people you know. 

Sponsor scholarship to attend school for our rural children


Dear all, we need your support again for  7 chilldren of the village ( Village Borda, Bhopal )  .These children  have enrolled in  the schools situated away from their village to study class IX and onwards. The village school  has  classess only up to VIII. The  school to which these children have enrolled themsleves are far from village i.e. 2  to 4.5 Kms.The most commendale thing is these children are desperate to study further. To encourage these children to keep continue their study we intend to provide them an amount of Rs.300/- per month as scholarship. This will enable them to meet out the conveyance charges / other expenes .

To sponsor a child ; one person need to contribute Rs.3600/- for one year. 

Out  of 7 children 6 are girls while 1 is boy. These children are cloasely assoicated with Aham Bhumika. Your support will encourage them further. Posted below are the pictures of few girls for whom we are seeking sponsorship.Out of 7 we have already received sposnorship for 3 children need favour for rest 4 children .  

We need your  favourfor the remaining children . Please feel free  to mail us if you have any query. Our e - mail id is ahambhumika@gmail.com .
Below is the banking profile of Aham Bhumika to contribute.



Arbina 
Surekha 

Sakshi

Uzma







Below is the banking detail to sponsor .

**Online Bank Transfer:
AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA,
SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO. 2073101015874,
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
CANARA BANK,
Branch - MAHARANA PRATAP NAGAR, BHOPAL
Important: If you're doing a online transfer to our account, please send us an email with your name, address and donation amount, so that we can send you the receipt.
**Account payable Cheques/ DDs in favor of –

AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA, Payable at BHOPAL (M.P.)  
Mail : ahambhumika@gmail.com
  

Let Joy And Innocence Prevail - Contribute Toys


Let Joy And Innocence Prevail

Recall three pleasant childhood memories and you will find at least one of them is a vision of us playing...probably with toys. They bring fun, comfort, learning, imagination and innumerable hours well-spent to mind. So what would a childhood deprived of toys feel or look like to you?

How do you think a child with no access to toys spends their early years? How do they seek comfort, constant companionship, fun and learning? According to a UNICEF report (2010) a near 48% of India’s children under 5 years old are malnourished. Do you really suppose that they can ill-afford to think of luxuries such as toys? Yet, these children are deserving of toys to keep them productively occupied in the spare hours keeping them away from dangerous situations.

We at Ahambhumika are working towards the idea of opening a modest toy library to cater to the needs of children between the ages 4 to 12 years old. We hope to make a beginning with the under resourced children of  village of Borda  (near Bhopal in M.P). The proposed toy library will have another purpose – to attract the interest of the otherwise apathetic brick workers and construction site labor so that they bring their children to our activity centre namely "Mehak "as the word of mouth spreads about the toy library and thus engage them.

This is where you come in. If you wish to help us in this honest endeavour towards the making of the toy library for the poorest of the poor in the tribal village of Bodakho, you may:
1.      Donate old but clean and workable (not damaged) toys to us which we will include in the toy library.

2.      You are also free to buy new toys and send them to us* 

This organisation namley "Maya Organic " ( web site http://www.mayaorganic.com/mo/ ) is making unique toys .You can order them dirctly to send the toys to us mainly from 2 categories . 
1. Lacware Toys 2. Educationl aids. 

Below is the link to choose & send us for our rural children.

h      http://www.mayaorganic.com/mo/products/toys/ 

        http://www.mayaorganic.com/mo/products/about-education/

   
or

3. Send in a demand draft or cheque to our address that will go in to make the toy library a reality**.

We have a few suggestions for the type of toys that would help your effort, though this is not an exhaustive list:

Comforting Toys
·         Dolls - Western or Indian
·         Teddy Bears
·         Rattles
·         Children's Tea Sets
Fun Toys!
·         Etch A Sketch Magic Slates
·         Cars, trucks and Dumper models
·         Plane and Chopper Models
·         Ludo
·         Cards
·         Old Badminton/TT Rackets
·         Hula Hoop
            Building Blocks
·         Lego Puzzles
·         Alphabet fitting
·         Speak & Spell
·         Shapes fitting
·               
·         Rubik's Cube
·         Paint By Numbers


If you need any more information on the subject or seek further clarifications before making a contribution, you may address your queries at ahambhumika@gmail.com  
                  
*Postal address to which material donations for the project may be sent:
 Ahambhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha 
C/o S. K. Goswami
65,Elegant Estate , Sai Ganesh Mandir,
Near Mother Teresa School, 
P.O. Bairagarh Chichli
Kolar Road,Bhopal-462042.

**Online Bank Transfer:
AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA,
SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO. 2073101015874,
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
CANARA BANK,
Branch - MAHARANA PRATAP NAGAR, BHOPAL
Important: If you're doing a online transfer to our account, please send us an email with your name, address and donation amount, so that we can send you the receipt.
**Account payable Cheques/ DDs in favor of –

AHAM BHUMIKA SWAYAM SEVI SANSTHA, Payable at BHOPAL (M.P.)

Posted below are the pictures of our support centre for rural children "Mehak ". These are the children who will be benefited due to your contribution / support to Toy Library.




An Appeal to support Ahambhumika to support rural India


 An Appeal to support Ahambhumika to support rural India 

Friends , during  past you have supported whole heartedly Ahambhumika to carry out its activities. I am  requesting you to please go through the recent updates about Ahambhumika mentioned below and extend your support.  

The following are the activities which are being carried out by  Ahambhumika in a village namely Borda at the outskirts of Bhopal. The beneficiaries of these   activities are the under resourced children and women of village Borda and adjoining another village namely Mahabdia. The main occupation of the people of these villages is working as daily wage laboruer in the brick kilns, construction sites.

Mehak: It is after school support centre cum pre-school. We have two sections in Mehak. Each section has 40 children. The 1st section has children studying in different classes in the village school beginning from class 1 to class 5 .The children of these section attend our rural centre after school hours where in attempts are made to strengthen their  English, Hindi and  Mathematics,  (Computer , Art and craft is taught to these children twice during every week). 

The 2nd section which is Pre- school section has children in the age group of 1 to 5 years. These children are taught basic Hindi, English and Mathematics .These children too are taught Art and Craft twice in a week. I am attaching two photographs showing the children of Mehak.

Embroidery Training: We have also started training of embroidery to underprivileged rural girls and women since the month of November 2013. At present 20 - 23 women and girls are engaged in this activity. They are doing well and we expect that this group will take 10-12 months more to made products up to the mark which could be sold in the open market and thus this group will be in a position to be self reliant. 
 
Tribal Art : We are imparting education of Tribal painting ( Gond Art )  to under privileged 07 rural school children. These children are doing good now after making practice since last 6 months. This group will take 1 years more time to do quality work and than we will take up the sale of paintings made by these group and the amount earned could be utilized for the higher education of this group. 
  
Below is the detail of the activity and expenditure involved for whihc we need your support 

Sl.No.
Name of the activity
Number of the beneficiaries 
Expenditure involved for the activity     
Expenditure
Per person /per month  
Total expenditure per month
1.
“Mehak “ after school support centre
40 children
Rent, stationery, drawing materials, salary to part time teacher .
Rs.150/-
Rs.6000/-
2.
“Mehak “ Pre- school
40 children
Rent, stationery, drawing materials, salary to part time teacher.
Rs.150/-
Rs.6000/-
3
Embroidery Training programme  
20 girls & women
Purchase of threads, clothes & a nominal amount as stipend per piece of cloth for embroidery to the artisans to encourage them & payment of honorarium to the trainer   . 
Rs.400/-
Rs.8000/-
4.
Training of Tribal Art
07 girls and boys
Purchase of Drawing materials, books, magazines & payment of honorarium to teacher. 
Rs.500/-
Rs.3500/-
      
You are requested to support us for any of the activity for one month or  for one year as per your convenience. Below is the banking profile of Ahambhumika to contribute .
**Online Bank Transfer:

Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha,
Savings Account Number: 2073101015874,
IFSC Code- CNRB0002073,
Canara Bank,
Branch - Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal

Important: If you're doing online transfer to our account, please send us an email with your name, complete address and amount, so that we can send you the donation receipt   .

I would further request you to forward this message  to the likeminded people you know. It is not necessary that they should contribute. Even spreading words by them will be of immense help for us. 









Volunteer to prepare 10 days module on Basics English & Computer


          Volunteer to prepare 10 days module on Basics English & Computer   


Ahambhumika is looking for the volunteers to develop a 10 days module comprising basics of English and Computer for rural school children studying in class VI and above.The module developed will be utilized during proposed 10 days summer camp to be held  in a village situated at the outskirts of Bhopal on Kolar Road, Bhopal during the month of May 2014. Both the modules will be of 2 hours each. The modules need to be develpoed and finalized on or before 10.05.14 .


1. The modules for both Basic English and Basic Computer will of 2 hours each.

2. The module for English need to have usage of words utilized in day to day life.The students will practice the words during the class and will also memorize the words once they are back home.

3. The students will be provided the print outs of the modules so that they can go through the same as and when required.
   
4. The modules need to be inter actiuve so that the rural children could enjoy the session.
   

We also need volunteers for the proposed summer camp preferably from Bhopal who will use the modules prepared as above.People interested to voluntarily prepare the module  may mail -----> ahambhumika@gmail.com

Donate old computer / laptop :   We are also looking for the people/ coroprates to donate used computers /laptops to establish regular computer edcuation  centre in village. 





Gift a book to our library of rural children


Gift a book to our library of rural  children 

Ahambhumika, which is working with the rural children in village Borda, Bhopal intends to set up a small library for the rural children. The children belong to under resouced class and for them having a story book is a luxury.At Ahambhumika we have a support centre for our rural children namely Mehak ( Fragrance) wherein there are 120 children in the age group of 4 to 14 years.





We need people willing to support us this initiative.The books and magazines of your children discarded by them will be of immense use for our children. 

What we need :  

1. We need books in Hindi and English. 

2. The books need to be on the topic of interest of children who are in the age group of 4 to 14      years.


3. The books need to be of use for the chiuldren like  story books, Art and craft books,      biographies, Autobiographies , Cartoon , Colouring  books and magazines.

How to send old books / magazines

The best way of sending  books  and magazines discarded by your children   is through Speed Post service of Government of India. The charges of Speed Post are very economical and you can track the books shipped through them.
( At the bottom is the address to send the books )




From where  to gift new books 

If you wish to donate new books than books published by Pratham books are the best option. The Pratham books are very economical and cover all topics  of children interest in Hindi and Englsih as well.

You can connect them on Twitter    

You can choose books from following  link of Pratham 

books http://store.prathambooks.org/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=Hindi 

You may order them directly to deliver the books to us to the following address .

Ahambhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha
65, Elegant Estate, ( Sai Ganesh Mandir ) 
Near Mother Tereasa School, 
Bairagarh Chichli, 
Kolar Road, Bhopal -4620042 .

For any query mail us at ahambhumika@gmail.com  

Lastly : If you wish you may contribute financailly too.The financial contribution made by you will be utilized to buy shelves, almirah and activity books.

Online bank transfer 

Aham Bhumika Swayam Sevi Sanstha
Savings Account Number 2073 1010 15874
ISFC CODE :CNRB 000 2073
Canara Bank 
Branch : Maharana Pratap Nagar , Bhopal.