Capacity building workshop for NGOs by Harish Mehta

A workshop was organized by Kolkata Gives for the benefit of 17NGOs on 8th May 2017. This workshop was conducted by Mr. Harish Meh ta, a prominent Mumbai-based motivational speaker. Mr Mehta conducted a lively interactive session stressing the importance of NGO credibility. He indicated the NGO credibilitycould be enhanced vision clarity, sound HR practices, long-term plan,annual budgetary discipline, high compliance and good governance practices. The NGO founders who attended highlighted their funding challenges. The event was graced by thepresence of Dr. Achyuta Samanta,visionary-founder of Kalinga Institute of Technology and Kalinga Instituteof Social Sciences. Kalinga Instituteof Social Sciences (KISS) provides 25,000 tribal children with free fully residential facilities and education from KG to PG. Kalinga Institute of Technology (KIIT) has 25,000 students and is the youngest institute in the country to be declared a deemed university.Dr Samanta discussed his persistence in the face of challenges: from a small beginning to institution builder that makes it possible to provide 50,000 children with quality education (nursery to post graduate).

Kolkata Gives coordinates students’ visit to Eden Gardens

Kolkata Gives co-ordinated with the management of Kolkata Knight Riders to facilitate the free entry of 15 students from Samaritan Help Mission to watch the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Dare Devils at the Eden Gardens on 28 April 2017. This was the first ever visit for each student to Eden Gardens.

Lux collaborates with Samaritan Help Mission for skill development / livelihood programme

Udit Todi (Lux Industries), a Kolkata Gives supporter, visited Samaritan Help Mission in April 2-17; arranged job-work contracts for the women associated with the NGO to be provided a contract for stitching children’s clothes. This income-generating breakthrough helped 60 women become financially self-reliant. The average weekly income of each beneficiary has increased significantly.