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3258Girijana Seema Welfare Association Needs Assistance

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  • Thiagarajan
    Mar 1 2:38 AM
      From: Viriyala VN Simharao <simharao22@...>
      Date: Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 5:18 PM
      Subject: Re: GSWA "Girijana Seema Welfare Association"

      Brief on "Girijana Seema Welfare Association" and their current 'Helpage ' assisted Senior citizens' suppor scheme.

      "Girijana Seema Welfare Association" (GSWA) established in 1973 and registered in 1976, has been working in the Tribal area of Chintoor and Chatti villages of Khammam district, A.P. It has undertaken a number of Education and Training Programs for the tribal youth. Successfully executed development projects like Water Harvesting Check dam constructions and terrace cultivation.

      One of the community help project is 'Caring the Aged and Destitute Persons' with the finacial assistance of 'Helpage, India'. This program has been running for over a decade at four (4) locations: Chatti, Chinthoor and Tulasipakala in Khammam district and at Polavaram in West Godavari district, covering about 200 persons. Hot mid day meal has been a main stay all along. Since Apr.2010, Helpage reduced the assistance package and took an approach of structuring into 'Self Help Groups' (SHGs). GSWA continued with the mid day meal for some more time and incurred expenditure beyond the Helpage support.

      Present need: As part of this year program, the aged members of the SHGs are to be tested for selection of Cataract patients and are to be operated. The operation can be free at Lions Eye Hospital, but we need to meet the expenses of bringing Doctors and team of assistants and taking the patients to the hospital. Since the distance involved is fairly high cost of transportation and related logistics has come to be a road block. Estimated expense for about 30 cataract patients is Rs. 12,000/-.

      We need monetary assistance for covering this Rs. 12,000. Donors or agencies may contact me at simharao22@... or may call me at 94907 39320.

      Viriyala VN Simharao