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Source: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-shop-poor-where-everything-free-38711

The store reaches out to slum dwellers, migrants and homeless people in an effort to achieve all-round community development.

Eighty-year-old Mohammad Shahuddin was happily choosing from a few clothes that Kiran Kumar who works at a store in Mehdipatanam was showing him.

As the man who works as a security guard and has measly monthly earnings of Rs 3000, walks out with a packet, he hasn’t paid a single paisa to the store.

Looking at a wheelchair in the store, he said, “I want to take this as it’s really difficult for me to walk at this age, but we stay in a small single room so there is no space for this wheelchair. I cannot even accommodate it even if I get this for free.

L-R Kiran Kumar(Project Coordinator) showing clothes to Mohammad Shahuddin

Like Shahuddin, many others come to the ‚ÄėGoodwill store‚Äô in Hyderabad and shop for free.

The store was launched on October 2, 2015 in Mehdipatnam area of Hyderabad with the aim of providing underprivileged people, basic needs like clothing. The store collects household goods and clothing from different parts of the city through people who donate used materials. The needy can just walk in on any Thursday and Saturday and select clothes for free.

The store reaches out to slum dwellers, migrants and homeless people in an effort to achieve all-round community development.

‘Goodwill Store’ is a part of¬†the LSN foundation, which is a non-profit organization established at Hyderabad in 2007. The main focus of the foundation is to support vulnerable sections of society.

Manjula Pallipoyena, 38-year-old founder of LSN foundation and Goodwill store, told The News Minute, ‚ÄúIn one of my visits to Bojjagutta slum near Mehdipatnam, I have seen there are migrant workers who are in need of clothing, food supplies, and kitchen utensils, books, play material for children and many more things.‚ÄĚ

Right -Manjula Pallipoyena with other ladies from Bojjagutta slum

‚ÄúI also observed that slum dwellers and the poor are not able to shop with any sense of dignity or confidence. There are many families in the city, which throw out a lot of used/unused clothes, materials as and when they get transferred or for other reasons. That‚Äôs where the idea of bridging the gap through Goodwill store was born,‚ÄĚ she added.

Speaking about the hurdles they face, Manjula explains, ‚ÄúWe need more volunteers to collect donations from different parts of the city. Most of the time, we face the challenge of how to transport things. We would like to encourage neighbourhoods and residential areas to have collection drives to mobilize things for the store.‚ÄĚ

Manjula strongly believes that the solution to this problem involves employing a strategy called ‘Receiving Mechanism’ i.e. reviving people through consciousness.

It’s not a charity, clothing is a basic need and state and civil societies need to focus on basic needs along with other issues. Goodwill store is not just a distribution store but it’s a vehicle to bring issues that are sidelined on to the table and to bring communities together to make them aware of their own strengths, Manjula adds.

45-year-old Bassapa looked happy with his red shirt which he seleced at Goodwill store

Thirty-two-year-old Venkantamma from Mehboobnagar who works as a domestic help said, ‚ÄúI work in a men’s hostel. I was not aware of this store¬†but today I suddenly walked in to this store and am glad to know about this initiative, which is a great help for people like us.¬† My family stays in Mehboobnagar. I came to Hyderabad for work. I earn around Rs 4000.¬† We never go for shopping, once in a year may be we go to some small shop and buy for around Rs 50 to Rs 60. But today I got many clothes and I also selected some for my husband and kids. They will be really glad to see¬†these clothes.‚ÄĚ

Venkantamma selecting clothes for her husband and kids

 

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Do to Gain

Posted: October 20, 2015 by kiranf9 in Uncategorized

There were events where it took long duration of hard work, draining us completely out. Though in both the cases, task was completed successfully, but this one was different.

I am talking about the event: Volunteering for Krishna Sadan – Kitchen Cleaning.

I am not explaining on what we did, for that please read it out at: Facebook Event
I am here to share How it went…

The day was so fresh and healthy,
We stepped in to the home with no idea on what task we will be given, I take it a good sign here with Krishna Sadan. (many reasons). When said about Kitchen Organizing and Cleaning, we have no clew on what can we really make or where to start with. (we are new to this kind of task)
We looked in to the kitchen and we didn’t felt it bad, it is in moderate condition. Look like cleaning selves and re-arranging / re-positioning few regularly used utensils will do the job, that’s how we started.
Slowly this list was getting bigger as we progress and ended up in doing(majorly)… dusting out whole kitchen to the possible reach, fridge cleaning(external), checking up each box/utensil and their contains, discarding the expiry, moving out the un-used, new arrangements and placings, buying new utensils in replacing few discards, kitchen platform and tiles cleaning(hard core, took almost 2 hrs), stove cleaning, soap washed the flooring…etc

All these adding are done out of volunteer’s willing not by anyone’s force or to gain someone’s impression.
Believe me, Platform and stove cleaning was not at all easy.

Know what, the difference is, we didn’t knew that we have done it all.
Yes we worked, yes we sweated, yes it was 7 Hrs of task….
But here’s the difference…. No weren’t drained out, No we weren’t out of energy, No we weren’t irritated…

This was something special.
Though we Volunteers had good understanding, cooperating among us and leading to our strengths, I don’t think we are the main reason of this extremely satisfied and joy filled day..
It was absolutely something else which had greater impact than ourselves…
Guess… it might be the positive vibrations that Krishna Sadan itself has / GOD willed and it all happened

Of what ever the the reason is, we volunteers experienced this energy.
After the task, mentally and physically we were as fresh and energetic as we were about the start the day, indeed we were much stronger!!. Leaving from Krishna Sadan, we just remember that we enjoyed the whole day

It is not easy to keep these emotions in text. Even today after a month from the event, when trying to recollect what we did in cleaning the kitchen, I could memorize only the good feel we experienced and nothing else.

Thank your KRISHNA SADAN and Krishna Mohan for giving this task to SAAYAM CHEDDAM and being the reason in giving us such lovely experience.¬†And not to forget Rithika (KRISHNA SADAN’s volunteer/staff) for the lovely fellowship.

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It’s not like I / We not happy with other events till now, NO not at all. In every constructive event we all had joy and be satisfied, but after every long hard working day we usually feel strained physically. And in this event, that physically down wasn’t there, that’s the difference!!

Give or Get

Posted: January 13, 2015 by kiranf9 in Uncategorized

Came across a image which has good sense in it… and so here I m sharing it

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Director of Operations: Mother

Posted: May 13, 2014 by kiranf9 in Uncategorized

What an idea and practical application for understanding(forgetting it’s an ad)

Happy Mother’s day

On the other side,
I am afraid are we putting-more-time on enjoying ourselves or more concentrating on career, leaving us to forget our people and their efforts in bring up till here.
I sense a down fall of human values…
Though this video is a wonderful thought, I felt, is it we failing to understand words in straight way or feel it boring hearing/reading on keeping up the morals/valuing relations, so finally we are seeing video/concepts driving these themes in the way we understand, i.e, in our attitude / the way we see life.
Guess we understand more/easy now as this video had successfully linked up to the stream of our thinking. Because it’s a job interview we give it to hear, if he might have said earlier that it’s not an interview but share of few words on what moms do daily, not sure how many of us would really hang on still.

Coming out of it,
Wishing every Mother and HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY
Moms are always the best and we should be respecting them not just a day, but all the way.
Asking a question, have you and I tried surprising her in expressing our respect and love to her, other than on special days(birth day, anniversary & Mother’s day or with our first salary)

Happy Married Life to Mallikarjun

Posted: April 22, 2014 by Harini in Uncategorized

It was Sunday April 20 2014:
mixed feelings – happiness, disappointments, many questions raising in mind, heart… oo a day well remembered.

mmm the day is nothing related to my personal stuff but it was Saayam Cheddam Foundation’s known person’s ¬†reception. ¬†Was feeling bad as I or anyone from SCF couldn’t make it to his marriage but was happy in making the good time for his reception at Maasanpally village Medak district. ¬†Luckily reached the venue early as per the plan. Could spend good amount of time with the Groom and also got good opportunity to meet the long met friends – yes the students / adults whom SCF supported.

Really i was surprised by the way everyone were addressing us, the respect, politeness, caring and what not!!!
I spent most of the time with girl students who were enthusiastically sharing about everything. I too on other hand had a good feel in sharing few stuff from my end – my interests, hobbies etc.. The most interesting part was few of them were keen to know about internet and its usage. Fortunately thanks to my smart phone which worked there. All were glued to have a glance when i was showing. ¬†We all had a talk¬†about positives and negatives about internet…

Next I met the person whom SCF provided a livelihood support of Flour-Mill machine. Was really glad seeing him back to life with confidence in Life. A guy who was in depression 2 years back is now a happy Dad to 1 week baby girl! Wow! And whooooaaaa din’t recognize the little kidos Shiva and Mani who are all grown up. Remember these girls??? – daugthers of Bhagyamma to whom SCF provided a Buffalo for her livelihood.

It took me to 2 years back when SCF campaigned almost every month to pick the right & deserved.

Other part been: felt disappointed , sad as only 2 of us made to the special day of one of the most trusted local volunteer – Mallikarjun who is truly a good Samaritan. None of the members at-least conveyed the wishes through members who made to reception.
My dilemma is: is it members are failing to understand / recognize the true people or is it SCF needs to talk more!
but I’m still confused as even I’m a member, I too join the campaign works, meetings, events like all others… when I’m able to understand why not others! or¬†so is it something to do with one’s interest & priorities!!!

mmmm what so ever, eagerly waiting to see understanding members specifically in SCF & in service organizations in general….

Coming to the wedded couple, they both look good together.
Have ever seen Mallikarjun(Groom) paired up with nice formal clothing, he was looking great, ofcourse his life  partner did.
Happy that we could spend long time there somewhere round 4:30 Pm Р10:00 Pm, though Mallikarjun was feeling bad that he was making us wait(function started so late) we conveyed that we had no issues as  were happy been there.

Wishing the couple a very happy married life from Saayam Cheddam Foundation!
Cheers.

oooo i forgot… Kiran got booked to dance & here it is..

CLICK Output 1

Posted: November 19, 2013 by saayamcheddam in Uncategorized

 

CLICK – Awakening Through Creative Photography : is an initiation by Saayam Cheddam Foundation.
Its Triggering socio or forgotten basic values of Humans.
For more info on CLICK,
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=641028005916288&set=a.446553552030402.110874.445942392091518&type=1&theate

 

Below is the 1st output of CLICK.
Required action from members:
Please see the image & comment your suggestions. (the suggestions will be considered for a week i.e. Nov 26 2013).
* click on the image for full size view.

CW2 - Attitude towards NEED

A story

Posted: September 5, 2013 by kalyanuday in Uncategorized

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room’s only window.¬†The other man had to spend all his time flat on¬†his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..
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Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his room mate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and colour of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every colour and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen
in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window¬†described a parade passing by.¬†Although the other man could not hear the band –¬†he could see it in his mind’s eye as the¬†gentleman by the window portrayed it with¬†descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
” All he could see a blank wall ”

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased room mate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage¬†you.’

Epilogue:
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things¬†you have that money can’t buy.
‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The¬†Present .’
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