Institute for Psychological Health (IPH)
An NGO from Thane that has been working in the field of mental health since 1990.Its primary goal is de-stigmatization of mental illness. Its slogan is `Mental Health for all’ & hence has activities designed for everyone in the community. IPH’s work in the area of mental health takes place at three levels:
Disorder: For people suffering from psychological disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, mood disorders, addictions & personality disorders etc.)
Distress: For people facing life stressors (e.g. work stress, marital conflicts, parenting challenges, etc.) and
Development: For people who are psychologically healthy and have a potential to improve further to be useful to others. (e.g. corporate training, training of mental health professionals, teacher mentoring, personality development, volunteer training etc.)
Jallosh is grateful to get connected with IPH for a unique project to empower the only audiovisual media unit in India, devoted to Mental Health of underprivileged children.
These films will help to make the world aware of the real and practical difficulties, challenges and issues these underprivileged children are facing. It will throw light on their development for advocacy. Our advocacy through films will be an experiment to get their cause in front of the world. IPH looks at mental health in the spectrum of social health and not like a clinic bound psychiatry. Secondly, all these projects are associated with IPH for a long time. A trained team of experienced psychiatrists, psychologists work together, sharing experiences with a strong backdrop of social health. The “Avahan” team will be guided by the IPH wealth of experience in the field of social health. While doing these films, the team will interact with all the stakeholders and will also share its impressions about their challenges and needs. This is a tangible access to the partner organizations to help plan concrete interventions in future with these struggling organizations.
Donation Year 2019
A group of youth who was fully active in various activities in their own villages and in some organization decided to dedicate their life for the rural group came together in 2003. They started the work under the banner of ASTITVA PRATISHTHAN.(AP) Astitva means existence. The volunteers decided to work in various subjects i.e. education, health, agriculture, watershed, self employment etc. All the promising volunteers are works enthusiastically working for the quality. They believe in “Education is life and life is education.”The members are inspired for joyful, life oriented education
Every year thousands of people from nomadic tribe migrate all over Maharashtra. They cannot stay at any place for more that 8-10 days’. So the problem for education and for basic needs is same. Astitva started the school for these children before 12 years. The volunteers found that these children are the first generation attending the school. They also found that so many of them are staying with single parent. So they are not having proper guidance. Due to the poor economic condition they are becoming child labor. Most of the parents, basically mother (father is no-more) is HIV +ve. So the mother and the kids are not getting any help or support from family and community.
Astitva started the school for these children, which is known as “GURUKUL”. Volunteers are working for their all round development. Library, Computer knowledge and sports are in daily routine. 50+ students are getting education in the Gurukul. They are getting the guidance for music, karate, mallakhamb and many more. Waiting list of children for education facility is more than 100 kids.
Jallosh is helping Astitva to design and execute a vocational skill training to sustain. Our main concern is to allow people to understand the meaning of living and help them achieve the appropriate standard by providing technical, cultural, social guidance.
Donation Year 2017
Sant Gadgebaba Mission was formed by Sant Gadgebaba in 1956 and the Ashramshala started in 1963 with 5 children. Now the Ashramshala is grown to 360 kids.
The kids are from all over the Maharashtra. Typically from very poor families of nomadic tribes who move from one place to the other in search of work and earn daily wages. The work they do include crop cutting, sugarcane cutting, labor work, roadwork, rod-side work and few other things offered on daily wages. There is neither stability for kids in this lifestyle nor resources for education.
This ashramshala is run by a dedicated couple Mr & Mrs Mohite for last 25 years. The ashramshala is run by Maharashra Government funds (Rs. 250 per child per month) and by donations from socially minded people. The school had a staff of 19 people and the 10th std. board exam result is 100% for last 20 years. Mr. & Mrs. Mohite’s 2 sons grew up and educated from the same school, now in college like few other passed out students from this school.
The Ashramshala is very clean, as per Sant Gadgebaba’s teachings and practices; however, the ashramshala helped the entire village to win the “Swatcha-Gram” award from the state of Maharashtra.
The school does not have a science lab and any other means to expose kids to the computers. The 2 things we all take for granted as a part of education system and our day-to-day life.
Jallosh helped this Ashramshala to build a computer and science lab and taking the education of these bright kids of the nomadic tribes to the next level.
Donation Year 2016
Gharkul, Mumbai, Maharashtra
At a three-room set up in Prabhat Colony Municipal School in Santacruz east, Sunil Satpute runs Gharkul (home), where he educates children with autism, Down syndrome, learning difficulties and other special needs, who are often neglected by their families. Here are highlights of GHARKUL:
- Students attend school from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, so that their parents are free to work during those hours.
- Free meals and snacks are provided to these kids.
- No fees are charged to parents for kid’s education.
- The curriculum t is set up in such a way that it is alternate yet not too different from the mainstream one.
- Every special child has some capacities and special skills like painting, stitching, writing, reading etc along with his/her several weaknesses. These skills are identified and nurtured in Gharkul
- Best of this HOME come SCHOOL is there are no exams. Each special educator monitors the performance of a child depending on his/her disability.
- Students are taught everything from English to mathematics along with several vocational skills like painting, crafts, quilling and so on by four special educators who are paid meagre salaries sponsored by donations.
Jallosh helped Gharkul with donations for their needs for a new, comfortable location with insurance support.
Donation Year 2015
Ekal Vidyalaya, Maharashtra
“Ekal Vidyalaya is established in a village once a Gram Samiti is formed and takes the responsibility to monitor and support its activities. This brings the local ownership and involvement of the village community. Ekal Vidyalaya ensures five folds education in a village for children and whole village community including rural women, rural youth, farmers & panchayat.”
Primary objective of Ekal Vidyalaya is to ensure functional literacy among children of the village. Vidyalaya runs usually for 3 Hrs for6 days in a week with average 30 students. The students are admitted after the assessment of their literacy level, so that accordingly three groups could be formed. The main purpose is to teach basic skills of reading, writing, basic arithmetic, general science and basic social study.
Health Care Education
The other important objective is to create awareness among children and village community towards health & hygiene through demo and providing examples and narrating importance of cleanness in the village so that they are sensitised to take care of their basic health needs. Village community is also sensitised about the importance of healthy and balanced diet during weekly Vidyalaya.
Ethics & Value Education
Development alone would not make a better society in the absence of appropriate guidance on value system. Considering the importance of the same, Ekal emphasises on ethics & value education as an important aspect in Vidyalaya and also runs mobile cultural centres across its network.
Jallosh supported “one-teacher” schools in tribal areas of Maharashtra!
Donation Year 2014
Vivekanand Vidyapeeth, New Jersey
“Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy – by one, or more, or all of these – and be free.”
Vivekananda Vidyapith is an Academy of Indian Philosophy and Culture dedicated to the development of the life and character of youngsters. Vidyapith’s all-round educative process is based on ancient Eastern spiritual wisdom and modern Western teaching methods. Believing that each individual is potentially divine, Vidyapith provides a conducive environment for everyone to unfold their energy and talents, and to channel these towards the noble path of character-building.
Donation Year 2014