PROJECTS

EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Education and entrepreneurship leads to empowerment, especially amongst girls, and can help accelerate the progress of entire communities. HEMLATA supports the provision of quality education which can contribute to entrepreneurship and employment, thus enabling the girls to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty.

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

HEMLATA believes that addressing physical challenges and needs can result in exponential improvements in quality of life, particularly for those from economically and socially less privileged backgrounds. From physical interventions to emotional support, HEMLATA’s contributions have created positive impact in the lives of hundreds of young Indian children.

SPORTS AND
INFRASTRUCTURE

Sport and physical fitness are critical accelerators towards a healthier society. Sport teaches children to manage social dynamics, understand their bodies and builds resilience. With this belief, HEMLATA has included the development of sports and physical fitness among its beneficiaries.

  • Focus Area: SPORTS and INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shanti Bhuvan

    HEMLATA wishes to put more emphasis on sports for children and has initiated a contribution to Shanti Bhuvan, a pre-K-12 residential school near Bangalore, for students from economically underprivileged backgrounds. HEMLATA has contributed a range of sports equipment to enable all-round development of the students, building social, physical, emotional and interpersonal skills.

    Year: 2017
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    Tata Memorial Hospital

    One small step for Cancer wished to build a corpus fund facilitating 1000 children afflicted with cancer, to get a fair and full chance to life. Underprivileged children from all over India, travel to the Tata Memorial Hospital (Mumbai) for advanced and economical cancer treatment. For many it’s their last resort. HEMLATA supported One small step for Cancer to achieve its goal for the required amount.

    Year: 2017
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    RA Foundation

    HEMLATA has taken on the sponsorship of economically underprivileged but deserving students to achieve a first class primary and secondary education with our new partner, RA Foundation. The RA Happy Kids program aims at supporting children from vulnerable backgrounds to fulfil their potential by providing them with first class quality education in a holistic environment. Our first girl child has been sponsored to study in one of the finest boarding schools in Panchgani, Maharashtra.

    Year: 2016 – 2018
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    SS&SL GIRLS SCHOOL

    HEMLATA has opened doors to wider participation and engagement to students at the SS&SL Girls’ School in Mumbai, where students aged 7-16 years are from economically vulnerable families. While these students receive basic education, their lack of proficiency in the English language has limited their exposure and opportunities to participate in an increasingly globalized workplace environment. HEMLATA instilled a model to empower the girl students with the diction, skills and capability to confidently engage in the English language. Special English classes were introduced, along with study periods. These classes have benefited 448 students in the past years. Parallel to these classes, snacks are offered to all students attending the classes. Additionally, Bus fares are provided to encourage attendance and participation.

    Year: 2008 – 2016
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    KANTHA SINGH Orphanage

    Kantha Singh was a car mechanic, who shut down his garage, to create a makeshift shelter cum school for 42 orphan children, when their orphanage, in the village of Dampara, Jharkhand, was burnt to the ground. The children who were left with nothing but the clothes on their back, were given a new home by Singh. HEMLATA provided funds to the Kantha Singh Orphange, for the upkeep of the children.

    Year: 2009
  • Focus Area: SPORTS and INFRASTRUCTURE

    Yoga

    HEMLATA initiated and contributed to the introduction of yoga at St Jude’s which supports families of children battling cancer. With the intention of providing holistic support and care, these classes enable stress relief, inner peace and solace, improved mental and physical strength, and increased energy to families coping with the everyday challenges of the life-threatening disease without the emotional and psychological support of family structures. Since 2008, nearly 1,200 families have benefited from the service.

    Year: 2008 – 2018
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    St. Jude

    For people suffering from chronic diseases, the environment in which they convalesce is important in accelerating recovery. Economically underprivileged families who already spend heavily on treatment rarely have the privilege of a conducive environment for convalescence. HEMLATA has taken responsibility for three family units at St Jude’s, which serves as a home away from home, for the families of those being treated for Cancer at the Tata Memorial in Mumbai. HEMLATA’s contribution enables St. Jude’s to provide families with a secure, hygienic place to stay, free of cost, transport, clean water, rations and nutritional supplements, educational and recreational activities, counselling and skill development.

    Year: 2008 – ongoing
  • Focus Area: Health and Well-Being

    SANSKARDHAM VIDYALA

    HEMLATA provided hearing aids to girls at the Sanskardham Vidyala, Mumbai, an institution catering to educational and children with special needs, including those with hearing impairment, autism and other disabilities. Children at the school are provided state of the art amenities, and all round education development.

    Year: 2008
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    THE BAKERY

    A group of women from a village in the Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, wished to become self-independent and initiated the idea to open a bakery. The bakery serves as a sustainable source of independent income for these women, providing them with economic and social empowerment. HEMLATA supported the project by offering the funding for the bakery.

    Year: 2006
  • Focus Area: Education and Entrepreneurship

    WORLD VISION

    In the City of Joy, Calcutta, WORLD VISION manages an Orphanage for girls, who are mainly street children. With funding provided by Hemlata, World Vision was able to support 68 girls and will increase this number to the promised target of 100.

    Year: 2005
  • Focus Area: EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    KALARAKSHA

    KALARAKSHA in Kutch, a desert region in West India is famous for its age old embroidery tradition. Hemlata supported the building of an Education centre, which now serves as a research library to the weavers of the region. The library promotes meetings between weavers and embroiderers to gather together to exchange and participate in their crafts, thereby keeping the old traditions alive.

    Year: 2003
  • Focus Area: HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    BAREFOOT COLLEGE

    HEMLATA initiated the building of wells in villages in Rajasthan, with the BAREFOOT COLLEGE. In the United Nations Year of Water, in the dry north-western state of Rajasthan in India where girls and women have to walk several miles to retrieve water, Hemlata took on the project of rain water harvesting. Thus girls working in the farms during the day were motivated to go to school in the evening where they would be provided water, free of cost, to take home to their families. 3 water tanks were built in 3 villages of Rajasthan, which facilitated the provision of water to over 250 families.

    Year: 2003
  • Focus Area: Health and Well-Being

    CLEFT FOUNDATION

    HEMLATA has made contributions to the Cleft Foundation, under the auspices of the renowned Swiss surgeon, Prof. Dr. Sailer. The Foundation works towards correcting cleft and lip palate problems among less privileged children. Two children benefited from HEMLATA’s contribution, which was used to correct their cleft and lip palate issues.

    Year: 2003