Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Philanthropists

Dedicated to showcasing the valuable work done by Indian individuals and charities who altruistically go out of their way to help around the world

Hemraj Goyal Foundation: Supporting the next generation of philanthropy

At the Hemraj Goyal Foundation (HGF), we believe that supporting the growth and nurturing the development of next generation philanthropy is key to our own success as a Foundation. This is a story of not one, but three different activities, all designed by next generation philanthropists and the youngest descendants of Hemraj Goyal himself. Sense International In December 2018, Simran...

Hemraj Goyal Foundation: Creating the life you crave through positive belief, vision board and goal setting

The concept of a vision board is one that has been around for centuries; the earliest examples date back to prehistoric times when natives would depict their hunting parties in advance to plan their attack. Nowadays we use vision boards to map out our goals and focus our minds, using visual tools as a means of guiding our actions and...

Lockdown Diaries: Harish Iyer helps sex workers and their families in Kamathipura

Harish Iyer espouses many causes. He was one of the few people who appealed to the Supreme Court against section 377, an archaic law criminalising certain forms of consensual sex between adults and one that was often used against the queer community. He is the only Indian listed in the World Pride Power List by The Guardian, among other...

Lockdown Diaries: Teenager Jai Aswani on a mission to feed the hungry in India by collecting 100 tonnes of food grains

Our initiative Mission 100 Tonnes was born out of distress calls we received from old age homes, orphanages, and pet shelters in Chennai, during the government-imposed lockdown in India three weeks back. Since then, there has been no looking back for us. The number of marginalised people requiring help during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak has increased...

Lockdown Diaries: Feeding the feeders – CORO India distributes food supplies to wage earners amidst the coronavirus lockdown

It's been a long time since I sat down to write something. But if one's part of something magical, then that story needs to be told. My story begins with the announcement of the Corona lockdown by the Indian government. We all knew it would come one day, but still we were all shocked when it did arrive. Most of...

Passion project shares the voices of Punjabi women in the UK

Anita Goyal, a well-known personality as the CEO and trustee of The Hemraj Goyal Foundation, a patron of Binti International, and Honorary Chair of the FGM Appeal for Barnardo's in the UK, appears to be the very definition of success. Her latest project 'Voices from Punjab' sees her sharing the stories of fifteen Punjabi women who live in the UK, detailing...

British Asian Trust’s anti-trafficking programme in India saving hundreds of children

When ten-year-old Sadhil was brought to the Tabaar centre in Jaipur, India, his body was scarred, his face swollen and he desperately needed food and medicines. Sadhil was rescued from a bangles-making factory in Jaipur, where he suffered unsurmountable torture as a bonded child labourer. Sahdil grew up in one of India’s poorest states, Bihar, where nearly 40% of the population is...

Barnardo’s five things you need to know about anxiety

A recent survey has revealed children's top fears about going back to school. Barnardo's has put together a list of things you should know about anxiety. Or alternatively, you could read the whole article here: "Survey reveals children’s top back to school anxieties" 1. Anxiety presents itself in different ways Anxiety can look different from one person to another. There are immediate...

Survey highlights ‘Back to School’ fears

A recent survey has revealed children’s top fears about going back to school. Barnardo’s commissioned these results from YouGov and published them on the same day as revealing a new TV advert, aimed at highlighting the importance of mental health support services for children and young people. Here are some of the main statistics taken from Barnardo's article or alternatively,...

Survey reveals children’s top back to school anxieties

Difficult classwork, moving schools and being bullied are the top concerns children have as they start the new school year, a survey out today reveals. The YouGov survey for the UK’s longest running children’s charity Barnardo’s is published on the same day the charity broadcasts a ground-breaking TV advert highlighting the importance of mental health support services for children and young...