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HUMAN MILK BANK :
Human Milk Bank

our club has pioneered this unique project of Human Milk Bank.

Breast Milk has been nature's most vital source for the survival of the new born baby. It is approximated that in India, on an average of 40% babies are born below 2500gms, at birth, of which approximately over 15% are premature babies which are treated in neonatal Intensive Care Units. The birth rate by Caesarean delivery has been on the rise in the metros, contributing to nearly 30%, the remaining of the Mothers fall in the normal delivery category. These tiny fragile new born or neonates as referred to by the medical fraternity, require Human milk immediately when born. This is where Human Milk Bank comes in to facilitate the non-lactating mothers and is of immense benefit to the new born. It reduces infection rate in these new born babies that are hospitalized.

We were the first club to start this truly unique project and have already establised three human milk banks at J.J. Hospital, Cama Hospital & Dinanath Mangeshker Hospital at Pune. This year it is proposed to establish one more human milk bank at a Hospital in Thane.

RAIN WATER HARVESTING:

Rain water harvestingIt is a method of harnessing rainwater to use it for drinking and irrigation purposes. Only about two percent of the earth's water is fresh water, and much of it is being destroyed by pesticides, arsenic and other poisons.

Hence it is critical to learn to collect the rainwater, store it and use it in daily lives.

The Club has adopted this project for past 8 years in a row for villages identified in the Pen district on Mumbai-Goa highway. These villages were facing acute water scarcity or had no water for a better part of the year despite receiving adequate rainfall during the monsoons. This project has been successful in providing adequate water through out the year from one monsoon to another enabling in some cases harvesting of crops twice a year. This has lead to overall development and betterment of the villages and the villagers.

SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT :  

Solar energyGeneration of electricity through solar energy requires no introduction. In continuation and corollary to the Rain Water Harvesting Project, we have been installing Solar street lights in the identified villages & providing solar lanterns to all households in the village. It is proposed to continue our effort on a larger scale and provide solar street lights at common public places such as local community center, school, village temple where there is a regular gathering of people. At the same time we propose to provide solar blanterns to all households in 3 villages indentified by us.

DIALYSIS MACHINES: 

We have always endeavoured to continue progressing in our services to the community. We plan to provide affordable health care to the needy citizens of our country by donating a dialysis machine which is life saving machine for kidney patients. We have already donated dialysis machine to Maharshi Dadhichi Hospital situated at Santacruz station (East) & Nana Palkar Hospital at Parel.

MID-DAY MEAL:
We are continuing to contribute midday meals to children through ISCKON in government run schools. Mid day meals are "Khichdis" provided to the children as lunch throughout the year. The "khichdis" are very hygenic and nutritious. We have adopted a school "Colaba Marathi Primary School" located at Colaba market. Our target is to provide 1000 Mid-day meals.
AANGANWADI :  

In association with ADAPT we are starting "Aanganwadi" at Machinagar, Cuffe Parade two years ago. It is running successfully and we plan to continue to support this Aanganwadi year on year. Approx. 80-100 children from slums are provided nursery education with the most modern methods of education. They are also be provided with nutrition during their classes.

POLIO CORRECTIVE & JAIPUR FOOT:

The polio plus campaign is a cause identified by Rotary and the Rotary International is already doing great work through out the world to eliminate Polio from face of our mother Earth. As for us, we shall be part of this great cause by participating in NID’s (National Immunization Day) & spreading general awareness about cause & effects of polio.

We shall also provide assisting financial support to the designated hospitals by sponsoring Jaipur foot surgeries and operations.

BLOOD DONATION CAMPS:
Blood DonationAgain a continuous and a very successful project since the inception of the Club, we regularyly hold blood donation drives. These camps are normally held at the Churchgate Station. This year four drives are planned, i.e. in July, August, December around our Rotary Service Week & Last one around February..
COMPUTERISATION IN SCHOOLS:

Dadar Vikas Vidyalaya at Dadar is a school for the hearing impaired with 120 students is recognized by the Maharashtra State Government. It is recipient of the prestigious “National Award” in 1992.

This school has been our focus area for the past five years and we have helped it upgrade its classrooms & done various need based projects through out the year. We have set up a computer lab for the differently-able children.

We have already Donated 30 Computers to AndhraEducation Society school at Wadala having 3600+ Students 90% of which are from underprivileged class.

NIROG A Mega Medical Camps For Masses:

This is one of the largest healthcare initiatives started by our club in 2010-11 where focused multi specialty medical camps all held in one location with huge underprivileged population.

Last year tow "Nirog" Camps were held with 15 plus medical specialty including Free Mobile Mammography, Pranic Healing, Eye Check-up, Dental Check-Up, Blood Tests, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Gynecology, Obesity, ECG, Thyroid Camp, General Medical Check-up etc. First camp was organized at Lower Parel & second at Worli. These benefited more than 2000+ people. All Medical Test/Diagnosis or Treatment was done free with actual cost running in to lakhs. Due to sincere efforts of our memebers we were fortunate to get special concessional deals for the camp which enabled us to cover wide number of persons. Our Members alongwith Rotaractors & Interactors participated and guided the serpentine queues.

This initiative got overwhelming response from the concerned locality as well as huge media coverage with the outcome that we have got demands from several other locations to organize similar camps. We think that this was one of the most noble healthcare initiatives by our club to support and reach the masses with true spirit of community service based on needs.

Our club is committed to continue 'Nirog Camps' every year with wider reach and addition of more medical specialty check-ups.

Mobile Dispensary:
We have contributed for a mobile dispensary to Patwardhan Hospital in Panvel. The mobile dispensary goes to all near by villages and offers various treatment and medicines to villagers at their doorsteep free of cost.

This project has avoke a great response in the villages as many are in tribal belt with low level of literacy and no knowledge of modern treatments and medicines.

 
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