VOLUNTEERS TO INDIA
students are leaving for India to offer voluntary services to
the following organizations, recognized and supported by HCI.
their travel and other expenses are borne by themselves.
project work they will get involved with are chosen and endorsed by HCI.
- Akila Venkatesh- Holds a
masters degree in Psychology ,works for IBM currently .Offers a lot of
her time to charitable causes. Her credentials are too many to cover
- Azad Mashari – Currently
1st year Medical Student at University of Western Ontario. His thesis was in
developmental psychology, studying the development of problem solving
skills and memory in preschoolers. He has been involved on research
projects in international health, and public policy in the areas of
health and education.
- Dinesh Krishna – Currently
2nd year Medical Student at University of Western Ontario. Has an undergraduate
degree in Biology and minor in Sociology at Niagara University. Has done a research
project by examining the condition of disabled children in rural
communities and the impact and effectiveness of rehabilitation. He has
also done reproductive health education at local high schools in London, Canada. His medical education has
provided him with some background of healthy prenatal and child
nutrition and preventive health practices.
- Lisa Mu – Currently 1st
year Medical Student at University of Western Ontario. She is an undergraduate
in Arts and Science and Environmental Science at McMaster University. Has some experience
working with underprivileged children in the areas of nutrition and
personal health. She has
researched on the effects of the environment upon the children’s health.
She has designed and implemented the interview tool that was used in the
research, and analyzed results.
- Rajan Suppiah- Currently
working at IBM Canada and as a volunteer in a Rehabilitation clinic. A
science graduate from Western Ontario and a founding member of
IHI (India Health Initiative) at Western Ontario.
Items needed by the volunteers to take to India for the benefit of
the disabled children
- Beach balls
- Lego blocks
- Vulcro catch
- Play Dough
- Coloring books
- Tennis balls
- Badminton rackets and
- Table Tennis rackets
- Small Tennis rackets
welcomes donations of any of the above items – new or used. HCI also welcomes
cash donations for these items.
you are interested in making donations for the above items please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Places in India where the volunteers
will offer their services
- Nalamdana – at Chennai
Nalamdana, meaning "Are you well?" in Tamil, is an organization based in Chennai,
South India. It uses innovative communication methods to provide knowledge about
health to illiterate audiences. Response-driven participatory street theatre, interactive
games and puzzles, audio and video cassettes, tele-films, small group workshops,
television serials - Nalamdana explores the full range of communicative possibilities
to reach out to people.
TEDDY TRUST at Madurai - www.teddytrust.com
Undertakes AIDS awareness program and AIDS education
- Amar Seva Sangam – At
Ayikudy, Tamil Nadu
“for the disabled by the disabled.” Offers:
Home for the Disabled Children
Program for Community Based
Vocational training Centers
Caliper Making Unit.
Hostel for youth in training
IGNOU Special Study Centre
Nursery School and high school
Spastic centre for mentally retarded
Prevention ,early detection program for