New Project

During the upcoming year (2016-17), we propose to undertake the following social projects:

      i.        Implementation of e-learning Program in Ahmedabad Municipal and District schools:

Under the Rotary India’s TEACH initiative, our club proposes to implement the E-learning Program in more than 1000 public primary schools of Ahmedabad District and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. This E-learning audio-visual software is approved by the Gujarat Education Department and is based on the prescribed curriculum for grades 1 to 8. This will make the learning experience for children more interesting and enjoyable. 

    ii.        Child Development of children of Paldi Kankaj village in Ahmedabad District:

Under another Rotary India’s TEACH initiative, our club proposes to collaborate with All India Rural Empowerment Program (AIREP) for the development of children of Paldi Kankaj village.  This village is located 20 kms from Ahmedabad and in 2008, AIREP started working in this village. What began with just 10 kids and 1 VolunTeacher is now 700+ kids and 100+ VolunTeachers. The dream of these 700 children is to make Paldi Kankaj an ideal village in India and Team Metro wishes to help them in fulfilling this dream.      

 

   iii.        Rehabilitation of bootlegger women:

One of Rotary International’s six Areas of Focus is ‘Economic and Community Development’ which emphasizes on income generation and savings for women. Our club proposes to work with theNGO ‘Wings to Fly’ (initiative in collaboration with the Ahmedabad Police Department) for the rehabilitation of bootlegging women by providing them with sustainable employment opportunities. There are more than 200 women in the city of Ahmedabad who wish to renounce bootlegging and embrace a respectable way of earning a living not only for themselves but also for their children.

 

   iv.        Helping differently abled people:

People believe that persons with disabilities are not able to make a significant contribution to the community, and that they are somehow not of equal value as normal members of the community. An Ahmedabad based NGO, 'Ability on Wheels', works to change this perception. They help specially-abled persons to be part of the main stream community by helping them obtain a driving license and modifying their vehicles to suit their disability. Our club proposes to work with this NGO to raise funds to publish a book on how differently abled people can obtain a driving license and also to launch a taxi service for differently abled people in the city of Ahmedabad, a first of its kind in the country.   

 

    v.        Thalassemia awareness week and blood donation camp as a District Event:

Thalassemia Major is a serious genetic blood disorder, which affects more than 100,000 children in our country. These children need lifelong blood transfusions for their survival. Blood transfusions result in a built-up of undesirable iron in their bodies which can prove fatal. 95% of the educated Indian population is unaware about Thalassemia. A simple awareness regarding this disease can help to reduce the number of children born with Thalassemia. Rotary District 3051 has decided to conduct a district event on Thalassemia Awareness from 22nd-29th September, 2016, and our club will be hosting club for this week-long program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   vi.        Vocational Awards:

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations. Within the prevue of this object of Rotary, we wish recognize and felicitate individuals whose occupation/vocation/service is unconventional but which makes a significant contribution to the community at large.

  vii.        Rotary-Preneur:

The second object of Rotary Vocational Services is dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. Under this object, we wish to encourage our senior Rotarians to come forward and become mentors and share their knowledge and experience with young professionals, entrepreneurs and Start-Ups to achieve their career aspirations. We propose to provide a platform whereby senior Rotarians can pass on their knowledge to young professionals and entrepreneurs by organizing monthly ‘Rotary-Preneur’ meetings at our Rotary Centre. This may also help us to attract these young generation to Rotary.    

viii.        Garba night for old age home residents of Ahmedabad:

Community Service is one of the Avenues of Service of Rotary. This object of Rotary encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. We propose to organize a garba night for residents of old ages homes of Ahmedabad during the festival of Navratri. 

 

   ix.        Distribution of warm clothes to the underprivileged:

The Community Service Avenue of Rotary covers the projects and activities clubs undertake to improve life in the community. There are many underprivileged persons in our community who are deprived of the bare necessities of life such as food and warm clothing. This project will be undertaken in November, at the start of winter, where warm used clothes will be distributed to the needy and underprivileged.    

 

    x.        Donation of bicycles to needy individuals:

For most of us, a bicycle is for joy rides but for many, it is a means of livelihood. For such people, a bicycle solves the problem of mobility, positively impacting their life and empowering them to change the life of their families. The mobility a bicycle provides allows them to travel greater distances in a shorter length of time, transport much more weight and/or earn their livelihood. We propose to distribute bicycle to such needy individuals in the community.