Walkathon 2008

To create a platform to interact with people from all walks of life and spread awareness about our mission and our vision of every child getting a right to education.

 Date 20th July, 2008
 Venue Kanteerva Stadium, Bangalore
 Target Audience People from all walks of life
 No. of participants

Walkathon 2008 was an initiative of Aashayein Foundation. On this day people from all walks of life came together to walk for spreading the awareness of importance of education. It was a 4.5km walk which started at Kanteerava stadium. The chief guest for the function was Mr. Manivanam founder of Heart and Soul foundation. About 300 – 400 people had come for the walk. There were software professionals, house wives, business men, senior citizens people and most important the kids. 40 kids of “Sahakari Vidya Kendra School, Jayanagar” were also there to cheer the people who had come for the walk. These kids are from a group of about 180 kids whom we are providing education this year through one of our project “Bacche Mann Ke Sacche”. Also, to make the Walkathon colorful we had colors. As the people completed the walk they left their memories behind with their palm prints and their thoughts on bill board.

Aashayein Weekend Summer Camp

 Date 5th April to 18th May, 2008
 Venue Sahakari Vidya Kendra, Jayanagar, Bangalore
 Target Audience 5th, 6th and 7th Standard Student’s of Sahakari Vidya Kendra
 No. of participants

This is the project which is presently being carried out by us 'Aashayein Week End Summer Camp' for 'Sehkari Vidya Kendra, Jayanagar'. The objective is to have learning while having fun and thus making good use of the coming holidays.

What is being done in the Summer Camp?
  • Exciting trip to Planetariums and Museums.
  • Special Training to students in School on their Favorite subject: Art/Music/Science/General Knowledge/Dance.
  • Food/drinks will be provided to children during the Camp.
  • Exciting prizes at all stages for the children
  • Parents and children are invited for the Prize Distribution and celebration on Sunday, 18th May, 2008, which will be a big media event.
Duration of the Summer Camp: 12 classrooms on every Saturday and Sunday between 5th April to 18th May.

Timings: Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 12 pm.

Art Mela

 Date 2nd Feb, 2008
 Venue Sahakari Vidya Kendra, Jayanagar, Bangalore
 Target Audience Students of Sahakari Vidya Kendra
 No. of participants

As a part of our new initiative "Techno Kids", we organised our very first event named "Art Mela" on coming Saturday 2nd FEB 2008. It was a Colorful day with a Drawing Competition held for school kids .This was also the first session where all of us met the kids and got to know their world. The inputs from kids provided us with useful information, which was used for planning our Summer Camp. The kids were asked a list of questions.
A very Generalized topic was given for the Drawing , to give them a chance paint their world with bright and wonderful colors which showcase the talent hidden in these kids and their unique outlook for each topic. Around 350 kids will took part in this event. The Movie "Taare Zameen Par" has come out with a very exciting concept and new outlook for such events.

One year Celebration

 Date 6th Jan, 2008
 Venue Little Sister of the Poor, Hosur Road, Bangalore
 Target Audience Members of Aashayein Foundation and Little Helping Hands
 No. of participants

We had invited Dr.Sangeetha – She is a Visually Impaired but an extraordinary person. She is first ever in Karnataka to complete her PhD and Women Studies. She does lot of community services. She has also been awarded by Abdul Kalam and honored by Queen of London as well. It was wonderful having her as a chief guest. She shared with us all the difficulties she had faced in her initial life and how she overcame all those and how we as an organization can learn from her experience in trying to change the way society perceives and treats underprivileged people and how we can change their perspective and make them aware and responsible of their duties towards society and nation.

Children Day Celebration

 Date 17th November, 2007
 Venue Cafeteria Oracle Office, Banargatta Main Road, Bangalore
 Target Audience Students of Government School Dairy Colony and Government School SG Palya
 No. of participants

As part of the Children’s Day Celebrations, Aashayein Foundation and Sahayoga jointly organised a program on 17th November 2007.  We began with sowing 7 saplings in Government Higher Primary School, Diary Colony at 8:30. From 9 till 10:30 we screened an animation movie, Bal Ganesh. This was followed by quiz for 10 mins. We also had a story narrated by Sharon (Sharon is a teacher in England). She narrated the story in English and Aparna translated in Kannada for the kids. The kids were really fascinated and gripped by the story. In the end we gave goodie bags to each student which had chocolates, wafers, pencil and a packet of juice.

Choti Si Asha

 Date 7th October, 2007
 Venue Ganesh Bagh, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Road, Bangalore
 Target Audience 70 kids of BMKS, their parents, 300 students from 3 orphanages:
 Sumangali Ashram, Asha Deep and Sneha Nilaya
 No. of participants

Cultural competition between orphanage children. The first biggest and successful event for Aashayein Foundation that reaffirmed what we stand for was held on the 7th of October, 2007, at Ganesh Bagh, on Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Road (Infantry Road). Through Choti Si Asha we celebrated the awareness of two projects: Bacche Mann Ke Sacche (BMKS) and Sur Tarang. Many important people graced the occasion. From our chief guest Shri. Lakke Gowda to the judges for the music competition, each person was a stalwart in their own field. As a part of Sur Tarang music competition and nurturing musical talents of kids from various ashrams was held on October 7 2007.  We held a preliminary round in the orphanages where we selected 3-4 children per participating orphanage. The finals were held on October 7 2007 and prizes were awarded to children. Boisterous cheers of the crowd and the happy faces added to energy of the event. At this juncture we would like to thank the teachers and principals of the Sahakari Vidyalaya in Jayanagar 9th block and Al Ameen School in Shivajinagar for their immense support in making this initiative a grand success. We got food sponsored by Akshaya Patra ISKCON, and the venue for the event by the President of Ganesh Bagh, Shri Parasmalji Roonwal. Aashayein Foundation will like to thank all our sponsors.

Choti Si Asha was a huge event, an event we all will hold very close to our hearts. We also had coverage by television (DD Chandana) and newspapers (The Hindu and Deccan).

Independence Day Celebration

 Date 15th August, 2007
 Venue Government School, Dairy Colony, Bangalore
 Target Audience Students and volunteers of Aashayein Foundation
 No. of participants

Aashayein Foundation conducted a drawing competition at Government Higher Primary School, Dairy Colony, Bangalore on 15th August 2007 to celebrate 60 years of independence. The theme for the competition was India. Drawing books and crayons were given to every child who participated. The main idea behind this event was to celebrate Independence Day with promotion of talent and with joy. This was also a platform for our guests to participate with the children in the competition. All our members and guests teamed up with children and asked them questions about India and gave them their inputs. It ended as one of the most memorable Independence Day having spent great time with kids and taking a trip down the memory lane while painting with them.

Aashayein Waves

 Date 16th June, 2007
 Venue Kanamangala Village, Kolar
 Target Audience Students and local villagers
 No. of participants

One of our member, Sreekanth, had the idea of performing a musical for the school children. So, on June 16th 2007 when we were heading for the phase 2 of our book distribution at Hospet and surrounding villages, Cognizant's music band 'Waves' pitched in and performed for the children with just a week of practice. The children really enjoyed the show, and were effervescent with enthusiasm. A few enthusiastic boys even danced for all the numbers and they particularly enjoyed the kannada songs and started singing in chorus. Despite of all the challenges it was definitely a major achievement for both Waves and Aashayein.