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    Day Of Joy

    Day Of Joy

    Day of Joy-Beauty Sahara along with Dansk Indisk Bornehjaelp Denmark gave our clients-60 women, 40 children,20 Men a Day of Joy and Beauty. This day was a whole new experience, a stress-free day where their children were looked after, food was provided so that they didn’t have to cook lunch or dinner. Most of the women's entire household or family are absolutely reliant on them to provide for their emotional needs, care when they fall ill, food on the table, education etc.. They are never able to think about tomorrow as their today is all that they exist for. When it comes to the women, most of these women put themselves last, in terms of nourishment, and care. They are extremely fatigued, and since the entire household is dependent on them, it is a luxury for them to be concerned about themselves. So, the day of joy allowed the children to just be children having fun together as a group, helping each other out, experiencing different types of games and sports which they have n[...]
    Holi At Work

    Holi At Work

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    Memorial Service For Neville Selhore, Founder of Sahara CFRCAR & Sahara Aalhad.

    Memorial Service For Neville Selhore, Founder of Sahara CFRCAR & Sahara Aalhad.

    A memorial service was held for Neville Selhore, Founder of Sahara CFRCAR & Sahara Aalhad. Board Members, staff, family and friends attended the service reminiscing on the many aspects if Neville's persona from his humour to his dedication to Sahara Aalhad. May his soul Rest In Peace. [...]
    Crisis Nutrition

    Crisis Nutrition

    Crisis Nutrition given to eight families[...]
    Students Make A Difference

    Students Make A Difference

    Skit by student volunteers from Indus Business School about Domestic violence, alcoholism - issues that are prevalent in Wagheshwar- it opened up many avenues to give messages on a variety of topics.[...]
    P & G Distribution

    P & G Distribution

    On the 11th December the KCA ViiV and P & G Team distributed @proctergamble safe water packets to approximately 150 people and 51 families 10 Ante Natal Care new Registrations.[...]
    Overcoming Setbacks

    Overcoming Setbacks

    The Sahara Care Team managed to conduct an OPD inspite of a 4km traffic jam, services were provided to a total of 30 clients.[...]
    Tshegohaco Motsemme- Fill That Gap Visit

    Tshegohaco Motsemme- Fill That Gap Visit

    Fill That Gap, an organization that sends volunteers to different parts of the world to provide inputs, share experiences and to work in organizations. It’s a synergetic and reciprocal relationship between the volunteer and the organization. Tshegohaco Motsemme, RN, RM, BN, MPH, a public health consultant arrived in Pune, India on the 7th of September 2017 for a month to volunteer in Sahara Aalhad, an NGO that works in the field of health care using a community strengthening model. The assignment was, primarily, to do capacity building to empower staff to deliver services efficiently and effectively to improve quality of care/service. During the first week, the volunteer made observations of all the activities and the purpose behind them. In the evenings, Tshegohaco worked on presentations that were to provide the organization’s staff with information they needed to work on for better outcomes and efficiency. In addition, the participants and management, too, suggested some topics t[...]
    Sahara's OPD

    Sahara's OPD

    Number of beneficiaries attending Sahara's OPD on the 13/09/2017. Total - 60 Children - 15 Timing - 11.30 - 1.15 Note - Mainly women and children attended - men had mostly gone to work.[...]
    Health Day at IIEBM(Indus Business School)

    Health Day at IIEBM(Indus Business School)

    Talk/Interactive Session against smoking and drug abuse by Elizabeth Selhore Executive Director Sahara Allahad on 1st August 2017 from 1.50 pm to 3.20 pm. Hence they plan to have people speak on various topics related to health and fitness. The audience consisted of 1st year of MBA students at IIEBM (Indus Business School) at Wakad. The number of students expected to attend the session would be approx 180.Since youngsters, these days easily give in to peer pressure and take up unhealthy habits like smoking and rampant drug abuse (most of them coming away from home environment for the first time in their lives and tasting "freedom") , the session against smoking and drug abuse needs to address issues related to the ill-effects of the same and make them desist from indulging in these unhealthy practices.[...]
    Senior Care In- Charge Santosh Solanki with medical students at the Sahara Aalhad / KCA Care Home,  Wagholi
    B J Govt Medical College & Sasoon medical students  interact with Sahara Aalhad clients and staff.

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    Alliance HIV India Visit

    Alliance HIV India Visit

    Alliance HIV India visit Alliance HIV India visited the Sahara Aalhad DIC at Pimpri and conducted 2 Focus Group Discussions (FGD), the first with Female Partners/Spouses and the second with Women Who Use Drugs. The day started with an Introduction by Pemu Bhutia ( Alliance regional technical support unit – South Asia) and Suthirtha Dutta – Program Officer – Alliance HIV India) who came to facilitate the visit. The Staff were introduced to the Female participants and the Visitors. The first FGD started at 11am and ended at 3pm. Topics of Intimate Partner, Domestic, Social, Familial, and other kinds of Violence. The participants were asked to share their own experiences in this regard. Many women shared their experiences with regards to violence. The FGD ended with a Thank you, and all their names were taken down, and all 42 women were paid the amount of Rs 250.00 along with a snacks hamper worth Rs 100.00. The second FGD started with 7 FIDU’s and Pemu and Suthirtha The topics of[...]
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    Ankita Pawar

    Ankita Pawar was orphaned at a very early age and was cared for by her neighbours. The community elders decided to get her married to a man more who was more than thrice her age.Her husband was an abusive alcoholic.He put her to work as a maid and used the money that she earned cleaning, washing clothes and dishes for alcohol consumption. No one came to help. After months of being abused Ankita packed her bags and moved. At the bus station she booked a ticket for Pune where life handed her some unfortunate cards. When Ankita was admitted into the Sahara Aalhad/KCA Care Home after living with HIV for a year and was on anti-HIV drugs for 8 months. She had complied with all treatment, a moderate gastroenteritis episode She made an amazing recovery. Soon, she found a job looking after two toddlers and cooked for another in the evenings, she earned well and the Care Team – a bubbly, effervescent and entertaining. But we soon realized that this was a facade. It was difficult to get A[...]
    Global Day of Action-Support Don't Punish

    Global Day of Action-Support Don't Punish

    Today our voices have been heard loud and clear as we took to the streets of Pune, India for the World Drug Day rally, Global Day of Action on 26th June 2016... All members of Sahara Aalhad IDU community, our service providers, supporters and friends of Sahara Aalhad participated in this event. There was an incredible spirit of unity and positivity in the air as we went shouting and chanting the slogans in support of our IDU community, their families and near and dear ones. The event was followed by an indoor program such as sharing testimonies of IDUs and adjourned with snack and delicious lunch to all the participants. The evening saw a soccer match with Pune Novotel hotel at Fun Fitness Club in Viman Nagar where all the participants and friends were given the "Support, Don't Punish" t-shirts. This all would never have been possible if not for the great effort and initiatives by the "Support, Don't Punish" campaign. Thank you so much for making all of this possible. This has been a [...]
    Keep A Child Alive-Glenn Bozarth

    Keep A Child Alive-Glenn Bozarth

    Mr. Glenn Bozarth, a KCA Board member, visited the KCA supported "Bhavishya Project" . The Sahara Aalhad team along with Glenn and his close Indian friend Sonu first visited Wagheshwari Gaon, where they witnessed the Procter and Gamble safe water project in action. After which they visited the Sahara Aalhad Care Home , Wagholi, interacted with staff, clients, professionals as well as volunteers . They were very impressed with the confident and articulate Adolescents Support Group. At the Care Home Sahara introduced Glenn and Sonu to Rajinder and Mangala, who have been given a micro credit loan by Bhavishya partner Saahasee. It was amazing to see how well the couple and their family have prospered with the comprehensive approach of the "Bhavishya Project" The 1GD (100 Good Deeds) team demonstrated their prowess with the "Lucet" and Glen and Sonu had the good fortunate to meet the children of the 1GD team, a majority of whom are young widows. At the KCA / Sahara Yerwada cli[...]
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    Global Day of Action "Support, Don't Punish"

    Global Day of Action "Support, Don't Punish" was conducted by Sahara Aalhad on 26th June 2015 to stand against stigma and discrimination for people who inject drugs and their families.   The rally began with a talk  followed with a street play for the community members of Pimpri to spread the message of safer practices and to increase knowledge and awareness of the disadvantages caused by stigma and discrimination of people who inject drugs. The participants afterward marched towards Pimpri-Ambedkar Chowk. During the rally the banners and slogans were chanted repeatedly by the PWID community and the  members of the N.G.O and service providers . The event was adjourned with indoor join interaction program between IDUs and community members. At the end of the program, lunch and cold drinks were provided to the participants.  [...]
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    EATON

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