Partnerships For Change® Profile of Projects in India
Partnerships For Change® established a long-term relationship with the Franciscan Nuns at the Bon Secours Convent to promote and build a Women’s Empowerment Center in the village of Sendivakkam, India. Over a 2-year period, PFC raised the necessary funds to secure the completion of the Women’s Empowerment Center and provided new sewing and embroidery machines along with community water well. The new facility offers the women training and counseling to design, produce and sell their embroidered fabrics. For the first time, these women are encouraged and empowered be self-sufficient and consequently provide income to house, feed and clothe their families. For many, it is the first time their children are able to attend school.
The dedication and ground breaking ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Center was attended by Partnerships For Change® members, Andrew Michael, Jacqueline Miller, Kathy Shade Hooper and Rich Diefenbach, along with Students For Change.
Partnering with the SamarpanMovement which has built and equipped with some medical personnel a clinic with an innovative building practice that uses locally-sourced recycled materials. PFC is working to expand the medical equipment, personnel, and medical technology for this clinic that raises hygiene awareness, provides medical treatments to the 95,000 residents on the island.
Partnering with the C.E.D. Society to build and staff the Girls Institute for Technology (G.I.F.T) to serve disabled girls in northern India and Nepal
Partnering with local organization to develop a health clinic near Monrovia. Land for the clinic has been acquired. Partnerships For Change® is certified with the government of Liberia to develop this and doing so with the “community health promoter model” of BRAC.
Partnering with C.E.D. Society and affiliating with Johns Hopkins Hospital to develop the first ever Women-focused health clinic for maternal and fetal health and the prevention of disease. Land for this clinic has been acquired.
Partnering with the Samarpan Movement which has acquired the rights to land to build a fully equipped hospice and rehabilitation facility clinic with an innovative building practice that uses locally-sourced recycled materials.
The Jaipur Foot is the largest organization of prosthetic devices, which dramatically changes the lives of many amputees. One of the most technologically advanced enterprises in the world, it serves the poorest in society and was named by Time Magazine as one of the 50 best inventions in the world. PFC networks Jaipur Foot to innovators and funders to expand its work.
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