Maya’s Dream Fundraiser on Sept 29, 2017

The Board of Directors of the CHILD Foundation has identified and approved the following priorities for 2017:

(1) Assist the Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial and The Rotary Foundation in implementing a project: to install 1,350 bio-sand filters in the village to prevent water-born diseases among children. This project is well underway and will be implemented by December 2018.

(2) Assist the Rotary organization in installing an X-ray machine at the hospital.

(3) Examine feasibility of extending the reach of the hospital by providing services to outlying areas through medi-van.

Upcoming Fundraiser In support of Maya Devi Hospital in India:

Fifth Annual Dinner, Silent Auction and Entertainment

Friday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m.
The Magnolia Banquet Hall
900, 5075 Falconridge Boulevard NE, Calgary

Tickets: $100; contact bmckb@gmail.com or call 403-475-0160

Funds raised by the Foundation for the purpose of these projects will be used for them. Since the CHILD Foundation is a CRA-registered charity, all donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be issued promptly.

Thank you to everyone for your support!

See below for pictures from the Event!

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Success of 2013 Fundraising Campaign

As per the Foundation’s strategy, our 2013-14 goal was to equip the hospital with necessary utility infrastructure and medical diagnostic and laboratory equipment to enable a higher quality health care delivery.  To fulfill this goal, we needed to raise $71,000.

We are very proud to announce that we have achieved our 2013 fundraising goal with the assistance of Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, Rotary Club of Calgary South, Community Initiative Program of the Government of Alberta, Rotary District 5360, and The Rotary Foundation. Plans are in place to implement the projects mentioned above. On behalf of thousands of underprivileged women and children in the rural community of Sarurpur Kalan, India, we are very grateful to our sponsors and express our appreciation and thanks to them. We have already begun to implement the following priorities:

 

    • Make provision of 24/7 electricity by installing solar panels to produce 5 KWH/h electricity,
    • Purchase laboratory equipment to enable simple blood and urine analysis on site, and
    • Purchase other surgical and medical equipment including a portable ultrasound machine.

A Compelling Case:

Prior to the opening of this hospital, the fatality rate among women and children under the age of five years was an estimated 4,000% higher than in developed countries. An estimated 1,200 children were born in the village every year and about 130 died every year before reaching the age of five year. In addition about 15 women lost their life during delivery alone.

As part of its vision, the CHILD Foundation aims to reduce mortality rate by 80% or save over 100 lives every year. The five year average operating cost of the hospital is estimated to be about $70,000 per year. In cold financial terms, it means that a life of a new born baby or his/her mom can be saved by investing barely $700. What a compelling case!