The Q1, 2012 Newsletter summarizes operations as of December 31, 2011.
Dr. Evelyn Jain, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary, volunteers at the Hospital.
The CHILD Foundation is pleased to advise that its partner, MOTHER Foundation, organized a health screening camp in the village of Sarurpur, India. Health screening included tests such as blood pressure, blood sugar, urine urea, etc., conducted right at site. Two doctors, three technicians and 22 local volunteers provided their services from 11 am to 5 pm. Lines were long and, by the end of the day, about 175 local villagers took advantage of the free service.
It was a huge success at many levels as described below: (a) it was the first actual service provided by MOTHER Foundation under the umbrella of the Maya devi Charitable hospital Service Committee) which was recently formed by MOTHER Foundation and consists of local volunteers in the village performed exceptionally well.
For most people, it was the first opportunity in their lives to be involved in this type of activity. Volunteers expressed their gratitude for being included and many had tears of joy at the end of the day, (c) We received a huge response from the village which speaks to the health care need. MOTHER Foundation was expecting about 100 ‘patients’ to visit the camp, originally scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm. But operating hours were extended to accommodate most people. Eventually some people had to be turned away because doctors had 2-3 hours of travel to their homes.
The CHILD Foundation is an operating name of Canadian Health, Immunization and Learning Development Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to provide basic health care and health education to underprivileged children and women in rural India.
The Foundation was granted the charitable status by Canada Revenue Agency in 2011 and its registration number is 83380 7803 RR0001.
The Foundation held its Second Annual “Maya’s Dream” Fundraiser (Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction) on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 6:30 PM, at Magnolia Banquet Hall, Calgary. The event was a huge success and it raised over $30,000, enough to pay salary of medical staff at the hospital for the next one year. We wish to thank all sponsors and friends for their generous support.
Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial Events:
Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial (RCCC) is a huge supporter of Maya Devi Charitable Hospital. RCCC is holding two events as follows. We request everybody to support these events:
1. Bleachers Seat tickets – Please visit RotaryCentennial.ca and order your tickets for Stampede Parade now. Tickets are only $30 each. You will have a wonderful experience.
2. Beatle and Beer event – This is an annual fundraiser of RCCC to be held on June 7 in support of mental health. Please contact me for tickets which are $75 each. You will have a memorable evening.
More specifically, the Foundation’s objectives are to provide the following services in rural India on a charitable basis:
In collaboration with Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, Rotary Club of Calgary and many other supporters, the Foundation has built a hospital in the rural community of Sarurpur Kalan, just 50 km North of New Delhi. This 20-bed hospital began to provide essential health care services to women and children on October 2nd, 2011.