FFC Pune - Old Age home Visit


FFC – Pune chapter organized a visit to an old age home “SAHYOG” which is close to PICT College. First there was a briefing in the college about the past experiences and the planned activities for the ones who were coming for the first time to the old age home from the ones who had been there before.

We had a group of 8 people and the activities we planned included dancing, singing, story telling and encouraging the people from the old age home to share their experiences. We carried the laptop for playing music. When we reached the old age home we found that they were waiting for us. We started by having a conversation with the members of the old age home. Initially they were a bit hesitant but after a while they started interacting normally. There were people from various states and backgrounds so at first language seemed like a barrier, but as time progressed we realized that our conversation was not constrained by language.

The people who came to the old age home also did a commendable job. Once they were comfortable with us then we had a small intro of our group and asked them to talk about themselves. Initially they were not sure about what to speak, but later each one gave a nice intro. Then we started with some entertainment stuff as per our plan. One of our members, Pranali and Ashwin did a wonderful job with her dance .Also Abhishek did a few steps from his dance in college cultural program. There was one girl from neighborhood who is a regular visitor there, she also joined us and showed a few dance steps .Also we all joined them and shook a leg with the real dancers. We got our new friends with whom we had talked that evening on the floor and made them dance. It was heartening to see them smile and clap and dance. Every one of us enjoyed and shared that beautiful moment with each other.

After the dance we asked the members of the old age home to sing a few songs and one of them obliged us with a wonderful song from the yesteryears. He was followed by many others and this really lightened the mood and the evening really became a fun evening. Many of them sang Bhajans .

We bid them bye and took a promise from us to visit them again, wished us the very best and said that they would wait for us to return.

Sheetal N,
Member FFC Pune

Dental Check Up Camp


FFC organised Dental Check up camp for all at School 2 of FFC, opposite Hitvada office, Rahate Colony, Nagpur on 15th March 2009. The camp was organised for children, adults, elders and old people of the area. FFC and the Dental Dept of Lata Mangeshkar College(LMC), Nagpur came together for the camp.

FFC volunteers were present at the event and the interns from LMC conducted the dental check up camp. The interns and the doctors did the check up of approximately 60 people and the patients who were found with problems were routed to Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur.

The doctors and the interns taught the children brushing techniques and other relevant information on brushing and eating habits. They also distributed informative brochures, toohpastes and toothbrushes, bananas etc to the children and others.

FFC has adopted the place in all ways and takes the complete responsibility of the welfare and upliftment of the place where it works. FFC strives for the overall development of the people of the place it adopts and tries to provide complete care in all possible ways it can.

FFC reaches out to people and tries to give maximum benefit to all.

We welcome your support and suggestions!!!!

Keep Caring and Keep Lovong.......!!!!

Fund Raising For FFC

Funds has been difficult for FFC as every month FFC volunteers contribute within themselves to raise fund for their activities as there is no fixed channel of sponsors or donors for FFC. FFC volunteers took this platform of Marathon to win the prize money in order to do much more for their slum children and other activities.

Friends For Care volunteers took part in an event organised in Nagpur named "Nagpur International Marathon for Peace and Non-violence on Shahid Diwas" held in the orange city Nagpur.

Event details:

Venue: Kasturchand Park, Nagpur
Date: 30th January 2009
Time: 6.00am
Dignitaries Present at the event:
Many noted film and television personalities were present at the event. Also present were Former-MP of the city Shri Datta Meghe, City Municipal Commissioner Aseem Gupta, Mr. Abinav Bindra, Hussain and Urvashi Sharma, Mr.Muttemwar,Vidharbha girl Vaishali Made etc.

Brief Report:
There were many groups, college and school students who participated in the event. There were people dressed up in peace messages and other anti-terrorism messages. Also there were races for different categories like for women, for men, 21km, 42km, and there were races for the handicapped, senior citizens and others.

The people round the city took part in the Marathon. Apart from students, there were many NGOs who took part in the Marathon.The event motivated people round the city to come forward and take part in the event and join hands against terrorism and stand for world peace. The highlight of the event was that it was International and it brought together many individuals all around the world on one platform.
FFC won:

FFC volunteers were dressed in "Peace Messages Dresses", which were collectively prepared by FFC volunteers. Volunteers showed undying spirit for the preparation of the event to raise funds for FFC and also FFC volunteers took part in the 1.5 km race. Around 35 FFC volunteers took part in the 1.5km walk and sang slogans for peace and messages. The volunteers made special wrist bands, head bands and other messages and were dressed in fitness attire.

FFC volunteers won the following prizes:
Best Dressed Female: Ms. Zainab Dhamangaowala, Rs.7900
Best Dressed Male: Mr. Arshad Dalla, Rs.4900
Mr. Chaitanya Nerkar, Rs.2900

So FFC volunteers successfully managed to raise Rs.1600(appx) for FFC and the money would be used for the welfare projects run by FFC.
A special thanks to Superhitz 93.5 SFM , Nagpur and their team for their support and cheer.
We are proud of our volunteers and the hardwork!!!!
Come be a part of this change........."be the change by being the change......"
Ms.Sharmin Malik
FFC Founder-President
Keep Caring and Keep loving.........