Archive for November, 2009

News from MS Chellamuthu Trust

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Madurai, India-based MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation (MSCT&RF) celebrated World Mental Health Day in October by publishing this plan to help alleviate and cope with metal illness.

News from FOHRD, India

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

The High Court of Tamil Nadu has given a landmark order directing the lower judiciary and police officials to treat the apprehended prostitutes as victims of trafficking and they should not be penalised and sent to prison.

Instead they have to be sent to rehabilitation/protective homes run either by government or NGOs.

Tree cheers!

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

An Indian civil servant, SM Raju, has come up with a novel way of providing employment to millions of poor in the eastern state of Bihar.

His campaign to encourage people to plant trees effectively addresses two burning issues of the world: global warming and shrinking job opportunities.

TME spells AIDS help

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Thare Machi Education was formerly known as the Starfish Initiative but due to confusion with several other charities we reverted to the name that was originally registered with the Charity Commission.

Thare Machi means starfish in an Indian language. Why starfish? – because of a story I heard in Uganda about a young girl walking along a beautiful beach and the tide was going out and thousands of starfish were left dying. She went along and threw them back into the water.

Christmas concert for Kids for Kids

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

A candlelit Christmas concert organised by Kids for Kids takes place on Thursday December 10. Venue is St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey and the event, which features The Fanfare Trumpeters of HM Grenadier Guards and aims to raise money for children in Darfur, Sudan, starts at 7pm.

TAMWED November newsletter highlights

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Highlights from TAMWED’s November newsletter include the sad news that Chair Gill Gorbutt has died after a long illness. Gill was hugely popular and actively involved with many community projects. She will be missed by many of those who referred to her for sensible and thoughtful advice

Visit of Swan Bakery President Kaitsu Ayumu

Monday, November 16th, 2009

During the summer the second GliPub meeting at Nezu welcomed Swan Bakery President Kaitsu Ayumu. Mr Ayumu had previously visited Shanghai and Nanjing in May following a GLI invitation. He greeted guests from enterprises, NPOs, medical care and universities and talked about what Japanese social enterprises can do in Asia.