COMMUNITY
OBJECTIVES
1 To finance projects for women’s upliftment
2 To sponsor environmental awareness and conservation projects
3 To facilitate unique and innovative community initiatives
ACTIVITIES
Children in Progress (CHIP) Read More
  • 5-year partnership with CHIP, Mumbai — an NGO working with the city’s underprivileged municipal schoolchildren.
  • Funded theatre and art programmes, computer classes and judo workshops for more than 500 balwadi children in an after-school programme.
  • 300 children benefitted from Diwali and summer camps supported by the Foundation that included dance, yoga, basketball, origami, women empowerment and painting workshops among others.
  • Other initiatives in partnership with the NGO — book donations, English reading programmes, industry exposure and career fairs.
NGO working for Children in Mumbai Students from a Municipal school at our English reading programme organised by Children in Progress
Blue Shores Prison Art Project Read More
Margaret Mascarenhas and Swatee Nair, initiators of the Blue Shores Art Project
  • A unique prison art pilot programme conducted at the Central Aguada jail in Goa to give a pre-selected group of inmates a chance to execute their prison terms in a meaningful and creative way.
  • It established the idea that the prison is as much about reform as it is about punishment by documenting positive behavioural changes and exploring the implications of this experiment.
  • Things We Lost in the Fire — A Memoir, a unique exhibition of paintings by the participants of this Project, was held at the Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts. Attracting more than 2,000 visitors, the exhibit was the culmination of a four-year pilot syllabus.
Environmental Initiatives Read More
  • Collaborated with the Tree Public Foundation, an environmental NGO, to plant 12,000 trees near Premier Ltd.’s factory in Chinchwad, Pune.
  • Supported a doctorate research in botanical studies.
Dr. Mohan Agashe, actor and theatre personality, planting the 10,000th sapling for the Foundation’s tree planting initiative in Chinchwad, Pune
Happy Home and School for the Blind Read More
Atul Kasbe, a beneficary of our programme with Happy Home and School for the Blind, training on the drums
  • 4 music scholarships for the institute’s visually impaired children conducted by the Furtado School of Music Education.
  • Rahul Gajjal, one of the beneficiaries has been awarded the 'Furtado School of Music's Highest Achievement Award for the Year' and has also secured 91% in the Trinity College exams for piano training.
  • Nitesh Sonawane, our other beneficiary has done us proud by securing 91% at the prestigious Trinity college exam for piano training, which is a record breaking achievement in itself.
  • We continue to support these upcoming maestros in their music education and is proud of the progress they have demonstrated through the program.
People of Chara Chhavani receiving Food grains Donated by the FoundationRead More
  • Donated food grains to 1,200 draught-affected villagers of the Satara district of Maharashtra.
  • 22 villages were helped from this initiative.
Chara Chhavani
Apne Aap Womens’ Collective (AAWC) Read More
NGO for Women Empowerment A Medical Camp Organised for AAWC by the Foundation
  • Associated with Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) — an NGO working with marginalised women and their children since 2007.
  • Funds provided for medical check-up camps for toddlers between ages 2 and 6 and education and vocational skills for older children.
Summer Party for the beneficiaries of Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC)
Back by popular demand, for the third consecutive year, the Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation organized a summer party for 80 beneficiaries of the Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC), an NGO working with children of Mumbai's biggest red-light area. The Umang and Udaan participants (ranging from 3 to 13 years of age) savored the fruit of the season 'Mango' with ice-cream- a great way to beat the heat. Songs and games added merriment to the afternoon, with representatives of the Foundation actively participating with the children. The event took place on 29th May 2015.
Summer Party for the beneficiaries of Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC)
Soft skills and alternate skills training for Umeed beneficiaries of Apne Aap Women's Collective
Soft skills and alternate skills training for Umeed beneficiaries of Apne Aap Women's Collective

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation took up a unique initiative to provide the Umeed beneficiaries of Apne Aap Women's Collective (AAWC), one of the Foundation's NGO partner working with women in brothel based prostitution, with alternate skills to empower them to leave prostitution permanently.

After having looked into the needs and requirements of the community, AAWC through its outreach workers spread word of training women in a hair, beauty and spa program, wherein 21 women enrolled for the pilot course that was to be conducted at AAWC's center for one hour for 3 days a week, for 3 months. As a part of the program a soft-skills training was also organised in association with the Image Consulting Business Institute. The training taught the beneficiaries about basic grooming, ways to introduce themselves and interact in public forums as well as Financial management. The beneficiaries were delighted to learn these new concepts and were more confident and motivated at the end of the training.

Make-a-Wish Foundation Read More
  • Partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring smiles to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Prerna Chavan enjoys a boat ride on her birthday with the Make-A-Wish plaque.
Equal Community Foundation (ECF) Read More
  • Partnered with ECF to tackle the problem of discrimination against Indian women by working with men to offer them an opportunity to study and practice gender equitable behaviour.
  
National Association of Disabled's Enterprises Read More
  • Supported the National Association of Disabled’s Enterprises, Mumbai (NADE) in their effort to set-up a ‘Readymade Garments Making Project’.
Environmental Film Read More
  • The Foundation partnered with Conservation Act Trust (CAT) to fund a documentary on the environment.
Seva Sadan Society Read More
  • Funded an education and skill development programme for girls from Mumbai’s underprivileged society in partnership with the Seva Sadan Society.
Jain Community Service Read More
  • 5-year partnership with the Ahimsa Prasarak Trust, Mumbai — a public charity trust with an aim to spread education through book donations, fellowships and scholarships.
  • Funded the publishing of ‘Swanand Vidyamruit’, a book on Jain history and architecture in Marathi and Sanskrit.
Education Audiology & Research Society for Hearing Impaired Infants and Children Read More
  • Partnered with the Education Audiology & Research for Hearing Impaired Infants and Children to provide more than 50 economically disadvantaged deaf children with hearing aids.