Sambhav Foundation works in the areas of rural and urban development, child education and women empowerment through advocacy, direct program interventions and capacity building of the community to access the benefits of the state programs.
This year Sambhav has adopted an orphanage called Anandashram in Thane, which takes care of 34 orphans & abandoned children mostly from tribal communities, and provides them shelter, nutrition and education.
Activities in FY13:
1) Health programmes: In FY13, Sambhav focused on health related activities especially on Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in collaboration with the Maharashtra State Anti-Tuberculosis Association. The NGO managed to conduct several activities relating to health awareness during the year.
2) Educational programmes: During the year, 290 children in difficult circumstances were provided education, counselling, shelter and other support. Assistance was provided to students in terms of free books and other educational material.
3) Community Awareness campaign: Sambhav conducted more than 100 street plays in Mumbai and Thane in public places like railway stations, bus stops, parks etc. on diseases like HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Dengue etc. and issues like Anti-Natal care, Girl Child Infant Mortality etc. They also screened a film on TB Lakshmi Ki Kahani with the help of CBOs and NGOs in collaboration with the Maharashtra State Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Sambhav had conducted 25 awareness sessions in rural areas and more than 80 sessions in urban areas about health and personal hygiene, gender discrimination, Prenatal and antenatal care, TB-HIV, Malaria etc. and also conducted free health check-up camps, eye check-up camps etc.
4) Rural Development programme: Sambhav has continued with rural development activities like education provided to children, health awareness campaigns, training and orientation for farmers, self-help groups and rural youth. The NGO has trained more than 100 farmers about organic agriculture, provide them with seeds and triedto uplift their financial condition by providing employment opportunities in the field of agriculture.