Dear friends,

Your support till now has made it possible for Anubhuti to reach where we have today.

Reach-out to over 10000 youth, women and men; 4 programs running on ground in areas of youth leadership, sexual & reproductive health, mental health and community development; intensive work in two communities; advocacy with two municipal corporations; our youth having presented at city and state level conferences; and our work having being recognised by statenational and international awards – your support has made this possible in the span of two years.

Advancing our main program of youth leadership, in early June we plan to organise a two-day residential camp with the youth groups of Kolegaon (Dombivali East, Thane Dist.) and Bamanwada (Vile Parle East, Mumbai). This camp will be a crucial step in organising these youth (15 to 22 years) for shouldering community development initiatives. The camp follows a 7-day summer camp we had in April, in which they learnt many personal and social skills such as communication, mobilisation, financial literacy, scientific enquiry, theater, photography and so on.

“The knowledge we have learnt here – this will only grow and become effective when we organise, when we take this to the rest of the village. It is now our responsibility to work with more youth, women, families – so that they too come out of ignorance..” – said Akash (youth leader of Kolegaon), 18 years, after attending our summer camp last month.

This sentiment expressed by the youth was the driving force in organising this residential camp, which will be an advanced training to help them develop as social change leaders. There will be sessions on:

  • group bonding,
  • group formation,
  • social action,
  • strategies for social change,
  • understanding history,
  • understanding law,
  • youth and social change.

We are writing to you with a heartfelt request to support this camp in whatever way possible. Please find below the budget for the same:

Budget Head Details Amount
Travel 60-seater bus x 2 trips x Rs. 7000 Rs. 14000
Lodging Rs. 200 x 70 youth Rs. 14000
Food Rs. 250 x 70 youth x 2 days Rs. 35000
Resource persons (field experts) Rs. 2000 x 4 experts Rs. 8000
Stationery Rs. 1000 x 2 days Rs. 2000
Total   Rs. 73000

All support will go directly towards the above camp – as can be seen there are no administrative costs.

You can donate directly through bank transfer:

Account name – Anubhuti Charitable Trust

Bank – Union Bank of India, Vile Parle (East)

Account number – 319701010036887

IFSC – UBIN0531979

Or pay directly through our donate button.

Also, any help in finding subsidized lodging, travel options near Mumbai will be much appreciated.

Hope to continue thus together in our struggle for a better, more equal society.