Monday, November 24, 2014

NGO News Around The World.

Helping villagers with proper roofs over their heads in Raigad village

NGO promotes gender equality in the north

Executive Director of the Northern Sector Action on Awareness Centre (NORSAAC), Alhassan Mohammed Awal, has called for an end to outmoded customary practices which contribute to social and economic marginalization of young females in the society.

With emphasis on Northern Ghana where social exclusion of women in decision making is pervasive, he said NORSAAC would not give up its desire to nurture young females to assume their rightful positions in life..More Read

Haul up Malay NGO for seditious PTPTN remark, says UM student leader.

 The coalition of Malay rights groups should be charged under the Sedition Act for suggesting only Bumiputeras be exempted from repaying their National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loans, says a Universiti Malaya student leader today.

The Universiti Malaya Students Association (PMUM) president Fahmi Zainol said that Putrajaya should wield the Act against the coalition for making the ethno-centric statement that could incite racial tension among the multi-ethnic community in the country.

"How about prosecuting them under the Sedition Act because they are creating tension among the races. How was it that others can be hauled up but they are not?

"Maybe the NGOs are cronies to the ruling coalition... But I feel they should be brought to justice for coming up with such a statement," he told The Malaysian Insider.

It was reported yesterday that the coalition of Malay rights groups, led by Perkasa, urged Putrajaya to consider allowing only excelling Bumiputeras to be exempted from repaying their PTPTN loan.

In their National Unity Memorandum, drafted by a committee headed by Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali, the group also wanted Putrajaya to take immediate action over the phenomenon of many non-Bumiputeras being exempted 100% from PTPTN.

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Take a bow, young lady!

In the coming months, Vanita Kariappa, 20, may well have shut down Rangmanch, the NGO she co-founded and take up a teaching position to support herself and her mother.

She is really hoping she doesn't have to do that. Because even as she is empowering children from low-income communities in Mumbai, they are enriching her life too.  » Getahead » Take a bow, young lady!
Take a bow, young lady!
Last updated on: November 18, 2014 00:09 IST

In the coming months, Vanita Kariappa, 20, may well have shut down Rangmanch, the NGO she co-founded and take up a teaching position to support herself and her mother.

She is really hoping she doesn't have to do that. Because even as she is empowering children from low-income communities in Mumbai, they are enriching her life too.

This is her story:

Vanita Kariappa is learning to be patient.

Her class was to have started a little over 40 minutes ago but the kids are yet to settle down.

In fact all of them -- Vanita included -- are just about done clearing up the mess that someone left behind.

For the 'class' is a stage located at the entrance of a chawl and a slum in south Mumbai.

It serves as a platform for a theatre or a dance or music performance.

There is a huge cricket scoreboard resting against one of the walls, a table tennis table on one side and assorted objects of all shapes and sizes lining the three walls.

Vanita visits this community space twice every week -- on Saturday and Sunday -- to teach the kids from the surrounding chawls and slums about theatre and the performing arts under the aegis of Rangmanch, an NGO she has co-founded.

The classes start at 4 pm and last two hours.

Today there has been a 40-minute delay because someone who used this space before didn't bother cleaning up.

Things like this, Vanita says, have taught her to be patient.

"If I plan something, I like to see it accomplished," she says. "But when it comes to dealing with kids, plans always go haywire!"

But Vanita, 20, cannot imagine herself doing anything other than working with children.

She would rather spend her weekends organising classes for kids and then attend a meeting to discuss her learnings with the other co-founders rather than go partying like most kids her age would.

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NGO retiree decries withheld benefits

A RETIREE of a now-defunct non-government organization (NGO) has cried foul over the delay in the grant of her retirement benefits despite securing an order from the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) asking the NGO to pay her.

Claimant Andrea Maria Patricia Sarenas, a retired deputy director of the now-defunct Mindanao Commission on Women (MCW), told Sun.Star Davao through Facebook chat that she has been denied her retirement benefit worth P437,499.99, thus she filed a money claim with NLRC.

She retired from the NGO in 2012 and has been following up the payment of her retirement benefits ever since.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Our Kind Hearten Chairman.

Our Kind Hearten Chairman Mr. Mr. J. Udagedara (JP), never stay behind when there is need for humanitarian help. See here, there was an accident happened and our Purawesi Lanka Foundation President was passing that way and he jumped down to assist those who were involved in that accident. He never hesitate to support people in need any where at any time.

Our Chairman Mr. J. Udagedara (JP) was walking on the street when he came upon a small family that was trying to keep their life up with selling "Vada" on the road side shift make stall. He helped them in some way to keep up their business to go on.

Friday, June 6, 2014

UN Refugee Agency Latest Request.

UN Refugee Agency made a request through Twitter.
We make a fresh appeal for donors to urgently step up funding for refugees in

Monday, May 19, 2014

Our Web site is now modified.

It is nice to inform you people that we had changed our website lay out recently.
Any how we need your support to run our projects.
If you have any idea with new projects suggest them and fund it, we will carry on with it.
So you can send us Financial support or Material support.
For local donations there is tax relief from the income tax department, if you provide monetary support to our course.
To Send us Financial support

Purawesi Lanka Foundation
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Peoples Bank
Sri Lanka

PLF (Sri Lanka), the local level NGO for the poor.

PLF (Sri Lanka), NGO with vision to help poor to have better life, is working on the path to improve the life standards of the local Sri Lankan people who are living in poverty stricken areas. Each and every human of this world needs nutritional food and clean drinking water. Here in Sri Lanka some people living in the rural areas lack with them. We as a local level NGO, working hard to eradicate this problem by providing the poor with enough food and clean drinking water at root level in the villages, when there is need.
Our staff used to visit villages and educate villagers on preserving the earth soil with minimizing the artificial fertilizer usage. Provide them with latest farming technology and getting more return for their hard work in the field.

We take much care to provide knowledge and training programs for local women to lead theirs and their families to be out of poverty by providing necessary advice, training and equipment.

Young people who are the future of Sri Lanka are provided with vocational skills and with other educational programs to make them to have a perfect life in their future.

We used to get in to contact and assist al those families and individuals who are affected by natural disasters like strong winds, flooding, land slid and so on.

All the efforts that carried out by our office administrative staff and the volunteers are welcomed by the local communities while many foreign individual and organizations are appreciating them through media reports.

PLF (Sri Lanka) was inaugurated as National level local Non Government Organization in the year 2008.Later it was registered under the registration of Social Service Organization Act No L143304 of 2010. From then onwards it is tirelessly focusing and working on community social welfare and small scale livelihood activities throughout the island, specially in the underprivileged remote areas.

You can donate any amount for our charity and community works through our help page. These funds will be diverted directly to the poor community through various methods.