onsdag 30 september 2015

Healthy corporate social responsibility - charity fit

Do you want to encourage your employees and contribute to their health,
Me and Noomi, prep-work for the 18th

while helping women and girls who are victims of human trafficking?

Then register for "Bengaluru Marathon 2015" and make a small donation by using the link below (you can give 500 rupees, or more, it is totally up to you). The run takes place on the 18th of October. You do not have to run of course. Walk, jog or run. For the really active ones there is the full and half marathon (42 and 21 k), but you can also do the 5 k run. It does not matter, as long as you show your support to less fortunate people!

Human trafficking is a crime against
humanity, and it needs our attention
Do something for your health, at the same time as you are doing something good! You can also simply pep others simply by making a donation! Why am I doing this? Because development issues, such as women and children’s rights, are for me crucial core issues to work with in order to promote democracy, and hence to combat injustices. And human trafficking is a crime against humanity which needs our attention.

Whether you are overloaded at work, or a full-time mom, there is nowadays no excuse not to exercise really (unless you are sick of course). As most of you probably already know, exercising regularly (at least 30 minutes in total every day) not only improves your body's fitness, it also reduces stress. Being active can boost your immune system, self confidence and distract you from your daily worries - so come and join us at the run! And yes, I will also participate, of course.


These former victims need our help

torsdag 3 september 2015

Site visit with a swedish guest

Its been a couple of weeks since I visited the girls in the shelter. This time I decided to bring rice, daal, maida, spices, detergent bars, shower cream, and hair oil. I also brought a swedish friend, Dan, from our community. We drank tea, and the girls proudly showed him around in the shelter, and we also greeted a mom with a 3 month old baby. The mom, being a former victim of sex trafficking, is now being rehabilitated in the shelter. Thanks to organisations such as Vidyaranya, she and her baby is doing relatively ok. Dan donated some clothes and shoes, which will help them in the shelter, and if not there the other projects or people in the sorrounding community will benefit from this.

After the tour inside the shelter, we continued to the cleaning facilities, and the girls showed us a broken door. As it turned out, Dan is a handy man, and he agreed to fix one the "bathroom doors". It was a bit tricky though to take the measurements for the door cause there was no electronic lightning out there, since one former victim had committed suicide (using the lightning). As I have mentioned here earlier, one door is broken so the neighbors can have a peek in on the girls when they perform their essential needs.

We also discussed the previous event, at Mövenpick Hotel, and the girls seemed really pleased with it. I am really looking forward to the next event, and I hope that more caring people, such as Dan, take interest in helping victims such as these girls and women. Even the simplest things can really make a huge difference in someones life!  

Social worker Indira and Shilpa, and our swedish guest Dan.