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Help Laxmi Build A Home For Acid Attack Survivors

"When dreams die, they do not make much noise. When hopes are crushed, the signs are soundless."

Acid corrodes gently. Eating away at her skin, bones and her dreams. The rest of her life begins now. A battle against unending, excruciating pain, deformity, social negligence, ostracisation and an invisible justice system. When a girl is attacked by acid, she is also relegated to the fringes of society, consigned to its dark recesses. Often, forced to hide away from society.
It is these faces that Chhanv Foundation and Stop acid attacks attempts to bring to light, from behind the veil, neglect and fear. Stop Acid Attacks is a call, a campaign against the brutality of acid violence. When we launched on March 8th, 2013, a determined resolve to bring these unseen, unknown stories to the fore, guided us.
Chhanv Foundation works as a bridge between survivors and the society, as the two come to stand isolated from each other when a girl is attacked with acid. The foundation provides them urgent and adequate medical and legal aid, and rehabilitate them by finding alternate sources of income. It also connects them with potential donors and supporters for these urgent needs. Most significantly, the organization's endeavor is to motivate and strengthen the survivors. To reassure them that confidence can be the spring in their step, and faith can fuel their dreams.

About Laxmi:

Laxmi is the director of Chhanv Foundation, an NGO dedicated to helping the survivors of acid attacks in India. Laxmi received a 2014 International Women of Courage award by US First Lady Michelle Obama. She was also chosen as the NDTV Indian of the Year
Laxmi was just a teenager and studying in 7th standard when she suffered acid attack by one her acquaintances, a 32-year-old man whose advances she had rejected.
Laxmi has been a campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks campaign. It was Her petition that led the Supreme Court to order the central and state governments to regulate the sale of acid, and the Parliament to make prosecutions of acid attacks easier to pursue.
What are they fundraising for:

A project to establish and operate a trauma relief center for women and girls, survivors of acid attack. In acute cases of acid attack, the model will provide post-hospitalization relief and care to patients of severe acid burns victimized in the attack, especially women and child, to help them recover from the physical trauma and social stigma caused after an acid attack.

The project can be imagined in four essential board. Each board requires resources to function.Description of the essential boards are given below, further, it is described for required resources.

Relief & Care
Major functions:
• Medical consultation
• Counseling sessions with the distressed
• Routine medical check-upsRequired resources
• Routine visits of physician, gynecologist, physiotherapist
• Doctor’s cabin for consultation

Assisted Living Abode
Major functions:
• Provides clean, hygienic and cool environment to the beneficiary after the hospital discharges
• Maintaining a healthy diet plan
• Assistance with nursing careRequired resources
• Clean, hygienic bedrooms equipped with air-conditioners, wardrobe, etc.
• Common kitchen and toilets
• Nurses, attendants, and housekeepers for assisting acid burn patient

Recreation and Training
Major functions:
• Skill and vocational training schedule
• Personality and Grooming
• Recreational rehabilitation of the acid attack survivorRequired resources:
• Common hall space for recreational activities, equipped with a TV and PA sound system
• Participation of volunteers and other skill trainers in the training programs

Administration
Major functions:
• Case Report: Documentation of acid attack case
• Need assessment of acid attack survivor
• Treatment schedule• Accounts of expenses
• Administrative routines of the projectRequired resources
• Staff acquisition: Accountant, Project Information Officer, Receptionist, etc.
• Office equipment: Desks, computers, stationery, almirah, etc.

Why should you contribute?

The foundation wishes to start initially with a crowd funding goal of 10 Lakhs and seeks your support.

The following is an estimated capital budget that shall be spent on the establishment on the project:
Particulars                                                              Estimated Expenses (In Rupees)
Abode (Bedrooms, Kitchen & Toilet)                    300,000.00
Conference Hall                                                         60,000.00
Office (Furniture, Peripherals, Security, etc.)      200,000.00
Total Capital Expense                                             560,000.00
 
Your contribution will help in saving lives and give them the courage to restart a new life. 
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11th March 2019
Dear Friends,

Thank you for your love. We are overwhelmed with the kind of support we received to make this project a success. Post the Gala Meet 2018-19, sheroes home is continuing its normal operations. At present baby, Ayesha who ingested acid mistakenly has been provided accommodation along with her father. Along with this few other survivors of acid attacks have been provided assistance financially.

We are looking forward to making a few special arrangements on the occasion of Holi to bring the colors in their life.

Thank you 

 
Dear Friends,

Thank you for your love. We are overwhelmed with the kind of support we received to make this project a success. Post the Gala Meet 2018-19, sheroes home is continuing its normal operations. At present baby, Ayesha who ingested acid mistakenly has been provided accommodation along with her father. Along with this few other survivors of acid attacks have been provided assistance financially.

We are looking forward to making a few special arrangements on the occasion of Holi to bring the colors in their life.

Thank you 

 
28th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Below are some images from the gala meet. Thank You once again for making it happen!

















Dear Supporters,

Below are some images from the gala meet. Thank You once again for making it happen!

















24th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Here's an update.

The Sheroes Gala Meet (SGM) 2018 was held from 20 to 21 December 2018, with about 50 acid attack survivors from across the nation and hundreds of visitors to the conference and exhibition. The 2018 event entrenched thought leadership within the Sheroes Hangout projects in Agra, Lucknow, and Delhi to continue to create a more sustainable campaign against acid violence and to ensure more help to the beneficiaries of Sheroes members.

Entitled “Sheroes Gala Meet”, this two-day summit brought together experts and the survivors. We hosted a total of 8 different personality development sessions such as counseling, meditation, and games. It brought together the survivors from 5 states of India for the first time. An exhibition on the journey of campaign Stop Acid Attacks from year 2013 was also a highlight of the event. The event saw a very high level of survivor members taking part.

- The dialogue session witnessed new members such as Malini, Mamta from Orissa, Pooja and Vimla from Delhi, addressing the key challenges in the rehabilitation of acid attack survivors.


- The event had the participation leading activists working on the similar issues, researchers, welfare agencies, volunteers and parents/relatives of survivors.

- The Summit helped shape the business management of cafe projects through knowledge exchange. The forward-looking agenda was designed to enable the employees of Sheroes to stay up to date with the latest developments and opportunities. In this regard, there was strategic insights from the board members, group leaders, volunteers and staff members, as they tackled the most relevant issues: reach-out to more survivors, improving the business of cafe projects, creating new job opportunities for more acid attack survivors.

- Mumbai based musician and singer Harpreet opened the party in SGM. His unique songs of determination and peace and the compositions of melodies derived from the poems of ancient Urdu poet Kabeer and Punjabi poet Pash were the unique experiences for all the attendees.

- Session of Sunil Yogi was to help survivors develop a breathing method to open the energetic channels of body and mind, based on work on the seven chakras and yoga techniques.

Sheroes Gala Meet 2018 ended on a high note, with a strong commitment for the campaign Stop Acid Attacks. The Chhanv Foundation could attract many distinguished people who shed their insights to ensure a strong network for the campaign. Then platform also garnered excellent remarks in the ability to provide attendees an opportunity to network as well as interact with management of the Chhanv Foundation.

We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the supporters of the campaign for making this successful debut event possible, first of its kind in India.

Looking ahead, Sheroes Gala Meet 2018 will drive the momentum towards Sheroes Gala Meet 2019.
You can also Participate in our campaign against Acid Violence

If you wish you join us for the campaign Stop Acid Attacks, which we are keenly looking forward to, here are some ways to join our team.

As an expert: If you have got something extraordinary knowledge to share, please let us know.

As a Trainer: If you have got some art/talent to entertain/inspire others, don’t hesitate. You can give tuitions to the girls who are appearing in collage exams and job related exams, else you can teach English (also online) and computer to the girls who work at Agra and Lucknow locations.

As a volunteer: At Stop Acid Attacks, we don’t work as a typical  organisation but as a family and you are most welcome to join in with whatever time you have after in your daily routine.

As a member
We all are working hard here just to make sure that Acid Attack survivors get to find what they are seeking for in most suitable and comfortable way. So, if you are a survivor of acid attack or you are in contact of any such individual kindly allow us to help her/him.

As a funder

Our vision is a future where no one in India loses their life to acid attacks and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.Your donation will help us: Save lives through CHHANV FOUNDATION into lifesaving interventions and spreading awareness, change lives after acid attack, helping people to rebuild their futures with our specialist support.
Dear Supporters,

Here's an update.

The Sheroes Gala Meet (SGM) 2018 was held from 20 to 21 December 2018, with about 50 acid attack survivors from across the nation and hundreds of visitors to the conference and exhibition. The 2018 event entrenched thought leadership within the Sheroes Hangout projects in Agra, Lucknow, and Delhi to continue to create a more sustainable campaign against acid violence and to ensure more help to the beneficiaries of Sheroes members.

Entitled “Sheroes Gala Meet”, this two-day summit brought together experts and the survivors. We hosted a total of 8 different personality development sessions such as counseling, meditation, and games. It brought together the survivors from 5 states of India for the first time. An exhibition on the journey of campaign Stop Acid Attacks from year 2013 was also a highlight of the event. The event saw a very high level of survivor members taking part.

- The dialogue session witnessed new members such as Malini, Mamta from Orissa, Pooja and Vimla from Delhi, addressing the key challenges in the rehabilitation of acid attack survivors.


- The event had the participation leading activists working on the similar issues, researchers, welfare agencies, volunteers and parents/relatives of survivors.

- The Summit helped shape the business management of cafe projects through knowledge exchange. The forward-looking agenda was designed to enable the employees of Sheroes to stay up to date with the latest developments and opportunities. In this regard, there was strategic insights from the board members, group leaders, volunteers and staff members, as they tackled the most relevant issues: reach-out to more survivors, improving the business of cafe projects, creating new job opportunities for more acid attack survivors.

- Mumbai based musician and singer Harpreet opened the party in SGM. His unique songs of determination and peace and the compositions of melodies derived from the poems of ancient Urdu poet Kabeer and Punjabi poet Pash were the unique experiences for all the attendees.

- Session of Sunil Yogi was to help survivors develop a breathing method to open the energetic channels of body and mind, based on work on the seven chakras and yoga techniques.

Sheroes Gala Meet 2018 ended on a high note, with a strong commitment for the campaign Stop Acid Attacks. The Chhanv Foundation could attract many distinguished people who shed their insights to ensure a strong network for the campaign. Then platform also garnered excellent remarks in the ability to provide attendees an opportunity to network as well as interact with management of the Chhanv Foundation.

We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the supporters of the campaign for making this successful debut event possible, first of its kind in India.

Looking ahead, Sheroes Gala Meet 2018 will drive the momentum towards Sheroes Gala Meet 2019.
You can also Participate in our campaign against Acid Violence

If you wish you join us for the campaign Stop Acid Attacks, which we are keenly looking forward to, here are some ways to join our team.

As an expert: If you have got something extraordinary knowledge to share, please let us know.

As a Trainer: If you have got some art/talent to entertain/inspire others, don’t hesitate. You can give tuitions to the girls who are appearing in collage exams and job related exams, else you can teach English (also online) and computer to the girls who work at Agra and Lucknow locations.

As a volunteer: At Stop Acid Attacks, we don’t work as a typical  organisation but as a family and you are most welcome to join in with whatever time you have after in your daily routine.

As a member
We all are working hard here just to make sure that Acid Attack survivors get to find what they are seeking for in most suitable and comfortable way. So, if you are a survivor of acid attack or you are in contact of any such individual kindly allow us to help her/him.

As a funder

Our vision is a future where no one in India loses their life to acid attacks and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.Your donation will help us: Save lives through CHHANV FOUNDATION into lifesaving interventions and spreading awareness, change lives after acid attack, helping people to rebuild their futures with our specialist support.
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Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Chhanv Foundation info_outline