Village of HOPE Foundation is extremely happy to announce that our founder and Managing Trustee Dr. Rajeev Thomas was honored to be nominated to the Advisory Board of the World CSR Congress 2015. You will see his name in the following link. http://www.worldcsrday.com/advisory-council_2015.html
The Village of HOPE Foundation (VoH) organized a Christmas celebration at St. Thomas Care Home in Keevalur – Chennai. This care home is house to over 30 orphaned or abandoned boys who are provided residence, food, clothing, and education.
VoH was proud to join hands once again with the Social Work Students and staff of Mar Gregorios College – Chennai who were handling all the organizing and logistics for this full day program.
Aged from 5 – 19, the children together with their care takers enjoyed a full day of activities on 22 December Sunday. The program included sports, cultural activities, Christmas carols, Skits, and most of all interaction and brotherhood with students of the college. Breakfast for 60 persons including the inmates, their care takers, the social work students and their teachers, followed by refreshments, boost, lunch including Biriyani, evening snacks and tea were all arranged. The 30 inmates and their care takers each received a pair of new dress as our gift for Christmas including shirt and pants.
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We are so happy to announce that the Village of HOPE Foundation has been granted approval by the Indian Income Tax Authorities for 80G exemption. This means that donations to the trust made in India are eligible for tax exemption under section 80G of the IT Act. Individuals and Organizations who give donations to the activities of VoH can claim exemption according to the prevailing rules.
We consider this a major milestone and a recognition for the genuine activities of the Village of HOPE Foundation, and it opens up more opportunities for our supporters to donate towards our activities.
Village of HOPE Foundation organized an Awareness Workshop on Mental Retardation on 8 April 2013 at the Peventhar Tamizh Vazhi Mazahaliar Thodakkap Palli, Chennai.
Activities included group sessions, lecture, break-away activities, and team building activities. The students went back with enhanced awareness about Mental Retardation and as children who would accept those with MR into their midst.
The students returned after a special lunch hosted in their honour by the Village of HOPE.
Another milestone in creation of awareness and empathy in the society. Do not miss the videos of this workshop on our YouTube channel which can be reached by clicking the icon on the top right side of our website.
Village of HOPE Foundation has successfully organized the first Seminar on Mental Retardation and Psychiatric Social Work together with Mar Gregarious College Chennai and Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust on September 2012.
Hundreds of students from all walks of life, especially Social Work students from various colleges in Chennai participated. They were inspired by the messages of all our resource personnel drawn from the best in the industry.
The Village of HOPE believes in creating awareness and empowering the youth of tomorrow who will carry our message forward to the future generations. This will pave way for a more understanding and compassionate world for the children and youth with disabilities to live in and flourish, thus reaching their full potential.
Village of HOPE is joining forces with Prem Nivas, Sri Arunodayam, and Mar Gregorios College Chennai to sponsor the Annual Symposium on Mental Retardation and Psychiatric Social Work. Hundreds of youth from all over Tamil Nadu are expected to attend and gain from this symposium. Await updates and photos soon.