Venue : The Mother's International School, New Delhi
Our volunteers started the year by organizing a waste paper collection drive at Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi. The day was 9th January 2015 and on this day, at around 11 am 15-20 members of our team went to The Mother's International School and started the campaign by collecting old notebooks, discarded newspaper and old sheets of paper. The drive lasted for 3 hours and once sufficient amounts of waste paper were collected, they were sent to a Parvaah-associated mill for recycling.
Date : Saturday, 21 February 2015
Venue : Gautam Nagar, South Delhi
In the month of February we organized an anti-plastic drive at Gautam Nagar, South Delhi. Apart from the 20 Parvaah volunteers who played leading roles, residents and students from the neighborhood also actively participated in the campaign. A total of 170 cloth bags were distributed and awareness about the harm caused by plastic bags was also spread through word- of-mouth.
Date : Sunday, 08 March 2015
Venue : Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi
Parvaah participated in an educational seminar held at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi on 8th March, 2015. Our volunteers sold products made out of waste paper and talked about the 3R`s--Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. At the event our team members also spoke on –
Besides, in the month of March 2015, the team members of Parvaah closely worked with Mr. Vivek Bhushan, one of the founding members of Bhagta Bharat. On all 4 Saturdays of the month, they helped in organizing small races for the underprivileged children. They explained to the kids the importance of physical activity and how it could help in maintaining good health.
Date : Sunday, 19 April 2015
Venue : Malviya Nagar, South Delhi
Parvaah volunteers, assisted by Malviya Nagar Resident Welfare Association, organized a tree plantation campaign in the Malviya Nagar locality in South Delhi. The drive took place on 19th April 2015 and 140 saplings were planted.
Date : Thursday, 28 May 2015
As we are aware, nations across the world have sent financial aid to Nepal to reconstruct what has been lost. Given the depths of the destruction caused not only financially but emotionally, Parvaah has decided to donate whatever useful supplies possible by local people. As citizens of the world, we should do everything in our hands to help those in need. PARVAAH is thankful to those who donated useful supplies and help us in this movement. On 28th May, 2015, team Parvaah sent a donation cheque and many bundles of new clothes to the C.M. relief Fund, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Date : Saturday, 20 June 2015
Venue : Arya Orphanage, Daryaganj, Delhi
A team of Parvaah student volunteers visited the Arya Orphanage in Darya Ganj, Delhi and talked to the children about the importance of education as well as the need to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. It was great speaking to the kids. We had sweets together and above all it was their innocent smiles that made us feel rejuvenated for the rest of the day.
Date : Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Venue : Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
On 15th July 2015 we participated at the AnkurMela (Ankur Rakhi Bazaar) where designer/extra absorbent cotton collection, and towels -- all sizes, napkins, block printed bedspreads and scarves designed by our women workers were displayed for sale at a nominal price. The event was held at the Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri in New Delhi and at the Parvaah stall, we received a phenomenal visitor response which motivated us to increase our production range.
Date : Sunday, 16 August 2015
Venue : Ambabari Colony, Jaipur
Our tiny volunteers went door to door and conducted a food grains collection drive at Ambabari Colony in Jaipur. The collected food grains were distributed to the needy people living in nearby areas.
Date : Saturday, 12 September 2015
On 12 September 2015, our female volunteers residing near Sarojini Nagar in South West Delhi came together for a cause-to collect and distribute food grains in the neighbourhood.
Date : Sunday, 27 September 2015
Venue : Bambala Institutional Area, Jaipur
September 27, 2015 is an unforgettable day for us. That day our team staged a Nukkad Naatak on the theme of women`s empowerment at the Bambala Institutional Area in Jaipur. The play ended with clapping and cheering from the audience and it was indeed the best reward for the efforts put in by our volunteers.
Date : Monday, 12 October 2015
Parvaah feels that “every child is an artist” and so this weekend we organized a small art camp for the children at PrathamShiksha. Prathamshiksha is a school for the underprivileged and is a platform for learning for those who cannot afford education and several basic yet crucial necessities. The team, including ManavKedia and ArnavBhasin along with Apurva Kothari, RupalGupta ,Prafful Jain and YashAgarwal as the photographer, taught the children how to make paper bags out of recyclable materials, handle acrylic colours and to express their thoughts on canvas.
The camp proved to be fruitful both for the children and the Parvaah team. Parvaah believes that as a result of this workshop the students at PrathamShiksha will be able to visualize the world with different lens. Hopefully, they will persistently push their imagination and creativity to 'think outside the box’.
Date : Monday, 19 October 2015
Parvaah members addressed the issue of Sexual Abuse to the school children of Sarvodaya Kanya Co-ed school, Hauzkhas, New Delhi. This was done with the help of Delhi Police. A movie on GOOD/BAD Touch was run in their auditorium to increase awareness. The purpose was also to increase the confidence of the children in the Delhi Police. A Suggestion/Complaint box was placed in the school so that the children could come forward to register their complaints.
Date : Sunday, 08 November 2015
Venue : Jaipur, India
The Parvaah team paid a visit to “Vatsalya”, a school for orphans in Jaipur that provides maternal affection and care to poverty-stricken children. Our volunteers carried brushes, paint containers and other paint supplies to the school and painted its meditation centre with lively, eye-catching colours.
Date : Tuesday, 01 December 2015
#GivingTuesday is an international movement started by world’s premier Stanford University with an objective to propel people from across the boundaries to give back to society. The university features people and NGOs on its website that make a difference in the society by helping the underprivileged in any way. Witnessing the winter on Delhi’s streets, the Parvaah team distributed blankets, jackets and sweaters to underprivileged children, elders, and needy people on 1st December, 2015. For this social welfare activity, we were featured by Stanford on its website.
Date : Friday, 25 December 2015
Venue : Jaipur, India
The team members of Parvaah spent Christmas this time in a different way. We carried plum cakes and Domino`s Pizzas to the “Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh Sanchalit Primary School for Blind Children” and distributed them among the students there. We spent joy-filled moments with them, listening to their life stories, their wishes and aspirations and it was the best Christmas gift we had ever received.