Welcome to Sahakarini
Local Effort for Global Challenges
Established 1979 Camrose AB
Special Fund Raising Appeal for the Primary Healthcare Clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal (Friends of Shanta Bhawan, FSB)
Urgent Medical Need in Nepal
Friends of Shanta Bhawan (FSB) in Kathmandu Nepal, a charitable organization, has made an urgent request for funding to resupply their Clinic’s shortages of medicines, dressings and laboratory supplies. The facility daily serves the medical needs of of a marginalized and impoverished local population of 30,000 and assists about 100 patients daily. The pandemic has severely reduced its meager revenue which has greatly reduced its ability to resupply clinical resources. The accompanying videos and photographs highlight the Clinic’s patients, services and facilities. Please help, with your generosity, those who are helping others during these difficult and uncertain times.
We are addressing this specific need as a one time funding for this Primary Health Clinic to address an urgent need. This is not part of our earlier contract commitment but a response to their current crisis.
The following videos and slideshow will acquaint you with the work of the FSB Primary Healthcare Clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal.
We encourage you to consider a donation to this special Appeal during this Christmas Season🎄
Payment may be made by: a mailed cheque to the Sahakarini office (Box 1685, Camrose, T4V1X6 ) dropped off at the Sahakarini Office (4920-50 Street Main Street Mews Building) or ATB Cares @ https://www.atbcares.com/donate
Sahakarini Loaves & Fishes Fundraising Event 2020
Door Prize draws for those who purchased tickets for the Virtual Loaves and Fishes will occur mid December after ATB donations have been received. The door prize items are as follows:
Large tray of homemade baklava (Litsa Tryphonopoulos)
Food box containing locally grown / produced food items (Naomi and John Pattison-Williams)
Three locally made fruit pies (Marilyn Murray)
Three-tiered torte (Sharon Gilbertson)
Door prizes will be delivered to the winner’s home in about six weeks after the event or a date to be determined by the winner.
Sahakarini Project Funding
Sahakarini has contracted with trusted partners in financially supporting their local projects. All funds raised from the annual L&F supper are crucial to meeting these obligations. Any additional donation for supporting our overseas projects is not only encouraged but much appreciated.
Currently Sahakarini is funding (described in our Fall Newsletter) a variety of life changing projects: http://sahakarini.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Fall-2020-Newsletter-7.pdf
In Nepal, a not for profit women’s and children’s primary healthcare clinic.
In Africa, a women’s soap making project and village distribution of bio sand water filters.
In India, a women’s micro loan project.
All donation moneys will be fully credited with a tax receipt. Payment may be made by: a mailed cheque to the Sahakarini office (Box 1685, Camrose, T4V1X6 ) dropped off at the Sahakarini Office (4920-50 Street Main Street Mews Building) or to ATB Cares (@www.atbcares.com.donate).
Sahakarini Supports Projects
Projects are the heart of Sahakarini’s mandate. We are always looking for opportunities to work with trusted local partners in developing countries. We have found over the years that the kinds of projects which give the most benefit to the vulnerable and marginalized are those which combine a committed and efficient local partner with the hard work and motivation of those who benefit from the project. One of the constants in our projects outlines below is the hard work, commitment and motivation of the beneficiaries. To learn more about our projects, click on the tab at the top of the page titled PARTNERS AND PROJECTS – CURRENT AND ONGOING PROJECTS
Project News in Brief
Nepal: Kathmandu Primary Health Care Clinic
Sahakarini announces a new, two-year project launched in January 2018. The project, in partnership with Friends of Shanta Bhawan Primary Health Care Clinic, will enable the clinic to enhance its pediatric and maternal health care services and achieve ongoing sustainability.http://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/current-projects/-projects https://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/nepal-primary-healthcare-clinic/
Tanzania: Project SHINE
Project SHINE is a collaborative research project between the University of Calgary (Global Health and International Partnerships) and the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. The project aims to build the capacity of youth and communities to develop and sustain locally relevant strategies to prevent parasitic infection and improve sanitation and hygiene in Ngorongoro Conservation Area schools and communities.
As part of its work, SHINE has formed a working relationship with the Canmore-based Rocky Mountain Soap Company to teach community members to make high quality soap. An article about the soap-making project can be found in the Rocky Mountain Outlook. https://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/tanzania-project-shine/
India: Pipal Tree Children’s College
Through one of our board members, Professor Varghese Manaloor, University of Alberta. Augustana Campus, we were introduced to Pipal Tree, a non-profit trust established in 1984. Pipal Tree initiated the Children’s College in 2011 near the Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district of Karnataka to assist disadvantaged Adivasi children belonging to Jenu Kuruba and Yerava Adivasi communities to complete school education. http://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/current-projects/-projectshttps://sahakarii.org/partners-projects/pipal tree-projects/
Kenya: Sand Dam #4
Sand dam #4 Kitile is now completed. The dam captured large amounts of water in the Nov/Dec season. The sand of the dam filters the water, making it safe. Read the final project report here. http://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/current-projects/-projects