The motive of this project is to provide shelter for Homeless people, students coming in Mumbai for their competitive exams, relatives staying outside the hospital and various other reason for being homeless. Hygine and basic requirement is taken care by providing the facilities like bunk beds, bed sheets and set, television for entertainment, computers , refrigerator, water purifier and many more under CCTV surveillance.
Apart from this we started running senior citizen club with various activity like dance , music, yoga, readings, discussion ,indoor games,etc for making them happy and healthy physically and mentally. Basic care is taken by the organization like safety and Hygiene. All facility is provided without any charges.
Beneficiary, just need to provide their Aadhar Card or any other government photo document to register themselves. Light and water is provided by BMC , maintained by MCGM and controlled by the planning department.
Nevertheless, few of the visitors at shelter helped us as volunteers for bmc schools which resides next door to our shelter. Conducting beautiful activities like drawing competition,Diya making and greeting card making competition. We as a team of shelter just enjoyed thoroughly. Additionally, we also imparted knowledge of fire and safety via workshop for the teachers and school student with a crowd of 250 heads.
Running a shelter and keeping it as functional is an another huge task. A team of four candidate works at shelter and are responsible for day to day update and operation. To control the team and survillence of shelter a committee is formed which included founder of the organization,head of the sheler,head of the planning department,CDO of the area, corporater of the region,police and manager of the shelter. Every 10th of the month a complusary meeting is directed and read-through of given work is done by the authorities. To sum up the meeting , task are allocated that need to followed and completed before next meeting .
Promotion and publicity plays an imperative role to touch people. We as a team took the responsibility of reaching the crowd by various means of mode. Four students of IGNOU were hired as intern for the work of meeting people and reaching out to the crowd. Modes of publicity included as follow:-
Banner – which was installed at railway station, KEM hospital, TATA hospital ,etc.
Leaflets – Distribution and information was provided outside the hospital .
Mouth to mouth publicity – Late night communicating people sleeping outside the hospitals or railway station and Influencing to stay at shelter.
Tieups – As it is reffered, a collaboration is done with sion hospital near by shelter.