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Group photo – SICHREM Team
The thrill of finishing a race, the fierce competition in organised sport — these are some of the reasons why many participate in the TCS World 10K run.
For others, the stakes are higher. Disabilities, human rights abuse, and other issues are usually swept under the carpet, but this international event serves as a platform for the masses to understand — as well as help alleviate — the problem.
SICHREM, an NGO which strives for human rights education, aimed to bring about greater awareness by taking part in the race.
“We want to raise funds for the victims of human rights violations. One of the issues we deal with is domestic violence against women, which is punishable by law, but not enforced often,” says Chitra Ranganada, fund raising co-ordinator of SICHREM.
The funds raised will be channelled to SICHREM’s clinics in slums, which seeks to educate women about their basic rights, and how to tackle cases of domestic violence. Most women in these areas do not know that the law is on their side, says Ms. Ranganada.
SICHREM hopes to collect Rs. 5 lakh through its entry in the TCS World 10K, and has realised Rs. 1.2 lakh so far. ‘Dream A Dream’, an NGO with the mission to impart life skills to children from vulnerable backgrounds, uses an unique method to reach the goal.
The NGO uses sport and art to teach children these lessons, which cannot be found in the regular curriculum of a school.
“We have after-school programmes with government-aided schools, where life skills such as decision-making and conflict-resolution are taught. Through sport, we use experimental mediums to simulate situations that these children will face in life. Then, through discussion, the students learn the best ways to tackle these types of scenarios,” says Suchetha Bhat, Chief Operating Officer, ‘Dream A Dream’.
The cheers from many of the beneficiaries of these NGOs, when their parade passed, is proof that this race is more than just that.
Source: The Hindu, May 20, 2013
SICHREM undertakes fundraising campaigns throughout the year in various ways. As part of the fundraising efforts, SICHREM as every year, is participating in the “TCS World 10K International Run ”.
We need your support and helping hands to join us in the efforts for promoting human rights and justice, by way of sponsoring our participation in the TCS World 10K Marathon 2012.
Follow the link: http://www.bangalorecares.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=35&sl_No=46
Our 76 runners braved the scorching temperatures yesterday afternoon to complete the Bangalore marathon. We thank each participant for giving up their time for the cause. It was a hugely enjoyable day and we hope that SICHREM’s presence at the event helped spread its message.
We also give special thanks to all those who were generous enough to sponsor our runners. Your donations will be invaluable in helping SICHREM pursue its quest of helping those who are disempowered and making human rights a household concept.
Many NGO’s took part, but we hope that our inventive costumes and boundless enthusiasm made us stand out:
We at SICHREM are hugely grateful to Mr Louis Paulose who has pledged Rs 10000/- for our efforts in the Sunfeast Bangalore Marathon on Sunday 23 May.
Because of his considerable generosity, he is our I Care champion. This title only belongs to people who pledge considerable amounts and Mr Louis is certainly deserving of it.
We thank him for his altruism and hope that others are inspired by his example and also donate to SICHREM.
The Bangalore Sunfeast Marathon is fast approaching. On May 23rd one brave volunteer, from France, is planning on running in order to raise funds for SICHREM.
You can sponsor Celine’s efforts by following the link below:
Any donation given will make a big difference in helping SICHREM continue in its pursuit of achieving human rights for all.
For more information about Celine’s efforts you can go to this facebook page: