Welcome to Chaitanya Charitable Trust

Education is my right.

Education is my right.

Chaitanya Charitable Trust is a non-profit, non-government voluntary organization (NGO) that works primarily with the slum population in Jamnagar, Gujarat to improve children’s education. More…

Chaitanya also works in health and human services, education, women’s empowerment, and humanitarian relief.

Find out more details about Chaitanya and the founders.  Want to support our projects? Take a look at the detailed description.

Mission: 

“Chaitanya Charitable Trust seeks to advance the lives of the poor and disadvantaged with programs that promote health and human services, education, slum development, and women’s empowerment to empower individuals to rise above their current situation.”

Vision:
“To empower and lift up the lives of the poor and disadvantaged living in difficult circumstances, while emphasizes the dignity of each person and the right to equal opportunity through self-development.”

Reliance Industries Limited and Chaitanya Charitable Trust on Project Gift

  • Better safe than Sorry
  • Cure AIDs – Cure peopleproject-gifts
  • Kill AIDs & save world
  • Death n Aids–made 4 each other
  • Open your eyes before AIDS closes them….
  • One’s safe, all safe

 

Reliance Industries Limited and Chaitanya Charitable Trust on Project Gift

Chaitanya Charitable Trust has over the years partnered with Reliance Industries Limited’s employee voluntary charity initiative Project Gift.

Project Gift was launched on 80th Birth Anniversary Reliance’s Founder Chairman Shri Dhirubhai H. Ambani, in which on humanitarian gesture HIV/AIDS afflicted child is adopted by an employee. With this sponsorship a child is provided with an access to Education, Supplementary nutrition, Health care and Emotional assistance. Other activities under the project includes

  • Nutritional kits distribution
  • Library books & Toys distribution
  • Distribution of Tuition fees & Transportation expenses
  • Refreshment for kids & escorts
  • Emotional support by Counseling on psychosocial issues by adoptive parents
  • Skill building / Developmental sessions like yoga / Indoor games
  • Educational assistance
  • Celebrations of Birth days / Festivals
  • Entertainment shows like Puppet show, Magic show

Through our combined efforts 100 children have today been adopted for sponsorship and their lives have a new meaning.

Here is a success story among many others!

(Note: Names have not been disclosed due to confidentiality reasons)

My father was the first one to pass away in Feb 2007. He had been sick for quite some time, and we had to sell off our farm & cattle to pay his hospital bills & funeral expenses. After he succumbed to this strange, unnamed disease, my mother started suffering from the same symptoms that had attacked my father. She paid frequent visits to quacks to try and find a solution, but this was in vain. In Nov 2007 – my siblings and I became orphan. HIV/AIDS is not an open topic for discussion in my village in 2007-08 but, after discussions with neighbors and distant relatives, it became clear to me that this is what my parents had succumbed to. We were left with nothing but a dark future & we too inherited AIDS.

I was the eldest of a family of three. The two youngest children could go to school (courtesy of a Gujarat government free schooling). There were no breadwinners in the family, no one to take care of us. We had no shelter, no food. I could earn tiny income as domestic help, not enough for our basic needs. With no one to share our sorrows with, we soon realized how difficult life could be as an AIDS orphan.

I lost hope. We had nobody to talk to or to play with. In an attempt to avoid the stigma of the disease, I wanted to die. I thought my life was a hopeless. One fine day field worker from Project Gift paid visit to our house & assured us of care & sup-port. They brought us to Reliance Antiretroviral Centre, Motikhavdi. There we received free medicines, investigations & nutritional kit. That time there was no govt. hospital that was providing free anti-retroviral therapy to the patients in Saurashtra. Counselors helped us deal with the psychosocial stress. We learned there were people who cared for us. When we came out of the centre, we were changed to a confidant human being & not just an AIDS sufferer.

My life changed

“Through Project Gift, we have been able to get good care and support, Thanks for making difference in our lives.”

“For sure my parents would be happy in their graves.” she ends her success story, hugging her 9 year old brother.

With her siblings now excelling in school, and her health restored by the powerful anti-retroviral medications, she has dreams for the future. During her last visit, we witnessed all the courage and confidence in her. Where once she hid her HIV status, she is now the active member of a support group that encourages others with HIV. Indeed, everything has to come to an end, sometime. Even the darkest night ends and sun rises.

Support to children : Support to promote “DIYA”

 Date : 1-10-2016
img_20160921_173704874This Diwali we need your support. Our deprived children made “DIYA” . We started to promote it by our well wisher and friends. You can take initiative to promote it in your whats app group and different social media. Your support will very useful for our 400 deprived children and 10 Happy Children Center where all children get education and nutritious food. We thankful for your last year support and hope to continue for this year also.

We thanks for your support to promote DIYA product on this Diwali occasion of year 2016. List of Supporter and Well-wisher of Chaitanya Trust. Jamnagar.

  • Kiritbhai Mehata (President : Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jamnagar)
  • Harmony Foundation: All executive members
  • Jitubhai Lal (H J Lal Charitable Trust and District co-operative Bank )
  • Nileshbhai Toliya (Jt.Chairman : Nawanagar Bank)
  • Vijaybhai Sanghvi ( Co-Co Bank) K B Shipping Co.
  • Bipinbhai Vaghar (Owner : Creative Management Service)
  • Snehalbhai Gohel (Harmony Foundation) Shiv-om Brass
  • ICICI Bank
  • Panjab National Bank
  • Haria College (GHG College and JVIMS MBA College)
  • S.V.E.T. College
  • Krishna Engg. College
  • Vidyasagar Infotech College
  • Air Force School
  • Sarojba Memorial International School
  • Modi School
  • Sunrise School
  • Gyanganga School
  • Reliance Industry Employee Group
  • LIC of India (Manojbhai Kachchhi)
  • Water Department (Sekhbhai and group)
  • Bharat Vikas Parishad (Vinod Lathiya and group)
  • Bathani Builder
  • Rotary Club of Sanoraj
  • Seva Trust (Seema Anjaria)
  • Disha Security, Vijay Next, Jalaram Agency, Mahalaxmi Sarees

DIWALI WISHES FROM CHAITANYA TRUST

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Key meeting held with IBM Team member with Nilesh Toliya

Key meetings held with  the IBM team and Nilesh Toliya

Key meetings held with the IBM team and Nilesh Toliya

અગત્યની મીટીંગમાં ભાગ લેતા આઈ.બી.એમ.ટીમના અધિકારીઓ સાથે નીલેશ ટોલિયા :

ચૈતન્ય ચેરીટેબલ ટ્રસ્ટ દ્વારા ચાલતા અનોખા એવા “હેપ્પી ચિલ્ડ્રન સેન્ટર” ના કાર્યને વધુ વિસ્તરણ કરવા માટે આવેલા કીથ મેકેન્ઝી (કેનેડા), પીટર સ્ચ્નીત્ઝ્લાર (જર્મની) અને એમિલી ગોલ્દ્સટીન (અમેરિકા) સાથે ની બેઠકમાં નિલેશ ટોલિયા એ ટીમના સદસ્યો સાથે લમ્બાણપુર્વકની   ચર્ચા બાદ ઘણા ઉપયોગી સૂચનો કરેલા હતા. અને ટીમના સદસ્યોને પછાત વિસ્તારના બાળકોના વિકાસમાં રસ લેવા માટે અભિનંદન પાઠવેલા.

ચૈતન્ય ચેરીટેબલ ટ્રસ્ટ દ્વારા ચાલતી પ્રવૃત્તિ વિષે વધુ જાણવા માટે અમારી વેબસાઈટ ની  મુલાકાત લઇ શકો છો અથવા દર મહીને પ્રસિદ્ધ થતું ન્યુઝલેટર મેળવવા અહી ક્લિક કરી શકો છો. અથવા  ફેસબુક ઉપર લાઇક કરીને પ્રોત્શાહિત કરી શકો છો.

 Key meetings held with Chaitanya, the IBM team and Nilesh Toliya (Leading Builder)and Advisory Chairperson of CCT.

On September 2nd, the IBM team working with Chaitanya on our new strategic growth plan met with Nilesh Toliya head of  Standard Buildcon. One of the leading building contractor firms in Jamnager and head of advisory chairperson of CCT.

Nilesh Toliya has been a strong supporterr of Chaitanya Trust and is heart-felt in his support of the organization. He had a number of good suggestions for the Chaitanya team that will be used in our expansion processes of the Happy Childrens Center program.

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It’s an exciting time at Chaitanya and we are working hard to make people aware of the great work being done by Chaitanya so they have an opportunity to join in and helping improve the lives of others.”

Celebration of 15th August

Dancing on Patriotic Song

Dancing on Patriotic Song

Chaitanya Charitable Trust organized cultural program on Independent Day on 15th August, 2013. Porechabhai : Jionts Club Jamnagar, Atul Mehta : Journalist of Lokwat Newspaper, Peter Schnitzler (IBM), Keith MacKenzie (IBM) and Emily Goldstein (IBM) came as a Guest of Honor.

Children participated different types of patriotic song with zeal and vigor. There was eight team organized and 56 children participated patriotic song with unique dance style which remember us the value and sacrifice for our independent. Alex Sir give his honorary service as a choreographer. Chaitanya Trust appraised to Alex Sir (Dance Master) with Memento by Keith MacKenzie.

We provide prizes for all children like Compass, Biscuits, chocolate etc. by the hands of guest. All Children felt very enjoy by participating such a program which inculcates patriotism from the childhood.