Monday, December 31, 2012

Celebrating accomplishments; passionate to do more! GPM Achievements in 2012

Gabriel Project Mumbai started working to alleviate poverty, provide nutrition and support literacy in the slums of Mumbai in June 2012. In the last seven months GPM has:
  • Provided 84,000 nutritious hot meals to 500 children ages 5-12 attending classes in the slums.
  • Enabled 336,000 hours of learning for children living in the slums. These classes were provided by the devoted and skilled teachers of our partner organization REAP
  • Dedicated over 270 volunteer hours to the children living in the slums. Jewish volunteers from around the world as well as Indian Jewish volunteers have provided these informal classes in English, Math, Science and Hygiene
  • Supported the economic betterment of 160 women working in the food-industry thanks to a local micro- financing program, thus helping the women to support their families and strengthen the slum community
  • Involved over 26 Jewish volunteers from around the world and Jewish Indians in volunteering with children in the slums
  • Delivered 500 drinking water bottles so the children in the slums can bring water to class every day.
  • Provided  60 hours of classes in Jewish Social Justice values, Jewish Indian History, spoken Hindi and Indian Culture for our local and international Jewish volunteers.
  • Developed 2 strong partnerships with JDC & JDC Entwine to bring Jewish young adults from around the world and local Jewish Indian young adults to volunteer with the Hindu and Muslim children living in absolute poverty in the slums of Mumbai. We have also nurtured a dynamic partnership with a fantastic local NGO, 'REAP' that provides dedicated, professional and nurturing teachers in the slums.
We are extremely grateful for the partner organizations who help us help the children. Thanks to the wonderfully dedicated and professional teachers and coordinators at REAP who are devoted to the welfare of the children and allow us to work alongside them. We also are grateful to the wonderful people at the JDC and JDC Entwine for their support in volunteer recruitment, promoting GPM's mission and strong belief in helping others and alleviating  poverty around the world.

Please join us in our campaign to provide nutritious meals and quality education to the children living in the slums of India. Join us to fight malnutrition and illiteracy and help us give these wonderful children a better future!

Check out more about the Gabriel Project Mumbai's nutrition and literacy support programs at our website, or at

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