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Award in Berlin

Award for Angela Jacobi and the Jacobi-Foundation: 12th March in Berlin

Renovation of Asha Anand

The House
Asha Anand (means ‘hope joyfully’) is situated at Pilkhana (The ‘City of Joy’ described in the famous book of Dominic Lapierre) near to Howrah Station.  The building was donated to Don Bosco Ashalayam by Mother Teresa Sisters who shifted their residence to another building across the road, closer to the Station.  There are 30 children remaining in this home and attend high schools in the neighbourhood. 

The need for renovation
It is our endeavour to provide the children with the basic amenities of life, something which they have been deprived of at a very young age. The children here are provided with food, lodging, clothing, education, medication, recreation and other extra-curricular activities. The aim is to help build up in them the confidence and self-esteem, that they have lost during their days in the streets, to facilitate their rehabilitation back into the mainstream of society.   

The building was already quite old when the Sisters donated to Don Bosco Ashalayam.  Most areas are damaged to some extent due to the incessant rains and storms and because the building is situated in the slums. There is dire need for serious renovation and painting. Many windows and doors are in a very rickety position; Plaster from some of the walls has peeled off; some of the walls are damaged and in some places on the walls damp atmosphere had set in. An urgent need for replacement and/or repairs is needed for the security and safety of the children as well as to make the home a better habitat for them to live in.

BUDGET (1 Euro = Rs. 70.00)

EXPENSES

AMOUNT

 

 

INR

EURO

Inside the building: Plastering broken walls, floors, etc. Labour

42,000.00

600.00

Cement, Sand, Hardware materials, etc.

28,000.00

400.00

Painting:   Paint – both body colour, oil paint, etc.

84,000.00

1200.00

Painting:   Labour

63,000.00

900.00

Plumping: Repairing water pipes, taps, etc.

24,500.00

350.00

Repairing of Toilets: marble/tile on the floor, etc.

36,400.00

520.00

Toilet Repairs: Labour

14,000.00

200.00

Repairing of broken doors, windows, etc.

32,200.00

460.00

Outside the building: Painting: Paint, weather coat, oil paint, etc.

42,000.00

600.00

Outside Building: Painting: Labour

37,800.00

540.00

 

TOTAL

 

403, 900.00

 

5770.00

Spenden - Donations

Ihre Spende wird dringend benötigt.
These children need your support.

Spenden Sie, soviel Sie möchten

und soviel Sie können. Heute.

Please donate as much as you
wish 
and as much as you can. 
Right now.

 
Dr. med. Michael und Angela Jacobi Stiftung
Don Bosco Stiftungszentrum München
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
BLZ: 700 20 500
Konto: 374 0900 090

Verein zur Förderung der Straßenkinder in Kalkutta e.V.

Berliner Sparkasse

BLZ: 100 500 00

Konto: 17 23 37 31 21 

 

Don Bosco Ashalayam

The Federal Bank Limited, Howrah Branch

A/c No.: 11960100048604

Swift Code of the Bank: FDRLINBBIBD