Category Archives: Announcements

Notices, public news and details of upcoming events

February at Samiksha: the beauty of the arts, poetry, and teamwork

We have some touching stories to share with you from the month of February at Samiksha, some of these are moving, some adorable, and it turns out nearly all of them involve literature, writing, and the arts in some way!

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Support our Education Programme!

Support Samiksha Foundation’s core work – continuing the children’s education during their course of treatment – through our new sponsorship campaign.
We ask for a small individual commitment – only Rs. 1500 per year! This covers the cost of education for one child at the hospital ward for one month.

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Ranganna Tales by Author Arthi Anand at Samiksha

A reflection on the day’s event and our work by Author Arthi Anand:

When I received an email from Padma of Samiksha Foundation, I was happy that Ranganna was perceived to be a warm and happy tale to be gifted to young in-patients. That Tulika publishes its books in multiple languages, also helps increase its appeal in a multi lingual environment like the Kapur cancer ward at The Kidwai Hospital in Bengaluru.

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Teacher Reports 2012-13

Our Reports section has two new additions, written in Kannada by our dedicated teachers at the Kapur Ward, Ms. Vidyavathi and Ms. Parvathi on their work in 2012-13. Please take a look!

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Fourth Year Report Released

We are pleased to present our fourth annual report, recording our activities and observations at the Kapur Ward of the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology from June 2012 to June 2013.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Programs

The following will be our schedule for the next 3 months. It is a continuation of our work at the Kapoor ward, Pediatric oncology unit at Bangalore’s largest government hospital for cancer treatment, where we care for 52 children in one ward.

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story telling program-may 2011

From the month of May, we are glad to introduce a new program for our kids. Storytelling every Tuesday or Thursday  afternoon at Samiksha. We now have a resource person who is a qualified storyteller and will lead the program for the kids at Samiksha. We are very happy to make this announcement. This is something we have been doing in  a small way for our children, all these years. With the help of our new resource persons, we will be able to take this Storytelling program to new heights.

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The party on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day will be celebrated by us in a very special way. It won’t be about individual women and their achievements et all.. We, at Samiksha Foundation will be celebrating the contributions of a small group of highly focused and dedicated women The ANNS rotary women’s group- led by Nandita Sanghani , Asha Patil of Koramangala. They have been following the work done by us at Samiksha- Kapoor Ward, and are now sponsoring  the biggest Birthday Party ever for our kids there. We have 18 children celebrating their birthdays this March ( Feb and March ) .. There will be entertainment and gifts distributed to ALL the 110 children. 52 in the ward and about 35 in the Dharamashala ( kids awaiting treatment) and rest in other critical care wards at the Hospital. We at Samiksha Foundation are grateful to this group of Women who have generously contributed to our cause and share our joy in person whenever they can. Thank You Ladies and Happy Women’s Day!

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Pictures Galore!

We have three new albums up on our Picasa gallery: take a look!

Library Sorting – October 2010 – http://picasaweb.google.com/happinessquotient/LibrarySorting30Oct2010

Cleanathon Drive by Volunteers from Oracle – http://picasaweb.google.com/happinessquotient/CleanathonAtKidwai23Oct2010

Education Program – October 2010 – http://picasaweb.google.com/happinessquotient/SamikshaAtKidwai05Oct2010

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Joy of Giving – 2010

As we approach this month of October 2010, everyone is talking and reading about the JOY OF GIVING. It is heartwarming to see the enthusiasm of many young people who are getting together to contribute to this idea in whatever way possible. The same may not be said about most of the corporates who are making much ado about their initiatives at this time. Being on the other side – that is, the receiving end, and running an organisation that cares for children with cancer, my views on this matter are a little more skeptical.

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