Rise for Cancer patients & survivors

Dear Friends,

Cancer is one of the deadliest disease in the world. The Tech Mahindra Foundation stands in solidarity with cancer patients and survivors by supporting projects at Karo Home in Mumbai since December 2017 and CanSupport in New Delhi since January 2018.

The Foundation has extended its support to Karo Home in Mumbai, a place that welcomes female cancer patients of ages 13 to 29 years. The home has provided free accommodation and nourishment to cancer patients undergoing treatment in Mumbai and their caregivers. A total of 55 women ( patients and their caregivers ) have been benefited by the program. We would like to share the experience of a 19-year-old survivor, Sarita Kumari – “At KARO Home, my recovery took a different route as I spent 4 months here playing games, learning yoga, celebrating festivals with co-residents and I never felt alone.”

Besides, the Foundation facilitates the implementation of Home Based Palliative care at CanSupport with the help of multidisciplinary professional teams. More than 3500 cancer patients and their caregivers in Delhi NCR have been benefited in the last two years. Rahul Sharma, whose father was suffering from oral cancer shares his feelings about CanSupport: “After running from one hospital to another, it feels good to see how selflessly and unconditionally their team works. Never did they let him give up and neither did they let us break down.”

With such endeavours, we hope to build a caring and supportive society where cancer patients and survivors can live a comfortable and dignified life. This is how we #Rise for Cancer patients & survivors.

Warm regards,
Tech Mahindra Foundation

Female cancer patients interacting over a meal at Karo Home in Mumbai

Palliative Care team from CanSupport visiting a patient at home in Delhi
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ANNIE: An innovative solution for the visually impaired students

Dear Friend,

Since 2006, Tech Mahindra Foundation has been relentlessly working with diverse groups to cater to the needs of the visually impaired students through ARISE+ and SMART+ programs as part of our disability intervention. On the occasion of International Day of Education (24 January 2020), we are delighted to share that we have taken another step to promote inclusive education and effective rehabilitation through assistive technology feeding into our larger vision of alternative thinking.

The Foundation in association with Thinkerbell Labs has installed Annie – World’s First Braille Literacy Device which has already benefited 50+ students at ARISE+ schools across three locations: Delhi, Nagpur and Chandigarh. Annie is a revolutionary solution to the traditional teaching methods of Braille and the lack of special educators. Moreover, the replication of Annie Smart Classes in inclusive schools and institutions is a futuristic approach towards enhancing employability skills which will open better employment opportunities. It is a digital device that helps the visually impaired learn to read, write, and type in Braille, on their own through interactive audio-guided content.

In 2020, we hope to expand the footprint of Annie Smart Class to all our ARISE+ projects where we are working with visually impaired to fulfill the aspirations of millions of parents who send their children with disabilities to inclusive government schools to become self-reliant.

Warm regards,
Tech Mahindra Foundation

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