On Sunday, July 24, 2016, Corey Goode, a former Global Peace Exchange director and friend, passed away in a tragic motorbike accident in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he was about to begin teaching at an international school. Corey was a free-spirit and natural leader. He has left a permanent imprint on his family members, friends, and students and he will always be remembered for his drive to make the world a better place.
In Memory of Corey Goode, a very special person who was with us for far too short a stay- the Global Peace Exchange chapter at Birmingham-Southern College will be launching a new project, Hemophilia Project. The Global Peace Exchange Hemophilia project is partnering with SABHA organization, and starting this fall of 2016 the GPE chapter at Birmingham-Southern College will be sponsoring one child with genetic bleeding disorder. We are launching this Hemophilia Project this fall so please feel free to contact our GPE team at Birmingham-Southern College if you want to learn more about how you can get involved with this project.
Dire Poverty – The Greatest Challenge a Child Can Face.
Poverty and hardship is the norm for many children who live in rural South India. Hunger, sickness and lack of clean drinking water are for many, a fact of life. Some face the additional challenge of losing one or both parents to poverty induced suicide. Relatives who are equally poor cannot afford an extra mouth to feed. There is no social welfare system that takes care of orphans, needy, sick or abandoned children. Where do these children go? Do they attend school? Who supports them? Local nonprofits try to help, but the task is often insurmountable.
SABHA, Inc is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit located in Atlanta, Georgia. We are dedicated to helping four local nonprofits in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. We support them in their effort to provide children with education, food, shelter, clean drinking water and medical care.
Our Foundation - Every child is a special gift to nurture and love Our Core Values - Compassion - Dedication - Service
In the broadest sense, the Sanskrit word SABHA means organization or gathering. We see SABHA, INC. as an organization, a gathering of like-minded people dedicated to the service of others. SABHA is staffed wholly by volunteers who receive no compensation.
The founding of SABHA in 2007 was inspired by strong support from the Atlanta community in general and by the parents and students of Atlanta International School in particular. The school community came together to help and support the survivors of the December 2004 Tsunami. The natural progression of this catastrophic event was to start a nonprofit that would offer support through sustained fundraising efforts to children who face overwhelming obstacles, but who still look to the future with hope.
SABHA receives donations to support FOUR Service Areas presented on this website.
How Far Will Your Donation Go?
MAKE AN ANNUAL PLEDGE TODAY OR SUPPORT A SERVICE AREA:
$50 will support funding for college education for a disadvantaged but aspiring applicant.
$20 will support funding for vocational training course to learn specific work skills.
$264 will provide a life-saving annual sponsorship for one child with Hemophilia.
$15 will provide a fully nutritious meal for one child for a whole month.
- CAPITAL PROJECTS
$100 will support funding for new structures and repair to existing buildings.
$50 will support funding for furniture and school supplies.
SABHA Inc. is a registered501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.
All contributions are tax deductible.
Please make checks payable to:
3825 Paces Ferry West SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Or use PayPal to Donate securely online.
Please note that PayPal will charge a small fee and percentage of your donation for the transaction.
TO DONATE ON PAYPAL GO TO SABHA WEBSITE
The Plight of Hemophiliac Children
Report by: Kristine Vanijcharoenkarn
Imagine being born without the fundamental capability to clot your blood, being unable to run around a playground without the fear that you may bruise your knee or have a brain bleed if you hit your head against the side of the jungle gym. Around 400,000 boys are born with hemophilia around the world each year, and an estimated 75% of these patients do not have access to adequate medication. Many organizations including Save One Life, The Hemophilia Federation of India and SABHA are working to provide rescue [clotting] factor for such patients in the hopes that even without the ability to prevent bleeds in regions that lack factor, the ability to stem life and limb-threatening bleeds exists.
In addition to providing factor, through education SABHA aims to provide hemophiliac children with the means to a sustainable productive life. These children have suffered – physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. Yet, they continue to persevere with hopes and dreams to contribute something to society (many by helping other hemophiliacs), to support their families, and to make something of their lives.
With an incredibly small sum of 73 cents a day (or less than $5.50/week), you could sponsor the education of a hemophiliac child for an entire year. Any little bit helps, and you would be helping a child take another step closer to meeting his goal against the many odds stacked against him.
Why partnering with SABHA?
- SABHA, INC. as an organization, a gathering of like-minded people dedicated to the service of others. SABHA is staffed wholly by volunteers who receive no compensation.
- SABHA works with Save One Life foundation in Boston, and also with an expert in the area of Hemophilia, Mrs. Usha Parthasarathy, former Vice-President of Hemophilia Federation of India. The Hemophilia Federation India is an NGO run by Persons with Hemophilia.
- SABHA has set up an Educational Trust Fund in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to create opportunities for underprivileged children through sponsorship of their higher education.
- SABHA’s President, Shanta Kalyanasundaram speaks Tamil, the local language, and has established contact with key volunteer personnel in the region. The personal touch of someone who knows the culture and customs of the local people is an added advantage when coordinating projects in India.