25.9.2021  11 am IST 
Today in many parts of the world,  our Goan community celebrates ” World Goa Day ” started 30 years ago by Mr Rene Barretto from Vasco. 
World Goa day was instituted to mark the anniversary of August 20, 1992, when the Indian parliament formally accorded Konkani the status of a national language through the 71st amendment to the Eight Schedule of the Constitution of India. 
It's a time to celebrate across the World , wherever there is a goan community . 
As this message goes around , many associations will be starting their celebrations for the day. 
We @ Street Providence Goa , request our small and miniscule community scattered around the world to support our NGO as we pledge to help each and every goan homeless or Goans on the streets, to get a place to stay and a meal to eat. 
We are also pledging to work and help our poor goan people suffering from disabilities to get their disability certificate and UDID Cards done so that numerous government schemes can reach each and every goan home where there is a goan with disability. 
To rehabilitate our goan homeless both men & women , we are adding 3 more homes . 
Two homes , one for men able to hold 80 men & one for women to hold 20 women is getting ready. 
The third home which can hold another 100 men will take time. 
We require financial support to get these homes up as both the men homes put togther require a basic investment to upgrade close to rs 50 lacs. 
All the upcoming 3 homes are rented. 
Due to the pandemic,  the economy has slowed down and our poor goans who used to do small jobs have been jobless and are getting on the streets as families can't afford to look after them. 
The pandemic is causing alot of poor goan people to loose their mind as people with  disabilities are on the rise . 
There are very few or no shelter homes offering free rehabilitation to goans with mental disabilities. 
If one looks at IPHB Bambolim , one will observe that new wards/ builing are being constructed considering the cases are increasing. 
But shelter homes or mid way homes are a far dream . 
We intend to bridge that Gap and that's the reason we are starting these 3 big homes to take in another 200 poor goans who will be either homeless or suffering from mental disability . 
Yes we will be applying for government grants but that is not 100% assured. 
If our goans abroad can contribute monthly, a fixed amount either through the respective associations or individually then we will be able to look after each and every goan homeless on the streets. 
We don't have FCRA  facility for foreign funding, so donations only through an Indian bank . 
If you know any such goan people ( 1st priority) either on the streets or in depression or mentally unsound mind or just abandoned , do let me know only thru WHATSAPP on 8380097564. 
No calling please 
We will study the matter and surely help if we can , but on case to case basis 
We require your support and help to reach out to them who are HELPLESS & homeless. 
Support us in whatever way you can. 
Donate generously to our NGO. 
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations. 
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy . 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848