10.1.2022  7pm IST 
A cupboard on the Chogm Road , Sangolda , Goa, where you can pick a book for your children as well as yourself 
STREET PROVIDENCE GOA , is attempting to create a reading habit both for children and adults . 
With the current situations prevailing over two years now , most of us, both kids and adults might be only on the phone. 
To bring about a small change , our NGO will be  installing a small cupboard on a trial basis on coming Wednesday,  which will hold daily Newspapers , few magazines and books to read . 
We have associated and asked help from Goa's leading book library from Panjim whose Trustee will get inaugurating this Cupboard on Wednesday at 4pm and they have willingly obliged. 
Let's wait till Wednesday to know the name of the library . 
This cupboard is situated on my compound wall at Sangolda between the food bank fridge and the water taps. 
The Cupboard will be open from 9 am to 6 pm. 
The water taps are open from 9 am to 6 pm 
The fridge is open 24 hours for any one to drop their extra food . 
With over 100 homeless people currently in our homes and the new home almost ready at Quepem,  our strength will be closed to 200 people,  these newspapers , books and magazines may just be the source of learning and pass time to our people in our homes . 
Most of the times our people in our homes are either sitting and talking or just eating and sleeping. 
Mind you , 80% of our people in our homes are suffering from Disabilities. 
I understand through my little experience that light reading material will play a part in their ability to start thinking again once they see pictures and turn pages . 
It's a trial basis for me to bring a change in those who are totally lost from this world due to their disabilites. 
We will also be trying to use this idea to convince others to install such cupboards in other parts of Goa and support will be given to either get books in the cupboard and for rotation of books. 
I am sowing a small seed through this 1st cupboard and rest I leave to The Almighty . 
We will be updating our inauguration part on Wednesday and a small message from two well- respected people who are doing alot for a long time in Goa, to inculcate the habit of reading . 
Our NGO primary focus is rehabilitation of the homeless street people both men & ladies. 
Which we are doing last 4 years. 
Support us in whatever way you can. 
Come partner and support 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