All posts by Jason Fernandes

05Jul/22

HAS BEEN HELPING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ( PWDs) IN ENTIRE GOA TO ACQUIRE THEIR DISABILITY CERTIFICATES FOR FRE

5.7.2022. 7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE GOA has been helping Persons with Disabilities ( PWDs) in entire Goa to acquire their Disability Certificates for FREE as well as their UDID Cards in the last 4 months . 
♡♡♡ Thanks to an generous goan gentleman for taking care of all the expenses involved in this project and reimbursing the costs monthly. 
Today with great satisfaction we added and we were successful in generating 101 UDID Cards for these people without charging a single rupee from the persons with disabilities. 
Our field officers,  back office staff , drivers and operation manager did a wonderful job of covering 300 families across 11 talukas and : 
☆ went door to door filing up forms, 
☆ rectifying forms, 
☆ Uploading details on the portal , 
☆ Taking an assessment appointment when required,  
☆ Driving those who could not make it to the nearest hospital for their assessment, 
☆ Picking up their Disability Certifcate, 
uploading the Certifcate on the portal ,
☆ And finally getting them their UDID CARD 
I had seen this issue a couple of months back where thousands of PWDs were unable to generate their UDID card due to genuine reasons and decided to start the service through our NGO. 
Whatever service our NGO undertakes,  its always a project what has never been done before and we do it consistently . 
With the rains in full swing we have down sized the services as the field work is over and now most of the PWDs require an assessment at the IPHB to acquire their Disability Certifcate & UDID CARD . 
♡♡♡ Big thanks to a lot of Government officials at the welfare department and back office staff &   Doctors at the :
☆ District Hospital Mapusa, 
☆ District Hospital Margao 
☆ IPHB & GMC. 
who without their guidance and support this project would not have reached this far in just 4 months which included the hot summer and the raining month of June . 
Of the 300 PWDs we had approached :
☆ 101 have got their UDID CARDS 
☆ 38 have got their Disability Certifcate 
☆ 96 PWDs are yet to get their assessment done and are awaiting their appointment. 
A complete chart attached with this post . 
It's about 80% strike rate and that's a plus point for our NGO . 
The project cost was Rs 12 lacs + but we at the moment have kept the expenses as of date at under Rs 4 lacs . 
Once again we reiterate that never go by what social media says especially on this topic where alot of genuine citizens called me on 27.3.2022 and asked / inquired/ gossiped / accused me of charging Rs 4000 from poor PWDs to make the UDID Card. 
Not an easy project at all . 
Lots of co ordination, back office communications , logistics,  planning and networking. 
Easy to spoil and accuse our NGO . 
But very difficult to implement and run such a project which is non government funded. 
God bless you all
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
03Jul/22

STARTED ( a soft launch for) PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS, FREE OF COST FOR HOMELESS STREET PEOPLE

2.7.2022. 8 PM IST 
The Dr.Gail and Mrs. Ditosa Memorial Medical Clinic,  Sangolda @ Street Providence Goa  started ( a soft launch for) Physiotherapy sessions, FREE of Cost for homeless street people under the guidance of Dr Ashton last 15 days. 
Despite the incessant downpour, the Physiotherapy sessions were conducted  for 2 hours a day and 40 inmates were examined and a treatment plan for each inmates was put in place. This included hands on treatment and rehabilitation exercises to be done at home.   
Homeless street people being subject to malnutrition, substance abuse and rejection  suffer from serious mental illness in addition to  debilitating physical disabilities. 
Patients suffer from the following medical conditions:- 
☆ Low back pain
☆ Osteoarthritis of the  knee
☆ Frozen shoulder
☆ Joint stiffness
☆ Trapezitis 
Neurological conditions exist like :- 
☆ Hemiplegia, 
☆ Hemiperesis post stroke, 
☆ Acquired demyelinating Syndrome, 
☆ Diabetic neuropathy etc . 
Presently the Physiotherapist bring along their own basic equipment. We are awaiting the delivery of basic new equipment that has been ordered . 
From amongst the patients requiring physiotherapy, a couple of men are unable to walk properly and need to be brought on  wheelchairs  to the Centre. 
But we believe that with the combined treatment of  Physiotherapy and exercise done daily at home, they will be able to use their limbs soon.  
The health condition of the female patients is a bit more complicated. Most of them are above 45 years of age  with severe pain in their bones and joint, in addition to mental illness.  
Our NGO strives to walk the extra mile ……. we  not only rehabilitate the street people but also ensure a holistic approach that considers their physical,emotional, social and spiritual well being. 
We strive to provide them  the best health facilities like we do for ourselves and our family members. 
Last year at this time,  I was in severe pain and dependent on a  high dosage of expensive pain killers to get me through the day. 
I tried out treatment at many Physiotherapy Centres. 
Finally, Dr Ashton the Physiotherapist, was the man who fixed the issues permanently. 
The hands on  treatment  and exercise plan provided by Dr Ashton  for two months  helped me recover. 
I realised that like me  there must be  many such homeless people in our shelter homes in pain and dependent on pain killers. 
That's when  this  DREAM of our own PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTER took shape , and today this centre has manifested thanks to The ALMIGHTY who inspired a kind hearted  Goan gentleman to  fund the entire renovation and upgradation of this 150 Sq Mtr structure . 
However we need to pay the Physiotherapists 
( we have lady & a gent Physiotherist) to provide these services to our homeless street people, and I am grateful that  the Physiotherapists offer their services at a discounted rate to our NGO. 
If you understand pain and suffering and if this message touches you then please help us reach out to the homeless who require these  Physiotherapy sessions. 
Physiotherapy can make a huge difference and simple interventions can radically improve their health. 
Its time to reconsider  and make some lives better.  They are counting on you for  your HELP. 
Please support our NGO. 
You get 50% deduction / rebate under section 80G of the INCOME TAX act, once you donate to our NGO. 
We accept only CHEQUES / NEFT with your pan card copy . 
For those who wish to know more about us you can follow us on social media 
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Twitter : @streetproviden1 
YouTube channel 
and subscribe and if you agree with our work then please like and share 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
 
01Jul/22

COLLECTS CLOSE TO 4000 KGS OF EXTRA COOKED FOOD FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 22

1.7.2022. 7pm IST 
FOOD BANK FOR THE POOR SANGOLDA GOA collects close to 4000 kgs of Extra cooked food for the month of June 22,  from the fridges installed @ Goa Police stations. 
As of date we have 9 fridges @ the following police stations open 24*7 :
☆ Mapusa 
☆ Calangute 
☆ Panjim 
☆ Margao 
☆ Fatorda 
☆ Colva 
☆ Cuncolim 
☆ Quepem
☆ Sanguem 
Not all fridges are getting food and thats okay as some are in rural areas  
The maximum food came  this month from these Police stations  :
▪︎Mapusa 1500 kgs 
▪︎Panjim 750 kgs
▪︎Margao 1000 kgs 
▪︎Fatorda 500 kgs 
▪︎Balance 250 kgs 
It's a blessing that fridges @ Police stations in Goa are allowed to be installed to collect extra cooked food to feed the homeless In our homes. 
Without free cooked food it's impossible to run free rehabilitation homes for the homeless. 
The concept of Free rehabilitation homes for the homeless and food bank fridges are two parts of the same coin . 
Also the food bank fridges in public places brings down the wet garbage and reduces wet waste in that city or village. 
And we are doing this last 5 years and counting . 
Daily collecting and accepting extra cooked food which otherwise would be thrown out is task for those who understand hunger . 
We thank alot of people who take the trouble of packing the extra food and dropping this extra cooked into the fridges at various Police stations across Goa . 
I thank God for inspiring me to start the rehabilitation homes as well as the food bank fridges as without food it is very difficult for a small NGO like ours to take in daily such homeless people  
Cost of food is rising daily. 
Please share the post and poster attached to your relatives and friends. 
No need to call and ask . 
Pack your extra food in food grade plastic bags or in silver foil containers and go to the above mentioned Police stations. 
Open the fridge and place the food in the fridge. 
That's simple. 
Nothing to be afraid of at the Police station. 
Besides food bank fridges we also collect any 4000 kgs of good extra cooked food daily from 
Factories, Bakeries , hotels and casinos . 
20% – 30% on an average gets spoilt and that we feed to the animals. 
Besides our shelter homes we also provide this extra cooked food to other homes and also to our volunteers who feed in the villages the poor and needy. 
An expensive project as there is costs of cars to pick this food , drivers salary,  transportation costs , heating and storage costs and then redistributing cost. 
We take pride that we are the only organized and established food bank in Goa doing this service. 
Please support our NGO. 
You get 50% deduction / rebate under section 80G of the INCOME TAX act, once you donate to our NGO. 
We accept only CHEQUES / NEFT with your pan card copy . 
For those who wish to know more about us you can follow us on social media 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
          
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
YouTube channel 
and subscribe and if you agree with our work then please like and share 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
 
30Jun/22

TAKES THIS GOAN MAN INTO OUR HOME. HIGHLY EDUCATED ELDERLY HAVING A MASTERS DEGREE IN MECHANICAL ENGERRING

29.6.2022. 7pm IST 
Highly educated elderly Goan man having a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engerring , living on the streets last 10 years in Vasco city. 
STREET PROVIDENCE GOA takes this goan man into our home. 
Both late  parents were Doctors from Old Goa . 
Father was Dr Robert & Mother was Dr Jessy 
Sad. But true . 
Simon Williams must be 68 -70 years old .👇
Simon wife expired man years ago and has no children . 
Simon has a Master Degree in Engineering from Coimbatore and claims to be a Master in diesel & petrol pumps . 
Says he worked in numerous places in Goa & 10 years back he was poisoned at his last job which made him sick, jobless and on the streets. 
Claims his house is broken down at old goa .
( may be even grabbed by now ). 
Has 2 brothers  he is not aware where they are . 
And 1 sister who is in UK. 
Has been sitting outside a religious place for the last 10 years in Vasco begging to survive and the worst freaking part is NO ONE LITERALLY HELPED HIM TO GET TO A HOME . 
About 1 month back was admitted into CHICALIM health Centre , may be by the Police,   where Dr Anil the big boss of the hospital treated him and asked our NGO to take him in . 
Dr Anil is and has been doing a great HUMANITARIAN service by not putting these homeless people back on the streets once treated at his hospital but getting them to our notice and attention for rehabilitation. 
Simon is really weak , undernourished,  stressed, disappointed and tired of being on the streets and railway station last 10 years . 
Has no teeth and alot of pain in his body. 
Most of the time I am sure that he must have been passed of as a MIGRANT and so we all have just moved on by ignoring him . 
It's raining heavily and such old, abandoned people are just having no place to go . 
We as a SOCIETY are failing this section of people daily. 
We are caught up in our own problems and issues of life . 
Once again I am appealing, IF YOU SEE SUCH genuine homeless ( priorty goans ) around sleeping or staying in the bus stops, gardens,  railway stations etc AND WHO WANT HELP TO rehabilitate, ” PLEASE GO TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION & COMPLAIN “. 
Also get in touch through WHATSAPP only on 8380097564. 
It's getting tight helping many many out there on the streets. 
We require your help and support both financially and in kind . 
Everything is just rising and rising. 
We need your support to move forward in these services to the homeless and abandoned. 
☆☆ Please support our NGO. ☆☆ 
You get 50% deduction / rebate under section 80G of the INCOME TAX act, once you donate to our NGO. 
We accept only CHEQUES / NEFT with your pan card copy . 
For those who wish to know more about us you can follow us on social media 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
          
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
YouTube channel 
and subscribe and if you agree with our work then please like and share 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
 
28Jun/22

“DISTRIBUTED 2 LACS + MULTIVITAMIN TABLETS WORTH Rs 20 lacs + , FREE OF COST WITHIN 3 DAYS FLAT.

26.6.2022. 7pm IST 
The ” Dr Gail & Ditosa Memorial Medical Clinic, Sangolda , @ Street Providence Goa  
“distributed  2 lac + Multivitamin tablets worth Rs 20 lacs + ,  free of cost, within 3 days flat. 
♡♡♡ We thank Mrs LIBY MENDONCA, a BENEFACTOR from Vasco who handed over these Multivitamins to our NGO for our inmates in our shelter Homes. 
However it was more than what we needed and so we thought it prudent to  redistribute the same to other such homes & NGOs  for the benefit of the  old and deserving . 
HIV infected families also received a fair amount of these tablets to help build up their immunity.  
The tablets are prescribed for adults above 18 years of age and were distributed accordingly. 
Picking up 2 lac+  tablets from Vasco proved to be a mammoth task as this included relocating the boxes at our Sangolda Clinic before redistributing to selected beneficiaries.  
But I am happy to say that no task is hard for our staff at STREET PROVIDENCE.  
Their determination to get the task complete in the face of many hurdles is what inspires me in my day to day journey. 
The multivitamin tablets were distributed  to:
☆ 1.  Fr Valerian Vaz , Saligao Seminary –  50,000 Nos.
☆ 2.  Fr Nazareth , SFX, Pilar – 50, 000 Nos.
☆ 3.  Sr Vandan, FMCK , Saligao – 17,000 Nos.
☆ 4.  Sr Edith , FATIMA Convent , Guirim –  6,000 Nos.
☆ 5.  Mr Mahesh,  NGO ZINDAGI- (for HIV families) – 70,000 Nos.
☆ 6. To Sakhur Village , Nashik –  10,000 Nos. 
The balance was kept  for our shelter homes and our staff . 
Our strength lies in our transparency and our commitment to get the job done . 
Over the years since inception, we have built a rock solid network across Goa. 
We also have various resources at hand like :
☆ 1. A huge labor force of rehabilitated residents who are involved in our day to day programs. 
☆ 2. Storage space.
☆ 3. Vehicles to move and transport stuff.
☆ 4. And most importantly dedicated back office staff to get things organized
Hence these 2 lac + Multivitamin tablets were distributed with great ease in 3 days despite the heavy rains. 
We gladly offer our services free of cost if any benefactor/philantrophist desires to distribute items free to the poor and needy in Goa. 
Together we can make a difference in the lives of the needy. 
We need to do this NOW! 
It's only in giving one Gets. 
God bless you All
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020324848
24Jun/22

IS THANKFUL TO A YOUNG GOAN MAN , Mr CAJETAN BARRETTO ALIAS POLLY FOR GETTING HELP TO HIS FELLOW VILLAGER Mr CONCESSCIO RODRIGUES FROM NUVEM TO GET OFF THE STREETS

24.6.2022  8 pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE GOA is thankful to a young goan man , Mr Cajetan Barretto alias Polly for  getting  help to his fellow villager Mr Concesscio Rodrigues from Nuvem to get off the streets today in this torrential non stop rains . 
Before and after picture along with this post . 
What should have happened to Mr  Concesscio 3 to 5 years back happened today. 
The man is homeless, unclean, living in pathetic condition and yet its cool with those in that area. 
I have been informed a couple of times by people but it's just not possible to respond to such requests without follow up . 
This is how this street rescue happened. 
Fr Richard from Don Bosco Tuem calls me on Sunday and disturbs my sleep by explaining about the man . 
But he links me up with Mr Cajetan wife , 
Mrs Glenda who shows commitment to get help to their fellow villager. 
Last 4 days we are planning how and when we can make this rescue . 
This morning Mr Cajetan follows the procedure and our team in 2 Jeeps drive down to Nuvem from Sangolda . 
Inspector Mr Mohan Gaude of Curtorim Police Station is informed who co operates by deputing the beat Constable Mr Vilas Dhuri to help in the rescue . 
Attached a 2 min video . 👇
Our team of Mr Eric supported by Mr  Pobres & Mr Mayur ( both once In similar situations on the streets ) swing into action. 
At 1st the man  is very aggressive and tries to run . 
I try reasoning out with him and using all my past 5 years experience I find his weak point . 
I sense he wants help and I walk one side and say a small prayer asking God for Grace to help me to help this man . 
The full journey from Sangolda to Nuvem I am listening to Praise & Worship . 
I try reasoning out again, 1st peacefully then sternly that he takes our help for his benefit as it's freaking raining non stop. 
Once he understands that we are helping him, he agrees to sit and get a haircut and a shave . 
He was literally crawling on the ground at the side of the same building trying to avoid us picking him up . 
But he quietly gets up and sits on a make shift stool and we start cutting his hair and then timing his beard and mustaches. 
We are fully prepared with water , bucket,  clothes,  slippers,  scissors etc . 
We then take off all his soiled and wet clothes and give him a bath which I am not sure when he had last . 
We put on new clothes and then the man thinks, feels and understands that we are going to leave him there and walk away . 
Again I raise my voice and explain to him that he requires food, treatment, medication and a roof. 
He understands but his Spirit is pressing him down not to get off the dark & into the light . 
With support from the locals and Mr Cajetan we put him into our Ambulance and he is admitted into our shelter home . 
There will be issues for two days till he gets detoxified and on Monday he will get taken for a full medical checkup. 
A job well executed today which could and should have happened many years ago . 
Our NGO failed him all these years but more than that the fellow villagers should have been a little more considerate and helped him . 
There are many more out there in the rains and it's all our responsibility to help such homeless people who are just having no place to go and no hand to hold on too. 
I prayer and thank God that there are many more Mr Cajetan & Mrs Glenda , who are coming forward in identifying and co ordinating with us to get help to such people on the streets. 
Again it's a collective effort by you as a SOCIETY. 
We are the services providers who depend on public donations to do the job which the state is suppose to do. 
But then who cares ? 
We have space for another 50 such men incase they want to get off the streets. 
At the moment I have a good team , plenty of vehicles to pick the homeless, good care givers to treat such people, fantastic support from the Government hospitals , co operative Police Inspectors @ Goa Police , Generous benefactors. 
Only thing missing is Time. 
Please support our NGO. 
You get 50% deduction / rebate under section 80G of the INCOME TAX act, once you donate to our NGO. 
We accept only CHEQUES / NEFT with your pan card copy . 
For those who wish to know more about us you can follow us on social media 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
          
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
YouTube channel 
and subscribe and if you agree with our work then please like and share 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
 
23Jun/22

ARE THANKFUL TO WALK INDIA PROJECT, ORGANIZED BY FREEDOM TRUST & SUPPORTED BY Caritas GOA

23.6.2022. 7pm IST 
We @ Street Providence Goa are thankful to Walk India Project , organized by Freedom Trust, & supported by Caritas Goa  , where by three of our homeless men were fitted with an artificial limb yesterday. 
A Fitment & Distribution of Artificial Limb camp  was organized and we sent three of our homeless street men to avail of this FREE facility. 
At our shelter Homes , we accept the saddest and pathetic cases of homeless disabilities,  which no one ( including those claiming to represent Disabilities) are bothered about and we literally struggle to help them transform their lives . 
Looks like homeless people with disabilities are not any ones priorities any more these days. 
Any way frustrations aside. 
These 3 men were literally living on the streets of Goa in dirty , shabby,  unclean,  miserable conditions for months if not years and if not for us, they would still be there today in this terrible rain. 
Attached 3 pictures of 3 men who have benefitted from this free artificial limb camp. 
And 1 video . 👇
☆ No 1 
Mr Niranjan , amputated and begging at calangute Beach main circle for months
Picked up in Feb 22 .
Today much stable and relaxed in our home . 
☆ No 2
Mr Vijay , having an amputated / polio lower leg and begging all his life. 
Stayed with us earlier in 2019 then left, reached the streets,  brought back in Mar 22 by the cops . 
Now on medication , as he has been begging all his life which has made him depend on alcohol & tobacco and takes alot of time to detoxify him . 
☆ No 3.
Mr Patil was living at Goa Velha market for years, crawling on his buttocks as his foot / leg was heavily infected with maggots. 
An operation at GMC , resulted in his amputation. 
We have close to 10 such cases in our shelter homes who are without a limb . 
Sometimes it's just unbearable handling such people. 
And most have lost their mind which makes the care givers job even tougher . 
They have to be fed,  bathed,  shaved , groomed, taken to the washroom in the initial stages as when they are on the streets, all their jobs are done or conducted in the same spot . 
All NGOs ( including ours at times ) have failed these PWDs and I say even the DISABILITY COMMISSIONER OF GOA has to focus and look into these homeless PWDs. 
I am sure after this post The Disability Commissioner, Mr Gurudas Pawaskar will get things moving . 
Good man Mr Pawaskar, I have had a couple of meetings with him but not reached any where. 
It's like no one can see these homeless PWDs and infact they are every where loitering and crawling in Goa . 
How is that only we reach out to help them and we can see them ? 
Take STREET PROVIDENCE aside and there actually no one ready to take them in and shelter them. 
And if any Home is taking in such PWDs in Goa let me know,  I can direct a couple of such cases who are on the street to the these homes through the police. 
I am literally fed up at the complete neglect of these homeless PWDs . 
Less spoken about the Director of Social Welfare, the better as I am told that the Director is not even aware of Street Providence rehabilitating such PWDs who are homeless. 
If the authorities of the state can't help the homeless PWDs then how can our small NGO help so many out there? 
No authorities have a clear plan for rehabilitation and admission of homeless PWDs in Goa including :
☆ the police, 
☆ the government hospitals,  
☆ the social Welfare dept,
☆ the IPHB
☆ And even the office of the Disability Commissioner. 
This has to tackled on an immediate basis,  as the current monsoon fury is at its peak . 
We have the capacity to take in as many as possible but Government through their different departments should provide some financial aid and two nodal officers ie Doctor & A Dysp / SP. 
One thing I must appreciate ” Government of Goa ” has never ever troubled our NGO in any way or any form . 
Please support our NGO. 
You get 50% deduction / rebate under section 80G of the INCOME TAX act, once you donate to our NGO. 
We accept only CHEQUES / NEFT with your pan card copy . 
For those who wish to know more about us you can follow us on social media 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
          
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
YouTube channel 
and subscribe and if you agree with our work then please like and share 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
 
22Jun/22

FEEDS DAILY ACROSS GOA IN DIFFERENT PLACES

22.6.2022. 7pm IST 
FOOD BANK SANGOLDA GOA feeds daily across Goa in different places hundreds if not thousands of meals, to the poorest of the poor . 
Here is one such place in the Parish of St Diogo church @ Guirim -Sangolda , Bardez Goa . 
90 sec video attached of the breakfast serving. 👇
The SSVP wing of St Diogo has taken the responsibility of feeding the breakfast and many times lunch / dinner to 125 – 150 poor beneficiaries of this Parish, most of whom are poor goan locals. 
What started with just 1 fridge run by the President of SSVP @ St Diogo Church , Mrs Aura & Lawrence ( her husband) in Dec 2020 and a few meals,  has now grown to 3 fridges catering to 125 -150 breakfast nos @ Rs 20 per head . 
Also when ever our food bank receives extra cooked food, Lawrence distributes these meals to the poorest of the poor in the village. 
The above link will explain how it started. ☝️
I feel happy that our food bank is working in our village for  the poor all because of SSVP, and we are no where physically involved in the daily feeding. 
Our job is to provide the meals and see that the bills are paid for the breakfast which includes freshly cooked parathas , boiled eggs, Bananas & poies. 
The SSVP service is to serve the food and organize the beneficiaries and run the program. 
It's a entirety SSVP team work supported from outside by the Food Bank . 
You too can support this program by contributing to our NGO on the occasion of your functions like your birthday , anniversary, special occasions by helping us with the breakfast bills @ Rs 20 per breakfast. 
Please support our NGO. 
You get 50% deduction / rebate under section 80G of the INCOME TAX act, once you donate to our NGO. 
We accept only CHEQUES / NEFT with your pan card copy . 
For those who wish to know more about us you can follow us on social media 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
          
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
YouTube channel 
and subscribe and if you agree with our work then please like and share 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
 
20Jun/22

YESTERDAY GETS HELP TO THIS ELDERLY HOMELESS MAN

20.6.2022. 7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE GOA yesterday gets help to this elderly homeless man who has been roaming with a maggot infected foot on the roads of Goa . 
Jaypal as he says his name is , was brought to my attention on 16.6.2022 as he was sitting outside DG MART Old Goa with a wounded leg in a bag. 
108 & Old Goa Police were called to help him hut he just walked away . 
☆ 17.6.2022 at night, I got a whatsapp from the police at Bambolim that there is a man in the subway with a wounded leg in a bag. 
☆ 18.6.2022 , we picked another man from GMC Subway, but Jaypal was missing and was spotted at Porvorim. 
Now the part , which makes me feel ashamed. 
☆ I saw Jaypal on 18.6.2022 in Porvorim but I was just too upset to stop and pick him as I had just picked another man . 
Now this is How My God wants me to do what he has plans for . 
☆ 19.6.2022 it's a Sunday . 
Holy Mass gets over at 10am and we are home by 10.15 am . 
But this Sunday we reach home at 10.45 am due to some shopping. 
Guess what ? 
Jaypal is right Infront of my house , on the chogm road @ Sangolda walking towards Calangute . 
Its a Sunday and I am come from Church 
It's a sin to avoid me picking him up so I call the Dysp Porvorim and request for police support. 
Within 15 min flat the cops are on the spot along with our Ambulance and staff and we Rescue Jaypal from the streets. 
Bad, Rotten and torn leg . 
Worms , maggots, etc are in his foot . 
Smelly and filthy and tired and stressed. 
We put him in our Ambulance, take him home and clean and bandage him up . 
Today we took him to the hospital for treatment. 
Many many people saw him including me in many many places and yet we including me just walked or drove away. 
Attached a picture and a small video of Jaypal walling. 👇
We including myself have failed and daily fail such people . 
Humanity ceases to be there for these types of homeless people. 
We just tend to look the other side as if it's not out problem. 
We forget to see God in human beings . 
And i ask God  ” why me “. 
Why can't there be more like me to start such homes for such abandoned homeless people ? 
It's beyond my capacity to do what we are doing. 
It's only the Grace of God which drives me daily. 
It's tough, stressful, complicated, frustrating dealing with such cases where before even picking, I know that there are going to many many trips to hospitals to just treat the person. 
Then the costs of fuel , medicines , rehabilitation. 
The rains are in full flow and there are many such homeless sleeping and roaming in the rains as they have lost their mind . 
And then there are a few who just criticize me for unwanted reasons 
I wish to tell them ” pick only one such homeless per month and then talk “. 
Easy to criticize and find faults very difficult to physically go out there daily non stop and do what we do. 
Please support our NGO. 
You get 50% deduction / rebate under section 80G of the INCOME TAX act, once you donate to our NGO. 
We accept only CHEQUES / NEFT with your pan card copy . 
For those who wish to know more about us you can follow us on social media 
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
          
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
YouTube channel 
and subscribe and if you agree with our work then please like and share 
AND
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848
 
19Jun/22

A FREE HEARING AID DISTRIBUTION CAMP FOR PWDs

18.6.2022.  7pm IST 
A  FREE HEARING AID DISTRIBUTION CAMP for PWDs was held at the Dr Gail & Mrs. Ditosa Memorial Medical Clinic @ Street Providence Goa, Sangolda, organized by Rotary Club of Panaji Riviera on 18th June, 2022, between 3 to 5 pm. 
This camp is the first such project at the Medical centre and part of a  soft launch to test our capabilities and the prevailing infrastructure in organizing many more such FREE camps. 
Attached a 2 mim video of the camp. 👇
Field officers, volunteering at our NGO,  identified 25 such deserving and poor PwDs across rural Goa , in need of the  Hearing Aids. 
Free transport was provided to the PwDs to reach the camp location. We are glad to have partnered with Rotary Club in organizing this  camp. 
On the morning of 18th June, 2022, Rotary Club of Margao , organized a  Hearing Aid Camp at Fatorda. 
Field Officers of STREET PROVIDENCE  brought 9 such deserving poor PwDs  including 3 suffering from HIV . 
Each one was given FREE hearing aids after being thoroughly checked by the Audiologist. 
During the afternoon camp at Sangolda, our NGO brought 16 such PwDs with hearing disabilities and after a  thorough examination  FREE hearing aids were given to each of the beneficiaries including one suffering from HIV. 
In North Goa  Free transport was provided to & fro from Mapusa & Panjim to all those who attended this camp at Sangolda 
We had an excellent opportunity to :
☆ Be part of a camp for PwDs. 
☆ Provide help to the poorest of the poor 
☆ Provide FREE Transport 
& provide the infrastructure for the camp. 
♡♡♡ A big thanks to :
☆ Mr Rtn Mangirish Kakodkar , President of Rotary Club , Margao &
☆ Mrs Rtn Sandra Fernandes   , President of Rotary Club of Panaji , Riviera. 
for giving our NGO an  opportunity to be a part of this camp by entrusting us to locate and bring all all the beneficiaries, which we did to the best of our team ability . 
Aldo thanks to Dr Lenny Da Costa for being the link and motivating me . 
We are ready in the future to assist any such clubs/Organizations who are in need of :
Identifying beneficiaries ,
Venues for  both North Goa & South Goa 
Transportation for the PWDs to the  camp venues
All infrastructure and facilities owned/ managed by our NGO viz. the Venue, transportation, man power etc will always be used to rhe fullest for the poor , homeless & PwDs. 
Our philosophy is ” use rhe infrastructure to the fullest for the poorest of the poor “. 
♡♡♡ A special thanks to our staff :
☆ Mr Sapnesh
☆ Mr Prabhakar 
☆ Mr Akshay 
☆ Ms Amesha 
☆ MsTriveni and
☆ Mr Mahesh from ZINDAGI Ngo Vasco and 
☆ Mr Gaurish from the Department. 
And John Baptist from Margao our volunteer, 
who worked behind the scenes to ensure that both camps were successful in assisting needy beneficiaries. 
During the monsoons it is rather difficult to get PwDs  from remote places like  Quepem, Vasco , Salcette , Bicholim, Pernem to attend such camps. 
I am elated to state that both camps in North and South Goa were a success. 
God Bless each and everyone who helped make this happen! 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes
8380097564 / 7020314848