Caring for vulnerable children living in the slums and villages of India

 friends and partners

Friends, Sponsors and Partners
* Reach Education Action Programme (REAP) reapchild.org
GPM works in synergy with the award-winning Indian NGO REAP, an organization that works to combat illiteracy and ensure every child in Mumbai goes to school through an approach that literally takes literacy to the doorstep of the poor. REAP has over 450 centers with 10,000 learners. These include children on the street, slums, rag-pickers, child laborers and tribal children. Every year about 3500 children are mainstreamed in formal education. REAP was awarded the $1 million international 2005 Opus Prize for outstanding humanitarian work.

* American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) jdc.org
The GPM volunteer program operates in close partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).  As the world's largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to rescue Jews in danger, bring relief to needy Jews, revitalize connections to Jewish identity and culture, and provide non-sectarian disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.

* JDC Entwine. jdcentwine.org
GPM partners with JDC Entwine, JDC’s young adult platform, which recruits and places all GPM volunteers through the Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps.  Entwine’s Global Jewish Service Corps sends young Jews around the world to directly engage with JDC’s global mission and actively fulfill the value of Jewish responsibility through placements in overseas Jewish communities, in Israel, and in countries where JDC is involved with humanitarian interventions.

* JDC India.
In India, GPM works closely with the JDC local office and staff to develop opportunities for GPM participants to engage and interact with the local Indian Jewish community and to bring local Indian Jewish youth to volunteer alongside GPM volunteers during their term of service in India.

* Modern Trousseu Bridal House  moderntrousseau.com

When Modern Trousseu’s proprietors heard about the plight of underprivileged children living in acute poverty in the slums of Mumbai, they immediately pledged their support in sustaining the education, health and nutrition of more than 300 children every month! “ We at Modern Trousseau provide beauty and style to mark a couple’s love and future together” remarked  Callie Tein, “we are excited to be able to help hundreds of children start their lives with the tools and opportunities to change their futures and thrive!” GPM is grateful by Modern Trousseau ‘s commitment to social justice and wish them, as well, a bright future.

* The Good People Fund goodpeoplefund.org
The Good People Fund provides financial support, guidance and mentoring to charitable activities and serve as a means for donors to reach many groups and individual needs and act as an instigator of good. The Good People Fund  inspires people to do tikkun olam and tzedakah (to do the right thing by giving) responsibly and regularly. To expand these good works (ma’asim tovim), the Good People Fund also educates youth, adults, teachers, recipients and donors about the process and power of helping others.  


* Repair the World werepair.org/
GPM was chosen to participate in Repair the World's IJSL Technical Assistance Program which consists of group trainings, individualized coaching and consulting, and networking opportunities about program evaluation, participant recruitment and service with impact for organizations running Immersive Jewish service-learning (IJSL) programs. As part of this program, Jewish social media guru Debra Askanse donated her time to counsel GPM on social media strategy.

* American Jewish World Service (AJWS) ajws.org
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

* Sundara livesundara.com
Sundara
creates high-quality soaps, inspired by plants, flowers and herbs which have been used in traditional beauty rituals around the world for centuries. Proceeds of Sundara's wonderful 'Chai Tea' Soap fund GPM hygiene programs for children in the slums of India.

* Doctors for You doctorsforyou.org
Doctors For You (DFY) is a pan India humanitarian organization with international presence and is working in various disaster hit zones since last 7 years.DFY focuses on providing medical care to the vulnerable communities during crisis and non-crisis situation, emergency medical aid to people affected by natural disaster, conflicts and epidemics. 

* Tzedek UK tzedek.org.uk
Tzedek's vision is of a Jewish community actively involved in the reduction of extreme poverty. Tzedek educates the UK Jewish community through a uniquely Jewish lens, to reduce poverty worldwide. Tzedek actively invests in projects that increase the sustainable income of some of the poorest people in the world.

* Jnana Prabodhini - Harali jpharali.org
Jnana Prabodhini - Harali is an agricultural-educational complex spread over 60 acres of land in rural Maharashtra India. The complex promotes rural development, education, health services and village educational outreach programs. 

* Choose Life choose-life.org.il/indexEN.html
Choose Life is a group of Indian and Israeli professionals who share a strong commitment to the protection and promotion of life, community, health, educational development and environment. 

* The Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation
The foundation supports development initiatives for children in underserved cocommunities around the world. 

* OLAM
 olamtogether.org
OLAM is a partnership between the Alliance for Global Good, Pears Foundation, and Schusterman Family Foundation to strengthen Jewish volunteering and service learning, international development, and social justice advocacy. 

* TAKUM takumbeitmidrash.com
TAKUM is dedicated to engaging deeply with the Jewish textual tradition—ancient and modern—seeking to develop thoughtful Jewish approaches to issues of social and environmental justice in our day. TAKUM seeks to advance a holistic approach to Jewish life and learning by weaving together study and service.

* FoodPanda India
foodpanda.in
FoodPanda India is an online food delivery service with a strong social conscious particularly focused on food security for vulnerable populations. FoodPanda India provides a fantastic online platform for households to easily order delicious meals from their favorite restaurants and delivered to their doorstep. FoodPanda India is growing exponentially throughout urban India - more than 100 cities - and GPM is grateful for their support in our Nutrition program for vulnerable children in the slums of India.

* Makhteshim-Agan India  ma-india.com
Set up in 2009, Makhteshim-Agan India currently has  more than have 34 centers across the length and breadth of India, bringing the latest innovative crop-yielding technologies from all over the world to the door step of the Indian farmer. The company is revolutionizing the way Indian farms produce crop yields which in turn greatly increases crop production resulting in an increase in nutrition and health for millions of people on a national level.

* Lochamim Lelo Gvulot
 ffl.org.il
Army veterans straight after their service volunteer as a group with service initiatives in Israel, India and Africa.

* Uri L'tzedek utzedek.org
This vibrant Jewish social justice organization, guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression, provides educational content for participants in our program. Uri L’tzedek has offered a weekly course--given via Skype from New York--to our program participants in Mumbai, on the issues of social justice and global responsibility from a Jewish perspective. 


* Minkus Family Trust

* Kaminer Family Foundation


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