Lotus Children’s Centre

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Author’s Name
Didi A. Kalika
Project website www.lotuschild.org
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Sanskrit: Av Ananda Kalika Ac, Legal: Gabrielle Dowling
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: Yarmag, Sub-district: – , District: Haan Uul, Province: (City) Ulaanbaatar, Country: Mongolia, AM Sector: Hong Kong
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development
Project accomplishments 1. Creation of the centre’s own primary school. 2. Creation of the centre’s own kingergarten. 3. Extension of the project to the towns of Hutul and Erdenet.
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: Information technology, accounting, males who have experience with children; business experience related to starting up small businesses. In-kind: Shoes – but donations of money are better. Cash: Running costs
Project support sources AMURT America, AMURT Italy, other individual donors
Project photos location http://resources.amurt.net/index.php?name=coppermine&file=thumbnails&album=28
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: lotuschild@magicnet.mn, Phone: +976 11 379 471, Mobile: +976 9913 2100
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Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Education, Shelter, Children support
Project starting date 1995
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 50, Volunteer: 2 (though at times more, sometimes fewer)
Project expenses (yearly) $US200,000 – two hundred thousand dollars.
Published
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:33 pm
Lotus Children’s Centre is a children’s home, which houses approximately 130 children. The children who are of the correct age attend the centre’s own kindergarten or primary school.
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Izvorul Sperantei “The Fountain of Hope” Social Center Panatau

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Author’s Name
Didi A. Devapriya
Project website www.romania.amurtel.net
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Cristina Rusu
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: Panatau, Sub-district: – , District: Buzau, Province: – , Country: Romania, AM Sector:Berlin
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development
Project accomplishments 1. The project is a partnership with the local Mayor, AMURTEL and a Dutch Foundation and received a 30,000 euro grant. 2. Despite opposition, being able to maintain the vegetarian diet, and successfully open the center.
Project lessons learned 1. just opened – still learning!
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: volunteer teachers, In-kind: flooring for the study room, Cash: sponsorships to cover the food cost – about 2000 euros more needed
Project support sources Individual sponsorships mostly from within the AM community
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: amurtel@gmail.com, Mobile: +40748011229
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Education
Project starting date June 2007
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 3, Volunteer: 0
Project expenses (yearly) 5000 euros to pay for the hot meal program, the other running costs are provided by the mayor
Published
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:23 pm
An afterschool center designed to break the cycle of rural poverty by providing homework support and hot meals to 25 economically disadvantaged students aged 7-14.
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Familia Panatau – AMURTEL Romania Children’s Home

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Author’s Name
Didi A. Devapriya
Project website www.romania.amurtel.net
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Sanskrit: Gopi , Legal: Cornelia Fischer
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: Panatau, Sub-district: -, District: Buzau, Province: -, Country:Romania, AM Sector:Berlin Sector
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development
Project accomplishments 1. Raising of children to independence; 2. Developing leadership and professional skills in local staff; 3. Providing running water to the village
Project lessons learned 1. It is important to carefully nurture local relationships and provide visible services to the local community so as not to remain isolated. 2. It is very difficult to undo the traumas. 3. It is important to have government support.
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: A new director to replace Gopi; In-kind: Reconstruction of a burned down barn; Cash: funds for continuing education of children leaving the home
Project support sources Currently the home is sustained by a Swiss foundation specifically set up for that purpose by Gopi from personal contacts. However in 2 years, when Gopi goes into retirement, the foundation will be dissolved, so we are in need of long term sustainability
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: amurtel@gmail.com, Phone: +40238522002, Mobile: +40740457504
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Children support
Project starting date 1992
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 13, Volunteer: 0.
Project expenses (yearly) 30,000
Published
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:58 pm
Familia AMURTEL was founded in order to provide an alternative to the massive

abusive state instutions for abandoned children during communism. It has been the home for 26 children, though

currently we have 16 living in the home. It is located in

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AMURT Yogyakarta Disaster Relief Response – Indonesia

Category Disasters & ProjectsSouth East Asia
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Author’s Name
Dada Shiilabadrananda
Project website id.amurt.net/yogya/
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Ac. Siilabhadrananda Avt. / Mark Devine
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: -, Sub-district: -, District: Bantul, Klaten and Sleman; Province: Yogyakarta & Central Java; Country: Indonesia, AM Sector: Manila
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Disaster Relief
Project accomplishments 1. Appreciation Letter from UNICEF. 2. First NGO to build viable temporary schools using local materials; eventually 179 such schools were built using AMURT design. 3. Introduction of alternative building material (bamboo) as part of construction of
Project lessons learned 1. Correct adjustment with local psychology and customs will smoothen work with local staff and targeted community. 2. Employ qualified accounting staff from beginning of operation to simplify finance arrangements 3. Sympathetic human contact with v
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: N.A., In-kind: N.A., Cash: N.A.
Project support sources Remaining funds from Kindernothilfe (Major Sponsor)
Project photos location http://resources.amurt.net/index.php?name=coppermine&cat=43
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: devine@amurt.net, Phone: +62-274-888348, Mobile: +62-81376811690
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Early Recovery/Pscho-Social
Project starting date May 28, 2006
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 10, Volunteer: Up to 17
Project expenses (yearly) 2006: $US386,000
Published
Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:26 pm
Multi-Sectoral (see above) Response to Yogyakarta Earthquake both in disaster relief phase and in recovery phase
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Domnesti Children’s Home – ROMANIA

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Author’s Name
Dada Rasatmakananda
Project website amurt.ro/home/
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Dada Rasatmakananda / Markku Jaakko Sosimäki
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: Domnesti, Sub-district: -, District: Bucharest, Province: -, Country: Romania, AM Sector: Berlin Sector
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development Project
Project accomplishments 1. Well established home. 2. Well organized and good relation with donors and sponsors. 3. In year 2008, all boys completed compulsory school years.
Project lessons learned 1. Children’s homes must be run by a paid staff. 2. Not to start a home if not prepared to maintained for min. 10 years.
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: – , In-kind: – , Cash: – .
Project support sources NA (please check the project website –> click sponsors)
Project photos location NA
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: rasat@theamway.com, Phone: +40-21-3515106, Mobile: +40-720924494
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Children support
Project starting date 1993
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 3, Volunteer:
Project expenses (yearly) US$ 30,000
Published
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:01 pm
AMURT Romania was established in 1990 shortly after the onset of the social revolution. The initial needs assessment for Romania revealed a pressing need to help the numerous homeless children in the country.
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Kekeli Health Education Program – GHANA

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Author’s Name
Dada Daneshananda
Project website www.anandamarga.org/news/africa.htm
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Dada Daneshananda / Tor Bjornsen
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: Mafi – Seva and surrounding communities, about 28 communities so far, Sub-district: -, District: North Tongu, Province: Volta Region, Country: Ghana, AM Sector: Nairo
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development Project
Project accomplishments 1. Training of 28 women as Kekeli women, village health promoters. 2. 100 page health education manual compiled and translated into local language
Project lessons learned 1. Necessary to train local people to do the education. 2. Best to focus on women while doing health education. 3. health education is effective and low budget
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: trainers able to give women’s leadership classes, that is adopted to the African village. In-kind: education materials, visuals. Cash: minimal
Project support sources Private donations, volunteers through Kids Worldwide and other sources
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: amurt.gh@amurt.net, Daneshananda@gmail.com, Phone: +233-21-666-746, Mobile: +233-24-518-9086
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Health Education
Project starting date Feb 2005
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: -, Volunteer: Emperor and Bernice.
Project expenses (yearly) Low budget, 2007, we have spent less than USD 2,000
Published
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:42 am
Community health education – Main component training of women as village health promoters, they are known as Kekeli women, other component training of TBA’s (Traditional Birth Attendants), sex education in the secondary schools, hygiene and sanitat
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Safe Motherhood and Midwifery – BURKINA FASO

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Author’s Name
Dada Daneshananda
Project website www.amurt.net/africa/burkinafaso/
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Sanskrit: Dada Daneshananda / Legal: Tor Bjoernsen
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: All villages of Deou Department; Sub-district: – ; District: – ; Country: Burkina Faso ; AM Sector: NAIROBI
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development Project
Project accomplishments 1. Training of 38 village midwives in remote tribal villages. 2. Bella tribe women seeking pre-natal consultation.
Project lessons learned 1. Follow and supervision is the key. 2. Partnerships with govt. can be good. 3. Patience, if things don’t work immediately, it might work if you give it some time.
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: volunteers possible. In-kind: – . Cash: funding for program runs out at the end of 2007, we need a new funder.
Project support sources Main donor is NORAD, Norwegian Agency for Development, through AMURT Norway
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: Daneshananda@gmail.com, amurt.bf@amurt.net. Phone: +226-50343455. Mobile: + 226-70067601
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Health education, women.
Project starting date Feb 2002
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 3, i.e: Rasa–Ouaga coordinator, Ibrahim–driver, Numero Une-Deou coordinator. Volunteer: –
Project expenses (yearly) About USD 35,000
Published
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:02 am
Partnership program with Burkina Faso Department of Health to reduce maternal mortality, Components, training of village midwives, health education of women in the villages, campaign against FGM, pre-natal consultation for pregnant women, follow up, supe
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Mafi Zongo Water Project – GHANA

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Author’s Name
Dada Daneshananda
Project website www.amurt.net/africa/g…/index.htm
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Dada Daneshananda / Tor Bjoernsen
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: 23 communities, center is Mafi Zongo; Sub-district: – ; District: North Tongu ; Province: Volta Region ; Country: Ghana; AM Sector: Nairobi
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development Project
Project accomplishments 1. Safe water to the communities. 2. Communities working together and taking responsibility. 3. Leading to other developments, health education, clinics, electrification.
Project lessons learned 1. Local leadership is the most important factor to make project successful. 2. The devil is in the detail, thorough attention to technical details in planning and implementation is needed, serious problems will occur. 3. Good communications,
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: Help to strengthen and stabilize the management, engineers. In-kind: – . Cash: approximately USD 30,000 for new roughing filter and drainage construction
Project support sources AMURT Italy and Amici Nel Mondo, Italy has been the source of main funding. Engineers without Borders, Tucson, Arizona is main source of technical support, AMURT Italy Manavendra has also provided technical support.
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: amurt.gh@amurt.net or Daneshananda@gmail.com. Phone: 233-21-666-746. Mobile: 233-24-518-9086.
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Water & Sanitation
Project starting date 1994
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 1 paid by AMURT (Bholanath); Volunteer: many.
Project expenses (yearly) 2004 : USD 56,114, 2005 : USD 35,075, 2006 : 70,256, 2007 (January 1 to June 30) : USD 17,922
Published
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:44 am
Potable water to 23 communities, 9,000 people. Community owned, community managed. Components: dam, water treatment plant, distribution reservoir, 47 kilometer PVC network, 42 standpipes
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Mafi-Seva Community Clinic – GHANA

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Author’s Name
Dada Daneshananda
Project website www.amurt.net/africa/g…clinic.htm
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Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Sanskrit: – / Legal: Emperor Samuel Tsamenyi
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Village: Mafi-Seva, Sub-district: -, District: North Tongu, Province: Volta Region, Country: GHANA, AM Sector: Nairobi.
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Development Project
Project accomplishments 1. Making communities work together to improve local health care. 2. Launching health education program (see Kekeli program). 3. Providing health care in remote villages.
Project lessons learned 1. It is good to test the commitment of local community before giving money. 2. Training of the staff and health education in the villages is the best contribution we can make. 3. Working with women in the villages is the best approach to heal
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Human: more training for the staff. In-kind: medical supplies and medicines. Cash: -.
Project support sources Self-sufficient economically, help from AMURT for development, volunteers from Kids Worldwide.
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s) Email: amurt.gh@amurt.net or Daneshananda@gmail.com; Phone: – ; Mobile: 233-24-511-7182.
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. Medical
Project starting date 1 May 2003
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) Paid: 3 (Emperor, Bernice, Enionam). Volunteer: 1 (Christian)
Project expenses (yearly) NA
Published
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:26 pm
Community Clinic, open all the time, maternity ward with deliveries, homeopathic clinic, four beds, staff 4, community owned, community managed.
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