When women and children in Bengaluru are in distress and need help, they call the NGO - PARIHAR.
Imagine an NGO that receives over 100000 distress calls every year, mainly from women and children in Bengaluru. These calls relate to abuse, harassment, violence and are made in desperation and in distressed situations. PARIHAR, an initiative of Bengaluru City Police, provides a lifeline of support, care and hope for those in distress. Almost 90% of the cases are successfully resolved!
Team Parihar (Left to Right): Mrs Vidhya, Mrs Uma, Mrs Sandhya Rani, Mrs. Aparna, Mrs Rani Shetty(head Parihar), Sri T. Suneel Kumar( Police Commissioner Bangalore),Mrs Saraswathi,Mrs Preethi, Mr Eqbal Ahmed.
PARIHAR is a proven safe haven where women and children can openly and safely discuss their personal discords and traumas like marital discord, dowry, physical abuse, substance abuse, psychiatric cases and more. PARIHAR provides holistic support to women and children in distress through immediate rescue, police support, counselling, short stay facility, medical aid, legal services and rehabilitation, all within a SAFE environment. Their expert team of professional counsellors who are trained in social counselling are available 24/7 to respond to any distress calls. The services rendered are FREE and open to all.
Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC), a leading civic group, deeply committed to overall betterment of Bengaluru City, is working for safety of women and children under its B.SAFE platform. The B.SAFE team works with key stakeholders in areas such as safety at schools, workplaces, public spaces and in sensitizing community. B.PAC believes that one key safety resource that Bengaluru lacks is sufficient number of counselling centres. Hence, B.PAC is leading a crowdfunding effort for PARIHAR to ensure they are able to reach out and help many more such women and children in the city.
PARIHAR IMPACT: TWO CASE STUDIES
1) A 15 year old in distress...
2) Beacon of hope in a strange land.
PARIHAR has been working relentlessly to help thousands of such women and children in need, and it implements, widespread awareness programs in the form of workshops, seminars, training sessions, etc across various sectors and communities of our Bengaluru City to help prevent and redress crimes against women and children.
Over two decades, PARIHAR has helped over thousands of families. However, they still under-serve Bengaluru city’s needs. PARIHAR has three services- Makkala Sahayavani (For Children), Vanitha Sahayavani (for Women) and Family Counselling Services. Bengaluru needs more such centres, which in turn requires funding. This crowdfunding campaign aims to raise money in two phases to collect enough funds to sustain the 3 current facilities plus start 2 new centres in Bangalore.
PARIHAR'S GOVERNING MEMBERS
Hon. President - Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City
Hon. Vice President - Jt. Commissioner of Police (CAR)
Hon. Secretary - Dy. Commissioner of Police (Admin)
Hon. Treasurer - Dy. Commissioner of Police (Crime)
ABOUT PARIHAR AND WHO THEY ARE
Parihar is a charitable organisation that was established in 1998. It is an initiative of the Bengaluru City Police with Police Commissioner as the President.
Families waiting at a PARIHAR Centre
Makkala Sahayavani - a unit of Parihar provides following help to children
PHASE – 1: Given below is the cost of running the main unit of PARIHAR for a year. PARIHAR currently wishes to raise funds to meet its needs for a period of one year. This amounts to INR 35 Lakhs approximately. PARIHAR receives INR 5 lakhs from the Government and hence needs the remaining INR 30 Lakhs support
PHASE – 2: PARIHAR has 2 more centres, one at Basavanagudi and another at Malleshwaram. In addition, PARIHAR intends to set up two more satellite centres to meet the needs of citizens of other parts of the city. Each of these cost INR 5L approximately. Given below is the cost break of each such centre.
We are raising a Total of 50 Lakhs that will cover the cost of running as well as opening new centers.
All the funds collected from this campaign will be given to Parihar.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are raising money to help Parihar with running their operations for 12 months and opening of new centres hence, need to raise INR 50L. The smallest amount you contribute will help them to take a step further towards self-sufficiency. The funds from this campaign will be transferred to Parihar (the registered NGO).
TAX BENEFITS FOR FUNDERS
Funding to this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as BPAC is a registered trust & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted. If you are an India living abroad or a person holding an Indian passport you can still fund this campaign.
To know more about B.PAC: Visit www.bpac.in
The team at B.PAC
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly. It’s s concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an Idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream is a crowdfunding site and platform in India that allows for such a pooling of funds.
You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on a FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries in addition to tax benefits.
What are the crowdfunding charges?
Fueladream charges 2% for the payment for the payment gateway and 7% as crowdfunding charges. With GST the total comes to 10.62%. There is also an initial fee of 3000 INR which has been waived for this campaign.