Rahul found his silver lining

“It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” – Lewis Carroll.

 

15 years old and living in a high-risk area, Rahul* struggled to fit in with the other teens around him. His mother, a sex worker in Kamathipura was too busy to pay attention to the deviant behaviours he exhibited.

 

She often found him involved in crimes, loitering and being irregular to school. When Rahul was held back in 9th grade, she could not keep quiet anymore, and after meeting Oasis staff, she began sending Rahul to our daycare center. With good influence and consistent counselling, he has been able to get back on track in school and is not a prey to the negative influences around him.

 

Last year in Kamathipura, Oasis India worked with over 60 children, providing help with education as well as imparting good values and morals.

 

*name changed

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Dear Partners & Supporters,

As we are heading towards the end of 2020, it’s good to look ahead and think about what the new year may unveil.

But first, let’s take a quick look back. 2020 was quite a year for all of us. We are grateful that we were quickly able to respond to the COVID-19 situation and provide relief aid to over 3000 affected families across Chittoor, Chennai, Mumbai/Thane and Bangalore. We also went ahead with the Mukthi Bike Challenge and even launched the Madras Fuse online portal. The year also brought with it other big challenges but with the boards’ complete support Oasis India is geared for compliance as we enter the new fiscal year.

I would like to start with a huge thank you to all members of the committee of management, sub-committee, and society members – Thank you for all your wonderful contributions towards the growth and success of our mission. We strive to put our communities at the heart of everything we do and we sincerely would like to thank all our sensitive donors, front line staff, the many change agents and volunteers for their trust, support and excellent cooperation with us.

All our staff love what they are doing and our beneficiaries can feel that in every interaction. I wish that we continue to be challenged by our mission – to work in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life, and guided by our Vision – for community, a place where everyone is included making a contribution and reaching their fullest potential.

I wish you and your families a joyous, peaceful and restful festive season and all the best for the New Year 2021.


Mangneo Lhungdim
Executive Director
Oasis India