Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is a registered charity that relieves the effects of poverty and creates new opportunities in India and in disaster struck areas around the world. In and around Thirumalaikodi of the Vellore District, Tamil Nadu in South India our Medical Programs have 4 different components that address nutrition, basic needs, medicines, hospital equipment, special needs adaptive devices and rural medical outreach programs. Our Education and Training Programs in the Vellore District have 5 different elements that include school scholarships, nursing scholarships, school equipment, vocational training and nursing college equipment.
Our Worldwide Emergency Disaster Relief Program supports existing Canadian organizations working on the ground providing direct aid in disaster struck areas worldwide. We are supporting disaster relief in Nepal following the disastrous earthquakes recently experienced there. We are also supporting Syrian Refugees as they make their way to safer communities.
Locally we share by engaging volunteers and building awareness of the opportunities that can be created to benefit people that do not have access to resources. We support awareness in local communities throughout the world of our programs and the direct beneficial relief that the programs deliver.
Globally we share by engaging volunteers all over the world supporting the charitable partners as we carry out 11 medical, educational and disaster relief programs that relieve poverty and create the opportunity for social change. Only when the crushing burden of poverty is reduced can opportunity flourish in the rural areas we work in. Many of our programs involve small budgets that have the ability to touch many people. Our programming creates grass roots societal change by supporting one person, one family, one community at a time.
We are an entirely volunteer organization that engages volunteers locally and globally with our charitable partners in India, Nepal and for Syrian Refugees to alleviate poverty, reduce disease, encourage education and create opportunity. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We offer the opportunity for charitably minded people to make a difference, one person at a time, in parts of the world that are often not easily reached.
We work with several Registered Indian Charities who act as agents under our direction in India, Nepal and for Syrian Refugees as we administer our programs. Our agents provide recommendations for our programs to ensure that the programs are meaningful at a local level by reaching as many people as possible at minimal cost. Our worldwide charitable associates identify critical needs and provide organizational, administrative and distributive support as we carry out our programs. We buy locally sourced items like food ingredients, housewares, clothing, medicines, large and small medical equipment, medical adaptive devices, vocational training equipment like sewing machines, educational equipment and reforestation materials.
Our charitable agents help to distribute the program items by donating the expertise, the venue, the logistics, the staff support and the documentation for each program distribution. For example, Program 2 provides nutritional support for over five thousand people experiencing poverty yearly. Our agents prepare the raw foodstuffs that Canadians Sharing buys in India and distribute the meals to needful rural residents. Another example is in the various medical equipment that we supply to The Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Center near Vellore. The hospital provides us with a list of their equipment needs and prices. Through Canadians Sharing’s evaluations, we select the appropriate piece or pieces of equipment and purchase it directly from the manufacturer. Canadians Sharing arranges shipping for the equipment and the hospital arranges for the delivery, installation and warranty requirements for the equipment. Our volunteers confirm the proper installation and operation of the equipment as well as the benefit from the equipment.
100% of the donation amounts for our Indian programs are invested in the direct purchase of items like food, clothing and basic housewares, medicine, medical equipment, medical equipment for people with special needs trees, clothing, nursing and grade school scholarships and vocational training. 100% of the donations given to our Disaster Relief Programs in Nepal and for Syrian Refugees are given to our Canadian Charitable Organizations as they administer aid in those devastated areas.
Each of our 10 programs improves the quality of life and creates opportunities to share with people, families and communities who live in less advantaged communities of the world.