Sudhagad Block of Raigad Dist.

These pictures were taken while interns were interviewing Students, Teachers, Committee Members, Parents for the questionnaire prepared for them for the project “Access to safe and clean drinking water in Sudhagad and Raigad districts”.Inters are measuring the Height, Weight of the students for further survey for calculating BMI(Body Mass Index) before the installation of filters and hand wash station.

Tadiwala Centre of CYDA supported by HCNF

These Pictures were clicked while various activities were conducted in the centre. Children are seen participating in various activities like Youth Festival, Drawing Competition, Chess Competition, Interaction with homeless.


Your contribution can help
• Dropout children go back to school.
• Ensure access to safe and clean drinking water
• Malnourished children to restore good health.
• Ensure psychological care and career guidance for adolescents.
• Ensure access to life skill, digital literacy & basic computer skills.

All donations are eligible for 50% tax exemption under section 80G.

Urgent Appeal from HCNF to all supporters

Wish you all a very Happy Dashera and festive season. Indeed the victory of goodness and good health and defeat of all negativities. As we are at the Dashera festival and preparing for Diwali this also is the season for ‘giving’. October is the month of giving and we come to you once again with our urgent appeal for support. As always HCNF is in urgent need of your donations and support to make this possible. We depend on you for contributing to goodness.

Access to safe and clean drinking water in Maval block in Pune District

The task force on children in Maharashtra is still mulling over opening the schools. Widespread concern on the learning losses and the forth coming challenges when the re-opening actually happens is being debated. Meanwhile 33 Zilla Parishad schools in the Maval taluka of Pune district have been getting ready with water filters for clean drinking water and hand washing stands for children.

कोणाचे काहीच वाचलेलं नाही!!!! (Nobody has anything left)

This is what is being heard at different locations from people who have been suddenly caught up in the torrential rains and massive floods in Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts. On the 4th day of the flood the rescue operations continue and relief is trickling in slowly. While water has receded in Chiplun, Kolhapur and Sangli are still marooned and fear of increase of water levels is looming.

APPEAL FOR URGENT HELP for the flood & landslide survivors of Maharashtra.

Thousands of people in our neighbouring districts of Satara, Kolhapur, Raigad, Sangli and Ratnagiri are calling for immediate assistance. Due to torrential rains, floods, landslides and rock falls these villagers have lost their houses, food stocks, clothes and household items. The death toll has risen above 140 and many more are missing. It is indeed a crisis situation.

Songs To Uplift And Raise Funds For Crisis Stricken Families

Dear friends, join Gerry Rebello, on Facebook LIVE for an evening of music titled ‘Songs to UPLIFT & INSPIRE, to raise funds for the Help for Children in Need Foundation (HCNF), an NGO that aids crisis-stricken families and children among the poorest sections of society. Date & Time: Saturday, 8th May 2021. Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Support has begun. Need is surging. Your help now is essential.

The past few days have been deeply worrying and painful for many thousands of people in the country. Shortage of ventilators, oxygen, hospital beds and medicines have resulted in pushing up the number of dead per day beyond 3000. The daily infections have remained much over 300,000 per day for about 6 days. Life is disrupted in many places, cities and in some rural pockets.

As the crisis returns, the exodus resumes and care needs intensify

As the second wave of Covid 19 infections grip our country, vivid and disturbing sights of migrant lives in turmoil return.

Losses of jobs, wages and homes, food insecurity and anxiety is driving migrants, who had returned to cities and towns in search of livelihoods, to urgently retrace their steps homeward.