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Maharashtra Foundation is granted "NGO in Special Consultative Status" with the United Nations.
Through their letter dated July 21st, 2005, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations has informed that the Maharashtra Foundation has been granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations.
This status enables the representative of MF to attend the United Nations meetings and conferences open to participation by or of special interests to NGOs in consultative status held at its headquarters in New York and Geneva. This will give an opportunity to MF representatives to interact with other NGOs in the similar status, increase MF's visibility, and seek collaborations to expand our activities and programs. MF will also be able to indicate this status on the letterhead as "NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations".
Maharashta Foundation is proud to say that since inception, the Foundation has made a difference in lives of millions people with direct and indirect help through variuos projects in the following areas:
Child sponsorship project of the Foundation adopted hundreds of children for school education and vocational training for gainful employment.
MF and HALO Medical foundation provided affordable healthcare in Maharashtra. Women are trained to provide healthcare villagers.
3. Economic empowerment of women
Swayamsiddha - The over arching objective of the project is women empowerment by creating enabling environment. The Foundation supported this project submitted by Maval Mahila Vikas Sanstha (MMVS) which has been working in Maval area since 1993.
4. Welfare and Rehabilitation
Recognizing the severity of the challenge, MF took up this cause and launched anti-human trafficking initiative last year. Three projects have been launched under this initiative: Prevention of Girl Child Marriages in Marathwada (People’s Institute for Rural Development, Ahmedpur), Sparrows (Apane Aap, Mumbai), and Rural Outreach program for preventing and combating trafficking of women and children in Amaravati district (Save the Children, Mumbai).
5. Disaster Relief
Provided assistance to the Relief, rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts to the disaster victims.
MF provided opportunities to deserving youth to realize their dream. 1V1C project was a big success and was very impactful. It is a bridge between the rural and urban India.