Doing it Anyway

When our founder Robert P. Del Conte died 18 years ago a poem was found above his desk, called Dot it Anyway by Mother Teresa. Over the years we have reflected on the poem but not acted on it. That is about to change. We are going to Do it Anyway despite the reward or consequence. We are getting ready to launch our first ever fundraising campaign to help rebuild an elementary school library in Puerto Rico that was damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017 as well as a library in an underserved elementary school in Los Angeles. Instead of focusing on how he died we are instead choosing to focus on how he lived and it doing it so we are going to Do it Anyway. Everyone has the ability to do good works and bring about change in our own way. It can be picking up trash at the park or the beach. Holding the door for the person behind you, saying please and thank you, volunteering in your child’s classroom or at a soup kitchen, taking a self care day. All of it is needed and all of it matters. None of us can get through life without the help of others and sometimes the thing that is most needed is a smile, a hello or a hug letting someone know they are seen and matter. We challenge you to Do it Anyway, in any fashion you can.

REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST,2016 ALSI OSAI – NAVALADY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Alai Osai Community Development Centre was functioning as usual except for the evening classes. The students of the evening classes were given a month vacation as in the case of State schools. The vacation started on 29th of July 2016.

Even though the vacation started, on the request of parents, classes were conducted from 1st August 2016 to 5th August 2016 as the children were on leave for a week for attending the Pooja at ”Kadaladiyamman” Kovil. This request was made by them at a Parents’ meeting...

REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016 ALAI OSAI –NAVALADY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

As usual the development programme for the Navalady community was continued for the month of July 2016.  Our programme has made a big change in life of people living in Navalady.

During this month, our Psychosocial worker daily visited the families in the Navalady community, and did counseling wherever necessary. As the male members of the families spend most of their time out in the sea, engaging in fishing, they do not have time to go to the relevant places in town area, to fulfill their needs. ..