content – Yes I Can Foundation has joined hands with various educational institutes to provide learning opportunities to students pursuing under and postgraduate courses . Internships with Yes I Can is a unique experience of students as they get involved in end to end project management . Students from top educational institutions such as Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Nirmala niketen college of social work , Amity University joined hands to give this enriching experience. Students were involved in projects related to skills development , education and working for special children through foundation.
As many of us faced uncertainty during the lockdown period , Then what about children with disabilities? It was more difficult for them and parents to keep them engaged productively as compared to abled children.
Yes I Can Foundation with Innerwheel Club of Bombay Airport organized the first grand virtual event known as Rangsharda for specially abled children. More than 30 children participated in the event and got an opportunity to showcase their talents.
The event was appreciated by parents, supporters and by the media . Here you can see the live broadcast updated https://www.facebook.com/539914696341586/videos/944375469322999
‘ We at PACE organization ( Pratham Arora Centre for Excellence) are thankful to team I Yes I Can Foundation for capacity building workshop conducted for us on Social Media strategies. We have not only learned many important concepts but also group sessions helped us to form our strategy for social media for our organization. This will benefit our organization for our strong social media presence.- Team PACE, Mumbai.’
‘My name is Mrs Kothare and i am the resident of one old age home in Mumbai. My hobbies are reading, singing and acting too. I was a theatre artist in my young age. During last Christmas I wished for a classical music collection and guessed what! Through Yes I Can Foundation’s campaign ‘Make Me Their Santa’ I received a CD of famous classical singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi as one of my favourite. I do not know who is that Santa but I like to express my thanks ton Yes I Can team for fulfilling my wish.’ – Ms.Kothare, 78
‘My name is Mrs Kothare and i am the resident of one old age home in Mumbai. My hobbies are reading, singing and acting too. I was a theatre artist in my young age. During last Christmas I wished for a classical music collection and guessed what! Through Yes I Can Foundation’s campaign ‘Make Me Their Santa’ I received a CD of famous classical singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi as one of my favourite. I do not know who is that Santa but I like to exp‘I am the secondary standard student from NGO We For You trust, i am studying in Chabildas school, Mumbai. Today we participated in the awareness session on ‘menstrual Hygiene’. This session helped me alot to remove my misconceptions and it taught me hygiene practices through interactive session from Yes I Can Foundation. I am thankful to them for distributing sanitary napkins to us and helping us understand its importance.- Secondary student from NGO We For You trust.
‘ We are teacher’s team from NGO We for You Charitable trust, working to provide supportive education to underprivileged school children. Yes I Can team organized workshops for our teachers on mental health focusing on mental health issues of children. This helped us to identify children with special needs and to plan intervention strategies for them. These psycho educational sessions will help us in our teaching pattern while dealing with special children.’ – Ms.Maria – centre head
‘We were excited to be part of this social inclusion program organized by Yes I Can Foundation. We got a chance to interact with underprivileged children from We For You Trust, we are glad that we could talk to children about third gender and misconceptions about it. Children asked us many questions and we answered to them to give them clarity. We thank Yes I can team and teachers from We For You for connecting us with children and giving us an opportunity to make new friends.’- From Mahi & Zoya- Third Eye Cafe, Mumbai
‘I participated in program Pet set Go by Yes I can Foundation where I engaged my Pet dog ‘Kiyara’ for a cause with students with disabilities. It was a divine experience to be with these kind hearted souls who see the world differently than most of us. Talents, confidence, innocence, care, trust, happiness, dedication … It is very rare to see all these and many more virtues together at one place. This is that place!!! Salute to this great institute who helps build these self reliant citizens against all odds. Best wishes to every one of them and also to Neha and her “Yes I can" foundation.
By- Kamlakar Tendulkar – volunteered at Pet set Go with his pet dog.
I used to think that old age people would be sad. But after joining project Ashirwad .I realised this is like a second home to them when I visited an old age home known as special care unit for senior citizens.
It was a very exhilarating experience they are so happy to meet us as volunteers.
Though they are old but young at heart, they take part in all the festivals organized by Yes I Can team.
They are happy to share their experiences and also advise the young volunteers. They are all united and they support each other very well.
I feel extremely blessed to spend time with time. They are like my grandparents and we bond like a family.
Thank you Yes I Can team for this opportunity. I’m sure my grandmother also must be happy from above as she rightly said Charity begins at home and I’m following her footsteps.
By – Christabel Sequeerea
I m Mahi Malini Poojary.
I am student at Yes I Can Foundation under Project Cafe with a Cause.
I am transgender and I feel really bad when society does not accept us, exclude us. With great efforts today I am working as a caption in Cafe.
Yes I Can Foundation and their team is guiding me in restaurant English skills and now I am also appearing for my SSC with open university.
You can meet me and guide me.
Say Yes I Can.
I am Mr.Satpute founder of ‘Gharkul’ an organization working for special children.
As an organization we always look for guidance on expert skills.
Yes I Can Foundation under its Capacity building wing guided us in documentation, data management though students from Tata institute of social sciences.
We are glad that through this we could release our annual report for the organisation.
I am student from We For You Charitable trust.
I am soo happy that through Project make me their Santa I got my favourite educational game as a gift from secret Santa.
Thank you my teachers and Yes I can team volunteers.
Hello to all of you,
My name is Geeta and I am student at Yes I Can Foundation.
Due to my visual impairment I used to face lots limitations in terms of access to knowledge.
But through Yes I Can Foundation I am receiving Braille magazine which helps me to read like all of you.
My dream is to write a book and motivate others who are like me.
Hello to all,
This is Drishti, participant at Yes I Can Foundation for mobility training.
I am visually challenged by birth, I used to have low self-esteem as being dependent on others. However this mobility training helped me to achieve my goals. Now I can use white crane with confidence, I have learned to identify currency. This has increased my level of confidence.
Thank you sir and yes I can team.
Hi to all of you,
I am a student from We For You Charitable trust. I participated in session organized by Yes I Can Foundation as awareness on eco-friendly festivals.
I am sooo happy that I could make an idol was able to take at home. Many thanks to my teachers and Yes I Can volunteers.
Namaste to all,
I am Mrs Samant, staying in an old age home.
It is difficult to stay without family and I always miss them.
Meeting Yes I Can Foundation volunteers was like meeting my own family. We interacted, played games and I will always remember this day. God bless all!
Hi to all,
I am a student from We For You Charitable trust. As a part of my social tour through Yes I Can Foundation, I and my classmates visited an old age home. We met all Dada-Dadis. We danced for them. I got my grandparents through this visit. Thanks to my teachers and YES I Can Foundation.
Hi to all readers,
I am Goraksha staying at remote village of Maharashtra. Access to knowledge was very challenging because I am visually challenged.
Through Sparshdnyan- Braille magzine now I can read and gain knowledge. Not only that I am spreading this knowledge to my village friends too.
Thanks to Yes I Can
This is Anu . I am a student from Tata institute of social sciences Mumbai.
Through Yes I Can Foundation I got an opportunity to work as an inten where my project involved working with an organization on guiding debt data management practices as well as preparation of an annual report.
I enjoyed my internship- field work days with so much of learning and insights. Thanks to Yes I Can team.
My name is Shiksha and I have done by graduation. Due to visual impairment it is difficult for me to appear for compititive exams and to get a writer.
However I am thankful to Yes I Can Foundation for organising writer for me, it helped me a lot and relieved my stress.
I appeal to all readers to join as a volunteer especially as a scribe which will help students like me.
Thank you all.
I am school going student from small village in Kerala. Due to flood we lost all our books and stationery material.
We are very happy that through Yes I Can Foundation we got our stationery kits and we could study again.
Thanks to Yes I Can.
This is Abhay.
I am very happy to receive audio files from Yes I Can Foundation on basics of computer. As it is challenging for us get theory knowledge for computer learning but such audio notes are helping me and it’s easy to understand too.
Thanks to volunteers for this.
Hi to all of you,
I am Pournima , volunteering for Yes I Can Foundation.
Under project ‘Swad’ I celebrated. Y birthday with a cause with senior citizens in old age home where we had snacks together prepared by underprivileged women.
I am happy to meet all Dada-Dadis here and this is memorable day for me.
Thanks to all.
Hi to all,
I am Bhavana. I have been volunteering for Yes I Can Foundation from last more than 1 year.
Through project who is Speaking please I am connected to an underprivileged child from us for your charitable trust.
Every week through smartphone I am helping students to improve English language development.
I am happy to see improvements in my students.
Thanks for such innovative project.
I have great experiences with third gender.
From my childhood my parents always kept away from them in fact they used to terrify me.
Yehi dar ke sath mai badi ho gayi and parampara ko nibhate huy I also started making terrify with my children.
But one day when my daughter became grown up, she argued with me for two hours on this topic. After this I got convinced a little.
However one day through Yes I Can foundation I met few third genders. Meeting them was like an eye opener for me.
They are educated talented and they have their firm opinions and they carry their values the way we do.
I have realized that they are not responsible for their situation but we’re.
Society, government rules needs to be changes and we need to create an inclusive society.
Everyone has right to live in the society with self-respect. I am very happy that Yes I can team is doing for their betterment and I am proud to be part of it.
Through this article I request all other people also come forward to help them.
By Ms. Renu Varma
Stories of Change
Ritika ( name changed) comes from an underprivileged background with lack of access to knowledge and career development. Ritika lost her mother and brother due to unforeseen circumstances and was struggling to shape her career as well as accommodation. She joined nursing at NGO SNEHA and through that she came in contact with Yes I Can Foundation . Ritika was not only trained in geriatric care but also provided hands on experience in practice.
Today Ritika is successful in her career Yes I Can Foundation through Saksham project is shaping career in geriatric skill development in association with SNEHA NGO.
Say Yes I Can and volunteer to mentor girlsNeha.email@example.com
Or fill volunteer registration form atwww.yesicanfoundation.in
Women’s Day Proud Moment for Yes I Can team
Yes I Can Foundation’s students in the Saksham program was felicitated on the occasion of women’s day by organization ASMITA. Yes I Can Founder Ms.Khare along with students from Geriatric caregiving skilling program were felicitated by the program director of all India Radio Ms.Neha Khare on the occasion of Women’s day
Stories of Change Meet Tehmina, our student with dreams in her eyes to support her family. Her father due to illness is not able to support much for family earnings. Through Yes I Can Foundation and SNEHA she got to know about the geriatric skills development program. Today Tehmina is not only supporting her family but also taking professional care of senior citizens in household care.
SAKSHAM– skill development for underprivileged girls in Geriatric care.
To meet and volunteer with our girls for personality development write to Neha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories of Change
Meet Tehmina, our student with dreams in her eyes to support her family. Her father due to illness is not able to support much for family earnings. Through Yes I Can Foundation and SNEHA she got to know about the geriatric skills development program. Today Tehmina is not only supporting her family but also taking professional care of senior citizens in household care. SAKSHAM– skill development for underprivileged girls in Geriatric care.
To meet and volunteer with our girls for personality development write to Neha.email@example.com
Ritika ( name changed) comes from an underprivileged background with lack of access to knowledge and career development. Ritika lost her mother and brother due to unforeseen circumstances and was struggling to shape her career as well as accommodation.
She joined nursing at NGO SNEHA and through that, she came in contact with Yes I Can Foundation. Ritika was not only trained in geriatric care but also provided hands-on experience in practice. Today Ritika is successful in her career.?
Yes I Can Foundation through Saksham project is shaping a career in geriatric skill development in association with SNEHA NGO. Say Yes I Can and volunteer to mentor girls
Or fill the volunteer registration form at
Celebrity actor Ms. Chinmayee Sumeet visited to meet students as a part of project Saksham where underprivileged girls are getting trained in geriatric care.
This visit took place in organization Sneha where this project runs.
Ms.Chinmayee interacted with all students and shared motivational experiences which inspired our students.
One of our student expressed
‘Meeting Chinamyee madam , it was dream come true as we always see her in serials and movies, but today we got to know her struggle and her story really motivated us. Thanks to team Yes I Can and team Sneha for this event.’
Yes I Can Foundation is thankful to our volunteers and wellwishers for Celebrations with a Cause . Due to their support we could achieve following
We at Yes I Can Foundation is happy to share that we got an opportunities to mentor students through Yes I Can Team. mentoring students was also a learning for us as it developed our leadership qualities. Yes I Can Foundation interns were engaged in special sessions to explain underprivileged children on eco friendly festivals through workshops as well as idol making. Students from DS tutorials Kurla community centre were guided with fun activities. And offcourse Pot snacks at the end.
Watch out this video from our interns!