18th October, 2020
On the 18th of October, seven of the Girl Up Meerut members visited Jyoti Niwas to carry out our first on ground activity. Jyoti Niwas is an orphanage under the ‘Missions of Charity’ congregation. In the beginning of this month, we had started an online fundraiser and we used a part of the funds raised to carry out our activity. In winters, the children in the orphanage observe a daily practice of prayer and the bare floors are too cold and uncomfortable for them so we had decided to donate supplies for the upcoming winter.
18th november, 2020
A visit to an orphanage and an old age home is a life changing experience as it is filled with emotions and sentiments. Six of the GirlUp Meerut members had the great opportunity to visit two old age homes, Prem Niwas and Sri Swami Satyaanand Sevadham on 18 November ,2020. At Prem Niwas, we met around 72 people and donated winter clothes like sweaters, shawls, jackets, coats etc. We also got a chance to interact with them and learned a lot about the healthy lifestyle they maintain. At Sri Swami Satyaanand Sevadham, there were around twelve people and we donated food items to them. From our interaction with them, we gathered some knowledge about how they came to the old age home, how the pandemic had affected them and also how they adapted to this life. This visit was truly an enriching experience for each of us and it taught us to appreciate the often neglected aspects of life.