Shaking a leg with the Mover and Shaker SRK – December 2014 Newsletter

 

None other than Shah Rukh Khan grooves with us at KidzaniaDec14_01_srk with axf kids2

 

Our wings get gilded with a hint of Glamour – Our children were barely over the wonder of watching Mary Kom with members of the cast in their midst when along came the opportunity for over 650 kids again to view Happy New Year via team spreading smiles. While the kids were sorely disappointed to not have SRK in their midst on that day, soon enough a few of them got the opportunity to shake a leg with the star at #KidzaniaMumbai and got hugs and kisses galore from the man!

 

 

 

 

Honour of the Millennium

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Our Founders Anubha Sharma and Beenaa Advani received the Millennium Alliance Innovation Award from The Hon. Minister Shri NItin Gadkari on the morning of 25th November 2014.
Domestic and International organisations like US Aid, UK Aid, FICCI & ICICI Foundation had come together to select 20 recipients from the numerous applications that had poured in for the accompanying grant after a 5 step process through which they engaged in a thorough investigation into all aspects of the projects. Considering we were up against a tough selection criterion and were pitted against many veterans of the sector, we are glad to have emerged one of the winners. The process helped us prove that we don’t just have a great idea but are also using our resources correctly and have put our systems and processes in place. We thank MA for the faith and encouragement conferred upon a young organisation like ours and we thank all our volunteers, teachers and core team members for their support which has brought us to this day!

 

 

Run Nitesh Run, the Gold Medal Winner

Dec14_03.Nitesh 02The unassuming Nitesh Jha from AXF Santacruz wins Gold – SPOMENT, in partnership with the legendary athlete, Padmashri Milkha Singh, has launched India’s largest talent hunt to identify and groom the next generation of athletes. The project is titled GAIL – The Fastest Indian (GTFI). #AXF was offered an opportunity to participate and out of our pack of 15 racers, Nitesh Jha, emerged victorious bagging a gold medal despite running absolutely barefoot. He will now go on to participate in the finals in Bangalore…!
He did not just make us proud by his actions! While he was being interviewed by journalists he said,”Mujhe Angel Xpress Foundation ka naam roshan karna hain”!

 

 

Full-on celebrations of Children’s Day

Dec14_4 Childrens DayChildren’s day 2014 has been special across all the centers at #AXF a multitude of organisations came forward to engage with our kids in a variety of activities. Mithibai College and Ladies from Lions engaged with our kids from Juhu, Wizcraft India & Innerwheel club of Andheri W at Lokhandwala, the Kalpataru Ladies Club planned a whole charity event around our kids at Andheri East, Rainbow Lightworkers organized a laughter session and Artistic Impressions an art workshop at Santacruz, while Credit Suisse invited our kids over for a company visit! Masterchef Shipra Khanna visited Bandstand with a yummy chocolate cake and ILeap academy introduces our artistically inclined kids to different mediums and techniques used in painting! Last but not the least #TeamSpreadingSmiles got doughnuts sponsored for children across our centres.

 

 

 

 

 

Angels need wings and wings cost bucks. We look upon you for support.   

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Some of you may have already read our appeal for raising donations to meet our cash crunch and may have already made a contribution.

WE’RE NOT DONE YET, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BRIDGE THE GAP, any amount large or small helps at this juncture!

Please send in your contributions to Account Name: Angel Xpress Foundation, Savings Account no 912010064061671, Axis Bank, Off Linking Road Branch, IFSC Code UTIB0001624 and SWIFT Code: AXINBB028 Please follow up any contribution with a mail to angelexpressfoundation@gmail.com with your Name: Gender (M/F) Age: Address: Ph. No: Email id: PAN: (required if donation in a year is over Rs. 10000/-), Bank Name: Cheque no/Transaction no.

 

 

Come Aboard the Good Karma Xpress: We are supported by Larsen & Toubro, Welspun Renewal Energy Pte Lts, Kangaroo Kids Education, Millennium Alliance, Linkedin for Good and Bandra Bandstand Residents Trust. To join us write to info@angelxpress.org or sms your email id to 9930070086.