Category Archives: Child Welfare Programmes

Czech Children put together 5,500 Kids-to-Kids packs for Sisters of Mother Teresa in India

To pay homage to Mother Teresa on the occasion of her canonization, organizers of Sri Chinmoy’s ongoing humanitarian program, the Oneness-Heart Tears and Smiles, arranged for 50 schools in the Czech Republic to put together 5,500 Kids-to-Kids packs containing hygiene and school supplies for Nirmala Shishu Bhavan – the Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity in… Read More »

Dolls for Africa

Dolls for Africa sent to Nakuru, Kenya, March 2012 Seniors at Arbor Heights Rehabilitation Centre in New York City and art students at Greenwich High School participated in our “Dolls for Africa Project.” (www.dollsforafrica.org) The seniors stuffed the dolls and the art students painted the faces. One hundred of thee handmade dolls, along with new… Read More »

Sea container for Nicaragua

Santa Maria Parrales School, San Jacinto, Nicaragua, May 2012 The northwestern provinces of Nicaragua are some of the most disadvantaged in the country, which is itself the poorest in Central America. In May 2012, The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles humanitarian service organization sent a second sea container of goods to Nicaragua. A single sea container holds… Read More »

Help in Northern Ontario

Cat Lake, Northern Ontario, Canada, August 2012 First Nations aboriginal children are our main focus in Canada. Thousands of these children live in abject poverty in isolated areas of the north. We sent school supplies, sports equipment and toys to Bimaychikamah School of the Ojibway clan, thanks to Bearskin Airway, Waysaya Airway and Bimachi Airlines… Read More »

Supporting the Tegla Loroupe Educational and Peace Centre

The construction of the Tegla Loroupe Educational and Peace Centre in the town of Kapenguria in Kenya started in April 2005. A month later, “The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles” organised a sponsor race of three schools in Switzerland. 21,000 Swiss Franks were collected to support the construction of the school. A sea container with school tables… Read More »

Gift bags in New York

Missionaries of Charity Christmas and New Year’s Party, Harlem, New York, January 2012 The Sri Chinmoy Centres prepared 150 gift bags containing new hats, scarves, gloves, socks and a soft toy, as well as school supplies.  The nuns distributed them to children and homeless adults in Harlem. We also supplied new clothing, hygiene kits, gifts… Read More »

Clowns at the Raisa Maximovna Gorbachev Hospital

Raisa Maximovna Gorbachev Hospital, St. Petersburg, Russia, January 2012 Sri Chinmoy’s humanitarian service team has had the honor of serving President and Mrs. Gorbachev since 1991. For many years our main focus was to send chemotherapy and medical technology to Russian hospitals to assist in the treatment of children with leukemia. In January 2012, in… Read More »

Drawings of Love for Japanese children

Japan was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami on March 11, 2011. Hundreds of thousand people lost their homes and many of them even their dear ones, relatives and friends. Czech and Slovak children made Drawings of Love to support Japanese children living in the affected areas. Over 1.500 drawings were sent to Japan… Read More »

Japan – 4 months after the tsunami

       By Harashita (Tokyo) The European Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles coordinator Abhisar from Czech Republic, a professional pantomimer Vlado from Slovakia, and 3 local staff (Akanda-from-Mongolia, Usra, and Harashita) paid a visit to northern Japan. During our two-day visit on July 11 & 12, we visited 6 schools and 1 shelter in 3 cities in Miyagi… Read More »