Distress Helpline Completes One Year
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“Connecting, an NGO, has been working towards creating awareness since 2005”
Mindfulness–based Active Listening can do a world of good to that person in distress, interjecting with few non–judgmental suggestions they help the needy that moment of despair and prevent them from going to extremes..
Connecting Trust celebrated its first foundation day on June 10th 2009 and in a year long journey has reached out to over 500 people–in–distress. The founder member and noted sportswoman Arnavaz Damania said “The helpline still has a long way to go as we need more volunteers. We want to turn it into a 24–hour helpline.”
All the mentors gave a brief report on the working of the helpline and praised the work as this was an only effort of dedicated and hardworking volunteers who give their time for this helpline service.
Speeches were made by Dr Pathare (guest of honor) and Advocate Vandana Chavan (guest of honor) and by chief guest Dr K B. Grant and the function ended with the inaugural of new website launched by the hands of Dr K B. Grant (www.connectingindia.org)
Further training programme for the new members who would like to be volunteer at Connecting helpline has been announced by the office Sunday June 14th between 10.00 am to 12.30 am at Dastur Girls School Moledina Road, Opp West End Theatre Camp, Pune: 411001.
Contact landline and register at Connecting Office: 020–26333044.
Helpline for the people in distress contact: 9922001122.
Email: connecting @rediff.com and website: www.connectingindia.org.