Where there is no Struggle, there is no Strength - Oprah Winfrey

Renu

There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways - Mother Teresa

Tuba Tabassum

There is the solitude of suffering, when you go through darkness that is lonely, intense, and terrible. Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering.

Archana

Struggle is proof that you haven't been conquered, that you refuse to surrender, that victory is still possible, and that you're growing - Jon Walden

Chanchal

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape - Charles Dickens

For a longh time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there were always some obstacles in the way, sometime to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Workshop on Skin Donation Awareness

Skin donation is a boon for Acid Attack and Burn survivors but unfortunately not many know about it and nor do we have good infrastructure in the country to facilitate smoother Skin donation. In order to create awareness on the topic Atijeevan conducted an awareness work shop in Mumbai at Indian School of Design and Innovation. This workshop was graced by eminent personalities from film industry like Mr. Manish Malhotra, Mr. Sonu Sood, Ms Jamuna Pai, Ms Rangloi Ranaut. It was also attend by Dr. Sunil Keshwani an eminent burn Doctor, Ms. Abha Singh and Deputy Mayor of Mumbai.
All attendees supported Atijeevans’ cause by discussing the issue of Skin Donation and pledged their support to create awareness about Skin Donation. 

The workshop being attended by several acid attack survivors as well and they enriched themselves by attending a Skill training on Fashion Jewelry Making, which they have been employing to create a source of livelihood for themselves.










Laughter Yoga for Acid Attack Survivors

Acid attack survivors go through extreme physical and psychological trauma. While medicine and surgeries heal the physical scars but for holistic recovery, healing of mental agony is also very important. Understating this need Atijeevan has collaborated with Doctor Suchitra Kaul, a well know healing expert to provide free of cost sessions to acid and burn Survivors. Atijeevan conducted several workshops where in Doctor Suchitra conducted laughter Yoga sessions for all the Acid and Burn Survivors associated with Atijeevan. This led to a rejuvenation of very positive energy among all the participants and thus it has helped in healing them from within. 


Atijeevan at Dance India Week 2017

Well known reality Dance Competition Dance India week showcased the work of Atijeevan by dedicating their Dances and Songs to Acid Attack Survivors. Acid attack survivors associated with Atijeevan showcased and sold their products at the event. It also created a lot of awareness about the issue of Acid attacks among the participants and the audience







Building Holistic Support for Women Burn Survivors

Atijeevan participated in a workshop conducted by International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) on March 23rd 2017 in New Delhi. This workshop was attended by Addl. Secretary (Health), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Indi and several well know plastic surgeons of the country.
Representative from Atijeevan provided valuable inputs to the event in Acid attack cases and thus got the voices of several Acid attack victims heard to the policy makers of India.

Officials from from Health Ministry assured amending rules/guidelines to enable consultation of Burns patients with any external Doctor while their treatment is going on in any of Government  Institutes like Safderjung Hospital. Due to current restrictions patients undergoing Burn treatment at Government Hospital cannot avail services of Private Doctors within the premise of the Hospital.
There was also positive assurance from Government officials to look in to development of Skin Banks chains in India.


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Help Atijeevan Rebuild Lives

Irene Arputhartaj came in contact with Atijeevan during research work for her  PhD. She has created a campaign to raise fund for Atijeevan future projects. This is what she has to say about Atijeevan rehabilitation works. We thank Irene for her initiative and appeal every one to contribute towards rebuilding lives of Acid Attach Survivors. 
"Atijeevan works hard to provide for each survivor that walks through her doors. However, a lot of the work requires money to move things forward. This is why I am appealing to you for your support. I have witnessed the fruits of Atijeevan's labour first hand and I know the foundation would benefit a great deal from any support that you can give. I implore you to contribute to this fundraiser that we are having to support a couple of upcoming surgeries and workshops. Atijeevan has got some wonderful plans for this year to support more survivors in India and your support would go a long way in helping achieve her goals. 

This is the link to the fundraiser page: https://www.gofundme.com/fundingatijeevan  

Thank you for your support and I hope this New Year is a good and prosperous one for all.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Skill Training for Acid and Burn Survivors




Atijeevan foundation organized Skill Training at St. Johns Hospital Bangalore in collaborations with the Hospital. Acid Survivors from different parts of South India like Bangalore, Chennai, Mandya  attended this training and gained valuable knowledge on creating handicraft items.
Empowering acid survivors to have a sustainable source of income is one of the core philosophies of Atijeevan foundation and this workshop was aimed in that direction.
 Some more detail and pictures of the event is available at Atijeevan's Facebook page(Link).

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Skin Donation and Skin Banking

Skin banking is a facility where the skin is collected from eligible deceased donor and processed as per international protocols.

Skin can be stored in the skin bank at 4-8o Celsius up to 5 years. The stored skin can be used for Burns Patient who have Deep Burns, Chemical Burns, Electrical Burns, Radiation Burns. Statistics have shown that 80% of the burn victims are women and children