96 participants from 70 NGOs attended the Joy of Giving (JGW) workshop held on June 13, 2009 at HR College in Mumbai. The GiveIndia team presented the concept of JGW and explained some of the events planned across India for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct 3, 2009. Goonj, Karmayog and JAM shared details of their activities for the JGW. The GuideStar India counter was buzzing with activity as NGOs rushed for on-the-spot registrations. NGOs collected the 2-page form at the workshop and have started emailing their information.
Ms. Indu Shahani, Sheriff of Mumbai, graced the workshop. She shared stories of her experience in reaching out to women and youth in need of help. She emphasised the role of youth in solving social problems as well as stressed the importance of readily accessible information about NGOs working for different causes.
If you missed the Mumbai workshop, check this blog for announcements of workshops in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org for free registration.