Awards & Achievements

Our Pioneer: Sister M. Cyril Mooney

Padma Shri Award

Sister M. Cyril Mooney, is an internationally recognized educational innovator and the 2007 winner of the Padma Shri Award, the Government of India’s fourth-highest civilian honor. She is a native of Ireland and a Sister of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto). Since 1956 she has been living and working in India, where she has emerged as a nationwide leader in bringing quality education to urban and rural poor children. She is also one of the pioneers of Rainbow Homes.

Our Mentor: Bezwada Wilson

Ramon Magsaysay Award

Manual scavenging is blight on humanity in India. While the Constitution and other laws prohibit dry latrines and the employment of manual scavengers, these have not been strictly enforced with government itself being the biggest violator.A hereditary occupation consigned to “dalits” & “untouchables”, manual scavenging involves 180,000 dalit households cleaning the 790,000 public and private dry latrines across India; 98 percent being meagerly paid women and girls.
As a national convenor, Wilson launched the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) in 1993 to wipe out this inhuman practice. He has spent 32 years on this crusade, leading not only with a sense of moral outrage but also with remarkable skills in mass organizing, and working within India’s complex legal system. SKA, today a movement across 500 districts has liberated around 300,000 scavengers till date. While Wilson has placed at the core of his work the dalits’ self-emancipation, he stresses that manual scavenging is not a sectarian problem: “You are addressing all members of society, because no human being should be subjected to this inhuman practice. Society itself has to be transformed.”
The world saluted Wilson’s moral energy and prodigious skill in leading a grassroots movement to eradicate the degrading servitude of manual scavenging in India, reclaiming for the dalits the human dignity that is their natural birthright by conferring the Ramon Magsasay Award (2016). We are highly honored and privileged to be guided by Wilson“.

State Program Manager: Vishakha Kumari

Naari Saman Award

 

 

Vishakha kumari our State Program Manager   Patna was conferred the  ‘NAARI SAMMAN’ award of 2016-17 for her contribution to ‘Social Service’ sector. This  prestigious award  is announced by “KUMUDINI EDUCATIONAL CUM CHARITABLE TRUST” in Bihar every year.

 

Project Incharge Crescent Rural Development Society (CRDS) Rainbow Home: Saddam Basha

Invisible Hero Award

The Prince of Wales & former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit  presented the award to Saddam Basha for his pioneering service in 2003.

 

Rainbow Girl : Pooja Raju

Special Olympics Los Angeles: Gold & silver Medalist

It fills us with great pride to share that one of our very own girls; Pooja Raju of Kilkari Home, Delhi won three Olympic Medals: gold for the relay race, and two silvers for 100 and 200 meters sprints, at the Special Olympics held in Los Angeles in July 2015.
Born in a village in Uttar Pradesh, Pooja’s dominant childhood memories are of an abusive family. Around the age of eight, she decided to run away. Without a rupee, she boarded a bus to the town, and from there a train to Delhi. Eventually she found her way from a drop-in centre to Kilkari Rainbow home. Pooja’s sunny temperament helped her settle into Kilkari effortlessly, and she quickly made friends. Realizing that Pooja unable to read, write and speak as per her age and once after confirming through a testing that she was intellectually challenged she was placed at Amar Jyoti, a school offering holistic and inclusive education for children with physical and mental challenges. Here Pooja blossomed, her speech cleared, she discovered a love for dancing. Sensing her interest and excellent performance in sports, the school enrolled her for state and then national level special sports events, all of which she trounced effortlessly. Recruited into the Indian national team, she underwent a series of training camps that culminated in her being selected to represent India in the Special Olympics.

Maria, On top of the world

Acted in Poorna Movie

In the coming months the world will see 13-yearls old Rainbow child, S. Maria in “Poorna” a film on youngest mountaineers who scaled Mount Everest made by renowned actor turned film maker and social activist Rahul Bose. A bright, active resident of Aman Vedika Rainbow Home, Musheerabad, Maria was born in Hanumakonda village of Warangal, Maria grew up in children’s home in Bangalore where she studied till class 7. Due to a sudden twist of destiny, she found herself in some unfortunate circumstances on the streets. She was found by the social mobilisation team of the Rainbow Homes and was invited to the Aman Vedika Rainbow Home. Maria shares,“During shooting, I enjoyed a lot because I never got a chance to act in a movie. I feel lucky to have met Rahul Bose and feel very happy to have played an important role in the film. There are so many child marriages happening, hope after watching the film they will become aware of how wrong this is. I am filled with excitement and waiting for the film to be released.”.
In the same movie our another child namely Monika from Asritha Rainbow Home and two of our team members were also acted.

 Sneh Ghar Boy: S Kumar

National Bal Shree Award

 

ARUN applauds the effort of  ‘S. Kumar’ for winning the ‘National BalaShree Award 2015’ in the category of “Creative Writing of Poems”. National Bal Shree Honour is one of the highest awards for children in  India. He is a resident of Amanvedika, Vijayanagar colony Snehagarh.

Dream Runner – 10K Run-Hyderabad

SAMANTHA GIVES AWAY CHARITY AWARDS UNITED WAY OF HYDERABAD

Kumar and Kreethi were awarded a dream runner by Samantha ,Indian actress and model.

       

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