The Sri Raam Bhajan Mandiram is a Hindu based Non-Profit Organisation founded on 14 Feb 1999. This organisation stands on the strength of our predecessors and holds steadfast to the mission and values they laid down for us.

We serve the community spiritually and culturally. Our vision of Love, Compassion and Service continuously drive us to alleviate suffering to all of God’s creation. Outreach is an essential and natural part of the SRBM. As a community, we are drawn to service and to live out our commission, to be the hands and feet of God. Recognizing the importance of both giving and receiving, we pour back into our community the gifts we have received.

Some of our outreach programs include:

Supportive Outreach Partnerships:
Renovating homeless shelters and orphanages
Blanket drive
Heater drive
Pet food drive
Wildlife Conservancy

Hunger Outreach Partnerships:
Soup Kitchen during winter(Soup 4 Life)
Daily School Lunch Program (Food 4 Thought)
Monthly grocery hampers

Educational Outreach Partnerships:
Skills Development
Music Classes
Singing Classes
Instrument Learning Classes
Dance Classes
Cultural Classes

Health and Wellness Outreach Partnerships:
Elderly medical camps
Family medical camps

Community Investment:
AIDS Walk
Blood Donor Camp
Community Fun Run/Walk
Youth Sports Day
Mini Soccer

Environment:
Community Gardens
Aquaponics and Aquaculture
Pikitup – Environmental Clean up

Community Support and Outreach:
Sunday Prayer Services & Lunch
Various Prayer Festivals & Feeding

 

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

20 Years.

Is your Organisation a registered entity? If so, please list your registration details below for eg: NPO Number, PBO Number, NPC Number etc.

On 16 August 2018, the organisation was officially registered in terms of the Non-Profit Organisation Act 1997. Our NPO registration number is: 213-757 NPO

Do you have a Wish List? If so, please post it below: 

School Lunch Feeding Donations / Contributions / Support to learners from our local school
Support to provide grocery hampers to poor families from our community.
School Stationery and uniform supplies to learner from our local schools

Indian Musical Instruments for the Choir
Creation of a funding Proposal Plan
Social Media Advertising

Computers for a skills and development training program
Aquaponics/Aquaculture Systems to help create employment opportunities, uplift skills and entrepreneurial development in the Township



Where can we find your Organisation online? Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

Our organisation uses social media extensively to promote the selfless work we do for our community. We have both, a national and international audience. Please find attached a profile of our organisation.

Our links are:

https://www.facebook.com/SRBMZA

https://www.instagram.com/srbmza/

https://www.youtube.com/srbmzasalegends

http://www.flickr.com/photos/srbm



Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

Outreach is an essential and natural part of the SRBM. As a community, we are drawn to service and to live out our commission, to be the hands and feet of God. Recognizing the importance of both giving and receiving, we pour back into our community the gifts we have received.

We have been organizing fundraising events of different kinds since our inception in 1999. These fundraising activities revolve around different causes and usually have a short term benefit. This time, we want to organise long term programs and perform a daily feeding program.

Many children from a school in Lenasia South, called Lenasia South Secondary School are living in extreme poverty. We were shocked, yet inspired to find out that a few learners share their 2 slices of lunch to other small groups of children. Some groups were at least 7 to 10 learners.

After engaging with these learners we were devastated to be told that many of them are lucky to receive one meal a day… and we could see the truth in that by their obviously undernourished bodies. Unfortunately, this school does not qualify for the government feeding scheme program, because it is classified as a fee-paying school.

The problem is that many of these children come from broken or abusive homes. They live with their grandparents, single parents or elder siblings because they are either orphaned or abandoned. Some of them do not qualify for the government social grants and even if they do, the monies are so little that it can only support them for a short period of time. As a result, 60% of the children are exempted from school fees.

After being inspired by these few “Samaritan” learners, our organisation decided to implement a school feeding program called “Food 4 Thought”. Initially, we planned to provide lunch packs to 150 children from the Lenasia South Secondary School on a daily basis. The past few months have been magical for all of us here at SRBM. The lunch program was a tremendous success. We have been delivering lunch to the needy and underprivileged children on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, this is not enough. Due to the recent land invasions in Unaville, the number of learners requiring lunch has increased to 800. At this moment, we are unable to help the additional children without the help of outside funding and assistance.

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