Meet EKAM Foundation and be prepared to change the world
CIC Board member Anita Joshi strongly recommends everyone meet Dr. Sailakshmi Balijepalli, founder of the EKAM Foundation. As always, Dr. Joshi is right: we shouldn’t miss this opportunity.
Ekam Foundation is a not-for-profit that works towards providing quality healthcare to needy children and mothers in India. The foundation was started on the basic premise that no child should be denied the right to healthcare. Ekam’s vision is a reduction in infant, child and maternal mortality rates.
Dr. Sailakshmi, a pediatrician, has dedicated her life to make health care accessible to mothers and children in underprivileged communities, and founded Ekam, a non-profit organization with presence in India, USA, UK and Canada.
Ekam believes that the overall well being and happiness of individuals, families is through working together in community. Says Dr. Sai:
We aspire for everyone to experience Oneness (Ekam) by working together to achieve happiness through compassion.
The Ekam Youth Ambassadors program uses the model of community service and engagement to raise money for equipment and training for healthcare providers.
All youth who are accepted attend monthly meetings and learn how to organize community fundraising events and how to write grants for funding. They earn service hours and can earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, and even visit India to shadow physicians.