Monday, December 31, 2012

Celebrating accomplishments; passionate to do more! GPM Achievements in 2012

Gabriel Project Mumbai started working to alleviate poverty, provide nutrition and support literacy in the slums of Mumbai in June 2012. In the last seven months GPM has:
  • Provided 84,000 nutritious hot meals to 500 children ages 5-12 attending classes in the slums.
  • Enabled 336,000 hours of learning for children living in the slums. These classes were provided by the devoted and skilled teachers of our partner organization REAP
  • Dedicated over 270 volunteer hours to the children living in the slums. Jewish volunteers from around the world as well as Indian Jewish volunteers have provided these informal classes in English, Math, Science and Hygiene
  • Supported the economic betterment of 160 women working in the food-industry thanks to a local micro- financing program, thus helping the women to support their families and strengthen the slum community
  • Involved over 26 Jewish volunteers from around the world and Jewish Indians in volunteering with children in the slums
  • Delivered 500 drinking water bottles so the children in the slums can bring water to class every day.
  • Provided  60 hours of classes in Jewish Social Justice values, Jewish Indian History, spoken Hindi and Indian Culture for our local and international Jewish volunteers.
  • Developed 2 strong partnerships with JDC & JDC Entwine to bring Jewish young adults from around the world and local Jewish Indian young adults to volunteer with the Hindu and Muslim children living in absolute poverty in the slums of Mumbai. We have also nurtured a dynamic partnership with a fantastic local NGO, 'REAP' that provides dedicated, professional and nurturing teachers in the slums.
We are extremely grateful for the partner organizations who help us help the children. Thanks to the wonderfully dedicated and professional teachers and coordinators at REAP who are devoted to the welfare of the children and allow us to work alongside them. We also are grateful to the wonderful people at the JDC and JDC Entwine for their support in volunteer recruitment, promoting GPM's mission and strong belief in helping others and alleviating  poverty around the world.

Please join us in our campaign to provide nutritious meals and quality education to the children living in the slums of India. Join us to fight malnutrition and illiteracy and help us give these wonderful children a better future!

Check out more about the Gabriel Project Mumbai's nutrition and literacy support programs at our website, or at

Monday, December 3, 2012

Exciting partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Gabriel Project Mumbai is excited to announce its partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).  As the world's largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to rescue Jews in danger, bring relief to needy Jews, revitalize connections to Jewish identity and culture, and provide non-sectarian disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.

In India, Gabriel Project Mumbai is collaborating with JDC’s local office and staff to develop unique opportunities for GPM program participants to engage and interact with the local Indian Jewish community. Members of JDC's Indian Jewish youth group, JYP (Jewish Youth Pioneers), are volunteering with international Jewish volunteers in the GPM program to alleviate poverty, improve nutrition and health to hundreds of children living in the slums of Mumbai.

Gabriel Project is also partnering with JDC Entwine, JDC’s young adult platform, and starting in 2013, all GPM volunteers will apply and get placed in India through the Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps. Entwine’s Global Jewish Service Corps sends young Jews around the world to directly engage with JDC’s global mission and actively fulfill the value of Jewish responsibility through service placements in overseas Jewish communities, in Israel, and in countries where JDC is involved with humanitarian interventions.

For more information and to apply, email

Gabriel Project Mumbai is excited for this great opportunity to partner with such an outstanding, long-established Jewish humanitarian organization and JDC is equally excited to be partnering with this effective grassroots attempt to alleviate poverty amongst some of India's most vulnerable children and populations.