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NGOs in Goa

Positive People

Positive People is a Non-Government Organisation, working in the field of HIV / AIDS in Goa since May, 1992. It was founded by the first HIV activist in Goa, the late Mr Dominic D'Souza. Besides being committed to the cause of HIV infected persons, it also looks in to the prevention and control of HIV / AIDS in Goa.

Focus Areas

* Promotion of self-care of HIV / AIDS affected persons, promotion of HIV / AIDS related scientific research and education,    and the enhancement of the quality of health of all individuals.

* To promote and disseminate through appropriate educational means and strategies, qualitative and informative sessions on    STDs, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health education, non-discriminatory attitudes and positive life styles.

* To advocate the issues of HIV / AIDS and the rights of PLHIV particularly with regard to access to public health care and    employment, so as to reduce discrimination and stigmatization.

* To set up and sustain self-help groups. Maintain a directory of health care professionals willing to provide care and medical    treatment to PLHIV / AIDS.

Address: A-7, 1st Floor Skylark Apartments,
Panjim, Goa - 403 001,
Phone: 431 827,
Fax:
232 084
Email:
ppeople@goatelecom.com


The Sangath Society for Child Development &
Family Guidance

The Sangath Society's main objective is Child Development & Learning Disability Program. This entails that the organisation has to provide a comprehensive care program and conduct research in developmental, behavioural and emotional problems affecting children & young people, including providing support to families, training teachers and health workers and raising awareness with policy makers and in the community.

Their peripheral programs include Adolescent & Family Health Program, which provides a service for adolescent and family health, with a focus on family violence and adolescent mental and sexual health and Psychosocial & Public Health Program, which aims to become the centre of excellence in research in the field of mental health with a focus on women’s mental health, community mental health and mental health in general health care settings.

They are also dealing with 'Partnerships for Development Program', becoming a resource centre for training, networking and documentation in the fields of child development, adolescent and family health and mental health.

Address: # 841/1, Alto Porvorim,
Bardez, Goa - 403 521,
Phone: 414 916

Goa Research Institute for Women

Its a forum for inquiry and research. Its scope is inter-disciplinary; and though it defines its essential focus as the profile of women in Goa, it does so within a larger national and global framework.

Key Person: Dr Fatima da Silva Gracias
Address: "Casal Gracias", # C-86, Altinho,
Panjim, Goa - 403 001
Phone: 230 538

Mathruchhaya Trust Dhavali

Mathruchayya is a an orphanage exclusively designed to take care of neglected children. These children are raised successfully and left to face the world at a later stage, as constructive citizens, contributing something to the world. Starting from just one-year-olds, up to 20-year-olds are taken of. The NGO is headed by Prathibha D Joshi, with four staff members under her.

Donations in the form of stitching materials, educational items, toys are welcome. You can contribute in either cash or in kind.

Address: Kavalem, Ponda,
Goa - 403 408
Phone: 312 152

National Institute of Oceanography

National Institute of Oceanography conducts research in the Lakshadweep Islands located in the Laccadive Sea.

Key Person: M.R. Nayak,
Address: MICD, N.I.O.
Dona Paula, Goa
Phone: 471 25

Citizen's Committee for Civil Liberties
and Democratic Rights

This committee provides legal assistance, investigates human rights abuses, supports human rights legislation, besides contributing to various other social issues.

Address: The book shop near civil court,
Altinho, Mapusa, Goa - 403 507

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