Our work so far...
Our mission to serve the poor and deprived section of the society by providing them the basic amenities like healthcare, education, food and shelter that equip individuals to become an equal partner in the progress of the nation and by helping the sufferers of natural calamities to move towards a world free from hunger, ignorance, deprivation and exploitation.
Medical Camps & Eye Clinics
This year we have overtaken our target of 30,000 people having attended, and been cared for, by our Medical Camps and Eye Clinics. Congratulations to Thakor Patel, Nimesh Gandhi and their team.
“I wish more people could be here to witness the results of their generosity. To see the joy in someone’s face when the bandages are removed from their eyes and they can see again is the most wonderful experience you could have.” Thakor Patel
UV Water Filtration Systems
These are being installed in schools in remote villages where lack of clean water causes disease and discourages children from going to school. This is part of our vision to strengthen education. The India team have just started this project and have so far completed 6 units.
In parts of India, children aren’t permitted to attend school without uniforms, books, pens and pencils. However many poor families cannot afford to buy them, so they cannot send their children to school. Your donation has enabled us to distribute free education kits to thousands of children.
At the Dru Foundation Trust we have been operating a major health service initiative which, by 2017 has organized the following activities:
- 71 medical camps.
- Treated a total of 32,950 patients.
- Performed a total of 2,146 cataract operations.
- Distributed over 7,028 pairs of free prescription spectacles.
- 10,500 children were provided with free education kits so they could attend school (1,618 in 2015 and 2,000 in 2016 and 2383 students 2017.)
- About 72 students and including nurses are adopted for their education fees for year 2017
- Every year about 3,600 peoples benefited from the food distribution project
- Every year about 2,000 peoples benefited from the clothing distribution project
- Provided assistance for students with education and nursing training.
- Distributed fresh food to underprivileged patients twice a month.
- Provided treatment for underprivileged patients at charity rates in the Dispensary of Dr. Kanubhai Patel.
- Provided X-ray, Sonography & Medical Laboratory Tests to economically challenged people at 50% concessional rates.
- Giving relief to patient in their hospital bills.
- Giving relief to Dialysis patients to their treatment.