Activities

Sheetal Kharka – Founder & Director

INTER NGO CRICKET TOURNAMENT (Innocent Heroes Trophy )



A yearly flag ship event of Innocent Heroes Foundation in association with the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA). The main objective of these matches is to select top 20 players in the under sixteen and under nineteen age group to form a NGO Combine Team called "Innocent Heroes". This combined NGO cricket team undergoes their daily/weekly cricket practice at a cricket ground such as Poona Club, Deccan Gymkhana, PYC etc. This team was also taken for a live IPL Match as a part of their cricket coaching. This team is ready to play any invitation match against local clubs, MCA Invitation matches etc. The participating NGO's are Samparc, Antarbharti Balgram, Dnyandan Anndan Sanstha, Children Future India, Awakening Jagriti, Epiphany School - Society of St. Mary, Surajya Sarvangini, Serva Seva Sangh, Maher, Santulan, Maharashtra Fellowship for Deaf. Innocent Heroes Foundation takes the entire responsibility of training, coaching, diet, planning, organizing, executing and arranging for sponsors.

Any exceptional cricket talent if found in these underprivileged children, Maharashtra Cricket Association ,scouts for the best players and proposes to sponsor, coach and promote them at a National Level.

Inter NGO Creative Workshop Competition

Inter NGO Creative Workshop Competition



Unity
In association with Symbiosis Institute of Design or any other designing institute, We train these children under various aspects of designing of life style products and attire in a more technical and formal way. This is done through a 7 day workshop and a display of the same is organized in the form of an exhibition. We want to give them an outlet for the sale of these products and generate income on an ongoing basis.

Dance Work Shop

Dance Work Shop



Dance for Life
Conducted by Internationally Acclaimed Dancers and Choreographers
Innocent Heroes Foundation (IHF) organized a half day Dance workshop conducted by an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Mr. Sandeep Soparrkar. More than 200 children from various NGO's in the age group of 10 to 15 years from across Maharashtra attended this workshop. We organize dance workshops and train children in the techniques of different forms of disciplined dances like Kathak and other contemporary dances, so that they can perform on larger platforms. IHF has taken up the initiative to bring out the dancing skills in these underprivileged children. We send our trainer to teach these children Kathak on an on-going basis and prepare them for all our cultural performances.

Himalayan Expedition

Himalayan Expedition



Trek of Hope
Innocent Heroes Foundation took 23 underprivileged girls for a 12 day Himalayan Expedition in June 2009. Participating NGOs were Girls Observation Home, Eklvaya Bal Shikshan & Arogya Nyasa, India Sponsorship Committee, Centre for Education and Social Development, Asha Kiran Shelters Foundation and Community Aid and Sponsorship Program. Special permission was taken for Girls Observation home from the Child Women Welfare Authority. The girls were exposed to various activities of Camping, Trekking, Mountaineering and Adventure Sports activities. An adventure course was designed to develop outdoor skills and leadership; it offered comprehensive experience in the methods and philosophy of Mountain Expeditions. The adventure trek covered the basics of camping, cooking, stove use, "Leave No Trace" techniques and sanitation - all fundamental skills for living comfortably and sensibly in the outdoors. During the course, the girls lived in the tents. They were provided with the rucksack, sleeping bag, carry mats, technical equipment of rock climbing and rappelling.The course began and ended at Prini Base Camp. The advanced camp was at Gourudugh (2200m.) above the base camp, a meadow amidst of the silver fir forest. The participants were introduced to various rock climbing gear & equipment followed by a practical session on the rocks.

International Spiritual East West Gathering - Meherabad

International Spiritual East West Gathering - Meherabad



Innocent Heroes were invited by a significant spiritual community of Meher Baba in Meherbabad, Ahmednagar to perform Kathak based dance ballet on Radha Krishna in their 50th International East West spiritual gathering. It was a massive platform for the IHF as the gathering witnessed people from across the globe.

The International Dance Festival Pune

The International Dance Festival Pune



Children from various NGOs, Shelter home, Observation homes and few Children from nearby basti/slums were brought under one roof "Innocent Heroes". These children were trained in Kathak, an Indian classical dance hailing from the Northern Part of India. They participated in the International Dance Festival in Pune along with various other National and International performers. It was a great platform for the children to show case their dancing skills and show the real world that they are No less than any ordinary people.

Ek Nayee Umeed...a music album produced by Innocent Heroes

Ek Nayee Umeed...a music album produced by Innocent Heroes



This music album is truly a wonderful story, where twelve children who throughout their lives have fought against great odds and hardship, poverty, inequality and discrimination. They have fought hoping for a chance, a shot at pursuing their dreams and their wishes. It's more than a coincidence that all of them have shared one common wish - a wish to sing! Innocent Heroes which strives to provide underprivileged children a chance to explore their special talents, has given these eight exceptional children an opportunity of a life time. To sing and record a professional album with one of the most respected modern Indian singers of recent times, Shankar Mahadevan along with other prominent singers Vijay Prakash (Jai Ho fame) and Madhushree (Mahi ve and kabhi neem neem fame).

The Magazine

The Magazine



To bring valuable transformation and financial sustainability to our NPO; Innocent Ideas and Promotions publishes the quarterly social magazine named "Innocent Heroes". This magazine is dedicated to the exceptional lives lead by less privileged section of our societies who create an impact & influence by becoming Heroes in their own life & remain unknown & unheard of. We have covered some bright motivational / challenging life changing stories of such common people (Heroes) as along stories of underprivileged children who display some exceptional academics & extracurricular acumen & need society's consideration. The magazine has created an eco system for all to benefit; the beneficiary and the benefactor. It will provide an opportunity to corporate, sponsors, established NGOs to advertise at a cost much lesser than the normal print media. This will enhance the visibility in the affluent and influential prospective clients, possibly draw sponsors, donors and support for our social appeal and generate business to our advertisers.