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Founded in 2008, the NGO InMaLanka acts in priority with the poorest population of South India, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Its actions focuses on supporting education, nutrition and local development.

We invite you to follow all the news of the NGO on its blog! You will find here the missions in the field as well as the news of the NGO in Paris, France.


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24 mai 2013 5 24 /05 /mai /2013 23:13

InMaLanka is doing its best to respect the environment. At the Little Angels School, India, children have to separate their wastes and we set up a green garden.

 

But, we have a blog. And this blog has a carbon footprint. For now, the number of pages read since its creation bring its footprint to 56.5g.

 

But, how a blog can generate CO2? The carbon emissions are due to electrical consumption related to servers and hardware use.

 

InMaLanka decided to participate to the "Carbon Neutral Blog" operation. It allows to compensate the carbon emissions of the blog by planting a tree in France.


Petits gestes écolos (for Bonial) and Pépinières Naudet plant a tree in Britain for each blog that are participating to the operation. This tree will compensate the carbon emissions due to the blog. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) calculate that the average of carbon absorbed by a tree each year is 10kg.
InMaLanka's tree will compensate the carbon footprint of his blog from the first year!

 

More information: click on the logo "my blog is neutral in carbon" on the left of the page!

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10 mai 2013 5 10 /05 /mai /2013 19:50

This year, InMaLanka goes again to the Heroes Race.

Since three years this race takes place in several parts of Europe at different times of the year. It brings together associations from diverse backgrounds and heroes, a lot of heroes. 
In France, it is organized by KCO and Alvarum.

 

But, who are these heroes?

They are women and men who are over-motivated and like to take up challenges. Each one is animated by her/his own motivations and they decide to support an association by running for it.
But.... before crossing the starting line, they must collect a minimum of 200 euros that will be donated to the association.

 

This year, Magali is our heroine! She decided to run for InMaLanka and has already collected 385 euros!
The support of Magali is not new. Indeed, the young women is supporting InMaLanka since few months: she is the sponsor of Kegalle orphanage, Sri Lanka, where InMaLanka is working on a food program.


Today, Magali is telling us her story. Do not hesitate to support her by spreading the information around you and by..... making a donation! Even the smallest donation is really welcome! And for french citizen, your donation is 66% tax-deductible!

You have till the date of the race that will be held on June 16th at Saint Cloud Park, Paris.

To access to the fundraising page (in french), it is here: Magali is a heroine! 

 

Here is the story of Magali! Thank you for your commitment!

 

"I am raising my five and a half years daughter alone. 
I often ask myself the question of the values that I am passing down in our superfast life where the work is taking very important place.

Through travels, I am trying to make her discover other lifestyles, other cultures.
For a long time I had the idea to support a humanitarian action: so I thought that it might be a beautiful common project on the long term. 

So I started looking on the web for sponsorships and NGOs.
Attracted by India, I focused my researches on this country and aimlessly of this research I discovered InMaLanka.

Blanche, the president, took time to answer my questions about her NGO.
Regarding my doubts about the individual sponsorship, she steered me to the sponsorship of project by talking to me about the actions at Kegalle orphanage. Indeed, the association was facing some difficulties to sustain it: so I became the sponsor of this orphanage.

 

In good physical condition but not really into sports, I started running last year to be able to accompany my daughter in her sports activities when she will be growing.
I also wanted to show her the importance of practicing a physical activity.

When I heard about the Heroes Race, I thought that it will be the perfect opportunity to give an additional support while giving myself over to my new "passion".

And my love for costumes did the rest !*"

 

*each year heroes are invited to dress up!

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8 janvier 2013 2 08 /01 /janvier /2013 09:01

Dear followers, donators and partners,

 

InMaLanka's team wishes you a happy new year full of solidarity actions !

 



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8 mars 2012 4 08 /03 /mars /2012 13:53

« Invest in rural women. Eliminate discrimination against them in law and in practice. Ensure that policies respond to their needs. Give them equal access to ressources. Provide rural women with a rôle in decision-making. »

 

Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General



This year's official theme for International Women's Day (UN theme) is « Empower rural women – End Hunger and Poverty ».

Women's Day, a day of reflexion on challenges faced every day by women all over the world. How can poverty and hunger in rural area be eradicated? In what way enable a true empowerment of rural women? The day of a rural woman is far longer than the day of a man, indeed after/before their daily work they have to do their housework. Women do not have equal access than man in terms of cares and in rural area they are more affected by hunger. In view of all this inequalities how address these challenges? Solutions must be handle by women themselves, they must bring development and initiatives. Whether they are rural or urban women, a lot of work still remain to be done in favor of equality and of the respect of their rights.



8 March, a symbolic date, but also the ideal time to think about the progress accomplished and the ones that still need to be done, to question ourselves on the issues faced by women around the world and to celebrate women's determination who change everyday the history of other women.. Like all symbolic dates, it allows public opinion awareness and let speak about international actions. But this date and these reflections have to be included in a daily dynamic toward equality and respect of women's rights and respect of everyone's rights.

It is today, but also every day of the year that we must ask ourselves about how we can take up these challenges that will allow tomorrow every women to obtain equal rights in health care access, adequate food and good education. It is today and every day of the year that we have to support these women who are fighting for coming out of the shadow and encourage them in their actions.



Brief history

Date celebrated by women's group all over the world, by the UN and by national holiday in many countries, 8 march is a tradition that appeared at the beginning of last century. It is a symbol for the recognition of the women's fight for gender equality, respect of their rights, courage to make their own history.

In 1910, in Copenhagen, at the second international conference of socialist women, the proposal of the German Clara Zetkin is adopted, there is no date set yet but a women's day is born with the major aim of obtain universal suffrage for women. The following year, rallies were held in Europe, women claiming for the right to work, right to vote, defending their rights. More than a million people are attending these rallies. On 8 March 1921, Lenine declare 8 march as women's international day , in 1924 China celebrate this date.

It is also a 8 march that Léon Blum chose to acknowledge the importance of women in the resistance: March 8, 1947. In 1974, during the International Year of Women, the UN begin to celebrate this day and it will be in december 1977 that the UN General Assembly adopt a resolution proclaiming the “UN Day for Women's Right and International Peace”.

In France, François Mitterrand gave an official status to the women's day in March 8, 1982.

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26 janvier 2012 4 26 /01 /janvier /2012 21:27

Hi! 

We would like to inform you that our web site is officially online!

A big thanks to Florian our webmaster! 

www.inmalanka.org

 

Do not forget to like our facebook page by clicking here: Page! 

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19 août 2011 5 19 /08 /août /2011 11:03

On December 11th, 2008, the General Assembly of United Nations decided by the resolution 63/139 "to designate 19 August as World Humanitarian Day in order to contribute to increasing public awareness about humanitarian assistance activites worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in this regard, as well as to honour all humanitarian and United Nations and associated personnel who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty, and invites all Member States and the entities of United Nations system, within existing resources, as well as other international organizations and non-governmental organizations, to observe it annually in appropriate manner"

 

 


On August 19, 2003, a bomb attack was perpetrated against theUnited Nations Office in Iraq killing 22 people. From the early age of humanitarian aid to the present, heavy losses are deplored in the function of humanitarian workers. Three years ago, the World Humanitarian day was born taking symbolically the date of August 19th.

We wish a happy day to humanitarian workers wherever they are today,to these men and women committed to improving the lives of other men and women. A great day to our entire team and a  special thought to Aurélie currently in India and our coordinator Buddhima in Sri Lanka, and to our partners Desire India, Mukti for Social Development and Mukti-India.

 

World humanitairan day 2011

 

 

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL of UN -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011

There is never a year without humanitarian crises. And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope. From Japan to Sudan, from Pakistan to the Horn of Africa, aid workers help people who have lost their homes, loved ones and sources of income.

These humanitarians often brave great danger, far from home. They work long hours, in the most difficult conditions. Their efforts save lives in conflict and natural disaster. They also draw the world closer together by reminding us that we are one family, sharing the same dreams for a peaceful planet, where all people can live in safety, and with dignity.

On World Humanitarian Day, we honour these aid workers and thank them for their dedication. And we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice – in Afghanistan, Haiti and beyond. Too many have died, or suffered their own loss, in the course of duty. We pledge to do all we can to ensure the world’s humanitarians are kept safe to do their essential work.

This is also a day to examine our own lives and consider what more we can do to help -- to reach out to people enduring conflict, disaster and hardship. Let those we honour today inspire us to start our own journey to make the world a better place and bring our human family more closely together.

 

More info about the world humanitarian day? 

http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/

 

Official video

http://www.un.org/fr/events/humanitarianday/psa.shtml

 

 

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12 mai 2011 4 12 /05 /mai /2011 22:57

Do not miss the next newsletter illustrated by Marty.

To receive it, please suscribe to the mailing list, section Newsletter (on the left column of the blog).

Or contact us by email to welcome@inmalanka.org

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1 avril 2011 5 01 /04 /avril /2011 23:30

Now you can follow a thread of all InMaLanka's facebook and twitter news on Jumo. You can connect yourself with your facebook id or by opening an account on Jumo.


http://www.jumo.com/inmalanka

 

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29 novembre 2010 1 29 /11 /novembre /2010 19:48

During the week-end of Diwali, InMaLanka welcome M. Samitinjoy Pal, the president of the american NGO MSD and Mrs Gayatri Pal, the secretary of MSD.

 

The two teams met several times during the week-end:

  • on an informal way, on Saturday night: we gathered for an exhibition of pictures realized for celebrating the 80th birthday of the Gandhi salt walk (or International Walk for Justice and Freedom)

  • on an official way, on Sunday morning, around a French breakfast

This last meeting allowed us to speak about issues in rural areas like health and education access as well as alimentation issues.

We could also precise our objectives regarding some programmes being currently under progress like the mobile health center or the nutritional programme for the Night Schools’ children…

 

All InMaLanka's team thank MSD for visiting us in Paris

 

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25 janvier 2010 1 25 /01 /janvier /2010 17:56


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Margot, Secretary of InMaLanka, wrote an article about the NGO, published in the finnish newspaper Insider, december 2009.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you can't read it!
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