Mahindra Supports Goan NGO Cause of Our Joy (COOJ)
Aside from aiding people with mental health issues and facilitating a suicide prevention programme called You Matter, COOJ has its Elder Care Programme. This programme has for the last two years given new hope to senior citizens in Goa who are living with dementia and other mental health problems. It has also provided other senior citizens with opportunities to fill their lives with love, laughter, and a sense of worth by making them part of a socially inclusive group. The programme concentrates on recreational, creative and therapeutic activities while providing support services to lessen the weight on the shoulders of the caregivers as well. The programme is engaged in disseminating information about geriatric mental health and dementia.
A lack of feasible transportation to mobilise elderly clients to and from the COOJ centre has proved an obstacle to offering therapeutic services. Donating will enable the purchase of a new car to allow efficiency in a pick-and-drop facility and hence enhance COOJ’s ability to extend help to the elderly in our society.
Mahindra Open Drive promises to be one of the events of the year in Goa. It includes a road trip starting from the cities of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore on the 6th of November 2019 to culminate in the festival of the year on the 8th and 9th of November 2019 at the Bandodkar Grounds, Panaji, Goa from 4pm onwards. Attendees can look forward to a feast of food, art, music, culture and a flea market, besides being educated about and supporting a charitable cause close to their hearts. Some of the musicians in the line-up for entertainment are Chico and the Gypsies, Raghu Dixit, Brooklyn Funk Essentials and Harouna Samake.