News and updates
MUKTI MISSION WINS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORK
Posted on 24 March 2017
In March 2017, the All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice invited Mukti Officials to New Delhi and presented them with an award for Mukti's exemplary work. (pictured: PRMM Chief of Operations Mr Anil Frances with Mr Prashant Bhosale receiving the award on behalf of Mukti from the dignitaries).
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS REPORT 2016 - INDIA
Posted on 01 Feb 2017
Thanks to our amazing supporters, Mukti Australia was able to work alongside our Indian partner Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission to carry out some incredible development projects in 2016. Our 2016 projects focused on increasing Mukti India's capacity to support and empower disadvantaged and vulnerable children and women, both now and well into the future. We're so looking forward to another year of partnership with the amazing folks at Mukti Mission in India. It is such a privileged to be part of this wonderful and life-changing ministry.
SCHOOL KITCHEN PROJECT
Mukti Mission is now able to provide a nourishing meal to disadvantaged school kids every day.
In 2016, a new kitchen was constructed for Mukti’s Primary School and High School. The previous kitchens were little more than old shacks – with very little space, equipment or ventilation for the kitchen staff. Now Mukti has a lovely new fully fitted-out kitchen where daily meals can be prepared to ensure that rumbling bellies do not interfere with the education of young minds!
CLEAN WATER PROJECT
For the first time in Mukti’s 130 year history, the Mission is producing its own clean drinking water.
In 2016, Mukti’s clean water project continued in earnest. A water treatment plant was installed in Mukti’s farm and is now producing litres upon litres of lovely fresh, clean water for the Mukti’s residents and staff to enjoy. Another water treatment plant was installed near Mukti’s Stuti well and just needs a valve to become operational. A 6000L water tanker was also built to transport the treated water to different locations around the Mission, where small water storage tanks are installed outside the family group homes. A further site has been identified for an additional water treatment module, and this will be installed in 2017.
SOLAR POWER PROJECT
Mukti Mission is now ‘wired for sun’!
In 2016, a 28.8 Kw solar panel system was installed at Mukti under the supervision of Australia technical consultant Iain Johnson, and the Mission is now generating its own sustainable solar power! Groups of students from local technical schools are even coming to Mukti to inspect the setup. The big savings that the Mission is now making on mains power and generator diesel are now being set aside to install more panels and batteries in future years. The big dream is that one day Mukti will be able to go totally ‘off--grid’ with clean, self-generated power, and become an example and shining light to those around them of sustainable living and care of God’s creation.
SANGLI EDUCATION CENTRE
This Centre was a refuge to over 25 young girls growing up in the red light district of Sangli.
In 2016, the Sangli Education Centre expanded to offer 15 more girls a safe place to sleep at night, away from the dangerous environment of the brothels where their mothers work. During the day, the Centre also offers the girls an education and access to medical care. In short, the Centre is all about creating opportunities for the girls so that as they grow older they have a choice about whether to follow their mothers into the sex trade. In 2017 the Centre hopes to expand so that it can offer support to even more girls, and also start some programs for the mothers themselves, such as vocational skills training, self-help groups and small business enterprises, to help create an alternate income to sex work.
MUKTI AUSTRALIA IS HIRING!
Posted on 14 December 2016
Location: Mukti Australia Inc. Head Office - 5 Court Street, Box Hill (Melbourne)
Job Type: Full-time 9am – 5pm but may be required to work outside normal business hours
Supervisor / Manager: National Director
• Enjoys working both in and outside the office environment - thrives on being ‘out and about’
• A team player happy to pitch in whenever and wherever necessary
• Friendly manner on the phone and in person
• Multi-tasker who thrives on being busy, juggling tasks and wearing lots of different professional ‘hats’
• Proficient communicator
• Committed to the ethos of Mukti Australia both professionally and personally
• Open to doing activities that require a reasonable level of physical fitness
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
• Excellent IT skills including WORD, Excel, Publisher, Mailchimp, email management etc.
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Driver’s licence and car
• Office management
• Personal assistant to National Director
• Database management
• Content development for Mukti publications
• Event coordination
• Merchandise / markets coordination
• Managing volunteers
Employment Opportunity With Mukti Australia!
Posted on 14 July 2016
Do you love what Mukti is about? Do you have a heart for supporting and empowering women and children in India and Sri Lanka?
Are you very confident with IT and proficient in MS Word, Excel and Publisher? Are you a team player with the ability to work methodically and with close attention to detail?
Do you have great written and verbal communication skills?
If so, you may be our next Sponsorship Coordinator!
The position is part time (equivalent to 2 days) with flexible hours at our National Office in Box Hill, Melbourne. A full position description can be obtained here. Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]
SAVE THE DATE!
Posted on 20 Jan 2016
The Mukti Perth Dinner with Mukta and Saroj is on Saturday, 14th May 2016. Mukta and Saroj from Mukti India have a full itinerary, speaking at local churches and various groups in Perth and country WA. Click here to see a list of all Public Meetings where Mukta and Saroj will be speaking. Click here to download the Perth Dinner Flyer. Contact Peter on 0417 916 323 for more details.
Posted on 19 Jan 2016
Could you give some time to serve disadvantaged children and women in India. Please consider volunteering your time, energy and gifts in India - we have 4 amazing opportunities!
Video Production Volunteer
Thanks for your partnership and Merry Christmas
Posted on 24 Dec 2015
On behalf of all of us at Mukti, and of all the children and women in India whose lives you have touched this year through your support, thank you and happy Christmas!
Please click the below link to read our special Christmas message.
2015 End of year project updates
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The Junior College Second Storey is Open!
Posted on 17 Sep 2015
The opening ceremony and dedication was held earlier this month. The new storey includes two new classrooms, several science laboratories and a library. More than mere bricks and mortar, the second storey means more disadvantaged Indian girls can receive higher levels of education, and “educating girls is a surefire way to raise economic productivity, lower infant and maternal mortality, improve nutritional status and health, reduce poverty, and wipe out HIV/AIDS and other diseases” (Maritza Ascencios from UNICEF). So on behalf of every girls who will in the future sit and learn in the new classrooms, conduct experiments in the new science laboratories, and study in the new library, thank you to every Australian who partnered with us to build the second storey – they now have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves and their families.
Congrats to Mukti School's Year 12 girls
Posted on 14 Sep 2015
Volunteer opportunity - calling Medical professionals
Posted on 13 Sep 2015
Visit to Sunshine Christian School
Posted on 17 Jun 2015
Sunrise Christian School students Upol Sarker and Liam McKenny with Indian visitors Mukta Dagde and Saroj Kadam following their presentation to students on Monday. Also pictured is Mukti Australia's Glenda de Jager (back), school principal Anne Dolan and Pastor Evan Carr.
Please Click here for the entire story.
2014 Annual Report is available now!
Posted on 09 May 2015
Our 2014 Annual Report is now available. It is chock full of interesting information about Mukti including project updates, reflections from short termers and debriefs from trip leaders.
2014 was a big year for Mukti! Thanks to everyone who supported us throughout 2014, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Rev Dr. Gordon Moyes
Posted on 08 Apr 2015
We have been saddened to learn of the passing of Rev Dr Gordon Moyes. Gordon has been on our Board of Reference for a number of years and has been an advocate for the work of Mukti in India. Gordon was a well known minister of the Churches of Christ and later Superintendent of Wesley Mission in Sydney for 27 years, as well as being a member of the NSW Parliament. Our sympathies are with Beverley and the family.Article in mychristiandaily.com
Mukti Dinner with Mukta and Saroj
Posted on 12 Mar 2015
The Mukti Australia Dinners are almost upon us. Mukta and Saroj will be arriving in Australia in May. We encourage you to pencil into your diaries one of their events in order to hear Mukta's powerful story of transformation.Click here to read Mukta's Story
Western Australian Itinerary for Lorraine and Anil Francis: Jan-Feb 2015
Posted on 21 Jan 2015
Sat 31 Jan 8:30am
Mundaring Church of Christ, 1470 Stoneville Rd, Mundaring.
Sun 01 Feb 9:30am
Nollamara Church of Christ, Cnr Carcoola St and Apara Way, Nollamara
6:00pm Heritage Christian Church, 26 Champion Drive, Armadale
Tue 03 Feb 1:00pm
98.5 Sunshine FM (pre-record interview for on-air this evening and Sun morning 08 Feb)
Wed 04 Feb
Morning: Donor visits and travel to Dunsborough
7:30pm Dunsborough Church of Christ – at the home of Doug and Jenny Lucas, 397 Biddle Road. Quedjinup, 6281 (Near Simmo’s Ice Cream!)
Thur 05 Feb
7:15pm: Bunbury Baptist Church, 175 Spencer St, Bunbury
Fri 06 Feb 10:00am
Mukti Perth Support Group at the home of Betty Green in Tuart Hill (Contact Mukti office for address)
Sat 07 Feb
6:00pm Mukti Dinner at Nollamara Church of Christ, Carcoola St, Nollamara
Sun 08 Feb 9:45am
Foothills Church of Christ, 287 Hawtin Rd, Forrestfield
5:00pm Scots Presbyterian Church, 90 South Terrace, Fremantle
Mon 09 Feb
Morning: Donors visits
Tue 10 Feb 10:30am
Presbyterian Women’s Association at Bassendean Presbyterian Church, 14 Broadway, Bassendean
Wed 11 Feb
7:00pm Narembeen Church of Christ, 8 Ada Street, Narembeen
Thur 12 Feb 7.30pm
Narrogin Baptist Church, Williams Rd, Narrogin
Fri 13 Feb 7:30pm
Kendenup Community Church, meeting at the home of John and Chris Butler,184 Chauvel Road, Kendenup
Sun 15 Feb 10:00am
Albany Foursquare Gospel Church, 47 Pioneer Rd, AlbanyNOTE:
For more details, please check this page or our Mukti Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Mukti-Australia/129960142163 or contact our Director for Western Australia and Northern Territory, Peter Warren Ph: 08 9497 3000 Mob: 0417 916 323 Email: [email protected]
Meet Lorraine and Anil Francis
Posted on 13 Jan 2015
For more than 25 years, Lorraine and Anil Francis have been providing leadership at Mukti Mission in India,overseeing the facilities in District Pune and 18 other "expansion homes" across India,
that provide love, care, education and empowerment for women and children regardless of their background. Now you can meet them when they visit Western Australia from 29 Jan 2015 to 17 Feb 2015
Watch this page for more details of various meetings or phone Peter on 0417 916 323.
Hope you can join us and hear the latest updates.