Naisha Bellam


My Projects:

Project1 : Aid4Amputees
Project Lead: Naisha Bellam
Team Members: Arnav Biruduraju,Veda Kalwala, Sahasra Kalwala

Impact:
Dedicated to providing artficial limbs for 500 under privileged in rural india.
The avarage cost of an artificial limb is $70
Description:
More than two thirds of India’s 1.3 billion inhabitants live in low-income rural areas, where accidents resulting in loss of limbs frequently occur from using unsafe agricultural machinery, working on rail and road construction, or as a result of snake bites.
According to estimates, India has more than half a million amputees, with tens of thousands added to the amputee population every year. And rehabilitation support from the government is negligible.
Amputees in India are predominantly male, rural, poor, and in the working age group. A significant proportion of amputations are reported to be due to injuries sustained in railway and road accidents and due to agricultural equipment.

Project2 : Mini Libraries
Impact: 125 mini libraries in government schools in rural India.
Team: Naisha Bellam,Arnav Biruduraju,Anish Tripuramallu, Akarsh Kollu, Aneesh Bellam,Nikitha Tripuramallu.

Started Chirag’s “Caring4Kidz” initiative to spread awareness about lack of educational facilities in rural India, I have also created social media campaigns, reached out to distinct family members, friends and recruited volunteers to raise donations for Mini library project.
Many young kids drop out of schools in India due to social, economic, cultural and geographical conditions. There are many kids in India who love reading. But they can’t afford to buy the books because the prices are very high, or they cannot access public libraries. I believe to change the mindsets of rural India you have to start at school, and with that thought I reached out to my friends, family and neighbors for donations to support Mini Library project along with social media promotions. I was able to raise $20,000 to set up 125 libraries in rural India.


Project3 : Back Pack Drive

Impact: Enable 700 underprivileged children to have school supplies during back to school

Team:Naisha Bellam,Anish Tripuramallu, Nikitha Tripuramallu, Aneesh Bellam, Abhi Yedla

We have successfully executed this project in Montgomery County,MD

Total BackPacks with Supplies : 700

Project4 :  Treat 4 Troops
Team: Naisha Bellam,Varleen Bir,Nikitha Tripuramallu, Anish Tripuramallu,Sahithi Kondam,Aneesh Bellam

Impact: Troops serving far away from home gets to enjoy a sweet treat.

Me and my friends knocked door to door in our neighborhood and collected Halloween candy on the day after Halloween from neighboring families to benefit the troops serving in Afghanistan and Middle east. We have collected more than 60 pounds of candy for our troops.