The endeavor of the Goa Marathon is to raise funds to build homes for economically weaker families in Goa and the Konkan region. The First Edition was held on March 11, 2012 where over 750 individuals Ran for Homes and Hope. The Second Edition was held on March 3, 2013. More than 2000 individuals participated in the Half Marathon and Dream Run which started and ended at the Campal Ground, Panjim. The media support plan that included print, radio, outdoors and online created a buzz and ensured that the Goa Marathon was established as a ‘not to be missed’ event in Goa. The Third Edition will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014.
The El Shaddai Charitable Trust is a registered, non-profit Charity working in Goa and other States in India, implementing the Child Rights Act 2003/05 for orphans, street children and children coming from economically desperate conditions; cared and provided with food, clothing, shelter and education, for a better future. We have residential Homes, Day Care & Night Shelters, plus Cottages for the seniors who are attending University, Colleges, Technical Institutions and Professional Training Centres in Goa. In addition, Outreach Projects are in Maharastra, Karnataka, and Kerala. Our long cherished dream is now open – Children’s Cottage Hospital, for H.I.V. and terminally ill children.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit organisation providing affordable housing solutions to the economically weaker sections of society.Habitat for Humanity India began operations in 1983 in Khammam in Andhra Pradesh, and is now one of Habitat’s largest country programs. Since then over 40,000 houses have been constructed, providing safe, decent and affordable shelter to around 200,000 less fortunate in the country. Given the immense need for decent housing, Habitat’s approach goes beyond just undertaking its own building programs. It also acts as a catalyst for improving housing conditions by offering Habitat’s support, expertise and experience to other groups and partners.