Being Human Foundation

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BeingHumanFoundationLogo.jpg
Founded 2007
Founder Salman Khan
Type Education and healthcare for underprivileged
Focus Underprivileged children
Location
Area served
India
Products Clothing and watches
Services Education, employment and medical treatment
Method Direct training, funding medical treatment, supplies for the differently-abled
Owner Salman Khan
Website www.beinghumanonline.com

The Being Human Foundation is a Mumbai-based charity, founded by Bollywood star Salman Khan in 2007, that provides education and healthcare services for the underprivileged in India.[1][2] The organization is primarily funded by sales of Being Human-branded merchandise, which amounted to sales of Rs 300 crore in 2016.[3]

The foundation performs many charitable activities. It funds the education of 200 children at the Akshara High School in Mumbai and another 300 through Aseema, a Mumbai-based non-profit. The foundation supports the VEER Initiative, a program to train differently-abled people. As of December 2015, the program has trained 1909 individuals, 1194 of whom have gained employment. The organization has set up programs to improve basic skills for students and career development centers.[2]

Being Human has provided funding to treat children with congenital heart defects and craniofacial deformities. It has provided drought relief in Maharashtra and blankets for flood victims in Kashmir, conducted free eye camps to provide cataract surgeries, and helped conduct bone-marrow donor registration camps in Mumbai.[4]

In 2018, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai threatened to blacklist the foundation for failing to set up dialysis machines in Bandra.[5][6] The project was a public-private partnership where the municipal government would provide the space while the foundation was to maintain and staff the low-cost dialysis facility.[5][6] The foundation's representative denied that the organization signed any formal contract with the civic body.[5][6]

Education[edit]

  1. Akshara High School
  2. Aseema
  3. Career Development Centers
  4. Educational Resource Center, Maharashtra
  5. Maharashtra Prabodhan Seva Mandal (MPSM)
  6. Theatre And Drama Initiative
  7. Being Bajrangi
  8. Brillant School of Science
  9. Tubelight Project[7]

Partners[edit]

  1. Akshara High School
  2. Aseema
  3. Maaya Foundation
  4. Marrow Donor Registry, India
  5. The Max Foundation[8]

Funding[edit]

Salman Khan's Being Human show at HDIL India Couture Week (c. 2010)
Founder Salman Khan in Being Human merchandise

The charity accepts direct donations, but it is primarily funded by 8 to 10% share of the sales of Being Human-branded clothing, manufactured and marketed by Mandhana Industries, as a licensing fee for the use of charity's name as brand.[3] The charity's share in 2016 was approximately INR3 crore from the sales revenue of nearly INR30 crore.[citation needed] A quarter of the brand's revenue comes from overseas sales and a tenth of the revenue comes from online sales.[3]

On June 23, 2017, PVR Cinemas announced a partnership with the foundation, allowing its customers to donate two rupees whenever purchasing a movie ticket.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BEING HUMAN FOUNDATION". www.beinghumanonline.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b "BEING HUMAN FOUNDATION- Education". www.beinghumanonline.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  3. ^ a b c "Salman's Being Human to walk franchise route". The Hindu. 2016-03-28. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  4. ^ "BEING HUMAN FOUNDATION- Healthcare". www.beinghumanonline.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  5. ^ a b c "Big setback for Salman Khan! Being Human in trouble with BMC; find out why". The Financial Express. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-08-05. 
  6. ^ a b c "Salman Khan's Being Human in trouble with BMC, faces blacklist; here's why". Deccan Chronicle. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Education". www.beinghumanonline.com. Retrieved 2018-06-15. 
  8. ^ "Partners". www.beinghumanonline.com. Retrieved 2018-06-15. 
  9. ^ "Tubelight: I was expecting minus 3 and minus 4, pleased to get ratings like 1, says Salman Khan". Hindustan Times. 2017-06-24. Retrieved 2018-04-23. 

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