Humanitarian Projects Needing Volunteers

Entry DateJune 19, 2018

What is the name of the project?

Anahata Elderly Center

Organization name

Anahata Healing and Yoga Center

What country is the project located?



Primary contact

Laura Martinez


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Is the organization capable and agreeable to communicating several times per week during the design stage?

Anahata is not, but Laura will be managing the communication

Explain the humanitarian need for this project and how this project can meet the need.

In india, old and disable people don't have a way of living and society marginalizes them. Anahata is using his yoga center to treat their pain and give them a roof but the space is not enough for the existing demand.

What is the mission statement of the organization you represent?

Anahata is an affordable yoga retreat center that uses his budget to step by step build a new Community Care Centre in Ravandure near by Mysore.

What humanitarian category does the project best fit under?

community center - medical

Describe the current budget situation. Is the land owned outright? What has been spent on the project and what is the estimated remaining costs? What is the strategy for attaining outstanding funds? Please provide as many specifics as possible.

His strategy is pay for the project through yoga certificate and meditations courses given to visitors (usually foreigners)

Describe the land situation. Has land been procured? Has a site been selected? Was land donated from the local government? Is a deed in-hand? Is the organization currently looking for land?

The site is owned by Anahata, where they currently have their yoga center. The new building will be built in the free area within the same site boundary.

What is typical price per square meter for construction in this region?


Is the organization capable of hosting (transportation, lodging, translation, safety, etc.) designer site visits? Design teams typically consist of 2-6 people and stay for 7 days.

Yes, it is. Always planned with enough time in advance

What are the specific program desires for the project. How many buildings, stories, and floor plan square meters? Provide a detailed list of rooms desired and their specific intent.

1 building, Phase 1 -1 story, Phase 2 - 2 stories.
Approx facilities: Double rooms, Dormitories 8 people, kitchen, dinning, toilets, small office, treatment room.
Detailed program schedule will be provided.

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Explain the desired timeline from the project. When do you hope to start and finish construction? Will construction occur in phases?

Construction will start ASAP, ideally before Septiembre 2018

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