To promote the sustainable development of Goa and the advancement of Goans.
To allow Goans to fully get involved in the development of their homeland.
To help found a corps of volunteers to work and contribute their talents for the human and economic betterment of Goans.
To support groups with special needs such as women, children, village and underprivileged groups of Goan society.
WHO WE ARE
Goa Sudharop is a Goan diaspora volunteer non-profit organization based in California working for the betterment of Goa and Goans worldwide since 2000. With our mission always in mind, we work tirelessly to improve the lives of individuals from all walks of life, and we encourage Goans to fully get involved in the development of their homeland. Our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need and provide resources for people to become empowered individuals with the ability to chase their dreams and use the tools they need to build the life they want. At Goa Sudharop, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various initiatives and are committed to working together to make difference. We welcome Goans of all castes, religion, gender, beliefs, and the LGBTIQ2S community, and offer everyone our love and support in their quest for respect, inclusion and search for identity. We oppose all discrimination and the unjust and unequal treatment of any group based on these human differences. Goa Sudharop welcomes diverse members in the community on our Board and as volunteers. We invite one and all to join Goa Sudharop and work for the common good of all Goans, to help us in preserving our Goan identity, heritage, and culture, and to save the rich environmental and natural resources of Goa for future generations.
Dr. Santosh Helekar (USA)
Dr. Suraj Kamat (USA)
Harriet Ferens, President
Marilyn Barnes, Vice President
Smita Mauze, Secretary
Andrea Balasuriya, Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (USA)
MANAGEMENT & VOLUNTEERS (GOA)
Verma D'Mello, Executive Director
Fatima D’Souza, Treasurer & Trustee
Vaicunth Pundalik Pai Fondekar, Trustee
Zita D’Mello, Trustee
Sarvesh Savant, Trustee
Ibonio D'Souza, Advisor
Chetak Naik, Volunteer
Farel Fernandes, Volunteer
Hema Fernandes, Volunteer
Irene Maria Almeida, Volunteer
MaryJo De Mello, Volunteer
Olga Rego, Volunteer
MEDICAL VOLUNTEER TEAM (GOA)
*Providing pro-bono services to Goans in need
Dr. Arvind Almeida - Pediatrician
Dr. Austin Cabral - Physiotherapist
Dr. Devdutt Sail - Covid Advisor
Dr. Nikita Madkaikar - Dental Surgeon
Dr. R.N. Madkaikar - Gynecologist
Dr. Sarvesh Savant - Ophthalmologist
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
Filomena Giese & George Pinto
CONTACT GOA SUDHAROP
Get in touch with Goa Sudharop to learn more about our work and find out how to donate. We appreciate your support!
873 Windsor Hills Circle
San Jose, CA 95123