mygooi supports Compassion Charitable Trust

mygooi supports Compassion Charitable Trust

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 21, 2015) Compassion Charitable Trust, a not-for-profit organization based in Theni, Tamil Nadu, India, offers much needed services to individuals severely in need of support, said Paul N. Greenwood, CEO of Des Moines-based mygooi.com. He announced that mygooi is donating technical and communications support to the charity.

“The Trust is doing great work in Theni for a range of people in dire straits,” Greenwood said. “mygooi is looking forward to helping its cause.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjJD1_QJtSg)

According to the Trust, it “aims at treating and offering a hospitable environment, food and care to mentally retarded or underdeveloped individuals, individuals prone to accidents and old agers who are abandoned by their families, unable to tend to their needs on their own and roaming aimlessly in the streets. We provide them with ample medical aid from the Government Medical college Hospital and help in their rehabilitation.”

A key supporter of the Trust, Sredhanea Ramkrishnan, who brought the organization to mygooi’s attention, said, “We were all born human , but how many of us live as one?

“I found living examples of fine humanity in those who run Compassion Charitable Trust. In an age when individuals feel burdened to render care to their old and sick parents, this couple has dedicated its lives to take care of almost 50 mentally deranged and physically unfit citizens of all ages who are abandoned by their families.

“When you first set eyes on another human being , what do you notice? The color of their eyes, skin, the brand of clothes they are wearing, the height of their heel, their tone? But these 50 people (at the Trust’s poor Lazarus Rehabilitation Centre) do not care for any such thing. All that is visible to them when they look at you is your heart and the love you are capable of giving them. I am more than happy to be playing a part in the lives of such amiable souls and to be associated with this Compassion Charitable Trust.”

The Trust (https://www.facebook.com/CompassionCharitableTrust) was established in 2011 with single minded dedication to provide help for the helpless in the form of food, healthcare and shelter, among other support services.

Referring to seniors among its care population, the Trust notes, “We aim to aid the elderly who have been deserted by their families. We are here to show that seniors, too, have their right to live with dignity. Gone are the days when the first thing that fades after 60 is dignity — even before the eye sight fades. To make them feel valued, we are on a mission to extend shoulders to those who carried the rhythm of hope for generations.”

mygooi is providing Compassion Charitable Trust with web and social media pages, building video and digital conduits to people around the world interested in helping the helpless.

About mygooi

mygooi™ (https://www.facebook.com/mygooi) is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzle with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi has as its mission to Go Where The Life Is.™

mygooi supports Compassion Charitable Trust (http://www.compassionchartiabletrust.org/index.html) and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (http://www.cff.org)

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gooidev to develop software for Ashokan Systems

Will work on next level mobile, web Synch platform.

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 18, 2015) Ashokan Systems has contracted with gooidev to deliver software elements for Ashokan’s mobile and web phase 1 of Synch, the companies announced. Synch is an interactive and evolutionary personal assistant platform, they said.

“gooidev has an understanding and sensibility, and an international reach, suited to our development needs,” said Simon Strauss, Ashokan founder and CEO.

Steve Beaumont, gooidev president and chief operating officer, added, “We are looking forward to working with Ashokan Systems to introduce a product that will be truly revolutionary once fully realized.”

About Ashokan Systems

Ashokan Systems was founded in 2013 in New York with associates in the United Kingdom and Europe. The Synch project is staffed by a team with a history of working together in high-velocity business settings.

About gooidev

gooidev, a division of mygooi™, is a global team of digital specialists who provide support for app and web development on both Android and iOS platforms. Its team’s members apply global resources and expertise to seamlessly manage development and expedite results for small and midsized businesses that want to outsource this segment of their operations. Headquartered in Chennai, India, and Des Moines, Iowa, USA, gooidevelopment uses an Agile working process. For more information, visit http://gooidev.com/index.php

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

Visit mygooi’s website and download the app upon release at http://www.mygooi.com.

Mygooi supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check them out at http://www.cff.org.

Media Contacts:

Richard Greb
mygooi
847-651-1445 / Richardg@mygooi.com

Mark Perlman
mygooi
312-315-0707 / Markp@mygooi.com

 

mygooi launches gooimusic in India with Indo-Jazz concert

Abundance of talent reinforces plans to showcase world’s musicians on music channel, says creative director Jared Freiburg

CHENNAI, India (Aug. 31, 2015) gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg and top music students from APL Global School performed at ceremonies to launch, in India, gooimusic, a music channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/gooimusic).

gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg (left) and students from APL Global School in Chennai, India, perform at Indo-Jazz concert.

gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg (left) and students from APL Global School in Chennai, India, perform at Indo-Jazz concert.

The program, which also marked completion of a 10-day Jazz workshop conducted at the school by Freiburg for select 9- to 17-year-old students, featured four Tamil movie and music icons as Chief Guests:

  • Gangai Amaran, singer, composer, orchestra conductor. During the program, he sang in remembrance of recently deceased composer M S Viswanathan, who was responsible for the music for over 1000 movies.
  • Rajiv Menon, movie director and an expert in Indian classical music.
  • AVMK Shanmugam, music, movie and TV producer and grandson of Indian movie moghul AVM, who started the first South Indian record label in India during the 1930s.
  • Ms Suchitra, singer and disc jockey of South India’s most popular FM Station “Radio Mirchi,” who has sung in more than 100 movies.

Freiburg, dubbed by gooimusic Creative Board Chair Mohan Narayanan as a “Jazz sensation,” said, ”My trip to India – my first outside the United States – confirmed my belief in the widespread talent in musical genres all over the world. So, gooimusic will continue to seek talents and promote them so separate cultures can relate to each-other through music.”

The event included blessing the gooimusic venture and the concert by lighting two of the tall brass Indian oil lamps known as Kuthu Vilakku to drive out all bad things in and around the projects and to  bring all good things and happiness. The ceremony, Narayanan said, presents Hindu gods as light. The number of oil wicks represents the particular deity; for example a lamp with five splits of light represents Lord Shiva. Participants included the four Chief Guests, Narayanan, Freiburg, mygooi Chairman and CEO Paul N. Greenwood and gooidev President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Beaumont.

mygooi CEO Paul N. Greenwood (foreground) lights the lamp for the concert, with Professor Mohan Narayanan, gooidev president and COO Steve Beaumont and APL Global School Principal Kiran Merchant waiting their turns.

mygooi CEO Paul N. Greenwood (foreground) lights the lamp for the concert, with Professor Mohan Narayanan, gooidev president and COO Steve Beaumont and APL Global School Principal Kiran Merchant waiting their turns.

Working with Narayanan, 79, Chennai-based educator, composer and scholar on world music, the workshop created an Indo-Jazz theme song for the Indian government’s CLEAN INDIA campaign. Narayanan and Freiburg worked on the melody in Mohan’s 128 track digital midi studio, the first of its kind in Chennai. The lyrics in Tamil, the regional language of Chennai, were penned by Narayanan, who has many movie lyrics to his credit.

At the concert, Narayanan read a poem about Clean India written by Greenwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwiVOZ3gzf4).

Freiburg said the workshop, which lasted two-hours a day for 10 days, was a great experience for him to learn as well as to display jazz opportunities to the students at APL Global. Freiburg said, “The best part for me was seeing some of their faces light up when they either heard jazz for the first time or made a connection to jazz’s relation to other popular genres like blues, rock and funk.” He taught the specially selected students the essentials of jazz while learning more about classic Indian musical themes.

“The music professionals I met had very kind compliments about the concert and seemed to enjoy it very much,” said Freiburg. “I see collaboration in the future.”

Freiburg, of Des Moines, Iowa, USA, is studying music education and performance at California State University, Long Beach.

APL (Academy for Personalized Learning) Global School‘s teaching addresses individual needs in a group context. Accreditation from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) allows APL to take its personalization to effective levels, preparing students for the Primary Progression Tests, Checkpoint, IGCSE and A level examinations.

About gooimusic

gooimusic  is a YouTube music channel dedicated to the disruptive and the new. Started with a jazz sensibility, it brings together genres and introduces talented performers and composers from all over the world who are creating revolutionary sounds.

About mygooi

mygooi™ is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzles with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi lives where the sun always shines and has as its mission to Go Where the Life Is.™

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

Mygooi supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check them out at http://www.cff.org.

Media Contacts:

Richard Greb
mygooi
847-651-1445 / Richardg@mygooi.com

Mark Perlman
mygooi
312-315-0707 / Markp@mygooi.com

 

Think how India has changed!

Check out mygooi CEO, Paul Greenwood’s poem in support of the Clean India campaign. The poem is read by Dr. Mohan Narayanan, Chennai.

Think how India has changed!

When millions of people act for a common cause, united together in a fresh collaborative mission, streets become cleaned, houses, yards and driveways cease to be piled with dust and dirt.

The vision to make a country proud and responsible for its own housekeeping, literally sweeps aside a past where dirt was always somebody else’s problem.

In this new world of joint responsibility, sweeping clean is a philosophy. The outcome is a cleaner India; happier faces on the children and many brooms being pushed by so many more hands.

It’s now every day, it’s the new norm – CLEAN IS EVERYWHERE! And Clean is India!

 

By Paul Greenwood