We at Goa ForGiving are mobilizing people from across Goa to communicate and get together for a cause - to get the Campal Creek Cleaned up and restored to its original glory.
The concept of Goenkarponn is an inclusive one which includes every resident residing in Goa accepting our Culture, Heritage and Language.
"Heritage Jazz” has been instrumental in revolutionizing the Jazz scene in Goa besides playing an active role
in promoting Jazz across the Country.
Whether it is art, culture, music, food, heritage and the like, Goa has it all, and Taste of Goa aims to solidify this positioning with the best in food, music, art and the subtle things Goa is known for.
Konkani Rocks is way to get together and keep our language alive and be proud to speak it out.
The Mermaid was deluged with seventeen layers of paint. When we got down to the core of the structure we realised that it was made o procelain. We roped in Sculptor Ghanasham Chari to work on the Mermaid, who meticulously took off the seventeen layers of paint in about a month.
Gonsalves Mansion is known as the Home of Jazz in Goa, and not without good reason and continues to power Jazz, Konkani, worship and other forms of music!
Much is said in the press of this man who reaches out to society in his own special way by instilling a sense of unity, respect and goodwill through celebration too. His journey of life is seen as a path that takes him through construction to media production and to conservation of heritage homes to the promotion of jazz culture in Goa.
We need to cherish our yesterday's, conserve for our future-and I am glad to note that Goa ForGiving is doing its bit to conserve both Goa's cultural and natural heritage, particularly their attempt to rejuvenate the Campal creek, one of those hidden gems of Goa. Goa's ecological wealth and unique culture must be conserved for posterity and I wish Goa ForGiving goes from strength to strength
- Prerna Singh Bindra , Wildlife Conservationist , Author 'The Vanishing: India's Wildlife Crisis'
Well done! Keep up good work. Do not stop your fight for the Campal Creek.
- Dr. Bossuet Afonso, Consulting Surgeon
It's been an absolute previllage and honour to collaborate with GoaForGiving and serve the young generation over a decade ."Children are not things to be Moulded but people to be unfolded" .Hope I will continue to serve them in the future
- Unnati Singh, Artist, Delhi
Goa Forgiving has been putting its heart and soul into showcasing Goa’s great diverse culture in Goa and across the globe, not forgetting Goa’s great personalities of the byegone era for their selfless contribution like my father maestro Anthony Gonsalves who was reclusive for some time but agreed to come out again at Armando’s invitation for a felicitation in Porvorim in 2005 And again in 2010, a wonderful evening with a jam packed audience at the outdoor auditorium at kala academy in November 2010 organized by Goa forgiving followed by dinner at Armando’s Gonsalves’s Mansion. What a wonderful and memorable evening it was for dad to be honored at the hands of his student Pyarelal Sharma of the Laxmikant Pyarelal duo.
- Laxmi Gonsalves, Artiste and Daughter of late Anthony Gonsalves.
Words fall short to describe the work that the Goa forGiving team has been doing to maintain social harmony and cultural heritage in Goa. Goa ForGiving, the name in itself means forgive and spread love. Goa ForGiving is a strong pillar in our society handling Environmental responsibilities like Campal Creek; Social responsibilities like working with slum kids, old age homes; Cultural responsibility such as having jazz sessions, developing skills of slum children and spreading love for people and Goa. Goa ForGiving Rocks!
- Advocate Abhir Prabhudesai
GFG has and continues to be a great platform to encourage and execute ideas for the wellbeing of Goa. I'm glad to have the opportunity to contribute towards this greater goal!
- Rhea D'Souza, Architect
I have been privileged enough to have seen the idea of Goaforgiving flourish from the house of Jazz “Gonsalves Mansion”. It aims to engage us global citizens in the idea of giving for Goa, and mobilizing people from across the Goan world, worldwide, to communicate and get together for a cause, and to celebrate Goanness, via music, art, culture, heritage, environment and all things good.
- Kevin Neves, Clinical Trial Manager & Investment Analyst, London
Goa forgiving is an Organisation fullfilling it's mission in its truest sense of term, Truely Commendable! After having an oppurtinity on being part of Goa ForgGving, I would like to express what a great job they are doing. From the Campal Creek in Panjim to Organising interactive educational sessions for the underprivileged childrens. Goa ForGiving team is Defintely a blessings for the people of Goa. I wish Armando babh Gonsalves & his team all the best & success in their future endeavours. God bless Viva Goenkarponn !
- Shubham Prabhudesai, Real Estate Consultant
Armando's vision for a golden Goa is seen through his foundation Goa ForGiving where they work towards many community projects right from providing opportunities to the underprivileged children from the slums to women empowerment and creating awareness about various issues revolving around our beautiful state of Goa. The foundation has recieved a lot of love from Goans abroad and people who love Goa... Save the campal creek movement had created waves across Goa in communities schools and colleges.
- Alisha Gracie Dias, Assistant Professor, Don Bosco College, Panjim
I would like to appreciate Goa ForGiving for their commendable contribution and efforts under the leadership of Armando Gonsalves
to make Goa and its people proud. Nice to see that this organisation has accomplished to bring Goans from all
over the Globe together in the form of food, art, music, culture or for better wellbeing.
Goa ForGiving is always active to take initiative in awareness drive like the coconut issue, Campal creek project, creating workshops for underprivileged slum kids and many more.
I will always applaud you'll long and repeatedly for the magnificent bright things that's been done over the years and present . "BRAVO"
- Renato Lourenco, Wine advisor
Goa ForGiving is an organisation chaired by a young dynamic Entrepreneur and social worker Shaeen Gomes who is also a musician. Housed in the ancestral mansion of her husband, the ace Pianist Armando Gonsalves who funded and founded this cause for Goa, Goans and underprievilaged children. Along with the pleasant domestic and office staff at the mansion, Mr and Mrs Gonsalves always welcome guests and friends with open arms and invite to share fellowship meals at their laden table...with generosity abounding. Recently Goa ForGiving has touched the hearts of all Goans worldwide with their sensational production video Goenkarponn with a choir of reputed Goan singers; music produced by wizard Music Director Ronnie Monsorate and his band. I wish them well and hope the idea of Goa ForGiving is set alight and nurtured in every heart
- Roque Lazarus, Musician and Lyricist
Many care about nature. But not everyone shows the perseverance that Armando and his team at Goa ForGiving has shown. I appreciate the fact that in spite of a snail's pace of action from authorities in terms of getting the Campal creek cleaned, these guys have been able to keep the cause alive, year after year. I wish them all the very best and success
- Amrit Vatsa, Goa based film-maker and photographer
Goa ForGiving has made a mark in Goa’s welfare aspects by pouring their heart out into helping all in Goa as well as coming up with the concept of Goenkarponn through a song which should be the Anthem of Goa for sure. Armando and Shaeen, great work and we are always here to blend synergies
- Nigel Quadros, Digital Marketing Entrepreneur
Goa ForGiving does great work for Goa, specially by creating awareness to our Susegad Goans. Goa ForGiving has launched several innovative movements and activities for love in protecting our Goa in which I was proud to be part of a few of them. Wish Goa ForGiving and its team all the best
- Savio Monteiro, Lawyer
Goa ForGiving consists of a talented and committed team. Armando, Shaeen, and everyone else rose to the occasion to protect the status of the coconut tree- first as activists on the ground; and then by taking the initiative and working with me to file a case in the High Court at Goa. The idea of an organization that works to preserve Goa’s culture and environment in an inclusive manner is something that we certainly need more of. As a Goan living in Bombay, I am glad to see that there are still those committed to preserving the Goa that we all love so much.
- Akash Rebello, Lawyer,
Armando through GFG has been actively involved in many projects ie. Social / Musical / Arts / Culture/ Educational / Women Empowerment, Heritage Jazz, Taste of Goa, Coconut (grass) issue, Campal Creek, Connecting Goans Worldwide, Moderating Talk Shows, Participation in Debates on matters effecting Goa, and so on and so forth. He takes up almost all matters affecting Goa/Goans through Goa ForGiving and/or through his Face Book posts. His Home Gonsalves Mansion (a Home with Power of God and Love ) is always open for Goa. His ideas for Goa are breathtaking – LOOK OUT, and his Selfless contribution for Goa is commendable. Pray for Armando’s Good Health and well being for the success of all his projects for Goa through Goa Forgiving. Consequently, having know him very closely, I say : Goa needs many Armands
- John Desa, Cortalim/Qatar
Karnataka Goan Association is proud to be associated with Goaforgiving organisation through the song Goenkarponn which has touched Goans world wide.we wish you all the success and hope you continue to work for Goa with the same love and passion. Good luck!
- Mafalda Quadros, President, Karnataka Goan Association, Bangalore
I have been in touch with this organization for a long time and all I have seen is that they are always there to help and do good for Goa and the world. GOD BLESS GOAFORGIVING
- Ronnie Monsorate, Music Director, Mumbai.