Catalysts for Social Action

We work towards holistic care and optimum rehabilitation outcomes for every orphaned child. We promote, support, advocate and act as Catalysts to achieve these objectives. We are an unstoppable force inspiring and channelizing action to bring about sustainable social change.
Apr 21, 2015

Chasing Dreams......

Improvement in Children understanding....
Improvement in Children understanding....

We are glad to tell you about our project to define educational module for CCI (Child Care Institute). Since June 2014 CSA has been introducing with the pilot project at 2 States in india for 3 different CCI. The Aim of this project is to improve the academic performance and overcoming the inferiority complex of the child as far as the education is concerned. We have come up with sessions on Life Skill Training as per WHO (World Health Organization). Once it is successful in the 3 CCI we will be implementing it to all the 50 CCI, CSA is associated with.


As Per RTE (Right to Education) we introduce the Continuous and Comprehension Evaluation (CCE) as per the method teachers makes a plan & shares it with their fellow teachers. The Concept’s ( a particular topic) effectiveness for interactive teaching is then discussed to make it successful. To make it more effective in classroom a mind map (understanding of the child before introducing the topic) is prepared. This Mind Map helps the teacher to target the proper method as per the understanding or the misunderstanding of that particular child. The method then is implemented in Class and then the post learning assessment is done to compare with the Mind map.


Therefore Each of the 3 CCI children have gone through 11 sessions of Life skill training which covers Self Awareness, Collaborative work, Critical thinking, Decision Making, Communication Etc. Alongside Quarterly Teachers training is arranged who are directly involved in teaching of the children in CCI, to introduce interactive teaching, Activity based teaching and Print rich environment in class room. At the end of the year the assessment of the subject Language and Mathematics has shown conceptual learning levels have increased in this academic year. Teacher’s feedback is more oriented towards the children and more observations of the children are noticed and recorded. CSA have observed a grate level of improvement in the method of teaching, which is the core target of teachers training. More of Action songs, ice-breaking sessions are introduced in class to create fear free/Friendly environment in the class. This technique have helped the child to realize the dreams, and channelized the thinking to achieve these dreams, along with self confidence to cope up with the team. CSA has high hopes that it will be as successful as Pilot Project, in all other CCI’s associated with CSA.

child friendly atmoshere in class...
child friendly atmoshere in class...
Teacher
Teacher's training
Life Skill Training
Life Skill Training
Apr 21, 2015

'Saee' a meaning to our home.......

Saee
Saee's family

 

Dear All,

CSA is very happy, to find a family to one more child. Here is the testimony of the parent who adopted the baby with our help.

Hello Lucy & Team,

The below mentioned reference has clicked for us. Me and my wife are now very proud and happy parents of sweet little baby girl, “Saee”.

When we saw her for the first time, we knew that she is ours. She is just five months old and filled our home with joy & happiness on auspicious day of “Gudi Padwa” last month.
We shared our joy with our relatives, colleagues and family friends. Everyone is so excited and congratulating us for this special gift. Few of them are appreciating our decision to give “Saee” a home, but the fact is she gave a meaning to our home and brought the entire family together.

I thank CSA, Mr. Gawande and his team to making this happen very fast and smoothly.

To my surprise, the entire process was very straight forward without any complexities. We got a baby in our hands within 3 week after I submitted the request to you.
I feel you must spread the awareness about the process among people; it will definitely help prospective adoptive parents to firm up their decision to enjoy parenthood.

Once again, Thank You so much and continue spreading happiness.

Regards,
Vishal & Bhakti Chavan

Jan 29, 2015

The better future.....

Introduction of Trades
Introduction of Trades

There are some stories you hear that just make you sick to the pit of your stomach and at the same time, marvel at the wonders of God’s miracles. This story is one of them.

It would be hard, almost impossible, to understand what must have been running through the mind of the children or the circumstances that could have led him or her to take such a Action. We are here today to talk about the children who have taken an extreme step to violate Indian Penal Code. Yes I am talking about the Juveniles in Conflict with Law. They are known as JCL in India. As per Juvenile Justice Act they are bought in front of Juvenile Justice Board where they go through hearing and then are asked to stay under observation in the observation Home/ Certified home. CSA have come across with one such home, we were requested to work with this home as there are very few organization who attempt to work for JCL. With lots of apprehension we started understanding the children and the atmosphere provided to them when they are in house. Very soon we could make out that after coming from a traumatic condition their stay in the home too is not very soothing. Emotional ups and downs new atmosphere and nothing to do other than watching T.V. was the routine for the young boys of the age between 16 to 18 yrs.
We therefore came forward to offer a counselor who understands talks and help the children through right path. Thus there was some relief for the children and they started sharing their likes and dislikes. CSA counselor also assessed that children are more interested in Technical related and farming related work. Therefore we introduced 3 trades (Mobile repairing, Electricals and Two wheeler repairing) to 20 boys. 10 kids out of 20 showed there interest in doing Two wheeler repairing course and enrolled their names for the course. Two wheeler repairing course started from 22nd Jan. 2015. The course duration is for 1.5 month for 4 hours a day. The course will give them job placements after completion which hopefully will avoid them getting in to criminal activities again. On the other hand farming of vegetable and computer class for the kids is also progressing. With lots of apprehensions this is our baby step to help the kids to avoid the path they choose in past and have a better future.

10 boys enrolled for two wheeler repairing course
10 boys enrolled for two wheeler repairing course

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