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.
Dec 4, 2013

HYGIENE AWARENESS - In The Spotlight!

hygine kits given to orphan children
hygine kits given to orphan children

Hygiene Awareness Sessions were conducted across the board based on outcomes from health check up camps that were conducted earlier. Many children had dental issues and skin problems which the doctors narrowed down to hygiene issues. Based on this feedback, CSA conducted awareness sessions on good overall hygiene and dental care practices by giving the children a hygiene presentation and showing them a video on dental care.  More than 1600+ children have benefitted from this exercise

In addition, besides educating children on overall hygiene and oral care, CSA also provided Hygiene Kits to all children [comprising of tooth paste, tooth brush, bathing soap, washing soap]. Provision of hygiene kits will ensure that children are equipped to follow through on the awareness trainings they have received & can make a permanent lifestyle change. At most locations, Children's Committee members distributed articles to children and the Health minister will monitor the supplies along with the caretaker of the institution on a regular basis

Global Hand washing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. It takes place on 15th October each year. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of hand washing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. The campaign was initiated to reduce childhood mortality rates related to respiratory and diarrheal diseases by introducing simple behavioral changes - hand washing with soap. This simple, accessible action can, according to research, reduce the rate of mortality from these diseases by almost 50 percent. Hand washing with soap is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year. Together, they are responsible for majority of all child deaths. Yet, despite its lifesaving potential, hand washing with soap is seldom practiced and difficult to promote. Turning hand washing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention.

Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world. Global Hand washing is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies, and individuals. CSA too celebrated Hand Washing Day in all orphanages that we partner with and over 1600+ children were shown an audio video clipping & demonstration on how and when to wash hands with soap, with an aim to inculcating a behavioral change and improving overall health & hygiene

Global Hand Washing day awareness Program
Global Hand Washing day awareness Program

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Dec 4, 2013

Increase in number of batches...

Established in September 2002, Catalyst for Social Action (CSA) is a Not-For-Profit organisation dedicated to the cause of child welfare and adoptions. CSA works as a “catalyst” focusing on a holistic approach to child care and optimal rehabilitation outcome for orphaned children in the following domains -
Transforming lives of orphan children via initiatives ranging from providing
education and training, health and hygiene plans, nutritious meals and overall
well being
Promoting and facilitating adoptions wherever possible
In the area of enabling holistic care of children, we support a number of child care organisations in the areas of Nutrition, Hygiene, & Health, Education & Vocational skills, Infrastructure support and Recreation activities. We have made and continue to make a valuable difference to 1600+ children across 48 homes in 4 states that we
support.

In Mahaashtra we came across with the issue of School drop out girls who are enrolled in the home and has nothing to do. As the matter of security going out of the institution for education was not possible. So we continued doing tailoring class batches as to give them some skills to sustain in their life and become self sufficient. Till now with the valuable help from the donor like you we could complete 8 batches of tairloring class with approximately 15 beneficiaries in 1 class. Thank you and keep supporting !!!!

Dec 4, 2013

Nehal too found a home..!!!!

Home for Special need children
Home for Special need children

Love Trust Special Needs Home in Buldana district, Maharashtra state of India was started by CSA in collaboration with the Love Trust institute in 2009 with a special focus on providing care to children with special needs. During the regular course of working on adoption projects, CSA identified the need of a Special Home for mentally and physically challenged children languishing in regular adoption agencies. Providing quality care and treatment to such children was the need of the hour. The Love Trust institute readily responded & provided us with the Infrastructure and thus, Love Trust Special Needs Home was instituted. CSA spear heads expenses related to providing all necessary facilities to take care of these children. We have appointed caretakers specially trained to look after these children along with a Physiotherapist with a hope to improve their health conditions and through physiotherapy, improve their ability to carry out their day to day tasks; and also, someday to help facilitate their movement into a lovely family.

Little did we know that this Diwali, our efforts would bear fruit! Nehal came to the home around 3 years go with extensive physical and mental impairment and she would tilt her head to one side often. With the help of the physic exercises & special care provided by caretakers, her overall health showed a remarkable degree of improvement. Sometime this year, we were successful in finding adoptive parents in the US & very soon Nehal, who is 4 years old now, will be united with a wonderful family and can look forward to a quality life and better healthcare facilities! This is indeed heartwarming & encouraging for the team at Love Trust home. 3 more children are in the process of being adopted by NRI parents & CSA hopes to continue the good work and have many more special needs children find loving and nurturing families!

Nehal
Nehal

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