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.
Mar 9, 2012

"Here is my mumma"

Saksham is safe & secure in his mom
Saksham is safe & secure in his mom's arm......

There are millions of orphan children in India, a very large section among these are institutionalized. CSA as its ongoing activity keeps referring to families (who are willing to adopt)  to the children who are waiting in rural adoption agencies. One of the parent Supriya (name change) approached CSA and showed her willingness to adopt a child. I therefore referred them to the adoption agency where the baby Saksham of their preference was available for adoption. Within 15 days the family prepared the list of required documents and completed all the formality and bought baby Saksham (5 months old) to their family under foster care.     

IDEA Foundation an NGO organized there foundation day event wherein there was a lecture on parenthood by a well known child psychologist. I met Supriya with her baby at this function and found her to be very happy. She shared that her mother in law was not ready for adopting child. She always kept abusing her for not being able to give birth to child and used to harass her in some or the other way. Since Saksham came in their family the mother in law’s attitude has been changed towards her. Saksham is most attached to her mother in law then her. Now the granny of Saksham says “why you didn’t adopt him earlier, I would have got more time with him”.   

Meanwhile Saksham felt sleepy Supriya made him comfortable and weaved him slowly and within seconds he felt fast to sleep, feeling very secure in his mumma’s arm.  No one can believe after looking at them that they don’t share blood relationship. I think this relationship is beyond blood relationship………

Mar 5, 2012

"Ready Steady Go"

Lemon & spoon competition
Lemon & spoon competition

As a part of CSA’s Destitute Rehabilitation Project, I often visited Observation Home for boys and observation home for Girls. While talking to care takers, Guards and teachers associated closely with these institutionalized children I could make out that they always say that these children are so difficult to manage, they are so hyperactive and so we have to behave very strictly with them. Some teachers even complaint, that the boys also sometime do such a mischievous thing that the people who are staying in neighborhood come and complain to institution’s management. People come complaining that the children are throwing stones on their window glass just for the sake of fun. Some said that they purposely throw ball in their building and then keep shouting to get it back etc. the list will go long……..  

Thinking on these lines I often felt that this is happening because there is lots of energy which has to be channelized. While talking to the boys I came to know that they have very strict routine to follow and they don’t get much time to play. So I tried to appoint some sport teacher for them who will come regularly to coach them and thus children mind will not go on doing these types of pranks. But I could not find appropriate person for them. Hence I came up with idea to organize a sports event with the help of their teachers and care takers. The competitions like Racing for different age group, Kho-kho (regional games played in teams), Chess, Langadi Competition (hoping on one leg) etc. Approximately 200 girls and boys participated in competition from both the institutes. Since this was announce one month before the competition day so the kids started preparing for it. There energy was utilized in positive manner. The relation between the care takers, teachers and children improved. People from neighborhood enjoyed it by peeping out from their window.

The winners were honored by giving gifts, sponsored by CSA on Republic Day (26th Jan. 2012) I hope the care takers, guards now understood, what they have to do is channelize their energy for positive outcome.      

Kho-kho a regional game
Kho-kho a regional game
csa sponsored the prizes for the winners.....
csa sponsored the prizes for the winners.....

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Dec 8, 2011

CSA Families gets together.

Dasgupta mam had word with all the families
Dasgupta mam had word with all the families

Till now CSA has found 150 families for homeless children. These are direct placement through CSA but there were many families who got inspired through various promotional activities run by CSA and inspired to adopt children, we refer this as indirect placements. Adoption process requires some documents, and  govt. and judicial system to complete and make it legal.

Sometime families get de-motivated with this lengthy process and give up the option of legal adoption and move to find some other alternatives. This is leading to large number of illegal adoptions. Therefore to promote legal adoptions and to set forth the example for those who adopted the kids successfully through legal process, CSA organized a family get together of such families.

We invited families from Pune to Abhiruchi –a resort place where children enjoyed the magic show, Puppet show along with swings and slides, whereas the parents got the opportunity to mingle with each other and to share their experiences. Every one enjoyed the lunch together. CSA team was filled with the joy and happiness to see the kids placed in these families were so nicely mixed that no one can guess they are not born to them. I would like to explain this by stating the words of one of the family that “My child is born from my heart!!!! “  

All kids & parents  enjoyed watching Magic Show
All kids & parents enjoyed watching Magic Show
Invitees were happy to watch the puppet show dance
Invitees were happy to watch the puppet show dance
Kids had good time playing......
Kids had good time playing......

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