GOD’S CHILDREN AND HOUSE OF GOD
Blossom Trust maintains the recommended daily allowance of essential vitamins and minerals for the children. This is vital for them to improve their immune system. The specific levels of nutrients needed for each child depends on the age and sex of the child. A doctor and dietician is consulted about the appropriate food and amount needed to feed the children to provide a nourishing balanced diet.
Blossom celebrated the Christmas festival on 25-12-2013 with the help of volunteers. Some of our children dressed up and acted as Santa Clause, giving cake and gifts to the other children.
Blossom celebrated Pongal festival on 14-01-2014 in the Dayspring Home with the children, the children said that they enjoyed this very much.
Not only are we giving good food to the children but also maintaining good education and good physical fitness. Our children are being educated by volunteers and our staff members who are helping them to increase their knowledge and encouraging positive behaviors.
Most of our staff members donate money which is used to buy note-books, pencils, pens, food products etc. Finally we are trying to reintegrate the children back into their families with a good reputation.
By influencing these children to access good resources such as education and nutrition, we hope to raise individuals whose futures hold good prospects and choice.
Everything is going its way and progressing well at Blossom Dayspring Home.
New vegetable seeds have recently been planted in the farming area. In a few months’ time, the children’s diet should be enriched with pumpkin, beetroot and papaya.
We also bought new hens and chickens and repaired the hen-house to provide eggs for the home on a daily basis and to sell some young chickens at the market.
The biogas system has been filled with more than 1 m³ of cow dung that we bought from the neighbouring farms. The system is now functioning well with fresh cow dung added every day, providing enough gas to cook for the children every morning and every evening.
We also bought cement and started building a square stone wall to enclose the garbage area and educate the children in terms of waste management.
A new supply of hygiene items (toothbrushes, soap) also needed to be bought lately, and two bedrooms are currently being repainted.
In addition to the Dayspring Home activities, Blossom also buys eggs and milk other children of the local community.
Your support is very useful and well spent by our staff!
Warm greetings from Dayspring Home!
A lot of action happen in Dayspring Home in the last 3 months. We are still hosting volunteers on a regular basis so it give to the kids the opportunity to experiment a culture exchange with them and sometimes to do some activities.
In May, the kids have been to the swimming pool with the volunteers. Dayspring Home is in a country side and it is not happenning really often for them to go swimming. They really enjoyed this experience.
The most important for us is to fill the basics needs for the kids so they could grow up healthier. Dayspring Home is located on a 6 acres of land. We are growing our own vegetables and fruits. Lately the productions was not enough to give to the kids all the nutriments that they needed, so we have to buy some vegetables for the kids.
We bought new toys and games for the kids as well. Its really important for us to give leasure to the kids so they could increase their play and intellectuals skills. We bought new balls, a volley ball net,...
The kids are wearing a uniform at school but they need cloths for their free time at home. So, we bought some new cloths for them.
Some kids didnt have all their materiel for school. So we bought school books and now all the kids have books for school.
In the future, we would like to change the matress of the kids and to update our medicine bags.
Thank you very much to support Dayspring Home.
Last week, we had a wonderful time accompanying the children of Dayspring to the amusement park. It was a lot of fun, with two laps on the carousel and popcorn for all.
It was nice for the children to experience a change of scenery for the evening.
Currently, we are making animated readings in English for the children. We are using arts and crafts materials to make a few, little shows for them. It is not enough, but it is a beginning.
In our belief, it is not enough just to feed and care for the children; it is also important to teach them and keep them entertained… smiles are a cure.
One of the hens, purchased with donation money, had a fever. Unfortunately, the other seven hens caught the fever and died within a week. Now, we have to restart the hen-house all over again.
Eggs are a very important source of protein, which is useful to our children’s immune system.
At this time, not much fruit is growing on our farm, so, we have to purchase it from the market in order to provide the children with the vitamins and minerals they need. Please do not forget, these are our best friends in the fight against TB.
We bought supplies for the cleaning of the home and children: sponges, detergents, etc. Especially now that it is very hot, the spread of germs and bacteria increase.
With great hope,
A Greeting from Dayspring Home
We are assisting 5 PLHA children in Kancheepuram near Chennai. Divakar, Surendar, Shneha, Malakvizhi and Semparuthu. At 2 years old Divakar's mother became pregnant and received a blood test. She was found to be PLHA, then Divakar and her father were tested and both found to be positive too. Divakar is currently ill regularly, suffering from vomiting and fevers 3 or 4 days a week. She has recently been diagnosed with TB as well. She is lucky enough to still be able to live with her parents but her diet would not normally be sufficient to give her an acceptable standard of life. With your help we are able to provide her with eggs, milk and fruit, vital parts of an effective defense against TB. Alongside the medicine (given free by the Tamil Nadu state ) and vounteers that ensure it is propery taken Divakar has a chance to lead a more normal life and goto school alongside more fortunate children.
At the Daysprings Home outside Virudhunagar we've just had a new calf born into this world with another set to appear i the next few days. Both mother and calf are healthy and we all welcome a new arrival to the farm.
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