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

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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Sep 4, 2013

The 'Wall Heart' Project, Mumbai

It can be a party hall after all.....
It can be a party hall after all.....

Improving living conditions is one of the focus areas for CSA and towards the same we needed to organise some badly needed repairs & paint for the walls of an Observation Home at Thane. In between discussions on cost of paint and budgets, one of our volunteers came up with a brilliant idea of a crowd sourced intervention and the innovative 'Wall Heart' Project was born! It took some paint, people and 'poha' to organize the 'Wall Heart' Project – an initiative to add colours in the lives of under privileged children. Volunteers, connected with through Facebook, came together to buy paint and paint the walls of the Home. Our Volunteers comprised a mix of writers, painters, businessmen, dentists, professional artists & social media professionals. From Calvin and Hobbes to an abstract mural, the 'heartists' showcased a plethora of beautiful bright coloured pictures brightening the otherwise dull white walls of the boys dormitory. The children had a bright cheerful room with inspiring messages and a lesson to take home that “The world is not a bad dark place to live in; it can be a party after all"

Here are few comments for the same.  

“The initiative has helped in changing the attitude of these boys. We usually only have a white coat of paint but this initiative has added art & colour to inspire their thinking. We hope for more such creativeassociations with CSA" Secretary of The Dilip Kalantri Boys and Girls observation Home, Bhiwandi.

 “The idea is not just to paint walls but beautify the lives of the children. If a small action like this can inspire them to better some aspect of their life, we could help in changing a life forever. Creative therapy is the best way to divert young energy into something worthwhile" Payal Shah Karwa ,a Communications Professional and our volunteer who conceived the Wall Heart Project.

 “This kind of an experience would not normally have been possible for me. Being able to spend the day adding a little beauty to the sparse surroundings of the facility for children was both humbling andenriching. It was also a lot of fun splashing paint onto walls! Ramya Pandyan, Blogger and Social Media Professional and a volunteer for the Initiative.

 

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