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.
Jun 7, 2013

Environmental Day

On the occasion of the Environment Day, 5th June, we visited the Girls Observation Home, at Nana Peth, Pune. The home caters around 100 girls. We had planned an activity of poster making, for which we carried large chart papers and boxes of crayons.

After an initial introduction and talk on what the environment is and why it is necessary to protect it, the girls where divided into groups of approximately 5 each, and given a topic to make the poster on. Subject line for the posters were, recycling the waste, saving water, saving electricity, saving fuel etc. All the posters come up really well.

Thus in the time period of about an hour, the 12 groups made posters with various awareness messages. These posters then collected,are to be displayed in the class later, so that everyone gets a chance to see what the others worked on and the message they were to spread.

After that, we took the older girls down in groups to plant the saplings that we had carried with us. We started the planting activity by the hands of Mrs. Sapkal, who is the chairman of Child welfare Committee Pune.  The girls especially enjoyed this activity as all the plants where flowering and had lovely smelling plants like mogra and zui, which they already knew of. Two of CSA volunteer helped conduct this activity.

As a participatory gift, we gave all the girls hair clips, and also distributed sweets to conclude the day. Thus through this small activity we ensure that the kids learn something as well as have fun. Many thanks to the donors like you who are helping us to carry out such fruitful activity.

Jun 3, 2013

A story of twin girls............

Seeta and Geeta became Juhi and Mahi.......
Seeta and Geeta became Juhi and Mahi.......

Becoming a mother has been one of the most beautiful moments of my life. Thanks to the amazing initiative called CSA and the team they have put together on March 20th 2013 I became the “Amma” of 2 beautiful girls (twins)  – Juhi and Maahi. As I watch them playing happily surrounded by family and friends – I am amazed at their journey and mine.

 

In January 2012 when I announced my intention to adopt a girl child – my decision was met with a lot of skepticism. As a prospective single parent I met with my share of discouragement from social workers and adoption agencies. After a year of struggling to make sense of the adoption process a well wisher finally connected me to CSA. From that point onwards DadasahebSargar and Lucy Mathew of CSA have been my guiding angels. It was not just that they connected me to the right agency in MP – it was that they guided me thro every step of the process and did so with empathy. Thanks to them the process of finding and bringing home my daughters have been more pleasure than pain.

 

The twins are a happy bunch – they are loved and adored by the extended family. They are attending summer school and loving every bit of it. The three of us are in the exciting phase of exploring new places, new tastes, new games and each other.  It’s just been a month since they walked into my home and heart but it feels as if they have always been here an integral part of our lives.

Mar 11, 2013

Win-Win Situation..........................

getting awards makes us happy!!!
getting awards makes us happy!!!

As you are aware that we are living in a competitive world. So why the children we work with should remain behind?  We always held various competitions and prepare them for healthy competition. This year all the destitute children associated with us got an opportunity to show their talent and grab prizes for themselves. Women and child department of Maharashtra organised a Cultural and sports competition on 10th of Feb.2013. All the children from the Pune District orphanages got a platform to show case their talent.

Women and Child Department asked to help CSA, to sponsor the rewards, for the winners. CSA immediately extended the support and was very happy as the maximum prizes were won by the children who are associated with us. So it was a win-win situation for CSA. Cheers to all the winners!!!

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