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Sep 14, 2018

Reaching out to many like Devi

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Bal Asha Trust!

Thank you for supporting and assisting us in our work through your donations and well wishes.  Your generous donations have helped us to reach special needs, destitute children in some of our state’s most backward and remote areas, so that we, as a whole, can ensure a better future for them.

Child Devi (name changed) was born about 400 kms away from Mumbai, Maharashtra.  She was admitted in a children’s home there immediately after birth due to some social reasons, by the child welfare authorities. During the time of  admission, it was found she had right foot congenital deformity. The organization gave her the best care available, but the organization did not have access to appropriate medical resources to provide her the medical aid she needed.

The organization contacted Bal Asha Trust for support as we had experience in providing proper medical aid to children with special needs.  Bal Asha, did not hesitate for a moment before opening it’s doors for the baby. Soon permissions were obtained, formalities were conducted, and Devi joined the Bal Asha family at a meagre age of 4 months.

The Bal Asha Team reached out to the best doctors in the city and after check ups and medical tests, it was revealed that she had tibial hemimelia with foot deformity.   

Recently, Devi’s treatment was started by “a serial casting method followed by tenotomy” by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in one of the city’s most prestigious children’s hospital.   Though the treatment process will take time,  we are hopeful that this will help in moulding a better future for Devi.    

Please help us to reach out to children like Devi, please donate.  You can also make a recurring donation. 

Thank you !

Jun 21, 2018

Summer Vacations to remember !

Visit to Prince of Wales Mumbai
Visit to Prince of Wales Mumbai

Dear Donor Namaste,

Greetings from Bal Asha Trust!

We are thankful for your valuable generous support through GlobalGiving.   This has helped us to continue giving quality life to abandoned children in our care.

Like every other year summer break came with a bang with a host of fun activities for our children at Bal Asha Trust.

The month of May saw Summer fiesta at its best under the shady trees of Bal Asha premises.  Craft, drawing, pottery, clay, modelling, making greeting cards were same of things children learnt.   Workshops all cleanliness, safety, introduction to the world of music were conducted.

Bal Asha has always encouraged children to develop a broad mission by conducting visits to place at the Nehru Planetarium, KidZania (a  professinal role play area) where role playing forms an integrate part.  The Prince of Wales Museum, where the past and present unfolds itself through artefacts and important personalities.

The highlight was a visit to Magazine Street Kitchen, where children saw food being cooked on a large scale and chefs churring out some choicest dishes.    She lads were thrilled with all the fascinating things around them.

The final finale of the fiesta was a certificate of appreciation for participation followed by a rollicking afternoon of fun and dance.

The summer break just got over and kids have started going to school with much more happiness, just like any other kid in the family.  Thank you for making this possible.

Please continue your support and do share about our project with your friends and family.  You can share the link by email on blogs / social media. 

Thank you !

 

School Time
School Time
KidZania
KidZania
KidZania
KidZania
Activity
Activity
Flower Activity
Flower Activity
May 2, 2018

A little update of activities !

Our Nurses with Dr. Fazal
Our Nurses with Dr. Fazal

Greetings from Bal Asha Trust!

We want to give you a quick update as the last three months saw fair amount of activities in Bal Asha Trust.

Our visiting Paediatrician Dr. Fazal from Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai conducted a nurses training programme for our nurses on child care, hygiene, nutrition and first aid.  He shared the new techniques and researches in child development with the staff.  This training made our team more confident and updated about care we give to our children. 

We participated in an event in Mumbai to create awareness on Bal Asha Trust and children’s issues in Mumbai.  We organised “Colour for a cause” painting workshop for children from all walks for life.  This was conducted at the Mahalaxmi Race Course.

The festival of colours called “Holi” was celebrated with great gusto in the month of March.  The children of Bal Asha Trust enjoyed thoroughly throwing colours at each other &     drenching themselves.

Keeping children clean & neat is one of Bal Asha main aim, hair cutting being on the agenda from time to time.  A hair cutting session organised by volunteer from a salon nearby, was conducted, where each child had a smart haircut, literally transforming their looks.

But the months highlight was the amazing baby Sonya who came to the institute with a low birth weight.   There was no weight gain in 3 months.  The doctor advised a 2D Echo wherein she was detected with a hole in her heart.  The doctors advised surgery.  There upon   through Bal Asha’s staff timely action surgery was carried out.  The surgery was successful and thanks to generous gesture of donors, today the baby is doing well with regular follow ups.

We appeal to you to please make donation for the upcoming Mother's day campaign on GlobalGiving.  

Grand Holi Celebrations
Grand Holi Celebrations
Volunteers and Nurses enjoying Holi with children
Volunteers and Nurses enjoying Holi with children
Colour for a Cause
Colour for a Cause
Volunteer helping in giving kids a hair cut
Volunteer helping in giving kids a hair cut
 
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