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Dec 28, 2018

Chritmas Blessings !

A beautiful story unfolded around Christmas. 

Child Anil* about five years got separated on weekend.  Anil’s parents are living in slums in Mumbai.  His father has a shop on the street and his mother is a housewife.  She has to take care of two younger children other then Anil.  The youngest of the siblings of Anil is barely a month old.

Anil was playing near the house, but he lost his way back.  He boarded a train and reached to a major train terminal.  The cops on the railway station saw a now visibly scared Anil.  They spoke to him and realized that he could not share any details about his residence.  The cops informed child welfare authorities.  The authorities asked the cops to take the child to Bal Asha Trust so that he can receive quality care, nutrition, medical and counseling.  Bal Asha team was very happy take Anil under its wings.   During medicals the team realized that he has squint and orthopedic issues.  Immediately as per doctor’s advice he was started on vitamins.

Soon on the other side Anil’s mother realized that he has not come back home even after couple of hours.  She called her husband and they began to search for him in nearby areas.  They decided to inform the police station in the area.  The police started searching for whereabouts of Anil.   The CCTV on the station did show Anil coming into the railway station, but at the same time two trains stopped on the platform both going in opposite directions, hence they had no clue in which direction he went. 

The cops then started giving information to their collogues posted at different stations in both directions.  

Two days later the search ended when both the police stations connecting, and it was emotional moment for everyone involved in the process.  Anil immediately recognized his family.  The family was very happy to have him back in their arms.  The social worker shared about the medicals of Anil with the family and asked them to provide proper medical attention to him.  This is a true blessing for any family.

We wish each one of you lots of blessings this Christmas.

Thank you for supporting our work through GlobalGiving and hope that you will help us in 2019!

A little early…Happyyyy New Year 2019!

Thanks and regards, 

Nov 5, 2018

Happy Diwali

Diwali Greetings to you !

Diwali festival of lights, smiles, food and family.  It also marks school vacations for children who look forward to a trip outside the city. 

Children without families also have dreams of celebrating Diwali.  We at Bal Asha Trust understand this very well and plan Diwali for our children much in advance as family.

This Diwali vacations are special as apart from wonderful festival plans we planned a trip for the kids to Lonavala.  Lonavala is a hill station about 100 kms from Mumbai. 

The planning included travel, stay, clothes, medicines, special diet, food and fun activities for them.

The children had an amazing time exploring the town and doing different activities.  They visited a Wax Museum, Dinosaur Park, Game World, 9D Cinema & Mirror Maze over two days.    They also enjoyed lovely home cooked food at a kitchen ran by a family and had a snack at McDonalds.  They danced to Bollywood music and played games.  They are back to Bal Asha home with happy memories.

We are so thankful for the support we receive from our donors so that we could give wonderful trip to our children. 

We wish you and family a great Diwali festival season.  May this festival bring lots of love, laughter, health and wealth to you and your loved ones. If you wish to make a donation this festive season, please do click on the "Give now" button and share with your friends and family. 

Thank you !

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 !

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