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Dec 14, 2017

A home for every child

Sunil with the  family
Sunil with the family

 

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Bal Asha Trust!

Bal Asha Trust completed 32 years of yeomen service towards helping vulnerable children in India. The past few years have seen us grow from strength to strength which would not have been possible without the support of each one of you.

Our work has not only focused on quality care for children while they are in the institution, but providing them development and rehabilitation, so that they do not remain in institution without a family.

Earlier we had shared story of a child who was reunited with his mother on 18th September 2017.  Today we are happy to share that we placed two children with Adopted families.

Child “D” & “K” received admission in Bal Asha when they were few days old.  Along with quality medical care they received lots of love and care from our caretakers and nurses.  They were one year and 5 months respectively by the time we placed in them in legal Adoption with two wonderful families. 

The families were thankful to Bal Asha and for the care received during their stay in Bal Asha. 

We thank you for your support so that we can keep giving required interventions to children.   We wish you and family a great festive season. 

We appeal to you to make a donation to Bal Asha this festive season month for us to find home for every child. 

Thanks

Sep 18, 2017

Happy Moments

A happy moment
A happy moment

Thank you for support!

The primary motive of the team is not only to provide quality care, but at the same time make efforts to restore them back with their familes. 

It was like any other ordinary day at Bal Asha with routine work as usual when a mere phone call put everyone in a state of  tizzy and some hurried activity and alertness. The Executive Director Mr Sunil Arora received a phone call at about 11 am from a central Mumbai police station whether they had received any child at the institution aged 2 – 3 years in the last 2 days to which he replied they had not. The police then went on to give further details about the missing child for whom a complaint was received from his heartbroken parents.

Ironically a few hours later the field social worker called up Sunil informing that the child welfare authority are sending a child to Bal Asha who was found by railway police.  As soon as the social worker shared the information about the child.  Sunil informed the social worker to immediately contact the central Mumbai Police station about the child as the description matched.

The team immediately without further ado phoned police station  and gave them information and description of the boy in our care. The description fitted the missing child but still BAT team wanted to be doubly sure . The police did a home visit of the mother and posted photos of the mother and sister which the social worker showed to the little boy on whats app. The boy who upto now had not uttered a single word uttered the word “amma” (mother) and had a different expression on his face.

The boy was finally restored to his mother with permission of the authorities and all ended as it was meant to.

In the last few days Bal Asha team was able to rehabilitated 2 children back with their families.  

I appeal to you to continue your support to Bal Asha Trust so that we can continue to provide quality care while the children are in our care.  

Thank you !

Jun 16, 2017

Support to Aman !

A child receiving speech therapy
A child receiving speech therapy

Aman is a 5-year-old male child.   The child is being brought up by a single mother.  Aman's father and his family disowneded him and his mother when they found out that he was a disabled child. 

The family in the initial years did not notice Aman’s problems.  A few months back they realised that Aman is having serious behavioural difficulties.  After the problems within the family the child’s mother had to start living by herself. 

Although she constantly wanted to give the child best medical treatment so that his disability is managed.  She kept making inquiries within the community, soon she was told about the centre run by Bal Asha Trust.

The mother met the social worker from the Bal Asha Child Development Centre and shared her day to day concerns regarding the child.  She also shared about the personal issues she is facing.

The social worker counselled her and assured all possible assistance.  After the assessment by the developmental paediatrician and team of therapists at the Bal Asha Child Development Centre.  The team concluded that the child has “Autism Spectrum Disorder”.  The child will require disability management in most crucial areas by providing Occupational Therapy, Speech therapy & counselling therapy.

The mother is taking keen interest in the development of the child.  She takes special interest in following up with the home exercises given by the therapists and shares the progress with the social worker.

Mother's like Aman's need to be supported as she continued to belive in the child inspite of all the family problems she faced in her life.  

The team assured the mother all the help from the Bal Asha Child Development Centre, thanks to donors like you. Your donations help us in providing the best medical support to the children with disability in Mumbai.  

Thank you ! 

 
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