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Jul 19, 2016

A safe home for Anushree

One of the dedicated Nurses of Bal Asha
One of the dedicated Nurses of Bal Asha

Dear Bal Asha Friend, 

A few weeks back, an infant was found in shopping bag.

It was close to mid night.  A man was walking towards his home through a calm lane in central Mumbai.  He heard distress sound of a baby.  He looked around, but could not see anyone. He started moving towards the direction of the sound and realized that the sounds were from a bag.  The bag was hanging on iron fencing of the lane.  Very carefully he took the bag and looked inside.  He was shocked to see a baby inside the bag.  The baby who was crying due to all the trauma she was going through.

He took the baby out gently.  The baby was wrapped in a dirty wet cloth.  He again looked around but there was no one.  He like any other alert citizen called the police.  The police vans arrived within a few minutes.

The police took the baby to the hospital.  The doctors found that thankfully the baby was not physically hurt, but  was suffering from jaundice.  They informed the police that the child is only 7-8 days old and underweight.  The child needed quality care and love. 

Police authorities informed our social worker about the situation.  The professionally qualified social workers of Bal Asha Trust with their years of experience are always prepared to help and coordinate with different authorities so that the child can receive best possible care and protection in such situations.   

The social worker visited the child and met the doctors to understand the immediate needs of the child.  After completing hospital formalities she brought the baby to Bal Asha. 

On arrival of the baby in Bal Asha the nurse took the baby under her care.  She asked name of this beautiful little girl.  She was named “Anushree”. 

In the next few minutes Anushree had her warm water bath, changed into beautiful bright clothes, was fed infant formula milk, wrapped in clean cloths and given lots of love.  She at once fall asleep in her cradle. She was in a safe envoirment.

Bal Asha has 52 children in its care.  We look at these beautiful children of god and are thankful to citizens, police, doctors and each one of you who do not walk away, but become heros who help our children. The world still has a long way to go to be educated not to abandon children.  There are many “Anushree”s who are found abandoned around us.  So, let’s join our hands to help them.  

Please share this email with your friends, relatives and colleagues so they can also join your and Bal Asha’s joint efforts to help abandoned children.   

Thank you!

Apr 21, 2016

True Dedication for children

Ms. Jayshree with certificate
Ms. Jayshree with certificate

It was a fine example of dedication and good work that won Jayashree from Bal Asha Trust praise and recognition as the “ideal mother”.

The Public Health Department of Mumbai Municipal Corporation organized a healthy baby contest where attention on general appearance and health of the child was of prime consideration. This competition was held in March 2016 in which a 6 year child from Bal Asha Trust was chosen as the Healthy Baby for the year 2015-2016. A certificate to that effect was awarded to the child and Mrs Jayashree was awarded the "Idol Mother" certificate by health officer of the G ward.

Jayashree is one of the oldest and most dedicated staff members of Bal Asha Trust and has been working at this institution for the last 24 years. Initially she had been working as a nurse in the children’s ward then in a supervisory capacity and now as a superintendent. She is also in charge of the children’s medical problems which include preparing physical examination reports, consulting with doctors regarding various tests surgeries care and problems of the special needs children and follow-ups.

Today she has become a mentor to other nurses and caretakers teaching the importance of quality care for destitute children which is the core value system of our organization.   Today the home has 48 children.  The children are upwards of few weeks old.  Most of the children are special needs like HIV, Hep B, Global Developmental Delays, Deaf etc.  We have a dedicated team which provides the best quality care to the children with the support of donors like you. 

To support us please do consider making a donation. 

Jan 24, 2016

Visit from GlobalGiving !

Kavita with Project Leader and Social Workers
Kavita with Project Leader and Social Workers

The team and children of Bal Asha Trust received Ms. Kavita Mathew from GlobalGiving on Saturday, 16th January 2016 at our destitute children's home in Mumbai.  

We were very happy to receive Ms. Mathew as this was a first visit from the GlobalGiving team to our organization. This visit from GlobalGiving team member gave us an opportunity to introduce every detail of our work for children.

We shared that how children come to our home.  We also shared our routine on day to day basis which helps us give quality care to children care, food, clothing, educational and medical etc.   

We were very pleased to know that Ms. Mathew had noted our earlier project reports especially of children who had received whose surgeries were performed.  We introduced her Mary (Report dated 04.03.2015) and Shreya (Report dated 15.09.2015). Ms. Mathew was very happy in spending time with the children and enjoyed the interactions.  We were very happy to introduce her to our staff members who have dedicated themselves to the work for children.

Ms. Mathew also guided our team through various tools available at Global Giving platform for charitable organizations to enhance their skills to benefit the project.    This was very helpful for our team members. 

The day ended with our request to Ms. Kavita Mathew to mention her thoughts in our guest book. She wrote

“Dear Team Bal Asha

I leave this place completely inspired and honoured to know that GlobalGiving has been able to support your work.  The work you are doing is definitely not easy, but your belief in the children and more importantly in the existence of goodness in this world will continue to pay you!  Thank you for your hospitality today wishing you the best year! Sending across lots of positivity your way!”

Kavita Ann Mathew

GlobalGiving – India

We are thankful to each one of you for donating to our project through GlobalGiving.  Our joint efforts are very important to children without families so they know that we all care for them.

Thank you for being the important partner in this effort!

With Nursing team
With Nursing team
With Children
With Children
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