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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
Jan 6, 2016

Happy New Year from India !

A secret Santa sent gifts for the kids
A secret Santa sent gifts for the kids

Dear Friends,

The children & team of Bal Asha Trust wish you a Happy New Year 2016 !

The last week of the year 2015 was full of fun and frolic with christmas celebrations.   The children enjoyed by putting up a christmas tree with lights and decorations.

The highlight was when a Santa coming and distributing gifts for each child. A gift of their choice.

There was a volunteer Ms. Priya Menon who conducted a interactive craft workshop with the children.  The children enjoyed their time.

The Bal Asha Trust team hopes that with your unstinted support, we can give quality child care and support to vulnerable children in the years to come.

Please consider starting a recurring donation for 2016 to our project however small it may be... it will help us to plan support to the children in our care.   

Once again wishing you and your family members a fantastic new year..

Thanks and Regards,

Bal Asha Trust team

The Christmas Tree kept put up by our kids
The Christmas Tree kept put up by our kids
The kids making wonderful items through craft
The kids making wonderful items through craft
Nov 10, 2015

Bringing smiles on faces is celebrating Diwali

Sajid with family, Sunil and police who helped us
Sajid with family, Sunil and police who helped us
Dear Friends,

A very HAPPY DIWALI to you and your family members from Bal Asha Trust team ! 

Diwali - Festival of lights, smiles and being with family..

There are many children who are find themselves lost in the big city of Mumbai every day, only few make it back home for Diwali. 

We are happy to share Sajid is one of them who will celebrate with his family. 

Sajid, 5 a five years old was found by the Mumbai Police wandering alone on the busy streets of Mumbai.  After talking to him they realized that he had run away from home. He did not reveal much of his family background.   They admitted him to a government centre.  Days, weeks and months passed by and yet he gave no information about parents / guardians nor did anyone contact them regarding the child. 
 
The centre contacted the social workers from Bal Asha Trust to know if they could take in Sajid as he may need long term rehabilitation.  Soon Sajid became part of the Bal Asha family.
 
It did not take much time for Sajid to get into the routine of Bal Asha.  Soon he became comfortable with one of the social workers Ms. Swaroopa.  He told her that he lived in Navi Mumbai area of the Mumbai.  He also shared information about his parents and siblings. 
 
The social worker decided to work on the information and soon contacted police stations and missing persons unit.  Her efforts soon gave results – her family contacted Bal Asha.
 
They visited Bal Asha and Sajid was delightful to see his parents.  After due diligence by the courts he was physically given in family care.  During this time the social workers of Bal Asha spoke to the family to understand thecircumstances at home and Sajid’s future plan.  Bal Asha team are keen that the family enrolls Sajid in a school program and have assured the family that they will support with him, in case he needs any help!
 
We could do this as we are sure that you are with us in giving home, education and love to vulnerable children like Sajid in our society.  Thank you.

For the rest of our children in Bal Asha, yes we will celebrate the Diwali.  We are the Bal Asha Family ! 
 
To share your Diwali happiness with our children,  please make a donation through Global Giving, Global Giving is running a special Diwali campaign your donation may help us qualify for additional funds for the children. 

Thanks & Regards,

Sunil Arora
Executive Director  

 
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