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Mar 26, 2020

Hope never Dies.

Eye Check up
Eye Check up
Dear Donor, Well Wishers,
Greetings from BPA!!
We wish and pray for your wellbeingness. We know this is very tough time for all of us. The world has never seen a Catastrophe of this extent like the present coronavirus effect. Life has come to a standstill, the state is in lockdown, people's lives are totally turned over. The marginalized, the poor, people with disabilities and the aged are the most vulnerable and  the group to suffer the most in the present circumstances. 
In this tough and difficult situation, we have continued to provide best quality eye care services to poor people hence their vision can be restored. The hospital team did outreach camps, diagnosed around 10000 people having eye related problems, 1700 catract surgiers have been performed free of cost in last three months. We  have started caratoplasty surgery at free of cost or with minimal charges in our hospital, In last three months, we were able to conduct 18 free caratoplasty surgery free of cost, and 06 surgeries were conducted with mininal charges of IRs 20000 (This surgery cost in the private hospital is around 1,50,000 INRs to 2,00,000). 
I am happy to story of Madhuben. She  is very poor lady and having extremely difficult life. She is a landless laborer. She doesn’t even own a kuccha house, she lives in a small hut. She has a family of 6. she and her husband both work as daily wage workers.  Her husband is drunker, and spends his earnings on alchohol, he also abused her physically. Whenever she told her husband about her vision problem, he abused her and crushed to become blind. She stopped working due to her vision problem.
One day, there was a camp in her village, her neighbour took her to the camp. She was diagnosed having catract, and operation was needed to be done immediately. She was taken to the hospital, and surgery was performed without any charges. The recovery of eye sight was good, and she was also helped to set up small business outside of her home. She is very happy now. 
We have also launched school eye health care program in Ahmedabad district. The free eye check up each student is done, and they are provided free glasses. The eye health has become major issue among school students due to extensive use of mobiles and TV. The hospital team also creates awarness among the school students. 
With your support, and constant encouragment, we are able to expand our hospital servcies in Gujarat. We have been offered free land for new hospital building at Vatrak in Gujarat. The total project of new hospital complext is around 2,00,00,000 INRs. (29,000,00$).
In the amid threat of corona virus, the people find difficult to get masks for self protection, the prices is also highly inflated in the market. The poor people can not afford mask, and risking their life. BPA has initated Mask Project to provide mask to poor and needy people without any charges. The masks are stitched by the poor, disabled people and are given them employment. More than 18000 masks have already been distributed. 
As we all know that this 21 days lockdown will affect the poorest of the poor and  live hand to mouth existence. We are very worried about how they will be managing in the lockdown and in the aftermath when the economy takes a hit.  We appeal to all donors and good human beings to help us to help these people to survive.  After the lock down  and also during the lockdown we will be reaching out and giving support like grains kit for one month to 1000 poor and disabled people. After the lockdown we will help these people for financial help to reset up their businesses and we look forward to your help in this regard. 
We wish and pray for your safety and wellbeings. 
Thanking you for your generous support. 


 
Use of New High Tech machine for Caretoplasty
Use of New High Tech machine for Caretoplasty
School Eye Health Program
School Eye Health Program
Vatrak Eye Hospital Stone Breaking Event
Vatrak Eye Hospital Stone Breaking Event
Mask Production at BPA
Mask Production at BPA
News Coverage
News Coverage

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Mar 17, 2020

Magic of Hearing Aid

Thank you
Thank you

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings!!

I hope you and your family members, friends are fine and safe. Thank you very much for all your support that has enabled people with disability to live a very dignified, and meaningful life. Have you ever imagined the world without sound? You just imagine Yanni plays a piece of music for you, the song you love it. He plays music, sings to entertain you, to make you feel joyous.  What if the soulful music does not reach to you, you can not hear, you can see Yanni playing music, but can not hear the music. This is what happens to the children with hearing impairment, they have ears, minor defects in the ear canal, and the result is they can not hear properly, and that impaired their speech. Now, technology advances in the field of rehabilitation, new devices has already been developed for hearing impairment, one of them is Digital Hearing Aid. 

BPA has initiated a movement to provide digital hearing aid to the children with hearing impairment mainly those are school going. I am glad to share the story of a young boy Manav. Manav is a 9-year young child, having a cognitive hearing problem. His parents had spent a good amount of money on medical trials with the hope of recovery, that turned into despair. The serious hearing loss also impaired Manav speech. His parent was very depressed.

One day, they came into contact with BPA team and explained them to bring Manav for an audiological check-up at BPA. They brought him to BPA. The audiologist assessed him, suggested a programming digital hearing aid to Manav. Again, this digital hearing aid was very expensive, its cost was around 25,000 Rs (350$). They do not have such financial capability to purchase. 

With your support, BPA was able to provide digital hearing aid to Manav without any charge. He got bilateral hearing aid free of charge. He was also given speech therapy for one year without any charge. This intervention was a miracle to Manav. He has started listening, following uttered words, and gradually started speaking words. The parents were so happy, and the smile on the face was a huge return on social investment. They had never believed and hope that Manave would speak. This happens only and only because of your support through this project. 

We request you to support this project, hence we can reach to more and more children who are waiting for such help for a long time. 

I request you to share your noble support with your family and friends and encourage them to be a part of this movement. 

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy. 

Thanking you

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Feb 27, 2020

Spreading Smiles

Education Training
Education Training

Dear Donors, and Well Wishers

 

What a beginning of the New Year 2020. The month of January brought lots of joys and happiness for children with disabilities, especially in Rajasthan Center.  How your support has helped to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities in our newly opened Resource Center demonstrated in the following story. 

Sahil is a young boy having cerebral plays with intellectual disabilities. he is 12 years young boy from Mandore village. He lives with his parents. His parent works as a sweeper in the local panchayat. They have very low income, and can not afford physiotherapy services for his son Sahil. They were always worried about him. Many times, they had tied Sahil with a bed when they went out for work. The team of inclusive education program approached his parents and informed them about the inclusive education program. They were worried about the fees when they were told that it would be free of charge. They are so happy. Now, Sahil receives physiotherapy services free of charge every day.  Due to daily training on life skills, like clothing, grooming and hygiene. He is now able to maintain his personal hygiene, his communication skills are also improved, and started helping his parents in household work. The physiotherapy has helped him to improve his functional ability and reduce his hyperactivity.  Sahil parents are very happy and are very thankful to donors like you whose help has improved the quality of life of Sahil. 

 The Inclusive Schooling program has organized the following activities. 

  • Health Check-Up camp of school students was organized on 1/10/2019. The children with disabilities were given disability-specific devices 
  •  Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd-October,2019. The children with disabilities and without disabilities learnt Gandhian Philosophy and values by performing Arts and Music.  
  • Navratri Dance Festival was organized in the school on 5/10/2019
  •  The first-term examination was held from 14/10/2019 to 22/10/2019
  •  Diwali festival celebrations were done on 23/10/2019 in which children brought crackers.
  • Clothes were distributed by Sant Menuram Ashram on 20/10/2019
  •  On 14/11/2019 Teachers gave information about Children Day and why it is celebrated.
  • Parents meeting was organized to discuss the results of the primary section on 5/12/2019. The progress report of each child was shared with the parent, and suggestions and recommendations were invited from Parents to improve the school environment, quality education. 
  •  On 25th-December Christmas was celebrated in the school.
  •  One day picnic was organized for std 3, 4, 5 students on 24/12/2019, the student was taken to Iscon Temple, Veshnodevi Temple, Adalaj in Vav and then were taken to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. 

The admission for pre-primary has already begun, and 10 children with disabilities and 30 children without disabilities have taken admission in Inclusive School Bavla. 

We have planned a Teachers Training Program on Inclusive Classroom Environment during the summer break. We request you to visit our Inclusive School. 

 

Thanking you and looking forward to your generous support to our Inclusive Schooling Program, and spreading smiles. 

Engaged in Education Activity
Engaged in Education Activity
Use of Teaching Learning Materials
Use of Teaching Learning Materials
Learning by doing
Learning by doing
Low vision Training
Low vision Training
Change in Quality Life
Change in Quality Life
Student performance
Student performance
 
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