Celebrating Holi festival with some paints
With constant complaints of Umang children expressing their aggression by biting and hitting each other, the issue was taken up by AAWC’s in-house counsellor who started conducting regular sessions on good behaviour with the children thrice a week. Through illustration therapy she appropriately used animal’s clippings to establish acceptable and non-acceptable behaviour to express anger. She also introduced them to different kinds of immediate responses that they could adopt when faced with the urge to hit, bit or express anger. Umang children have been processing this information in a brilliant manner.
Marathon: AAWC participated in the 13th edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon and were privileged to be represented by corporate partner Raheja Universal as well as runners Avanish Kumar, Aria Parikh, Pallavi Khurana, Dharmaraj Solanki, Adarsh Rai and Rajesh Gaikwad.
Accolades: AAWC was awarded the GuideStar India - NGO Transparency Award 2016 for voluntarily sharing the organization's financial and legal information on public domain.
Presentation: AAWC team presented about the issue of sex trafficking and our organization’s work in the red light district during the visit by Stanford University delegation.
Capacity Building: AAWC staff attended workshops on topics such as POCSO Act and effective fundraising tools.
Medical Camp: All beneficiaries benefited from the dental and general medical camp organized in association with Angels Dentist Network during the quarter. Complete follow-up of the required patients were done to ensure effective treatment.
Festival Celebrations: Republic Day, Kite Flying and Holi festivals were celebrated with all beneficiaries during the quarter.
Educational Activities: Along with daily kindergarten sessions, Umang children also attended sessions by volunteer Marina Dutta wherein they learnt about Gothic architecture, anatomy, yoga, sorting, etiquette, musical instruments and yoga. They also learnt about counting, colour identification and puppet making session which was conducted by Udaan girls.
Art and Craft Activities: The children engaged in vegetable printing activity, paper folding activity, and clay moulding activity in order to develop their motor skills.
Recreational Excursions: Along with garden visits, the children visited the vegetable market to identify various vegetables which they learnt about in class. They also participated in the Sports Day where they had a great time participating in various races.
Counselling: Counselling sessions this quarter focused on behaviour modification through impulse control, rewarding good behaviour, conducting moral story-telling sessions to inculcate patience, discipline and reducing hitting amongst each other. Children also attended dog therapy sessions where they had narrative sessions to inculcate social and behavioural modification.
Medical camp was attended by mothers and children
Children participating in Sports Day
Learning about anatomy through picture matching
Children learning counting in class
Impact Study of Umang (January - March 2016)