Sankalp Children taking Diet supplement
Dear Kind Hearts
Greetings from SANKALP team
We at SANKALP are engaged in doing our best to Enable the Disabled; Translate Disability into Ability; Capability & a winning Opportunity. This was demonstrated by two of our children Navdeep and Khatija who won prizes in the sport event organized by Balbhawan society on 6th December. Navdeep won 1st prize in running & 2nd prize in long jump and Khatija won 1st prize in running. Navdeep again won first prize in running and 2nd prize in “Aiming the pyramid” in another sports event organized by Friends society on 5th Jan. This is very encouraging for entire SANKALP team.
As scheduled, the parent counseling was done on 8th December, 2013. It began with a general advice to all the parents on how to handle their children at home. During the general counseling session they were informed about the methodology being followed by SANKALP and various do’s & don’ts with respect to the activities of daily living, discipline, engagement at home, socialization, parents’ behavior and medical attention were explained to them. This was supported by advice from Physiotherapist and Speech therapist on their respective subject followed by an interactive question answer session for the specific queries from parent. Feedback was also collected from all parents present in the session to review the efficacy of the training & rehabilitation plan for each child.
Christmas was celebrated at the centre on 24th December and a Christmas tree was made by the teachers & children of the centre followed by a party after which they all received a gift. A local shopping mall invited children to celebrate Christmas day at their mall. During this visit children enjoyed cutting and eating Christmas cake. All children were also given gifts by the Santa Clause present at the mall. They played for about an hour at the gaming zone of mall which was followed by a treat of burger by McDonalds. All children greatly enjoyed the festival.
All the children had an outing on 4th Feb to the Zoo. They also had a toy train ride followed by lunch.
“Baroda Metropolitan Jaycee” junior wing members celebrated valentine day with the children at SANKALP. They played and danced for two hours and thereafter had pizza lunch together. In the evening some children participated in a dance competition organized by another school.
We are happy to inform that with the support of our kind donors yet another initiative has been taken by SANKALP & we have moved a step forward towards our goal of providing quality services through a scientific approach. We have now on board a professionally qualified dietician for giving recommendations on the nutritional needs of children based on their disability/physical & socio economic condition.
From 12th February the recommended dietary modifications have already been implemented in the free meals being provided to the children at SANKALP. They are also being given necessary dietary and medicinal supplements daily for improving nutritional deficiencies. During next counseling session parents will be given guidance for corrective/follow up actions to be taken at home. It will go a long way in improving physical health of many underprivileged children who are suffering from malnutrition and cannot otherwise afford these supplements/vitamins.
Though improvement has been observed in most of the children in varying degree at SANKALP, in this report we would like to tell you about the progress of a six and half year girl named Hemali. She suffers from mental retardation with speech impairment.
Her Individual Education Plan at SANKALP covers Special Education, Functional Skills, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
As per the observations of the team of SANKALP’s experts, Hemali has shown considerable improvement in special education as well as in speech. Her concentration span has improved and she has started taking interest in all activities also. We are confident that sustained training & rehabilitation under the guidance of professionally trained experts of SANKALP will definitely bring further improvement in her condition in the days to come. This improvement is also noted by her parents.
Let’s share what Hemali’s mother says:
“My daughter was not speaking; ever since we put her in your school SANKALP to learn, she has started speaking many things and has also started understanding many more things. There has been considerable improvement in my daughter.” – Dharmishthaben Shantilal Parmar.
SANKALP’s march in the direction of bringing meaningful change in the lives of developmentally disabled/underprivileged children continues with YOUR HELP.
Before concluding this report we salute and express our BIG THANK YOU for your continued support.
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Meet-Hemali & Abhi taking diet supplement