In the Spotlight!
7 and Lok Sabha Channel did a story on us thereby interviewing
our Managing Trustee, Dr. Kiran Modi and three of our alumni,
Swasthi, Mahua and Pinki. Both shows were aired on Television
in the month of November and December respectively.
the Children’s Day
approaching, a number of Corporates planned activities for
our children at the Children’s Homes, at their own offices
and also at our Head Office. Citi Corporate Group,
NIFT, Tata Communications, Zee Turner, HCL, CSC and Bharti
Gr. of Companies were amongst the few Corporates
with whom our children enjoyed watching informative films,
participating in dramatics, discussing designing
with the experts, participating in painting competition,
games and quizzes and other interactive sessions.
Sanskriti Foundation and bookaroo organized a Children’s
Literature Festival at Anadgram in which our children
from Sant Nagar and Mehrauli Homes participated.
Milestones in a Leap
boys from Gurgaon Home visited 32Milestones and received an
opportunity to interact with their favourite cricket stars
Irrfan Pathan and Murli Karthik,
courtesy their volunteers from UK and Germany, who arranged
tickets for them to watch the cricket game organized by Delhi
Hip Hip Hurray!
School, Vasant Vihar invited our children, alongwith
children from 6 other NGOs to participate in the Inter
NGO Sports Meet organized by them on their school
premises. Children from Sant Nagar, Mehrauli and Gurgaon participated
in the 9 events organized. 4 girls from Mehrauli Home and
5 boys from Gurgaon Home achieved first position in different
races while 2 children from Gurgaon and Sant Nagar Homes came
3rd. Kudos to the school for organising such an innovative
program for us NGOs!
from our Greater Noida Home participated in the NGO
Mela organized by YMCA. They took
part in competitions such as Fancy Dress, Face Painting
and On The Spot Painting.
3 Research organized a visit for our Sant Nagar girls
to the studio of CNBC TV 18 channel, where the children observed
the process of shooting and telecasting of News Broadcast.
children from Greater Noida Home displayed some beautiful
yoga performances at the National Convention on Rights
to Education & Abolition of Child Labour that
was organized by Bal Adhikar Abhiyan.
of all our Homes celebrated Christmas with great pomp and
show this year as one of the very well-known five-star hotels,
Metropoliton threw a lavish party at our
Greater Noida Home on 21st December. They brought an enormous
Christmas Tree with them with a Santa Claus towing behind.
Children entertained the group by Yoga performances and also
a Rhythmic Dance that was taught by their foreign volunteer,
Katharina. The enormous mouth watering lunch sponsored by
the Hotel was consumed by the children within minutes of it
92.7 FM too organized a Christmas party for our Sant
Nagar girls on 24th December, at their studio. The famous
rock band ‘Bandish’ who rocked
the Indian music with their mesmerizing song ‘Goonj’
also joined us in the party.
invited our girls from Mehrauli home for a Christmas party
at their office in Gurgaon. The team put up a cultural program
in the honor of their young guests.
Children from all our Homes joined together to bid farewell to the year 2008 as they camped for a week at our Greater Noida Home. Volunteers from Teach India Campaign and other eminent personalities volunteered to explore the potential of our children during the Winter Camp and gave our children some extremely joyful memories to cherish. They worked upon their memory power, public speaking skills, leadership and creativity and gave children an opportunity to rattle their brains with thought provoking films, funny numerical and swing their bodies into beautiful rhythmic dances. Besides sessions on General Knowledge, Modules on Success and Fire Fighting, children also practiced Yoga everyday. Picnic and a bonfire marked the end of the Camp. Mr. Suresh Neotia, our Trustee very kindly distributed sweaters to all our children as well as our caregivers and gave a lavish party to mark the beginning of the year 2009.
worked upon their memory power, public speaking skills, leadership
and creativity and gave children an opportunity to rattle
their brains with thought provoking films, funny numerical
and swing their bodies into beautiful rhythmic dances. Besides
sessions on General Knowledge, Modules on Success and Fire
Fighting, children also practiced Yoga everyday. Picnic and
a bonfire marked the end of the Camp and the beginning of
the year 2009.
salute Adidas, CSC and Xansa,
our Corporate Mentors for showing their commitment towards
our cause year after year. Our children at Gurgaon, Sant Nagar,
Mayur Vihar and Greater Noida consider themselves extremely
lucky as they bloom under the mentoring of these volunteers.
Children, we have more good news for you! Absolute
Data and Make My Trip. Com too has
agreed to hold your hands and guide you through thick and
thin in 2009!
Teach India Volunteers too continue to show
their commitment by tutoring our children at various Homes
during most of their free hours. Sporting the chilly weather,
some of them even came all the way to our Greater Noida Home
during Winter Camp and spent some very qualitative time educating
our children. Joining Hands sent
us some very committed volunteers during this period too.
Besides our various Indian volunteers, foreign volunteers
from Germany, US, Toorak College, Australia, US, UK,
Canada, Luxemburg, France, Norway and Finland
continued to pour in through Volunteering Solutions.
VIAe.V. also sent us 2 extremely committed volunteers
from Germany for a period of 11 months.
special thanks to SIMC, Pune, Chanakya National Law
University, Jaypee Business School, Noida and
ITS Ghaziabad for sending us their interns.
behalf of our children, we thank each of the volunteers for
dedicating his/ her valuable time to the cause.
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of 1st Innings!
Towards the End
the workshop in November urged the participants to introspect,
relive their past and examine one’s self critically,
thereby assessing his/her own personality, the entire series
on ‘Para Counseling Skills’ came to an end in
December as Dr. Gupta and his associate Ms. Priyanka Goenka
took the Mentor Mothers and the Program Coordinators for a
memory ride through the various issues taken up for discussion
in the entire year. Similar workshops were held for the Caregivers,
thereby bringing the series to an end.
the next year, a new approach with more academic counseling
is being planned for the Mentors, Program Staff as well as