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Self Confidence through Karate–transformative change in Girls

Sharing = More Happiness…Vivek High Students share Vatsal Chaya Christmas Celebrations and help organise races,enact a puppet show and sing carols!

Putul’s Journey….

Putul is a child we are not able to fully help in terms of what she really needs…but in terms of where she was when we first found her ,it is a good distance we have travelled together.She is more enabled and poised ,better fed ,clothed in both body and mind and comes to school more regularly.Her singing has improved as has her violent attacks on other children.She hasa nervous affliction of shaking her hands rhthymically and rocking back and forth.She shouts less because someone is always nearby to listen to her. But despite writing to the authorities who can help her  more specifically ,for over a year nobody has come to include in special education classes ,help us to help her better with a braille teacher.

 

That Warm and Fuzzy Feeling..Woollen caps complete the winter gift for all Vatsal Chaya Children

Christmas Fun!!

gils presenting Punjabi dance!!
Santa confers..about the races!!

Christmas Celebrations –songs,dance,fun and games

neck ties
old magazine pages =Christmas Tree!

Christmas comes at the end of the December session,school is about to close for the winter break,so its to hit a high note of affection,warmth and sharing. Children planned fpr a month with Christmas trees in different materials

teddy bears,bottlecaps,marigolds …all types of Christmas trees!!

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December 19, 2012   Uncategorized

CHILD HEALTH –A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

Safeguarding children’s health is the duty of the family,the community and the state. Vatsal Chaya has been holding health camps  more frequently since July 2012  as a supportive facility to children as well as siblings and mothers.

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November 25, 2012   Uncategorized

Boys can be moms too!!

Vikram and Sanjay will beg from morning to night with their little brothers in their arms.It is a part of their training to evoke pity and elicit more alms.No matter how many p.j.’s u give them the babies will be unclad waist down since the boys do not how to deal with the  frequent wetting .The babies too know how to immediately stretch out their little hands and say “dey dey ” meaning give. Sanjay will manage writing with one hand while Vicky ( named here by all of us and the children’s choice) sleeps in his lap.

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November 25, 2012   Uncategorized

An important new difference- a new Pooja returns to the open school

The open school is very different in one  precious way—some children who started their journey into retrieving their childhood– away from violence ,abuse exploitation towards safety,security,health,education , skills ,dignity and affection accompany us as  peer educators. Here is Pooja then and now–she beams at the new children bursting to tell her story which began here

The old days

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November 25, 2012   Uncategorized

The open school at Traffic Lights Sector 8 –seasonal revival

This is the same spot from where Vatsal Chaya began its journey with 12 children who tapped on paasing car windows and begged for money–an ubiquitous sight in all our towns and cities. Mnay of those are still with us ,safely in school and crafting a better life,some have gone back,and now new ones have appeared .Every year a couple of months before Diwali child begging is renewed  vigor and with fresh influx from poorer regions. the open classroom is revived whenever there are street children who need a transitional support in the form of non formal teaching ,creating a classroom experience in their familiar  environs.

 

after the basic numeracy lessons ,simple home cooked food follows ,it is an important part of the daily activity,vital nutrition and quality bonding time.Conversation reveals the family problems of each and the personality of each child emerges slowly.They drop the garb of practised child beggars only after a while.What helps us is that a few of them have known the old class or heard about it .

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