A Tourist group comprising of six members from Zaragoza Spain visited Sanjay Colony on the 24th of July. Ms. Virpi an old friend and sponsor of Deepalaya came along with the group. Mr. Sakhi John, Board member was also present on the occasion. The group was given a traditional welcome, which was appreciated a lot. They were told about Deepalaya by Ms. Thankamani. They took tour of the classes in the Learning Center and interacted with the students. Toffees were given to all the students. The children were also given tooth brushes and toothpaste. They were also informed about the technique of brushing teeth, which they should do twice a day. They also visited the Sambhav project. They enjoyed their company and distributed toffees, toothbrush toothpaste etc to the children. This is what Mr. Ramon Olaso wrote in the visitor’s book, “Thank you for the amazing job that you are doing for these great kids! God knows everything and you will be gifted.”
Earthen Experience, a Tour and travel group, celebrated their first Anniversary with Deepalaya children in Sanjay Colony Learning Center on 4th August, 2017. The group has also sponsored the education of two girls studying in the center. It was a great moment for them and they wanted to meet the children whom they are helping in achieving their dreams. The visitors talked to Sakshi, the sponsored child as the second girl was not present that day. Sakshi welcomed the visitors with a smile and by placing a tika on their forehead. Sakshi also tied a Rakhi on their wrist. It was like a pledge that would help Sakshi in having a bright future. Mr. Dhawan, head of Earthern experience distributed snacks to the children. They were briefed about the organization and activities being conducted. A small dance program was also put up for the group. Thereafter, they visited the Special Unit and were apprised about children with special needs and the kind of interventions they are given at the unit. The group presented a cheque of Rs.15,000/- to Deepalaya and brought samosa, biscuits and toffees for the children. The Samosa was distributed to each of the students by team members. Children were overwhelmed with joy as they celebrated the first birthday of Earthen Experiences.
This is what Mr. Ripan Dhawan (head Earthen Experience) wrote in the visitor’s book
“Outstanding Experience and a superb effort by Deepalaya. The children are all so happy and learning. Kudos to the teachers and Shikha Ma’am- Brilliant Work! Keep the spirits high. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your effort.”
Health is an important component of all our programs related to education. On 21st July, a health camp was organized for the students of Sanjay Colony Learning Center. Deepalaya coordinated with Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket for the checkups.
Students from LKG to Class II and also the tuition (boys) got their checkups done. In all 178 students were examined. The team from Max hospital gave medicines for de-worming, cough and cold, vitamins, calcium etc. free of cost. They also monitored the height and weight of all students. Some of our teachers were given the responsibility of registration and taking note of details of children. The teachers also took note of the prescription given to the children. After the camp, they told the parents about the medicine and how it has to be administered to the kids. The parents were very happy to receive free services from a hospital like Max, which is a known name in the market.