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Hausla-2017-an initiative to uplift underprivileged children

An inter CCI festival for kids from children’s home

As children’s day was approaching, the ministry of women and child development decided to observe child rights week from 14th November to 20th November 2017 by organizing competitions – “an inter-CCI festival – Hausla 2017. The festival was only conducted for children residing in institutional care homes.

Deepalaya children’s home participated in state level competition organized by ministry of women and child development

A week before, children from different Children’s homes participated in district-level competition. Our children participated in different activities including athletics, painting, speech competition and debate and discussion.

Deepalaya Children’s Home and two other organisations represented Nuh district in this state level competitions held on 9th and 10th November, 2017 at Panchkula. Additional Director and Deputy Director of Women and Child Development (Haryana) were chief guest and guest of honour respectively. DCWO, DCPO, and other IDCS staff were also present on this occasion.

A boy from Deepalaya institutional care participated in athletic event in Hausla 2017

Mahan and Sonu from DCH got first position in painting and Chess while Abul got the second position in speech competition. Javed made us proud by winning first position in 100-meter race and long jump.

Children who got first position in the State level competitions will participate in the National level competition which will be held on 17th November to 20th November 2017 at NIPCCD, Delhi. We are hopeful of getting more prizes in the national-level competition.

A boy from Deepalaya Children’s Home won award in athletic event in Hausla 2017

A Special applause for our special kids

Special kids from Deepalaya won awards in Special Athletic Meet

A differently-abled child from Deepalaya Sambhav project participated in Shot Put event

A special Athletic Meet was organized for differently abled children by the Handicapped Children’s Parents Association along with the Association of the Special Olympics Bharat, Relaxo on 8th November, 2017 at Sneh – Kunj, Home of Spastics, Plot–K, Sector-5 Dwarka, ND–75. The association has been organizing this event every year and kids from our special unit participate with a lot of enthusiasm. Around 15 students participated in the event. They were supported by 3 special educators and one driver and a helper. The event started with the lighting of lamp and torch bearing ceremony. After the inauguration, the students were grouped as per their age and the event they wanted to participate in, like shot-put, 50 meter run, 25 meter walk, 10 meter assisted walk, soft ball throw, tennis Ball throw etc. They competed with the special kids from other NGOs. Our students performed very well and won seven prizes, detailed as under. 

Rakesh a special kid from Deepalaya Sambhav project won medal in long jump

They were applauded for their extra-ordinary performance. Towards, the end they were given refreshment.

S.No

Name

Age Group

Gender

Event

Nature Of Disability

Position

1.

Mukesh

Junior group

Male

50 meter Run

Hearing Impaired

1st

2.

Uttam Singh

Junior group

Male

50 meter Run

Hearing Impaired

2nd

3.

Gour

Junior group

Male

25 meter. Run

Intellectually Challenged

2nd

4.

Mohit Jain

Junior group

Male

Shot Put, Standing

Long Jump

Hearing Impaired

1st,

3rd

5.

Aakash

Senior group

Male

Soft Ball Throw

Hearing Impaired

1st

6.

Rakesh

Senior group

Male

Standing

Long Jump

Hearing Impaired

1st

 

Nurturing creativity: drawing and recitation competitions organized at Deepalaya’s Ramditti Learning Centre

Activities for kids

At Deepalaya, we do not believe in the “all study and no play” policy. Rather, we lay immense importance on each child’s art, expression, pattern of development, and latent talent, and always go an extra mile to enrich childhood experience, by organizing periodic co-curricular activities at our schools and learning centers.

On 17th and 18th January, Soubhagya Nirmalam Foundation (SNF) conducted drawing and recitation competitions at Ramditti J R Narang Deepalaya Learning Centre, commemorating the Birth Centenary of their founder-father late Sri Nirmalam (Ajjarapu Venkata Rao). The foundation has been set up to pursue certain social objectives including girl child education, the cause to which late Sri Nirmalam devoted his life from 1918-1991. He advocated that every person should contribute to the society, and authored many books to inculcate moral values among readers.

Children participated on art and drawing competition at Deepalaya learning centre

The drawing competition was held on 17th January in several units (LKG, UKG, Class I, II, VTC computer, Remedial morning and afternoon, ASHA and FADA) of Deepalaya participated. Mrs. Shanta Sastri and Dr. Faye from SNF visited our classes in the morning, while the drawing competition was being conducted. Hereafter, the poem recitation competition was held on the same day in Class I, II and ASHA NFE units. It was extended up to 18th January in other units, in presence of Mrs. Shanta Sastri and others. Mr. Maheswari and Mrs. Sweta were present during recitation competition in the afternoon as judges. Approximately 282 children participated in both the competitions, most of them showing unprecedented enthusiasm. The prize distribution ceremony will be held on 23rd January.

 

 

Children from St. Mary’s spread joy amongst the underprivileged

Thirty students of classes IX to XII of Mount St Mary’s school Delhi Cantt. visited Sanjay Colony on 3rd November 2017 to interact and understand the needs of the learners coming from the poor families. They wanted to understand the children, see the way they learn and the kind of opportunities given by Deepalaya to the children to grow up to be valued citizens of India.  Ms. Shikha Pal gave a short introduction of Deepalaya and its work.

Thereafter, they divided themselves into two groups. One group interacted with students of class I and the other with class II. Later on, they went to the special unit, interacted with the kids and played Antakshari with them. Big food boxes were given to the students of the special unit which contained two big packets of biscuits, a one liter juice packet and a woolen cap. The students of the Special Unit and Learning Center then assembled in the lobby area where the students of St. Mary School presented a cultural program. They played guitar, sang songs and presented dance items- both contemporary and classical – Bharatnatyam and Kathak.  There was also a quiz competition. The students gave a tiffin box and a food packet containing a fruity, a patty and a cake to each of the students of the learning Center.

The refreshment packs and gifts were collectively organized by the school and by the students. The program was aimed at making the students coming from affluent families see and understand the difficulties and hardships of children coming from the economically and socially background families.

A big thank you card was presented to the school group and school counselor Ms. Reena on behalf of Deepalaya.

This is what the visitors wrote in the visitor’s book:

A note wrote by visitors at Deepalaya, Okhla Phase - 2

A session on good touch and bad touch

Teaching children about good and bad touch

Considering the fact that cases of child sexual abuses are on the rise, an awareness session on ‘Good Touch Bad Touch’ was conducted through ‘Umeed Ki Kiran’ Clinic, a free-for-all clinic operating in Jahangirpuri to assist the victims of sexual violence at our learning center, Bhalaswa on 31st October 2017. We took prior permission from the parents for conducting this session. The team from “Umeed ki Kiran clinic” conducted separate sessions for 17 boys and 12 girls falling in the age group 8-12 yrs. The students were made aware of what kind of behavior they should watch out among adults. They were also told about the body parts which no one should touch and in case somebody tries to touch them inappropriately, they should raise their voice and say ‘NO’. The students were told to reach out for help in case they sense any danger. They were made to list out the names that they trust the most. These names included their mother, teacher, father, somebody from neighborhood or some close relatives.

A session on good touch and bad touch were conducted at Deepalaya, Bhalaswa for preventing child abuse

 

Some simple activities were conducted with the children so that they are able to relate themselves with what they were taught. The session helped the children shed their inhibitions and reservations linked with the topic of sexual abuse. Towards the end students were given refreshment of Biscuits and Frooti.


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