El Shaddai Charitable Trust

The Goa Athletic Association organized a ceremony to facilitate three clubs in Goa that are promoting Sporting activities in Goa and one of them was the El Shaddai Sports and Cultural Club. This ceremony was organized on the 28 August 2016 at the Sports Stadium. The dignitaries who were present were Mr Francisco Sardinha – fmr Chief Minister and President of GAA, Mr Paresh Kamat – Secretary Goa Athletic Association, Ms Vrunda Vernekar – Assistant Director of Sports, Presidents of the Vasco Sports Club, Carncona Sports Club and El Shaddai Sports and Cultural Club.

Besides felicitation of the clubs the GAA also released its rule book and a copy of the same was handed over to all the guests present.

Photo Caption : Matthew Kurian being felicitated as the President of the El Shaddai Sports and Cultural Club by Mr Paresh Kamant – Secretary GAA for the club’s interest and hard work in the promotion of Athletics especially the Marathons.


El Shaddai Charitable Trust

The Independence Day was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in all our Centres. It began with the Flag hoisting and the singing of the National Anthem and a few words of encouragement for the children and staff present by the Chief Guest. El Shaddai Charitable TrustEach of the Centres organized games and competitions like drawing and singing of Partiotic songs. Cultural programmes were also organized and children and women put up different items show casing their talents. At the end of the programme the winners were given prizes.

To finish the day a short rally was conducted at Margao where in our children and the children from various schools participated. It culminated at the Lohia Grounds. The chief guest was Shri Digamber Kamat present MLA of Margao constituency. The programme commenced with a briefing given to the children on the significance of the Independence day. Then the guests present light the lamp after which the crowd was addressed by the chief guest. During the event various patriotic singing and cultural dance competitions was also held. Students from various school participated with their lovely costumes and the glow of patriotism was felt. A group of Zumba dancers also presented and it added some zest the event.


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The Center is looking after 76 children every day running 1 Non Formal class. There are another 65 children who are attending the tuition classes regularly.  The Slum school has 22 children attending regularly.
Vocational classes has 15 children attending computer classes and 34 learning women learning tailoring. The women are taught  to stitch umbrella frock, 3 plated frock.  12 women are attending the mehendi classes held at the Centre.
On 15th August the Centre celebrated Independence Day with the children. The Centre organized drawing competition for the children on that day and the winners were given prizes.
The Centre conducted the monthly immunization session and a total of 75 children were immunized.
The Centre also conducted the weekly OPD health work for the community people. Around 140 patients were examined by the doctor.

The home has 66 children including cottage boys. This year 21 children are admitted in Assagao Union High School, 6 children in Shree Ganesh Hr. Sec. School and 39 children are in Shanti Niketan School.
There was a dance competition where Rainbow House got 1st prize & Shekinah House 2nd prize.
11 children went to Assagao Panchayat and attended Independence day celebration where we perform one dance and one song.
This month the home celebrated 10 children’s birthday, where they got birthday gifts according to their wishes, with cutting cake, singing and prayer.
Weekly meeting was conducted with all the group leaders, asst leaders, group captain staff where the children problems, home problems, studies problems were discussed and ways to solve them.

40 children accessed the centre and were given help with education and provided care.  Slum schools and Community health work as well as Fieldwork were carried out.
Events & Celebrations
On the 15th of August 2016 we had organized an Independence Day program for the children in the shelter along with the parents. The chief guest for the function was the Sarpanch of Old-Goa Mrs Geeta. Drawing, fancy dress, dancing and singing competition was organized for the children. The prizes were distributed to the winners.

There are 15 children attending the nursery class and 30 children for formal tuition class. The nursery students have been progressing in the writing skills. Activities have also been conducted for the children so that learning is made more interesting.
Breast feeding awareness campaign was conducted a lot of 30 women attended the programme. Mosquito day awareness was conducted 50 people including children and parents attended this program. The main highlight of this campaign was to make the parents and the children aware of the various illnesses that could be caused with mosquito bite. Preventive measures were also told to them.
The tailoring classes for women are being conducted regularly and exams have also been conducted for them. The centre has also continued with the Mehendi class for the women.

56 children and 3 staff at RH this month. Children are engaged with studies, different activities during weekends like fashion dress, extempore speech, dance etc. Children, leaders captains meeting were held separately also as a whole group to make sure all things goes well.
Independence day and birthday party was celebrated. The entire group performed songs, dance, speech of independene day, skit and the National Anthem was lead by the leaders. .
Birthday gifts were given to each birthday girls. England group is the winner group of the month in over activities and competition.

There are 48 children and 6 regular staff

Raju and other Staff conducted Children Sunday at Home.

All children and staffs went Kiran Kandolkar (Tivim MLA) birthday party.

Sanga and Raju went to school to enquire about the children’s performance in school. All children celebrated Independence Day in the school as well as in the Roshni Nilaya along with staffs.

Amey Parab came to celebrate her child Birthday with us in Roshni Nilaya.

Raju and Sanga went to Our Lady of Victory primary School to visit all classes to find out how children are performing in their studies.

Chintadripett Dream Centre, Chennai conducts Play school, Tailoring class, computer class, tuition, Field work, Medical camp and awareness program.

Second batch play school started with 35 children attending. Everyday centre provides different types of rice like curd rice, Tomato rice, vegetable rice etc.The staff are teaching Rhymes, story, different colors and encourage the children to do different activities like coloring, painting etc.

Third Batch Tailoring class began with 18 women. They are taught basic cutting and stitching of under garments, Frock, Chridhar, Blouse, shirt and Pant. Last two batch women who successfully completed are making a small amount of money through the stitching of blouse, churidhar etc.

The Centre conducts tuition classes in two places. Through the tuition many children enabled to study well.

The Centre have children accessing it  for Education, tuition classes other educational activities  The Centre also conducts four vocational training programs – computer classes,  tailoring, wire making items and Mehandi.
Nursery and KG1 classes are being conducted on regular basis and accordingly mid meal is being served to the children. The Centre has 33 children coming for classes all together.
Coaching classes are been conducted in the morning and afternoon  250 children who come to the center for education.
Various charts on Independence Day were prepared by students and put up in their classes with the help of their respected teachers.
Vitamin tablets were given to children that are the infants around Moti dongar area and a record of these children are maintained.
Slum classes are been held regularly at zhari-wado, around 15 students come regularly.
Regularly Field Work is conducted around the Monte Dongar area
Independence Day was celebrated in AGNC in the morning. Flag hoisting was done by our guest Dr. Padma Molio. The Centre also conducted a patriotic singing competition for the  children.
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan the Centre organized essay competition and as well as rakhi making competition. Children enthusiastically participated in this competition.

Goa Institute of Management students visit our centre for their field experience. They are working on arranging an eye checkup as well as a dental camp.

The Centre had an average of 60 children who were treated at shelter on a daily basis and around 40 per day are given food through the manna project. Recreational activities outdoor and indoor were conducted at shelter and the slum schools. Field work has begun in earnest by the outreach workers. The staff at the shelter have begun fund raising.
On the 15 August the shelter celebrated Independence Day with the children in the slums as well as at the shelter. The chief guest for the function was Mrs. Harsha Naik {advocate and member of the CWC}. Different competitions such as drawing, dancing, singing and quiz were held. The prizes were distributed by the chief guest to the winners. On the 18th August it was Raksha Bandhan and the Rotary Club of Panjim –  Mr Amonkar organized a drawing competition for the children in the shelter. Prizes were given to the winners and snacks, chocolates, a fruit drink was distributed .
The GIM students have started their internship in the shelter. They have been given a project “ON A JOURNEY OF ASHADEEP” {their achievements, progress etc} they have also updated the children’s profile in the system.
Formal regular tuition classes are conducted with recreational activities being organized by the staff so that the students can showcase their talents in various fields. Nursery schooling is also being conducted according to the syllabus with daily activities for the children. This is done to make learning more interesting. Two staff conduct slum schools in the 4 slums in two different sections(formal and non-formal). Two other staff visit the different slums during their field work following up on the shelter students who have been absent for a long time. The staff have also begun working on the joy of giving week, fund raising with their visits to private and public sectors.
Community health work
The shelter also conducted awareness program on dengue fever at the Odxel slum – 40 people were present.  Mosquito day was conducted at the Caranzalem slum were 50 people were present. This included children, women and men. Information on how to prevent infection from the mosquito bite was given to them.


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