Little Acorns has an average of around 127 children attending the shelter. New children profiles were updated.
The staff visited Agar Vaddo A/B, Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute, Verem, Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Anjuna, Mapusa, Saligao, Dessai Vaddo, Probe Vaddo, Nerul Verla, Calangute, Arpora, Cobra vaddo, Dongerpur and Naika vaddo to inform the women about the Computer and Tailoring classes that is going to start soon. The staff also visited Cobra Vaddo to mobilize Women and girls for the beautician course. The staff also visited the homes of the children who are irregular, met their parents asked about their problems. Also spoke to few people about their children and their birth certificates. Mobilized the children and women for slum school and for the Govt. course at Cobra Vaddo.
The Centre conducted a Campaign with help of Town Police Saligao to stop begging on streets. The staff along with the Police counseled the beggars and told them to stop begging and try to find jobs.
The Centre celebrated World Nature Day at Cobra Vaddo slum in Baga on the 3rd of October. The staff gathered the people and children from surrounding area and talked them about Nature and the cleanliness. The staff explained that Nature is our best friend and it provides us with all the resources to live. It gives us water to drink, pure air to breath, food to eat and land to stay. Human beings should fully enjoy nature without disturbing its ecological balance. It is our responsibility to take care of nature.
In Cobra Vaddo slum, the Centre celebrated International Day for Girl Child. The staff visited all houses and informed them about the rights of Girls with regards to education, their safety and health. They were explained that it is our duty to protect the girl child from hunger, abuse & exploitation while extending their rights to education, healthcare.
The Centre organized a Blood Donation Camp , with the help of Goa Medical College’s Dr. Clara and her team members. 47 donors turned up to contributed in saving the lives of the people in medical need. Only 33 people could donate blood as the others were rejected due to their health cicumstances.
Distributed Manna food: 40 packets of Manna food was distributed regular to children living on the streets every day.
Nursery/KG class: 32 children attended for Nursery and Non Formal classes . The Nursery children were taught A-Z oral, 1-30 no, myself, names of fruits and vegetables and poems. The children coming for the non-formal classes were helped in maths – addition, sums and tables, English and Maths . Written tests were held. Transportation, days of the week and months of the year were taught, numbers in words till 30.
Tuition: Around 95 children are helped with their regular homework and in their preparation for exam.
Slum School were conducted slum schools at Cobra Vaddo with 41 children, Dessai Vaddo with 13 children, Probe Vaddo16 and Dongerpur with 19 children. The Children are taught shapes, names of the fruits , names of days of the week and months of the year, drawing, good manners, good habits, names of transportation, words started from alphabets A-Z orally and written.