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The Ashadeep Day Care Shelter along with Tremara Community Centre and Sahara Community Centre celebrated Christmas with the children on the 22nd of December 2016 at the Miramar beach. More than 570 children and a few parents were present for the Christmas party. The guests were Mrs Loretta Pereira from Shalom-  Porvorim, Adv Harsha Naik (Member – Child Welfare Committee) and Mr Stanly Thomas (State Coordinator – El Shaddai Charitable Trust were present. Mrs Loretta spoke a few words and tried to interact with the children explaining as to why we celebrate Christmas. In her speech, she mentioned that without love for oneself and each other Christmas cannot be celebrated. The essence of Christmas is love and goodness. She also conveyed her best wishes to the children and to all who were present.

The Methodist youth group from Porvorim organized games for the children and organised and distributed Christmas gifts to all the Children. There were various dance performances put up by the children from the shelter and children. The children had a nice time.

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Christmas, the festive season is the happiest holiday of the year. The children attending the El Shaddai’s Albert’s Good News Center were involved in decorating their own classes, singing joyful carols and exchanging gifts. This was not only fun for them but it also helps them build their communication and social developmental skills.  The Center organized a Christmas party for the kinder garden children’s on 21 of December 16. A day prior to the event all the children participated in the different activities such as decorating the Christmas tree and decorating their classrooms.The Christmas party began with the singing of carols followed by some games. At the end, Santa Claus entered and this brought joy on the faces of the children. There were also some children who feared to look at a huge man dressed in a red costume. The arrival of Santa Claus made the party more interesting as he danced and distributed chocolates to the children. At the end of the programme a small Christmas gift bag was given to each child. The children enjoyed the party.

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The students of the secondary school in Kisslegg Germany were able to generate a considerable profit through the sale of homemade food and other items at their stand at the Christmas market in the old castle. On sale were jars of homemade jam, pastries, and cakes in glass, spices and Indian goods. This activity was carried out by the school children to support the association  – Hoffnung Kindheit and the El Shaddai children in India.

The pupils decided that the 900 Euro they earned from their sale will go to the new children’s home of El Shaddai in Vasco.

A heartfelt thanks to the tireless hardworking helpers – the Students of the Kisslegg Secondary School and the organisors of the Christmas market.

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A Medical camp was held El Shaddai’s Alberts Good News Centre. It was a camp that provided a free medical check up to the people of Moti Dongor Slum Community. The Mobilisation for the camp was done by our the field workers and staff. The camp started at 3.30 pm in the afternoon. 60 people attended the medical camp. Through this camp, the focuses were more on senior citizens some of the middle aged people were also treated.
Medical problems that the people had were common cough, some viral fever, allergies etc. Free medicines were given to the people by the doctors present. 30 blood samples were taken . El Shaddai Charitable trust would like to thank Dr. Kenny and his team for taking the initiative in helping the Moti Dongor community.

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With increasingly mixed feelings, the participants of the annual charity tournament of the free archer Fuchshof in Germany observed the weather prediction. Finally, the predictions in the days leading up to the tournament date were daily gloomier.

The participants measured themselves on a total of 36 varied targets over two shooting rounds with shots over different distances and with varying difficulty.

In the breaks and after the tournament, the hardworking helpers from the Fuchshof provided for the physical well-being. The final arrow was a shot with burning arrows on a big target that catches the fire and burns down, this has now become one of the traditions of this fund raiser.

After a successful day, a generous donation of over € 710 could be handed over to El Shaddai Germany, which is to be used for the project “Education for Poverty” in India. Organizers and participants are already looking forward to the charity tournament in the coming years.

A heartfelt thanks to the archers from Fuchshof, who  are already supporting us for the seventh time with the tournament!

The 7th edition of Prevention of Child Abuse Campaign 2016 was  inauguration by the Hon Minister for Rural Development Smt Alina Saldhanha at a programme held at Birla Vasco. This programme was organized by El Shaddai’s  Ashraya Community Centre – Vasco. Guests present were Smt Tara Kerkar (social worker), Shri Saifulla Khan (Ward Councillor of Baina), Shri Hassan Khan (Vasco Muslim Social Trust), Shri Mohammed Azad (Zindagi Goa ),  Shri Sindhanath Bhinge (Panch of Birla – Vasco), Shri Sunil Shetkar (Chief Editor of Gomantak Times).  Also in attendance were Govt officials, police officers, social workers of Vasco, as well as representatives from the media such as RDX, Goa 365, Herald, and Gomantak Times. Children from the different centres and shelters of El Shaddai presented different cultural programmes. At the end of the programme all present pledged their commitment towards the campaign of preventing child abuse.

The programme began with the rally which was flagged by Shri Digambar Kamat (MLA of Margao Constituency) along with Vice Chairperson of Margao Municipal Council, Smt Doris Teixeira and El Shaddai Co-Founder Shri Mathew Kurian. The awareness rally was to make people aware about how to prevent the abuse on the children. During the rally colorful balloons were released. The rally had some children skating and cycling..
After the rally a cultural programme was organized . The Chief Guest for the function was Shri Ibrahim Moulana (Managing Partner of Quality Export). Other guest present were Shri Siddesh Bhagat (Youth Activist) Shri Hassan Khan (Founder of Old Age Home – Vasco ) Shri Krishna Panchwadkar (Zonal Health Educator). The- Shri Ibrahim Moulana (Managing Partner of Quality Export) in his address emphasized the importance of education for the future of all children and parental responsibility in ensuring that all children are educated.

The children presented different cultural programmes like dances, skits and songs.

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All the staff of the different centres of El Shaddai’s along with MSW students from the Don Bosco College of Social work organized a Street Drama at different locations. This was done to raise awareness on Child Abuse. The performances were organized at the different locations in Madgao, Panjim and Calangute. Information on how to prevent Child abuse was given through a performance of dance and drama. All over Goa more than 2,000 people were given information through this programme. The street drama was focused on information on the different types of child abuse and its preventive aspects. The performers also focused on the importance of education. Information flyers on whom to contact in case to report such cases were distributed.

As part of the awareness campaigns information sessions were conducted at schools all over Goa.

The main purpose was to make the children more aware about what is abuse,  the different types of abuses and what could be done and where to go in case you need to report an abuse. The sessions were conducted in an interactive way and the children were able to clear their doubts. Some of the children were surprised to be informed that even boys can be sexually abused..

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In this year 2016-17 the home accommodates 64 children including cottage boys.

This year 21 children are admitted in Assagao Union High School, 6 children in Shree Ganesh Hr. Sec. School and 37 children are in Shanti Niketan School.

Events & Celebrations:

Games & Activities:Activities (Carom, Badminton, music chairs, trowing ball into bucket, Speedy competition, GK quiz & Volley ball are organized on a daily basis.

Birthday Celebration:

This month we celebrated 9 children birthday, where they got birthday gifts according to their wishes, with cutting cake, singing and prayer.

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Our El Shaddai Sports & Cultural Club U16 boys played football matches in different places.


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