El Shaddai Charitable Trust - stepping stones

Stepping Stones Street Child Rescue Centre has around 108 children who come to the shelter every day for education, food and for shelter. The Shelter provides  them with Food, Clothing, facility for bathing and Education. Recently, the shelter has started running 6 slum schools in different parts of Margao in the slum and construction areas where around 110 children are attending. The staff try and help them through the tuition classes which is taken   according to their School Syllabus.

Regular Activities
The Shelter conducted Senior Citizen Day program at Providoria old age home on 1st Oct where the staff sang songs, around 55 residents were present, and they too participated in singing.
The Centre conducted the slum schools at Peda khareband with 17 children, at Rawanfond with 16 children, at Saduband with 23 children and at Dholak with 12 children. The Shelter also conducts  literacy class regularly at Rawanfond slum.
This month the shelter began two more slum school at housing board, maruti mandir around 12 children attend the class regularly.
The staff of the Centre conduct their field work at the Station , on the Platform and Market area. The staff  met some parents and children and had a friendly talk with them.
The Centre staff visited new shops, hotels etc. and spoke to shop owners and relevant people regarding placing some new donation boxes, some of them were ready to keep our boxes and boxes have been placed.
Conducted skin infection camp in the shelter where doctor from Hospicio hospital came in and examined all the children  – 135 received immunization namely Tetanus, MMR, and polio.

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In this year 2016-17 the home has 63 children including cottage boys.

This year 21 children are admitted in Assagao Union High School, 6 children in Shree Ganesh Hr. Sec. School and 36 children are in Shanti Niketan School.

The birthday celebrations of our children was organized with the birthday celebrations of our volunteers. The two volunteers – Lucy and Julia celebrated their birthday and our children performed two dances. The children made beautiful birthday cards and presented them to Lucy and Julia.
The regular medical check up was done for all the children by Dr. Das. A few children were taken to hospital, some other children who were not too well were treated at home and rest of them are well by the grace of God.

This month the Centre treated an average of 55 children. The children were provided with better education and care.  Slum schools, Community health work and Fieldwork were carried out.

Events & Celebrations
International day of girl child was celebrated in the centre, 20 girls were present for the event. Points like importance of a girl child and various examples of leaders were highlighted. A lot of girls participated.  A dance performance was given by 4 groups. Games were conducted and prizes were given at the end of the programme. Gifts were given to all the girls who attended the programme.

There were 30 children who attend the non formal classes,since the children have exams going on revision tests, question and answers are done.
In the non formal tuition class there are 25 children who attended classes. The children have been improving their writing and oral skills.
Field work is conducted to visit the homes of the children who are irregular at the centre.

Vocational training
There are 17 women who come for tailoring classes and they are given basic skills. Most of them have answered their exam and have done well.

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The Community development programme implemented through the Government Polytechnic Panjim under the scheme of ministry of human resource development conducted a two day self defense training program at the Shanti Niketan School. This was conducted keeping in mind the personal safety of school girls. This training helped to build a sense of self confidence among the female students. The training provided them the knowledge about various strategies to defend themselves in case of situations of violence and abuse. They also learned about the various steps that should be taken post such incidents. Therefore, self –defense training assisted girl students to become more aware of their surrounding and not feel helpless in any situation.


Little Acorn in collaboration with Country Inn Resort conducted a Medical Camp at Dongerpur slum with help of Dr. Vaibhavi Naik Colvale. This medical camp was arranged by Little Acorns and sponsored by Resort Country Inn Resort from Candolim. mc_agnc_sept_2016_img8Dr. Vaibhavi Naik with two nurses and Mrs. Joanna (Human Resource Manager of Resort Country Inn) with two staff were present. The doctor provided a  general health check up treatment on Blood Pressure, Eye, Ear and Skin. The staff of the Country Inn Resort gave a talk on how to  keep the  surrounding clean and how to manage the waste material. He also adviced the people not to keep any container filled with water open and out as it can create malaria or dengue.
Mrs. Joanna donated two First Aid Boxes to the Centre and distributed some clothes to the persons who attended the medical Camp.

El Shaddai Charitable Trust - Teachers day celebration

Teachers day celebration is commemorated to honour the teachers for their sincere effort in educating children. The programme began with the students welcoming the Teachers. The anchors for the programme were Saira and Sunita. A welcome song was sung by the students. The students bought a cake which was cut by all the staff and this was followed by some the children organizing games like bursting the balloons, musical chairs and a quiz.  The students found the experience really unique. Various dance performances were put forth by the students as well. Chocolates were distributed to all present .At the end the teachers thanked the students for organizing such a fun filled programme and for making them feel proud.

El Shaddai Charitable Trust - Hope Center

Kakkanjinagar is one of the slum areas located in Chennai and is inhabited by more than 3000 families and approximately more than 10,000 people. On 3rd September, 2016,  a new Centre was  inaugurated. It is named HOPE CENTRE. The Centre was inaugurated by the Area Sub Inspector. Also present were the Area Political leader, World Vision Area Coordinator, El Shaddai Charitable Trust – Trustee Adv. Thomas t Jacob, Local Advisor Mr Richardson, Local Church Pastor Raj along with children, teachers, and well wishers.
We are grateful to Pastor Raj who helped us in getting the place. Tuition classes are already being conducted for more than 70 children with two teachers taking the classes.
The Centre also plans to start a Computer centre and play school in the near future.

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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.


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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.


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