With festivity all around, Children of El Shaddai celebrated Christmas with grandeur as a joyous family affair with Christmas Carols and Grand Santa’s entry.
The children had a Christmas lunch on 25th Dec which was sponsored by Dr. Bina Rawal & Anjla Rawal & fly, England and Rev. Arvind D’silva & fly, Virginia – USA. The Christmas party was held 27th Dec at CRC hall, Thivim. The children were entertained by African Show followed by games and dinner. The celebration was sponsored by Cliff Sequeira, a friend of El Shaddai and one of our supporters.
Road safety program for the children was conducted by Bashir Mulla & Gautam Gaude from Anjuna traffic cell.
On 1st December 2017, we had Dr. Muktesh Chandra, Director General Police of Goa Police along with El Shaddai Trustees visited school, interacted with the children and Ms. Sobha V. distributed toys donated by Chempaka School, Trivandrum. Thanks to their generosity.
A momentous Occasion, Goa Liberation Day celebration was held for the children. An Art workshop was conducted Mrs. Dee & team, TCOT Art Academy on 21st December 2017. Children were very enthusiastic in colouring and each one put in their best effort.
In the sports field Master Mubarak, Master Sudeep and Master Subani won three medal gold & silver in a boxing match held at Pedem, Mapusa. Congratulations to our champs for clinching the gold medal. Workshops on group dynamics and mindfulness were conducted by the counsellor for the homes.
We would like to Thank Mr. Neil Patel & Chi Kri Yoga www.chikri.com/ for providing playground items to our children.
Shelters & Centres
Medical camp was organised in the different centres. Awareness programs on HIV and child rights were conducted in different Centres.
This month SCAN team rescued 23 children from the Beach belt with child labour, 10 children are sent to Juvenile home. Outreach work was carried out in Calangute , Baga and Khobrawado, Caranzalem and Tivim making them aware of child abuse, begging and child labour.
Sports cultural club:
Regular cricket, football coaching, table tennis and chess is held on regular basis. Girls are coached for Basketball. Mr. John, UK volunteer has started with cricket coaching with El Shaddai children.
Caroline & Linda, volunteers from UK & US served El Shaddai by working with the children and staff. Thank you for your immense efforts and also for the children you groomed.
We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, visitors and well wishers for making these events a perfect platform for our children & to showcase their creative sides and talents.