The New Year was welcomed with great enthusiasm and excitement as the children from all our homes joined in together for a special New Year Celebration held at the Shanti Niketan School. Around 30 of our children attended a workshop for underprivileged kids held by The Navhind Times.
Sports and Cultural Club
The girls and boys from the cricket team went to watch an inter-state league match and interacted with the Goa women’s cricket coach Devieka.
F.C Goa had a coaching camp for the El Shaddai children on 25th January 2018 at El Shaddai football ground where their coaches interacted with the children and taught them new skills and techniques to improve their football talent.
Dental Camp was organised by the dental team from GMC on 19th Jan 2018 for the children of Shanti Niketan.
Ms. Sasha, counsellor conducted a workshop on creativity for the teachers of Shanti Niketan on
How creative you are at imagining, importance of process v/s results. Different interpersonal /groups skills were introduced. The workshop ended with the art therapy technique.
Our SCAN team was instrumental in rescuing 15 children who were involved in child labour and begging. These children have been placed in Apna Ghar from where they will be transferred to their respective states. Outreach work has been done in the slums of Ramnagar, Karaswada, Khobrawado to understand their situation and spread awareness about child abuse and child begging.
Shelters & Centers
Awareness programme on the Importance of Education was conducted at various centers where it was explained to the children how education can benefit them and why it is important to be educated. In order to foster and inculcate family values among the families living on the street, a short film on family, education and moral values was featured to street families.
Seminar on Financial Literacy was held in various community centers in association with RBL bank
An awareness program was held to educate young girls and women on the Stages of Adolescence, the physical, psychological and emotional changes that occurs and the various aspects of health and nutrition that they need to be aware and manage. We would like to thank the resource person Dr. Cruginha Coutinho for conducting this program.
Sports Fair: With an aim of promoting sports and displaying the talents of the children, El Shaddai Charitable Trust organized an Inter- Shelter & Community Centre Sport’s Fair at the Taj Beach, Benaulim. Approximately 380 children participated in different athletics and games. Winners were presented with trophies and the children enjoyed snacks and lunch after the games. Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who made this a memorable and enjoyable event for our children.
Annual sports day was organised on 20th January 2018. Overall championship trophy was presented to Blue house. Republic day celebration was held on 26th January.