TCWCT Provided 500 Hot Meals in Gajrawadi Slum, Vadodara

On October 15, 2017, The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed hot meals to over 500 local disadvantaged people in Gajrawadi Slum Area, Vadodara in loving memory of the Late Shri. Induben Luhar and the Late Shri. Occhavlal Luhar.  

Under our Supplemental Nutrition Program, we provide a combination of hot meal delivery and commodity distribution in order to help provide reliable access to nutritious food especially focused on children and expectant mothers. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.

“In a world of plenty, no one, not a single person, should go hungry. But almost 1 billion still do not have enough to eat. I want to see an end to hunger everywhere within my lifetime, said Raj K. Luhar, Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust.  He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”

TCWCT conducts Swine Flu Prevention Campaign

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted an education and communication (IEC) campaign to prevent swine flu cases in coordination with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.  

Gujarat is battling an alarming spike in swine flu cases this year. This deathly march of swine flu has authorities and people worried as it is reminiscent of the 2015 outbreak when Gujarat had recorded second-highest — 517 — deaths in the country.

The IEC campaign conducted today at Kavi Premanand School, Vadodara where our organization held an awareness program for400 students. TCWCT staff displayed a video and distributed informational pamphlets promoting precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus which causes swine flu.  

Mr. Raj Luhar, the Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust said, “People affected by cold, cough and throat pain should to go to screening centers such as the SSG Hospital Outpatient Department (OPD) which will remain open on weekends and holidays.”  People were also asked to keep themselves away from crowds and wash their hands often.  Symptoms of swine flu include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, frequent sneezing and coughing.  Mr. Raj Luhar continued saying, “Swine flu is curable if diagnosed in the early stage.”

TCWCT conducts Swine Flu Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted an education and communication (IEC) campaign to prevent swine flu cases in coordination with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.  

Gujarat is battling an alarming spike in swine flu cases this year. This deathly march of swine flu has authorities and people worried as it is reminiscent of the 2015 outbreak when Gujarat had recorded second-highest — 517 — deaths in the country.

The IEC campaign conducted today at Gitamandir School Pratapnagar, Vadodara where our organization held an awareness program for 200 students. TCWCT staff displayed a video and distributed informational pamphlets promoting precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus which causes swine flu.  

Mr. Raj Luhar, the Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust said, “People affected by cold, cough and throat pain should to go to screening centers such as the SSG Hospital Outpatient Department (OPD) which will remain open on weekends and holidays.”  People were also asked to keep themselves away from crowds and wash their hands often.  Symptoms of swine flu include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, frequent sneezing and coughing.  Mr. Raj Luhar continued saying, “Swine flu is curable if diagnosed in the early stage.”

TCWCT launches Swine Flu Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, launched a district-wide information, education and communication (IEC) campaign to prevent swine flu cases in coordination with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.  

Gujarat is battling an alarming spike in swine flu cases this year. This deathly march of swine flu has authorities and people worried as it is reminiscent of the 2015 outbreak when Gujarat had recorded second-highest — 517 — deaths in the country.

The IEC campaign launched today at R & K Pandya High School in Wadi, Vadodara where our organization conducted an awareness program for 200 students.  TCWCT staff displayed a video and distributed informational pamphlets promoting precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus which causes swine flu.  

Mr. Paritosh Upadhyay, the Program Director for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Program said, “People affected by cold, cough and throat pain should to go to screening centers such as the SSG Hospital Outpatient Department (OPD) which will remain open on weekends and holidays.”  People were also asked to keep themselves away from crowds and wash their hands often.  Symptoms of swine flu include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, frequent sneezing and coughing.  Mr. Upadhyay continued saying, “Swine flu is curable if diagnosed in the early stage.”

TCWCT Provided 500 Hot Meals in Akota, Vadodara

On August 20, 2017, The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed hot meals to over 500 local disadvantaged people in Akota, Vadodara in loving memory of the Late Shri. Premilaben Parikh and the Late Shri. Haskmukhbhai Parikh.  

Under our Supplemental Nutrition Program, we provide a combination of hot meal delivery and commodity distribution in order to help provide reliable access to nutritious food especially focused on children and expectant mothers. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.

“In a world of plenty, no one, not a single person, should go hungry. But almost 1 billion still do not have enough to eat. I want to see an end to hunger everywhere within my lifetime, said Paritosh M. Upadhyay, Program Director of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust.  He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust Celebrates United Nations’ International Youth Day

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, celebrated United Nations’ International Youth Day on Saturday, 12 August 2017 by holding a “Children’s Carnival for Building Peace” for below poverty-line children in the slum area of Gajrawadi, Vadodara.  

In coordination with the Vadodara Municipal Corporation and the World Bank-financed Integrated Child Development Services Anganwadi, over 100 participants from the disadvantaged socioeconomic section participated along with their families.  This year’s theme, “Youth Building Peace” resonates with TCWCT’s community-based approach to early childhood education in which children, youth and parents are engaged to work for positive social change.  This requires that the rising generation have the necessary leadership, communication and problem solving skills for productive lives as parents, professionals and citizens.

“Today, on International Youth Day, we celebrate the potential and power of young people to shape the future of our increasingly interconnected world,” said Jugal Thakkar, Program Director for Education.  He continued by saying, “With over half of the global population under the age of 30, young generations will find the solutions to some of our toughest global challenges.”

#YouthDay #Youth4Peace #ActOn2250

TCWCT Conducted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Event

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted a WASH in Schools Event for 100 students at Manjulaben Khushalchand School in Baranpura, Vadodara.  

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) event for local students was modelled on a child-friendly, interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on life skills, community service activities and peer-to-peer interaction.  The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion through Schools project is a hands-on approach to teaching and learning about WASH.  The project employs a package of seven components:

Safe Handling of Drinking Water
Safe Disposal of Wastewater
Safe Disposal of Human Excreta
Disposal of Solid Waste
Household Sanitation and Food Hygiene
Personal Hygiene
Community Sanitation

Poor sanitation, water scarcity, inferior water quality and inappropriate hygiene behaviour are disastrous for infants and young children and are a major cause of mortality for children under five.  Those conditions are also detrimental to the health of school-aged children, who spend long hours in schools. The physical environment and cleanliness of a school facility can significantly affect the health and well-being of children. Disease spreads quickly in cramped spaces with limited ventilation, where hand-washing facilities or soap are not available, and where toilets are in disrepair.  Too often, schools are places where children become ill.

“Every child- friendly school requires appropriate WASH initiatives that keep the school environment clean and free of smells and inhibit the transmission of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites,” said Mr. Jugal Thakkar, Program Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”

TCWCT Provided 500 Hot Meals in Tulsiwadi, Vadodara

On July 30, 2017, The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed hot meals to over 500 local disadvantaged people in Tulsiwadi, Vadodara with special thanks to our sponsors Rani and Veraaj Garachh.  In our Food Security program, we provide a combination of hot meal delivery and commodity distribution in order to help provide reliable access to nutritious food especially focused on children and expectant mothers. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.

“In a world of plenty, no one, not a single person, should go hungry. But almost 1 billion still do not have enough to eat. I want to see an end to hunger everywhere within my lifetime, said Paritosh M. Upadhyay, Program Director of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust.  He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”

Malaria Prevention Mosquito Net Distribution

Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria – a deadly, yet preventable disease.  We can be the generation to defeat malaria.

Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria, a disease caused by a single mosquito bite.  Malaria is preventable and treatable, with a life-saving, bed net and other malaria prevention tools and treatment.  At-risk communities, pregnant women, and children are most vulnerable to this disease.

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust provides life-saving mosquito nets protecting thousands from mosquitoes that transmit malaria under our Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Program.  Mosquito nets are a simple, cost-effective solution to protect families from malaria while they sleep.

TCWCT Conducted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Event

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, conducted a WASH in Schools Event for 250 students at Bharti Vidyalay in Baranpura, Vadodara.  

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) event for local students was modelled on a child-friendly, interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on life skills, community service activities and peer-to-peer interaction.  The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion through Schools project is a hands-on approach to teaching and learning about WASH.  The project employs a package of seven components:

Safe Handling of Drinking Water
Safe Disposal of Wastewater
Safe Disposal of Human Excreta
Disposal of Solid Waste
Household Sanitation and Food Hygiene
Personal Hygiene
Community Sanitation

Poor sanitation, water scarcity, inferior water quality and inappropriate hygiene behaviour are disastrous for infants and young children and are a major cause of mortality for children under five.  Those conditions are also detrimental to the health of school-aged children, who spend long hours in schools. The physical environment and cleanliness of a school facility can significantly affect the health and well-being of children. Disease spreads quickly in cramped spaces with limited ventilation, where hand-washing facilities or soap are not available, and where toilets are in disrepair.  Too often, schools are places where children become ill.

“Every child- friendly school requires appropriate WASH initiatives that keep the school environment clean and free of smells and inhibit the transmission of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites,” said Mr. Jugal Thakkar, Program Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”