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.”

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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.”

TCWCT Provided 500 Hot Meals in Vadodara

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed hot meals to over 500 local disadvantaged people.  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.

The level of malnutrition is of great concern in India with over 40% of children being classified as undernourished.  “The relationship between nutrition, health and learning is undeniably strong. Research shows that nutrition in a child’s early years is linked to their health and academic performance in later years.” 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.”

TCWCT Provides Free Hot Meals in Vadodara

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT, a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed hot meals to over 400 local disadvantaged people.  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.

The level of malnutrition is of great concern in India with over 40% of children being classified as undernourished.  “Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child isn’t,” said Maunish A. 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.”

TCWCT Provides Clean Drinking Water in Vadodara

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed Clean Drinking Water of over 3000 people.  As part of its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (WASH), The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust contributes to the realization of children’s rights to survival and development by providing increased equitable and sustainable access to, and use of, safe water and basic sanitation services, and to promote improved hygiene.

Water is a fundamental human need. 2,300 people die every day from water-related diseases.  Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.  “Polluted water isn’t just dirty–it’s deadly,” said Rupali P. Shukla, Vice-President of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust.  She continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust will continue to address water-related ailments–many of which are easily preventable.”

TCWCT Provides Food Security in Vadodara

The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, takes great pride in announcing the launch of the Food Security initiative in Vadodara. At the launch of its event, TCWCT provided hot lunches to over 325 locally disadvantaged people focusing on children who are most at risk for malnutrition. The event which featured over 30 volunteers was successful in providing mid-day meals to those most in need.

The level of malnutrition is of great concern in India with over 40% of children being classified as undernourished. “Children remain the most vulnerable in terms of food insecurity and malnutrition in India,” said Rupal P. Shukla, Vice-President of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust. She continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust will continue to address severe and moderate acute malnutrition, especially in areas of greatest need.”