Volume 2 / Issue 7 / August 2013
Cordial greetings from all the children at Ashalayam.
The long awaited monsoon rains have been comforting and soothing for all of us who have endured the scorching heat wave of summer for the past few months.
During this month we have been able to analize the college admissions of our children who had passed Class XII examinations. There were di”culties and problems, but the grace of God has helped us to overcome everything to the best interest of the students.
This month the presence of volunteers and friends from Belgium has made a difference in the lives of the children.
We are grateful to them for their cordiality, interest and concern for their welfare of everyone at Ashalayam.
Ms. Edna Jose, who has been with us for the past two years, has gone back to Kerala to be a faculty member in Don Bosco College, Anggadikadav.
The newsletter is one of her initiatives and we are grateful to her for the valuable contributions and the dedicated services rendered for the welfare of our children.
Mr. Vibin Jose has taken her place to continue the work and we wish him an enjoyable and fruitful stay with us.
May God bless you.
With warm regards,
Father George Nadackal (Director)
International Volunteers Visit
They animated the day with the theme “ the good wins over the evil. After three days they moved off to Lucknow Ashalayam and returned on 22nd July.
They spend three more days here interacting with the children and helping them in whatever possible way they could.
In the meantime another group revisited Ashalayam to continue to rebuild the work they had initiated last year. The whole week was filled with entertainment, joy, colours, competitions and games. Everybody enjoyed their presence and the time together was enriching for all.
On 6th July 2013 Don Bosco Ashalayam welcomed a group of volunteers from Belgium under the leadership of Mr. Francis Kadaplackal and Ms. Hannalore. It was their desire to take out the children for a day and be with them for organizing various games and competitions.
Birthday Celebrations at International Habitat Center
On 18th July 2013 few Ashalayam children were invited by Sun Foundation, to be part of the 95th
birthday of Nelson Mandela at International Habitat Center Lodhi Road. It was an unforgettable day for all of them.
Visit from District Social Welfare Department and Child Welfare Committee
Don Bosco Ashalayam at Palam is proud to work in collaboration with the District Social Welfare Department, which has the protection, and care of children at heart. District Social Welfare
Committee has been set up to monitor and guide the institutions and others agencies that they do not violate the rights of the children. To monitor the e”cient functioning of our work a group of persons visited Don Bosco Ashalayam in July 2013. The team assessed the overall progress of the children’s health, studies and social adjustment.
Ensuring better and comprehensive medical services to the children at Don Bosco Ashalayam, Heal India group of doctors, organized Medical Camp & Health awareness Programme for children on 23 rd July 2013.
The team of doctors arranged a well package of programme including: immunization against Hepatitis B, Health and Hygiene and sanitation classes. Periodical checkups are done to monitor the health and hygiene of the children. The children were highly motivated and encouraged after listening to the sessions taken by experts. The simpli!ed topics and the exercises done, gave the children not only information but made them aware the necessity of hygiene and the importance of good health.
Ashalayam Monthly Statistics
Don Bosco Ashalayam
Total Children During the Month 118
Number of Children on the !rst Day of the Month 105
New Admission During the Month 013
Details of Children Moved Out
Transferred to other Homes 006
Restored to Family 025
Run Away/ Missing 002
Set Free 003
Total number of Children on the last day of the Month 082
Shelter Home Okhla
Total Children During the Month 65
Number of Children on the !rst Day of the Month 41
New Admission During the Month 24
Details of Children Moved Out
Transferred to other Homes 003
Restored to Family 017
Run Away/ Missing 000
Set Free 001
Total number of Children on the last day of the Month 044
In the Hostel
College going boys 018
Studies & Vocational Training 016
Name of the centre
Kali Mandir 042
Okhla Railway Station 046
Nizamudin Railway Station 029
Sadar Bazar 027
Bangala Sahib Gurudwara 037
Total number of Children contacted 198
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