CARE & SHARE CHARITABLE TRUST VIJAYAWADA, INDIA A REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES CARE & SHARE USA ON 10 DECEMBER 2005
AT A GLANCE… TSUNAMI RELIEF PROGRAMME - 03 TSUNAMI RELIEF CAMPS - 04 SPONSORSHIP - 05 SLUM PROGRAMME - 06 CARE & SHARE HOMES - 07 DADDY’S HOME - 08 TRAINING & PRODUCTION UNITS- 09 NIGHT SHELTER - 10 MEDICAL PROGRAMME - 11 ASHA KIRAN – PROGRAMME FOR THE HANDICAPPED - 12 WORKING WITH OTHERS – THE GOVERNMENT, UNIVERSITY, NGOs… - 13 FORUM FOR CHILD RIGHTS & CHILDLINE - 14 HOME FOR THE CHILDREN WITH HIV/AIDS - 15 GOVERNMENT HOME FOR HANDICAPPED BOYS- 16 FINANCIAL STATEMENT APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2005 - 17
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME2004 - 2005 • Children sponsored at the end of March 2004 : 4,011 • Children sponsored at the end of March 2005 : 4,545 (Children sponsored in Italy, Holland & USA) • Increase in sponsored children during the year : 534 (New sponsors approximately : 800 Deleted cases approximately : 300) • Children in Elementary School (Classes 1 – 5): 1,648 • Children in High School (Classes 6 – 10) : 1,952 • Students in Intermediate (Classes 11 & 12) : 456 • Students in University (Graduation & Post Graduation): 424 (Including Computer Science, Engineering etc…) • Nursing Students : 25 • Tailoring Courses : 11 • Technical Courses : 29
SLUM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – Reaching out to Children & Young People… SCHOOL PROGRAMME BOYS GIRLS TOTAL STAFF RAJARAJESWARIPETA SCHOOL Elementary School (Classes 1 – 6) 374 418 792 21 Kindergarten 69 97 166 3 KANDRIKA SCHOOL 108 167 275 5 BRAHMARAMBHAPURAM SCHOOL 38 48 86 4 ALANKAR SLUM SCHOOL 20 15 35 2 AUTONAGAR SLUM SCHOOL 26 32 58 2 TOTALS 635 777 1,412 37
CARE & SHARE HOMES &HOSTELS SUPPORTED BY CARE & SHARE HOME CHILDREN DADDY’S HOME : 470 SWEET HOME : 28 TOTI’S HOME : -- HAPPY HOME : 31 BISHOP AZARIAH HOSTEL : 264 GIRLS’ HOSTEL, KORUKOLLU : 63 ASHA JYOTHI, H JUNCTION : 25
CHILDREN AT DADDY’S HOME IN THE HOMES BOYS GIRLS TOTALS Lake House 92 Angel Home 08 19 Annie Home 43 Margaret Home 52 Rena Home 47 Luisiana Home 41 Galliano Home 39 Radiant Home37 Biagiotti Home 48 Franco Home44 TOTALS 268 + 202 470 AT THE CARE & SHARE SCHOOL English Medium (Classes 1 – 8) Children from the Homes 138 149 287 Day Scholars from the villages 113 110 223 510 Telugu Medium (Upto Class 10) Children from the Homes 126 54 180 Day Scholars from the villages 13 14 27 207 TOTALS 390 327 717
CARE & SHARE TRAINING & PRODUCTION UNITS COOPERATIVA GONDOLIERI DANIELE MANIN - BOOK BINDING UNIT No. of Note Books prepared in 2004 : 323,700 Boys trained in Book Binding during the year : 12 Trained Staff in the Unit : 03 ATELIER VUITTON - BAG MAKING UNIT Production of School Bags, Back Packs, Totes and other bags Bags produced during the year : 6395 Staff : 6 (2 Men – 2 Women – 2 Children from DH) ATELIER ZEGNA -TAILORING & PURSE MAKING UNIT Eye Glass cases : 931 Cell Phone cases : 588 Staff : 4 (Men – 3 Women - 1) Make-up Bags : 311 Shopping Bags/Big Bags : 434 Jewellery Cases : 1,133 Tissue / Cigarette Cases : 334 Jute Bags : 35 Total 3,766 (The Tailoring Unit also conducts a Tailoring course for the village girls and the girls of Daddy’s Home and stitches Uniforms, Night gowns and Petticoats)
CARE & SHARE DARSHIPETA NIGHT SHELTERFOR STREET CHILDREN • The Night Shelter is functioning from 16 January 2003 at the Municipal School building • The Shelter is open from 4.30pm to 8.30 am every day of the week • On an avergae 35boys / teenagers between the ages of 7 and 18 take shelter here • One staffmember, an ex street boy and a University student who is a Volunteer assist the children at the Night Shelter • Care & Share provides a night meal, bathing facilities, toilet articles, mats & bed sheets, recreation facilities & counselling for the boys • A Saving Scheme has also been initiated for the boys who during the day work in Autonagar or as Rag Pickers… TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO VISITED TILL DATE : 426 CHILDREN PLACED BACK WITH THEIR FAMILIES : 91 CHILDREN PLACED IN REHABILITATION HOMES : 46 CHILDREN TAKEN INTO CARE & SHARE : 29
MEDICAL PROGRAMME • Beneficiaries in the slums : 1,347 ( 2004 – 2005 ) • Medical Camps held in the slums & Villages : 28 • Dental Clinic at Daddy’s Home with a Dentist visiting every afternoon • A team of Pediatricians from Italy also visited Vijayawada in 2004 & 2005 • Mobile Health Clinic – Mobile Van donated by Padova Ospidale • Vaccination and Immunisation Programme • Health Awareness Programme for the children and in the slums Medical Cases & Operations : 104 Assistance given: Rs 521,863 € 9.488 TB Cases assisted : 38 Assistance given: Rs 165,448 € 3.008 DOCTORS FROM PADOVA OSPITALE - FREE SURGICAL CAMPS( 12–21November &03 – 12 December 2004) Particulars No. Of SurgeriesNovember December Eye Surgeries 33 26 General Surgeries 14 34 Plastic Surgeries 09 13 Gynaecology Surgeries 07 -- Urology Surgeries 19 -- ENT Surgeries -- 20 Dental & Maxillio Facial 12 -- Totals 94 + 93 = 187 Total Cost = Rs 1,036,605 € 18.847
ASHA KIRAN - PROGRAMME FOR THE HANDICAPPED (DIFFERENTLY-ABLED CHILDREN) SERVICES IN 2004 BENEFICIARIES No. of Patients Registered 400 B/L Callipers 88 Unilateral Callipers 103 Crutches 17 Pairs Above Knee Limbs 19 Below Knee Limbs 51 Upper Limbs 04 Splints & Braces 110 Repairs & Reviews 193 Tricycles 09 Wheel Chairs 06 Surgeries 02 Camps 03 Follow Up Visits ( Hostels) 02 Visits to Villages 132
WORKING WITH OTHERS… WITH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS… • Care & Share is recognised as a reputed social work organisation in the area by the Nagarjuna University and other University Colleges in Andhra Pradesh • During the last year 9 MSW (Masters in Social Work) students from Nagarjuna University - 1 from DNR College, Bhimavaram - 13 BSW (Bachelors of Social Work) students from Maris Stella College, Vijayawada - Microbiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Biotechnology students from St. Teresa College of Women, Eluru - Degree students from Loyola College, Vijayawada worked in the Care & Share programmes and Homes. • Students of Social Work visited Daddy’s Home to observe and learn about Rehabilitation of Street children and Juvenile delinquents. • The Chairman of Care & Share, Noel Harper is nominated as a Member of the Board of Studies of Social work for Nararjuna University WITH THE GOVERNMENT… • Working with the OBSERVATION HOME, Vijayawada. Care & Share has been officially appointed as the Support Organisation for the Home. • Invitation from the Department of Juvenile Welfare to work with the JUVENILE HOMES in Eluru & Hyderabad • The Collector has requested Care & Share to take up the management of the GOVERNMENT HOME FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED BOYS at Vijayawada. • The Women & Child Welfare Department has requested us to establish a CRECHE at Vijayawada. The Government will give a grant to run the Creche. • School for Drop-Outs and Child labourers being run at RRPeta under the NCLP (National Child Labour Project). 50 children are in the school. The Government has sanctioned Rs 500,000 for this project for one year.
FORUM FOR CHILD RIGHTS & CHILDLINE • The FORUM FOR CHILD RIGHTS is a common platform of NGOs working for the cause of street children in Vijayawada for collective action towards children at risk. • Its vision is to promote the Rights of the Child as enshrined in the UN Charter: Survival, Protection, Development & Participation • Its mission is to make Vijaywada a child-friendly city • Established on 14 August 1997 • The Chairman of Care & Share is the Secretary of the Forum (The Governing Body includes the Mayor, Commissioner of Police, Commissioner Municipal Corporation & Asst Labour Commissioner) • Office at the TANA BHAVAN which also functions as a Rescue Shelter. • The Forum runs CHILDLINE 1098 – a 24 hour Helpline for children in distress. Staff located at 3 places in the city : TANA Bhavan, Police Control Room and the Railway Station. • CHILDLINE is functioning since 20 November 2000 • So far Childline has reached out to 7,479 children • Programme supported by Government of India and NGOs Category Children helped in 2004 Medical assistance needed / requested : 11 Repatriation (Back Home) : 889 Shelter : 357 Rescue : 78 Missing Children : 1124 Sponsorship : 5 Emotional Support & Guidance : 35 Total number of children who contacted CHILDLINE in 2004 : 2,499
HOME FOR THE CHILDREN WITH HIV / AIDS HIV/AIDS IN INDIA : • 5 Million to 8 Million in 2005 • Expected to be 15 Million by 2010 • 14 Kids with HIV presently at Daddy’s Home • The parents of approximately 100 children in Daddy’s Home have died / or are dying of AIDS • 20 acres of land acquired at Veerapanenigudem 13 Kms from Daddy’s Home for the HIV/AIDS Children project • 4 Acre plot of land acquired at Bhuthimillipadu for a Home for HIV children to be supported by the Dutch PLAN FOR THE HOME FOR THE CHILDREN WITH HIV/AIDS
GOVERNMENT HOME FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED BOYS • The Government Home for Physically Handicapped Boys – Helen Keller Home - is situated in LBS Nagar, Payakapuram,Vijayawada (near Kandrika school). • It has its own two-storied building built in 2003 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. • It can accommodate 100 children. At present 45 children are staying in the home. • The District Collector has invited Care & Share Charitable Trust to take over Management of the Home. • At present the Government has appointed : A Warden, Nurse, Cook and 2 helpers. • The Government will continue to pay the staff appointed by them and the budget allocated for the maintenance of the Home. • The Government will place at our disposal the Home and the staff and we are free to organise the running of the Home as we think fit. • This invitation is a recognition for us and an opportunity to work closely with the Government. • Care & Share will have to find additional funds to run the Home according to our standards and in order to provide the children with decent food and other necessities. This can be done by finding sponsors for the boys in the Home. Files for the children have already been made. • A decision is awaited from the Board and if approved a MOU will be signed with the District authorities.