Inauguration of ChildRaise Blossom Sports Centre
Came July and we were busy contacting parents with kids with special needs to enroll in our Sports centre. ChildRaise Blossom Sports centre was inaugurated by Smt. Muktabai Chandaver ( Mother of Kavita Shanbhag, ChildRaise Managing Trustee ) & Sohesh Shah of Investrite on August 3rd 2018. ChildRaise has initiated this activity in collaboration with Blossom Disability Foundation.We had a small inauguration ceremony where students of Aawhan Palak Sangh (a sheltered workshop for Mentally Challenged adults) sang a prayer. Kavita Shanbhag, ChildRaise Managing Trustee spoke about the need and importance of such sports centres. Sohesh Shah spoke very encouragingly about this initiative.There were demonstrations of the sports activities which will be carried out during every session. There was a huge response from the students and also from the onlookers i.e. parents, friends and general public.
It was a very special occasion for both ChildRaise & Blossom. There is no sports centre for kids with special needs in the south side of Mumbai and once again ChildRaise Trust was trying to fill in the gap where there is no such service.
Sports activities are a great way to train kids in team activities. Not only team games but kids can learn turn taking, concentration,sitting tolerance, motor co ordination and many more things in a supportive environment. And if they excel at these sports, they can participate and will be encouraged in Special Olympicss.
On Friday, 3rd August 2018, ChildRaise Blossom Sports Centre started operating. It will have sports activities like skating, basketball, cycling. team games, physical exercises etc. Timings are 5 pm to 7 pm. Every Monday & Friday.
We both, ChildRaise Trust & Blossom Disability Foundation believe what Henry Ford has said, " Coming Together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."