In India from August -September festivities start in a row till the year end.
October month started on a very happening note for us. We celebrated Cerebral Palsy Day, Learning Disability Awareness Month & Daan Utsav on October 1st by having interactive session with Manisha Bhurke of MBA (MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL ACTIVITIES) Foundation at Airoli. She is a wheelchair user & a person with Cerebral Palsy. She shared her life story with us how for years together she was in hospital & how determinedly she chalked out her life aiming for independence. What an inspiration she was! Hats off to her indomitable spirit! To meet Manisha pl log on to these links. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OuCBENYro4) &
After Manisha's talk, Tanya Pradhan & her Team from Mindspace took over. They have been working on an interactive game based screening platform to flag children with a potential risk to autism and other learning disabilities in the age group 3 - 6 years. We had specially invited Special educators, regular school teachers & parents working in the field to interact & give then the feedback & seek validation.
During this programme, we also announced about Daan Utsav (Oct 02- Oct 08). It starts from Gandhi Jayanti till the next six days. This time, we have especially appealed to young population to donate small/ big amounts preferably every month to ChildRaise so we can continue with our activities. For this we have received some good response. We appeal to you all to participate in our Daan Utsav. Kindly donate in cash/ kind. " It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into it". Mother Teresa
October is declared as Learning Disability Awareness Month.In 1985, it was decided through a proclamation in the U.S. by President Ronald Reagan.
Since then, many other countries have started Awareness campaigns through out the October month.
On October 10th, to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide
World Mental Health Day is observed. We wholeheartedly support that.
We are aware that blindness and vision impairment as global public health issues.Therefore, we would like to draw your attention towards World Sight Day,
which is observed on second Thursday of October, which falls on the 11th this year & to White Cane Safety Day on 15th October!
Right now, we at ChildRaise are busy with our registrations for Tata Mumbal Marathon
(TMM 2019) which will take place on January 20th 2019.
We are happy to welcome some new runner participants along with some of our long time supporters.
Diwali is round the corner .We have Greeting cards, Diyas, board Rangolis & novel jute items.Do contact us for upcoming festival season and plan your gifts for your near & dear ones!!