Jai Vakeel Foundation

2010 Events

  1. Fundraisers

Joy of Giving Week - Lunch at JOSS restaurant - October 2009
As part of the Joy of Giving Week we had a lunch at JOSS Restaurant, Kala Ghoda where Ms. Farah Khan, eminent Film Maker & Choreographer, released a short film on our Institute, made by her. The event was very well attended and helped spread awareness about the difficulties faced by people affected with Mental Challenges.

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2010 – January 2010
The staff and well wishers of the Research Society participated in Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon and raised funds for the organization. We were the second highest pledge raiser at the event.

  1. Exhibitions and Melas

BPCL Mela organized by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited in collaboration with Concern India Foundation. (Nov ’09)

Indus International organized the festival of Charities at Y.M.C.A., Colaba (Dec '09)

Cathedral School Mela & Elphinstone College Exhibition helped create awareness about Mental Handicap amongst school & college students. (Dec ’09)

Cushman & Wakefield (India) Pvt. Ltd. organized a one-day Exhibition of our products as a part of their Community Welfare Program in their Office premises at Mafatlal House, Mumbai. (Jan '10).

Kalaghoda Festival - We participated in this festival organized by Concern India Foundation. This festival is one of the major NGO events in Mumbai and great opportunity for us to exhibit the products made by our students. (Feb '10)

Aditya Birla Group of Companies Exhibition at their office. (Feb '10)

  1. Student Welfare Interactive Activities

Draftfcb + Ulka Mumbai, an advertising firm organized a fun filled program of games and sports with our children and their employees to celebrate Draftfcb+Ulka Global Day Of Giving. The firm also donated Rs. 4,31,000 (Nov '09)

UCB pharmaceuticals organized a one-day seminar on World Epilepsy Day for the parents of children with epilepsy. Dr. Anaita Hegde - Pediatric Neurologist addressed the parents of the children in Jai Vakeel School. (Nov '09)

Lotus College of optometry organized an Eye Camp along with Special Olympics Bharat for our students. Over 150 children were tested and follow-ups suggested. (Mar '10)

  1. Events held as State Nodal Agency Centre Of The National Trust

The National Trust is for the Welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, New Delhi. It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. We (Jai Vakeel Foundation, Mumbai) are appointed as the State Nodal Agency Center (SNAC), in the state of Maharashtra by the National Trust state. We have carried out following activities as a SNAC under National Trust: -

Volunteers Management Consultative Workshop conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Allan Rickman – representatives of the National Trust. The workshop was attended by 52 NGOs from various parts of Maharashtra. (Feb '10)

15 Awareness Creation Programs in various rural and urban parts of Maharashtra and other programs to sensitize different stakeholders towards the four disabilities covered under National Trust.viz. Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities. (2009 – 2010)

  1. Events to demonstrate skills and abilities of our children

World Disability Week - On this occasion NIOS Section did an audio visual presentation on the project "Aamchi Mumbai".
Motto of the program was "Look at their abilities- not their disabilities." (3rd-9th December 2009)

Budding Chefs Cooking Contest - for special children organized by AWMH at Rizvi College from our School. 4 of our students had participated and we won the 1st and 2nd prize. (3rd-9th December 2009)

Our proud prize winners –
Laxmi Pawar & Prachi Angre - 1st prize for 'Pasta in red sauce'
Akshay Choughule & Prasad Kachare – 2nd prize for Rajasthani Halwa

Christmas party - celebrated on our campus. Mrs. Mary Ann Scott, Principal of St. John the Baptist dressed up as Santa Clause and distributed chocolates and sang carols for the children. They also made decorations to put on their Christmas Tree. Everyone had a great time. (Dec ’09)

School Sports Day – On children's Day all children and staff participated in this event held on the school grounds with true sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

  1. Staff Trainings

Continuous Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Programme was conducted for some of our in house teachers. The theme was "Assessment and Curriculum Planning" (April '10)

Workshop in Candle and Incense Making – 2 Vocational teachers attended a workshop to learn the skill of making candles & Incense professionally.

  1. Treasure Trove

As part of the Joy of Giving Week, Jai Vakeel Foundation for the Care, Treatment and Training of children in need of special care had organized a fund raiser called "Treasure Trove" on 29Septembr 2010.

Treasure Trove was a hugely successful and fun filled charity auction of a mixed bag of art/ fashion/ Jewellery/ collectibles and memorabilia – each of which had an intrinsic worth. Jewellery from Rose, Maharani Jewellers, a gym session with Salman Khan, paintings by Akbar Padamsee, Paresh Maity and handbags from Gucci, Hermes and Fendi were some of the items that went under the hammer that night.

Ms. Neerja Birla, Ms. Farah Khan and Ms. Bijal Meswani had extended their support as patrons of this event.

  1. Badte Kadam

Badhate Kadam II , a mega awareness program in Maharashtra for the rights and dignity of Persons With Disabilities was organized by Jai Vakeel Foundation for the Care, Treatment, and Training of Children in Need of Special Care, Mumbai, a State Nodal Agency Centre (SNAC-12, MH 04) from 19th November to 27th November 2010. This program was organized on be half of The National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

The major features of this awareness program included-
  • 10 districts viz.Talegaon, Aurangabad, Beed, Solapur, Sangli,Kolhapur, Satara, Thane, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburb were covered to create awareness.
  • On an average 15-20 NGOs participated in this program from each district.
  • The message "Do not look at their disability, Discover their abilities" along with the , National Trust's objectives and activities, UNCRPD was conveyed to large gatherings at all the 10 districts through rallies. street plays, exhibitions and speeches by professionals from the field of above mentioned disabilities.
  • The population covered was approximately 50,000 all over 10 districts.

Along with the Badhate Kadam the Research Society organized "Rural Pediatric Neurology Camp" in 6 districts of Maharashtra. The camp had eminent Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Anaita Hegde along with 2 more Pediatric Neurologists, EEG technician, Occupational Therapist and Dietician cum Nutritionist.

The aim of the medical camp was to reach out to rural population and provide them with free medical services, therapeutic & nutritional intervention, and counseling to children from birth to 20yrs of age, suffering from epilepsy or any neurological disorder. The medical camp was organized in collaboration with the Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Wadia Children's Hospital and local district partners. The districts covered included Talegaon, Solapur, Sangli & Satara

This camp could reach out to on an average 350 children and conducted MRI for 39 and EEG for 94 children.

Street Play at Market Place in Sangli
Dr. Anaita Hegde( Pediatric Neurologist) talking to patient at Sangli. Mr. Dilip Prabhulkar (Occupational Therapy)

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