Celebration for the cause was the flavour of the month of October. CCDT celebrated week-long Daan Utsav (celebration of giving) by reaching out to people with the message of spreading the smile. We partnered in celebrating digital health week, a global coalition of leading organization came together to champion digital health for Universal Health Care. We made the festival of light Diwali brighter for our children at shelter home and communities with fun activities. Innovative contemporary theme of celebrating nature for health was taken up by Hope on wheels team in Vikramgad taluka in tribal districts of Palghar.
Our theme of participation was helping children in crisis. This year we had stalls in Indian Oil petrol pump in BKC and Sakinaka metro station in Mumbai. Curious commuters, facility center staff and leisure travellers stepped in to know more about us, the issue and how they can help. All donors and supporters of the cause posed with the smiley stickers on their fingers. The weeklong wonderful celebration helped to generate awareness, participation, and resources.
Spreading the smile during festival time
Festival month of Navratri and Diwali brings lot of joy. Our ChildLine team members distributed pamphlets and made awareness outreach in Navratri gatherings in different part of the Mumbai and its adjoining areas. We spread the joy of festival by sharing hand-made greetings card prepared by children of Residential Care Programme (RCP) with our stakeholders like police and, ICDS officials.
Embracing new and emerging digital technology for universal health care
Last year we partnered with the global movement of Digital Health Week. CCDT took a pledge of commitment for actively facilitating the initiative. This year, during digital health week (9-16th Oct) we shared a status update on our journey using digital technologies in our projects.
Innovative initiative by Project “Hope On Wheels” in Vikramgad (Palghar District)
Our Hope on wheels project team, associated with the nutritional aspect of pregnant woman and lactating mother for first 1000 days of care of children, did something basic but innovative. A road side exhibition of essential herbs and leaves available locally was not only unique but also a sustainable approach towards nutrition. Locals found it very useful and interesting.
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