We Thank all the individual and Institutional Donors who gave generously from the bottom of our hearts and for the faith they had in our efforts. We are still continuing with or efforts in rehabilitation and shall need to do so for some more time to come.
The 20 ladies of Mancombu, Kerala are an enterprising lot ! They got in toch with us after seeing the local news on TV that Kinder Trust / WZO Trust is distributing relief material. We checked out that these families were very badly affected because they live on the back waters and prone to flooding. Apart form giving them a months supply of food, daily necessities and mattresses etc. They were happy to start a self help centre in the tailoring shop that was completely destroyed. Kinder Trust reconditioned some machines bought new machines, equipment and furniture and that saw the birth of NANMA SWAYAM SAHAYA. Inaugurated on 28 December 2018, the enthusiasm was great . We wish the young entrepreneurs great success to keep working in the face of so much adversity!
Kinder Trust had sponsored 10 BOTTLES OF HOPE made by the children of UDHAVI ( school for children with special needs) with assistance of volunteers, so as to give them some training, some earnings and a sense of pride and confidence .
The initiative has been started by Jehan Sethna of Coonoor with an aim to save the environment by using old bottles, help tribals and villagers struggling with power issues, students in hamlets and people with disabilities. Kinder Trust is happy to partner with UDHAVI and Jehan Sethna for distribution of the lamps for this wonderful scheme.
Kinder Trust was invited by the Sarva shiksha Abhiyan of Nilgiris to a celebration for the children with disabilities and facilitated for the assistance given to the day care centre.
There after, Kinder Trust distributed 21 woolen blankets to the children of the day care centre.
The next day Kinder Trust distributed 35 woolen blankets to the School students of UDHAVI a school run for children with special needs.
4 Blankets were distributed to Tribal children with disability
As a gesture of goodwill, Zoroastrians worldwide donated generously to WZO Trust, for the people who were badly affected. The WZO Trusts and Kinder Trust teamed up and got into action to bring succor to the worst affected. Field visits were made by Diana Bharucha, Kinder Trust and team of volunteers to Kerala and Kodagu to ascertain the damage and check out the ground realities, requirements and distributed aid personally.
Amazingly, every religious institution, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, along with volunteers came forward to assist Kinder Trust in distributing relief! At times volunteers had to even trek over difficult terrain with relief material to be delivered to remote areas where roads were washed away.
A total of 8 tons of Rice, 3 tons of lentils, 2.5 tons of Sugar, 1700 liters of cooking oil, tea, salt, sambar powder, Tooth brushes / tooth paste , Mosquito coils, phenyl bottles, cleaning brushes, swivel mops with buckets, solar lamps with cell phone charging facility for people living in remote areas, Gas geysers for children at shelters, batteries, Buckets, Water filter, nightdresses, Jackets, Children’s clothing, Lungis, T shirts for men, saris, Petty coats, blouses, Bed sheets, Blankets, Towels, Under garments, Mattresses, Sets of Vessels, dettol, bleaching powder, hand soap, washing soap were distributed . A total of 1800 families we assisted with supplies for a month.
Apart from aid in the form of supplies, medical camps were conducted at six severely affected districts of Kerala with the help of volunteer Doctors, villagers and a Old Boys Alumnus of a School in Thrissur. More than 600 patients were treated. As the threat of leptospirosis epidemic outbreak was looming, medical aid was imperative. More than 600 patients were attended to and medication supplied free of cost with the help of 3 Doctor Volunteers .
70,000 Doxycycline tablets were donated as a preventive measure for door to door distribution by Asha workers where a few people had already died of Rat fever.
In mid April Kinder Trust was approached to help the grandson of a road sweeper with operating his eye that was injured due to an accident involving a pencil point breaking in it.
After consultation at two eye hospitals, the child Troy, was admitted to Lions Super Specialty Hospital Bangalore on 25 April ’18 for eye lens implant to save his eye and stop negative effect on the other eye. Kinder Trust thanks our volunteer and Donor Minakshi Prabhu to bring the child to our attention and to even donate towards the entire surgery cost. Many thanks also to the BW Lions Club super specialty Hospital to do a major surgery at a subsidized cost. We wish Troy happy vision for a lifetime …….
In end March ’18 , we found a sweet 10 year old girl from Coonoor Government School who had to shift from one government school to another as she suffers from incontinence and as such cannot control her bladder.
Presently admitted in the girls hostel at Mount Pleasant. with the assistance from Dr.Bharathy the child was taken to consultation at Coimbatore and has been prescribed medication for the time being. Kinder Trust has accepted to provide the medication for this child till such time further intervention is needed .
Friends , Good news ! Ameer was operated again successfully on 9 April ’18, he is in pain but always claiming he is fine ! No doubt, very happy to see his legs straightened, some thing he had not imagined since birth and a day closer to his being able to walk. Something we take so casually, is one of his and his parents’ greatest dream . Kinder Trust would like to thank Ganga Hospital , Dr Balaji PRO and Dr Venkatdas pediatric ortho surgeon in particular for their assistance & generosity. Their competence gives Kinder Trust the zest and encouragement to keep on with the objectives of the trust.
Ameer, our sweet, smart and ever optimistic young patient of spastic triplegia was admitted to Ganga Hospital Coimbatore, again on 06.04.18 for the second and final operation to enable him to walk! His plaster from the 1st operation was cut and he is under very painful physiotherapy. Unfortunately, it seems this operation is not eligible to be paid for by the Govt. Health insurance (as in the case of the 1st operation ) and the concessional cost of this operation is at quoted Rs.80,000 to be paid by 10th April 2018.
Kinder Trust, appeals for donations for this operation and shall be obliged to accept donations of any amount. Kindly contact 9880433711 for further detail. Our bank details are in the donation page . Please do inform if you make a donation. Only Indian citizens can make a donation.
Was operated on 5th April for the second operation to lift the eyelid and discharged on 7th April ’18. His sutures were removed and he is on his way to recovery . His single mother and grandmother are happy to see their child’s eye disability corrected . Many thanks to Aravind Eye Foundation that is the succor for may a needy person. Dr Bharathy and Sai Saranya . We wish Abdul a great vision in life ahead ! This active boy is now happily playing and recovered , much to the joy of the mother and grandmother .