Process of screening patients needing dilatation at the Eye Foundation for necessary treatment and/or prescription glasses as the case may be to be distributed at the spectacle camp to be held shortly
Kinder Trust Participated in the World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) , conference in Bangalore @ Clarks hotel from 15 to 18 December ’17. The theme this year was “Social Entrepreneurship” Kinder Trust was asked to speak about it’s activities at the event. In the true spirit of Zoroastrianism, we got such an overwhelming response, from the members of Hong Kong, Mumbai, USA, India, appreciating the work and wanting to help Kinder Trust in any way. It brought me to tears of joy!
Requested for a vehicle that can be used to ferry Children with disability to school and also double up as an emergency vehicle to take patients to Hospital, looks like we should get it soon ..
On 5 December ’17. Kinder Trust had an interaction with the parents / guardians of the Government day care center Coonoor, where there are 20 children with moderate to severe disability attending. There is a new physiotherapist, a speech therapist, special trainers and staff to attend to the children. Kinder trust gave cash gifts to all the children on the occasion of World day for differently abled persons.
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiya (SSA) a central government project held a celebration of “World Day for the Differently abled “on Monday 4th Dec . Kinder Trust was invited and offered cake to all the 100 children present. Some of the children danced and many sang along . The officials also joined clapping with the beat!
Kinder Trust Spectacles camp had to be postponed due to cyclonic storm in Nilgiris on 3 Dec, but we went ahead with the celebration of International day for people with disabilities at Priya colony, Keradamattam. Kodanad. This is a colony where houses were provided to people with disabilities by the Government and we are planning to start a training cum self help center here shortly.
Kinder Trust participated in Maatram an Eco exhibition at Ooty organized by the Rotary Club of Ooty and MOB on 30Nov and 1 Dec 2017 . There was very good inquiry for cloth and newspaper bags . The seed pens also generated great interest. The district Collector inaugurated the event.
Friends, good news! A 12 year old boy from Coonoor, son of a roadside cap seller at Ooty market, suffering from Spastic triplegia who was unable to move around or stand, unable to straighten his knees, but otherwise very attentive, has been taking 3 months treatment from the very competent physiotherapist Mr.Venketesh sent by Mr. Clement of Kinder Trust, has shown remarkable improvement. From 180 degrees to 0 ! We aim to make him first walk with a walker and send him to a hostel / school as per his wishes. He wants to make news paper bags to while his time now. Poor child, the physiotherapist said he screamed and cried with pain during the sessions, but kept telling the physiotherapist to go ahead as he really wants to walk …. Just can’t wait to see it .
Visit to Keradamattum village,Kodanad, Nilgiris , where we are planning to start a tailoring training center as well as a newspaper bag making for the specially abled persons / weaker sections of society. This training should help them gain confidence along with some income . Kinder Trust seeks donations from well wishers, friends and corporate companies.
This couple Manigandan and Puspa are from Uppatty near Gudalur, Nilgiris, were found at the Nilgiris collector’s office by Mr.Satyamoorthy (of the Hindu) while the couple was giving a petition for self employment loan and for a vehicle to the collector.
Manigandan was born after his father passed away, he was brought up by his grandmother and his uncle and studied in Erode. While working in Tiruppur in a factory he went for a training to Pondicherry, there he met Puspa who is partially blind, they fell in love and got married 5 months ago.
Unfortunately, Manigandan was advised by the doctor, not to work in Tiruppur as he was allergic to textile dust and had started wheezing. Hence, Manigandan had to come back to Gudalur. As of now he is without as job and wanted the collector to help him so that he is not a burden on anybody.
At the collectors office they were asked to meet the concerned Department officer and to go to his office, but they did not have the money for an auto to go there, they had only enough money to return back to Gudalur, so they could not go to meet the department officer. It was touching to see Pushpa carry her husband like a child and walking although she herself cannot see.
Kinder Trust along with Mr.Satyamoorthy are helping them financially and to assist them get the Aawin milk booth assured by the collector along with a vehicle. Those willing to help this couple in any way, may please get in touch with Kinder Trust at 9880433711 or 8903769949
Rxxxka is a patient of Filariasis and is at present unemployed for many months because of her condition, she under employed for many years. She has been a masonry helper for a while carrying stuff at building sites etc. her husband sits with a token at Bedford Coonoor, waiting for some coolie job lifting tea sacks etc. but she says that now he gets less work. They have a son who has no job and not with them. The only saving grace is the daughter for whom funds were raised from various places to put her through nursing school and she is working @ Kuppaswamy Hospital Coimbatore as a trainee for the last year . Kinder Trust has agreed to pay for her treatment in Kerala where there is some machine treatment which gives relief. However, there is NO CURE only relief for this disease. Apparently doctors have said that with the machine treatment she will see a huge improvement in her filariasis. It is an on going treatment every six to eight months or so. We look forward to donations of any amount from Indian citizens (especially from the Nilgiris) for helping her. Please call for further details or queries.