Saturday, June 25, 2005
 

A TEST OF OUR CARE!

Now that the Tsunami victims are being looked after...we have turned our thoughts to our Gwalior operations.
There is an urgent need for care for all age groups in our region --- so we have decided to build 'Snehalaya' (Hindi for "Home --with Love") an orphanage which will eventually cater for 200.
See "Help Children of India" --- there is a link on this page --- for full details!

Sunday, April 24, 2005
 

OUR WORK IS DONE---BUT OUR NEED IS NOT!

We are happy to inform that our mobile hospital returned to Gwalior on 16th April 2005 after having worked in Tsunami affected areas in Tamil Nadu for nearly three months providing medical relief, treatment and counselling. We have spent £5000 for this work during this period benefiting about 18000 victims of Tsunami in the State of Tamil Nadu.

In addition we supplied two truck loads of medicines, medical relief supplies, gloves and masks through local NGOs working in the area. We have recognised five villages in Cuddalore district with 27 orphan children and 157 homeless women. We shall continue to help and provide for rehabilitation work and settlement of these Orphan children and homeless women there as promised with cooperation of local NGOs and may shift these children to our “SNEHALAYA”, if permitted by local authorities.

We have very limited resources and funds to fulfil these promises as our Tsunami appeal was not very successful and our applications for grants from big organisations have fallen on deaf ears so far.

We request everyone to help us in this endeavour as much you can. Every help, however small is much appreciated. For details visit www.helpchildrenofindia.org .
For more news and update see our April news letter by visiting www.zyworld.com/gchc/newsletter.htm
Saturday, April 02, 2005
 

THE NEED CONTINUES


The Boxing Day tsunami, for those of us living outside the area affected, has faded to a memory -- but to victims and those unfortunate enough have worked or resided in the affected areas, its effects still colour our lives.

The mobile hospital continues to work in the state of Tamil Nadu, the area hit hardest, and we have identified five villages heavily affected. In these a total of 27 children have been orphaned and there are 175 homeless women. The effort now is to organise vocational training and shelter for these people where they can live as a family. In due course, with training and rehabilitation, we hope they can lead normal lives independently.

Some one hundred million pounds sterling has been raised by the larger charity organisations in the UK, including the Red Cross, but our pleas for funding to help continue our mobile hospital service have , so far, fallen on deaf ears. This may cause us to gradually withdraw these services, although we do not wish to do so as the job is not yet done. But our funds can only stretch so far.

We enjoyed the services of psychiatrist Dr. Page Tench from Houston USA in March, including his workshops on 'How to Deal with Psychic Trauma and Grief' and 'Dynamics of Child Abuse'. We have also been fortunate  to have a visiting UN volunteer, Ms Annalize Vitzoen working on a documentary film about our work. It will be used for publicity and to spread the news of our work, our needs and our ongoing efforts on behalf of the poor, the needy and sick of India.

Although the world's attention has moved elsewhere, the need in Tamil Nadu continues.


Friday, February 18, 2005
 

OUR RELIEF WORK CONTINUES

Dr. Sharma tells about the latest news from the field "Our mobile hospital with team of specialists and volunteers continues to work in Tsunami affected areas esp. Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Pondicherry providing medical care and counselling services to the people there. We have contributed £5000 towards relief work and providing medical services in these areas benefiting about 60000 people in these areas and work continues till it is required there.


We had recognised five villages in Cuddalore district for rehabilitation of 27 orphan children there and 146 women made homeless without any means of support. We were hoping to start vocational training for these women with accommodation for them and these children with aims that they will live together as a family and can gradually become independent by themselves. However we cannot take on this work for lack of funds at present."

Thursday, February 17, 2005
 

Our mobile hospital and team of volunteers at work in the S. India tsunami affected region.
Monday, January 31, 2005
 

GWALIOR CHILDRENS HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS WORK ON TSUNAMI RELIEF

HERE'S THE LATEST ON OUR WORK IN TAMIL NADU:
Dr. Sharma says: "Our mobile hospital is involved there in providing medical care and counselling services as required and these needs to continue for some more time. We have identified 15 villages for rehabilitation work there, but we can’t undertake this till we have funds to provide for this work. Till then we shall continue with present services and trying to organise for a temporary Orphanage there for 50 children from these villages as pledged or shift these children to Gwalior whatever feasible in
due course of time."

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