ABC put in a new playground in the month of December 2014. The material is more child friendly and safer. We would like to create a fence around the playground to make it safer to take the children outside to play. (Cost: almost 3 lakhs).
ABC created a small library space in a hall way space. We painted the walls with child friendly themes. Due to logistical challenges, the books/learning toys were handed out on a
rotational basis to the teachers rather than keeping them in the open shelves. This project was discontinued during building renovations. (Cost: approx. 15K)
ABC is in process of renovating the current sick room and putting in more equipment (warmer, vitals monitor, etc.), as well as hiring a pediatric nurse for special needs babies as well as children discharged from hospitals that still need to be monitored or need IV medication. (Already spent 25K)
We installed safety gates within the building to prevent children from leaving their designated areas.
ABC has brought in contractors to fix roof issues in multiple rooms. (Cost was over 30K)
ABC recently installed water filters in the kitchen and common areas. (Cost: approx.46K)
During the year, we give saris and snacks for certain festivals to encourage the ayahs. We cover all staff in both the orphanages we support.
ABC installed new wire mesh (near corridors), closed drains, and signed up for an annual contract for bug and rodent control.
A much needed open space for the toddlers of our orphanage who hardly saw daylight as they spent all their time in one room where they sleep and study...
A quickly executed project with the help of our amazing volunteers and donors.
Special thanks to the following donors/volunteers for donating financially: Anjaneya and Neeraja Reddy, Ashima Virmani, Avika Projects Pvt. Ltd., Capture Life Dental, Geetanjali Shenoy & friends Divesh Kumar and Komal Agarwal, Jyotsna V, Inner-Connect Psychological Counselling Pvt. Ltd., Reeza and Kuryan Stephanos, Lorraine Sequeira and Mala Goveas, Natasha Duggal, Prabha Bajpai (via Ritu Shukla), Ratnakar Kona, Sireesha Yadlapalli, Sunanda Reddy, Suneel Yeluru, Swetha Reddy, T.S. Chitra Nithya, T.S. Syamala Subashini, Vasundhara Sampath, Vikram and Jyothsna Govind, Vrish Consulting.
Special mention for the children of our board members who raised funds for the project: Trishika Gupta conducted dance classes in her community and donated all the funds (around 80 k) raised to this project. Nine-year-old Canishka Reddy raised over 2 lakhs from family and friends.
For donating in kind (via our Amazon wish list): Anjna Kapoor, Jaya Mehta, Priya Madhok Varma, Spandana Reddy. Other donations: Betina Ellerbak (play kitchen), Deepti Koppineedi (furniture), Sudha Raju (furniture), and Ritu Shukla (piano).
All it takes is two hands to change a baby's life...