This girls school was provided a sanitary napkin vending machine as part of our efforts to empower women and promote feminine hygiene.
For the first CC event of the year, we held a session at Sundutta School, Nana Chowk to educate vulnerable children on the difference between a "good touch" and a "bad touch". The session in-charge was IWCBB member Bharati Trivedi. At the end of the session hygience kits were distributed to 70 girls, along with an explanation on its use to maintain personal cleanliness.
Members of our Club visited the Ambatpada School at Dahanu. We met with staff and students, and distributed raincoats, schoolbags, water and stationery to 220 children
Playground equipment was provided to Sneh Sadan, a girls' orphanage.
An unbroken tradition for couple of years now, we start off each new President's year by celebrating Annapurna Day at Sangopita, the school for special children, and this year has been no different.
As is our IWCBB tradition, we kicked off the year by making a contribution to our environment with the planting of trees at our Inner Wheel Forest in Kandivali. Every drop makes an ocean, and we hope our efforts in planting this forest will provide clean air and much needed green cover for generations to come.
Another session of Good Touch, Bad Touch was the 2nd CC event, this time at S.S. Sahney school in Khar. 108 children were taught to tell the difference between a good touch and a bad touch, and how to seek help when needed.
The residents of Gurubrahmanagar in Hyderabad have no access to clean piped water. As a result, water borne diseases frequently strike the 500 families living there. It is our hope and prayet that the 15,000 water purification tablets we distributed today will help them stay healthy through the monsoon season.
A unique project where more than 100 children frm 10 th std of Colaba Municipal School had the opportunity to interact one-on-one with 22 professionals from various fields incl Army, Railways, Police and Higher Education Institutions - KJ Somaiya and SNDT, in addition to bankers, doctors, beauticians etc.
An E-Learning kit was also given to the school on thsi day, to assist their teachers. District Vice Chairman Dr Devangi Vakharia graced the occasion.
We have installed the software of the S.S.C. curriculum for E Learning boards, for standards 1st to 10th, in the Zilla Parishad School of Vankas, which has the strength of 400 children. Teachers and some students were given training on operating these teaching assistance tools.
This was a truly proud moment for our Club - the inauguration of an ambulance donated to Dayanand Hospital. This was made possible by the dedicated and untiring efforts of our PP Rajni and Spouse Bankim who found donors for the ambulance. Our heartfelt gratitude to them both.
Our sincerest thanks ro the District Executive Ccommittee Members Vidhya Subramanian, Amala Mehta, Sunita Jain, Mita Sheth, Pallavi Choksi, Madhavi Pandya and Pushpa Suryamurthy for gracing us with their presence on this occasion.
Thanks to my Past Presidents Mita, Nimisha, Rajni and Hemangi, lovely members Reepa, Smeeta Jhunjhunwala, Vinita, Krishna, Manisha Shah, Sonia, Monal, Meghana Sanghvi, Anuja Sariya, Sejal Shah and prospective member Archana for being there.
Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Bayview along with the Rotary Club of Bombay Bayview had a Mega Medical Camp at St. Elizabeth Hospital @ Malabar Hill.
Comprehensive health check-ups were conducted for over 500 people of all ages, with concessional rates for senior citizens and fully subsidised for the underprivileged.
We also had talks by doctors on various interesting health-related topics.
This Senior Citizen Project was a collaboration by 4 Inner Wheel Clubs - Bombay Bayview, Bombay Mid-Town, Bombay Hanging Garden and Mumbai Nariman Point. We arranged for 92 senior citizens residing in Matoshree Vruddhashram at Titwala to be entertained by a Singer and be provided all meals for the day. They really enjoyed the session and sang and danced with all of us.
We also gifted 8 Air Coolers for the use of the residents.
A C.C. event this Diwali Party was held at the BDD Chawl centre of Khel Khel Mein. The children were taught Rangoli step by step by a Craft Teacher, using craft paper. There was music and dancing, which the children enjoyed very much, along with snacks. Lunch boxes were distributed as Diwali gifts. It was, overall, a very "happeee-wala" feeling event!!!
IWCBB celebrated Children's Day with 50 children from the Cancer Patients' Aid Association, at Rush-an entertainment centre. They jumped about, played and danced inspite of having undergone chemotherapy treatments earlier in the day. We are grateful to have the opportunity to be able to add a little color in their very painful life.
We gave them lunch boxes, water bottles and snacks. Thanks to Smeeta Jhunjhunwala and Mallika for sponsoring the snacks and to an anonymous donor for the gifts. Our appreciation to Tanvi for event coordination and attending the event to make sure it went smoothly. A special thanks to Ruchita Chheda for suggesting the venue.
December 1st was my Moment of Pride as President of Inner wheel Club of Bayview. Along with Past Association President Bina Vyas, DISO PP Mita Sheth, CLCC Hemangi Shah, Sonal Punatar, Tanvi Parikh, Manisha Shah, Renu Parikh and spouses Manish Shah and Amit Parikh we visited the ZP School- Vanai Ambatpada.
We were given such a warm welcome. The children had lined up on 2 sides of the road and did the Lezim dance and escorted us. They did tilak and gave us fragrant hand made gajras. We were served coconut water along with local chickoos n bananas.
We performed the Saraswati puja, then the opening of the Toilet blocks, Water Station, Playground and Library took place. Bina Vyas shared a few insights on Literacy and Happy Schools in India. We gifted the children with personal hygiene kits, drawing books, crayons, shoes and socks. Snacks boxes were served by prior arrangement.
My deepest gratitude to all IWCBB members for trusting me with this big project, and a heartfelt thank you to ALL the donors for this project - please know that the smiles on the children's faces and their bright futures are because of your generosity!!
5 new students have started training for future careers in IT, at SoftPro: Sanket, Namrata Bhatkar, Pratiksha Masaye, Aarti Dyaneshwar, Jyoti Manohar. We wish them all our very best for their future!
Annapurna at Tata Memorial Hospital continues uninterrupted for the eighth year now.
Food grains were also provided to Smit Old Age Home & Sangopita School.