In collaboration with the Forbes Marshall Giving Circle, Mitr – A Friend Indeed, organised an activity session for the children with special needs at Mahavir Nivasi Matimand Vidyalay on Wednesday the 12th of August 2015.
Mahavir Nivasi Matimand Vidyalay is a residential school at Loni Kalbhor, that caters to 47 underprivileged children with special needs and aims at bringing up these children in an enriching environment.
At the previous session at MNMV, the children enjoyed finger printing, cloth dyeing and paper crushing techniques. This time, the day started off with an introduction session, followed by a paper craft session. Mitr volunteers Darlene Mascarenhas, Anam Shaikh and Amrita Gopal assisted the children in making simple origami flowers. The activity chosen was challenging for the children but many of them did manage the folds and made some beautiful flowers.
This activity session was a part of the “Rice and Wheat Bucket Challenge” – an initiative introduced in collaboration with the Forbes Marshall Giving Circle, that aims at providing underprivileged children with food grains – a basic necessity of life.
Through this initiative, we were able to provide Mahavir Nivasi Matimand Vidyalay with 3 kilos of powdered turmeric, 4 kilos of powdered cumin, 7 kilos of red beans, 7 kilos of white beans, 7 kilos of green gram, 7 kilos of matki, 7 kilos of peas, 10 kilos of groundnuts, 35 kilos of moong dal, 35 kilos of tur dal, 55 kilos of sugar, 60 kilos of poha, 60 litres of soyabean oil, 200 kilos of rice and 210 kilos of wheat needed for the months of June, July, August and September 2015.
Heartfelt gratitude to Bina Joshi of Forbes Marshall for attending the session and to the Forbes Marshall Giving Circle who contributed towards making this initiative a success!