Sona Sarovar Trust
Focus: Health, Children and Youth
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THE debilitating effects of hunger and malnourishment on young children cannot be overstated. Help Sona Sarovar Trust fund nutrition-packed foods to their class of 50 TB-prone kids for a whole year.
WITH 71% of Mumbai’s slum children found to be stunted – an indicator of malnutrition – compared to the national average of 47%, it is a problem SST can’t ignore. So all minors at their evening classes are medically examined for deficiencies, especially anaemia, and given vitamin, calcium and iron tablets as prescribed. A daily glass of milk and snacks of sprouts, dates, energy bars and bananas are part of the nutrition regime. SST also organise free medical camps for the slum dwellers.
KEEN to make Anand Nagar a model slum, SST have started initiatives to make it a clean, green place. Choked drains are being de-clogged, local women are making bags and cards from waste paper to supplement their income, and during the summer vacation walls will be painted and plastic bottles recycled as pots to create greenery. The children have also worked at making their classroom look good. This positively affects their mood and promotes good habits of order, cleanliness and hygiene.
Ms. Sona works tirelessly and with complete dedication, integrity, and joy. Even being 70 plus young she is ever ready to attend and address the needs of her extended family living in the slum.
I have polio in both legs. We had no money for treatment. For 22 years I couldn’t stand on my own feet. We asked Sona Sarovar for help. Thanks to them after two weeks in hospital I walked out on my own on crutches. It was the happiest day of my life!
I volunteered for 18 months - one of my most cherished experiences. I got to know a different world, working with kids who appreciate every little gift they get. I thought I’d teach kids, but they taught me the valuable lesson of being thankful and happy.
Goodness is contagious. This trust is spreading goodness. Be it education for slum children, drinking water for villages or medical facilities for the needy. There’s a strong sense of social responsibility in their work. I’m happy to contribute to it.
- Sona Kumar Managing Trustee
- Priya Kumar Trustee
- Chandrakant P Doshi Trustee
- Pravin Sanghvi Trustee
- Vijay Joshi Trustee