Aaina organized a one day consultation as pre conclave caucus for persons with disabilities on 23rd August 2018. The program was supported by Swabhiman, SMRC, SADHANA and Odisha Vikash Conclave. OVC is a state level initiative with an objective to identify development deficits in Odisha and lay out a distinctive road map in social development areas in state.
Workshop on Kallola- Short Film Contest on Child Rights
Like every year Aaina and UNICEF partnered to organize Kallola short film contest based on Child Rights. This year's theme is Water and Children with focus on safe water. A day long work shop / interactive session with film makers who registered with Kallola, was held on the 11th of Sept 2018 at Hotel Hindustan International, Bhubaneswar. It was attended by a total of 60 participants, members of Aaina, UNICEF, resource persons and partner bodies.
Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Day: Reinforcing the rights to participate and grow
Aaina celebrated World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6 by creating awareness about the rights of people with disabilities and children with cerebral palsy. The children getting services at Aaina formed a human chain in front of a popular Mall Big Bazaar in the city. The messages on the placards spread messages on their rights and abilities. The children also participated in games organized by Aaina staff at state learning center.
Aaina successfully accredited by Credibility Alliance
Aaina has been accredited under Desirable Norms prescribed for Good Governance of Voluntary Organizations by Credibility Alliance, Credibility Alliance is a consortium of Voluntary Organizations (VOs) committed towards enhancing Accountability and Transparency in the Voluntary Sector through good Governance. Aaina has been a member of CA and the membership was successfully renewed in September 2018.
Joy of Giving
Aaina celebrated Joy of Giving Week in the month of October. Wish trees containing wishes to meet educational and developmental needs of children with disabilities were put up at prestigious corporate offices of Bharti Infratel and Tata Consultancy Services in Bhubaneswar. Bharti Infratel staff participated impressively and managed to meet almost all the wishes amounting to Rs 14500.
I can support my family better
Saraswati Nayak of Belapunji village, Bhanjanagar district was living under poor circumstances both economically and socially. She is from Schedule Caste community as well. Both husband and wife are daily laborers and barely managed to run the family. They have no land and depend upon share crops. Saraswati is one of the members of the village SHG contributing Rs20 per month which was also not able to support her family at the time of need.
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