VISHNUBHAI AMIN ORPHAN AND DESTITUTE PROJECT
Primary Education… The Right of every Child
United Way Baroda (UWB) with the support from funds donated by Shri Vishnubhai Amin, a philanthropist, is providing educational and overall development support to orphans and destitute primary school children of Vadodara every year. The project has been undertaken since 2006 and implemented till date. Every year about 400-500 children are identified and supported.
1. Educational material distributed
2. Birthdays and Festivals celebrated
3. Educational tours organized
4. Recreational activities undertaken
5. Health care and nutritional services provided
Kit Distribution program (2017)
The educational kit distribution was held on 10th August, 2017 at Vanijya Bhavan – Race Course, Vadodara. A total of 719 Orphan and Destitute children study in 104 different municipal corporation schools were provided educational kit comprising of necessary educational material like Rain coat, Sandal, school bag, note books, text books, dictionary, tiffin box, water bag, geometric box, & various other stationery items required for the entire academic year. This year United Way Baroda even showed students a small Bhawai educating them for cleanness and how to use the education kit given to them. Smt. Meenaba Parmar- Chairman, Nagar Prathmik Sikshan Samiti, was Chief Guest for the event and she graced the occasion. Mr. Shivinder Singh Chawla, Chairman, Mr. Amit Goradia- Trustee, and Mr. Pinakin Shah-Trustee, United Way Baroda presided over the ceremony.
New Year Celebration (2017)
This Year 148 children from 16 Nagar Prathmik Sikshan Samiti schools were approached for knowing their wishes. Christmas tree and donation box was placed in Koch Chemical Technology Group India Pvt. Ltd., Savli. The staff and workers of the company came forward to fulfill the wishes of the children. The wishes of 67 children were fulfilled by staff and workers of the company and remaining were supported by United Way Baroda.
The gift distribution programme was held on 3th January 2017 at Inorbit Mall, Vadodara. Mrs. Ranjanben Bhatt Member of Parliament was the Chief Guest. Mr.Jatin Parikh Managing Director, Koch Chemical Technology Group India Pvt. Ltd.,was Guest of honor. Mr.Keyur Rokadiya, Chairman, Nagar Prathmik Sikshan Samiti was also present for the event. The children received the gift of their choice ranging from Indoor Game, Football, Carrom board, Uniform Sweeter to blanket, Remote Car and so on. The Children were surprised to receive the gifts of their choice. The joy was visible on their faces in form of smiles.