decades of commitment towards holistic development in healthcare, education, community services and child welfare for the less privileged.
Making a difference
The Inner Wheel Club, Achievers donated a cheque to buy an A/C for our Pharmacy. They also donated 2 wheelchairs to physically handicapped children. Rahul Singh, in the photograph, is the son of Vijay Singh who works in the DCWA as a pantry and laundry boy.
Another success story: Shubham Jana aged 4. An autistic child who hid behind his mother when he came, today sits independently and now recognizes the Alphabet.
Yesterday he said “Hello Papa”‘ for the first time in 4 years to his father, who is posted out of town. His father broke into tears…
Maanvi is 3 years old. She had articulation problems, did not speak clearly, and her voice was low-pitched. After taking speech therapy sessions for almost 2 months at the Learning Centre, she can now speak clearly and loudly.
Ankita Joshi, who passed out from the Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association play center and was sponsored by the DCWA right from Nursery to Masters in Political Science. She currently also teaches at the DCWA tutorial center. She comes from a family of five and her father, who is a salesman, is the only earning member. She is aiming for civil services and for that she needed to join coaching classes, which she could not afford. DCWA members, along with the Rotary Club of West Delhi were able to collect funds for her to get into the best academies in Delhi and we are happy to announce that Ankita has been admitted to Avyan IAS Academy.
Sanjeev Kant Soni
Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev Kant Soni, a teacher, a philanthropist and a humanitarian chanced upon the DCWA, in October 2019. He brought his ex-students, now tutors and government employees, with him to visit the DCWA Medical Centre and opened a bank account for them to collectively contribute ten percent of their monthly salary. As a result, we now receive a very generous one lakh rupees from this account every month. He says, “With this gesture, I have earned happiness beyond what words can describe.”
Rajinder Arora, who was in a wheelchair is now walking without help. He has also donated a water cooler to DCWA.
Daughter of a household plumber, she started as a toddler in the DCWA pre-nursery. Consistently assisted by a scholarship from the centre, she completed her schooling from Balvant Rai Mehta Vidya Bhavan and then went ahead to study Philosophy from the highly reputed Lady Shri Ram College of Delhi University. After completion of her Master’s Degree, she is now preparing for her B.Ed. entrance examination. Continuing the spirit of giving back, Shagun regularly volunteers at the DCWA learning centre.
The son of a salesman in a small local fabrication unit, Tabish came to DCWA when he was in class 1. On a scholarship from DCWA, he completed his Class 12 with 91% and is today a student of B.Tech. in Jamia Millia Islamia. He recently scored 93% in his second year of college.
Rajendra is a five-year-old who was diagnosed with microcephaly at birth. When he arrived at the DCWA centre, he was not able to even stand without assistance. After a thorough examination at IHIF, the doctors diagnosed problems with fine motor skills, manipulation skills and spasticity in the right hand. Rajendra underwent four months of occupational therapy at the rehab centre, and today he has the ability to pick up his toys, stand up and walk independently.
Two-year-old Arav came to the centre with complaints of no response to external stimuli and fear of crowded places. On examination, it was discovered that he had low registration, tactile defensiveness and hyperactivity. After comprehensive sensory integration therapy for one month, he now responds to external stimuli including eye contact, has started vocalising, and there is also a discernible improvement in socialisation.
Our annual fundraiser was a huge success and saw enthusiastic participation from International and Indian brands. More than 40 countries and 120 stalls holders came together to support us in our cause and make a difference.