Catalysts for Social Action

CSA Newsletter | Volume 36 | January – 2017

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About Catalysts for Social Action

AFFECXN (Read: AFFECTION), is a Newsletter published by Catalysts for Social Action (CSA). Established in September 2002, Catalysts for Social Action (CSA) is a Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to the cause of child welfare and rehabilitation for children living in orphanages.

India is home to approximately 20 million Orphan children, i.e. the highest in the world. Most of these children struggle to survive and very often end up being trafficked or pushed into illegal works. Less than 3% end up in adoption agencies or orphanages.

CSA believes every child who has reached an institution should be nurtured till he/she grows to be a happy and contributing member of society. We believe that adoption is the best form of child rehabilitation and every eligible child, should be given the opportunity to have a loving and caring family. Where adoption is not possible, the child should be brought-up in a well-run Orphanages with “family like care”.

After the child turns 18 years of age, the aftercare support must continue till he/she is capable of decent livelihood and independent living. This way, we can and must make a life altering difference to the children and by doing so, stop the cycle of poverty and deprivation for them.

We partner with 60+ agencies (adoption agencies and child care institutions/orphanages) across the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. Around 3200+ children benefit through our interventions.

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Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) - January 2017

The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, abbreviated as SCMM, is an annual international marathon held in Mumbai, India, on the third Sunday of January every year. It is the largest marathon in Asia as well as the largest mass participation sporting event on the continent.

This year the 14th edition of this mega event was held on 15th January 2017. CSA and our supporters have been participating in the SCMM since several years and this year too, we had close to 50 supporters spreading awareness about CSA! Some glimpses from the event...

CSA's 12th Annual Fundraiser held on 16th October 2016!

Every year, an annual fundraiser event is held to build awareness around CSA's work & also raise funds. This event was to raise funds for the 'Bridge to Livelihood' program.

It was a gala event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai on 16th October 2016. Highlights included a Dance Drama by children from a CCI, Art Auction of exquisite art pieces from some of India's finest artists & a finale Fashion Walk conceptualized and presented by Farhana Vohra which celebrated the Mother Child relation. Madhoo Shah (actress), Rhea Pillai (Model) & several others walked the ramp in support of CSA.

Our Chief Guest - Dr. Sonia Sethi, IAS (Additional Director General of Foreign Trade) and Guest of Honor - Maharaj Kumari Mahima Kumari, Queen of Mewar and Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Bakshi (MD and CEO, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance) graced the occasion and lit the lamp to inaugurate the fundraiser.

All in all, the entire fundraiser received positive feedback and support from our well wishers!

Become a Catalyst with us!

We have a long way to go before we can truly say that sustainable, value based care and support is being provided to children in adoption agencies and orphanages.

CSA believes in the highest standards of governance and transparency and will share project specific information with you.

We invite you to support our cause in the form of individual or corporate donations / sponsorships. Kindly get in touch with us for further information on donation options available.

You can engage with us in the following ways:

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