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.
As part of optimal child rehabilitation, CSA facilitates Adoptions in the country; we work with existing adoption agencies in rural areas to facilitate the quality, speed and number of adoptions in India. We have successfully facilitated over 250+ adoptions in India, so far. We believe that Adoption is the best form of child rehabilitation and our intention is to ensure that every adoptable child should find a home.
For many children, adoption is not possible and they grow up in a Child Care Institution. We believe that every such child should have a healthy and wholesome environment and be supported all the way till they become confident and independent individuals. With this objective, we support a number of child care institutions in the areas of Infrastructure support, Health & Hygiene, Nutrition, Education and Vocational skills activities. CSA not only cares but also goes beyond, thus, enabling children to be self-sufficient and become contributing members of society.
We currently make to make a valuable difference to 3200+ children across 60+ child care institutions in 4 states that we support.
We have successfully facilitated over 250+ adoptions in India, so far.
We continue to make a valuable difference to 3100+ children across 60+ child care institutions in 4 states that we support.
Geographical areas of operations
We work in 4 states of India. Our journey started in Maharashtra and now we work with child care institutions in Goa, Odisha & Madhya Pradesh.
CSA’s WORK IN Financial Year 2014-15:
Helpline – answering queries and advice - Approx. 1550+ inquiries handled
36 Adoptions Facilitated (referring parents to AA’s)
Transfer of 6 children from Orphanages to Adoption Agencies
Study done in Kalahandi district, Odisha in 21 Orphanages / 835 children
Support to Children in Orphanages
WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene)
Toilet & bathroom construction – 89 benefitting 2300+ children
Safe drinking water - water purifiers provided to 22 orphanages benefitting 800+ children
Other infrastructure work – Building & painting dormitories, seepage prevention, electrical work, kitchen renovation, drainage system, playground, library etc. benefitting 1850+ children
Hygiene Kits distributed (twice a year) – 2650+ kits distributed (twice a year)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, 6 bath soaps, 6 washing soaps
- Sanitary napkins for older girls
Awareness sessions done – 2700+ children attended
- Personal hygiene & dental care, Importance of hand washing, Skin care etc.
- Also did a session on Safe and Unsafe touch
Health & Nutrition
Two health checkups a year - 2700+ children underwent checkups two times
- Physical, Dental, Eye, ENT
- BMI check
Treatments done - 700+ children treated
Supplementary nutrition provided (fruits, milk, pulses, soya etc.) OR 4th meal provided (either breakfast or evening snack – poha, upma, sattu, ladoos of groundnut & jaggery) - Supplementary nutrition for 30+ orphanages & AA’s / 780+ children
Providing school fees, uniforms, books and stationery - 1300+ benefitted
Appointment of Tuition teachers - 33 teachers appointed / 550+ children benefitted
Pilot in 3 orphanages (last year)
- Tuition teachers training - 25 teachers across MP and Maharashtra
- Life skills sessions developed & conducted - 72 hours of training / 190+ adolescent children
· Critical Thinking
· Communication and Collaboration
· Pre and post assessments (language and math + life skills)
Vocation & Exit
Prepare a Child Care Plan-CCP (understanding the history, education level, strengths and weaknesses) along with the trustee, caretakers and the child - CCP done for 700+
Vocation Trainings conducted (Kohinoor, JSS etc.) - 700+ children trained (tailoring, motor mechanic, beautician etc.)
New service - After care support after the child crosses 18 years (further studies, hostel, transport, apprentice, job opportunities etc.) - 5 children supported
Juvenile Justice Act Audit - done in 43 orphanages
Coaching CCI staff on the JJ Act - 35+ 0rphanage staff coached
Staffing (manager, caseworker, caretakers, cooks) - 25 staff provided benefitting 1000+ children
Recreation & Fun Activities
Fun activities & festival celebrations - 2800+ children participated