Sunday, August 16, 2009

Give your time to children in hospital

A lovely initiative which touched my heart, given the number of times my son has been hospitalised and being a first hand witness of the sheer difficulty of keeping a child entertained in hospital and in good spirits. Thanks Chandni, once again for this one:
*Children's Storyteller Program for Little Patients in Hospitals*
All of us have grown up reading a book or stories for kids at some point or other during our childhood days. Even today, many of us can't forget some of the best stories which we had read or heard during those days when we were kids.Also, every one of us will agree that those stories read by us during our childhood have made an enormous impact in making us what we are today as
grown ups...
*Uday Foundation's Storyteller Program *
Our storyteller program is an immersion program that offers volunteers story telling and book reading opportunities for students, professionals, celebrities and anyone to read stories to little patients at bedside of children ward in the hospital.The storytelling sessions will help little patients, and their families, take their minds off the clinical setting of the hospital and their treatments.
Our main aim is to helps children, adolescents and their families to maintain a normal living and minimise fears and anxieties during hospitalisation.
Our purpose is to explore and promote the use of storytelling in healing. It is indeed a very tough for little kids to spend the time in the hospital environment. With the support of our storyteller volunteers, we wish to bring little smile to these little kids with the stories to inspire, nurture and heal.
Apart from story telling our volunteers will also organise different activities such as drawing, singing, playing games, performing plays etc
*So what are you waiting for, Join us today *
You don't need to be an expert to help our child. All you need is just an hour out of your busy schedule. Pls write to us
<>with your basic details like Name, Cell No. and City (initially our Storytellers Program is planned for Hospitals in Delhi and Mumbai only)
*Book Donors *
We wish to establish small libraries in children hospitals with variety of children's books including panchtantra, age old classics, comics, some basic school books or  you may send any new children's book of your choice. Pls write to us at <> with " Book Donor" in subject line.
*Hospitals *
We are already in touch with children wards of both private and government hospitals. Response is over whelming. If you wish to add your pediatric ward in our Storyteller Program or if you would like to suggest a hospital to us, Pls write to us <> . with "Hospital" in the subject line.

*The Uday Foundation for Congenital
Defects and Rare Blood Groups*
Flat No.2, 1st Floor, B-36, Panchsheel Vihar,
Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 110017
Telefax : 9650518703, 9650518704
Email :

1 comment:

Chandni said...

My pleasure, as always!