Support differently abled kids with medical care that can help them become independent by Delhi Council for Child Welfare

Support differently abled kids with medical care that can help them become independent


Hajira new life as a future beautician has just begun

Hajira is a 13-year old girl. She lives in Bijnore, Uttar Pradesh. Her father works as a carpenter and earns Rs.10,000 ($138) per month. He is the only breadwinner in a family of seven.

She used to walk with both feet turned inwards and downwards. Her family was unaware of how to help her and so till she was 13 she lived with this condition. She had discontinued school and was living a life with no hope of any future.

Her father came to know about the DCCW Orthopaedic centre in Janakpuri through a well wisher.

She was assessed by the surgeon and diagnosed with bilateral Neglected Congenital Talipo Equino Varus which is commonly known as clubfoot. The necessary lab tests were conducted at the Orthopaedic centre. She was then recommended for corrective surgery

She had to undergo multiple corrective surgeries which was done in several stages.

The doctors and nursing staff provided her with exemplary post-operative care. The physiotherapists gave her extensive therapy and active assistive exercises. She was also given special shoes which by DCCW.

With the hard work and dedication of the doctors and therapists she began to able to walk with the help of special shoes.

Hajira was also given counselling on her future.

Hajira's life changed after her recovery. On her counsellor's advice, she joined DCCW's Vocational Training program where she attends the beauty culture course. She is continuing her studies as a student of Class V as well.

The newly-confident Hajira is an example of how a little helping hand can change lives.

With a little support from you, children like Hajira can be supported to overcome their disability and rewrite their future.

You can help children with disability across low income homes get the medical help that they need to find their independence. You can donate so that they can hope to build a better life for themselves and their families. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.


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About The Program

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Program Description

DCCW's mobile orthopaedic program provides surgeries, workshops as well as Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for underprivileged children inflicted by polio or other disabilities in their limbs around the National Capital Region, India

Donations to this program will cover the cost of the surgeries, pre and post operative care and required for children at the Orthopaedic Centre

DCCW started a mobile orthopaedic programme in 1987 to carry orthopaedic services to the doorsteps of children inflicted by polio or other disabilities in their limbs. It went on to grow into a fully-equipped Orthopaedic Centre in Janakpuri.

Today the services available at the Orthopaedic Centre include:

Surgery: Orthopaedic surgeons assess the children in weekly OPDs and conduct corrective surgeries.

Pre- and post-operative care: Separate wards for boys and girls where pre-surgery tests, post-operative recovery and follow-up treatment is done.

In-house Workshop for Aids: The orthotics workshop manufactures aids and appliances which are provided to the children as recommended by the doctor.

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy: Physiotherapy is available both to patients in the wards as well as those attending OPD.

The Outreach Program was started in 1993 to address the large needs of children who were coming to the the Orthopaedic Centre are from neighbouring states.

The program further extended orthopaedic services into the rural areas in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, bordering Delhi.

Camps are conducted in collaboration with local authorities and NGOs to assess patients and organise their treatment and follow-ups. Patients requiring surgery are referred to the Orthopaedic Centre.

Children are measured for aids and appliances at the camps, which are then supplied to them through the local NGO.

When you donate to this program you can help an underprivileged disabled child walk independently, hope for a life they can otherwise they cannot dream of.

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About The NGO

Delhi Council for Child Welfare
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Delhi Council for Child Welfare

Delhi Council for Child Welfare started its work to provide care to the displaced, lost or abandoned children in the riots surrounding the Partition of India. It is an NGO that now provides services to the underprivileged children of Delhi and the neighboring regions to promote their health, development, economic and social wellbeing.

The most well-known programme of DCCW is Palna, home for the abandoned, homeless and destitute children. At Palna, infants arrive in a precarious state of health and the best possible medical care is given to them. It is a home to those children whose parents relinquish them or surrendered to them by the Police. DCCW works towards creating awareness on matters of basic health and hygiene, nutrition, pre-natal and post-natal maternal and childcare to the women in rural areas and urban slums. They also conduct programmes aimed at the education of children from underprivileged families.

The Orthopaedic Centre set by DCCW provides a complete range of rehabilitation services to physically disabled children, especially those affected by polio. More than 9,000 surgeries have been performed up to date and 25000 children have been fitted with polio aids. Their mission is to give every child the childhood they deserve.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sandhya Bhalla

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Mentally challenged | children

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Delhi Council for Child Welfare has

provided quality care to 2192 children in OPDs of hospitals

last audited
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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
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Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 July, 2020

Comprehensive Rehabilitation facilities at the Orthopaedic centre


Comprehensive Rehabilitation facilities at the Orthopaedic centre

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Our Orthopedic programme at Janakpuri provides total rehabilitation to physically challenged children from under-privileged families. Services provided include OPD, Surgery, ward-care, aids, therapies (physio, speech, occupational), counselling and vocational training. We have an in-house workshop to make the necessary aids and appliances. Over the last couple of years, we have seen a slow decline in the number of children coming to our centre for surgery as government services and centres have become more prevalent and accessible. However the demand for therapies has actually seen an increase.

19 November, 2019

Appropriate care and support being provided


Appropriate care and support being provided

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22 July, 2019


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Program Update

Our Orthopaedic Centre in Janakpuri, West Delh, has been operating since 1991 and provides a complete range of rehabilitation services to physically disabled children from under-privileged families, especially those affected by polio and cerebral palsy. The focus is on rehabilitation of children with limb deformities. Children come to us from areas all around Delhi, including a lot of children of migrant labour. The services include surgery, physiotherapy, fitment of aids and appliances, all available under one roof and virtually free of cost to the children. To date: • More than 9,000 surgeries have been performed • Over 25,000 children have been fitted with aids

Story from the field

SONAM Sonam is a five-year old little girl who was brought to our orthopedic centre at Janakpuri for treatment by her parents in November 2018. Her father works as a labourer and her mother is a home-maker. Their family income is about Rs 9000/- per month with which they support their family of four.

Sonam was diagnosed with bilateral club feet by our doctor. She also had a large callus on her foot which was formed on the weight bearing surface of her foot and the deformed position caused pain, leaving the feet open to injury and infections, as well as becoming a cause for further problems going forward. After getting all required lab tests, Sonam underwent six corrective surgeries on her feet, between November 2018 and January 2019.

As a result of the hard work and dedication of our doctors, nursing staff and paramedics, who were responsible for the post-operative care in the ward – daily dressing, dedication for healing of stitches, pain killers and vitamin supplements / special diet as advised by the doctors during her stay in our ward -- and thereafter, our physiotherapist who gave her extensive therapy, Sonam is now able to walk with special shoes!

Further Sonam has now got admitted to a and she has developed confidence and participates in various activities. She has evolved into a joyful and bright child.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 130
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 115
Village/City/State where project is located Delhi
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 1500000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 1100000

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