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Every monthly donation helps to provide shelter to orphans like Omkar

Omkar, an orphan child came to Shreevatsa when he was 11 days old weighing a meager 2.5kg. He was diagnosed with Transposition of Great Arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect, Patent Ductus Arteriousand Juxtaposed Right Atrial Appendage.

He was recommended a high-risk artial switch surgery for his survival. However, he needed to weigh minimum 5kgs to undergo surgery. With special efforts and proper nutritional care, he became strong enough and the surgery was successful. After surgery, he is recuperating well at Shreevatsa.

SOFOSH is looking for a family to adopt him. Omkar, like any regular child has a right to have loving parents and his own protective home. Help unfortunate children like Omkar with a chance at life.

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About The Program

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Healthcare
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Program Description

Shreevatsa, a special child care centre run by SOFOSH, was established in 1973. This centre caters to the needs of abandoned, orphaned children. Babies relinquished by their single birth mothers are also offered shelter under this roof.

Shreevatsa offers a loving home and hope to family deprived children. Children are well looked after and provided with healthy and nutritious food along with additional supplements, whenever required, to combat malnutrition. The medical needs and rehabilitation programmes for children are worked out according to their needs including speech, massage and play therapy.

SOFOSH's main aim has always been to find a home for these children as institutional care cannot substitute family care. A pre-school is run at the campus to start them off on their educational needs before adoption. Donate to this program to help poor orphan children looking for homes to have the childhood they deserve.

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About The NGO

Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH)
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Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH)

Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH) is a voluntary charitable trust that was formed by a group of public-spirited citizens of Pune who aimed to supplement the medical services provided by the hospitals through a range of humanitarian services for crisis-affected patients and their families, and to support the hospital itself by providing much-needed facilities.

Patients from all walks of life, especially those living 'Below Poverty Line' (BPL) from the city of Pune and adjacent rural areas, come to seek treatment at this medical center. With 1800 beds, they have treated 11,202 needy patients, provided care and protection to 168 destitute and orphaned children and supported 38 mentally and physically disabled children.

Their moral efforts were awarded by the Mukesh Pratisthan Charitable Trust and the Ninad Pariwar, Pune for the social work and the care given to orphaned children. Their staff of over 160 hardworking members believes in working for the children who are deprived of the basic needs and to serve families in times of medical and socio-economic crisis.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sharmila Syed

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Orphans | children

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Maharashtra

Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH) has

provided free treatment to 5562 underprivileged patients

awards
Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: Outstanding contribution to the Society

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

reporting
Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Verification Report 3

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Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

SOFOSH (Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals) is a non-government charitable organization working in the field of patient welfare since the year 1964 in the premises of Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune. ‘Shreevatsa’- the child care centre run by SOFOSH is a home for family deprived and destitute children of age ranging from new born to 6 years. The children at Shreevatsa are looked after with love and care and we find a permanent home for them through adoption. Services Rendered at Shreevatsa: • Residential Care • Paediatric Care • Special therapies at various centre/ hospitals • Physiotherapy • Volunteers • Rehabilitation through adoption in adoptive families • Placing in foster care families. • Corrective and lifesaving surgeries. Shreevatsa provides a loving refuge for the most destitute children in our society. This is possible due to the support received from generous donors and well-wishers.

Story from the field

We have a very sensational story of a found child. Child Amar was found abandoned outside a railway station of a rural area. The child was only 6 months old when he was found and brought to Shreevatsa by the Police as per the order of the Child welfare committee. On doing all the preliminary medical tests and investigation it was found that the child his having a heart condition of severe nature. The child underwent an extensive treatment from a paediatric cardiologist. The child was keeping well with the treatment and extensive care. Inspite of his severe heart issue, child Amar was keeping well and had got adjusted with the situation. He could sustain with life normally. The doctor had advised a major surgery at an older age for child Amar. An adoptive family for the permanent rehabilitation of the child was being looked for. This was the best option which would ensure the wellness and care and protection for the child. Family care is always having unique benefits than institutional care. After a long waiting; a social minded overseas young couple was found to be interested in taking child Amar in adoption. A through assessment of the adoptive family was done and to ensure that they are having an emotional and financial capacity to take care of the child in future. Their motivation for adoption was established and only then the child was placed in adoption. All the care takers at the institute were happy to depart with the child for his bright future, but at the same time, they were sad that they were going to miss child Amar. The child was almost a year old when he was placed with the adoptive parents. We have received his post placement reports and we are happy to get a positive update on the same.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?45
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date50
Village/City/State where project is locatedpune maharashtra
Total Budget for the project for FY18-191575000
Total Expenses for the project YTD1575000

23 May, 2019

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Program Update

SOFOSH (Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals) is a non government charitable organization working in the field of patient welfare since the year 1964 in the premises of Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune. ‘Shreevatsa’- the child care centre run by SOFOSH is a home for family deprived and destitute children of age ranging from new born to 6 years. The children at Shreevatsa are looked after with love and care and we find a permanent home for them through adoption.All children at our child care centre are taken care of with lot of love and affection. They are provided with all facilities at the child care centre. Donation is utilised to fulfill the basic needs of the children like milk, clothes and medical treatment

Story from the field

Child Preeti was admitted to SOFOSH’s child care centre “Shreevatsa” on 07th September 2016. Her estimated date of birth is 20th December 2015. She is an abandoned child. We have tried to find her birth parents through news in the local newspaper but could not trace them. As her parents are not traced yet, she is free for adoption, Our efforts are being made to find a suitable family for adoption and permanent rehabilitation to her. She is very beautiful child. She can walk alone. She can run and climb. She recognizes objects, people. She points objects when it is named for her. She says few words. She follows few instructions. She is fully immunized for her age as per the scheduled. She is having a life threatening disease. She is given proper medication and she is responding very well to the treatment. Special care is given to her to keep her healthy. She is taught by the teachers employed in the institute as she cannot be sent to regular school. She is a happy child and is showing good progress. SOFOSH (Society of Friends of the Sassoon Hospitals) is a non government charitable organization working in the field of patient welfare since the year 1964 in the premises of Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune. ‘Shreevatsa’- the child care centre run by SOFOSH is a home for family deprived and destitute children of age ranging from new born to 6 years. The children at Shreevatsa are looked after with love and care and we find a permanent home for them through adoption.All children at our child care centre are taken care of with lot of love and affection. They are provided with all facilities at the child care centre. Donation is utilised to fulfill the basic needs of the children like milk, clothes and medical treatment

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date95
Village/City/State where project is locatedpune
Total Budget for the project for FY18-1926000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD24000000

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