C/o. R. Desai & Co. Modern House, 11, Dr. V. B. Gandhi Marg, Fort,, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400001
Founded Year: 1982
Cause category: Education
Charity Bib Status: Not available
Since 1982 CTF aims to educate Children beyond reading and writing, to help them acquire real skill, develop positive attitudes, to instill a sense of pride to encourage them to interact confidently with their environment
NOTHING LIKE ANYTHING- CTF attempts to mould the character and temperament of the young ones and hone their latent talents through PLAY thus honouring UNO's convention on" Right of the Child to Play".
6 thousand children a month benefit through our 6 projects and many uncounted through 292 libraries set up through us in municipal schools, villages, slums, NGOs, jails, desert and hospitals. The miracle isn't that we have succeeded the miracle is that we had courage to start a new era, intervention in school curriculum for have not s and still we are continuing with inadequate support against many odds.
Toys represent a world of delight , a land of enchantment and magic, where kids make friends, converse with apparently inanimate objects, find fulfillment and satisfaction, and are completely at home happy and peaceful. Games socialize, teach discipline, honesty, truth, courage, etc .and develop the spirit of co-operative competitiveness. Till the human society realizes this basic truth, it will remain incomplete.CHILDREN
The funds will be utilized as follows
Baroda Khelvigyan project - 75,000
Allahabad LAFF van project - 75,000
One educational/mind game library - 30,000
A general study of controlled group(who had no play facilities) and an experimental group having Khelvigyan center showed the following result in favor of our project:
-Improved children's attendance
- Number of drop-outs reduced
- Children develop liking towards academic subjects that they found difficult once.
- Children became more organized
- Children began caring, sharing and respecting each other
- They adapted cleanliness and understand the importance of hygiene.
- Their decision making ability was improved.
- They developed new creative ways to solve problems
They learn discipline,honesty, and develop the spirit of co-operative competitiveness. The children who were shy have become more expressive. Now more & more NGOs and institutions are opting or their own toy libraries. Also some side developments are seen. Aarti Sawant whose mother is house maid was to wait from 1 to 4 pm for her mother to come from work and take her home. She was called to our center by our coordinator to enjoy some games and help organize children's queue learnt the art of handling children and some games. She now during waiting time works with school balwadi and organizes children and games.
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