Thursday, May 2, 2013
ABC Grant (Annual Books Copy Grant) 2013
Education of children seems to be the first victim when difficulties in the form of long term, bedridden, terminal illnesses crop up to anybody in the household of otherwise poor people.
The growing expenses of treatment and care for the patient seldom allows the parents to think of spending on new books, uniforms, fee etc., of their school going children. While all the attention of family members, relatives and friends are focused on the curative options for bedridden patients, the underlying lament of the children to reach back to their, studies, school and friends are grossly neglected.
The remorse of ailing patients of their illness becoming the reason for discontinuation of school/college education of their wards adds up the severity of disease and thereby they are deprived of the required quality in their otherwise long-term suffering life.
Sensitivity to this issue is required to be inculcated in not only the families of these bedridden patients, but to the society as a whole so that the true spirit of the Right to Education envisaged by the mandarins of Indian Education System can be fulfilled in totality.
DNipCare (Delhites' National Initiative in Palliative Care ) is a voluntary organization in Delhi with a holistic approach to address the issues of long term, bedridden, terminally ill patients including cancer patients through Palliative Home Care. The organization's response to this issue is its ABC Grant (Annual Books Copy Grant) to support the children of patients on its roll during April, the beginning month of new academic year.
Instituted in 2010, this is the fourth consecutive year of providing ABC Grant to deserving students belonging to the families wherein simultaneous Palliative home care is also ensured for ailing patients.
The support to procure text/copy books and uniforms have been distributed to 17 families having palliative patients to benefit 32 students this year from 1st to 30th April 2013 through the volunteers network of DNipCare providing palliative home care to the patients in Delhi.
With warm regards,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare