WZO’s Delightful Summer Camp

Canvas painting activity by Mr. Jamshed Jilla

The WZO Trust Funds held its seventh summer camp for children between 8 to 15 years, at Bai Dosibai Kotwal Parsi Orphanage, Navsari, from 2nd to 8th May, 2017. With almost fifty campers from Ahmedabad, Surat, Udvada and Waghabari participating, the camp commenced with children offering prayers at the ‘Dadgah’ in the Orphanage – a ritual practiced all six days of the camp; followed by Dr. Naresh Dhanani from Navsari’s Red Cross Society speaking on and demonstrating various ‘first aid’ methods.

Useful karate techniques were taught by instructor Vijay from Stallon Gym, Navsari; followed by a drawing and painting session under the guidance of Jamshed A. Jilla, who also taught rangoli designs, especially for occasions like navjotes and lagans. Gulshan K. Vandriwala enthralled the children with various mind developing and concentration games using props. A sumptuous lunch catered by Sunnu Kasad with confectioneries by Parsi Bakery (Mumbai) delighted the children, who made most of the wide grounds of the Orphanage playing fun field-games.

Karate by Mr. Vijay

The camp organized an aptitude test conducted by Dr. Saam Sachinwala, Principal of Agrawal College of Business Management, for the students of standard classes IX and X to aid in career choices. 7th May was a special day for campers, as a ‘Blood Donation Drive’ was conducted with the help of Red Cross Society. Forty-eight units of blood were collected thanks to fifty-six donors, within a short period of three hours, along with the kind support of Adil Billimoria, Eric Bacha and Jimmy Bacha. The children were applauded for their efforts towards the blood collection drive and treated with viewing the superhit ‘Bahubali-2’.

The last day commenced at 8:00 am with a visit to the Agiary in Mahuva, where the Trustees, Hosi Bajina, Mogal and the staff provided breakfast to the campers. A visit to the Senior Citizen Club at Vyara followed, with lunch provided by Vice President of Vyara Municipality, Mehernosh Jokhi. Parting from Vyara for Borakhadi farm house owned by the Kasad Family at 3:30 pm, the children got a chance to experience the beauty of nature and the village atmosphere, before heading to a Navsari Hotel for dinner, before finally parting with happy memories.

The campers expressed gratitude to Bachi and Dinshaw Tamboly, Trustees of The WZO Trust Funds for their financial and moral support, Yezdi Kasad, Khurshed Desai and other Trustees of Bai Dosibai Kotwal Parsi Orphanage, Percy Surti for free bus service for and volunteers Parvana Vandriwala and Zinobia Ambapardiwala.

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