Yesterday, Team Jiva and the Shillong Press Club distributed lunch packets to CCIs (Child Care Institutions) run by the government and registered NGOs in and around Shillong as a symbolic mark of respect to Meghalaya's forefathers and mothers for the sacrifice of their blood, sweat, and tears that gave us this beautiful State.
The two came together to spread some cheer and happiness to residents of 14 CCIs in all. Of these, nine CCIs are managed by the Government through the Social Welfare Department and located at a sprawling campus in Mawkasiang, New Shillong. They include Observation Homes for Boys and Girls separately, Special Home for Boys and Girls separately, Children's Home for Boys and Girls separately, Special Unit for Children with Special Needs (Boys and Girls separately) and a Shelter Home for Girls.
The remaining five are run by different NGOs that include Lawei Baphyrnai Childrens Home for Boys (Langkyrding), Lawei Baphyrnai Childrens Home for Girls (Mawklot), Meghalaya Hindu Mission Home for Boys (Lower Mawprem), William Lewis Boy's Home, (Mission Compound) and AW Thomas Girls' Home, (Jaiaw). In all over 300 packets were handed over to the various supervisors of the different homes and residents.