NEWS GALLERY 2021

August 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

15.08.2021

Golden Butterflies received an appreciation certificate from Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children on the 75th Independence Day Celebration - 15th August 2021.

We are truly grateful & thankful to all our donors & WINGS (volunteers).

Special Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Elilarasi, Director & Superintendent - Institute of Child Health & Govt Hospital, Mr. Gangadharan, Health Educator - Public Relation officer for having us on your board.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

13.08.2021

This month GB Magic Envelope has been couriered with Theme - Independence day. We've also mentioned to create a creative art with available resources from their home. To bring out their creativity in crafts.

We have sent them steps of the activity in Tamil for their better understanding.

Gifts enclosed are sketch, crayons, masks & Sanitizer.

We thank our Core team of Aruna & Nirmala, our other WINGS Usha, Vignesh, Arokiah and Interns Tharun& Dhanush

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

10.08.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted an online awareness program on the importance & Policy for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at work Place by Dr. Lata Patil, Certified POSH Trainer. All our Trustees, Staffs & WINGS participated in the session and gained knowledge about Internal Companies Communities & Indian Law.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

09.08.2021

GB conducted its 2nd 'Think Tank' Course Curriculum for Nurses in Paediatric Palliative Care with Eminent professionals in the field of Nursing - They were Dr. Nalini from SRMC School of Nursing, Lt Col. Lovely from Calicut, Dr.Latha Srikanth from Jodhpur & Sr. Anu Telly from Dubai.

It was a session to take forward the different inputs given by them, which was viewed by our experts in education, Dr. Lulu Mathew & Dr. Hariprasad.

These curriculum meetings are supported by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation.

July 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

31.07.2021

We thank Aura Holistic Wellness Centre and RMD Pain & Palliative Care Trust for this opportunity to be part of the event.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

29.07.2021 (2nd event)

Inner Wheel Club of Chennai Verve. District 323 conducted an oral Hygiene awareness talk by Dr. S. Advaitha Narayan at ICH, Egmore.

A total of 60 kids were given free dental kits as a motivation to maintain a good oral Hygiene. Oral cavity is the window of our immune system.

We thank IWC Chennai Verve for spreading awareness on Dental Health.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

29.07.2021 (1st event)

GB Bandwagon celebrated friendship Day @ICH on 29th July 2021. Child patients made friendship bands and tied it to the Medical team who they believe to be great friends to them during treatment. They loved giving them friendship bands.

They loved making it so much that there was a high demand to make more.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

13.07.2021

The 1st Editorial Meet to design the GB Art Manual was held online. GB Art Manual is supported by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

03.07.2021

Ms. Ramalakshmi, Project Manager & Counsellor, Golden Butterflies presented a talk on Importance of Emotions & Positivity to the 9th students of NSN School. The session was well attended by 265+ enthusiastic students.

We thank the Correspondent Ms. Chitra Prasad & Principal Ms. Dimple for their support to make these sessions ongoing for their students.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

02.07.2021

Golden Butterflies Intern Ms. Jayashree, 2nd Year MSW student from Stella Maris College organised an awareness program on Pediatric Palliative Care.

Nearly 60+ participants attended the awareness program.

June 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

29.06.2021-30.6.2021( 2nd event )

Golden Butterflies conducted two days Certificate Course on Pediatric Palliative Care by Ms. Stella Matthew, Managing Trustee and Ms. Ramalakshmi, Project Manager & Counsellor of Golden Butterflies.

Main topics discussed & explained were on Pediatric Palliative Care, Communication, Breaking Bad news, Collusion & along with role plays to help social workers counsel Caregivers in any setting.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

29.06.2021-30.6.2021 ( 1st event )

Golden Butterflies Interns from MSSW College organized an Awareness Talk on “The importance of Counselling in Palliative Care” by Resource Person Ms. Smriti Rana, Director – Programmes at Pallium India.

Main topics discussed & explained were on Pediatric Palliative Care, Communication, Breaking Bad news, Collusion & along with role-plays to help social workers counsel Caregivers in any setting.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

28.06.2021

Golden Butterflies Trustee Ms. Nandhini Sundar presented a talk on Understanding Compassion during COVID-19 Pandemic for the students of Hindustan College.

We thank Ms. Sakthi Prabha, Dean & Head - Department of Social Work, Hindustan College for arranging this program & inviting students from the Philippines & Kenya.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

26.06.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted an online session for the Interns on different levels of Perception by Resource Person Ms. Sujatha Suresh of Pravarra.

This session was filled with the importance of emotions & positivity

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

25.06.2021 (2nd event)

Golden Butterflies trustees & staff met KnowTheGlow Team of Megan, Helene & Camey a NGO from Los Angeles, California who are raising awareness on retinoblastoma all over the world.

Golden Butterflies supports this cause and will be helping to raise awareness on early detection of this Cancer in India.

Thanks to Sister Hanife for initiating this lovely meeting.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

25.06.2021 (1st event)

Golden Butterflies conducted our 1st 'Think Tank' online meeting to start a course (Curriculum) for Nurses in Paediatric Palliative Care. Eminent Professionals in the field of Nursing who joined the conversation were Dr. Nalini from SRMC School of Nursing, Lt. Col. Lovely from Calicut, Dr. Latha from Jodhpur, Dr. Republica Founder RMD Pain & Palliative Care, & Anu Telly from Dubai. GB was represented by Dr. Julius Scott, Medical Advisor GB, Aneka Paul, Dr. Hemal Kanvinde & Stella Matthew - trustees along with Rama & Clara GB Staff.

These Curriculum meetings are supported by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

21.06.2021

GB Hear for you - 7th Caregivers Connect was held at ICH.


Ms. Stella Matthew, Managing Trustee & Ms. Lakshmi Shankaran - Core WINGS spoke about the work of Golden Butterflies, Precautions for COVID-19 & need of the hour about COVID - 19 Vaccination.


Talk was on getting them to think about some livelihood that would help them earn something as everyone mainly being daily wagers had no jobs. GB helped them to think about all the different ways they can have an income and GB will try and support that.


We distributed 50 bags of groceries. iGiver sponsored 10kgs of Banana for the Child - Patients. Gayathri, Yuvathi Trust sponsored Mask for the Child patients & caregivers.


GB thanks all the sponsors who helped us to help more child patients & their families.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

04.06.2021 (2nd event)

Golden Butterflies Children's Palliative Care Foundation re- launched the website www.goldenbutterflies.in - by Ms. Malini Parthasarathy of The Hindu and Mr. Santhanakrishnan - Founder PKF on 4th June 2021.

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Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

04.06.2021 (1st event)

Golden Butterflies conducted a webinar on Paediatric Palliative care for students of Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be University).

The resource persons were Dr Ramya Uppuluri, Consultant

Department of pediatric hematology, oncology, blood and marrow transplantation in Apollo hospitals Chennai, Sister Hanife MacGamwell - Onco.Hospice PC Nurse Specialist & Ms. Ramalakshmi - Project Manager, Golden Butterflies.

May 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

29.05.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted its 3rd virtual session to design GB Art Manual with people from various expertise in ART & Child Psychology. GB Art Manual is supported by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

11.05.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted a webinar on Pediatric Palliative Care for MMM College of Nursing Students.

The speakers were Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan - Founder & Trustee of LPPCT, Sister Hanife MacGamwell - Onco. Hospice PC Nurse Specialist, Ms. Lotus Rani - Onco Psychologist, & Ms. Ramalakshmi - Project Manager, Golden Butterflies.

130+ Nursing & MSc students participated in the session. It was an informative & interesting session with the real-time case study of Child Patients.

April 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

26.04.2021

Golden Butterflies signed MOU with Lakshmi Pain & Palliative Care.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

16.04.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted GB Bandwagon - Magic Envelope in GB office with the "Theme Earth" to commemorate - World Earth Day is on 22nd April 2021. All Art items and accessories were made only with reusable things like newspapers, dry leaves, flowers & scrap items. Golden Butterflies Junior WINGS - John spoke on the importance of Earth & what it means to us and how we can protect it. We distributed Crayons & Drawing books to Child - patients & their Siblings. Everyone was given snacks & a gift at the end of the session. The kids enjoyed their 2 hrs with Interns & Volunteers making newspaper baskets and later filled them with stuff they love.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

16.04.2021

GB Hear for YOU - 6th Caregivers Connect session was held in GB Office. Resource person Dr. Latha M.D Pediatric Oncology Associate Professor, SRMC. She spoke on the importance of Health, Hygiene & Sanitation of Child patients undergoing Chemotherapy. It was a very interactive session. Ms. Subiksha Psychologist & Drama therapist had an imaginative session to help Caregivers release their stress through activity. Everyone was interested and took an active part in the imaginative sharing. We supported 25 Caregivers with fruits, nutrition & grocery kits. We thank our donors Exos IT Management Pvt. Ltd & BOB for their generous donation to this project.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

12.04.2021 - 14.04.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted its 2nd virtual session to design GB Art Manual with people from various expertise in ART & Child Psychology. The Grant Co. NSF was represented by Drs. Monique & Dinesh.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

08.04.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted its 2nd virtual session to design GB Art Manual with people from various expertise in ART & Child Psychology. The Grant Co. NSF was represented by Drs. Monique & Dinesh.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

07.04.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted a webinar on Childhood Cancers (Diagnosis & Prognosis) by Dr. Julius Scott MD, Sri Ramachandra University, Special Advisor of Golden Butterflies. This talk was very useful & informative session for the WINGS, Volunteers & Interns.

March 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

30.03.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted a session for interns on ‘Together we doodle’ by Ms. Lavanya, ABT Trainer, Trustee Golden Butterflies.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

24.03.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted a session for interns on 8 Dimension Goals. This was conducted by Resource Person Dr. Lata Patil, NLP /Corporate Trainer.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

22.03.2021

Blood Donation Camp was held to save little lives fighting Cancer at Institute of Child Health, Egmore. Our Interns John, Aishwarya, Praveen & Abhitha from Hindustan College of Arts & Science were able to receive blood from nearly 101 out of 200 blood donors. Golden Butterflies are thankful to Institute of Child Health for being part of this Blood Donation Camp & Hindustan College - Social Work Department for giving the space.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

22.03.2021

Awareness & Training Programme on Hospital Policies & COVID - 19

Golden Butterflies interns Priya & Arathi from Stella Maris college and Paul Solomon from MSSW organized their community organization program in ICH. Resource Person - Mr. Gangadharan, Health Educator spoke about Awareness & Training Programme on Hospital Policies & COVID - 19 to the Caregivers.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

20.03.2021 & 21.03.2021

Golden Butterflies team presented an E – Poster in IAPCON Virtual Conference. The topic was - Magic Envelope an innovative ART and Recreational package during COVID 19. Trustee Aneka spoke on the IAPCON platform on “Enabling caregivers – the role of Social Workers & Volunteers”.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

20.03.2021

We are thankful to RMD's Space & Repco Micro Finance for donating Medical Equipment for our GB Cocoon (Short Stay Home for Child patients & their families).

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

20.03.2021

Golden Butterflies Intern Varshini from Patrician College organised her Community Organization program for Saidapet Community. Resource person - Mrs. Lakshmi Shankaran Social worker, Falcons Trust. Program - talk about Golden Butterflies Children's Palliative Care Foundation & Pediatric Palliative Care. It was an enriching session to the Community Women & Children.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

19.03.2021

Our Managing Trustee, Stella Matthew was invited on 19th March 2021 to Hindustan College of Arts & Science as Chief Guest for the event of 'World Social Work Day'.

Mrs. Stella Matthew gave a motivational talk to the students about What makes a Social Worker Special and stand apart from others. She also inaugurated the BSW Students Forum - EVOKE. The theme was 'Ubuntu' - I am - Because We are.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

18.03.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted a session for interns on three levels of Perception & importance of communication by Resource Persons Ms. Sujatha Suresh, Ms. Archana, and Ms. Sandhya from Pravarra.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

16.03.2021

Trustee Nandhini conducted an Online awareness program for the social work students of Thiruthangal Nadar College on World Social Work day

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

13.03.2021

Golden Butterflies family had a relaxed & fun day at Anora Resort. It was a wonderful time of togetherness!

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

11.03.2021

Golden Butterflies Interns presented a talk to the other interns about Pediatric Palliative Care and Compassion in Palliative Care. It was different learning for them from one another.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

10.03.2021

Golden Butterflies Bandwagon conducted an Art & Cooling down session with the child – patients & caregivers at Institute of Child Health & Govt. Hospital for Children, Egmore by Resource persons Ms. Sujata Career Counsellor & Ms. Lavanya ABT Trainer, Trustee Golden Butterflies.

February 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

26.02.2021

5th Caregivers Connect was conducted at ICH with resource person Ms. Subiksha Raman, Psychologist

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

26.02.2021

A fundraising stall was set up at Thiruthangal Nadar College on the event of NGO day. We sold handmade items, crafted with ‘love and hope’, that carried a small awareness message inside, to raise funds for our child-patients’ nutrition..

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

23.02.2021

Ms. Sharmila, GB Counsellor presented on “Understanding Compassion in Palliative Care” for students of Social Work of Stella Maris College.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

18.02.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted Introductory Session to design GB Art Manual with people from various expertises in ART & Child Psychology. GB Art Manual is supported by Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

11.02.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted our 1st Art/Recreational and Educational activity at the Institute Of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore. 20+ Child patients enjoyed the activities. We are very grateful to ICH for the place & support provided.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

06.02.2021

Golden Butterflies conducted a talk on Compassionate Communities and Palliative Care by Dr. Gayatri Palat. 65+ participants registered and listen. It was a very informative and interesting talk with a lot of inputs to take forward.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

04.02.2021

- Golden Butterflies launched its You Tube Channel on the occasion of World Cancer Day.

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Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

04.02.2021

GB started an Online Fundraising Campaign in February 2021 for Zoom Monthly Charges and raised around ₹7000/-.

January 2021

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

30.11.2021

GB organized an online awareness talk for 300+ NSS & YRC students of Stella Maris College by Ms. Ramalakshmi, Project Manager, spoke on “Understanding Compassion in Palliative Care”.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

28.01.2021

A Great day for Golden Butterflies Children's Palliative Care Foundation - Golden Butterflies signed a Momendraum of Understanding with Institute of Child Health & Govt Hospital, Egmore for the period of three years.

Golden Butterflies wholeheartedly thanks Dr. Elilarasi, Director & Superintendent - Institute of Child Health & Govt Hospital for considering our proposal to help the cancer children with Counseling/ Art & Recreational therapy, Education and Financial support. Big thanks to Dr. Ravichandran, HOD, Dr. Aruna and Dr. Divya - Department of Oncology for their support.

We are very grateful to Mr. Gangadharan, Health Educator - Public Relation officer for his guidance to finalise the MOU.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

11.01.2021

Golden Butterflies celebrated the harvest festival - Pongal with child-patients of Institute of Child Health Govt. Hospital for children in their wards at Egmore. We entertained the child-patients with Ice breaking activities and other Art & recreational activities such as Clay Art & Storytelling. Nearly 50+ Children enjoyed the session very actively & heartfully. We gave each family nutritious Pongal hampers and coloring kits for kids. We are grateful to Dr. Ravichandran, HOD of oncology dept. We are truly thankful to all the donors of this project.

Golden Butterflies Childrens Palliative Care Foundation (GBCPCF) Chennai

7.01.2021

GB Project Manager, Ms. Ramalakshmi, presented on the “Importance of Communication & Counselling in Social Work Profession” at a 3-day training workshop organized by ThiruthangalNadar College for 1st year BSW students.