Timeline

February 1997

Establishment of our trust

April 1998

Trust registration with charity commissioner

July 1998

Inauguration by Hon’ble Minister Shri Prakash Mehta of Holistic Child Care Centre and Special School; Dedicated to children with mental Health dysfunction: Operating through Holistic Multidisciplinary Approach.

January 1999

First free multidisciplinary child care camp.- truly a unique feature –  Was the first of the many more which we continue to conduct

10th April 1999

Establishment of pathology Laboratory and Physiotherapy unit.

10th April 2000

Establishment of Occupational Therapy Department and Dental Clinic.

July 2000

School for slow learners shifted to a new, bigger place in a regular School set up near Pant Nagar Police Station Ghatkopar East.

January 2001

Establishment of Advance School for Autism.

Spandan School for Autism

October 2001

Foundation undertakes publication of Indian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine. Inauguration of Audio Visual room.

November 2001

First scientific presentation on child care at Bhuvaneshwar at a Seminar Organized by Indian Association of Homoeopathic Physicians.

March 2002

Collaboration with Mumbai Districts Aids Control Society (MDACS) and KEM Hospital for our holistic HIV / AIDS Project. This gave tremendous Momentum to our activities in the field of HIV and AIDS. It enabled us To investigate our patients at concessional rates and maintain thorough Scientificity in the entire project. Dr. Praful Barvalia, Director – Mumbai District Aids Control Society & Other NGO.

10th April 2002

Emergence of SPANDAN HOLISTIC INSTITUE. On the auspicious Hahnemann Day, all the projects of foundation were brought under SPANDAN HOLISTIC INSTITUTE Positive experience of implementation of Holistic psycho-educational Approach in number of projects in number of areas, all units together  With a sound philosophical foundation elaborated in SPANDAN : SYMPHONY ! Intensive and Extensive out reach project.

October 2002

Foundation receives FCRA registration. Registration No. – 083780870 This enabled us to receive foreign donations.

January 2003:

Inauguration of Spandan Holistic Child Care Centre at Ahmedabad

January 2003

Commencement of comprehensive mobile van. This is in collaboration With MDACS. We got an opportunity to serve the people living in slums – A population of 5 Lakhs.

13th April 2003

Hahnemann Day Celebration by : Inaugural function of Mobile van Community services, HIV Aids Project and multidisciplinary free Child Care Camp.

July 2003

Scientific paper on AUTISM presented at a National Seminar in Delhi Paper focused on scientific combination of Homoeopathy and Sensory Integration therapy and its impact on AUTSM, a serious development  Disability in Children.

10th January 2004

We have conducted free medical education camp for children at Shivaji Nagar Area, Mumbai.

10th April 2004

Hahnemann day celebration by Upgradation of Cerebal palsy unit, Comprehensive Neuro – Muscular rehabilitations Unit.

8th May 2004

We have conducted health camps periodically in Kurla. Visited by Hon’ble Minister Shri Manohar Joshi.

10th April 2005

Scientific paper on Homoeopathy and Childcare presented at a seminar Organized by Directorate ISM and H, Gujarat State and Homoeopathic Medical Association of Gujarat. Thousand doctors attended the seminar.

10th April 2005

Launched Global Homoeopathic Training Courses Advanced fellowship Courses in Homoeopathy for foreign students.

May 2005

Spandan branching out far and wide : International seminar and workshop, Conducted at famous Regent College, London and Harcout Hotel, Dublin Ireland.

June 2005

Our Special School is recognized by the Ministry of Social Welfare Reg. No.918.

June 2005

A presentation on HIV and Homoeopathy was presented at Shri. Rajashri ChatrapatiShahu memorial Homoeopathic conference, Kolhapur. It created A deep impact and thoroughly impressed the audience.

July 2005

Spandan provides a strong platform for training. It has established itself as a premier Institute for Homoeopathic training. It guides groups from Ireland, Ahmedabad and Sangli. Many doctors have enrolled themselves in our fellowship courses.

25th September 2005

We have conducted free medical education camp for children in Mumbai.

November 2005

BMC allots a plot of land at Deonar for construction of Spandan Holistic Mother – and – Child care Hospital

January 2006

Collaboration with SAVE FOUNDATION, Sangli which has been working in The field of HIV/AIDS. Spandan started a training programme on HIV/AIDS. Spandan started a training programme on HIV /AIDS for their doctors. Dr.Prasad Kelkar has been their coordinator.

January 2006

Spandan Holistic Child Care Centre receives accreditation from the National Trust for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and multiple disabilities under ministry of social Justice And Empowerment Govt.of India Reg No . 1338 / MR – CP-MD-AUT / 2006

January 2006

We conducted a global training, course for doctors from Europe. They Were extremely impressed by the dedicated efforts of the team and were Moved by witnessing our activities in slum area. This motivated them and they have taken up a fundraising drive for Spandan in Ireland

March 2006

Spandan Holistic Institute of Applied Homoeopathy receives accreditation From AYUSH , Ministry of health and social welfare , Govt if India, New Delhi. This will enable SPANDAN to carry out quality research in collaboration with AYUSH.

April 2006:

After crossing various hurdles, finally on paper plot with dilapidated maternity home was allotted. Premium paid.

November 2006 to June 2010:

Establishment of Department of Clinical Research.

We conducted research project with the title “Exploring Effectiveness of homeopathic therapeutics in the management of childhood autism disorder from November, 2006 to November, 2009.

Project was conducted under auspices of Central Council of Research in the homeopathy, under Ministry of Health, Government of India. Sixty cases were enrolled from November, 2006 to March, 2008. Results were quite promising. 9 children out of sixty came in non autistic range after intervention. Findings published in peer reviewed international research journal.

We have conducted research project titled as, “Effectiveness of Homoeopathic intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder” under Auspices of Central Council Of Research In Homoeopathy under Ministry Of Ayush, Govt of India, Dr. Praful Barvalia as Principal Investigator.

In addition to Autism, we carried out project on Depression, Thyroid disorder and Undernutrition.

April 2009:

Finally physical possession of the plot after 150 rounds of presentation.

7th December 2009:

Inauguration of Spandan Homeopathic & Holistic Child Care Centre at Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar, Ghatkopar; Dedicated to children with mental Health dysfunction: Operating through Holistic Multidisciplinary Approach.

2nd April 2010:

Conducted public awareness campaign on world autism day.

Construction started in 2010 with the help of Hasmukh Barvalia, Hilton developers and Piyush Kothari-jwelex foundation.

From 2007 to 2013:

Wonderful school health project: Public health initiative project:

M.B.Barvalia Foundation’s SPANDAN institution has been working for slum children since last 16 years & we have conducted health camps periodically in such deserving area.

We had undertaken a challenging project under AYUSH – Public Health Initiative. Project was dedicated to the needs of children with disabilities, mental health dysfunctions in community as well as mainstream schools. We have adopted various schools from slum & under privileged areas. Read more..

2013-2014:

Project on malnutrition to explore status of malnutrition in Mumbai’s structured and unstructured slums: Observer research foundation and M. B. Barvalia foundation  collaborative work

The objective of study was to help better targeting of the population at highest risk for impactful nutrition programs. Read more

26th January 2015:

Inauguration of first phase of Hospital: we started maternity and OPD services. This was possible with the help of :

  • Donations to the M. B. Barvalia Foundation
  • Philanthropist/corporate donations: Jwelex Foundation and Reliance Foundation
  • Grant: Ayush ministry (10% only)

2016:

We expanded further: We have already set up following units.

  • Maternity Home with competent Gynecologists
  • Neonatology Intensive Care Unit – NICU
  • Holistic Multidisciplinary Care in Disability and Mental Health- Phase 1
  • Diagnostic Services – Pathology Laboratory, Sonography Clinic
  • Operation Theatre

Homoeopathic Research and Educational Centers- Phase 1

Preventive and promotive healthcare, education and intervention in slum communities through dynamically integrated outreach program to achieve total health awareness to empowerment.-Phase I