“Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv” is a global initiative by the Give Vacha Foundation to spread the true facts and treatment options for this birth defect in the newborn child. The project started on 7th May 2019. The annual event of this project is celebrated as Clubfoot Awareness Month. Clubfoot Awareness Month is celebrated each year from 1st June to 30th June including the World Clubfoot Day (3rd June).
What is Clubfoot?
Clubfoot is a birth defect where one or both feet are rotated inward and downward. The affected foot and leg may be smaller in size compared to the other. Approximately 50% of cases of clubfoot affect both feet. Most of the time, it is not associated with other problems. Without treatment, the foot remains deformed, and people walk on the sides of their feet. This may lead to pain and difficulty walking.
Who is affected?
A clubfoot occurs in 1 to 4 of every 1,000 live births, making it one of the most common birth defects affecting the legs. About 80% of cases occur in developing countries where there is limited access to care. Clubfoot is more common in firstborn children and males. More than 50000 newborn babies are diagnosed with clubfoot every year. If not treated in a timely manner, the defect is permanent.
What is Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv?
In this project, a dedicated team of doctors, technicians, NGOs, hospitals, educational institutes, and media houses will be incorporated in different countries. The country team with help Give Vacha with the execution of the project in various states and cities. At the city level, the NGO team of city coordinators and volunteers do awareness camps at various locations on a frequent basis. A complete explanation of the disease and the treatment options are presented to the family of newborn kids. A team of expert doctors & trained staff are also part of the project team. Our counseling team keeps in touch with the parents throughout the treatment period of 4 – 5 years. The NGO also supports the treatment cost for needy patients. The Youngest Singer In World and The Youngest Actor In the World (World’s Youngest Actor) 4 years old Parv Thacker, is our global project ambassador. Our annual celebration is done on 3rd June on World Clubfoot Day. The Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv started with India Chapter on 3rd June 2021 as “Clubfoot Awareness Parv – India“. The core belief of the project is “God Is In Your Attitude”, which reflects that anything is achievable with constant and timely efforts.
What is Clubfoot Awareness Month?
Clubfoot Awareness Month is a month-long initiative of clubfoot awareness from the 7th of May to the 7th of June each year. The Clubfoot Awareness Month is a part of the yearlong awareness drive of Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv. The month-long celebration includes an awareness drive as well as fundraising events.
What is World Clubfoot Day?
Ponseti International Association (PIA) declared June 3rd World Clubfoot Day. The date honors clubfoot treatment pioneer Dr. Ignacio Ponseti (1914–2009).
World Clubfoot Day promotes the Ponseti Method, a non-surgical therapy that involves gentle foot massage, plaster casts, and temporary bracing.
Success Story Of Parv Thacker – Project Ambassador
One of our young volunteers Parv Thacker (4 years) was born with a clubfoot deformity. With proper and timely treatment he got the complete cure. During his journey to fight the disease, he also developed an interest in music and acting under the guidance of his parents & became the youngest singer in World/Asia & the youngest actor in World with more than 15 original songs to his credit. His special album of 15 songs was featured by Hungama Music as the rising star of India. He is now the brand ambassador of our “Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv” project and he will help with “Clubfoot Awareness Parv – India” to help in the awareness of the campaign through his arts.
Parv Thacker has decided to gift the income from his YouTube channel earnings to the cause. He also loves to meet other kids who are undergoing treatment & spend quality time with them. The NGO’s brand ambassador Vacha Thacker also helps in the campaign. She has been the backbone during the 5-year treatment of Parv with this disease and now loves to help other kids.
|Clubfoot Awareness Month||Month-long activities to spread the awareness about clubfoot|
|World Clubfoot Day||Annual celebration event of Global Clubfoot Awareness Parv|
|Gunje Gita||Flyer distribution & speech during Gunje Gita show|
|Putroham Prithivyah||Global project for serving mother earth|
|Valentine’s Parv||Awareness activities held in colleges|
|Women’s Parv||Information letter published through Shabd Vandna projects|
|Maa Parv||Awareness sessions during events|
|Father’s Parv||Fund-raising activities|
|Health Parv||Health Camps and Awareness Seminars|
|Gita Jayanti Parv||Month-long activities to spread awareness about clubfoot|
PRESS & MEDIA
Visionary: Naynaben Thacker
Global Advisor: Dr. Shashikant Thacker
Project Coordinator: Dr. Pooja Thacker
Global Project Designer: Dr. Krupesh Thacker
Global Project Ambassador: Parv Thacker
An Initiative by: Dr. Krupesh Thacker
NGO Partner: GIVE VACHA FOUNDATION
Sponsor: KRUP MUSIC, KRUP PRODUCTIONS
Branding Partner: ESY ID
Digital Media Partner: ESY PR
CLUBFOOT AWARENESS PART – INDIA
Expert Advisor: Dr. Shashikant Thacker
Expert Pediatric Surgeon: Dr. Kamlesh Devmurari
Counselors: Dr. Pooja Thacker
India Chapter Coordinator: Dr. Pooja Thacker, Dr. Krupesh Thacker
India Ambassador: Parv Thacker
Hospital Partner: AARSH CHILDREN’S ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL
Digital Partner: Hungama Music
Radio Partner: BIG FM
Production Partner: Krup Productions
Music Label Partner: Krup Music