Sahaara Charitable Society

In November 1994, a group of concerned citizens gathered together and decided to bring about change among the most underprivileged people of Mumbai city where very few people want to go. The group also realized that each one of the underprivileged people also have a dream and that it would be a great privilege to work along with the underprivileged to help them articulate their dream and then equip them to see the fulfillment of their dream. With the above vision in mind, Sahaara Charitable Society was registered as a non-governmental organization in 1994 with a vision of "Gifting Dreams". Vision & Mission Everyone has a dream! The poor and underp...

Sahaara Charitable Society
4/2, Assisi Nagar,
P.L.Lokhande Marg, Govandi,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400043
India
+912225511282
http://www.sahaarasociety.org

Management Team

Naren Thapa, Max Fernand, Ravinder Nath Lal, Rekha Das, Lynda Prabhakar, Sheldon D'Souza, Lissy Thomas, Prafull Rasale, Meenal D'lima, Rahul Thomas

Board of Directors

Arthur Thangiah, K.X. Selvan, Santosh Johny, Kumaresh Pekayare, Steven Abraham, Stanley Mehta, Darryl Collins, V.J. Joseph, Naren Thapa

Project Leaders

Rahul Thomas

Mission

In November 1994, a group of concerned citizens gathered together and decided to bring about change among the most underprivileged people of Mumbai city where very few people want to go. The group also realized that each one of the underprivileged people also have a dream and that it would be a great privilege to work along with the underprivileged to help them articulate their dream and then equip them to see the fulfillment of their dream. With the above vision in mind, Sahaara Charitable Society was registered as a non-governmental organization in 1994 with a vision of "Gifting Dreams". Vision & Mission Everyone has a dream! The poor and underprivileged don't have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. In a society torn by inequality and injustice, Sahaara seeks to draw out the dream embedded in the hearts and lives of the underprivileged and creates avenues for the fulfillment of the dream. Sahaara gifts dreams to the child victimized in a perilous red light area, to her trafficked mother benumbed by sexual violence, to the languishing prisoner, to the child invisible behind high walls of the observation home, to the orphan on the street, to the stick- tapping visually challenged woman on the speeding train, to the slum child who is written off to be a child labourer and perseveres in the enkindling of dying dreams all across Mumbai Sahaara believes that a helping hand of love and a continuum of services and opportunities is the key to transforming the dreams of the innumerable poor into their realities.

Programs

Projects & Impacts Project Azaad reaches out to 1000 men, women and children in the prisons every year through relationship building, legal help, medical assistance and computer literacy. "Mukti Niwas" (Home of Freedom) and "Suraksha Niwas" (Home of protection) serves as the rehabilitation centre for male ex-prisoners and female ex-prisoners respectively wherein they are provided with vocational training and gainful employment. Azaad is in the business of gifting redemption and reform to every prisoner languishing in prison! Project Prakash carries out relationship building and counseling for 250 visually challenged people across the city. "Jyoti Home" (Home of Light) rehabilitates needy visually challenged women by providing them education, gainful employment, wholesome nutrition, safe accommodation and a family environment. Prakash is in the business of gifting gainful employment to every visually challenged woman! Project Pratham attempts to break the vicious cycle of poverty by providing early childhood education, supplementary education, nutrition and medical and health care to the 600 children of multiple slum communities in and around Mumbai. Pratham is in the business of gifting education to unschooled slum children! Project Pragati meets the educational needs of 2000 children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law. Supplementary education delivers a strong foundation of education while they are institutionalized, in-house computer training facilities prepare the children for discharge, and follow up through home visits ensure that children remain in school upon release into society. Pragati is in the business of gifting a secure future to the children of Observation/Children's homes! Project Parivartan touches the lives of 350 trafficked women and 170 children every year through healthcare, educational, nutritional and counseling interventions. "Sharan Sthan", a rehabilitation centre for women exiting prostitution, gifts the exploited women the dream of freedom, dignity and a peaceful life. Parivartan is in the business of gifting a safe future in society to victims of trafficking! Parentless children and children whose parents are unable to look after them find a place at Mahima Home. Holistic rehabilitation is provided to thirteen children through a home environment wherein dedicated care givers take care of the children. Mahima Home is in the business of gifting a secure family environment to every street child! Anandalay is a home for daughters of trafficked women wherein they receive quality education, wholesome food and excellent accommodation under the committed care of a houseparent couple. Anandalay restores to these children their dream of a childhood protecting their innocence and nurturing them in love. Anandalay is in the business of restoring a happy childhood to the children of trafficked women!

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