Is happiness the emotion behind your smile? This is not (name changed), a 4 year old, was found wandering on the street and the police brought her to Asharan through the Child welfare committee. Her father has been traced but is found to be living on the street and is an alcoholic. The whereabouts of her mother are unknown as of now. Geeta is finding her comfort with the other children who are in a similar situation. She easily mingled with the other children. Her street training has given her some confidence. All of them have a long way to go in dealing with their trauma. Right now Geeta’s best buddy is Ancy, who came last week after losing her mother, father and a younger brother at once. Though she smiles, the emotion behind is never of happiness. It is of fear, uncertainty and complete loss of control. Her looks and quietness says a lot.
Asharan Orphanage, HOPE foundation, Delhi was started in 1997 to give care and protection to young children who have no one else in their lives. The children here are at the age group of new born to 7 years presently. In 2018, Asharan cared for 74 kids. In February and March this year itself, we cared for 35 children incuding 14 infants.
- We need regular monetary support to take care of the needs of the children and to hire extra care givers to look after the babies.
We are extremely grateful to all those who have extended your support. Many of you have come forward to give things like diapers, baby food, baby clothes, and monetary support to hire extra hands during the crisis. You have touched many lives in special ways. May you be blessed in increasing measures!
Feb 27, 2019
Bringing HOPE...Changing LIVES
By Namratha - program manager media communications
We are proud to share that, 13 girls of Y-GENE project from the community participated in district level volleyball tournament, that happened in Government high school, in Thoraipakam, Chennai on 18th November 2018. The team stood 1st. They have crossed 3 levels playing with 3 different schools to win the finals.
Currently, 60 girls are getting trained in Volleyball, Kabbadi, and Kho-kho. These girls love sports and are receiving regular training from a Sports Teacher. We are hoping that this training in sports will help the girls to develop a sense of friendliness and team spirit amongst them.
All thanks to you, who have been instrumental in empowering the young girls.
Feb 13, 2019
Bringing HOPE...Changing LIVES
By vasavi - SAC coordinator
Arasi, was 13 when she entered Arias home of HOPE. Personally being HIV+ve, she also had lost her mother to HIV/ AIDS. Her father remarried and later on he died. Tamil Arasi's grand mother found difficult to take care of her by providing the nutritional balanced diet and got her admitted in the home with the help of HOPE staff, serving in the hospital. Staff in the home continued to nurture and mentor her beyond her 18 yrs. She completed her 12th std., learnt Tally and presently works as Admin./A/c Asst. During these years she faced health challenges
hunch back, Eosinophilia and hearing problem and HOPE foundation continued provide care for her.
Being 24 yrs. She is all set to marry on 24th February 2019 and start her married life.
Thank you very much for all the support you have extended to the children in the homes run by HOPE foundation.