Children  India Project #32108

A Home for 150 Homeless Children in India

by ATMA Foundation Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

This project involves acquiring sufficient land and building a new children's home for 150 homeless children in Thrissur District, Kerala, India. It is an expansion of the existing ATMA Gurukulam Girls' Home project to support the care, boarding and education of homeless girls. Through this particular Global Giving campaign, we are trying to raise the funds required to buy 1 acre (4000 sq metres) of land.

$80,000
total goal
$61,119
remaining
273
donors
10
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

Institutionalised care of destitute children in India is often limited to providing them food, shelter and clothing. To get out of the poverty cycle, these children also need access to quality education, opportunities for sustenance, and individual mentoring support.

Solution

The ATMA Gurukulam Children's Home will provide holistic education, leadership training and value clarification to children. It will be a part of the ATMA Harmony Village, which will have Elders Homes, Women's Homes, Youth Homes, etc. The children will get the love and care of these 'grandparents' and will be mentored by trained volunteers and professionals. This will improve their emotional security and self esteem, helping them succeed in life.

Long-Term Impact

The ATMA Gurukulam, as part of the ATMA Harmony Village, will become a new model of institutionalised child care. This will inspire many more organisations to adopt this approach, thus helping thousands of children out of the poverty cycle, and lead a life of dignity. It will also promote social responsibility towards children in need.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.atmafoundation.org/​
Web page of ATMA Gurukulam Girls' Home
Web page of ATMA Gurukulam Expansion Project

Organization Information

ATMA Foundation

Location: Thrissur, Kerala - India
Website: http:/​/​www.atmafoundation.org/​
Project Leader:
Suresh C K
Thrissur, Kerala India

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