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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Web page of ATMA Gurukulam Girls' Home
Web page of ATMA Gurukulam Expansion Project