IDRF supports the running of a free stay home 'Brindavan' for abandoned children in a friendly and caring environment which makes them feel at home. Often destitute children resort to begging on the streets or get involved in petty crimes due to extreme poverty and lack of guidance. IDRF has been supporting this program of providing a home for homeless and destitute children because they are innocent and vulnerable to exploitation by criminals, anti-social activities and human traffickers.
IDRF's objective is to provide holistic education to destitute children by providing a friendly learning environment & to equip them with moral values. This will help them become self-reliant & good citizens. IDRF raises funds to provide free food, shelter, clothing, shoes, haircutting, education, sporting activities, and training in Taekwondo, music and arts for these children. Apart from academics and sports, recreation programs and annual trips for the children to enjoy are also organized.
The ultimate aim of this program is to serve the destitute children by providing them quality education, better medical and nutrition support and empower them with skill development in order for them to be self-reliant and confident as future citizens. Since its inception 6 yrs ago, 50 children have benefitted from this home. Some are about to complete high school & planning to start college. One of the boys, who was a 7th grade dropout is now in his final year diploma of electrical engineering!
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).