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Abandoned at two by her own mother, Chandra becomes a successful paramedical professional

Chandra was two years old when her mother abandoned her. The Juvenile Welfare Board and the police tried to talk to her. She said that she wanted to give up the child because she couldn't take care of her.

The police were then told by the Juvenile Welfare Board to find a shelter home for the child. They admitted Chandra to the Bal Gruha run by the Shraddhanand Mahilashram.

Chandra grew up in the Bal Gruha with other children like herself. She was given the love and care that she deserved. When she turned 3, she began to go to the in-house Balwadi school.

She grew up as an Ashramkanya, as the girls who live in the shelter home are lovingly called. Once she was six years old, she enrolled in a neighborhood school. She grew up under the care of qualified social workers who nurtured her. They looked after her educational and emotional needs.

Chandra was an intelligent girl. She stood first in school in her Secondary School Certificate exam. She completed her Higher Secondary from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey College.

She pursued her interest in the paramedical field. She got her Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician course.

She started her career as an assistant lab technician in a pathological lab. Due to her hard work and dedication, in a few months she was promoted to a lab technician. At work, she met a boy who was also working as a lab technician proposed marriage to her.

Shraddhanand Mahilashram, through their marriage committee blessed their proposal.

Now, Chandra is happily married. She and her husband are now parents of a boy.

Many children like Chandra who would have grown up on the streets with no future are now happy and contributing members of the society.

Your help can make many more abandoned and destitute children like Chandra find a safe shelter. You can donate to their living and medical expenses in the shelter home. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Shelter Home
Healthcare
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Program Description

Shraddhanand Mahilashram runs a shelter home for abandoned children. They provide shelter, food, healthcare, education and overall development. They aim to give them a normal childhood so that the children can grow to be happy, independent and responsible citizens. The home is also recognized by CARA (Central Adoption & Resource Authority) and works to get the children adopted into good homes.

The children are mostly bought in by the Child Welfare Committee or through the police station. The police find the children abandoned in railway stations, bus stations etc. At times, the parents who can't take care of the children surrender them to the shelter home.

There are three types of Balgruhas ? $B!F(BPrathamik' for children from birth to 6 years, Kanishtha for children from 7 to 12 years, and Varishtha for children from 13 to 18 years. The girl children stay in the Ashram till the age of 18 years. The boys stay till the age of 6 after which they are referred to other shelter homes.

The Ashramkanyas, as the girls in the ashrams are lovingly called, attend different schools in the neighbourhood.

Health, well-being hygiene, basic needs, education, food and provisions are provided to the children staying in the homes. They are also coached in many co-curricular activities such as music, dance, and sports. The children also go on educational tours. Many activities like in-house competitions and workshops handicrafts,ceramic painting and mehandi are conducted so they can have holistic development.

The Ashramkanyas are grouped in houses and housekeepers are there to supervise them. There are qualified social workers who nurture them and look after their educational and emotional needs.

The girls above 18 years attend college or vocational courses based on their interests. They are also married through the Ashram on receiving suitable proposals.

This program covers the cost of medicines and sanitation of over 100 children who stay in the Bal Gruha homes. It also covers the staff salary which includes Social workers, nurse, attendants, house mothers, as well as electricity and telephone costs.

When you donate to this program, you help abandoned and destitute children grow up in a secure and loving environment.

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About The NGO

Shraddhanand Mahilashram
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Shraddhanand Mahilashram

Shraddhanand Mahilashram started in the year 1927 in memory of Swami Shraddhanandji (Munshiram). Starting as a shelter for women, the now have an old age home in Vasai, the Bal Gruha in Matunga, as well as two hostels.

Their main programmes include an orphanage and an old age home.

The homes have been operational for decades and are run in a traditional set-up. They run a home for girls, as well as boys up to the age of 5, beyond which they are sent to boys' shelters.

The orphanage has separate sections for babies, young girls, and older girls who are attending college.

Shraddhanand Mahilashram is involved in their entire upbringing, school, college, and even marriage, in care the girls want to get married.

The old age home is in Vasai, and has both paying and non-paying beneficiaries.

Bal Gruha houses the smallest kids, Adhar Gruha houses the older girls and there is an old age home for women above 60.

Shraddhanand Mahilashram works with a vision to help create a world free of destitute women and children.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sumitra Paradkar

Area of Operation
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Old age home | elderly

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Maharashtra

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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