Support the education of homeless vulnerable children by Sahaara, Mumbai

Support the education of homeless vulnerable children


Almost denied the right to education, Rajesh now dreams of a brighter future

Rajesh lived in one of the many slums of Mumbai. His family was impoverished and disadvantaged.

As his family struggled to meet basic needs, education became a luxury they couldn't afford. Little Rajesh stayed illiterate and was at the threshold of becoming a child laborer.

It was then that one of Mahima's staff noticed Rajesh and took him under their care. He was enrolled in the shelter home.

Mahima Home has taken Rajesh into their care. The two house parents and the staff take care of him and nurture him like family.

The shelter home provides him with the right environment for him to develop holistically through a family environment, quality accommodation and above all, access to good English medium education. His basic needs for proper clothing, wholesome nutrition, health care, and emotional care are taken care of.

Rajesh today has a secure family environment and education that nourishes him and helps him hone his talents.

He is a bright child who enjoys learning. He is good at academics as well as sports. He is a confident boy who enjoys making new friends and loves to play outdoor games.

From a boy who was denied his fundamental right to education, he is now soaring towards his future.

You can also help poor children like Rajesh get access to education. You can support organizations like Sahaara help more children who otherwise have no hope of an education. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
School Supplies
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Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Sahaara's 'Mahima Children's Home' is a shelter for parentless children and children whose parents are unable to look after them. The Home was started in July 1999 with only a couple of children.

Donations to the program contribute to the educational supplies, medical cost, the salary of the shelter home staff and the operating costs of the center for one child.

The home was started with the aim to provide shelter to homeless and desolate children, including street children and neglected slum children.

These destitute children are easy and helpless victims of abuse and bad influences. They are desperately in need of a family, and that is what the Mahima Children's Home provides them.

The home is a haven for boys who are either orphans, have terminally ill parents, or are children of trafficked women who are unable to care for them.

Mahima provides these children with more than just their basic needs. Holistic rehabilitation is offered to fourteen children through a home environment with dedicated caregivers.

The children are provided with English medium education. The energetic and talented boys actively participate and shine in sports and other extra-curricular activities like playing the keyboard and singing.

They play lead roles in school dramas, bag awards, and prizes. Many of the boys from the shelter home have been elected school leaders and sports captains.

Starting with 2 children, the home currently houses 14 children.

When you donate to this program, you give vulnerable children a chance for education that can help them dream of a better future.

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About The NGO

Sahaara, Mumbai
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Sahaara, Mumbai

SCS was started when a group of Mumbai citizens felt stirred by the abject poverty and dire needs of the poor in their neighbourhood. Today the work of SCS spans across Mumbai to impact several vulnerable people groups.

Mr. Max Fernand joined Sahaara in July 2012 and is currently its CEO. He began his career in a NGO dealing with education and with the mentally handicapped before joining as foreign exchange broker. He has worked 22 years as a foreign exchange broker and rose from a junior trader to head of a trading desk in a broking house that was among the top three in revenues in the country before joining Sahaara. He was also on the board of Sahaara from 2002 to 2011.

Full time staff - 55

Part time staff - 2

Consultants - 2

Total Receipts for 2015-2016 - INR 47976328

Total Payments for 2015-2016 - INR 42498917

Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year

Number of children taken good care of and growing holistically - 14

Number of children helped in supplementary education and graduated to the next grade - 153

Number of children growing in awareness and confidence - 14

Number of children taught how to use basic Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel and Word software - 50

Number of children provided with meals during the day resulting in good physical, mental and emotional growth - 14

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

K Xavier Selvan

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

education | children

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Location of Work
Location of Work


Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2012: Quality Initiative Mission Award 2013 for Innovation and Excellence in School Education

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

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