This was a non-residential,
which exclusively focused on the development of the child
in their respective family. This project consisted of about
285 children and their families who were destitute and from
the economically weaker section of society. The focus was
improving the scholastic standards of the child, encouraging
dropouts to continue their education, promote vocational training
courses and to start small income generating programmes (self
help) along with their families to enable them to support
This programme also included providing wholesome
food, medical, clothing, bedding, repairs to shelters, self-help
During the tenure of the project about:
- 80 families were provided assistance
to improve their earning capacity and further adequately
provide for their children and families through trading,
vegetable/fruit vending, tailoring, cycle shop, auto rickshaw,
oven, laundry machine etc.,
- 120 children completed their vocational
training and have taken up jobs and become self-sufficient.
- 45 shelters were repaired and renovated
to improve the living conditions of families.
- 165 children completed their formal
education and become independent as their family financial
This project was complete one year ahead
of schedule in the year 1999 and was found to be very encouraging
as it motivated a number of children with their respective
families to work towards self sufficiency with enthusiasm
which brought much confidence into the lives of our children
and their families by enabling them to become self reliant.
"In future it is our intention
to promote more such projects, which will be for a fixed tenure
and will include the child with the family, this will in turn
enable us to include a higher number of deserving beneficiaries.