India 17 April 2020- The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting humanity like no other crisis in recent human history. During this crisis period, Shishu Mandir, a children’s home that runs on charity has come forward to help and support the homeless wandering communities, low-income families, people with disabilities, transgender and other underprivileged communities. In the last couple of days, the organization has distributed 10 kg of Rice, 5 kg of Wheat, 2 kg of Dhal, and 1 kg of Refined Oil in packages to more than 2500 people in need.
“With so many underprivileged, homeless, low-income members of our communities trying to make ends meet during this crisis, it’s important that we all step up to do our part. We are committed to reaching out to as many as possible to elevate their condition and help them in this epidemic situation,” said Hella Mundhra, Founder, Shishu Mandir.
Shishu Mandir supports the following schemes and activities:
A home for neglected and Underprivileged Children
Child Care Centre with English medium for children of 3 to 6 years
English medium School for Poor children( Prep to 10th)
Free Food, Clothes, Medical care for all Shishu Children
Community College for Vocational Training
Sponsoring Education for Siblings
Evening study Centres in Slum Area
In- Country and Inter- Country Adoption Promotions
Self-help groups for Women in Slum Area
Empowerment of Women through Vocational Training in Tailoring, Masonry, and Driving
Construction of Houses for Poor of Slum Areas
Construction of Community Centres
Construction of Public Toilets
Construction of Water Sheds for Drinking water
Founded in 1983 by Hella Mundhra, Shishu Mandir is a children’s home that runs on charity. It works towards the betterment of the children from impoverished backgrounds by providing a caring and supportive environment as well as giving them free education and vocational training to aid employment.
For 30 years now, Shishu Mandir has been working quietly towards creating a generation of children who are not bound by the circumstances they were born into. Coming from the most desperate of situations, often with alcoholic fathers and despairing mothers their future looks bleak. At Shishu Mandir they have been receiving education, love and care, guidance in their careers and consequently they were able to reach a life of self-sufficiency and independence.