Vatsalya Trust Mumbai is a non-profit organization that was established in 1983 with the primary objective of caring for and rehabilitating destitute children through its orphanage as well as other social programs. The name ‘Vatsalya’, a Sanskrit word meaning affection, was considered appropriate for naming the Trust, as it works for the welfare of children and provides various facilities for their social and economic upliftment. Over the years, the Trust’s focus areas have extended beyond just the caring of destitute children, to include women’s empowerment and education efforts.
IDRF Partner Since: 1998
Focus Area: Education and Women’s Empowerment
Location: Navi-Mumbai, Maharashtra
Project Title: Balikashram: Sanpada Project
The Balikashram- Sanpada Project was started in June 1999 in Navi-Mumbai at Sanpada. In this three-storied building about 54 destitute girls in the age-group of 4 to 16 years are provided shelter, nourishment, medical care and educational and developmental facilities. These girls from economically weaker sections of the society are getting education as well as personality development classes so that when they go back to their families, they feel more confident and self-reliant. During the academic year, several events and competitions are held and the girls are encouraged to participate in order to ensure their all-round personality development.
Organization also conducts various vocational courses such as: tailoring, fashion designing, beautician, and henna application, etc. for girls at the Balikashram as well as other women from economically weaker section of the society.
Please click on the following link to learn more about Vatsalya Trust’s programs for destitute children and women.