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Our Four Programs

Our programs improve the lives of children within the poorest region of a poor nation – Bihar, India. We support children who are without parental care and thus, they are at a higher risk of suffering discrimination, inadequate care, abuse and exploitation. We pay particular attention the most neglected such as girls and the disabled due to additional social stigma.

We proudly administer our programs while respecting the diverse culture of India. Our 4 programs are based on the UN Future Fit for Children – Millennium Development Goals and designed to ensure the children are healthy, happy and prepared to succeed as adults.

Our four programs are as follows:

PROPER NUTRITION

Proper nutrition is also imperative for developing cognitive, emotional and social skills.  An astounding 46% of children below the age of 5 are underweight in India, directly impeding their life long vitality and often leading to premature death. Malnutrition is concentrated in chronically poor areas such as Bihar, where 59% of children are malnourished, making it the third worst among the states of India.  Nearly 975,000 of these children are severely malnourished and close to dying.  As orphans are part of the highest risk group, their rate of malnutrition is thought to be even more prevalent.

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CLEAN WATER

Clean water directly relates to children’s health and malnutrition. Unfortunately, a mere 30% of people in India have access to high-quality drinking water and proper sanitation. The orphans’ living conditions, especially their malnutrition and lack of health care, mean that they are more at risk to contract and die from water borne diseases.

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EDUCATION

Only 1 of every 2 people can read and write in Bihar, the lowest literacy rate of all India.  Demonstrating the added challenges girls and women face, there is a drastic difference between genders in Bihar, with 60% of males but only 33% of females being literate.  Orphans in Bihar can grow up without ever having set foot in a school, drastically limiting their futures.

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HEALTH AND WELFARE

Every day more than 5,200 Indian children under the age of five die. In many cases their deaths are from preventable or treatable causes. Orphans are often the most neglected and typically without access to health care. The childrens’ general living conditions also have an immediate and lasting effect on their personal development and growth.  Most orphanages are not equipped with proper facilities to provide daily care, such as kitchens, washrooms and bedrooms.

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