SAMPARC Bal Asha Ghar

Ambavane – Nandgaon, Near SAHARA Amby Valley, Tal. Mulshi, Dist. Pune – 410508. Tel: +91 20 20292140.
Project Incharge: Mr. Tulshiram Khandagale Mob: 9766343465

From the NGO Prerna and India Sponsorship Committee, Mumbai the Bal Asha Ghar project was shifted to SAMPARC with the effort of Dr. Nico Nobel of Stichting Geron, Netherland and Rotary Club of Midtown, Mumbai at the hand of Charity Commissioner of Mumbai. Shri. Amit Banerjee took the responsibility, on behalf of SAMPARC in the year 2005 and incorporated in SAMPARC as a Project for Child Care and Rural development.
Bal Asha Ghar is a project under SAMPARC Management since August 2005 for taking care of children of sex workers from red light area. It was a hard effort by the personnel of SAMPARC to regularize the project but was successful at the par of other projects of SAMPARC. The project is a licensed children’s home under Department of Women and Child Welfare, Government of Maharashtra.

CASE STUDY

STORY OF CHANGE: Akshay ( Name Change)
An old women found Akshay alone and helpless in Kamathipura Mumbai area when he was only one year old. The woman was a beggar and she lived on streets. She picked up the child and took care of the child for some period but she strongly felt the need to educate him. So she approached an organization in Mumbai were Akshay was admitted. Later, Akshay was admitted to SAMPARC Bal Asha Ghar for his overall care and education by Child Welfare Committee, Pune at the age of 4.

Akshay being an orphan child knew the importance of education in his life. Right from his childhood Akshay is hardworking well behaved obedient child being good in education scored 77% in SSC board exam. After his 10th class, he successfully completed “Diploma in Nursing” from Nari Institute, Nasik. He stood 2nd in the college. After completion of the course he got employment in Dilasa Day Care Centre in Nasik as a male nurse and care taker.

Presently, he took up a new job in Naik Navre Developers Pvt. Ltd. as a Front Desk Receptionist in Wadgaon, as he is pursuing his Graduation course through distance education. Also he is taking care of the old woman as his grandmother who had helped him in childhood.

ACTIVE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

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OUTPUT

53 children of socially victim women under rehabilitation

IMPACT

Live life in a family environment and in a community setup.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Free from immoral trafficking & living with dignity for better future, 144 children became self-reliant and live with dignity, 3 girls married, 10 boys are employed.

MORE ABOUT BAL ASHA GHAR BALGRAM

In the last 5 years an excellent progress was found. 100% success of children in education, sports changed the environment of the centre. Now the children love the place as their home and are stable in the centre.

31 no of children completed higher education from the centre till today.

SAMPARC Bal Asha Ghar is situated in a picturesque environment at the foothills of koraigad hills, lonavla, near Sahara Ambey Valley. The centre is dedicated for the upbringing, education and rehabilitation of the children of socially victim women of red light area of Budhwarpeth, Pune.

The centre is under the guidance and care of Mr. T. J. Khandagale the Project Incharge, counselor, housemothers, helpers, gardener, look after the overall well-being of the children. A regular visiting doctor attends to the healthcare of the children.

There centre is having balsadans (children’s home) with kitchen and dining hall along with a community hall, medical room, counseling room, staff quarters and playground on 5 acres land. The facilities for accommodation were improved by renovating the existing structure.
Children have been receiving training in Taekwondo in the centre and all the hard work and regular practice of children has helped them to win District, State and National level awards in Taekwondo.

The children from the centre participate in various competitions-Rangoli, Musical Chairs, Essay Writing, drawing, Running Race, Lemon Spoon and have received various awards. The children from the centre actively participate in the cultivation of vegetables within the premises and they also take special interest in planting and nurturing plants.

The financial transactions, care and protection of the children and various issues related to smooth functioning and progress of the centre are looked after by the Local Level Managing Committee.