Tuesday, 28 October 2014


A child can know no guile, sees the world in colorful hues and wants nothing more but the love and attention he/she deserves. Yet, the hardship of broken homes and financial troubles can rob this child of a fulfilling childhood. This grim reminder is inspiration enough to reach out and support the underprivileged.

Vathsalya Charitable Trust, a non-profit, non-government organization, based in Bangalore, India, has been a refuge to the children of many migrant workers. With an atmosphere of love and care, Vathsalya lives up to its name. The dedicated team of faculty and staff are seen helping the children learn basic skills and equipping them with an excellent informal education. The organization also hosts several sponsorship and outreach programmes, be it in distant villages or within the city.

Nutrition is also a key focus area at Vathsalya. Meals are carefully planned, prepared and provided to the children, keeping in mind every nutritional requirement their age entails. At Vathsalya, every child ends the day with a curious mind, a full stomach and a smile.

Most of us have been blessed with a wonderful education and comfortable homes, but few have managed to look beyond this. There are children, precious little souls, hungry for knowledge and love. Vathsalya has spent the last 25 years labouring for this cause.

It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.”
- Colleen Thomas

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