Our mission is to find Children and reunite them. Before reuniting them with their families, we reunite them with their own selves. We reunite them with the best version of themselves, which they stopped believing they are capable of. We reunite them with their values, their sense of purpose and their reason to live and serve the world they inhabit. Despite their experiences that made them believe otherwise!Know more
How we help Children
We find children. We nurture them by providing safe spaces to heal their hurts, which came from running away from the what is supposed to be the safest place for children – their homes. Whatever the reason, whatever the compulsion, we welcome each child we found to a space of health and beauty, laughter and compassion, trust and companionship.
We feed them, clothe them, tell them stories. We speak to them, hear them and be heard. We revive their strength and courage. We instill hope and pride. We find where they came from, why they left, who is responsible. We tighten the loose ends, mend the fences, resurrect the space that was once their safe zone. Then we send them to that safe zone. When they choose to go.
We are in the job of reuniting children. With their families. But before that, we reunite them with their bliss.Read More
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Under Mr. Resul Pookutty’s Guidance ( Sound designer who got an Oscar) a film is being planned, for which the Script is ready and we plan to start shooting around January 2021.
Hi, I am Dr. Rajendra Bharud. I was born in Samode Village in Sakri Taluka. A Bhil tribal. My father had passed away before I was born and there was no man of the house, so to speak. We were steeped in poverty. There was no money even to take photographs and so till date I don't know how my father looked. No land, no property. We used to live in a hut made of sugarcane leaves.
But Maay (mom) was made of sterner stuff and never sat brooding over our condition. She had two sons to take care of and so she started working towards that. She started making liquor from flowers and selling it. Men used to come to our hut and consume the liquor. She later told me that, as an infant, sometimes when I cried she used to give me a couple of drops of the same liquor so that I would sleep off. Cos it was business time and she didn't want to disturb the customers. As I grew up, I started running errands to get peanuts or such snacks for the customers. Read More
He did not speak hindi or Marathi either but language of another state Telangana. A boy as young was very difficult to decode even with translators. So as per the process he was cleaned, and well fed he went to stay with kids at the shelter. Tongue was no bar for him as he soon started mingling with other kids and was often the loudest and chirpiest among them. He was also quick to learn the pre-meal Marathi and Hindi Prayer which was a ritual. Gradually he opened up speaking of general bits from his Life at home. We had already identified the State i.e. Telangana in addition to which he once was overheard saying ‘Hyderabad’. Over 45 days in Shelter now he was very happy but very alert as to not give away much. At such a young age of 8 he was careful not to be sent back home. Then came our reunion session and most of his friends left barring a couple of them. Srikanth broke down saying he wants to go home too! Read More
A 12-14year old Child that looked very happy wearing white pants and shirt that barely looked pristine anymore. His name was Mauli.
Mauli’s had hailed from the Bhaktimay Pandharpur and that explained his name too. He was beautifully cooperating with zero resistance. He then told us a story, that , having lost both his parents he along with his Grandmother lived in Pandharpur. His Granny apparently was old and ill and hence she made the poor child labour for money that they would need for survival.
While everyone believed him fully although the experienced Staff at the Shelter knew better. They started their own drill of finding out the real background of the Boy and as suspected, they did. Without even waiting until the Reunion Day his Family arrived at the Shelter unannounced. Only selected managers knew about the impromptu farewell planned for Mauli. And as they arrived everyone present were stunned to know that not only his parents were alive alive but were also from a rich and well known part of the society let alone having their child work for labour. Shocked but Happy to be sending him back to his better Life, everyone bid their loving friend a Goodbye! This is what happens to a child, how he thinks and feels matters more than anything else!!!
Chutku as everyone calls him stays in Mumbai and is very familiar with all the Train routes and by lanes. Being found and reunited by our own NGO the first and second time, he still decided to run away again. With absolutely no problems whatsoever at home he just flees for fun! Happy go lucky persona that he is, often manages sneaking and then laughs it off when caught. One of a kind indeed! The third time that he is here, he will be surely sent back to his Family again who were already expecting to hear from us. They are informed that Chutku will be staying at the Shelter with other kids through the Camp, participating in Independence Day Performance and then return Home. While this is a relief for them, it clearly is a dangerous tendency. So we have a regular follow up with the parents every week, to check all is WELL!!!!