Gwalior Children’s Hospital is a small charity in the UK but ambitiously works with determination to help and provide for poor, disabled, destitute and underprivileged families especially children, women and the aged in central India. More details on www.helpchildrenofindia.org.uk we started with a childrens hospital in 1998 but working in Mercy Home seeing the condition of the children there since 2002 and Radha coming to us in 2004, changed our path from hospital to Snehalaya, though an Orphanage but our home with love for disabled and destitute, read on) -
" Snehalaya started in 2006, as a care home for disabled and destitute children in 2006 and gradually has expanded since, spread out in 25 acres of land with an Orphanage, Schools, Hospital, Gaushala, farms, gardens, orchards and bird house etc. on site. In Snehalaya we have 63 children at present with school for special needs providing total care, education and vocational training aiming to give a life with love and dignity and make them independent as much possible. We initiated a health centre in 2007 within campus from where we have been running the integrated rural development programme with emphasis on health care, awareness and health education esp. for children, women and the aged, in surrounding 43 villages, more in 17 villages (which do not have any health care or educational facilities) including hygiene, sanitation, vaccination, health education, treatment, employment and income generating opportunities for total sustainable development. We initiated a main stream school with vocational training facilities in year 2011 esp. for drop out girls from surrounding villages to get them educated and become independent getting them out of the life of oppression, they face otherwise. This will help not only them but whole community and future generations too. At present there are nearly 200 children undergoing education in our school. For lack of electricity in these villages, we also distribute solar lights to these girls facilitating their education and that helps their family too decreasing pollution and health hazards.
We also run a help line and ICTC with videoconferencing facilities to provide consultation, counselling and treatment services related to any health or medical related problems through our volunteer experts in various specialities from India and abroad. Our plans for future include consolidating the ongoing work and expand to make Snehalaya with its special need school as a residential facility for 200 disabled and destitute children and to expand main stream school to educate 1000 drop out girls with hostel facilities for children from far off places.
Details are available on http://www.helpchildrenofindia.org You can also download our Souvenir with annual report for 2012 with updates and many photographs from here: SOUVENIR2012 You can find the information for support and sponsors on page nos. 20 and 21. Summary details for children/residents in Snehalaya are available on page 2,3 &4, progress and plans for future on pages 16 & 17, spl. need school on pages 32 & 33, main stream school on pages 22 & 23, rural work on page 34, visitors comments with accolade for Snehalaya on pages 38, 39 and also from 5 to 15 with organisation's details.
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life including students and trainees helping us in this endeavour and to work either from their own place or on floor with us in Snehalaya at Gwalior. Please write to me for any questions or further information. Please help us by donations, by fund raising, by volunteering with us and by spreading the word to every one whomsoever you meet or know. We depend upon volunteers only for mouth to mouth publicity as we can't afford for costly advertisements. Please pass on our message and request to every one helping us take it further."
More than 500, 000 people have benefited from the services this charity provides so far. 100% of the funds received go towards the work only to provide for these poor people in the community, especially children, women and the aged. The Charity requires £10000 per month to support the continuation of services. £10000 will pay for the house to accommodate ten children or £2500 will pay for one room. Your £2500 once or £20 P.M. or equivalent in any currency will provide home, food, education and health care, giving a new life to a disabled on the streets in India or £10 will give sight to a blind person in India or that will help to educate one poor girl child from villages there. Please send your cheques made to “Gwalior Children’s Charity” to the address given. You can pay on line too just visit www.gwalior.hospital.care4free.net/donation.html and click on donate. Please help us to help them. Any help, however small is much appreciated. Please contact us for any questions or any details you may need or you may like to help in any way. Thank you. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Online fundraising, help line and counselling center, skype conferences, organising events etc.