Children Development Centers
Right from our very first residential development center Nisarga Grama that now houses over 150 children of all ages to the upcoming Makkala Dhama, the vision behind the construction of each of these shelters is to ensure that such deprived children obtain proper care and education for sustained growth. Our team at Sparsha works relentlessly to restore their living by providing healthcare and education to build a nation of stronger children.
Nisarga Grama (Nature Village)
In Bangalore, there are many children living on the streets, abandoned or fleeing exploitation, deprivation, or strained relationships. They come to the city in hope of a good life where they suffer various types of abuse.
To address this need, Sparsha Trust built Nisarga Grama (Nature Village), a state-of-the-art multi-dimensional development centre for neglected, abused and exploited children between 6 and 18 years of age.
The construction of Nisarga Grama at Hesarghatta, Bangalore began in October 2016. Designed to accommodate 300 children, the Centre was inaugurated in 2017. Nisarga Grama is being supported by Individuals and corporates including Kennametal, Walmart, First American India, Netscot, Terex, Amruthanjan Health Care Ltd, Persistent Foundation.
- Children and families: Here children have a safe place to live, study and progress. This is a great benefit for single-parent families. The rights of the children are protected.
- Community: Here children are engaged in productive activities, become socially sensitive and respectful towards elders and women, and learn positive values and discipline.
- Better workforce: Here children are growing up in a proper atmosphere, getting qualified for sustainable jobs, thereby avoiding unemployment.
Model Anganwadi centres
Sparsha Trust recognizes the need for improved early child-care centres for poor families in Bangalore suitable for the children of 0-6 years of age. We have transformed 10 Anganawadi centres by upgrading their infrastructure – repairing electrical connections, painting, creating proper spaces for learning, cooking, serving, resting etc. The initial 10 centres were located in Wilson Garden, Corporation, City Market and Avenue Road area.
Because of good response to the first 10 upgraded Anganawadi centres, we received additional support to upgrade 20 more in Belandur and Hoodi. Till date, around 500 children have benefitted through the Anganawadi centres with proper care, in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
Model Government Schools
In 2017, Sparsha Trust began working on developing the government school in Devalinganapalya, Hejjala, Bidadi into a model school. Supported by Toyota Kirloskar Foundation Pvt Ltd, the project aims to benefit not only the 40 children studying in the school but also the village community.
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