AMCHA GHAR BALGRUH (ORPHANAGE)
Amcha Ghar Balgruh came into existence since 1996. It is a shelter home for the underprivileged, orphan & semi-orphan girls, between the age group of 6-18 years. A home that started with 4 beneficiaries is now a home for 25. Apart from residence, these beneficiaries are given formal English Medium education, medical, recreational, self-defense, and spiritual facilities in a homely atmosphere until they become independent and are able to join the mainstream of society. This home functions under the Juvenile Justice Act (J J Act) & the beneficiaries that come to Amcha Ghar are sanctioned by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
Nearly 90 beneficiaries of Amcha Ghar Balgruh have been re-integrated back into society. They are either married or have completed their higher studies like Civil engineering, MBA, MA, hotel management, IATA, computer hardware, fashion Design, interior designing, nursing, D.ed studies, etc. This has led our beneficiaries to join the international cruise liners IT dept. and food & beverage service. Some are working as teachers in govt. schools, digital executives at corporate travel companies, receptionists at reputed pharmaceutical companies, accountants at automation companies, etc.
Features of Balgruh:
It started at Uttan Village, Bhayander (Mumbai) in the year 1996
Presently, Trust provides accommodation for 25 girls in Balgruh, between the age group of 6-18 years.
Need for Food, clothing, education, medical assistance, etc is being met by the organization
The project provides physical/moral/ psychological support to girls with utmost care and empathy.
Qualitative English medium Education of all girls is ensured by the NGO as they go to Amcha Ghar English High School & Junior College itself. Moreover, special coaching in mathematics/ science and languages is provided to beneficiaries by professional teachers.
Beneficiaries actively participate in in-school competitions, and tournaments, and hone their skills in their respective domain.
Parents /Relatives meet are organized every month.
Even after the beneficiaries leave the organization after completion of their term, higher education and vocational skills training are supported by the organization.
Facilities at Balgruh :
The health condition of all inmates is monitored periodically by a Registered Medical Practitioner. Dental / Eye check-up camps are also conducted.
TV set and music system/Alexa has been provided in the common hall for entertainment along with access to the tabloids for their online classes. Birthdays of girls, all festivals, etc are celebrated.
Therapy and Counseling:
They are provided counseling through regular counselors appointed to take care of the girls' mental health so that they cope with trauma and mental stresses.
With the active engagement of Volunteers, the inner talent/potential of the daughters is explored. A special impetus is given to promote this innate potential. Yoga and evening prayers are regularly organized.
Future Expansion Plan:
The organization is considering enhancing the present capacity to 50 girls and the need to construct a garden house for them as the current place can only occupy 25 beneficiaries according to CWC.
Support Schemes :
Donation in kind- Meals:
Any donor can pay Rs.5000/- in memory of some of their family members or for a birthday on a particular day towards Lunch / Dinner of the inmates.
Donors can pay Rs. 250/- per day or Rs. 7500 per month so that the milk can be served to the children in the orphanage.
Educational Adoption :
Donors can pay Rs. 15,000/- per year, or in installments, with a view to bear the educational expenditure of one girl student
On payment of Rs. 50,000/- per year one can bear the expenditure of food/ clothing/ Medical assistance one beneficiary
Balika Dattak Yojana:
An amount of Rs.3,000/- (Monthly) can be paid by the donor and an investment earmarked for one beneficiary until the child completes her tenure with the organization. This amount is made available to her, when she completes her studies, and starts some service or in case she desires, the amount can be utilized for her higher studies, and if this is also not possible, the said amount may be used for her marriage.