Saturday, 24 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
In 1995, Baba John Dayal established an orphanage by the name of "Bal Vihar". He began with only four children and no money in hand. Bal Vihar emerged from the need to provide care and protection to children who are orphans or from broken families, and have been languishing in the quagmire of apathy and distress. The police, J.J. Slum department and various other social organizations and workers have been bringing children to this orphanage. The home currently does not provide an adoption facility. However, the society is pursuing permission to do so from the convened government department.
With generous contributions from neighbors and well-wishers within the country and abroad since 1995, the society today owns two shelter homes with a total built up space of approximately 300 yards for girls and small boys in Mahavir Enclave, Palam, and another 220 yards for elder boys at New Vision Colony, Najafgarth, to house all children and also has a strong support staff and volunteers who provide assistance in running the orphanage.
All the children are sent to neighbourhood schools and provided remedial classes/tuitions in the evening, besides being provided comfortable accommodation and a caring environment.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
The David Tyler Trust will be supporting "Make a Difference" and the continuing education of 9 students in diploma, certificate and degree courses. Make A Difference (Sri Lanka) Ltd is a welfare relief charity targeting Internally Displaced People (IDP) in the war torn areas of Sri Lanka. The charity provides a sustainable future to these people by project managing self help development projects and providing opportunity to take part in educational and cultural training programmes.
The funding is to support a total of 9 students in Social Sciences at the Open University in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, seven of whom plan to enroll in a 4-year programme starting with a two year certificate course and ending up with another two year Diploma course. The other two applicants plan to do 3-year degree courses.