Children, Delhi, Delhi Council for Child Welfare, Delhi NGOs, Founding Story, Orphans

How it began at Delhi Council for Child Welfare

Delhi Council for Child Welfare was established in the year 1952 by a group of 10 women. The Council first started its work among children who had been displaced, lost, or abandoned in the riots surrounding the partition of India in 1948 by providing them with mid-day meals and recreational activities. Over the years, they…

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Orphans, The Hope Foundation

Giving Children Hope

“From rags to riches” is a common phrase. But at The Hope House, everyone is “rich” in love and care. Driving to The Hope House (THH) even the sun’s rays feel welcoming and loving. There were no houses along the road, just an oasis of trees and colorful flowers. The old red building is the only one in…

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Children, Jaipur, Orphans, Vatsalya

This NGO aims for ‘irreversibility’, so that the people they help will never be able to go back to how they lived before

Vatsalya is a highly ambitious NGO, whose work currently focuses around five programs. The flagship and biggest of these is Vatsalya Udayan which is the residential child care program for orphans and abandoned children. As I chatted with co-founder Hitesh Gupta, I couldn’t help but notice the pride he took in his work. Hitesh candidly…

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Founding Story, Jaipur, Orphans

How it began at Vatsalya, Jaipur

Vatsalya is a Sanskrit word which means ‘unconditional motherly love’; the organisation was registered as a charity in 1995. Mrs. Jaimala Gupta grew up in a well off family and it was a childhood dream of hers to work with street children and improve the quality of their lives. Her husband Hitesh also shared this…

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