Karuna Welfare is registered with the
Government of Maharashtra (India) as a recognized charitable
trust, Registration Number: AF22569. This project that
initially started with just a feeding program is now grown
into a full-fledged orphanage and school. At present, we have
91 children and we are building a school to equip these
children to be great citizens of India in the future.
What is special about our orphanage is that we have the family
concept. Children are not kept in a dormitory style
accommodation with a supervisor, but we have dedicated parent
couples who look after 15-20 children in a home atmosphere
where children of the same sex but of different ages (4 to 15)
grow up in a healthy and family environment.
We give below a brief write-up on the activities of the
A Little About Karuna Welfare
The Karuna Sharan Project (Home)
Destitute, abandoned and underprivileged children have great
value because of the gift of life. They are worthy of love,
acceptance and the opportunity to grow up in an affirming
atmosphere. We, through Karuna Sharan, seek to assure the all
round development and well being of children who are bypassed,
forgotten and endangered in their present circumstances,
regardless of their social and economic status. We seek to
offer them a substantial opportunity toward growing up into
complete, independent and contributing citizens. The focus of
this project is to value each child at any cost.
The idea of starting a home and a school for street children
was born more than 4 years ago, when we started teaching and
feeding twenty children who were living on the streets. We saw
the rapid changes in their lives and their encouraging
response to receiving basic security and love.
Currently, we are renting bungalows in Vasai which act as
homes for these children. The Boys Home presently houses
38 boys and Girls Home has 53 girls.
Karuna Academy is full fledged school imparting quality
education for these children. The students will be able
to finish school with the Secondary School Certificate or the
National Open School Certificate. The school activities
include sports, picnic, and educational trips. We also offer
the kids Vocational Training at the Karuna Workshop which
trains them to have skills they can fall back on once they
leave home. Currently,some of the children are engaged in
making greetings cards, which can be used for any occasion.
Our vision is to construct a school in Vasai to give education
for 1000 children out of which 350 would be in-house students
who are orphans and street children. We not only want to
provide a home and education for the children, but would also
like to offer an environment where there is an atmosphere of
love and security that these children would otherwise never
Right now we have a team of people from various professions
who have a special burden for these children and enjoy
contributing their time and resources to help this project.
In essence this means that most of the project work connected
to leasing, purchase of property, and running of the school
and home will be done through people support.
For this project we need sponsors and supporters who want to
take this opportunity and donate generously in cash or kind,
to make an impact in these children's lives. Because of
your "Karuna (Mercy)" you can make
"Miracles" happen in the lives of "Many".
If you would like to be a part of the Karuna family and
sponsor, co-sponsor, or donate please contact us at the
The children at Karuna are orphans and street children, who
after much investigation, we have undertaken the
responsibility to take care of them until they are 18 years of
At Karuna Welfare, we undertake the task to provide the
children all the benefits of childhood. The love of a father
and mother is crucial in the initial years of a child's life.
Thus we have homes for boys and girls [Karuna Sharan] where
our children reside with a parent couple for each house. We
also have a fully functional school [The Ambassador High
School], which takes care of their educational needs. Our goal
is to equip them to be responsible future citizens of our
As an organization, with children who are orphaned and street
children we have many children who suffer from malnutrition
and various other medical needs. Thus we make it a point that
the children receive a good and nutritious diet. We meet
expenses for clothes, uniform, schoolbooks, through donations.
But yet we do have a substantial shortfall every month and
find it very difficult to make ends meet.
However this task is too big for us and we need help, to make
a difference in these precious lives. It is your kind support,
which will help make this vision come true. At present
we house 91 children. The need to take on more children who
are in crisis and would end up as delinquents is so severe
that we have about 84 cases duly short-listed. The only
impediment to taking them on is shortage of funds.
Photos and stories of each of the kids are at www.karunasharan.org/Stories.asp .
Companies like Hewlett-Packard have contributed Rs.4.5 lakhs
towards our effort, apart from Colgate, Sheetal, New Merchant
International and other MNCs who also have contributed
Currently to effectively run this school and orphanage, our
Trust for street children is collecting approximately Rs
80,000/- each, which is less than the monthly expense for 91
kids just to be able to meet the basic needs of food, rents,
education and other primary expenses.
This is an appeal for funds to support this noble cause. We
would appreciate any contribution. We also an extend an
invitation to your respected board to visit our orphanage as
per your convenience, only do notify us on the number given
below so that I could personally show you around. Your
contribution will only help us to accelerate this effort.
Bunglow No. 14,
Rashmi Park Complex, Valiv, Vasai (E),
Dist. Thane, Pin 401 208.
Tel: 9323219031 / 95-250-2457971