It is indeed terrible when you have to grow up without the care and love of your parents. This campaign is about giving such girls hope, support, and a chance at rebuilding their lives. Located in Devanahalli Taluk, Bengaluru (18 km from the airport) is a home called Makkala Dhama. They take care of these girls and give them a safe and secure environment to grow and build their lives.
There are currently 220 girls who live here (as of 8th Jan, 2024). Many of them have lost one or both parents during covid, have been abandoned by their families, or have simply been found wandering on the road somewhere. These girls need our support and love to grow into independent adults. They have dreams and ambitions, just like us. Your support of this campaign will help them realize their dreams and give them a secure future.
Makkala Dhama, a home run by Sparsha Trust, is a multi-dimensional state-of-the-art residential home (which can house 450 girls) for 180 girls in Devanahalli Taluk, Bengaluru. This shelter home will give them much-needed comfort and will help them grow into independent adults. All their daily needs and expenses are taken care of. The built-up area is 54000 sq. ft and is equipped with a wide range of amenities.
At Makkala Dhama, the stay, food, medical care, clothes, stationary, and after-school classes are all taken care of. They also have a library, computer labs, play areas, etc. Excursions and monthly trips are also organized. The cost of all this is just INR 3333 per month.
The above picture shows the girls at Makkala Dhama during their morning meditation.
JUST INR 3333 SUPPORTS A GIRL FOR A MONTH
Fund INR 9999 and impact a girl for 3 months.
IF YOU FUND,
INR 3333, you support a girl for 1 month.
INR 6666, you support a girl for 2 months.
INR 10000, you support a girl for 3 months.
INR 40000, you support a girl for 12 months.
All funding has 80G tax benefits.
SNAPSHOT OF MAKKALA DHAMA:
THE IMPACT YOU CAN MAKE:
My name is Harshita. I am 16-years old and a Grade 11 student at Canadian Intl School (CIS), Bengaluru, Karnataka.
This campaign is extremely close to my heart. I have taken up this initiative because I think being able to impact the lives of young girls (who are as old as me) will be incredible. These girls have no one to look after them. Makkala Dhama will transform their lives as they grow up in a secure environment that will help them focus on their studies, health and well being. At Makkala Dhama, girls are provided with accommodation, food, clothing, medical care, stationery, books, etc. They attend nearby schools.
The cost to impact a girl for a year is just INR 40000. The shelter home will provide all the necessary facilities to help them grow into independent and responsible adults. This campaign will definitely give them hope and comfort and will positively impact their lives.
Please support my campaign, as we can together support many girls and change their lives for the better.
MORE DETAILS OF MAKKALA DHAMA
(Aerial view of the Makkala Dhama campus)
There are 3 buildings on the 2-acre property:
- Chinnara Dhama (dormitory)
- Yuva Dhama (dormitory)
- Aswadha Dhama (Kitchen, Dining, Multi-purpose hall, Library, Computer lab, etc).
ABOUT SPARSHA TRUST:
Sparsha Trust is a Bangalore-based NGO founded by a handful of young graduates with master's degrees in social work. Sparsha Trust®, a registered, Charitable Trust started in 2009. Sparsha provides shelters where slum and street children would be safe, where they would be nurtured, tutored, and transitioned into mainstream schools.
Through its various projects, Sparsha is transforming children's lives, helping them live a life of safety, security, and dignity. Sparsha also provides opportunities for the children to do their best. While some of these projects are residential in nature, others are daycare projects and open shelters. At open shelters, children have the option of spending the day in the center and may choose to stay the night or return to their homes. As a result, for the first time in their lives, from morning to night, the children are able to study, play, eat, express themselves, and sleep without the fear of becoming victims of neglect or abuse.
ABOUT MAKKALA DHAMA :
Makkala Dhama is located at Bettakote, Karnataka 562129, on the outskirts of Bengaluru. It is about 25 mins from the Bengaluru International Airport and is a multi-dimensional development center with a capacity to house 450 girls who are in need of care, protection, and education. Makkala Dhama was initiated in 2009 in a cowshed, expanded over the years, and is now a well-designed and well-equipped residential campus. The upgraded campus, which became operational in July 2022, started with 147 girls who are living in a safe, nurturing, and caring environment. This will open a new chapter in their lives.
There are currently 220 girls who reside here and the number will go up in the years to come.
TAX BENEFITS :
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the NGO, Sparsha Trust is a registered trust and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT Act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET:
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The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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