Jamghat, a registered NGO in India. Jamghat aims at providing children living and working on the streets with a safe place for them to live, and the space to develop both physically and emotionally into self-dependent adults. Jamghat runs two shelter homes, one for boys, and girls, and a day-care centre which provides education for street children, where they go back to their families at the end of the day.
These children have experienced unimaginable hardship growing up. Many have been separated from their families or found cold, hungry and forsaken wandering the streets. During our time in India, we have been blown away with the development of these kids and how Jamghat has single-handedly given them a place to live in the shelter homes, opportunities for education up to year 12, and all the necessities that every child of the world has the right to. The happiness and energy they have every day is contagious, and the optimism they have for their future is inspiring. They managed to rise beyond their past circumstances and become well-rounded children.
Jamghat relies purely on donations and the kindness of others, and is not supported by the government. At this moment, the organisation is in dire need of funds and is struggling financially. Having seen the amazing work they do for the children, and spent time in the shelter homes getting to know the kids, we would like to aid them in any way that we can.
Our primary goal for this fundraiser is to raise enough money to provide the daily provisions of the three shelter homes (around 85 people) for one month. This costs 65,000 rupees, or approximately . These costs are for food, hygiene and household products.
Ultimately, we do not want Jamghat to live on a month-by-month basis. Any extra money we raise will go towards future months and funding for education. This includes school stationary, wage costs for education aids, and funding for the children to attend later years of high school. Pooja is one such child who needs funding so that she can finish year 10.
With Jamghat, these children are able to experience having a stable childhood and are nurtured to become independent individuals who can support themselves. Any contributions, no matter how big or small, will make a world of a difference to these children.