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Grateful ! More help needed to support 23 kids at Miracle Orphanage

Miracle Manna Children's Home is a loving home to 23 children - orphaned by their natural parents at different ages- and embraced by the large arms and hearts of Shivaji and Prema. The couple began their unplanned journey desiring to welcome one child into their family through adoption. But the need for home for children orphaned by poor parents, some neglected and oppressed, grew systematically over the last 6 years to the strength of today, thanks to the couple's quiet resolve not to say no to a child in distress.

Despite their own economic background being modest. Shivaji had to leave his job as a driver, and Prema as a BPO staffer, to raise children and do all the physical work required to run the home, committed to providing the kids with good education and loving care. They go down to the bare minimum quite often and live with faith and dignity thanks to providential help of benefactors, like the Principal of a city english medium convent school charging a discounted fee of just Rs.5000 per child per year, to a land lord who has given a reasonably roomy home for a rent of Rs.8000/- pm., and other families helping them monetarily and in kind.

Funds required immediately is Rs.1,20,000/- to meet pending Home rent for 5 months, unpaid school fees for a few students , unpaid college fees for the oldest child of the Home, Marina, who is in 1st year BBA, and for food rations for the coming month. This would give immediate relief for the Couple to keep the Orphanage going. 

For more details, refer the website here - http://www.miraclemanna.org/
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16th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Improving Learning skills:
Many children find it challenging to remember salient points from a lesson, which impairs both their learning ability and their ability to present right answers in examinations. This is largely due to deficit in English.
Miracle children have been encouraged to imbibe two practices to enhance their learning skills. Firstly, noting down of ‘New Words’ and their meaning in a separate notebook. ‘New words’ are encountered by children due to new knowledge being taught (e.g. herbivore, photosynthesis ) or new terms used in specific subjects (e.g. velocity, legislature) or new vocabulary words (e.g uproot, elaborate ). Learning 'New Words’ improves comprehension and knowledge. Secondly, underlining ‘Key Points’ in lesson book or in classwork notebook. ‘Key Points’ are identified after understanding,  and  aid retention, help in presentation of answers and improve summarising skills.
In the last many weeks, Miracle children are imbibing these skills slowly to learn better, and are positive about its utility. Over the next few months, when children learn to deploy these practices systematically in their work habit, they would have improved their skills to learn better for life. Lets keep our fingers crossed !

(B) Celebrating Christmas and Deepavali:
Couple of support group members gave new clothes to children for Deepavali. With little amount of sparkles presented to them, Miracle children celebrated the festival of lights with joy . More than crackers that are limited, is the fun time they had with simple games at home like passing the parcel and musical chair .
On Christmas, Miracle children fanned out to bring cheer and blessing as well as to express gratitude by singing christmas carols at homes of supporters who invited them.


( C) Building a New Home - Progress:
- Building plans are finalised; a young company started by IIT Rourkee civil engineer will construct the new orphanage home.
- We are finalising the land lease agreement with the landlord on which the proposed new home will be built.

(D) Immediate Funding gap - Need your help.
- Rs.1.5 lakhs of pending school fees for current academic year is required urgently.
- Rs.20 lakhs for Building new home is required
- Total: Rs.21.5 lakhs

Miracle children send their prayers and wishes to all of you at Milaap support group for a New year 2019 of fulfilment, peace and progress!

God bless
Venkatesh


Dear Supporters,

Improving Learning skills:
Many children find it challenging to remember salient points from a lesson, which impairs both their learning ability and their ability to present right answers in examinations. This is largely due to deficit in English.
Miracle children have been encouraged to imbibe two practices to enhance their learning skills. Firstly, noting down of ‘New Words’ and their meaning in a separate notebook. ‘New words’ are encountered by children due to new knowledge being taught (e.g. herbivore, photosynthesis ) or new terms used in specific subjects (e.g. velocity, legislature) or new vocabulary words (e.g uproot, elaborate ). Learning 'New Words’ improves comprehension and knowledge. Secondly, underlining ‘Key Points’ in lesson book or in classwork notebook. ‘Key Points’ are identified after understanding,  and  aid retention, help in presentation of answers and improve summarising skills.
In the last many weeks, Miracle children are imbibing these skills slowly to learn better, and are positive about its utility. Over the next few months, when children learn to deploy these practices systematically in their work habit, they would have improved their skills to learn better for life. Lets keep our fingers crossed !

(B) Celebrating Christmas and Deepavali:
Couple of support group members gave new clothes to children for Deepavali. With little amount of sparkles presented to them, Miracle children celebrated the festival of lights with joy . More than crackers that are limited, is the fun time they had with simple games at home like passing the parcel and musical chair .
On Christmas, Miracle children fanned out to bring cheer and blessing as well as to express gratitude by singing christmas carols at homes of supporters who invited them.


( C) Building a New Home - Progress:
- Building plans are finalised; a young company started by IIT Rourkee civil engineer will construct the new orphanage home.
- We are finalising the land lease agreement with the landlord on which the proposed new home will be built.

(D) Immediate Funding gap - Need your help.
- Rs.1.5 lakhs of pending school fees for current academic year is required urgently.
- Rs.20 lakhs for Building new home is required
- Total: Rs.21.5 lakhs

Miracle children send their prayers and wishes to all of you at Milaap support group for a New year 2019 of fulfilment, peace and progress!

God bless
Venkatesh


3rd December 2018
Dear Supporters,
The support and love showered towards our cause is overwhelming. Thank you for the same!

A miracle option for relocating Miracle children home !
  * We were struggling last few months to find a solution to relocating Miracle children's home after the current landlord asked to vacate- couldn't find anyone willing to rent or give building for long lease to an orphanage; and land is too expensive to buy.      
   * That's when we had a breakthrough by god's fulsome grace: a gentleman agreed to give his empty land for lease of 20 years for monthly rental, with permission to build a home at our cost !

Building plan & Cost for New Miracle children's home:
 *  A design layout has been made for the new home for about 2200 sq ft of built space for the 25 residents . The cost estimate is around Rs. 34 lakhs which we are trying to bring down a bit if possible. 
 *  The big positive is that the land on lease is much closer to the school children go - under 2 kms.  Please see the video of Prema & Sivaji's earnest request  at the proposed new site with the kids.




God bless !  
Venkatesh : fundraiser, Miracle home
Dear Supporters,
The support and love showered towards our cause is overwhelming. Thank you for the same!

A miracle option for relocating Miracle children home !
  * We were struggling last few months to find a solution to relocating Miracle children's home after the current landlord asked to vacate- couldn't find anyone willing to rent or give building for long lease to an orphanage; and land is too expensive to buy.      
   * That's when we had a breakthrough by god's fulsome grace: a gentleman agreed to give his empty land for lease of 20 years for monthly rental, with permission to build a home at our cost !

Building plan & Cost for New Miracle children's home:
 *  A design layout has been made for the new home for about 2200 sq ft of built space for the 25 residents . The cost estimate is around Rs. 34 lakhs which we are trying to bring down a bit if possible. 
 *  The big positive is that the land on lease is much closer to the school children go - under 2 kms.  Please see the video of Prema & Sivaji's earnest request  at the proposed new site with the kids.




God bless !  
Venkatesh : fundraiser, Miracle home
19th September 2018
Dear Supporters,

Milaap contributions have been very critical for the purpose and running of Miracle Home orphanage over last 22 months. Here are the two key facts:

1) Donations made by Milaap Supporters contributed to 51% of all donations raised for Miracle home orphanage ! That is Rs.29 lakhs raised from Milaap is 51% of Rs.57 lakhs raised for Miracle home in total.

2) Milaap donations have been critical to enhance the quality of education and health & hygiene of kids at Miracle home. Against a struggling operation of Rs.11 lakhs in the year of 2016-17, Miracle home enhanced its impact to Rs.17 lakhs in 2017-18 and to Rs.23 lakhs in the current year 2018-19. (Please see Table 1,2 and 3, along with the chart)

Miracle home is in re-location crisis and requires Milaap donor's urgent support 

The crisis that has come on Miracle home now is that the landlord has asked them to vacate the premises by December 2018 for the land to sold off. 

They have been living in a basic but cozy home of about 2000 sq. ft for an unchanged rent of Rs.8000/- over the last 8 years ! They need an alternate location to move soon. A minimum of 2400 sq. ft of living space would help accommodate privacy for older kids & separate study space for younger and older children.

Option 1: Medium term lease for 5 years: Rs.30 lakhs is the minimum amount required within the perimeter of 7-10 kms from the new school.

Option 2:  Buy land at a place in a little far away suburb, 10-15 kms from the new school; even at Rs.1500 /sq ft, land cost will be Rs.36 lakhs. A modest but innovative construction can be made for Rs.10 lakhs. With registration & incidentals, we can have a permanent solution for Rs.50 lakhs.

We need Rs.40 lakhs urgently to tide over this existential crisis !
We need your help!



Here is a video of the Karate Demo:

Warmly,
Venkatesh
Dear Supporters,

Milaap contributions have been very critical for the purpose and running of Miracle Home orphanage over last 22 months. Here are the two key facts:

1) Donations made by Milaap Supporters contributed to 51% of all donations raised for Miracle home orphanage ! That is Rs.29 lakhs raised from Milaap is 51% of Rs.57 lakhs raised for Miracle home in total.

2) Milaap donations have been critical to enhance the quality of education and health & hygiene of kids at Miracle home. Against a struggling operation of Rs.11 lakhs in the year of 2016-17, Miracle home enhanced its impact to Rs.17 lakhs in 2017-18 and to Rs.23 lakhs in the current year 2018-19. (Please see Table 1,2 and 3, along with the chart)

Miracle home is in re-location crisis and requires Milaap donor's urgent support 

The crisis that has come on Miracle home now is that the landlord has asked them to vacate the premises by December 2018 for the land to sold off. 

They have been living in a basic but cozy home of about 2000 sq. ft for an unchanged rent of Rs.8000/- over the last 8 years ! They need an alternate location to move soon. A minimum of 2400 sq. ft of living space would help accommodate privacy for older kids & separate study space for younger and older children.

Option 1: Medium term lease for 5 years: Rs.30 lakhs is the minimum amount required within the perimeter of 7-10 kms from the new school.

Option 2:  Buy land at a place in a little far away suburb, 10-15 kms from the new school; even at Rs.1500 /sq ft, land cost will be Rs.36 lakhs. A modest but innovative construction can be made for Rs.10 lakhs. With registration & incidentals, we can have a permanent solution for Rs.50 lakhs.

We need Rs.40 lakhs urgently to tide over this existential crisis !
We need your help!



Here is a video of the Karate Demo:

Warmly,
Venkatesh
Rs.18,200 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

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Anonymous donated Rs.6,000
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Anonymous donated Rs.3,500
AC
ABHIJEET donated Rs.5,000
SK
Sanjay donated Rs.2,500

One day, even i would want to start something like this or part/contribute to some social cause like this.

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Anonymous donated Rs.500
Deepti
Deepti donated Rs.700