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Care and Protection for Children Affected and/or Infected by COVID-19
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    Created by

    Talha Salaria
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Whitefield Rising and Dream India Network

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Whitefield Rising Trust

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There are hundreds of children who have lost their primary caretakers, one parent or both parents to COVID 19.  There are also children whose parents are currently ailing and are not able to look after them, and children who live in orphanages and childcare centers, in need of immediate care . 

The peculiarities of the disease make it harder for extended family to step in at times, and extend support.  Some don't even have that extended family to rely on. Today, from the team at Aahan Vaahan, we seek to support, three very special organizations that have come together to provide a safe home for the children affected, and separately for those infected by COVID 19. 

One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the pandemic is that it is tearing families apart.  Protecting children who have lost the adults in their lives is an immediate priority.  Here are the initiatives you can support to keep these little ones safe and healthy, till they can be reunited with family or in permanent homes.

The need to raise funds is immediate and urgent since over the past few days fifteen children are already under the care and protection of these homes. Requests for several more children have already been received.
This initiative is under the guidance and support from the Child Protection team (Child Welfare Committee) of the Government of Karnataka, to set up dedicated Quarantine and COVID Care Centers for children.
Infrastructure being setup:

  • Quarantine Centre1: upto 32 children for ages 6 - 11 for boys and girls      
  • Quarantine Centre 2: upto 40 children for ages 11-18 for girls
  • Quarantine Centre 3: upto 40 children for ages 11-18 for boys
  • Covid Care Centre: upto 60 children for ages 6-18 for boys and girls

Cost per Quarantine Centre is approximately Rs. 25 lakhs to set up and     operate for 4  months (total Rs. 75 lakhs)

Cost for Children’s Covid Care Centre for infected children is approximately  Rs. 85 lakhs to Rs. 1 crore to set up and operate for 4 months.

All four facilities have been given the Fit Facility certificate under sec.51(1) of Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Act, 2015 from the Child Welfare Committee- Bengaluru, Urban.  

Duroflex has already delivered over 150 mattresses for the centers and we thank them for their generosity.

Who are we?

We are a collaboration between Dream India Network (DIN), Motherhood Hospitals, Rainbow Hospitals, Aahan Vaahan, Whitefield Rising, child welfare experts, and well-wishers to provide immediate and appropriate care to children affected and infected by COVID.


  • Dream India Network (DIN) - - DIN set up quarantine centers supported by Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives till September 2020. Re-starting because of the need in the second phase

  • Will set up, staff and run the centres. They will also be in charge of all permissions and approvals for all the centres.

  • Motherhood Hospitals -

  • They will provide remote medical guidance, advice on the protocols to be followed at the center, and train the on-site clinical staff.

  • Rainbow Children's Hospitals -

  • Rainbow will be the point of contact if any of the children need advanced care in a hospital setting.

  • Aahan Vaahan: A group of an alumnus of NLSIU, Bangalore who successfully helped close to 2000 migrant workers and family members get back home during the first wave of the crisis, by chartering 10 flights within a month. Mission Aahan Vaahan will now focus on helping children  affected  by the pandemic in various ways due to the crisis.

  • Aahan Vaahan  will be raising funds for Whitefield Rising and DIN.

  • Whitefield Rising - - We are back on COVID relief again after phase one, actively looking to help COVID patients with bed access, oxygen access and any and all kinds of support such as helping set up a dedicated COVID care center for Bangalore City Police in Kadugodi - 
  • Assist in raising funds and provide support to DIN as required. 

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