Akhanda Seva for International Shanthi (Operation Shanthi) helps families living on the streets by focusing on their basic food needs and medical care. Initially it was established in California, Operation Shanti set up operations in Mysore, India in 2005.
Some of their activities in 2013-14 were:
Project Home (Karunya Mane): As of 31 March 2014, 22 boys and 22 girls live at Karunya Mane (KM), and the organisation supports four children at a boarding school located an hour away. They return to KM during the holidays. The girls and boys at KM have separate quarters and only share their after-school tutoring space and teachers. Currently, approximately 14% of the children at KM have no parents, another 53% have one parent, usually a single mother, and the rest of the children (33%) have a mother and father who are destitute and cannot properly take care of their children.
Project Street: The organization continued to work directly on the streets of Mysore, with assistance provided to around 10 women. The programme has changed from prior years because most of the children with whom they worked are now at their children’s home. They support their mothers, who live in houses that the NGO rents for them. They provide them with a weekly stipend and medical assistance.
Project Food and More: Project Food and More (PFM) was started in September 2008 in response to a visible need to assist destitute children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The number of children they assist has grown from 31 in March 2009 to 57 as of March 2014.
Income Rs34 lac
Expense Rs34 lac
Source : Audit Report 2014
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