Feb 3, 2019
About the Charity
Parivaar believes that changing the destinies of children will change the destiny of India. Parivaar has worked towards the total care and overall development of children who are highly vulnerable to exploitation, victimization and trafficking, including orphans, street children, abandoned children, and extremely impoverished children from tribal areas. It also conducts many humanitarian activities for the destitute and uncared, including elderly and shelter less. With over 1700 children, Parivaar is one of the largest free residential homes for children from destitute backgrounds from West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar & Chhattisgarh. YVO had associated with Parivaar in July 2015 and because of their impactful use of donor money, we decided to associate with Parivaar yet again through their Seva Kutir project.
14 years after Parivaar started in West Bengal, it has started work in Madhya Pradesh. The immediate plan for Year 2018 was to start at least 100 Seva Kutirs, each having around 70 to 120 children in selected pockets of deprivation and malnourishment in districts of Madhya Pradesh where Day Boarding (Education cum Meal Programs) is provided to children in the age group of 4 to 14. The Seva Kutir combines two key themes most crucial for children in the interior rural areas of the country - malnutrition and education. As on 20 May 2018, there are 30 such centres already in operation. The Kutir follows a 2 shift engagement with the children. A morning shift from 7 to 10:30 and an evening shift from 4:30 to 7:30. In the morning, breakfast with seasonal fruits and milk is given while in the evening, dinner with roti, sabzi, rice and dal is served. During the day the children are sent to the local Government school so that a continued engagement is established with them. The Seva Kutirs are aimed at complementing the government schooling and are not intended to act as a substitute. A 100 children Seva Kutir Project costs around Rs.12.5 Lacs annually. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of June 2018 towards sponsoring half of the Dundlawa Seva Kutir Project. YVO intends to make a repeat donation to them in one of the upcoming months so that the entire annual expense of this Project can be contributed by us.