Homeless and destitute children are like any treasure deep in mud without any sign of gold inside them. Their lives mean just to survive and there may be a plenty of chances for them to be beggars, drug addicts, criminals or any kind of anti-social elements. These children do not deserve this certainly as they need opportunity like other children to prove themselves.
NBJK with the kind support of Stichting Kinderhulp Bodhgaya (SKB) has initiated Lord Buddha Home for Children with a mandate to provide these children homely care, quality education and all support for their growth as responsible citizens.
LBHC is situated in Silounja village near Bodhgaya, the famous pilgrimage town of Bihar. It accommodates 69 children (26 girls, 43 boys) in 7 houses, each with 10 children cared by one mother. These children are enrolled in good schools affiliated by CBSE, New Delhi and performing better gradually. They get home tuition and attend computer-music classes as per their interest. LBHC children participate in extracurricular activities in their schools and earned a good name for their institution.
What is the need?
Homeless children are vulnerable to child-labour and exploitation. Their lives mean just to survive. These children, without proper guardianship, get involved in antisocial activities, like begging, criminal activities, drugs, gambling and other bad habits. These children also work as slave in their relative’s house and hotels.
These children are exposed to abuse as they have no social status and no adult to protect them. Without any parental support, these children could not even get the basic necessity of the life like education, health support, nutrition, proper food, sanitation and care. It is estimated that 50,000 children in India leave their home every year due to death of their parent or abuse.
These children do not deserve this certainly as they need opportunity like other children to prove themselves.
Our Approach and Achievements
NBJK initiated a programme for helping these children to live life like a normal family children by establishing Lord Buddha Home for Children (LBHC) in the year 2005, with the kind support of Stichting Kinderhulp Bodhgaya(SKB).
LBHC is spread in an area of 1.75 acres, situated in Silounja village near Bodhgaya, the famous pilgrimage town of Bihar. There are 7 house, 10 children live in each house, cared by one mother. These children get motherly care, good education in English medium school, life skill training and vocation training, for building there bright future. Children are provided with coaching, music lessons and computer lesson in the camps as per their choices.
Currently a family of 69 children (26 girls, 43 boys) are living in 7 houses.
It’s just a beginning…