JD Students make a change this Diwali

Jediiians are not just creative thinkers, but change makers. They believe change is something that has the power to make any one smile. That is why this Diwali, our students decided to celebrate differently and larger than life. They visited various NGOs in Bangalore where they distributed goodies that they personally made. All products were made based on a need analysis done by the students. The products were created with one eye on design and one eye on sustainability. We hope this initiative inspires all of you to think differently this Diwali and become a change maker for the less privileged. Cheers to the combined effort of our creators and their mentors.

Mercy Children HomeMercy Children Home is a children’s home founded by Mr Angam who faced a lot of discrimination as a parentless child. Struggling with every basic necessity of life, the founder of MCH himself understands the pain of not having proper meals a day, education and quality of life is far beyond imagination. As he grew up with such disparities he took a pledge to make other children’s life better and make them independent. He had a vision of establishing a children’s home which will never be referred as an orphanage and he is successfully running it where he is offering 2 meals a day and regular schooling.

Gerizim Rehabilitation TrustGerizim Rehabilitation Trust is a 27 year-old Institution – founded in the year 1989 – in India. Gerizim is blessed with 4 Special Schools, 3 Vocational Training Institutes, 4 Children’s Homes, 4 free evening Tuition Centres, 4 Help Groups, 2 Social Development centres, 6 branches / family counselling units. Although the main focus is on the mentally weak, Gerizim has stretched out to take care of the physically challenged & differently able people as well.

Anatha Shishu NivasaAnatha Shishu Nivasa was founded in 1942 by a group of philanthropists and public spirited men and women. It started functioning in a small rented house in Shankarapuram, an old residential area in Bengaluru. Later in 1958, it was shifted to the present building built on the site provided by Government of Karnataka. The idea of the founding-fathers was to put an end to female infanticide, also to shelter and support orphan/abandoned infants, from day-one onwards. The children are referred by the child welfare committee [CWC], Makkala Sahaya Vani [Child help line] in addition to the one abandoned at the road or left at the gates of the Shishu nivasa are given shelter and solace.

Sri Akkamahadevi Seva Samaja AnathalayaSri Akkamahadevi Seva Samaja Anathalaya was founded in the year 1963 by Mrs Uma Devi who was inclined towards serving young children and had a dream to build an orphanage for young girls and provide education as she thought education was essential for their upliftment  in the society. This orphanage is home to 37 girls aged between 7-17 years and is  presently managed by Mr Vishwanath who takes the responsibility to ensure all the girls get decent education atlas from the government schools around Akipete (where the orphanage  is presently located). The main mission of Mrs Uma Devi was to educate and uplift  young girls who are the future of this budding generation and also wanted to treat both girls and boys equally without any discrimination of gender .

Rays of HopeRays of Hope founded by Mr and Mrs Alexander is a generous initiative taken by the couple in a rural area of Bangalore. Started with 2 kids in 2012 it has grown upto 25 within a span of 4 years and has an oldage home as well. The foundation aims at making the children independent through directing them towards achieving the basic fundamental human right which is the Right to Education.

SnehalayasSnehalayas are a project of the MILT charitable trust. Snehalaya, as the name suggests is a HOME OF LOVE for the children to whom love is only hearsay and smile a luxury. Their motto is to provide a home in its true sense to those children without parents – a home in which sublime love, unmatched care and boundless compassion is shared with all the kids.

Jnana MandiraJnana Mandira, a home for the orphans, semi orphans, and destitute was registered as a trust in the year 2008.  Jnana Mandira a Sanskrit term means knowledge.  The house provides a strong foundation for the relationships and social skills and human values.  Above all, it’s a home that caters over all development of children, provides quality education irrespective of caste, creed, and caste.

JD Students make a change this DiwaliVathsalya Charitable Trust, since 1988, has been working towards helping children to meet their dreams to get education and have a better life like most other children in society. We enable children to live their dreams, by providing informal education and nutritious food to children of migrant workers. Health checks are conducted on regular basis. They also help children to get educational sponsorship by Corporates and Individuals. Day care for special children is also supported.

Namma ManeNamma Mane is a primary school with 35 children in it. The children are provided with school based education, cultural education, social awareness, food, clothing, shelter and awareness on health and hygiene.

Samarthanam Trust

Samarthanam Trust for the disabled is an award winning NGO founded in 1997. It is working towards facilitating opportunities to enable persons with disabilities & the underprivileged to keep pace with the rest of the society by providing quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training & placement based rehabilitation. Samarthanam stands for an inclusive society which provides equal opportunities without any discrimination for holistic development through sports & cultural activities.

Sumangali Seva Ashrama

Sumangali Seva Ashrama is a Non-Voluntary organization dedicated to facilitate services for Down trodden deserted women, Orphan children and economically weaker people in the society. S.G. Susheelamma the founder President and Smt.M.Kanthamma (Secretary) established this in the year 1975. Its distinct style of functioning based on the principal of Gandhi-ism has made it a well-respected and well-known organization both at the state and the national level.


JD Students make a change this Diwali…!

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