16 December, 2011

Quota home in Faridabad

Today  I had gone to Quota Home to celebrate Christmas with little children there. 

Quota home is a NGO run by group of women that you see below. I am part of them.

The Quota Home in New Delhi stands as a beacon of hope for Indian women and children. Located in a slum area called Faridabad, the Home also serves as a model for all charitable organizations. It demonstrates what can be accomplished through the determination of volunteers who know the needs of their own community plus the contribution of funds from people who care.
What began as a shelter for battered and abused women in 1978 became the We Share Foundation’s first Club-to-Club World Service project. Support for this project over the years allowed it to evolve into a large facility with much more than a shelter. Today, the Quota Home also includes a vocational and literacy program for women, a day care program, a full primary school, a home for elderly women, a medical clinic, a diagnostic center, and, now, a vision center to diagnose eye problems, provide eye glasses, surgery, and post-operative care for people in need.

The vocational program offers 200 girls and women a chance to become literate and learn job skills in a variety of areas, including sewing, knitting, computers, and beauty culture. The program includes two full classes in computer training, each with 25 students, to accommodate the demand for instruction. Meanwhile, 200 children attend the primary school. Both programs require constant upgrades in order to keep pace with today’s technology, which offers a promising future for trained workers in India.
Below are things made in house that they sell. They make candles, knit blankets, etc. Buy them to help them.

These small lovely children presented such amazing show for us comprising of dances and skits.

And of course there was Santa Claus.