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Funded Ramana's Garden Children's Home

in Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, India

Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home in Rishikesh, India, is home to over 60 at risk children and a free English medium school for over 160 students from local underprivileged families providing education from kindergarten to eighth grade. #CANfilms

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About this project

Ramana’s Garden is home to over 60 at risk children and a free English medium school for over 160 students from Ramana’s Garden and local underprivileged families. The school provides classes from kindergarten to eighth grade.

You don’t have to be an orphan to live in Ramana’s Garden. You have to be at risk. Every child that comes through Ramana’s gate is here because they would be at risk of either being murdered, forced into prostitution, child labour, begging, starvation or total neglect if they weren’t here. For me a child who has seen their drunken abusive father or mother-in-law pour kerosene over their mother and burn her, is at risk in that house. A child who suffers severe malnutrition because their abusive father drinks all the food money leaving the family to starve is at risk.

Millions of Indian children are in dangerous circumstances due to having been born into the cycle of poverty, ignorance, and homelessness. Ramana’s Garden is working to rescue as many of them as possible. The Need is Great…We can’t change India but we can make a difference for one child at a time.

Ramana’s Garden’s vision is that every child in India, regardless of caste, creed, or social-economic background, has the right to quality education, proper nutrition, and primary healthcare.
It is our further intention to empower Indian women through literacy and vocational training so that they can generate their own income and thereby gain rights in their own households and communities. 

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