Little drops of water make a mighty ocean! This is what the Mahesh Foundation running an orphanage in Kanbargi in the city “Aadhar-Home for the homeless” hopes to happen and look for urgent help from society.
Mahesh Foundation, a non-governmental organisation working for the welfare of children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS in society by ensuring them education and encouraging them to fight against deadly disease, opened the orphanage, “Aadhar”, a year ago, where more than 40 orphans are sheltered.
The centre has been running with only people’s support as the foundation, as it claimed, has not taken any help or grants from the government.
A number of national and international organisations were impressed by the foundation’s noble deeds. However, this little home is in small trouble today.
The orphanage is functioning from a house.
In June 2010, an agreement was signed between the owner and Mahesh Foundation, who wanted to purchase the house to convert it into a permanent structure for the orphanage.
A sum of Rs.5 lakh was paid to the owner of the house as an advance and the remaining Rs. 4 lakh was to be paid in the following three months. However, with financial constraints dogging the foundation, it could not make the payment.
Now the owner has asked the foundation to pay the remaining Rs.4 lakh by August 9 or vacate the premises.
Therefore, in an appeal foundation director Mahesh Jadhav has urged members of the public, philanthropists and social service organisations to provide necessary assistance.
Interested may contact Mahesh Foundation, “Aadhar” orphanage, H. NO. 792, opposite Kannada School, Siddeshwar Nagar, Kanabargi, Belgaum 590015, or Ph.: 9164575327 and 9241407811.