We create opportunities for the uncared

Mahesh  Foundation is empowering and enriching the lives of medically challenged and the underprivileged children. “CARE HOME, NUTRITION, HEALTHCARE and EDUCATION”

We create opportunities for the uncared

Mahesh  Foundation is empowering and enriching the lives of medically challenged and the underprivileged children. “CARE HOME, NUTRITION, HEALTHCARE and EDUCATION”

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AIDS attack the body. Prejudice attacks the spirit.

It is always the children who are the victims. Don’t they deserve to live with dignity?

0.3 K
AIDS PATIENTS
200 K
Children
12
deaths per day
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Our founder’s story!

Mahesh Foundation

My journey commenced in 2008 when I encountered a 4-year old HIV positive lonely child in a government hospital, he had lost his mother in the morning. The child had nowhere to go.

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Our founder’s story!

Mahesh Foundation

My journey commenced in 2008 when I encountered a 4-year old HIV positive lonely child in a government hospital, he had lost his mother in the morning. The child had nowhere to go.

OUR MISSION

To enable medically challenged and underprivileged children to live an independent and dignified life.

CARE HOME

Safe, clean and caring home for medically challenged children to live life with dignity. Children are provided healthcare, nutrition and education.

EDUCATION

A school for medically challenged and under privileged children. The school provides  a learning environment that is free from discrimination.

OUTREACH & ADVOCACY

Reach HIV positive men and women providing them with access to healthcare and assistance to access various govt. programs.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

The focus of this program is the social upliftment of communities living under tremendous poverty and empowering them to live with dignity

PROGRAMS

Utkarsha School

Poverty is the biggest enemy of education. Poverty denies the basic right of a child to access education. A primary reason why Utkarsha was started. A school for the medically challenged and underprivileged children. The school offers children a fear-free environment and are encouraged to ask questions and seek answers. The program encourages a learning process that nurtures natural curiosity. The curriculum design encourages children to become lifelong learners.

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Our Impact Stories

Srushti

Even after facing many challenges, Srushti is living happily in our care home. She aspires to be a teacher.

Rabiya

Rabiya, who was formerly illiterate, is now receiving an education thanks to the Mahesh Foundation.

Priyanka

Despite the challenges, she is strong and fit. She aims to be a Bank Manager.

Housing

Mahesh Foundation took the charge and incentivized families with housing who sent their children to school.

Our Program Partners

Our Goodwill Ambassadors

Awards and Recognitions

Media Coverage

Voices of our Volunteers

It’s the time for feedback now, we like to know your views about our work as this helps us understand and improve to serve medically challenged and underprivileged children even better. Here why we are from last 13 years in humanitarian services.

Srushti's Story

Srushti is a medically challenged girl who is affected by HIV/AIDS epidemic. Being the HIV positive she lost her mother first and followed by her father. She become an orphan at a very young age. The age which she has to get the care and love from parents, had no one to take care of her. As the stigma attached to HIV had also resulted in the abandonment from her relatives too. She had abandoned by her relatives in the streets of Belagavi city.

Srushti was spotted by the healthcare staff with illness and soon admitted into the Government hospital. She became so much weak that doctors decided to prepare her death certificate soon. This news reached Mahesh Foundation as they went on to see the girl’s condition. Srushti had been shifted to the Mahesh Foundation’s ASHAKIRAN care home.

Mahesh Foundation taken care of her with love and affection. The supply of proper medication and nutrition had supported her in speedy recovery. She had soon started to go to school and now studying in 10th standard. Her strong zeal to achieve something great is supported by the Mahesh Foundation and she wants to be a teacher to enlighten the future of many orphan children.

The people who abandoned her are visiting Mahesh Foundation to meet her. This is all possible from the will power of that girl and now she is leading her life with giving her best and focused on her overall mental and physical growth. Anyone can change the society but first we have do develop ourselves, this is what Srushti says.

Rabiya's Story

The girl who was treated as a caretaker of her elder siblings had no clues that one day she can go to school. Rabiya is that girl who was locked at her home to take care of her siblings and had no schooling until the age of 8. She is living with her family in the slum and her parents are involved in begging activities. As they both are not in the house for the day, she should be the guardian of the family.

The slum dwellers have a blind belief that educating a girl child is an offence in that community. So her parents did not send her to the school. Mahesh Foundation got to know about Rabiya and intervened to educate her. But her parents and their community opposed so hard that the representatives of Mahesh Foundation were abused. Yet the efforts of Mahesh Foundation did not stop and they regularly visited the slum to convince their parents.

Finally, the parents of Rabiya agreed to send her to the school, now she is learning in the Utkarsha Learning Center, the school of Mahesh Foundation. She is studying well in the school and acquiring all the knowledge taught by the teachers. She has a dream to be a Police officer to serve the public.

Rabiya becoming an educated child along with this she become the reason to joining to the school of other girls who are her friends in the slum area. She also changed others mind who opposed her to go to school as they are also showing interest to send their children to school. Rabiya will succeed in her life and she will become an efficient police officer one day assures Mahesh Foundation

Priyanka's Story

Priyanka Kalagudi, a little girl who was living with her family at Hannikeri village in Bailhongal Taluka of Belagavi district. She was living happily with her parents and siblings which was like a heaven to her.

The real monster HIV/AIDS was detected in his father and later all of them. This pushed their family in difficulties as his father was the sole caretaker of his family. He was unable to go to work and this failed to provide him with proper nutrition for a sustained health condition. Hence the death occurred in his family as he passed away due to this deadly disease. Priyanka went in shock with her father’s death.

Mother of Priyanka is also too weak yet she has to go to work to take care of her kids. But her earnings were not sufficient to provide the much-needed nutrition and medication to the child. She couldn’t work properly because of her unstable health condition as well. Hence, she enrolled Priyanka to Mahesh Foundation to take care of her health and education.

Mahesh Foundation has concentrated over her entire physical and mental growth. She is back on track by the care and support of Mahesh Foundation. She is good in her schooling as she always gets good grades. She has completed 10th class and aims to be a Bank Manager so she opted Commerce in college. She is in her 12th class and studying well to achieve her dream.

Priyanka is an example for medically challenged children because of her quick recovery and a will to achieve something made her a special child. 

Housing Story

In 2013, the Foundation identified 26 poorest of the poor families living in the shanty town around Belagavi city. These families had school going children who were either left on the streets or they were doing odd jobs. Girls as young as 6-10 years were busy cooking, washing clothes, fetching water from common taps and taking care of younger siblings at home.  The Foundation approached these families and offered these families  a house if they agreed to send their children to school.  Over the last six years, the Foundation is successful in educating over 90 children. These children have either graduated or are studying. The Foundation regularly monitors the progress of the children.