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
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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

A 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

Ganesh

Ganesh is an inspiring our children. He is currently preparing for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) exams. 

Rajesh

Rajesh

Rajesh is happily living in the care home. He loves playing cricket. He aspires to be an engineer.

Anjali

Anjali looked after her two younger siblings, studied under solar lighting and stood first in grade 12. 

Housing

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

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Voices of our Volunteers

Ganesh's Story

Ganesh lives with his parents in the shanty town in the outskirts of Belagavi. The family lives under temporary make-shift shed without electricity, running water and sanitation. Ganesh continued to study under the street lamp and completed his high school. His family encouraged him to continue his studies but had limited resources to fund for his education. The Foundation identified Ganesh’s potential when he was struggling to continue his studies. The Foundation through its Education Support Program started to fund his education from grade 9 grade. With this financial support, Ganesh excelled in the studies and completed his graduation with excellent marks. Ganesh is currently preparing for Indian Civil Services examinations. He aspires to be an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer. Ganesh continues to be a role model and he has a positive influence on the other children in the community. He is the Foundation’s evangelist for positive change.

Rajesh's Story

Rajesh

Rajesh (name changed) was born HIV positive by birth. Both his parents died of AIDS when he was 3 years old. After the death of his parents the orphan child was abandoned on the streets of the village by his relatives. Since Rajesh did not have access to ARV drugs, he developed multiple health complications and his health condition was critical.  One day a local villager called Mahesh and explained the status of the child abandoned on the street. Mahesh immediately went to the village and transferred the child to a government hospital for medical intervention. After a few days Rajesh recovered, and he was enrolled into the Foundation’s care home.  Rajesh is a teenager and is living in Asha Kiran, care home for medically challenged girls and boys. He is hale and healthy attending grade 7 in the local government school. Rajesh is excelling in his studies and loves playing cricket. Rajesh aspires to be an engineer. 

Anjali's Story

Anjali is the eldest of the three siblings. She has two younger brothers. The family is supported by her mother, a single parent. The mother sells petty items from door to door, earns around Rs. 200 on a good day and feeds the family. The family live in a 10 square feet temporary home built by Mahesh Foundation. Anjali’s mother’s priority was to educate the two boys. Anjali was encouraged to do household work and take care of the two younger siblings. The foundation recognised Anjali’s potential and counselled the mother to educate Anjali. In return the Foundation built a house for the family on a condition that Anjali will be educated. With the financial support of Mahesh Foundation Anjali excelled in her studies and completed her high school. She stood first in her class in Grade 12.  The Foundation has employed Anjali as Teaching Assistant in Utkarsha, the Foundation’s school for medically challenged and underprivileged children . She has enrolled into the D.Ed. program.  Anjali’s ambition is to be a successful teacher and assist her family and the community.

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.