13+ Years. 20,000 Children.

We are able to make a difference in the lives of thousands of underprivileged children, all thanks to your unwavering support.

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It all started with meeting a 4-year-old boy.

Mahesh Jadhav started Mahesh Foundation in 2008 when he accidentally met a boy in the government hospital of Belagavi.

Over the years, we have successfully reached thousands of medically challenged and underprivileged children embodying our mission of enabling such children to live an independent and dignified life.

Imagine if each one of us came together to support every child because even the smallest acts of kindness make a big difference!.”

This is the impact YOU helped us achieve in 2020-21

6,61,752
children impacted overall
1,46,467
children in CRY project areas, between
the ages of 6-18 years, in school
9,652
children in CRY project areas, under the
age of 1 year, immunized
2,176
children in CRY project areas, under the age 
of 5 years, free from malnutrition
7,582
children in CRY project areas rescued from child
labour, child marriage & child trafficking

This is the impact YOU helped us achieve in 2020-21

6,61,752
children impacted overall
1,46,467
children in CRY project areas, between
the ages of 6-18 years, in school
9,652
children in CRY project areas, under the
age of 1 year, immunized
2,176
children in CRY project areas, under the age 
of 5 years, free from malnutrition
7,582
children in CRY project areas rescued from child
labour, child marriage & child trafficking

Your money worked 134 times harder

Mahesh Foundation’s initiatives to multiply the impact of every rupee spent to providing infrastructure and rendering our services to the children.

7,160 children
CRY PROGRAM SUPPORT
11,96,000
Schemes

Advocacy Wins

Infrastructure
1,38,000 more children benefited
IMPACT CREATED WORTH
16,05,50,000
7,160 children
CRY PROGRAM SUPPORT
11,96,000

Each Rupee Worked 134 Times Harder

1,38,000 more children benefited
IMPACT CREATED WORTH
16,05,50,000

Schemes

"Reviving the sanitary pad scheme with the Delhi government through RTI, public advocacy, and media."

Advocacy Wins

Infrastructure

  • Renovating community bathrooms for children’s use.
  • Sanctioning 5 Anganwadi centers and opening 3 of them to be fully functional

Our Advocacy Efforts

At CRY, we advocate for children’s rights at multiple levels and influence policy by engaging with key stakeholders in the government.

Free And Compulsory Education For
India’s Children

CRY participated in the ‘Voice Of India’ campaign, as a part of the National Alliance for the Fundamental Right to Education (NAFRE), to propose a constitutional amendment to the government for free and compulsory education to all children. As a result of the ‘Voice of India’ campaign, NAFRE contributed towards bringing in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

Member Of Technical & Advisory
Committees

CRY is recognized as a child rights expert and is a member of Niti Ayog’s sub-committee on ‘Child Rights and Child Protection’. CRY is also on the Central advisory board on child and adolescent labour under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Providing Technical Support In Policy
Making

CRY provided technical support to State governments in drafting the following policies:

  • Chhattisgarh State Policy for Children
  •  
  • Manipur State Policy for Children
  •  
  • Jharkhand State Policy for Early Childhood Care and Education

Sensitizing Policy Makers To The Needs Of ‘Childescents’

CRY conducted an in-depth study, based on secondary data, on the status and needs of children between 15-18 years of age – the first of its kind that recognized those over the age of 14 as children as well. The resulting report, “Childescents In India: We Are Children too!” was presented to policy makers, academicians and practitioners.
It was also carried in the G20 Summit Summary Briefing Booklet. The G20 summit is a global economic summit of leaders from countries across the world.

Enabling Capacity Building Of Government Officials On Child Rights

CRY makes submissions to various relevant Ministries and statutory bodies, which has contributed towards system strengthening and capacity building of government officials on child education including early childhood care and development, elementary education as well as juvenile justice, child labour, child trafficking, child marriage and child sexual abuse.

Our Advocacy Efforts

At CRY, we advocate for children’s rights at multiple levels and influence policy by engaging with key stakeholders in the government.

Free And Compulsory Education For
India’s Children

CRY participated in the ‘Voice Of India’ campaign, as a part of the National Alliance for the Fundamental Right to Education (NAFRE), to propose a constitutional amendment to the government for free and compulsory education to all children. As a result of the ‘Voice of India’ campaign, NAFRE contributed towards bringing in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.

Member Of Technical & Advisory
Committees

CRY is recognized as a child rights expert and is a member of Niti Ayog’s sub-committee on ‘Child Rights and Child Protection’. CRY is also on the Central advisory board on child and adolescent labour under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Providing Technical Support In Policy
Making

CRY provided technical support to State governments in drafting the following policies:

  • Chhattisgarh State Policy for Children
  •  
  • Manipur State Policy for Children
  •  
  • Jharkhand State Policy for Early Childhood Care and Education

Sensitizing Policy Makers To The Needs Of ‘Childescents’

CRY conducted an in-depth study, based on secondary data, on the status and needs of children between 15-18 years of age – the first of its kind that recognized those over the age of 14 as children as well. The resulting report, “Childescents In India: We Are Children too!” was presented to policy makers, academicians and practitioners.
It was also carried in the G20 Summit Summary Briefing Booklet. The G20 summit is a global economic summit of leaders from countries across the world.

Enabling Capacity Building Of Government Officials On Child Rights

CRY makes submissions to various relevant Ministries and statutory bodies, which has contributed towards system strengthening and capacity building of government officials on child education including early childhood care and development, elementary education as well as juvenile justice, child labour, child trafficking, child marriage and child sexual abuse.

Stories Of Impact

Ganesh
Ganesh is a poor lad from Belagavi who resides in slums. After the completion of high school, he couldn't be able to study due to limited resources. The Foundation through its Education Support Program started to fund his education from grade 9 grade. He aspires to be an IAS officer and working hard to achieve it.
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Rajesh
Rajesh (name changed) was born HIV positive by birth. He lost both parents at a young age and was abandoned by his relatives and he was ill and weak. Mahesh Jadhav met him accidentally and took him to his home, Rajesh recovered. The child who was counting his days is now living a healthy life and studying in 10th standard.
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Anjali
Anjali is the eldest of three siblings who are her younger brothers and has single parent. Anjali's mother's priority was to educate two boys and ignored Anjali. The foundation recognized Anjali’s potential and counseled the mother to educate Anjali. Now Anjali is pursuing D. Ed. and also employed as a Teacher in our school.
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Srushti
Srushti is a medically challenged girl who lost her parents due to HIV/AIDS. She had no one to take care of her. She was abandoned by her relatives in the streets of Belagavi. Mahesh Foundation took her to care home and gave proper care and support. Now, she completed her 10th standard and pursuing higher education.
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Rabiya
Rabiya is a slum dweller girl who had no schooling until the age of 8. The slum dwellers have a blind belief that educating a girl child is of no use. Mahesh Foundation intervened and convinced her parents to send her to school. Now she is learning in the Utkarsha Learning Center. She inspired other girls to join the school.
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Priyanka
Priyanka is from Hannikeri village, Bailhongal, Belagavi. She lost her father at a young age and her mother couldn't take care of her. She enrolled Priyanka in Mahesh Foundation and we have provided her proper healthcare and medication. She completed 10th standard and studying for higher education.
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