Some of our stories

Khushi

age 10

“Udaan Ghar is my home that brings back flood of joyful memories where I am spending my childhood days.”

Come let’s meet Khushi, her smile will wipe out the dark colours from your life!

In summer of April 2004, Khushi became a part of our extended family. Farida who earns her livelihood by picking rags in Malwani found her lying on the road. She knew Savita, who is a volunteer for Project Crayons. Savita along with Farida rescued Khushi and sheltered her to Udaan Ghar. This is a home away from insecurities, streets and home in Malwani at Malad. Then she was only one and a half year old, malnourished and was in a very bad state.

Savita found out that Khushi’s mother expired and her father was alcoholic. Her mother expired because of lack of proper health care. Khushi’s sibling who was older to her died because of parent’s negligence. Udaan Ghar is an initiative of Project Crayons, which is a home to girl children from broken homes, marginalized families and also those in conflict situations. In Udaan Ghar all the children are in the custody of love and care. Every child and their rights matter. Udaan Ghar provides a safe shelter, food, health care and education to children. Children are given their individual spaces to explore their interests and hobbies. Reading habits and seeing good cinema is also encouraged and practiced. Children here are nurtured with discipline, care and affection for a better future.

Days in Udaan Ghar are fun filled and disciplined. Here Studies are taken utmost care. Presently Khushi is studying in fourth standard in Kala Vidyalaya High School near to her home. She is learning and loving each moment of her journey. Wherever she goes, she loves to tell the tale of Udaan Ghar. She loves to dream... For more information about our project, Udan Ghar, click here.

Anita

age 16 years

“She dares to dream, but now dreams are her best friend.”

She was only three when her mother expired. Some say that it was suicide and others say it was an accident. The truth is still unknown. Her childhood days became stone. Amidst of the crisis she was blessed with wonderful neighbors who were showering love and care to her. Anita’s father used to earn his livelihood by polishing boots and used to end his day on cheap liquors and drugs. With days their condition worsened. Anita religiously obeyed her father and used to beg on streets.

A Project Crayons volunteer came across her and took her along to Udaan Ghar. She added wings to her dreams. She was very shy and lacked confidence but while growing up seeds of strength and confidence were sowed. Now she is a young pretty girl who is always there to look after the young ones of her big family in Udaan Ghar. She loves making handicrafts. Her eyes always twinkle and she doesn’t have the word ‘No’ in her vocabulary! She loves to nurture her dream of becoming a teacher some day by teaching her friends and younger ones.

For more information about our project, Udan Ghar, click here.

You can sponsor young girls like Khushi and Anita.

To find out more, visit our page on how to get involved or call +91 2265022661 / +91 7738601111 or email our Programme Manager at [email protected].

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