Shakthidhama

Project Brief: Asha is funding the cost of a school bus for helping children of this project to get to and from school and such other activities.
Project Type: Child Home (description)
Primary Focus: children of sex workers (description)

Secondary Focus: orphans

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Suhas Satheesh
Project Partner(s): G. S Jayadeva
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 18-1B, OPPOSITE JSS COLLEGE,Mysuru Ooty Road,MYSURU,
KARNATAKA  570025
Tel: 0821-2484371
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Jun 2019Silicon ValleyUSD 20268

Total = $20268

Asha is funding the cost of a school bus for helping children of this project to get to and from school and such other activities.
Shakthidhama is committed to work for education and rehabilitation of orphan girls, tribal girls and the girls from disadvantaged families in the age group of 9 years to 16 years and onwards. This is a new project started from the year 2017.
Background and History: Shakthidhama women’s rehabilitation and development center started working in the year 1997. It is located in Mysore (recently renamed as MYSURU) and until date we have rehabilitated over 4000 women in need. The work continues with additional facilities created to provide skill development and training for women to achieve economic self-reliance. Two counseling units of the center help to overcome the traumatic experience of the women.

Geographical description and background of the problem: Mysore is a tourist place surrounded by a cluster of under developed villages. Because of poverty and domestic violence a large number of women become homeless and migrate to Mysore where they survive as sex workers. To address this problem Shakthidhama was founded in 1998 to provide a safe short stay home with rehabilitation measures for these women.

Vision: To provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged girl child and to educate them up to class tenth after which the girls are supported to choose the course of education in line with their aptitude.

Mission & objectives: Shakthidhama is committed to work for education and rehabilitation of orphan girls, tribal girls and the girls from disadvantaged families in the age group of 9 years to 16 years and onwards. This is a new project started from the year 2017. This specific funding is towards rehabilitation of these girl children.