Did you know there are millions of abandoned children around the world? This is a shocking and upsetting fact to take in, but, thankfully, there are many organizations and people in the world working tirelessly to help ensure children are protected and safe. There are many organizations and homes around the world, but one particularly important to us at MedSpa 22 is Bal Asha Trust in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.
What Is Bal Asha Trust?
Bal Asha Trust is an NGO (non-government organization) that has been assisting abandoned and marginalized children since 1985. They provide care not only children who have been left to fend for themselves in potentially dangerous conditions, but they also look after children who may have been surrounded by their birth parents for a variety of reasons, but primarily medical or social reasons.
Bal Asha Trust provides care to boys and girls ages 0-12 years. They also provide care for children with special needs. To help ensure all of the children are leading as healthy lifestyles as possible, this organization is partnered with government and municipal hospitals, and physicians visit the home for daily check-ups and regularly check-up on children to ensure their immunizations are updated. The staff at Bal Asha Trust includes:
- Occupational therapist
- Speech therapist
- Social workers
By working together, all of these individuals help ensure all of the children living at the home are growing up as well-rounded individuals in a positive environment.
What Services Do They Provide?
Bal Asha Trust operates from a professionally managed residential home. Established in November 1987, the home can accommodate up to 70 children, and it has homed more than 1200 children over time. Children reside in rooms, which are color coded, based on their age.
While living at the home, children live life just like normal children! In addition to consistent medical care, they attend normal schools in the area, have large areas to play, and celebrate a variety of holidays. Their caretakers provide a nurturing and loving environment to help foster the best growth possible.
Bal Asha Trust offers more than just a home for children. They help children find permanent homes with adoption services. People are also able to sponsor educational programs for children. Additionally, the organization team is committed to education and training. There are a variety of workshops and training programs related to topics like adoption, child development, and more.
Why Is Bal Asha Trust Important to Us?
“Adopting a child is such a powerful, emotional experience. We were blessed to start our family in 2001 when we adopted our first son from Bal Asha Trust Orphanage in Mumbai, India. We flew to India to pick up our son and we were so impressed with the great care he had received the first 14 months of his life. He was healthy and happy and the staff was obviously loving and attentive to the children. The orphanage was clean and organized and they even had their own cook who prepared fresh food for the children on a daily basis. What a wonderful experience it was to see the amazing work they were doing. We want to support this organization so that they can continue with their life changing work!” – Dr. Ivan Cvik and Dr. Jelin Israel-Cvik
How Can I Help?
Bal Asha Trust and the work they do are very important to our team at MedSpa 22. We proudly donate 2% of our profits to organizations such as these.
If you are interested in making a donation of your own, we encourage you to visit the Trust’s website. As a non-government organization, they are completely funded by organizations. They accept international donations from around the world.
Learn More About Bal Asha Trust!
For more information about Bal Asha Trust, please visit their website. Explore more about their services and learn more about individual experiences from their blogs and testimonials.