“Keep reaching out… You may help someone out of darkness and guide them into the light”. – Caroline Naoroji
There are a few individuals in the world who have a heart to reach out, go an extra mile to touch and help the lives of others. And Mr. Jadi Dhammamitra Madhava Rao is one among them, who has touched many unfortunate children and given a descent and valid life to them through “Aadarana”, an orphanage founded by him.
He started “Aadarana” in 2003. The circumstances of children he saw on the street begging for alms forced him to take a decision of starting the establishment. When he saw two kids, Ravi and Vemana who were 5-6 years old, begging, he decided to initiate action for the protection and upbringing of street children, and therefore started of his new venture with these two kids in the orphanage. Initially, during the uphill task for funding this organization, Mr. Rao gave tuitions and did other odd jobs like going door-to-door collecting newspapers and selling them in the market.
Aadarana offers hope to orphans, children of sex workers and children who have been abused. Aaradana’s motto is to help these children by providing them accommodation and education, besides nurturing them to become responsible self-reliant individuals. The activities include training in vocational courses (computer education, tailoring, etc.,), yoga and extracurricular activities. A home for boys was established in 2003 in Malakpet, Hyderabad, and in 2007, a similar home was started for girls in Saroornagar, Hyderabad. At present, there are 100 students (50 boys and 50 girls) studying in different classes varying from UKG to post-graduate at different schools/ colleges who are being taken care of by the institution. Currently, Aadarana is constructing its own building at Saroornagar.
This organization aims at an overall empowerment of disadvantaged children and physically challenged children from all over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh by providing proper medical care along with proper nourishment and quality education. Aaradana has children of different sects and some from different states as well.
The government has provided Aadarana 35 AC for full tax exemption, 80g for 50% exemption, FCRA towards foreign contribution and made it easy for philanthropists, donors, and institutions to provide donations without paying taxes.
To take up this opportunity to support the abandoned and orphaned children, you can click here and know how to make a donation: http://aadarana.org/