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Background and Need
The United Nations Charter on Children in a recent study has enumerated that the most vulnerable sector of the society is the worlds’ children and that every day nearly 30,000 children will die, most from causes such as hunger, treatable diseases, and natural calamities.
Over 50 million children have been directly or indirectly affected by these situations in the last five years. These children are at a great risk of violence, exploitation and abuse. These children need the safety and comfort of a HOME to be shielded from these influences and to thrive in this world.
There is, therefore, a never ending need for a safe home for the many unfortunate and under privileged children living in dire poverty without basic amenities. Support Organization For Kids In Need, referred to as SOFKIN henceforth, aims to build and maintain a home for the underprivileged children and provide them with basic amenities like food, clothing, shelter, and most important of all education without affiliations to race religion, gender, caste or creed. The aim here is to enable them to take care of themselves. The beneficiaries will be sourced from a combination of existing and new sources as per established guidelines set primarily catering towards orphan and destitute children. SOFKIN further plans to have many such homes in the future.
Each home will consist of a group of about 10 kids with one or two house mothers. The house mothers will assist the kids and look after their daily necessities. The kids will be sent to local schools. Education will receive utmost importance and we will make every effort to provide the beneficiaries with basic and vocational education. Audio visual equipment and computers will be made available. SOFKIN will also ensure the children are provided special training in the field of their interest to prepare them for potential job opportunities to be able to support themselves from 18 years of age.
The Health of the kids will be continuously monitored by reputed doctors of the local community and appropriate medical records will be maintained. All necessary vaccinations and medications shall be provided. Utmost care will be taken in providing a nutritious, healthy and balanced diet prescribed by nutritionists. Sports and exercise will be encouraged and the children will have opportunity to participate in various activities. Basic entertainment like radio and television will be provided. The parent or guardian of the child inducted into SOFKIN will have the opportunity to periodically monitor the child’s progress. Children will be allowed to spend time with their parents/guardians during school holidays.
All the activities of the kids will be closely monitored and discipline and morality will be imbibed into them. ALL funds received will be properly documented and appropriately used. All established norms and guidelines will be followed.
Children Selection & Induction
Orphan & destitute children with poor living conditions will be selected after a careful consideration of the history & background of the child, Our social workers conduct a home study, collect all the relevant documents related to the parent/guardian, family background, medical records, etc. Children of all religions and caste are admitted into SOFKIN homes. The children receive utmost love & care, go to regular schools and are provided highly nutritious food and special medical care, The children in SOFKIN homes flourish as lovable, confident and talented individuals.