Shraddhanand Mahilashram

Shraddhanand Mahilashram is our focus activity and has Balgruha for ages upto 18 years and Adhargruha shelter for women 18 and above.The children under 2 years are looked after in special care center.There are nurses,caretakers and visiting doctors,who take care of them and nurture them.Here children with special needs(multiple disabilities) are given physiotherapy to overcome their delayed physical milestones.

In the toddler section,children between 2-6 years are looked after. There is a in-house Balwadi which the student attend.The children from this section are referred from intra and inter country adoption. The Ashram is recognized by CARA (Central Adoption & Resource Authority) under license No.RIPA-9/2011.Adoption was started in June 1928 in our institution.Till today,approx 2861 children have been given in adoption to families from India & abroad.

The boys are referred to other institutes after attaining 6 years of age if not adopeted by families.

The Ashramkanyas from 6-18 years attend different schools in the neighbourhood.They are also coached in many co-curricular activities such as music,dance and sports.They are taken for educational tours.In house competions are organized for them.Workshops in handicrafts and personality development are organized for them. They are also coached in tailoring, embroidery and other handicrafts

The Ashramkanyas are grouped in houses and housekeepers are there to supervise them.There are qualified social workerswho nurture them and look after their educational & emotional needs.

The shelter and Balgruha are registered with the Commissioner of Women & Child Welfare Office,Pune,Maharashtra State.Grant-in-aid(Non-salary) is received from them.

The Ashramkanyas above 18 years attend college and vocational courses.They are also married through the Ashram on receiving suitable proposals.Some of them undertake vocational courses and work outside. Ashram kanyas who are unable to cope with mainstream school are coached for alternate examinations such as Pratham (Open Basic Education) & NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling)

We have established a fully equipped computer laboratory and we conduct regular computer classes for our kanyas to make them proficient in computer skills. Our kanyas have obtained certification of proficiency in using software such as Windows and Microsoft Office.