We would love to have you join us at our Wish To Learn fundraisers, however we appreciate that it may not be possible. Therefore in order to raise funds for our two charities we welcome open donations throughout the year. We thank you for all your support.
Unique Home for Girls
Unique Home for Girls is a home for unwanted, abandoned girls in Punjab, North India. Due to many cultural and economic reasons, boys are regarded as the preferred sex, and consequently female foeticide and infanticide is often the chosen path for many women who feel they have no alternative. 274 girls die every day in Punjab before they are born. (Source: The Missing Girls, 2011)
Unique Home is currently taking care of 64 girls aged between 1 month – 18 years. They are being raised with meticulous care and unconditional love by the amazing lady Bibi Parkash Kaur, who the girls lovingly call ‘Mama’. The Trust caters for all their basic needs – food, clothes, accommodation, schooling, healthcare, transportation and personal safety.
The Trust is financed by personal donations from ordinary people like ourselves, which makes this an extraordinary feat. The donations are being used for providing the girls’ everyday basic care, as well as building a new home that would provide more space and modern amenities.
Wish To Learn Mission is to support the hopes and dreams of these abandoned girls. Every child deserves love, respect, a sense of belonging and an opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender.
The Akanksha Foundation
The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organisation in India that’s on a mission to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education. Akanksha’s work in the field of education at a national level, initiated school reform through The School Project, and provides a supplemental education through the Akanksha Centers.
Currently, Akanksha reaches out to over 5000 children through it’s 8 centers and 16 schools in Mumbai and Pune.
The School Project is a venture in partnership with local municipalities, with the vision of creating small clusters of model schools in these cities that can be used to impact the mainstream education system. Through the Akanksha Centers, a commitment is made to support each child by providing a strong educational foundation, after school tuition, a good time in a safe educational environment, mentoring with self-esteem and confidence issues, and support to help plan how the children can earn a steady livelihood as a step towards improving their standard of living.
The children benefitting from the foundation are an integral part of the organization and are recognized through various initiatives like Art For Akanksha, Mentoring Programs and Scholarships.