Cooperation for Development
Amavida is running 5 development programmes:
This small school is in the Tollyngung ‘slum’ of Calcutta. Back in August of 2009, the school was facing financial difficulties and was under threat of closure. If this had happened, 312 children, between 2 and 16 year old, would have found themselves back in the streets and without a decent attempt to a future…
Being a woman in India is not easy, and here in Amavida we believe they are the present and future of this country….
Om Shanti Home opened its doors on August 15 2010, a day care centre for 10 children whose lives were on the streets. We have been inundated with requests to care for children ever since and we have now a day care centre for boys and one for girls, with about 20 children so far.
It is futile trying to educate a starving child. Here in Amavida, we believe that a healthy and well balanced diet is the key to physical and mental development of children…
Annual medical check
In March of 2010, we carried out the first medical check for all the children in the school. The results were not surprising: 92% of children were under nourished; 84% carried stomach or intestine parasites and 67% suffered from breathing difficulties…