Boys’ Home nearing completion

Boys’ Home nearing completion
Tuesday January 1 2008 10:04 IST

K.J. Francis Joy

ALUVA: Janaseva, a voluntary organisation based in Aluva and committed to – India Without Street Children, is all set to cross yet another milestone in its path of growth with the construction of the Boys’ Home. It will be completed by January.

The Boys Home, being constructed in Madurapuram at Mekkad near Aluva, is aimed to cater to the needs of the poor boys who are stranded on streets, engaged in begging, forced to perform in Circuses, exploited sexually and tortured by the so called ‘parents’, said Janaseva president Jose Mavely.

These unfortunate children will be provided with food, shelter and education. They will be brought to the mainstream of the society, Mavely added.

The construction of the threestoreyed main building of the Boys’ Home having 30,000 sq. ft. area, has been almost completed. A basketball court, football ground and swimming pool were constructed near the Boys’ Home.

Launched in 1997, the Janaseva runs Sisubhavan, Sneha Veedu, Street India Movement, Amma Veedu and Sthri Sakthi (woman empowerment) units apart from the Boys’ Home.

Around 140 girls and boys aged below five years are taken care of in the Janaseva Sisubhavan and 130 boys above the age of five years are sheltered in the Boys’ Home. But, now, the Janaseva is in a deep financial crisis, Jose Mavely said.

Janaseva Sisubhavan can be contacted over phone on 0484-2606079, 2603379. e-mail: janasevasisubhavan@rediffmail.com, Website www.janasevasisubhavan.net or Janaseva PB No. 107, Aluva.

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