The Residential Bridge Course Program (RBC) was initiated in May 2007.

Hostel room

Focus

We care and provide for around 50 under-privileged children:

  • Hostel accommodation (a home away from home) with a warden.
  • Meals in the morning & evening.
  • The program accomodates orphans and children of migrant workers and provides them access to education.
  • They get tuition in the evening together with life skills like Karate.
  • The program was initiated by the state government in part fulfilment of its obligations to the millennium development goals
  • The children are housed in a provisory dormitory on the school premises.
  • A daily routine and the fundamentals of hygiene are imbibed. They get regular nutritious meals, care and attention.

 

Karate 1

Outcome

  • Two classrooms have been converted into a dormitory to provide provisional accommodation for the children.
  • Two staff members assist, organize, teach and supervise the children and ensure that nutritious meals are provided.
  • There is a visible transformation of these once destitute children radiating joy and hope instead within a few weeks of their stay at RBC.

 

 

 

Kids dancing

 

Expenses

  • The Government has thus far sponsored only 3 of the 6 years since this program was introduced.
  • The foundation now finances and runs the program independently.
  • In 2014-2015 the foundation spent about 29% of its yearly budget for this program.
  • The foundation hopes that permanent accommodations for these children will be possible in the near future. This could help increase the number of children who could benefit from this project.
  • The cost for one child for one full year is 20,200 INR.