Adruta Children Home (A unit of RAWA Academy)  has been doing pioneering work in the field of rehabilitation of abandoned, unclaimed, parentless, and destitute children, especially girl children, in need of care and protection.

 

Amidst India’s glowing success and growing prosperity, there is a hidden India in which a segment of children populace, court deprivation, neglect, and destitution. This holocaust is waging a silent war against millions of choice-less and voiceless children, especially girl children, abandoned by parents. The perpetrators are poverty, undernutrition, malnutrition, negligence, and gender discrimination.

The objective is not only to ensure the healthy upkeep of such children but provide proper education for their psychic nurture. The congenial environment is provided so that the latent potentialities in them get unfolded and they grow into excellence in order to become the prized assets of the society and join the social mainstream. Presently, there are 450 children in ten different centers across the State i.e. Bhubaneswar, Rayagada, Bolangir, Sundergarh, Keonjhar, Baripada, Angul, Dhenkanal, Puri, and Cuttack. Children Homes are located at district Headquarters so that children have access to the best of the available facilities in education and healthcare. Children join Adruta Home as young as newborns or one day old or in their early infancy and stay until they are at least 22 years of age, emotionally and academically fit to begin their life. The Homes are duly recognized by the Department of Women and Child Welfare under Juvenile Justice Act, Government of Odisha.

Adruta Home for Holistic Living (AHHL)

In consonance with Bye-law of the organization Clause (xiv), the organization runs free/cheap hostels under the above title (Adruta home for a holistic living) along with the CCIs in different chapters. The purpose of the mission behind AHHL is to provide conducive ambiance to those children/budding talents who are otherwise deprived of facilities to cultivate their talent due to economic backwardness of their parents or otherwise, lack of proper educational facilities around their native habitat, lack of healthy socialization and exposure but do not come under the guidelines of Juvenile Justice Act to be either restored in the CCIs or SAA or under foster care. The objective is to help them grow into excellence through the optimal expression of their innate potentiality on account of holistic nurture provided by the organization.

Such children are to be admitted to AHHL after due diligence strictly on the basis of their talent, economic condition, social background, and the possibility of their contribution to the upliftment of their family and society, at large. The children admitted to AHHL irrespective of their age at the time of entry shall live in the home until they achieve a secured foothold or attainment of 22 years whichever is earlier. Parents, who are capable of supporting the children but have no available facilities around are to pay nominally for the upkeep and education of their children as inmates of the cheap hostel irrespective of whether a child is resident of free or cheap hostel equal facilities shall be provided to one and all and the organization shall undertake all-out effort to ensure their holistic nurture and maximal growth. The functioning of the AHHL shall be monitored by Assistant Superintendent supported by the requisite supporting staff (workers).

Objectives

  • To provide requisite nutrition and suitable habitat to grow.
  • To provide a holistic education for the all-round development of a child.
  • To explore the unique dispositions and abilities in the children through special training in Art, Music, Dance, Sports, etc.

Road Map Ahead

  • To open Children’s homes & Old Age homes in one campus at every district headquarter so that the children are not deprived of emotional nourishment, psychic nurture, and old people find their emotional anchorage in the children and have the at-home sense besides getting personal care and empathetic nurture.
  • To qualify as a world-class institution in the field of Child care and Old Age service and serve as a nodal agency to share its experience with sister organizations with similar objectives.

Legal Status

  • Duly recognized by the Department of Women and Child Welfare under Juvenile Justice Act, Govt. of Odisha.
  • Govt. of India has extended the provision of Tax exemption under 80G & Sec 10(23C) (IV) of the Income Tax Act.
  • Duly registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act— (FCRA), Dept. of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
  • ICA Approval: ICA (Indian for collective action), a 501(C)3 compliant organization, working since 1968  in the USA, has Adruta Children Home as one of its social service projects. All donations routed to Adruta Children Home (A unit of RAWA Academy) through the ICA portal are entitled to a 100% tax exemption in the USA.
  • Donation by international master/Visa Credit Card to Adruta Children Home (A unit of RAWA Academy) can be routed through the payment gateway (CCAvenue) at www.adrutahome.org

Award & Recognition

  • Duly recognized by the Department of Women and Child Welfare under Juvenile Justice Act, Govt. of Odisha.
  • Received the Excellency Award, 2006 in the field of Social Action as a model children home in the Country.
  • Received Think Odisha Leadership Award by The Times of India Group in 2015 in Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Adruta Children Home was identified as Change Agent In Odisha by “YES We Can” on 27th May 2017.

Uniqueness of the Venture

  • Focus on rescue, nurture, and rehabilitation of Girl children.
  • Run by Community participation.
  • Holistic Nurture (physical, psychic, and spiritual).
  • A band of dedicated Cadres at the grassroots.
  • Training in Art, Music dance, sports during leisure, suiting to the native inclination under the tutelage of experts in the field.
  • Vocational training, Training in a Life skill, Self-defense.
  • Income generation projects and setting up a Corpus fund to ensure future sustainability and expansion.

Our Strength

  • A dedicated band of cadres at the Grass root.
  • Unfailing support of the Community.
  • Focused Objectives.
  • The strong motivation of its Functionaries.
  • The articulated Road map.

Challenges

  • To achieve sustainable growth.
  • Ensure adequate infrastructure.
  • Address the growing compulsions in expanding— its activities to other places.
  • Equip children for the best possible opportunities.
  • Create a corpus fund to meet the unforeseen exigencies and growing expenses on education and extracurricular activities of children.

Milestone

  • The artists of Adruta Children Home have brought laurels by their super performance of Odishi & Folk dance in different cities of India and prestigious festivals.
  • Adruta dance troupe performed Odissi dance and Folk dance of Odisha at New York, Chicago, Seattle in 2013.
  • The troupe performed in Singapore and across Malaysia in 2014  To provide skill-based training in Fine Art, Craft,— Tailoring, Embroidery, Food Processing, etc. for future employability.
  • In the month-long tour to the USA in June and July 2016, the artists of Adruta performed at Kirkland Auditorium, and at ISKCON temple, Seattle, Cubberly Theatre, Palo Alto, San Francisco and at India Centre, Houston.
  • The lead team of singers has received rare accolades as child artists in state-level concerts and competitions.
  • Besides academic excellence, they are looked upon as exemplars of values in the school by their fellow-mates and teachers.

Advisory Committee

Swami Govidananda Saraswati

President, Temple of Fine Arts, Singapore.

Padma Bhusan (Dr) Jogesh Pati

Professor, Dept. of Physics, Stanford University, USA.

Mr. Rajat Mishra

Vice President, CISCO, World-wide Service Strategy & Innovation.

Er. Nitai gaur Dhall

Founder, Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

Sj. Natabar Mohanty (Advocate)

President, Citizens’ Forum for Human Rights, Odisha.

Mrs. Susama Pati

Social Entrepreneur, Bay Area, USA.

Smt. Pratima Behera (Poet)

Chairman, TRISAR, Bhubaneswar.

P.L Mohanty

Director, MGM Steel.