Aadhar Kendra Sponsorship Programme
Deep Griha Society, 13, Tadiwala Road, Pune 411 001, Maharashtra, India

Mohini Sable

File No.: FWC-217. Gender: Female. Date of Birth: August 04, 1996.

Mohini Sable entered the Aadhar Kendra Sponsorship Programme at the Tadiwala Road slum area (FWC) on February 09, 2006. She studies in the 10th standard at Sajanabai Bhandari High School and she enjoys singing songs and drawing. She is in very good health.

Her family belongs to the Baudh community. Her father, Ashok, passed away in 2002. Her mother, Laxmi, is a maid servant and earns Rs. 300 per month. The family owns the house that they live in. They have lived here since about 1946.

The family receives help in the form of .

Mohini's mother is the only earning member in the family. She works as a maid servant with a family. For the last couple of days she has been experiencing severe pain in her legs and therefore is not able to take up any other work. Their financial condition is very poor.

Tadiwala Road, where the family stays, has a population of about 50,000. It is a relatively well-structured slum, however, it faces the same problems and has to deal with issues that are found in the lesser-structured slums in Pune and the country. Alcoholism, AIDS, poor sanitation and hygiene being some of the major issues. Now due to this family's association with Deep Griha, education on these issues and how to combat them is made available and Deep Griha's work at Tadiwala road since 1978 has seen development, maybe fractional in context of the bigger picture, but it has made a difference to thousands of lives.

The Aadhar Kendra (meaning support center in Marathi) programme was designed to see to the education of the child, it is our responsibility to see that his or her academic life is not overshadowed by the concerns and circumstances of home. The AK programme also reassures the family that we are committed to see the child educated. Most often the financial burden of school, the costs it involves make the family stop educating their child/children. Where the next meal comes from takes precedence over buying schoolbooks or pens etc. This is understandable, that is why we provide for all the child's educational needs, thus taking the pressure of the family. The child will also receive free nutrition at our nutrition centre and also free medical care and regular medical check ups. The family will also be assisted during any time of crisis.

We strive towards the holistic development of the children and we will do our best to make sure that they have every available opportunity before them. We hope that you will work with us, as we try to make a difference in their future.