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BREAKING THE
CYCLE OF
POVERTY

ONE GENERATION AT A TIME

Shishu Mandir is a registered non-governmental organisation founded in 1983  to provide free and holistic education to children from impoverished backgrounds, with an emphasis on educating the girl child.  We are a secular organisation with no religious affiliation.

20

Villages

2000

Families

9

Programmes

1

Goal

"Look up to the stars, be aware of the streets."

About Shishu Mandir.

Central to our activities is our school, run as a free English-medium school. We believe that education can bring change. But for our children to truly benefit from it, we have worked  to ensure that they have access to education beyond school, until  they are employable. It is equally important for the families of these children to recognise the importance of education. Several of our programmes have arisen from the real need to support entire families and the wider community to enable a collective progression to a life of dignity. All our programmes are offered free of cost to the children and the community.

Where we work.

Our area of work spans 20 villages in the KR Puram neighbourhood in Bangalore East. The population is close to 100,000 with about 60 percent living below the poverty line (defined as an income of Rs 1,200 per person per month). As of 2020, we were supporting over 2,000 families each year through one of our various programmes.

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EDUCATION BEYOND LITERACY

ENCOURAGING EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTREPRENEURISM

ERASING SOCIAL BIASES

IMPROVING HEALTH AND 
SANITATION

ENABLING A LIFE OF DIGNITY

Get to know us.

Shishu Mandir is a registered Society in India. It is staffed and managed by a team of people, who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of disadvantaged communities. 

How we are run.

Shishu Mandir is run entirely on donations from individual donors and corporate sponsors. We are governed by the elected members of the society in India. We also receive support as voluntary services from individuals and corporates.

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SHISHU STORIES.