Vision & Mission
What we Do
A number of children today are left abandoned, sometimes in helpless conditions. Bal Asha, a non-profit organization for children, works with local authorities and media to find a way to unite them with their biological parents. In most cases, the child is unable to find a way back home and in these cases, we care for them, until they find a new loving family.
Today, after more than 40 years, Bal Asha continues to put a lot of hard work, compassion, and patience in providing these children the best care, schooling, medical needs, and counseling so that they can eventually find a loving family one day. But it is a process that takes a lot of effort and commitment from skilled experts who believe in the cause. Like most small-scale NGOs, the genuine efforts of the team gets lost in today’s cluttered world with never-ending needs.
Mrs. Vira Jamshedji, her husband Late Mr. Jehangir Jamshedji and Ms. Shirin Barucha had a great & fervent vision – to be able to support abandoned, destitute children, battling difficult circumstances in Mumbai. It was from this noble desire that Bal Asha – Children’s Hope, was founded in 1985 and registered as a charitable trust. The organization’s mission was to provide abandoned children with a safe home and support any child in need with care.
Upon its conception, the first step was to start a clinic in Mazgaon, Mumbai. The clinic was a place where children from all communities could come for medical support and assistance. The trust started its children’s home programme in the year 1987 in King George V Memorial.
Late Mrs. Madhavi Karandikar joined the organization in the year 1989. A student of social work, she transformed Bal Asha from a child institute to an important stakeholder in the sector of child welfare in the country.
Today, Bal Asha Trust adheres to principles such as ethics, trust, integrity, and compassion for children incorporated in the management style of the organization by both Veera and Madhavi.
Our vision is a World where every child is protected, cared for, healthy, educated and is in a Family.
Our mission at Bal Asha everyday is to give every destitute child love, care and right to grow in a family.Our goal is to ensure that every single child in need receives Nutrition, Medical and Education so they can reach their full and true potential. We actively collaborate and create awareness among the public, government officials, Police, Child Care Institutions, nonprofits on Child Protection and Adoption so children do not live in orphanages for long in any part of India. We continue to build a highly ethical, motivated and dedicated professional team who work hard as a family for every child.
- Under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950
- Under Section 12A of the IT Act
- Under section 80G of the IT Act for exemption of Donations
- Under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 to receive Foreign Contributions
- Under section 34 (3) of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Act 2006 for running children’s home
- For Adoptions by Commissionerate of Women & Child Development, Maharashtra State
Under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950
Under Section 12A of the IT Act
Under section 80G of the IT Act for exemption of Donations
Under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 to receive Foreign Contributions
Under section 34 (3) of Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Act 2006 for running children’s home
For Adoptions by Commissionerate of Women & Child Development, Maharashtra State
Global Giving logos from 2016 – 2018
Ahilyabai holkar award scan
Every child has the right to a family and a loving, nurturing environment. This is our primary driving force at Bal Asha. Our goal is to be able to provide for every single child in need – whether it is shelter, nourishment, education, nutrition, medical help or vocational training. Our vision is of a world where every child feels safe, loved and protected.
Our mission is to conceptualise, design, initiate and implement concrete programs such as Healthcare, Nutrition, Education, Counselling, Family Strengthening, Adoption and Residential Homes for abandoned and destitute children. All these interventions support community development especially the empowerment of women and children in difficult situations. The services not only facilitate the beneficiaries in their immediate future, but also for later. In order for us to achieve our objectives, we have built a team of highly ethical, motivated and dedicated personnel.