Founder Of Opes Robur - Jake Allen and his other half Jessica Mitchell attended the Mangalakara Education Trust fundraiser at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair to raise money for this exceptional project. Mangalakara was set up to help educate children in one of India's poorest regions.
Mangalakara: 'One who brings Prosperity and Goodness'
The Mangalakara Education Trust was established in 2003 to be responsible for and manage Mangalakara Children’s Home and Education Centre (“Mangalakara”).
The Trust provides orphaned children, or those children whose families cannot afford to feed or educate them, with a peaceful, secure and stimulating environment in which to live and learn. It is run with complete integrity by a team of three Trustees who share responsibility for the needs of all the children, many of whom arrive at Mangalakara completely undernourished and traumatised. The loving and healthy environment that embraces them from day one ensures they quickly settle into their new lives and grow in confidence and ability.
Mangalakara is situated on a beautifully maintained 13 acre site with flowering shrubs and trees planted for shade; temperatures can reach 48/50 C. The rocky terrain in the area, with low fertility, poor agricultural yields and the prolonged drought conditions in recent years have contributed to the extreme poverty in the area. As a result, approximately 30% of the children are orphaned. Others are from unsafe home environments, destitute or abandoned by desperately poor or sick parents.
Within the 4 acre Children’s Home Compound there are excellent educational facilities including science and computer labs, large library and 3 playgrounds, which can accommodate up to 300 children from 1st to 10th Standard which is equivalent to GCSE level.
Accommodation at Mangalakara consists of separate residential dormitories for boys and girls plus separate accommodation for domestic workers. In an adjoining compound there is family accommodation for residential teachers and the faculty of the Multi-Skills School.
The Mangalakara Children’s Home & Education Centre cannot be bought into; it exists to help only those who cannot help themselves: orphans or children from desperately poor or tragic families.
"We had an incredible night at the Mangalakara fundraiser, learning more about the amazing work that they are doing to change the lives of children who have had an incredibly tough start to life. Mangalakara not only help these children to achieve incredible results within their academics but also help nurture kind, determined and selfless individuals who give back and support the next generation." - Jake Allen
If you would like to make a donation to help Mangalakara continue their work, please follow the link below;