Spirit of Big Five

Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra

Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra

"On our recent trip to India, my wife, Usha and I took time out to research more of the meaningful ways that Big Five can help the lives of people in need. Our journey took us to Bhartiya Samaj Kenva Kendra, a nonprofit organization that aims to help some of India’s most impoverished children. When we paid a surprise visit to their main center in Pune, we were completely captivated with the outstanding work being done to better the lives of the babies and young children we met. We were so moved by these beautiful children and the work of this organization that we decided to make Bhartiya Samaj Kenva Kendra our newest project."
Mahen Sanghrajka, Chairman
Spirit of Big Five Foundation

In 1979 in Pune, India, Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra (BSSK) was founded as an Indian Charitable Trust and registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950, with the aim of providing welfare services to families and children in need, regardless of caste, creed, community or religion. BSSK is licensed to look after children from newborn babies to six years of age, understanding that the first six years of life, the formative years, are the most crucial stage of the child's growth and development. BSSK is able to help as many as 160 children at any given point of time and he organization endeavors to give children the best nutrition, medical care, warmth, love, and emotional security possible. They are cared for by a team of child development and social workers, caretakers, nurses, doctors, psychologists, teachers, therapists and volunteers - the latter come from as far as Germany and the U.S.

The group's main principle is to preserve and maintain a child’s birth family whenever possible. Always, the overriding concern is the best interest of each child. BSSK makes concerted efforts to restore a child to its birth family when a crisis has been overcome. Or, it may mean finding a place for a child in foster care and, for orphaned children, adoption. Sometimes, it is as simple as making sure that each child’s birthday is celebrated and documented. Beginning in 1980, BSSK has been able to offer sponsorships to help children from poor families to pursue their education. These sponsorships help strengthen each family by improving the children’s future prospects, preventing school drop outs, child labor, institutionalization and delinquency. They currently have about 800 children in their educational sponsorship program. BSSK also supports economically challenged children and their families through regular health clinic visits and nutrition programs.

The Spirit of Big Five Foundation supports the fundamental philosophy of BSSK – that every child has the right to a healthy life in a safe environment. If you would also like join us with a donation to help India’s most vulnerable children, please let us know.

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