Unlike Western orphanages, Indian orphanages also provide a temporary 'respite' facility for parents who cannot care for their kids. At present, Bachchon Ka Ghar caters to 230 kids (110 boys and 80 girls).
It quickly becomes evident on walking around the orphanage that the place is very basic but spotlessly clean. Kids sleep in cramped 50-bed dormitories with the beds separated by a few inches. There is no personal space, but very little is needed for their meagre possessions.
The dining hall consisted of a large room with benches running down either side. Kids eat in shifts and have their food served on tin trays with tin utensils. All were extremely clean and hygenic.
Special thanks are offered to the sponsors who contributed to this donation - including
Elders Home Loans
Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Lawyers
Rotary Club of Mundaring
Elders Real Estate Kwinana
Star 3 Media
(along with numerous friends, family and clients).