Program Details

  • Start Date 2017-01-10
  • End Date: 2017-12-31

  • Location: Bangalore North about 25 k.m. from the airport

Kutumba was established in 1991, to provide an integrated foster care program for destitute disabled girls. 'Kutumba' is derived from the sanskrit word meaning a joint family living together under one roof. Kutumba provides a home for these children, who we feel have been rejected twice, first by their families and then by society.  The needs of children who are differently abled [a preferred term rather than disabled] are unique. While institutions are able to provide training and other facilities to enable them to cope with day-to-day activities, their emotional needs tend to be overlooked. Ideally these children should be in the care of loving families who provide emotional well being to a child who otherwise faces discrimination from a cruel and indifferent world, where people are judged on their abilities, and rejected for their disabilities.


The volunteer will live in host project or host family.

Food will be provided by the host project or host family.

We work with physically and borderline mentally challenged young women and girls between the ages of 12 and 28. Our programmes include working with the disabled, preschoolers, school drop outs and extracurricular activities for students. We have 9 staff for these various projects.

In poor families these children are seen as a drain on scarce resources since they cant contribute in terms of income or manpower. A poor rural household is ill equipped to handle disability; lacking the basic understanding, leave alone the finances or motivation. The tragedy is that due to lack of proper nourishment and medical facilities a large percentage of disabled children are in rural areas where there are no facilities for them at all.

  • We would prefer women who are either teachers or physical therapists. 
  • Those who have knowledge in music and tailoring are also welcome.

How to get there?
Terminal: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
International Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
Domestic Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport


6 months - 1,800.00 EUR

12 months - 2,800.00 EUR