Program Details

Foundation For Restoring Human Dignity


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

  • Location: Mysore

The FORHD Vision: To restore the dignity of the children, who are victims of their circumstances, by offering them help and directions for their future.
For Destitute Children: The plight of destitute and runaway children is a major concern of FORHD. Driven by poverty and neglect at home, hundreds of them arrive in Bangalore and become easy victims for exploitation and crime. The foundation, in association with similar humanitarian organizations, addresses these concerns by rescuing them from exploitative circumstances and wherever possible their rehabilitation under institutional care.
Children of Prisoners: The Foundation is also seriously concerned with children who suffer prison walls through no fault of their own. These are children born to prisoners serving a sentence, or those who accompany them to prison due to the absence of an alternative shelter. The Foundation counsels these parents, and relocates the children ensuring that they grow up in the congenial and hygienic environment that is their due. Children of Prisoners.
The Foundation is also seriously concerned with children who suffer prison walls through no fault of their own. These are children born to prisoners serving a sentence, or those who accompany them to prison due to the absence of an alternative shelter. The Foundation counsels these parents, and relocates the children ensuring that they grow up in the congenial and hygienic environment that is their due.
For Women: There is an alarming incidence of marital abuse, dowry harassment, exploitation in the workplace and other forms of violence, directed against women all over the world. FORHD proposes to set up 24 hour help lines accessible to all time zones, provide shelters for battered women, and rescue and rehabilitate women from brothels and other centers of deception. FORHD intends to provide vocational training and other forms of assistance to help those women who need to rebuild their lives.
The Foundation specifically proposes to fund a study to address incidents of harassment and exploitation at workplaces that primarily employ women, in the small scale sector and find solutions and strategies to tackle the problem.
For people in prison: First time offenders and victims of circumstance are often the ones who face the brunt of punishment and imprisonment. Lacking access to expert legal aid and monetary resources they find themselves with no alternatives and few avenues of hope.
Children and dependents of these prisoners besides being deprived of the protection of the breadwinner, stand exposed to criminogenic factors. FORHD has from its beginning addressed these concerns.
The Foundation now offers systematic help to these victims through:
• Legal aid
• Medical aid
• Access to education


Accomodation:

Accommodation and food is provided at the host project.


Activities:

- Education and shelter for the children of prisoners: With the main wage earner of the family going to prison education of children becomes a casualty. When both the parents go to jail or when the mother goes to jail they are allowed to take children below 7 years to the prison along with them. Prisoners are counseled by FORHD regarding the value of education or undesirable situation of keeping children in prison along with them. Such children are housed in the Makkala Mane run by FORHD at Mysore.
- Adoption of schools in slum areas
- Feasts & Festivals
- Medical service to the poor & prisoners
- Communal harmony


Requirement:

The volunteer must have patience, be mature, committed, friendly, have English knowledge, be open-minded, adjustable and hard wor


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


Others:

1st 4 weeks or 1 month Euro 400 extra week Euro 75 per week