Sarvodaya has pledged to take in and provide for all children aged 11 and below who have been orphaned by the tsunami disaster. In addition Sarvodaya will care for all women and girls below the age of 19. We have already begun drafting plans to build permanent housing and school facilities.
Our need at this point is for financial donations to cover the short- and long-term costs of establishing and maintaining these facilities for the most needy. Sarvodaya’s 26 existing orphanages and 326 regional centers are poised to take immediate charge of any children, regardless of ethnicity or religion. In the long term, we plan to build new permanent centers on land owned by Sarvodaya and its regional offices. Each center will house up to 100 infants, children, and young women.
Sarvodaya has the experience, contacts, and organization to take on this crucial task of maintaining and rehabilitating those orphaned by the tsunami. We desperately need major financial support for this undertaking.