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El Shaddai Charitable Trust

Orphan care
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Support the residential care of a destitute child
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Awards & Recognition
Renny Abraham Award, CERTIFICATE PF APPRECIATION, Indian Status Award for Intellectual people, Out Standing Annual Report Award, Best Social Worker, eNGO Challenge award
Last audited December 2018
Provided Residential Care To 350 Street Children And Children Coming From Broken Families
Matthew Kurian was appalled at the state of the children living in a slum. Anita from the UK was shocked at the conditions of the children on the streets. Both had the same Dream. El Shaddai was born with a mission of bringing childhood to the children who never had it. Matthew Kurian is the Co-founder and Managing Trustee of the El Shaddai Charitable Trust. In 1993 he started working with alcoholics and drug addicts in Goa. A visit to a slum changed Matthew's perspective on life completely. Their desperation shocked him and he began teaching them the importance of hygiene, clean drinking water, and healthy food. He was moved when he saw them begging on the streets, collecting rubbish and even eating out of garbage bins to relieve their hunger. He started children's home in a small rented place in Vagator with 15 slum kids in 1997. Today the trust works with women, youth and children in slums in the fields of skill building, livelihood and rehabilitation. They also have destitute homes for children. In 2012, El Shaddai Charitable Trust was awarded the Spirit of Humanity Award by the AmeriCares India Foundation Child Nutrition
Leadership Julia Kurien
Care provided to support daily needs of the vulnerable,Basic necessities for everyday living,Access to basic and specialised healthcare treatments
El Shaddai Charitable Trust (ESCT) runs residential homes for needy orphans, destitutes and children at risk. They are currently running four Homes in Goa. This programme is implemented through the residential Homes run by El Shaddai. ESCT identifies the destitute children and enrolls them. The children are placed in various homes as per their age and gender. At the El Shaddai Home, each child is provided with food, clothing, shelter. The children are given individual care, love and attention. Many children before joining the home also come from abusive families and have never known care. The home is a safe haven for the children. Medical needs of the children are also taken care of by the homes. The trust serves around 300 under the age of 16 children living in the homes. Donate to the program to support the shelter of a destitute child.

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