Food or Education – the dilema of less fortunate parents

Food or Education – the dilema of less fortunate parents

The choice of the kind of food to order in a restaurant or the school to send our child to is pretty straightforward. And yet, we see ourselves labouring over these decisions. Now consider the case where your decision was a matter of life or death. That’s the dilemma...
How donating can benefit you on a personal level

How donating can benefit you on a personal level

The act of donation is a gift of love to those children who never experienced childhood, and also the invisible warmth of a parent to those children who do not have a family. The act of donation has a unique psychological effect on the donor; the donor directly...
“I will travel the world”

“I will travel the world”

Laxman Haibathi came to El Shaddai homes in 2003 at a very young age, with two of his siblings. They had lost their mother and the father was a migrant who moved from site to site in search of jobs. Laxman and the brothers did not have any place to go and the paternal...
Sport is a powerful tool to social and economic mobility

Sport is a powerful tool to social and economic mobility

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”- Muhammad Ali As rightly said by the champion himself, sports can offer more than a pipe dream. Through sports people can gain confidence and a...
Challenges in Educating Children at Risk

Challenges in Educating Children at Risk

“Every child is a caring adult away from being a success story” – Josh Shipp Poverty, single parenting, child labour, vulnerability, negligence, low parental education levels are the main risk factors of the children at risk. Understanding children-at-risk is...