Miracle Manna Children’s Home in Jakkur, Bangalore, is a loving home to 22 children, orphaned or abandoned at a tender age, and embraced by the large hearts of Shivaji and Prema.Despite their own economic background being modest – Shivaji was a driver and Prema a BPO staffer– they took in children in distress.
Recalling the journey say Sivaji and Prema : “The home that we started in 2010 was our dream ! We wanted to change the incomplete life of abandoned/orphaned kids into a complete life so they can have a bright future. All the children who came to us were from poor background with single or no parents, and relatives not keen to take care of them.Many were in bad condition – unhygienic, having infection and not getting proper food. We give them good care, love and affection to change each child personally. To change a child’s trauma of neglect takes a year of continuous care. We are striving hard to make each and every child should imbibe good values and a good education, to bring out their character as a good citizen”.
Sivaji and Prema now work full time at the Orphanage along with their own daughter who literally is the big sister helping kids with studies. A support group in the neighbourhood of around of about 20 people is helping them with resource mobilisation, administration, in bridging academic deficit in children and sustainability.