This article appeared in The Hindu Times (Tirupati edition) on 2nd January 2009. Cake cutting on January 1 generally reminds one of the celebrations that are part of heralding the New Year, but it was a different event at Akshaya Kshetram, a home for special children....Read More
Helping to create a better world for children
Akshaya Kshetram is a charitable organisation, based in Andhra Pradesh, South India, which cares for and educates mentally and physically challenged people of all ages. The organisation is based on 2.5 acres of land in the village of Durga Samudram – roughly 10km south of Tirupati, the site of the Sri Venkateswara temple.
There are 120 mentally and physically challenged people at the Akshaya Kshetram Ashram. Most are children and most belong to low income families, who are being supported by the staff with guidance on how to take care of their children when at home.
Akshaya Kshetram has launched a scheme to sponsor a child for just Rs. 1500 per month per child.
Donations from abroad are welcomed and can be made at a minimum of US $30 or equivalent per child per month. Donors are able to pay by cheque, direct debit or cash. Cheques should be made payable to “Akshaya Kshetram”.