Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one's awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one's rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen.
Doubtless, education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation. A child will go to school only if the family, particularly the mother, is assured of healthcare and empowered. Moreover, when an elder sibling is relevantly skilled to be employable and begins earning, the journey of empowerment continues beyond the present generation.
Realizing this, Lotus Caring Hands, beginning in the corridors of education, adopted a lifecycle approach of development, focusing its interventions on children, their families and the larger community.
Who? Where? Why?
We believe education and vocational training can provide people with that one chance to a better life. It is their only escape from the cycle of illiteracy and poverty they are born into.
We do not believe that handouts are the way to help children fight poverty. Investing in the children and their futures is the best way we can make a difference. All they need is an opportunity to improve their own lives.
Every child deserves the right to an education and a life free from abuse, poverty and discrimination.
100% of your donations reach the grass roots level. No trustee or officer is paid any remuneration nor reimbursed any costs or expenses incurred whilst on charity’s business, including travel and accommodation costs.
We believe in the power of education to help end poverty. We work to give children the education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way.
We partner with remote and rural communities where children are leaving school without vital basic skills. Our unique approach then helps parents and teachers to create sustainable, effective schools and to nurture their children's learning.