Inchara Home for Children
Inchara Home for Children (girls) has been providing services since October 2017 under the umbrella of Inchara Foundation. It is completely committed to the cause of Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) in Mangalore. Under this programme, we provide a very homely environment to our children by providing Safe Shelter, Quality Education, regular Therapeutic Counselling, Vocational Training, Nutritious Food and Legal Support to ensure proper rehabilitation and restoration of the children. We are a licensed home for 25 children (girls) functioning as per the guidelines of the Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection).
There are a very few organizations specialized in such services in India. In Mangalore, Karnataka, it is the first of its kind. Since Inchara Foundation is a registered non-profit Trust, most of our activities depend on the donation from like-minded individuals and organizations; therefore we seek support from all quarters to help us in this noble initiative.
Since September 2014, Inchara Foundation has been implementing Project ANGEL – An Initiative for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in Karnataka with the support from well-wishers and donors. Project Angel is one of our major initiatives for prevention of child sexual abuse. In a span of four years, we have reached out to more than 40,000 children and 5,000 adults helping the children to break the silence and protect themselves.
Presently, this project is being implemented in Hubli and Dharwad, Dakshina Kannada and Bangalore Urban areas. One of the key aspects of this Project is the 360° approach to fight the social evil in order to prevent CSA. Through this project we ensure the involvement of all the direct (parents, teachers, staff/drivers, caregivers) and indirect (local authorized bodies) stakeholders by engaging them into our trainings and services; existing within the community pertaining to Child welfare w.r.t. CSA.
Our services under this project include not just the awareness generation workshops for children, parents, teachers, caregivers but we also provide a one-stop counselling support along with legal know how and support pertaining to POCSO Act, 2010 (Prevention of Child Sexual Offence).