At the moment we are permanently taking care of fourty children in the ages of 5 through 18 years. Hindu, Muslim – and Christian children live happily together in two adjacent houses in Pondicherry: one for the boys and one for the girls. The children share their sleeping quarters.
They are given shelter and healthy food, as well as good education, and financial and emotional support. During the day our children go to a community school in the vicinity, where they follow a basic education of twelve years. They are always brought and picked up to and from school.
Our houses have suitable spaces for practicing music, dance and to study. After school hours the children are supported daily in doing their homework, practicing computer skills and English lessons. When they have finished their school, we help them find continued education or work.
During the weekend the children stay at our Gaya House. This is a kind of ‘country house’ in the country village Alankupam, near Auroville. There they can play sports, play around, and have a rest from city life. Our Gayatri Art School is also located on the grounds of the Gaya House. Here the children learn to play music, sing and dance, and they can be creative in many other ways.