The Isai Ma(i)yam Foundation wants to drastically improve the living conditions of these children and youngsters. Before they came to us, they lived in endless poverty. Often they weren’t educated, had been forced to work, had insufficient food to eat and were sometimes roaming the streets. Often one or both parents is missing and their situation at home is unsafe because of abuse (alcohol or drug abuse) or other problems. Some children cope with severe trauma, like the loss of the mother who set herself on fire. A few saw this act of desperation happen before their own eyes.
We don’t leave these children to their own fate. Therefore, we create healthy and vital living surroundings in which they ‘heal’ each other and learn to take responsibility for themselves and others. In this way they can eventually support and look after themselves. We hope that with the knowledge and skills they learned, they can be of support for their close family members, neighbors, and others.