RA Children

Ra’s Happy Kids Program aims at enabling children from particularly vulnerable and underprivileged backgrounds to develop their social and academic potential as a key to happiness in life.

List of children in need of sponsorship

38 Children
Ashwini Londhe photo

Ashwini Londhe

Ashwini lives in a slum settlement in Jogeshwari with her parents, grandmother, younger brother, and two cousins. Ashwini's mother is a housemaid and the family's primary source of income, while her father works a daily wage job and occasionally Know more

Vishal Gupta photo

Vishal Gupta

Vishal lives in a 1 room in the slums of Dharavi he shares this room with his 7 siblings and his father. Know more

Akram Shaikh photo

Akram Shaikh

Akram has no place to call home, he lives on the pavements around Sandhurst Road. Under a cramped tarpaulin sheet, he shares the space with his mother, grandmother and two younger siblings. The mother works as a garbage collector struggling to make ends m Know more

Shankarpandi Thevar photo

Shankarpandi Thevar

Shankar stays in a 1 room chawl in narrow alleys of Dharavi. His home is  tiny and he shares it with his father, younger sister, and extended family.  Shankar’s father drives a rented auto and does small odd jobs to make ends meet for his Know more

Sapna Kadam photo

Sapna Kadam

Sapna Kadam lives with her mother and father in the slums of Mumbai, her father is an alcoholic and her mother has been facing domestic violence for years from her alcoholic husband. Know more

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Kushal Devrukar

Khusal has been referred to Ra Foundation by a Partner organization.  Khusal and his family live in the broken shanty in the slums of Mumbai. Khusal, his older sister, and mother live here. The mother single handedly struggles to provide for the fami Know more

Archana Devendra photo

Archana Devendra

Archana and her younger brother live in a shoddy 1 room shed in the slums in Mumbai. They reside with the mother. The father's whereabouts are unknown he deserted them when they were very young. Know more

Dhruv Govekar photo

Dhruv Govekar

Dhruv lives with his mother and grandmother. His mother is a divorcee (husband deserted her after 7 months of marriage, when she was pregnant). It was a love marriage that had taken place in a temple (husband's family were against this relationship), so a Know more

Sachin Vinjuda photo

Sachin Vinjuda

Sachin Vinjuda’s parents had an inter-religious marriage and had little support from his father’s side of the family. His mother passed away in October 2020, leaving behind Sachin Know more

About Sponsoring a Child

Children left vulnerable due to the loss of parents, abuse or extreme deprivation need a lot more support and care to help them achieve their social and academic potential. Support the holistic education of a child through the residential schooling format of the Happy Kids Program to ensure that much needed humancare for the child.
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Holistic Education:

Ra Foundation identifies schools that can work seamlessly with our team, towards the emotional, social and academic development of the child by encouraging hobbies/ interests, mentoring & providing remedial classes.

Residential schools:

The core of our program is to provide access to a safe, caring and motivating environment as well as to high-quality education through the residential school format. We partner with good quality residential schools in Panchgani, Nashik and Pune to achieve this.

College Education:

Our kids take up college courses, after taking an aptitude test, to pursue careers of their choice. We support the college kids with a mentorship program as well as take care of their other expenses like stationery and pocket money

Vocational Courses:

The Happy kids program encourages kids to develop their talents and interests even in college. Some of our kids take up vocational courses or talent/ hobby classes to build on their skills and talents.