At the Big Hug Foundation we are doing everything we can to help India’s disadvantaged children fulfill their potential. Whether that be creating a stable, caring environment, advising troubled parents and guardians, or supporting social and educational programs, we have seen some profound improvements in the lives of dozens of children, all thanks to our generous volunteers and sponsors.
The children residing at our first project, the Cornerstone Children's Home are all destitute street children. Some are orphans, whilst others are runaways escaping a life of poverty, neglect or abuse. The children at the home are aged 2-17; currently there are 7 girls and 22 boys. At such a young age these children have suffered more than most will ever experience in a lifetime. However, with the support from volunteers at the home, the children have made great advances. The volunteers provide them with counseling and a lot of much needed love and attention when they first join the home.
Priti, a three and a half year old girl is a very loveable child who hails from a very poor family. Priti's parents have had no formal education and want Priti to be educated. Through IICP and the Jugnu programme, a door has been opened for Priti and her family’s aspirations.