Keerthivisan is eleven years old, and likes skipping, eating cake, and studying. He came to Cornerstone Children’s Home in 2005, carrying with him the burden of a very traumatic family history. His father was both a drug addict and a sexual offender, having abused Keerthivisan’s older sister on numerous occasions. When their mother found out about her husband’s actions, she took Keerthivisan and his siblings, and ran away from home. For some time, she battled with a deep depression, and was unable to care for her children alone. Thankfully, the Child Welfare Office sent Keerthivisan and his brother to Cornerstone Children’s Home, where they could study and grow in a more stable environment. Their sister was sent to an all-girls home.

Keerthivisan is now studying well and coming to terms with his past ordeals. When he’s older, he’d like to work in the army. Your donations and support can help ensure he continues to receive the right level of care and attention he deserves, along with his brother and other disadvantaged children in the region. Meanwhile, Big Hug Foundation and Cornerstone Trust are doing everything they can to help Keerthivisan’s mother cope with her own situation.

Hear from a Big Hug Fundraiser

"With Big Hug, it's amazing to see just how far even the smallest amount of money goes. This is probably why they do their utmost to keep their admin cost as low as possible and ensure each pound is so carefully allocated. It is probably the most fulfilling feeling to know you are part of the reason that a child now has a future, now has a chance of an education, a family or sometimes even just a roof over their head.

Big Hug's goals are simple but life changing. The dreams are big but focused. The love is clear and the hope is unstoppable... The decision to donate and fundraise for this charity was pretty simple."

Teena Varsani, Fundraiser and Donor