Nanda Gram - Krishna's kids Blog

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Gokulam–Bhaktivedanta Children's Home: Sri Lanka

Gokulam – Bhaktivedanta Children’s Home is a refuge for needy children. We give them everything they need to succeed as good citizens of the world – food, shelter, medical care, a full education and the loving embrace of caring mothers.

Our children are victims of the civil war, poverty and the tsunami of 2004. However, at Gokulam, these traumatized children find solace in the awareness that they have a new and genuinely caring family.

There are eight caretakers, eight teachers, and two cooks employed at Gokulam. The staff provides all the care and attention each child needs, thus becoming their new family. According to Nandarani Devi, the founder of the Home, “Whatever the children have lost before, they can find it here.”

Gokulam is affiliated with Food for Life Global, which is constantly engaged in humanitarian work around the world and is based in Washington, D.C.