Indian Children Schools

Elimination of child labor through education.

Counsel parents on long term benefits of sending their children to school rather than to streets to beg or into child labor market.

6 Street Schools for slum dwellers serve 200 Kolkata children annually. 

Coordinate with local schools to mainstream students to primary level.

Formative recreation, annual picnic, sports, excursions, dance, painting, yoga & meditation to channel children’s energy, creativity, and develop sense of accomplishment.

Quality of Life Programs foster awareness of adolescent girls on menstrual hygiene, reproductive health and rights, personal cleanliness, etc.

Adult and adolescent girls training and production centers in sewing, embroidery, etc.

UTSAV home for destitute children from tribal communities

SOHAM School for Intellectually and Physically Challenged Children provides vocational training for those with special needs.

 LDLM has adopted two slums in Kolkata, Gorcha and SwinHoe, for integrated development, focusing especially on: 




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Community Health Clinic India

7 Community Health Clinics in Kolkata offer inexpensive (or free), preventative and curative homeopathic medical treatment.

Referral as needed to government hospitals and physicians.

Dental treatment clinics teach dental care, awareness and provide free treatment

Advanced Eye Care Clinics.  Free cataract surgery for approximately 600 patients is provided annually in collaboration with Nihar Munshi Eye Foundation.


80 to 150 Kalighat slum dwellers who cannot feed themselves are provided a generous, healthy lunch of rice, lentils and vegetables each day at a cost of Rs 10 each (40 cents USD).

This program has been initiated outside of LDLM’s normal budget resources.  We invite others to join us in the privilege of supporting and expanding this project.

Children in Poverty in India

Baba Shuddhaanandaa

Born in 1949 in Calcutta, Baba Shuddhaanandaa was deeply affected by the kindness and joy he encountered in the impoverished men, women and children he met on Calcutta’s streets. At 26, he left a promising academic career in economics to become a monk and serve the fullest possible expression of the dignity and divinity in every human life.




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