Henny Penny Libraries 15 and 16 New Delhi, India

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thanks to David Tyler Trust and Sandra and Matthew - Henny Penny Libraries 15 and 16 opened today. Well done Sujata and all involved.

In 1995, Baba John Dayal established an orphanage by the name of "Bal Vihar". He began with only four children and no money in hand. Bal Vihar emerged from the need to provide care and protection to children who are orphans or from broken families, and have been languishing in the quagmire of apathy and distress. The police, J.J. Slum department and various other social organizations and workers have been bringing children to this orphanage. The home currently does not provide an adoption facility. However, the society is pursuing permission to do so from the converned government department.
With generous contributions from neighbors and well-wishers within the country and abroad since 1995, the society today owns two shelter homes with a total built up space of approximately 300 yards for girls and small boys in Mahavir Enclave, Palam, and another 220 yards for elder boys at New Vision Colony, Najafgarth, to house all children and also has a strong support staff and volunteers who provide assistance in running the orphanage.

All the children are sent to neighbourhood schools and provided remedial classes/tuitions in the evening, besides being provided comfortable accomodation and a caring environment.