The Gift of Giving

If you have enjoyed reading our website and feel moved to participate in a practical way, your donation will be used to educate village people in basic survival skills. Through your kindness and generosity, these people will be able to create a positive future for themselves. Balmaitri has received registration from the Indian Government to receive foreign funding. An official receipt for all donations will be issued on request.

You can make a difference to the lives of the children who study at Balmaitri and their families living in remote northern Indian villages by any of the following methods. You could also send practical items such as warm clothes, art and school supplies, and musical instruments.

1) Monthly sponsorship by direct debit

If you wish to make a regular monthly donation through direct debit as outlined below, please contact Rishi Kumar at balmaitri@gmail.com who will make the arrangements. You can also phone Rishi directly on +91 9411 724 266 to discuss sponsorship possibilities.

For $30 USD per month:

You can assist Balmaitri to employ desperately needed teachers who find it difficult to remain in the remote region of the School. (Rishi requires US$30,000 to employ 3 teachers for 5 years).

You can build the five classrooms that Balmaitri needs to maintain its student population.

You can build a kitchen and dining hall for the students and staff. Meals are currently taken whilst sitting on the ground and the cooking is done on an open fire.

You can help build a library and provide school supplies for the children.

You can help Balmaitri, in the case of an emergency, to provide transportation for villagers and children who have no way to get to a hospital.

For $20 USD per month:

You can provide urgent medical supplies for the safety of the children and the surrounding village people. (This donation will also assist in providing supplies for the periodic medical and eye camps held at the school).

You can provide nutritious daily meals for the children.

You can provide Balmaitri with a land-line telephone and computing facilities.

You can provide playground equipment such as swings, slides and a merry-go-round.

Any other monthly amount would also be greatly apreciated.

2) Cheques for one-off payments should be made payable to:

Balmaitri Shishu Sansthan

And posted to:

Balmaitri Main Office:

RISHIVAN, Malel Goan
Post.Kothar (Diuli)
Via- Swargashram
Pauri Garhwal 249304
UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

3) Donations from within India

If you wish to make a donation from within India, please deposit into

Account Name: BALMAITRI SHISHU SANSTHAN
Account Bank and Branch: Axis Bank, Rishikesh
Account Number: 913010012553107

4) International Electronic Bank Transfers Outside of India

All international electronic bank transfers outside of India should be transferred to:

Account Name: Balmaitri Shishu Sansthan
Account Bank and Branch: Axis Bank, Rishikesh
Account Number: 156010100128131

SWIFT Code: axisinbb093 (Axis Bank Dehradun)

Namaste

The children and staff at the Balmaitri School and Children’s Home welcome you as part of their national and international family and are so very grateful for your ongoing friendship and financial support. Perhaps one day you can visit us and we can thank you personally.