From spending time with street children after school to volunteering for causes instead of going on picnics, Ruplekha Sinharoy, the founder, had a passion for helping the disadvantaged. The story evolved when she began bringing some order into the lives of vagrant children in her colony by getting them to study in her house. Soon, more students arrived with a desire to learn. This is how Lotus Rescue was born in 2013.

Get to know how Lotus Rescue started, and hear from its people
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Get to know how Lotus Rescue started, and hear from its people
Education at Lotus Rescue

Along the way, destitute women with useful skills were enabled to make a living. Today there are schools in Kolkata, Chanda Village (Nadia District),  Tetulia and Panpur-Kakinara. Through education, work, and influencing violent, undernourished families, Ruplekha believes Lotus Rescue can change what she calls ‘the karma of the land’.

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Free meals served everyday
Celebrations at Lotus Rescue
Spectacles being handed out
A birthday celebration
Women's products being sold
Free health checkup
Women making handicrafts
Our products reach Japan
Teaching at Chanda Village School
Students start the day

CHANGING THE ‘KARMA OF THE LAND’

 
OUR VISION
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Create a more equal and compassionate society by educating and empowering 100,000 children and women by 2030.

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COMPASSION
CULTURE
CONTINUOUS
DEVELOPMENT
CHANGE OF
HEART
CHILDHOOD
COMMUNITY
CLARITY
CAREER
LOTUS RESCUES
MISSION

OUR ‘8C’ MISSION

Compassion


Our philosophy is to see change on the outside we must address what is inside. We take pride in developing children with a compassion-centric approach that addresses what is going on inside them as opposed to just the externals like classes and textbooks. We understand them emotionally and guide them through challenges and opportunities. This increases their motivation to learn and grow, and they perform better.




Culture


We go beyond lesson learning and undertake personality development so the children are well-mannered and sound in character.




Continuous development


Our involvement doesn’t end in the classroom. We monitor them outside the classroom as well; at homes, in the streets. We go where they are and ensure they are making good use of their abilities and not getting swayed by domestic trouble or other bad influences they may be susceptible to.




Change of heart


Our success measures are not class attendance, marks, or learnt knowledge. We measure our success by the visible, deeper and sustainable change of heart each child undergoes. Does he want to change? Does he want to rise above his family? Does he want a career? Does he want respect? These are the question we inspire them to live by.




Childhood


In addition to educational programs, we take care of various other facets that ensure the children have a childhood. We conduct birthday parties, take them on outings, conduct storytelling sessions, and much more.




Career


We inspire children and women to identify their skills and turn them into careers.




Clarity


We offer 100% clarity and transparency to donors about the ways in which their money has been utilized.




Community


Our larger goal is to give people a sense of community and belonging, from providing children with two proper meals a day to conversational interventions.





 

MEET THE LOTUS RESCUE TEAM

Biswajit Sinharoy

Proprietor of National Homoeo Laboratory

Dipendranath Banerjee

Former chairman of Terai Branch Indian Tea Association, former chairman of Indian Tea Research Association, former secretary of Agri Horticulture Society, Kolkata and board member of Howrah Homes School

Tavleen Akoi Gill

 

Director at Jim’s Jungle Retreat, Founder BālVeda - Ayurveda and Naturopathy

Kumkum Jalan

 

Educator, healer and social worker, she also started a school for the deaf in Kolkata

Sweta Agarwal

 

Social worker and healer

Priyanka Sen Karmakar

 

Director of Aditri Foundation and former owner of Brand Aid

Ruplekha Sinharoy

Founder of Lotus Rescue

Copyright of Lotus Rescue, 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Lotus Rescue Peace Education Culture Creativity Society, 339-T, Behala East Park, KP Mukherjee Road, Barisha, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700008 

Email: lotusrescue2013@gmail.com

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