gwalior childrens charity - sponsor a child in india




(Regd. Charity No 1063694)

snehalaya the home with love  

children at snehalaya that need sponsors

sponsor a child in india - Mohit

"I need a sponsor!"

 Mohit is 13 year old boy with friendly and smiling face, came to us in Sept. 06 for respite care but his parents never returned, abandoned him. He is physically challenged with Arthogryphosis, mentally challenged and has speech difficulties too. He is good in mimicry, asks every one 'how r youee'. He likes to run , hence keeps falling and is often covered with bruises on his face but he battle on. He is happy family member of cottage 5.

Sponsor A Child In India

Your support can change a childs life!

 Little breaks a heart faster than a child's smile. It may be a smile of anticipation...a smile of pure joy...a smile of longing ... a smile that says "thank you" (’Dhan’yavada ’ in Hindi ) that means much more than words in any language.

 In "Snehalaya" there are more than 63 (the number grows daily) smiling faces. These are the children that have escaped the hard, menial, and monotonous future of living on the streets of India...and have come to a place where they are treated with dignity and all their needs are met.

 "Snehalaya", meaning "the home with love" in Hindi, is a care home for disabled children, homeless women and the aged, where they live together as a family in individual cottages, with aims to help make them independent and live with dignity.

 It is our aim for Snehalaya to become completely self sufficient. We have drilled bore holes to provide fresh drinking water, cultivated 15 acres of land and we rear dairy cows and poultry to provide food. We are making good progress but we are a long way off from being 100% self-sufficient, with electricity production being our biggest and most costly hurdle.



 The Gwalior Children's Charity does not receive any government support from India, despite operating in one of it's poorest and most needy areas. Because of this we rely solely on donations from around the world.

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All running costs are met thorugh the kindness of our donors. Nothing is deducted for administration costs with 100% of funds going directly to help the children.



In order for us to process your application to work with GCC and associated charities in India, it is necessary for you to complete the following form and send it along with your Gift Aid donation as deposit or full payment for your placement. Once we have received these details, we shall make the arrangements for your stay. Please note that places are not guaranteed until declaration and deposit are received.

Please fill out the fields in the form below, then click submit. We will receive your completed declaration form and get back to you. If you prefer you can download the declaration form here. To read more about volunteering please visit the volunteers page. Required fields are marked with **

Personal Details

I would like to work for Gwalior Children’s Charity (formerly known as Gwalior Childrens Hospital) as a Volunteer in India and have completed the following details, so that my travel to Gwalior and stay in Gwalior may be arranged.

My name is **

My address is **

My telephone no. is **

My email address is **

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My qualifications are :

My experience is :
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I would like to work in :
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 Rural health clinics/mobile hospital
 School- Main stream/special need group
 Orphanages for disabled children (Blind/Deaf/Dumb/ Spastic/Sick/Profound learning disabilities)
 Hospice for children with HIV and other terminal illnesses

Any other areas of interest :

I would like to participate in training and education of local staff and community, especially in the following areas and on the following topics :

Travel Requirements

My preferred dates of travel are

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... and I wish to stay in Gwalior

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I would like GCC to make necessary travel and accommodation arrangements :

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 No I will make my own travel arrangements

I would like to upgrade my travel itinerary and am willing to pay extra cost :

 Yes I would like to upgrade and am willing to pay extra
 No I would like the standard travel itinerary

My preferred airline is :

My preferred accommodation is :

 Guest House (B&B)
 Hotel 3* plus

In addition to my Volunteering programme I would like to visit :

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I understand that I am responsible for organising my own visa, medical and travel insurance. I shall pay for my expenses and help the charity by fund raising and publicising its work and needs. I shall not hold GCC responsible for any of my expenses incurred or make any claims from GCC for any thing whatsoever.   **

Choose whether to pay your donation online with a credit card or by sending a cheque. Please choose below and enter the references for the one you choose...

OPTION 1 (send a cheque)

I have sent a cheque for £ as gift aid donations made payable to "Gwalior Childrens Charity" voluntarily to help.

 I am U.K. tax payer and the charity may claim tax on my donations from Inland Revenue
  I am not a U.K. tax payer.

The cheque no. is   

(Please post the cheque to the following address : Gwalior Childrens Hospital, c/o 14, Magdalene Road, Walsall, West Midlands. WS1 3TA)

OPTION 2 (send online donation)

I have paid my donations on line through my credit card  

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Medical Declarations...

I suffer with the following medical conditions :

I take the following medications as prescribed :

My GP is :

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  **I allow GCC and its authorised representatives to contact my GP and or my family in case of any emergency if required.

  **I have completed and understood the above and sent my donation.

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Click the submit button to send your completed application form to Gwalior Childrens Charity:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any queries or to discuss further details. Please note all information provided will be treated in strict confidence and will not be disclosed to anyone except to authorised persons of the charity or if necessary only for your welfare and interest to provide any medical care in India, if required.

 The 2011 Souvenir book is available to read online and for download, with all the latest news about Snehalaya and Gwalior Childrens Charity.

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  The Gwalior Children's Charity does not receive any government support from India, despite operating in one of it's poorest and most needy areas. Because of this we rely solely on donations from around the world.

donate now

All running costs are met thorugh the kindness of our donors. Nothing is deducted for administration costs with 100% of funds going directly to help the children.

 The Gwalior Children's Charity raises money to help poor and destitute people in Gwalior, India. Although our main focus is on the children of Gwalior, our work also extends to women and the elderly.

     Women and children at Snehalaya

 Our projects aim to give the children of Gwalior, and where possible their families, independence by providing the skills, education and healthcare required to break their cycle of poverty and live a better life.

new school at Snehalaya childrens home

 New School
The school will provide education for residents of Snehalaya with special needs plus 500 children from surrounding villages. This is one of the important services provided free of charge, with the help of GCC supporters.

Give A Smile...
?15 Provides a years supply of school materials for 1 child

?40 Provides 3 mths of food, shelter and education for a destitute child.

?100 Provides life saving vaccinations for 100 children

?250 Provides a months supply of clean drinking water at Snehalaya.

?400 Provides a months supply of electricity to Snehalaya.

?1500 Provides accomodation for life for 1 disabled child

?2500 Provides complete care and accomodation for 1 disabled child.



Gwalior  Childrens  Charity (Regd. Charity No. 1063694),  &  Snehalaya Trust , 14,Magdalene Road, Walsall, West Midlands. WS1 3TA (U.K.)
Tel:+44(0)1922 629842   Fax. 01922 616316                                                Email: