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Care for those in need

A young orphan boy in Andhra Pradesh childrens home with a teddy bear
Sharing Hands cares for over 1,000 children and runs a home for widows who have been abandoned by there families.

Education is a high priorty with Sharing Hands and they have set up many Education Centres in Dalit villages where people are now receiving education for the first time. The word “Dalit” comes from the Sanskrit root dal- and means “broken, ground-down, downtrodden, or oppressed.”


Dalits number about 170 million people in India, constituting 17% of the population. That means that about one out of every six Indians are Dalit, yet due to their caste identity Dalits regularly face discrimination and violence which prevent them from enjoying the basic human rights and dignity promised to all citizens of India.

Mission

Rescuing Children.

The Sharing Hands Trust is a nationally registered organisation. It has been honoured with many great awards nationally and internationally for its untiring service to humanity. Sharing Hands has earned its place in the top 20 humanitarian aid organisations in India.

Education Centres

Sharing Hands has set up schools in many Dalit villages to educate the most underprivileged people groups in Indian society. There is no government funding involved and all finance is raised by donations from kind hearted sponsors or among the Christian churches in India.

Relief Work

Apart from caring for orphans, Sharing Hands has always been there to give a helping hand to those in need of it. It acted often as a first responder to natural disasters, like earthquakes, the tsunami, famines, floods and droughts etc.

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Clean Water Projects

A water hand pump at the Andhra Pradesh children's home
One of our priority projects is providing the children with clean water.

One of our priority projects is providing the children with clean water. In many of the places where we work, children do not have access to clean drinking water. Women and children spend many hours each day walking long distances to collect water and bring it back. Water-borne diseases lead to a multitude of serious health problems, many life-threatening. It's hard to believe that more often than not, the clean water that is desperately needed is right underneath them.

Many children collect water from open ponds which are contaminated with waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, and cholera. Providing a well and pump system will provide them with clean safe drinking water.It is estimated that around 37.7 million Indians are affected by waterborne diseases annually and that 1.5 million children are estimated to die of diarrhoea alone. Water quality is also affected by floods and droughts and can also arise from lack of awareness and education among users.

Fund-Raising

In Sharing Hands Ireland we have done much fund-raising, not only for the sponsorship of children, but also to support emergency relief work.

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Emergency Response

Sharing Hands has responded to many crisis situations in India, such as earthquakes, famines, floods, droughts and the tsunami, .

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Education

Sharing Hands has set up and continues to run many education centres throughout India, in villages and locations that have never had schools before.

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Helping the Children

This boy lives on the rubbish dump of Mumbai
This boy lives on the rubbish dumps of Mumbai.

This boy is one of 8 million children who don't get to school in India. He and others like him deal with difficult conditions, toxic substances, foul odors, stray animals, diseases and flies, and are looked down upon by other sections of society – these are just a few of the hazards and hardships the rag pickers and refuse salvagers who live and work on dumpsites of Mumbai must contend with daily.

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Assistance: a Helping Hand

Please contact us and find out what you can do to help. Everything helps, no matter how small you think it might be - So get involved!

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