In 1990, Mr. Amit Kumar Banerjee and Ms. Lata Pande founded Social Action for Manpower Creation (SAMPARC). At that time, they recognized the need in their community for an organization that would empower all children as equals. SAMPARC was formed with the purpose of giving a new identity to orphans, the children of sex workers, and other destitute children.
For the past 25 years, SAMPARC has focused on the rehabilitation, care, education, and overall development of orphans and other disadvantaged children. SAMPARC runs a vocational training center for school dropouts, teaching them skills for future employment. SAMPARC also empowers women with self-help groups, family counseling, and training. The organization has a significant footprint in Maharashtra.
We are so excited to welcome two SAMPARC children’s homes to the Miracle family: Balgram Poynad & Balgram Shel Pimpalgaon.
Established in the year 2000, Balgram Shel Pimpalgaon is located about an hour away from Pune on a beautiful, serene campus. This children’s home was started to provide a nurturing family environment for orphaned and disadvantaged children in the nearby communities. Balgram Shel Pimpalgaon is a loving home to 55 boys between the ages of 6-16.
All the children attend the local district schools, and the boys are encouraged to continue with higher education according to their capabilities and interests. Over the past couple of years, several boys have enrolled in intensive programs like graphic animation, nursing, and business.
Dynamic and confident, these boys are expert tabla and harmonium players. Many of them are enrolled in music classes to further develop and practice their skills. In addition to being musically talented, they are also enthusiastic sports fans! They actively participate in local sports competitions and love to play cricket with each other.
We will provide the children at Balgram Shel Pimpalgaon clean water, nutritious food, high-quality healthcare, regular vaccinations, and life skills education. In addition, we will help the home hire an expert social worker, who can provide guidance and counseling to the children and housemothers.
Welcome to the Miracle family, Balgram Shel Pimpalgaon!