Mizpah Founders (Mr & Mrs Mohan Das)

Unlike in the civilised societies, the caste system still strongly prevails in rural India, resulting in discrimination of the lower and out caste of the community. These people hardly ever get a chance to move up on the social ladder because of chronic suppression by the higher castes and classes. The dalit and low caste children from parents without any job or income are being left to fend for themselves. These children who live with the least care are exposed to violence, battering and dangerous occupations and thus face early death.


About Mizpah Home.

The Managing Trustee Mr.Mohandass and his wife Jennifer were involved in a social Organization as a childcare coordinator and warden from 1992, which was caring for children in the category mentioned above for nine years. These children were from the streets, sexually exploited, battered, abused or rescued from child labour. 20-30% of prostitution in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai are children below the age of 15. According to a survey done in Bangalore in 1999 approximately 15 - 20 children arrive in the city in search of job or better future.


Mr.Mohandassís background:

I was brought up in an orphanage where I learned to read and write. There I also learned to put my trust in Jesus forsaking the lords and gods of Hinduism. It was at the Orphanage that I felt a deep desire to work for the upliftment of the poor and neglected children in society. I decided that if I were given an opportunity to work with the underprivileged children I would do all I can to make their lives easier and happier than mine was. My opportunity came in 1992.


In January 2000 Mohandass and Jennifer with their past experience and skills in childcare realized the vision to commence a new home for the less fortunate children in the Nilgiris. Based on their past personal experience the Mizpah Home started with six orphan/destitute tribal girls from the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This was in response to the desperate request of a Buddhist Lama. This Buddhist monk knew of the involvement of Mohandass and Jennifer in childcare and had great confidence in their capability.







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