SOCIETY OF THE HELPERS OF MARY
Ma-Niketan Society is a charitable Trust registered under the Societies registrations Act & The Public Trust Act. This Society was set up in the year 1972 by Late Mother Anna Huberta, Founder of the Society of the Helpers of Mary, for homeless unfortunate children who do not have the security & love of their parents. These children have been deprived of their familial love, affection & care. Ma-Niketan was possible with support of Shri Mafatlal Mehta, Diwaliben Mohanlal Mehta charitable Trust who was an instrument in giving birth to this home, by donating a piece of land in the year 1972.
Ma-Niketan means Mother’s House. The word Ma as we know is a word that is charged with meaning and sentiment of Love and care that every heart bows down to Ma-Niketan strives to fill the void for these little angels who have not known the security of such feeling. Ma-Niketan takes care of children, who are from the cesspool and slums from in and around Mumbai where poverty, lack of education and sanitation are more of a rule than of being an exception.
Lack of education and poverty also forces many adults to abandon their children, especially the girl child, at a very tender age. Such children find a home in the Ma-Niketan. We try to cater to their needs - intellectual, emotional, social and economical - and help them grow as mature and responsible citizens.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Ma-Niketan seeks to commit itself to listen and to love, to share and to care, to bring up all the children by giving them education, leadership skills, professional training, job opportunities and health and value education. It aims to concentrate on the education of the residents. Here we nurture them to blossom into mature women as they experience the love, warmth and the feeling of security.
As they complete their academic studies they are guided according to their talent and aptitude to take up future career. Some girls take up vocational training like General Nursing, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Paramedical one year nursing, Bachelor of Commerce, Computer training, Secretarial Course, Travel & Tourism, Fashion & Jewelry Designing, Hotel Management, Chartered accountant etc.
These girls are taught to care for the Nature and protect environment. Ma-Niketan believes in GO Green policy. Rainwater harvesting, planting trees and reducing waste is met successfully to safe guard Mother Earth.
Sisters manage the institution. Besides the academic studies Ma-Niketan takes care of children’s overall growth and development. Here the children learn Indian music, dance, singing, painting, stitching and embroideries, gardening, cooking etc. Regularly different games and competitions are organized to initiate growth and talents. These children grow with dignity and courage to face the world as responsible adults. Moreover we assist them to stand on their own feet for a better future and attain self-sufficiency in life.
Ma-Niketan has achieved countless blessings since its conception in 1972 during the span of 41 years. Over 5000 children have passed through this home. We are proud to state that many of our girls are working in India and abroad after the completion of their education. Many girls are settled in marriage.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
Ma Niketan wishes to impart vocational training to many of the girls and diversify their portfolio of achievements into Disaster management, Yoga trainers, dance trainers, choreographers, Puppeteers, Tailors (Fashion Designers), cooks, Art & crafts and so forth. Every child needs to be made independent in its life.
2nd Pokran Road
P. B. No. 197
Thane - 400 601
Telephone No. 21730876/21730877