“Kutumb” is the Hindi translation of the word Family. Kutumb was started in Varanasi in 2002 by the couple Dr. Ashish and Ms. Puja to attend to slum children and children abandoned at the railway station by giving them a sense of family and belonging.
The organisation initially began with a goal to nurture underprivileged children. However, over the years they realized that children can be nurtured best in a family setting. Therefore, Kutumb is also dedicated to strengthening all units of marginalized & underprivileged families. Since women empowerment is strongly correlated with child development, it is also an indispensable part of the NGO’s initiatives.
At present our efforts are guided in three major areas:
A brief glimpse into LIFE @Kutumb
Kutumb has been a blessing in terms of both teachers and students. I want to work in the Polytechnic sector in the future. Through Kutumb, I got the opportunity to distribute 300 COVID-19 safety kits to nearby villages.
I want to be a dancer or a sports teacher when I grow up. I love playing sports, especially rugby. I also love taking part in the dance classes here in Kutumb. The kids and teachers here at Kutumb are very warm and nice.
I got to know more about Kutumb through the medicine counters setup by the organization. More than me, my parents are happy with me being a part of Kutumb. I wish to be an electrical engineer when I grow up.