Home - Gokulam
A project to
give a happy home for orphan and destitute children -
minutes from Colombo, Sri Lanka, GOKULAM Children's Home is
the perfect haven for orphaned and destitute children. The
Home serves as a benchmark for service organizations around
the country. It's quality driven comprehensive care is a
demonstration of the high standards other institutions
strive to attain. There are 115 children sheltered in the
Home and out of them 35 have been affected by the Tsunami.
Founded in 1999,
Bhaktivedanta Children's Home - Gokulam began with twenty
three children from the Trincomalee district in East Sri
Lanka. The Home is maintained by our ISKCON center in
Eight caretakers, twelve
teachers and two cooks care for one hundred and fifteen
children of which thirty two are tsunami victims ranging
from ages two to seventeen.
Through loving care and
encouragement, the home teaches the children that they are
all brothers and sisters, regardless of their background,
ethnicity or history. Our approach is non-sectarian,
teaching the children to respect all religions.
When children arrive at the
Bhaktivedanta Children's Home, they are from poor background
and many suffer from malnutrition. It takes a great deal of
care to nurse these children back to good health which the
children's home is eager to provide.
The children are given
complete education with special attention given to each
child's needs. Twelve teachers work with the children to
give them the knowledge and skills needed to be successful
The school currently has
five computers with qualified teachers holding classes for
students aged six and older.
Each child is placed in a
class according to his/her skill level and the curriculum is
based on current standards of education as established by
the international school services.
Education would be not
complete without field trips. So the children go on picnics
to temples and to notable places of interest such as Kandy
on a regular basis.