(100% goes to the charity)
- 20,120km cycled of 22,000km
- £19,450 raised of £22k goal
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Having witnessed the determination of the support workers and surrogate parents on a previous visit, we want to endorse that commitment with a small gesture of our own. Through your sponsorship, we plan to fund a Solar PV and Solar Thermal system to replace a dirty coal burner for this established and life saving charity.
Implement sustainable solar energy in one of the most polluted part of the world.
Release vital funds for children’s health, welfare and education giving them a brighter future
Founded in 1995 by Didi Ananda Kalika, the Lotus Children’s Centre has been up and running for over 20 years. Didi (which means Sister), who trained with Ananda Marga as a yoga and meditation teacher, came to Mongolia in the early 90’s to teach and was immediately moved by the plight of the children on the streets of Ulaanbaatar. Starting from a single apartment Lotus has grown to having housed, fed, cared for and educated hundreds of children. The age of the children in their care today ranges from a few months old up to 18 years.
From providing basic care for abused, abandoned or orphaned children, Lotus now focuses on providing a good education, independence and life skills training to secondary school children as well as continuing to provide primary care. In Mongolia family links are very important in growing-up and becoming an adult. These links are used to find work and accommodation, to fund university and for every kind of support. Orphans in Mongolia receive very little support from the government after turning 18. Lotus focuses on ensuring that the children who have lived in care since they were babies have the best chance at life, so they endeavour to support them into young adulthood, much like a normal family.