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Goa struggling to meet needs of children through donations

GOA:  For the last 18 years, the orphanage Care and Compassion-Goa has been struggling to meet the needs of its children through donations. But the Pandemic has thrown up more unexpected challenges. The home, presently catering only to girls, has 10 inmates who are students of Classes IV to XII. With classes taking place online, the institute has only two smartphones available for the children to use, and at least six more are required to ensure that their learning continues unhindered.

The orphanage is already housed in a rented premises in Santa Cruz and, according to the administration, with all the overheads to meet, it does not have enough funds to invest in as many as six smartphones.

“We have been affected since the lockdown. Before the pandemic, people would come in with rations and also offer to pay the children’s school fees. But these people themselves have had financial problems since the pandemic. We have a house donated to us in Sarzora, but the repair work had to stop during the lockdown, so we have to continue to pay rent,” said director and founder trustee, Prince Aaron Golden.

The News24 Goa