Aralu - Belaku 

Project Brief: The project is envisaged to bring overall development in the target group of children through rehabilitation, education, skill development including learning, training and production for self-sustenance - residential home for orphans and street kids
Project Type: Child Home (description)
Primary Focus: orphans (description)

Secondary Focus: children of dalits/tribals

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Chicago
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Ranjita Radhakrishna
Project Partner(s): Meril K.T
Other Contacts: Tata Venkata
Project Address: , c/o K.T. Meril, Jerusalem Colony,behind Jerusalem Colony,Bidar,
Tel: 91-08482-224160
Stewarding Chapter: Chicago
Jan 2024ChicagoUSD 7606
Apr 2023ChicagoUSD 7723
Oct 2022ChicagoUSD 7405
Oct 2021ChicagoUSD 7094
Aug 2021ChicagoUSD 799
Aug 2021ChicagoUSD 8202
Aug 2020ChicagoUSD 6303
Nov 2019ChicagoUSD 15252
Aug 2019NYC/NJUSD 11341
Jul 2018ChicagoUSD 21562
Dec 2017NYC/NJUSD 11127
May 2017ChicagoUSD 11111
Nov 2016NYC/NJUSD 7770
Jul 2016ChicagoUSD 660
May 2016ChicagoUSD 10774
Dec 2015NYC/NJUSD 6570
May 2015ChicagoUSD 7181
Oct 2014ChicagoUSD 6772
May 2014ChicagoUSD 6897
Nov 2013ChicagoUSD 0
Nov 2013ChicagoUSD 5227
Mar 2013ChicagoUSD 6144
Dec 2012ChicagoUSD 6255
May 2012ChicagoUSD 4877
Oct 2011ChicagoUSD 6092
Jul 2011ChicagoUSD 6807
May 2011ChicagoUSD 3398
May 2011ChicagoUSD 3428
Jun 2010ChicagoUSD 6786
Dec 2009ChicagoUSD 2829
Sep 2009ChicagoUSD 2752
Jul 2009ChicagoUSD 2671
Jun 2009NYC/NJUSD 351
May 2009Work an HourUSD 656
Mar 2009ChicagoUSD 2548
Mar 2009ChicagoUSD 4047
Jan 2009Work an HourUSD 2655
Aug 2008Work an HourUSD 3106
Jun 2008ChicagoUSD 2240
Jun 2008Work an HourUSD 3086
Apr 2008Work an HourUSD 3303
Jan 2008ChicagoUSD 3346
Aug 2007ChicagoUSD 3241
Apr 2007ChicagoUSD 6093
Mar 2007ChicagoUSD 3014
Dec 2006ChicagoUSD 5130
Nov 2006SeattleUSD 5020
Dec 2005SeattleUSD 4800

Total = $272051

Dec 2023 Belaku ( community based education support) draft budget 2023-2024.XLSX
Dec 2023 Virtual Visit Aralu Belaku 3.31.23.pdf
Mar 2023 Belaku - Project Quantification (V1.2).pdf
Mar 2023 Belaku Budget Proposal - Apr 2023 to Mar 2024
Mar 2023 Site Visit Report
Feb 2023 Belaku Budget Proposal - Apr 2023 to Sep 2023
Sep 2022 Belaku Budget - Apr 2022 to Mar 2023
Sep 2021 Meeting Minutes_Aralu
Sep 2021 ASHA Belaku Budget Jul 2021-Mar 2022
Sep 2021 Meeting Minutes_Aralu
Jul 2021 ASHA Belaku Budget Apr2021-June-2021
Jul 2021 ASHA Belaku Budget Apr2021-June-2021
Jul 2021 Virtual Site Visit - July 2021
Aug 2020 Aralu-Belaku-Budget-2020-2021
Aug 2020 Aralu-Belaku-Conference-call-with-project-partner
Nov 2019 Voting_AraluBelaku_PPC
Jun 2019 Aralu Belaku Budget 2019-2020
Jun 2019 Aralu Belaku PPC consolidated audit report
Jun 2019 Aralu Belaku Input Metrics
Jun 2019 Aralu Belaku Site visit report - 2019
Apr 2018 Aralu Belaku Budget 2018-2019
Apr 2018 Aralu Belaku Budget poll results 2018-2019
Nov 2017 Aralu Belaku site visit-2017
Nov 2017 AraluSiteVisit_Amulya_Nov2017
Apr 2017 Aralu Belaku Budget Proposal 2017-2018
Mar 2017 Aralu Belaku Budget Poll Results 2017-2018
Jun 2016 Kitchen Roof Budget Proposal
Jun 2016 Poll results for the funding of the kitchen roof
Apr 2016 Aralu Belaku Budget Proposal 2016-2017
Apr 2016 Aralu Belaku Budget Poll 2016-2017
Jan 2016 Belaku-SiteVisit-Jan2016
Oct 2015 Aralu Belaku Update 2015
Sep 2015 Aralu-Belaku-2015-WAH-Proposal
Apr 2015 Aralu - Belaku Budget 2015-16
Apr 2015 Aralu - Belaku Budget Votes 2015-16
Apr 2015 Aralu - Belaku Budget Votes 2015-16
Apr 2014 Aralu_Belaku_2014-15_Budget
Apr 2014 Aralu_Belaku_2014_Budget_Votes
Dec 2013 Belaku-Audit-Report-2014
Nov 2013 Aralu Belaku Site Visit Report 2013
Nov 2013 Aralu Belaku Site Visit Report 2013 - PDF
Mar 2013 Belaku_2013-14_Budget_Vote
Dec 2012 Belaku 2013-14 Budget Proposal
Dec 2012 Belaku_June_2013_Progress Report
Jul 2011 REMOVE - Modified (WAH) Budget 2011-2012
Jul 2011 Annual Report 2010
Jul 2011 Belaku_budget_2011_for_WAH
Jul 2011 Aralu_Belaku-2011_to_2012_(1)_modified.xls
Jun 2011 Annual Report 2008-2009
Jun 2011 Site_Report_June2010_(modified).doc
Jun 2011 REMOVE - Aralu Belaku Budget-2011 to 2012
Apr 2011 Aralu_Belaku_WAH_Poll_Results
Jan 2011 REMOVE - Draft Budget File for Belaku 2011-2012
Jan 2011 Aralu Organisational Profile
Jun 2010 REMOVE - Site visit June 2010
Jun 2010 Aralu-Belaku Approved budget 2010-11
Oct 2009 Computer Projext Report
Oct 2009 Food Expenses
Oct 2009 Food Expenses
Aug 2009 Computer Center Repost
May 2009 Approved rural science community center proposal
May 2009 Aralu's involvement in Bidar
Apr 2009 Computer_Aided_Learning_Proposal
Mar 2009 2009-10 approved budget
Mar 2009 Approved budget for kitchen renovation
Mar 2009 Approved budget for gate for 2009
Mar 2009 QuarterlyReport-Mar09
Mar 2009 Daily necessities expense
Mar 2009 Fuel expense
Mar 2009 Food Expenses
Jan 2009 Site visit 2009
Oct 2008 July-Sept 2008 expense report
Sep 2008 Annual report 2007-08
Sep 2008 Audited financials 2007-08
Aug 2008 Belaku children class breakdown
Jul 2008 2008-09 Budget II
Jun 2008 April-June 2008 warden report
Jun 2008 Toilet repair proposal 2008
May 2008 Feedback from 2008 sitevisit
Mar 2008 Asha Hyderabad site visit
Mar 2008 2008-09 Budget
Feb 2008 Conference call 2008
Jan 2008 Jan 2008 Conference call
Dec 2007 Life of children in residential home
Jun 2007 WAH 2007 proposal
Apr 2007 2006 funds utilization
Apr 2007 2006-07 Progress report
Mar 2007 Jan07-Mar07 Budget
Mar 2007 Apr07-Mar08 budget
Mar 2007 2007-08 budget discussion
Feb 2007 Conference calls Feb 2007
Feb 2007 Education statistics
Jan 2007 Site visit 2007
Sep 2006 Budget 2006
Sep 2006 September Conference Call
Apr 2006 Conference call April 2006
Feb 2006 Teacher training workshop Feb 2006
Jan 2006 Annual report 2005
Jun 2005 Site Visit Report
Jun 2005 site visit june 2005 photos
Jan 2005 Budget Estimates 2005
Dec 2004 Financial Report 2003-2004
Jun 2004 Annual Report 2003-2004
Apr 2004 Site Visit Report
Apr 2004 Photos
Sep 2003 Site Visit Report
May 2003 Annual Report 2002-2003
Apr 2003 Financial Report 2002-2003
Mar 2003 Aralu schooling statistics 02-03
May 2002 Financial Report 2001-2002
Feb 2002 Site Visit Report
Nov 2001 Revised Belaku Budget
Sep 2001 Socio Economic Conditions in Bidar
Sep 2001 FAQ From Meril
Jan 2001 Initial Belaku Proposal
Oct 2000 Site Visit Report
Asha Chicago supports the operational expenses of the Belaku home. This is a residential center for orhpans and street kids in villages outside Bidar. The students nurtured, nourished and motivated to join mainstream schooling and thereby strive to grow up to be productive citizens.

Currently, Asha supports 20 children who live in the residential home. The ratio of girls to boys is approximately 2:1. The age of the children is in the range of 7 - 18. The funding from Asha Chicago for the Belaku Center supports food, health care, daily living expenses, cost of their education, field trips, etc. The children study in nearby government schools.

Asha Chicago also provides financial support to have staff at the residential home. Currently, there is a warden who lives in the residential home, along with two cooks. Since most of the children are first generation learners and come to the residential home at a very young age, a tuition teacher comes every evening for a few hours to help the children with their studies.

The children are screened and selected by Aralu. The focus is on kids who end up on the street or become child labourers under varied circumstances such as
1. due to the death of their parents and lack of a good caring guardian,
2. one or more parents have abandoned them to seek work elsewhere

The philosophy behind the residential home is that in the absence of the environment provided to these children in the residential home, they would be deprived of education, would not be able to have a positive future and might become victims of problems such as child labour.

The center also has a plantation and dairy farm that is being nurtured by the children and staff and serves as a long term sustained support for them.

The children who now live and learn in this center named "Prashanti-Kutir" are slowly taking steps with the love and support of Aralu's staff to develop into confident individuals in the future.
Bidar district of Karnataka is declared as a drought prone area. The basic necessities of life like food, water, shelter and fodder for cattle are scarce. Working children, orhpans, abandoned children will be identified for rehabilitation.

The program plans to provide food and a home for these children. The program will help the children develop as independent self confident individuals with guidance given for capacity building, child rights and education.
ARALU, is a secular, non-profit, Non-political non-governmental voluntary welfare organisation registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act of 1960 and also registered under foreign contribution regulation act 1976. They operate in the backward and drought prone areas of the Bidar district. Long term objectives include integrated rural development, social and environmental awareness, education facilities, and develop depressed sections of the society. Their activities include education of children, child rights education, self help groups for the mahila sangha, watershed and agricultural development program.