“IF YOU THINK IN TERMS OF A YEAR, PLANT A SEED;
IF IN TERMS OF TEN YEARS, PLANT TREES; IF IN TERMS OF 100 YEARS, TEACH THE PEOPLE”
– CONFUCIUS (PHILOSOPHER, 551 BC-479 BC)
The House of Opportunity Programme is a network of family-type houses for young people leaving institutions for children deprived of parental care. The programme has been developing since 2013 and is based on advanced practices from India adapted to the environment and needs of the young people in Odisha.
House of Opportunity Programme aims at breaking the cycle of abandonment by helping young people brought up in institutional care to gain skills for independent living in order to become dignified and contributing members of our society.
Every house in the programme offers young people 2 years of residential care and support in:
Finding and keeping a suitable job;
Managing of personal finances;
Development of social skills and skills for building positive and sustainable relationships;
Adaptation to independent living;
Ongoing support after leaving the programme;
The programme has a total capacity of 30 Dist for young people. Sabuja Patrika is working to establish further houses in Odisha.
"Education is not Preparation for Life; Education is Life Itself"
The Sabuja Patrika was established to provide Protection,Education and Empowerment for Women and Children worldwide. We at the Sabuja Patrika believe that education is the key to change and prosperity and the reason why our major investments will be in education. Our education program includes: Child Care Centers, Charter Schools from Kinder to High School. Ariston International University located in Chicago Illinois will offer Four-Year Degrees in the most sought after disciplines of IT Technology, BIOINFORMATICS, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY with ENERGY, ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT and LEADERSHIP. Our pay-it-forward program will allow our members to volunteer and share their education and experience with new participants of the Sabuja Patrika programs worldwide. The Ariston University Learning Model is a “Distance Learning Center” where a professor is teaching in real-time to University Based classrooms located in various countries.
Protection, Education, Empowerment= change
We at the Sabuj Patrika believe in the values of morals, ethics, integrity. All of our programme has a total capacity of 30 Dist for young people. Sabuja Patrika is working to establish further houses in Odisha.
With the help of committed volunteers from the local communities House of Opportunity offers the young people a family-like environment. Our teams use various methods of work with the residents such as mentoring, specialized educational programmes, team work and individual development work, informal teaching and more.
OSPBP’s fundamental method of work is build a network of partnerships with key institutions, businesses, volunteers and other stakeholders, aiming to bring all resources available together and to maximize the outcomes on both the local and national level.
“WANT TO GET INVOLVED?”
For more information about the House of Opportunity and how you can get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.
“WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?”
Nearly 8000 children are placed in specialized institutions across Bulgaria in 2010 according to official Social Support Agency statistics. The state as a legal guardian bares responsibility for them until they become 18.
in the Chicago Campus
What happens when abandoned children become adults?
When they become 18 (or when they graduate from secondary school), young people from institutions have to take their lives in their own hands. The state has no legal obligation to continue to support them in any way. The institutional care system in India has an insufficient capacity to prepare them for this step. Thus they end up unable to:
look for a job and adapt to working environment;
manage a household;
manage their finances;
build positive relationships;
This makes these young people very vulnerable. Girls as well as a great number of boys are easily brought to prostitution, international human trafficking networks, sex trade, etc. Begging, crime and other abusive behaviours become the only way to survive for many, destroying the individual and our society.