Achievements throughout the journey that motivated us to double efforts
We started the construction of our New School and Skill Center building at Kanabargi, Belagavi. The proposed building will help 500+ underprivileged children to continue their education and 2000+ underprivileged women and girls to learn skills. Also, provide skills training to thousands of underprivileged girls and women.
One of our dream projects 100 Bed Charitable Hospital. The Bhoomi Pooja of the Hospital site main building was performed by noted architect and founder of Bhumiputra Architect, Shri. Alok Shetty. The construction has been started and is intended to completed within 2 years to provide free healthcare service to needy.
In 2022, Mahesh Foundation got its second school bus from ICICI Foundation. As the number of children increased in this academic year, Mahesh Foundation was facing the challenge of transportation of 100+ underprivileged from their location to school. This was solved with the help of ICICI Foundation
In 2022, Linde Plc generously donated Mahesh Foundation's first school bus. This likely helped solve transportation issues for underprivileged kids due to higher numbers in school. Good transport is crucial for their education. It's nice to see companies like Linde Plc supporting these children's education.
We have provided separate facilities for boys and girls in the same premises. But, the Child Welfare Department has directed all the CCIs in India to maintain separate premises for the boys & girls. So, we have decided to construct new separate premises for girls for their accommodation.
Deccan Herald an English Daily recognized the service and mission of the foundation in the last decade. They awarded the founder among the 20 Changemakers in 2020 to look upon. Deccan Herald has provided a platform to know the work of the Mahesh Foundation in national and international reader’s communities
Children home was shifted to the new hostel with all the facilities that children need. This care home has separate accommodation for boys and girls. It ensures safe accommodation, nutrition, education, and healthcare to HIV infected children as well as the same amount of love and affection
The founder Mr. Mahesh Jadhav got an opportunity to speak on the INK platform. He presented the condition of HIV people and the stigma they face in society. He spoke about his journey and how he started the Mahesh Foundation. It was a golden opportunity to present his thoughts to the global community
Construction of new premises was started in Kanabargi
Construction of new premises was started in Kanabargi. After unsuccessful attempts to procure land for construction of a care home and school. Finally, the founder and his family donated their ancestral property as a charity for the construction. The construction took more than 2 years to complete
Mahesh Foundation was recognized as a FIT institution by the Government of Karnataka
Mahesh Foundation's remarkable achievement was recognized by the Government of Karnataka when it was designated as a FIT institution. Despite operating in limited space, the foundation's dedication led to this recognition after thorough deliberations in the Karnataka Assembly.
A livelihood program Aadhar Mahila Udyog was started by Mahesh Foundation to create a livelihood for the underprivileged. This program has directly and positively impacted the lives of over 1500 families. Mahesh Foundation trains women to become skillful.
Mahesh Foundation started the Aadhar Vidya Program to ensure the educational rights of the underprivileged children. Mahesh Foundation has supported over 8000 children. Most of the children have completed their education and are in different professions
Karnataka state award for child welfare
Every year, the Government of Karnataka recognizes the services of individuals and institutions that contribute to the welfare of deprived children of society. In the year 2014, the government recognized Mahesh Foundation and honoured the state award in Child Welfare
Mahesh Foundation got associated with Miracle Foundation
Mahesh Foundation is associated with Miracle Foundation, a non-profit supporting the underprivileged children around the world. Miracle Foundation has been supporting capacity building and children care for the past 7 years.
Mahesh Foundation started a new program Aadhar Village. Through this initiative, Mahesh Foundation adopted two slums and built houses for the slum dwellers providing basic infrastructure like houses, sustainable solar energy, etc.
Children were thrown out of school for being infected with HIV
Mahesh Foundation experienced an inhuman incident that happened with the children. For being HIV positive, the children were thrown out of the class by the teacher. This became national news and the teacher was suspended for her shameful act and the children were readmitted to the school.
More than 50 children joined Mahesh foundation at New Rented place in Ramteerth Nagar.
For more than 50 children, the care home became small and there was a need for a larger space. Hence, it was shifted from the founder’s house to a rented house in Ramteerth Nagar. Because of the stigma attached to HIV, many people refused to give house for rent but after struggling for a long time, successfully shifted to a rented house.
Legally adopted first child (HIV Infected) and gave him love, food and shelter.
Mahesh Foundation started adopting the children and the first child was enrolled to care home. Within a few months, the number of children was increased from 1 to 55. The founder and his family started taking care of the children at their expenses. Looking at this, many individuals started joining hands with Mahesh Foundation., a local media from Belgaum recognized the selfless service of the founder Mr. Mahesh Jadhav and honoured him with the Person of the Year in the year 2011.
Person of the year by All about Belgaum.
All About Belgaum, a local media from Belgaum recognized the selfless service of the founder Mr. Mahesh Jadhav and honoured him with the Person of the Year in the year 2011.
Registration of NGO, (Mahesh foundation gets legal recognition)
Mahesh Foundation became a registered NGO. Initially, the care home started functioning in the founder’s house. Completing all the necessary paperwork and procedures Mahesh Foundation became eligible to adopt the children. The Mahesh Foundation decided to adopt HIV infected children who are orphans or abandoned by their relatives.
Met a 4 year child that instilled an idea to Mahesh Foundation
Founder Mr. Mahesh Jadhav found a 4-year-old boy who was on deathbed. He was pained to see the condition of the child and with the doctors’ permission, he took the child to his home, and with proper care, the child recovered soon. The child refused to go to a government care home and started living with Mahesh’s family.