About Us

Welcome to Junoon Foundation, where our passion is to transform lives through education. Since our establishment in 2018, we’ve been on a mission to create a safe haven for homeless children in Mumbai, ensuring they not only receive an education but also recognize their immense potential. We believe every child deserves a chance at a brighter future.

Currently supporting around 100 students across 4 locations in Mumbai, we bridge the gap between education and those who need it the most. Our commitment goes beyond the classroom, providing daily meals, health check-ups, and essential groceries to foster holistic well-being.

As we celebrate our journey since 2018, Junoon Foundation invites you to join us in making a difference. Explore our initiatives, impact stories, and discover how you can contribute to empowering underprivileged children. Thank you for being part of our ongoing mission.

 

The Problem

In a bustling metropolitan city, a pressing issue looms as thousands of children endure a life marked by deprivation within shanties, devoid of even the most fundamental amenities. These young souls find themselves shouldering the weight of familial responsibilities, toiling as both breadwinners and caretakers in their households. Their days are spent laboring strenuously in garbage dumps, engaging in begging, or peddling wares on the streets. Trapped in this cycle, they encounter not only the harshness of their circumstances but also the stigma of societal ostracization, inflicting a profound toll on their fragile mental well-being and holistic growth. Inhabitants of unclean and perilous surroundings, they become susceptible to heinous offenses such as kidnapping and physical abuse. Despite harboring immense potential, the pursuit of education remains a distant dream for these marginalized children, pushed to the sidelines of a society that fails to recognize their inherent worth and promise. Urgent and comprehensive intervention is imperative to uplift these young lives from the abyss of neglect, granting them the opportunity to flourish and manifest their capabilities, and ultimately breaking the chains that bind them to an unrelenting cycle of adversity.

Our Programs - Education & Beyond

 

At Junoon Foundation, we go beyond traditional education. Our comprehensive programs are designed to nurture not only academic excellence but also physical well-being, life skills, and creativity.

Our Programs:

  1. Education for All: We believe education is a passport to a brighter future. Our School Admission program ensures that every child has access to formal education, equipping them with knowledge and confidence to face the world.

  2. Health and Wellness: A healthy body is the foundation of a healthy mind. Our Health Check-up program ensures regular health assessments, and our Grocery Drives provide essential nutritional support.

  3. Empowerment through Documentation: We empower families by assisting them in obtaining necessary documents for official purposes, ensuring their access to government schemes and services.

  4. Holistic Development: We believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals. Our Extracurricular program includes Annual Events, Field Trips, and Skill Training Workshops that spark creativity, curiosity, and confidence.

Health & Nutrition
Daily Classes & School Admission
Education
Skill Training workshop, Field Trips and Events
Extra-Curriculars

Impact

  • School admission – Over 60 children have been given the opportunity to attend school, transforming their lives and paving the way for a brighter future.
  • Improved Health and Hygiene – Regular health check ups have impacted the attendance of the children in class as they don’t fall sick often. Also it has given us a sense of seasonal infections that these children have and that helps us stay prepared with the necessary aid
  • Outstanding Academic Performance -10 students excelled in their class the academic year 2022-23, with 3 of them receiving scholarships from their school in recognition of their outstanding achievements.
  • More Open to learning from their environment – Empower students through workshops, events, and field trips, fostering skill development, self-discovery, and career exploration. By engaging with the community and their surroundings, students gain a deeper understanding of the world and build confidence through hands-on experiences. These activities shape their talents, interests, and future aspirations.

 

Our Team

Haimanti Sen

We create an environment that shapes these children’s minds, and builds their awareness of the various skills they can practise and arts they can pursue. By being in an environment they feel safe, cared for and comfortable in, the children learn to open up and eventually trust themselves, and others. By giving them all equal attention and keeping the learning fun, we ensure appropriate guidance and nurture while keeping their inquisitive minds continuously fed.

Founder

Rubai Sen

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The feeling of compassion is absolutely unselfish. The desire for making a difference in lives and helping them realise their own potential got me thinking of a way to reach out to such lives who were waiting for some hope and respect.This is exactly what I want to do through “Junoon”.
To kindle that hope, desire and dignity of life in these children.

Board Member

Nipuna Oberoi

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I became a part of Junoon because for many years we have lived for ourselves, but now the realisation has dawned on me,that one should do something for the underpriviledged children of the society. Seeing the poverty and living conditions of underpriviledged children. Through Junoon I would like to work for their betterment.

Board Member

Krutarth Upadhyay

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I am an environmentalist. I work for the betterment of the society offering them cleaner solutions. The major problem today is that our population doesn’t know the importance of conserving the environment. The rate at which the environment is being damaged might soon be irreversible and so we at Junoon envision to inculcate these values into children at a very tender age in order to have a generation that values the gifts of nature and understands the recyclable judicious use of our resources.

Board Member

Kate Colaco

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Happiness comes from sharing.We all have a lifetime of opportunities to do something for the society, however, there are people who urgently need help right now. As you read this, there are children across India who need urgent access to food, shelter, education, and care.
You can give as much or as little as you want, but each small effort can bring in a smile to a person, which is priceless. Junoon may not be able to bring about a humungous change, but we can certainly bring in a hope for a few.
 
 
 

Board Member

Yash Razdan

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To build a strong society, we must strengthen the communities around us, and the only way to strengthen the faith in the communities is by creating networks of support within those communities to create a buffer for our most vulnerable. Junoon aims to do exactly that, using rigorous ground work combined with meticulous planning. we aim to create a safety net to ensure a better future for not only our children, but for our community as a whole.

Board Member

Your help will make a massive impact!