(100% goes to the charity)
- 22,000km cycled of 22,000km
- £30,261 raised of £22k goal
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THE PLAN at Lotus
Having witnessed the love and determination of those working at Lotus on a previous visit, we will support their commitment with a gesture of our own. Through your donations, we plan to fund a Solar PV and Solar Thermal system to replace a dirty coal burner for this established and life saving charity.
Develop sustainable solar energy nearby the world’s most polluted city. We will make a statement to all, near and far, of what our planet needs.
Release vital funds for children’s health, welfare and education. Together let’s give them a brighter future.
Founded in 1995 by Didi Ananda Kalika, the Lotus Children’s Centre has been up and running for over 20 years. Didi (meaning ‘Sister’) trained with Ananda Marga as a yoga and meditation teacher. She came to Mongolia in the early 90’s to teach, and was immediately moved by the plight of the children on the streets of Ulaanbaatar. Starting from a single apartment, Lotus has grown and now has housed, fed, cared for and educated hundreds of children. The age of the children in the centre today care today ranges from a few months old up to 18 years.
Initially Lotus provided the most basic care for abused, abandoned or orphaned children. Now Lotus targets a good education, independence and life skills training to secondary school children, as well as continuing to provide primary care. In Mongolia family links are all important in growing-up and becoming an adult. These links are used to find work and accommodation, to fund university and for every kind of support. Orphans in Mongolia receive next to no help from the government after turning 18. Lotus focuses on ensuring that the children, who have lived in care since they were babies, have the best chance at life. Lotus endeavours to support them into young adulthood, much like a normal family.