The Hindi words Muskan Manzil mean ‘happy home’, and it is a destination of joy for child domestic workers who have experienced trauma and abuse. Rescued children are brought here and cared for until they are ready to be reunited with their families and reintegrated into the society. Inaugurated by Sr. Jeanne Devos, ICM on the 10th of February, 2010, this shelter home was originally built to accommodate the interstate migrant workers who migrate to Patna from the rural tribal areas of Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam and West Bengal.It is also an important point of contact to rescue and rehabilitate the child domestic workers and the children working in the Brick kiln sites on the banks of the Ganges.
Within the nurturing environment of the Muskan Manzil transit shelter home, the children receive medical care and trauma counseling and they are engaged in a range of activities:
- Daily Literacy Tutoring
- Computer Literacy Tutoring
- Tailoring and Embroidery
- Cultural Folk Arts
- Karate and Thaikom
Child Rights Training
- Child Rights, Participation and Child Parliament
- Picnic at the nearby park
Children who require extended care are admitted into schools and extended stay hostels. Our staff works to find sponsors who are willing to help with the education of these children.
Number of Children Served:
Between 2011 – 2015 : 48 children have been cared for at our shelter home and 40 children are enrolled in schools with education scholarships from well-wishers like the INTUC – Indian Trade Union Congress that has sponsored the education of 6 girls.
Muskan Manzil Transit Shelter Home,
Muskan Manzil, 104-105, Kulharia Palace,
Ashok Rajpath, Bankipur-PO, Patna – 4, Bihar