Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, Kempegowda Int. Airport Foundation and Sparsha Trust to launch ‘Chinnara Dhama’

In a joint effort to provide care and support to children hailing from COVID-affected families, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, Kempegowda International Airport Foundation (KIAF) and Sparsha Trust have come together to launch Chinnara Dhama, an initiative to provide shelter and education to 300 girl children.
‘Chinnara Dhama’, in Kannada translates to “A Sanctuary for young children” and will be a residential and learning facility within the campus ‘Makkala Dhama’. While KIAF is the CSR arm of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), Sparsha Trust is a Bengaluru-based NGO that is working towards creating a safe space for vulnerable children by providing them with care, protection, and education.
Chinnara Dhama will be managed under KIAF’s flagship programme Namma Shikshana (Our Education). The initiative will provide safe and secure lodging facilities, as well as social and psychological support to girl children. It will provide access to quality education by enrolling the children at one of the BIAL-adopted schools. The children will also be provided with basic and vocational skills that are required to develop their social competencies.