A small charity making a big impact

Our charity helps fund a boarding school for 300 girls who have been abandoned by their families or are from severely disadvantaged backgrounds.

What we do

We provide financial support to PUSS (Palli Unnayan Seva Samiti), an organisation which provides care and education for children living in poverty.

We also help support the work of SOCH (Society for children), which rescues runaway children from the railways of India and provides support and rehabilitation to adolescents with troubled lives.

We do this with fundraising events and with support from our wonderful regular and one-off donors.

We cannot provide the support we do without help .
Every penny we raise goes to the children.

Who we are

Friends of the children of Orissa is a Registered Charity, set up in 1992 to support a school for destitute children in Orissa (now officially known as Odisha) which is one of India’s poorest states.


PUSS provides safe accommodation, food and education for girls aged between 4 and 18. Many of the children live at the school full time although there are some who travel to school on a bus from local slums.

Society for Children (SOCH) is a non-profit organisation which has teams at Bhubaneswar, Berhampur and Puri Railway Stations, they also have a rehabilitation centre which is used to provide counselling, support and training for addicted and other troubled children.

Will you help Aanya and her friends get the education and love they deserve?

Help provide care and education for children living in poverty.

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

Mother Teresa