The Lotus Children's Centre Charitable Trust
The Lotus Children's Centre Charitable Trust is dedicated to providing care, accommodation support and education to orphaned, abused, and abandoned children in Mongolia. The Lotus Children's Centre was set up in 1993 by Australian Didi Kalika, who started simply by giving food and basic medical care to children living on the streeets of Ulaanbaatar. She soon realised that more was needed, and with the help of friends built a small home for the children in the ger district of Yarmag, on the outskirts of the capital. Harsh economic conditions in Mongolia resulted in more babies and children being abandoned, and the project grew. In 1997 Didi founded a kindergarten, and this was then followed by The Lotus Primary School. Since then Lotus has cared for and educated up to 150 children at any one time, in small family units each looked after by a housemother. As the children have grown up there has been an increasing emphasis on vocational training programmes to prepare them for adulthood. Lotus also runs a Guesthouse in Ulaanbaatar staffed almost exclusively by ex-Lotus children, which not only provides employment as the older children leave school, but also generates profits which contribute towards the running costs of the Centre. In 2009 Didi Kalika was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to the street children of Mongolia.
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Aruna Rajulu

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Dear friends,

Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts for the Mongol Rally! All the money that you donate via this page will go directly to the Lotus Children’s Centre, a Mongolian non-profit, non-government organisation working with vulnerable children and families to provide the basic human rights of shelter, food and education. 

Thank you for your contribution!

Aruna, Sebastien, Renée and Will

Recent donors

13.07.12 Stock up on pivo!

29.05.12 Donation of funds from the garage sale!

03.04.12 Funds raised at our March 22 fundraiser. Thanks everyone!


22.03.12 Congratulations on a great initiative. I could not make your fundraising event but would like to contribute to your cause.



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