Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage

The year 1900 saw a severe plague ravage the city of Mumbai and parts of the Stateof Gujarat, claiming innumerable lives. The wife of then Governor of Mumbai, Lady Northcote, with the help of some affluent businessmen, started the Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage (LNHO) to provide shelter to the children orphaned during the catastrophe.

The original trustees had a provision that the children be provided excellent quality training and education, along with spiritual values. However, over the years the standards and the facilities deteriorated. In the late 1980s, the trustees requested Radhanath Swami to bring the orphanage into modern times and provide a spiritual revival. In 2005, LNHO was shifted to GEV to provide a serene atmosphere for the children.

To live a life of responsibility and dignity, a holistic training model has been developed. Unlike the modern-day emphasis on only academic training, the LNHO educational curriculum also includes training in vocational skills, spiritual qualities, and physical wellbeing.

  • Interactive teaching methods
  • Students are trained in taking notes, rapid reading, writing and study
  • Special tuitions for mathematics and science
  • Periodical exams
  • Home Schooling
  • Annual educational tours

LNHO today caters to about 60 underprivileged rural children, none of whose parents have ever gone through a system of formal education. Over the past many years every single student has cleared the standard X board examinations (as per the Maharashtra State Board of Education) with more than 50 per cent of students scoring well above distinction. The school has also produced many athletes who have won awards in traditional games like wrestling and kho-kho.

For more information about LNHO please download our case study here.

Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage

Summary of Welfare Activity Report

Monthly Activity Report – Nov 18