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Welcome To Makkala Sahayavani

 Makkala Sahayavani Is the first Community initiative in India for protection of children and their rights, envisaged by the Bengaluru City Police.


About Makkala Sahayavani:

1449245624_80Established on December 30, 1997.

1449245624_80Merged with PARIHAR on December 30, 2007 for smooth administration.

1449245624_80Counseling for children with various problems.

1449245624_80Committed to the protection of children and their rights.

1449245624_80Community collective of institutions, individuals and the Bengaluru City Police.

1449245624_80Children living and working on the streets, victims of substance abuse, child labour, children living in slums and/or on pavements.

1449245624_80Children affected by physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse on the streets, at their homes, in their schools or colleges, or even in shelter homes..

1449245624_80To provide a platform for networking amongst organizations.

1449245624_80To provide a link and a support system which facilitates the rehabilitation of children in difficult circumstances.

1449245624_80To rescue children from being bonded labourers either as domestic help or at other various sectors (both girls and boys).

1449245624_80Children under stress due to examination fear, family conflicts, peer group pressure / conflicts etc.

1449245624_80Children abandoned by parents, guardians, relatives, missing and/or lost children.

1449245624_80To have a professional collaboration with other NGOs due to geographical reasons.

1449245624_80Missing and/or found children.

1449245624_80Physically disabled and/or mentally challenged children.

1449245624_80Physical harassment and/or violence within families.

1449245624_80Eve teasing / Ragging.

1449245624_80Children with Suicidal Tendencies

1449245624_80Child Labour at Hotel, factories, or other places of work

1449245624_80Sexual Abuse / Sexual Assault.

1449245624_80Parents seeking advice and/or information for their children with problems.

1449245624_80Educational sponsorship and/or medical expense.

1449245624_80Hostel / Short Stay  Facility.

1449245624_80Parents who want custody of children (only if the couple agree amiccibly)

1449245624_80Children seeking counseling with regard to conflict with alcoholic parents, discontinued schooling / school dropouts, difficulties in studies, love affair with opposite sex and/or involved in anti-social activities, delinquent, drug abuse, conflict with the public.

1449245624_80Problems with Institutions, management, school authorities teachers and/or friends.

1449245624_80Ill-treatment by stepmother, stepfather, parents and/or guardians.

1449245624_80Training and sensitization programs for police in Bengaluru City and in the districts of Karnataka on issues related to women and children’s rights and the proactive role of policing.

1449245624_80MSV carries out awareness and outreach programs at schools, slums and other communities.

1449245624_80MSV carries out child rights week every year in the month of November.

1449245624_80MSV counsells children and their parents when they lack mutual understanding when issues or crisis arise.

1449245624_80MSV helps to get medical support for children suffering from chronic illnesses through philanthropists and other networking agencies.

1449245624_80MSV works as a common platform for the MSW students from different Universities to create aware on child rights and child protection.

1449245624_80MSV networks with – Women and Child Department, Child Welfare Committee, Childline, & Other NGOs working with and for children.




Professional counsellors and Trained Volunteers attend to you, offer a helping hand, listen to your problems, and guide you towards meaningful action to regain normalcy.


Police Support

MSV rescues & provides police protection to any child who might be in a distress situation.



MSV has a dedicated vehicle which is available on-call 24/7. Following a call request for a rescue operation, this van will reach the rescue spot with a team comprising of a MSV counsellor, a plain-clothes constable (female-constable if it’s a rescue of a girl child), Labour Department Officers, and SJPU Police Officers. Collectively the team will do the needful for a successful rescue operation.


Medical Assistance

MSV is networking with Government and Private Hospitals that assist in providing medical aid for the victims when necessary.


Children Home

MSV provides shelter facility at government children homes through CWC (Child Welfare Committee) when a child is in need of shelter, care and protection.


Legal Service

MSV works along with other child welfare organizations / associations to ensure justice for children who might have conflict with the legal system



MSV provides and guides children who need help with their schooling, vocational training, and skill development too.


Awareness Program

MSV conducts awareness programmes at schools (for all standards) and colleges (II PUC) on topics like Child Rights, Child Safety, and Child Protection. MSV also does school counseling for the convenience of the children, as some of them may not be able to call Makkala Sahayavani TollFree number or get themselves to the MSV office.


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